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    Unhappy

    I posted a topic with no responses...maybe more detail will help in getting an answer...here it goes:

    My compressor recently went out on my A/C and I was told the cost of the new compressor is a little above my divorced mother of 6 budget...for model H29B35UABCA Bristol (?). The quote came from a friend of a friend who is a refrigeration specialist and works for a reputable A/C company. He stated no charge for labor but does have to charge for new freon, etc. I want to call around to see if I can find a compatible compressor for less (and have him pick it up, as I am told only a licensed specialist can buy compressors). My house is up for sale and I need something until I move in 30 days...is there a compatible compressor that may cost less??

    HOT IN ARIZONA.

    No pricing read Forum Rules

    [Edited by moodymans on 07-21-2006 at 06:56 PM]

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    hmm....hard to believe no one answered you. no pricing. read forum rules.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
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    There was no pricing in my first post...I have read the terms and apologize from the bottom of my heart but still no answer on whether or not model numbers are interchangeable.


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    Will you be informing the buyer of your home that you found the cheapest compressor you could find just so you could be comfortable for the next 30 days and could care less if it has a warranty?

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    While there is usually a way to install a compressor other than the exact replacement, the cost will all be about the same. You have my sympathy but a compressor is an expensive item and there is no way to get around it.
    If all else fails....Try reading the directions!

    Tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may.

    Any views or opinions stated here are strictly my own.


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    Ironically enough when the inspector came out to the house the first thing he noted was the unit was old and needed to be replaced...although he said within the next 3-5 year. 3 days later the compressor went out. Strange thing is I had just had it serviced at the beginning of summer and that technician mentioned nothing about the condition of my compressor, in fact stated everything was fine. The friend told me that my A/C unit had basically worked too hard as the A/C size was not compatible to the square footage in my house.

    Due to inspectors report the buyer was allowed to decrease the by a very significan amount and rightfully so. So in essence, I am paying for the new A/C unit. I just need to see what I can do to make it through the heatwave.

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    Keep in mind just how insulting it is to your friends friend for you to shop for him. Basically you are saying that he is either a liar or a cheat or just stupid.

    I am a consumer, but I got 9 hits with that part number in a generic web search. It "appears" to be used in several Goodman units, and very reaonably priced, and sold to anybody with a credit card, but that isn't going to get it installed and hooked up. Look at the price yourself, think about it being the middle of summer, and decide.

    Also the part number is very specific as to connection options, so its really the job of a professional to get the correct unit.

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    I bargain shop on everything...and I mean EVERYTHING!! I was just seeing if I could possibly find it less expensive myself then to have him calling all over the place attempting to do it himself. He does have a full time job and this time of year is very busy...I greatly appreciate the fact that he is willing to help but if I can save money, I will make every attempt to do so. I have searched all over the internet and have not found one site that will let me know if there is a less expensive alternative that this compressor. I searched auction sites as well as free classified listings and see several inexpensive compressors but not the model number that was given to me...I am simply trying to determine if one of these model numbers is compatible with my A/C. Is there any way to determine that???

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    To put it bluntly, you are wasting your time. There is no way you will be able to buy it locally, if at all, than someone in the business. Auction site: you never know what you may truly be getting, if you get anything at all. Again, I am sorry you have this problem but I do not see a way around your problem. Be grateful this guy is willing to help you and appreciate the savings he is willing to give you. If you keep this up, he may change his mind.
    If all else fails....Try reading the directions!

    Tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may.

    Any views or opinions stated here are strictly my own.


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    Frown Cheap is all he wants, and cheap is what he will get..

    I hope that you find a good cheap compressor this summer and have it installed. Maybe you will get 1 year warranty and no labor warranty. Maybe it will make it until you move out 30 days from now..


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    I find it hard to believe there are people as tight as you seem to be. A friend is selling it to you at cost, not charging labor and you want a better deal. What do you do for a living?

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    Originally posted by trane
    I find it hard to believe there are people as tight as you seem to be. A friend is selling it to you at cost, not charging labor and you want a better deal. What do you do for a living?
    and moonlighting to boot.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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