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  1. Can I just say, hire a pro!! If you are thinking...

    Can I just say, hire a pro!! If you are thinking 8x18 for a 5 ton system, you are thinking wrong and don't know what you are doing! Get someone that does know?! That's about half what you need and...
  2. 407621 There you go, just imagine a goodman...

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    There you go, just imagine a goodman condenser sitting behind that mess. Why, a lot of work, for what?

    Condenser would be sitting at the top of the picture. Sorry, no pictures before...
  3. Thanks for reply but definitely not the issue....

    Thanks for reply but definitely not the issue. System in Chicago, top of 4 story building, behind a fence, with no gate, "nobody's ever going to have to get back there, right?", about one foot from...
  4. Maybe post pics tomorrow, at least of the part...

    Maybe post pics tomorrow, at least of the part that I cut out. Still on the van.
  5. Missing service valves. If I had pictures would be in Wall of Shame.

    Just wondering if anyone has run into this before. Had a service call today to go install new service valves on a Goodman condenser. No problem, figured leaky service valves right. No, valves...
  6. Sorry, but you bought your own equipment and then...

    Sorry, but you bought your own equipment and then hired someone else to install it? You will have a hard time pointing fingers. Can't blame seller, they only provide what is asked for, can't blame...
  7. Tape measure, basic idea of structure, stud...

    Tape measure, basic idea of structure, stud finder (important), small rods saved from crappy horsehair filters cut at an angle, used as spotter bits. Leave a hole about 1/16 of an inch, if unsure,...
  8. I would have the wiring looked at first. Number...

    I would have the wiring looked at first. Number one is the fact that it should definitely be stranded and not solid-core wire. Recently, we had a mitsubishi class and they are starting to recommend...
  9. Why are you thinking about moving in this...

    Why are you thinking about moving in this direction? Most try to move the other way. Installation is hard, backbreaking, head busting work most of the time. I have a helper, and he doesn't say much!...
  10. Think I would spend my time and money on...

    Think I would spend my time and money on insulating and draft-sealing the room. Converted porch will never be comfortable unless these issues are addressed first, especially with that amount of...
  11. Sounds like a concentric kit, and with the size...

    Sounds like a concentric kit, and with the size of furnace you have, if it is 120,000 btu, 2 1/4" would be too small for the exhaust, or the intake, probably 2" id, 2 1/2" od, best guess is what you...
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    Have to agree, took me about 4 years to move from...

    Have to agree, took me about 4 years to move from installer helper to installer, about another month or two to quit worrying about the next days install, what am I doing tomorrow? Few more months to...
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    I Agree, 90% furnaces do add to the difficulty...

    I Agree, 90% furnaces do add to the difficulty level. However, we should stand behind what is told to the customer. If you are telling the customer their heat exchanger is cracked, make sure, they...
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    A cracked heat exchanger is easy to spot, when it...

    A cracked heat exchanger is easy to spot, when it is not inside of the furnace, inside of the furnace, it can be a b***h. If they are sure it is cracked, they would accept your challenge, otherwise,...
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    Second visual inspection, if you trust this...

    Second visual inspection, if you trust this company, good, agree to a new heat exchanger, new furnace contingent upon the fact that they can show you the crack once they remove the heat exchanger or...
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    This truely was the most informative class that...

    This truely was the most informative class that my employer has sent me to. Told me where to look for cracks on every type of heat exchanger, made me feel confident that if there is a crack, I will...
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    Yeah, got the asterisk, won't get yelled at any...

    Yeah, got the asterisk, won't get yelled at any longer.:yes:
    Sorry applied awhile ago, didn't know it was approved until tonight!
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    One thing I noticed not yet addressed in the...

    One thing I noticed not yet addressed in the thread yet but in the original post is the addition of a bathroom in this former garage. Is there a shower in the bathroom? If so does it have a properly...
  19. I know I am not vetted to post in the AOP...

    I know I am not vetted to post in the AOP section, so I am not posting advice, but did none of you notice this line from the OP. "110 outside.
    Unit only runs during cheap electric rate time .....7pm...
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    Oh 2sac, I feel your pain! Residential Hvac in...

    Oh 2sac, I feel your pain! Residential Hvac in Chicago. How can such a large city have no real requirements to install this stuff in this city, of course there are requirements but not for the people...
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    Fluke 561R on sale at Sears

    If you were in the market for a IR thermometer, I just picked up a fluke 561R at sears for $123.05, regular price $179.99, I believe. It also came with the Fluke voltage tester, small pocket style....
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    Woohoo, Guess I got it made since I can and do...

    Woohoo,

    Guess I got it made since I can and do both. I agree, it is a different mindset and you truly have to slow down and pay attention to do the service side properly. I think problem is a lot...
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    Oh, by the way tiger man, I guess, we should...

    Oh, by the way tiger man,

    I guess, we should meet, so that you can retract your statement. I always fix my own, and other peoples as well. I am the guy that is sent out to work on the owners...
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    Once again Tiger man, Your area, your...

    Once again Tiger man,

    Your area, your experience! Around here after the fifth service tech, I wish I was kidding, goes out and does not fix the problem, they send out one of the top installers and...
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    Jrmech, Not trying to disagree with you but...

    Jrmech,

    Not trying to disagree with you but that is how it is in where you are at, however, in my neck of the woods, some of the best service techs that I have met prefer install. Not everyone...
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