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    Post installation furnace

    Can someone please give me some advice ? I own a small business and have a pricing question. I am going to change out a furnace.I am removing a york 76k btu furnace and installing a amana 80k BTU Amana unit.I paid $$$.00 for this unit.how many man hours wound be required and how much should I charge.I live in New Jersey.Any advise would be help full.

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    Last edited by jpsmith1cm; 01-12-2013 at 10:21 PM. Reason: pricing

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    If you've never installed a furnace you shouldn't try it unless someone helping you is a qualified installer.

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    experience

    I have done this about 35 times ,but some jobs take longer then others. this changeout took 8 hrs.how many hrs is normal.
    barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryb123 View Post
    I have done this about 35 times ,but some jobs take longer then others. this changeout took 8 hrs.how many hrs is normal.
    barry
    no offense, but after 35 installs you should know how to price one. we really can't tell you how without seeing the job. i have had them take 2 hours and i've had them take 12 hours. as been said, no 2 jobs are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    If you've never installed a furnace you shouldn't try it unless someone helping you is a qualified installer.
    X2, people's lives are at risk. Do you own an hvac business?

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    yes i own a business and i have 20 years exp.I have done about 200 installations but they are all comm units.I wanted to know how long it takes to change out a domestic 80 percent unit and how much to charge if i bought the unit for $.
    thanks barry
    Last edited by beenthere; 01-13-2013 at 07:11 PM. Reason: Price

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryb123 View Post
    yes i own a business and i have 20 years exp.I have done about 200 installations but they are all comm units.I wanted to know how long it takes to change out a domestic 80 percent unit and how much to charge if i bought the unit for $.
    thanks barry
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    As many as are needed to do the job right. Each job should be individually price because each job will have its own requirements to do it right.
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    1. there is no standard rule
    2. cause of venting needs
    3. combustion make up air needs
    4. gas piping needs
    5. electrical upgrades required to meet current code
    6. evap coil install, is it clear or is the top of a door way interfere, is it a basement, closet, or attic install, up flow, downflow or horizonal?
    7. does the current tstat work with the furnace or does it needa special one for digital signal?"
    this isnt an all inclusive list,
    However each line adds costs, thus no standard rules can be applied, unless you are seeking a flat rate rule that is tripple what these jobs should cost
    If you cant cool it
    HEAT THE Hello out of it

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    wheres feng,,,when we need his expertice

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