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    Sticky: Poll: LOL! It happens. This just supports my notion...

    LOL! It happens. This just supports my notion that it is not so much the brand of equipment that matters to the contractor, but the distributor of the brand of equipment.
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    Sticky: Poll: How about Rheem? Do you like Rheem?

    How about Rheem? Do you like Rheem?
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    Sticky: Poll: The distributor makes the most difference.

    The distributor makes the most difference.
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    Sticky: Poll: You do realize that these two brands are exactly...

    You do realize that these two brands are exactly the same and that Consumer Reports is a useless measure of quality...don't you?
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    Sticky: Poll: Try AHRI numbers 4814229 and 5198251

    Try AHRI numbers 4814229 and 5198251
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    Sticky: Poll: What capacity?

    What capacity?
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    Sticky: Poll: I tried, but I just don't understand what you are...

    I tried, but I just don't understand what you are saying here.
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    Sticky: Poll: Being one who has actually worked with engineers...

    Being one who has actually worked with engineers at various OEM's over the decades, I can say that most equipment is manufactured with quality in mind. The main reason for quality issues is when the...
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    Sticky: Poll: I don't see any AHRI ratings for this Kermit...

    I don't see any AHRI ratings for this Kermit condenser.
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    Sticky: Poll: Because American Standard is so much better than...

    Because American Standard is so much better than Trane? LOL!
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    Sticky: Poll: The difference between Armstrong and AirEase or...

    The difference between Armstrong and AirEase or Concord and Ducane is strictly the difference between the distributors that are repping those brands.
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    Sticky: Poll: I don't see many references to the Allied Air...

    I don't see many references to the Allied Air brands such as Armstrong. Like the sister company, Lennox, Allied Air brands have been pretty much redesigned over the past two years. Anyone have any...
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    Sticky: Poll: So, basically, all Nordyne products. Did you deal...

    So, basically, all Nordyne products. Did you deal with US Supply when they were a Gibson distributor?
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    Sticky: Poll: Well advertized name brands are easier to sell...

    Well advertized name brands are easier to sell for companies that rely only on brand rather than on selling themselves. As a contractor, I mostly installed underdog brands based on the fact that my...
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    Sticky: Poll: Why would you make such a blatantly false...

    Why would you make such a blatantly false statement that is so easily verified as being completely wrong? Here is York's warranties, which apply to all JCI residential products;

    Affinity™ Series...
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    Sticky: Poll: What brand only gives a one year warranty on...

    What brand only gives a one year warranty on microchannel coils? Even commercial units using microchannel coils usually have a 5 year warranty on the coils.
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    Sticky: Poll: Could be different in different areas of the...

    Could be different in different areas of the country.
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    Sticky: Poll: That's pretty interesting since the Allied Air...

    That's pretty interesting since the Allied Air brands of Lennox International are usually more expensive to the distributors. I rep Armstrong and Concord and we cannot compete with Lennox in our...
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    Sticky: Poll: I will check to see if they changed their policy....

    I will check to see if they changed their policy. As of 16 months ago, components had to be AHRI matching and Rheem manufactured. On the distribution side, I got caught up with this issue with two...
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    Sticky: Poll: If you ever have an issue with any Rheem product...

    If you ever have an issue with any Rheem product that requires a Rheem Manufacturing rep to get involved, no warranty will be valid unless all AHRI required components are manufactured by Rheem.
    ...
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    Sticky: Poll: Check with Rheem Manufacturing about warranties...

    Check with Rheem Manufacturing about warranties on Rheem branded equipment used with 3rd party coils. Even if they are AHRI rated, Rheem does not accept their usage.
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    Sticky: Poll: See, now we are all learning. Now, look at my...

    See, now we are all learning.

    Now, look at my tag line a little differently and you may also understand that the double entendre is deliberate. My tag line is both my theological point of veiw as...
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    Sticky: Poll: As one who understands that there really is not...

    As one who understands that there really is not much difference in comparable models of different brands, I do believe that we should all feel that the brand we deal with is the best. After all, the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Interesting, you have opinions with no support...

    Interesting, you have opinions with no support for them, make comments without content and think you have some sort of right to critique what others do.

    Pretty much, I am able to learn nothing...
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    Sticky: Poll: Well, I knew there was no answer to the...

    Well, I knew there was no answer to the Trane/American Standard question because they are exactly the same, other than some cosmetics.

    My tag is actually a play on words. I use the NIV because it...
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    Sticky: Poll: Irrelevent. Answer my question.

    Irrelevent. Answer my question.
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    Sticky: Poll: Significant? Really? Tell us what is...

    Significant? Really? Tell us what is significantly different between Trane and American Standard. Remember, nonfunctioning parts are not significant.
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    Sticky: Poll: It doesn't make any difference at the dealer...

    It doesn't make any difference at the dealer level. But it does make a difference at the distributor level. At the distributor level, more dealers can be set up in any given area selling Rheem...
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    Sticky: Poll: Marketshare. The same as all of the JCI brands,...

    Marketshare. The same as all of the JCI brands, York, Coleman and Luxaire are exactly the same. Just as Goodman and Amana Distinctions and a thousand privately labeled brands are exactly the same. As...
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    Sticky: Poll: Pretty much any brand can point to some...

    Pretty much any brand can point to some publication or another claiming that brand to be the best. If marketing hype is all we are looking for, those sources are great for selling equipment.

    For...
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    Sticky: Poll: That poll is not very well depictive of everyone...

    That poll is not very well depictive of everyone who posted. The poll was closed out long before all posts were made.

    Also, this thread only depicts what brands those persons who post on H-Talk...
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    Sticky: Poll: This is an interesting combination only for the...

    This is an interesting combination only for the fact that these two brands do have different installation and operation parameters. How many times do the reversing valve controls get wired wrong?
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    Sticky: Poll: May I assume that everyone following this thread...

    May I assume that everyone following this thread gets the message that it's all basically the same stuff and that someone prefers every brand? It should be obvious by now that the best brand for a...
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    Sticky: Poll: Most Lennox parts can be bought from a Johnstone...

    Most Lennox parts can be bought from a Johnstone Supply or any Allied Air brand distributor.
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    Sticky: Poll: Let's face it, the best brand to sell is one that...

    Let's face it, the best brand to sell is one that has Copeland compressors, UT, Honeywell or White Rogers controls, American brand components manufactured either in China or Mexico and are painted...
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    Sticky: Poll: OK, I've got a couple of new favorite brands;...

    OK, I've got a couple of new favorite brands; Armstrong and Concord

    These are now the best brands in my area because these are the brands the company I work for now reps....:cheers:
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    Sticky: Poll: I am hearing really good things about Armstrong...

    I am hearing really good things about Armstrong and other Allied products. They seem to be a lot easier to work with than some of the other brands.
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    Sticky: Poll: I have to say that having worked with the...

    I have to say that having worked with the Rheem/Ruud lines recently, I am not impressed with the way some of the issues are being addressed by the manufacturer.
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    Sticky: Poll: You are correct. R22 condensing units are...

    You are correct. R22 condensing units are basically a part replacement and if you replace a coil for a R22 system you actually buy a R410 coil and convert it to R22 by changing the metering device.
    ...
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    Sticky: Poll: It's all a matter of timing. I remember when I...

    It's all a matter of timing. I remember when I was a Carrier dealer and we would only use Superior coils on Carrier systems.
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    Sticky: Poll: It was Bob! He just didn't have time to put...

    It was Bob! He just didn't have time to put another b on the other cheek so that when you bent over it spelled his name....

    .).. (
    (BoB)
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    Sticky: Poll: See there! It isn't the brand, it's the...

    See there! It isn't the brand, it's the installation.
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    Sticky: Poll: There was about a year where the louvers were too...

    There was about a year where the louvers were too close to the coils and damaged the fins, but that has been resolved. I agree with the stripped out screws, but not a bad enough issue to hate the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Amana was only ever sold to Goodman.

    Amana was only ever sold to Goodman.
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    Sticky: Poll: Yea, it's kinda easy to not very much like John...

    Yea, it's kinda easy to not very much like John Goodman (not the actor) for the way he has been behaving lately. Of course, John Goodman (not the actor) has not had anything to do with Goodman HVAC...
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    Sticky: Poll: So, with Goodman being the most installed...

    So, with Goodman being the most installed residential brand, how do you react to when you are needed to service a Goodman system? Do you inform the consumer that you "hate" their units?
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    Sticky: Poll: Don't know if you can vote more then once, but...

    Don't know if you can vote more then once, but you can put down as many brands as you want when you vote.

    Someone should have specified this.....:whistle:
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    Sticky: Poll: May I assume that you guys are only putting down...

    May I assume that you guys are only putting down your top brand and not all brands that you sell? I just don't see some of the lower costing lines not having a lot more votes.
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