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    this is through wood, not drywall.

    this is through wood, not drywall.
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    except two of the places I've been to so far...

    except two of the places I've been to so far didnt have any idea so I didnt even know if such a thing existed.
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    4" PVC pipe escutcheons?

    I'm cleaning up some carpentry my bankrupt furnace installer did two years ago.

    What are you folks using to finish off 4" PVC pipes through walls/ceilings? Any PVC pipe escutcheons?

    I found...
  4. http://www.auxipump.com/

    http://www.auxipump.com/
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    Sounds like a thread that should be in General...

    Sounds like a thread that should be in General Discussion. Since its not HVAC...

    "The best units for 240/120V service have 6 modes of protection. Any whole-home surge protector should comply with...
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    certainly hope you have waivers for filming on...

    certainly hope you have waivers for filming on private property.
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    I've never read any objective on a resume that...

    I've never read any objective on a resume that made me want to call the applicant for an interview.

    The resume is what gets you the interview if you are cold calling. Your resume has to make you...
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    Just about any resume service should tell you...

    Just about any resume service should tell you that potential employers are much more interested in what you contributed to the companies you worked for rather than your goals or work history.
    ...
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    Sears and KMart are now the same company. 'nuff...

    Sears and KMart are now the same company. 'nuff said.
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    get a dishwasher tailpiece and drain it into a...

    get a dishwasher tailpiece and drain it into a sink trap.
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    well, at least with the condensate pump there...

    well, at least with the condensate pump there would have been a check valve.

    doesnt prevent gas issues but at least prevents backflow.
  12. if you are really considering "working for free"...

    if you are really considering "working for free" for a company I'd advise you seek the advice of an employment law attorney for your state. There could be major implications and liabilities that...
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    I wonder if it was even legal there to drain to...

    I wonder if it was even legal there to drain to the sewer. Wonder if it met code or passed inspection.

    Can you say air gap?
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    Sorry, but that is just part of the business, any...

    Sorry, but that is just part of the business, any business that involves sales. The stereo sales guy at the local store can spend a few hours walking a potential customer through what an ideal...
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    I cant agree with that. I've seen too many long...

    I cant agree with that. I've seen too many long established (decades+) companies that do just as bad work as a "new" company.
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    Unfortunately, this is one drawback to the new...

    Unfortunately, this is one drawback to the new rules imposed on this site. There are so many things that a homeowner can suggest about installs, but our tongues are tied in the AOP forums.

    The...
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    hmm, I'd be careful about doing any work to...

    hmm, I'd be careful about doing any work to anything they installed -- its a good way for them to claim you voided their warranty.
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    I had some "pros" (and listed on the mfg's...

    I had some "pros" (and listed on the mfg's website) installing a 90% furnace. They cut two 4" holes for 3" PVC in my 8" rim joists, which goes against all standard guidelines (no more than 33%). ...
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    unfortunately, at least in my experience, this...

    unfortunately, at least in my experience, this industry suffers from more than a "one bad apple" situation. Seems like at least half of the apples are bad.
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    I smell a lawyer

    I smell a lawyer
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    Stellar789:Leaking Vent Cap/Pipe

    re http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=966192



    If it were my house, I'd go with a reputable roofing company to at least come out and see what's going on. Get a couple estimates if you...
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    Newnan huh. Progressive by any chance? I...

    Newnan huh. Progressive by any chance?

    I think modulating usually means more comfortable, not necessarily less expensive.

    I have an RGJF with the TST550 series thermostat.

    Any followup to...
  23. drained to crawlspace, yuk, bad move. Have you...

    drained to crawlspace, yuk, bad move.

    Have you considered installing some kind of sump then pumping it out?

    Have you talked to a plumber? Does code allow you to drain the condensate to your...
  24. Is the installing company not answering your...

    Is the installing company not answering your questions satisfactorily?
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    unfortunately, this is where homeowner's advice...

    unfortunately, this is where homeowner's advice (non pro * member) could be beneficial, but the rules dont allow it.
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    Any chance its anitfreeze? Long life antifreeze...

    Any chance its anitfreeze? Long life antifreeze is usually a rusty/orange color.
  27. Have you checked the installation manual about...

    Have you checked the installation manual about proper sizing of the exhaust vent piping?
  28. have you thought about making sure that they...

    have you thought about making sure that they provide an invoice (even when covered under warranty) that details what they did (eg removed PVC shavings from intake vent plumbing, cleaned PVC shavings...
  29. Thread: P-TRAP ?

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    what do you believe is the purpose of a trap on...

    what do you believe is the purpose of a trap on an air handler? knowing this may answer your question.
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    Have you read page 12 of the install manual? ...

    Have you read page 12 of the install manual? From manual for Goodman GMVC95.

    DRAIN PAN
    A drain pan must be provided if the furnace is installed above a conditioned area. The drain pan must cover...
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    Who would be responsible if, as you say, your...

    Who would be responsible if, as you say, your local code does not require a full size emergency pan? Could this be used to find that the contractor fulfilled their "legal" obligation, even though...
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    re used existing vent: Have you checked in the...

    re used existing vent: Have you checked in the installation manual that the venting is in compliance with the mfg's specs for venting?

    Have you thought about posting some pics of the furnace...
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    Would you just want something that passes local...

    Would you just want something that passes local code, or something that was installed following the mfg's guidelines/best practices wherever possible? Is it possible that local codes may only be...
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    oopsies

    oopsies
  35. Have you researched yet to find if proper duct...

    Have you researched yet to find if proper duct work is just as important as the furnace?

    If you are thinking about adding AC later, are there differences when designing a heat only duct system...
  36. cant address your specific warranty issues, but...

    cant address your specific warranty issues, but it does seem obvious that many companies (not just HVAC) are still living in the "pre-internet" days, believing that one upset customer cant really...
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    don't forget those lien waivers (even from...

    don't forget those lien waivers (even from suppliers) before signing!
  38. If you were buying a new car, how many places...

    If you were buying a new car, how many places would you shop?

    If you were buying a new car, and the dealer wanted you to sign a contract without even listing the make/model or any details of the...
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    sorry guy but its all a crapshoot. Seems like...

    sorry guy but its all a crapshoot.

    Seems like just about anyone can set themselves up as an HVAC company and stay in the business for years even when its obvious their work is substandard.
    ...
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    Like you learning how to fix equipment at your...

    Like you learning how to fix equipment at your customer's expense.
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    maybe you should fess up.

    maybe you should fess up.
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    Remember to get your lien waivers before work...

    Remember to get your lien waivers before work begins, including waivers from all your contractor's suppliers.
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    or Swampbuster drain cleaner ...

    or Swampbuster drain cleaner

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TV-Swamp-Buster-Drain-Cleaner-Universal-Pump-/350367989413
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    ever tried something like a manual bilge pump if...

    ever tried something like a manual bilge pump if you could find one that pushes and pulls?

    Or maybe something like this:
    http://www.sportsstuff.com/dyn_prod.php?p=SPT57-1004&k=68024
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    If I remember correctly, the fabric tape commonly...

    If I remember correctly, the fabric tape commonly referred to these days as "duct tape" was created for the military, primarily to seal ammo boxes. I think the grunts nicknamed it "duck tape" since...
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    well, finally got on the roof to take care of...

    well, finally got on the roof to take care of this. Been waiting for a cooler day than mid 90s, and with the remnants of Lee coming through thought it was a good time.

    Found that the HVAC...
  47. I would imagine there can be significant...

    I would imagine there can be significant differences between US codes and Canadian codes and guidelines.
  48. Thread: Tires Online

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    I've used TireRack a couple times. You can have...

    I've used TireRack a couple times. You can have the tires delivered to a local installing affiliate so you dont have to have them shipped to you then carry them to another shop.

    I also like...
  49. okay, well that makes a little more sense. I was...

    okay, well that makes a little more sense. I was only thinking of actual pipes (ie vent stacks, etc.) coming through and not additional things such as wire chases, etc..

    Maybe on a two+ story...
  50. wow, those seem to be more for industrial. Would...

    wow, those seem to be more for industrial. Would anyone need 4/5 vents in one location for a house?

    Looks like maybe the portal line would be a bit more practical.
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