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    Yes certain segments like to negotiate the price...

    Yes certain segments like to negotiate the price after you are done. Not all have accents but all seem to have ties to about 4 0r 5 lands.
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    Carrier have anything out over 80% that they have...

    Carrier have anything out over 80% that they have not been having problems with in the last decade?! sheesh!
    Man they must be making one H of a lot of dealers look bad in the last few years.
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    Can't think of any tales I have been told at the...

    Can't think of any tales I have been told at the moment. Like everyone I get my share of mystery calls that are working when I get there, client says they change filter monthly, then I see one packed...
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    I have run into breakers on occasion that went...

    I have run into breakers on occasion that went bad. They were tripping for no logical reason and doing nothing more than replacing it solved the issue. It's rare but it does happen.
  5. I agree. It's always nice to see the end result....

    I agree. It's always nice to see the end result. Had one guy here a couple weeks ago milking this board for days about a new installation and never had the courtesy to follow up on what he finally...
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    Had a house where the wizard home inspector said...

    Had a house where the wizard home inspector said all was well. Furnace in garage heating bed and bath above garage.All return from filter grille on side of furnace in open garage. Poor new owner...
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    If you can do baseboard do it! Zones even, Best...

    If you can do baseboard do it! Zones even, Best of all worlds. That said, if you are already wondering about the cost I am betting you'll go and get a new furnace.
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    Blocked Drain Sensor – an industry first that...

    Blocked Drain Sensor
    – an industry first that senses a blocked drain and
    shuts off
    the furnace. A unique diagnostic code alerts the service technician when this occurs,
    saving valuable time and...
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    I don't know if I have once pre primed a trap on...

    I don't know if I have once pre primed a trap on any 90's I have installed and never had a problem on startup.I think one of the newer Ruuds I installed did do a shutdown and restart once with the...
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    Spanky lives.

    Spanky lives.
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    Is this a 90% plus 15 years old or so? I am...

    Is this a 90% plus 15 years old or so? I am trying to find info to see if it's like one I pulled that was doing the same thing. I can dig up a pic. Had one hole in hx about 3/8 inch
  12. answered in post 5!

    answered in post 5!
  13. 14 inch cabinet may only leave about 9 inches of...

    14 inch cabinet may only leave about 9 inches of opening once you deduct a couple inches each side for the pan. A 1/2 ton larger coil will probably pull more water out and may even provide more air...
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    Sounds like an opening in that heat exchanger for...

    Sounds like an opening in that heat exchanger for sure. Flame change when the blower starts is usually a giveaway, especially when it's not showing on all the burners
  15. Remember that thermostats should really be...

    Remember that thermostats should really be mounted well below where you usually find them. I see at most one per year mounted at the correct height.
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    Have a common drain from ac coil and tee furnace...

    Have a common drain from ac coil and tee furnace drain into it. This has caused some furnace pressure switch trips though.
    hmm I don't doubt it but have to clear my mind and think about this and...
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    OP still has not said if it changes only after...

    OP still has not said if it changes only after the main blower turns on. That would answer a lot.
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    I'd probably also oversize the grille a bit for...

    I'd probably also oversize the grille a bit for noise.
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    why is it ok to sell modulatind variable furnaces...

    why is it ok to sell modulatind variable furnaces in place of 80%ers without second thoughts but a modcon boiler is a p.o.s.?

    I don't sell those either. I'll use the example of my house north of...
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    I figured the hot air leaking out coil drain...

    I figured the hot air leaking out coil drain would heat pipe going outside.
    Did it work?
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    Just relaying what clients have told me. Most say...

    Just relaying what clients have told me. Most say they wish they had not done one.
  22. Tell him the only way you can do it is by...

    Tell him the only way you can do it is by chopping the ceiling below and perhaps some joists as well. He can get a nice access panel for future service..
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    I checked into this issue once where I would have...

    I checked into this issue once where I would have done something similar. We know the problem is that drip by drip it freezes. What I thought of doing was using a condensate pump and dumping it into...
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    That's like replacing a 170 limit with a 200 to...

    That's like replacing a 170 limit with a 200 to solve the problem. You're gonna do what you're gonna do and it's your call. Just curious, does this pressure begin to change when the furnace blower...
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    Thanks,

    Thanks,
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    I installed three the client bought. All had an...

    I installed three the client bought. All had an extra wire I could use for C. I told the guy that figuring it out he was on his own. So far so good for heat I guess. We'll see what happens this...
  27. Looks very restrictive to me

    Looks very restrictive to me
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    CI boiler, standing pilot, damper because it's...

    CI boiler, standing pilot, damper because it's required. All you need for hot water heat. Anyone who sells or buys that mod con crap is only fooling themselves. Between first cost, and repairs they...
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    Not all that rare around me. If he replaced it...

    Not all that rare around me. If he replaced it with another new cast iron boiler there would be little diff in the heating or fuel use. I'd be looking for another cause of that high monthly bill
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    I don't know. She called him and he said he was...

    I don't know. She called him and he said he was coming out to look. I left.
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    That will help get you in some serious trouble...

    That will help get you in some serious trouble should something go wrong. Do you really want to allow the manufacturer, distributor,original installer and who knows else be able to freely wash their...
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    Can't say I ever saw a b vent cap on a pvc vent...

    Can't say I ever saw a b vent cap on a pvc vent but........it's probably been on there since day one.
  33. If it's electric heat you may have an element not...

    If it's electric heat you may have an element not working, maybe two. I don't know what you have but most repairs on electric heat are usually not all that involved or expensive.
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    No. It seems the water heater draft hood was...

    No. It seems the water heater draft hood was making up for some of the smashed liner.
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    Yes, They knocked down the exterior brick chimney...

    Yes, They knocked down the exterior brick chimney and left the liner smashed and snaked all over. Yes that's a sump pump discharge.
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    If Spanky did installations he'd choose Goodman!...

    If Spanky did installations he'd choose Goodman!
    ::DD:::DD:
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    And when Goodman sucked up Amana the Amana brand...

    And when Goodman sucked up Amana the Amana brand and quality went south big time.
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    Please at least tell me thats not an a coil.

    Please at least tell me thats not an a coil.
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    Been a long time since I pulled a boiler with...

    Been a long time since I pulled a boiler with those. You may be able to just shorten the height by a row. Do a Google for refractory brick. The shipping along will be a good chunk of a new boiler....
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    Buy a canary.

    Client having addition done calls to have me come out to see why the furnace has been acting up. Liner is almost smashed closed in a couple spots. Fumes pouring out water heater draft hood when the...
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    Yep. I see them by the ton loaded into rotted out...

    Yep. I see them by the ton loaded into rotted out beaters with either no lettering or the stylish yellowed magnetic signs. Usually hacked in with metal scraps and scleats and a reducer on the old...
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    Good point. I was too busy looking at the self...

    Good point. I was too busy looking at the self draining disconnect to notice that issue.
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    Beautiful work.

    Beautiful work.
  44. Back when we could get anything going somehow on...

    Back when we could get anything going somehow on a subzero Saturday afternoon.
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    I think you're just looking at a crappy install....

    I think you're just looking at a crappy install.

    Yeah. The disconnect just kinda tipped it in.
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    Did not save. Go to the manufacturer site and it...

    Did not save. Go to the manufacturer site and it will show you the ap link. You want to view it in iTunes probably to read the reviews.Just curious because the ap is what makes this thing. Without...
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    Interested but not sure about the mixed reviews I...

    Interested but not sure about the mixed reviews I read on the ap.
  48. Same here. No matter how cold it gets at this...

    Same here. No matter how cold it gets at this time of year I still find myself sitting waiting for a motor or ignitor to go. It's dead. I see no other trucks out either and the parts joints are ghost...
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    Like in my business, ripping people off is a one...

    Like in my business, ripping people off is a one time payout and a poor long time business plan.


    Which is why some, not all but many, of the biggest most heavily advertised places need to keep...
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    I've no doubt the inducer was bad and the cause...

    I've no doubt the inducer was bad and the cause of your original call. All the rest is very suspect with this crew. It's really sad too. You are the type of easy going 'do what you need to do' client...
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