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  1. #1
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    KY, anyone work in KY

    Around the Russellville or Bowling Green area? Looking for someone to install a system because I am going to purchase the system.

    Thanks,

  2. #2
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    So,

    If I understand you right, you are going to purchase the system, and you want a professional HVAC contractor to install it, correct?

    (Guys, be gentle on him...)

  3. #3
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    I can think of about 30 companies between those two towns.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Is it a bad idea for me to purchase the equipment?

  5. #5
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    In most cases, yes.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newblade View Post
    Is it a bad idea for me to purchase the equipment?
    If you want warranty on the equipment, and good service.
    You buy the entire system from a contractor. Which means the equipment also.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  7. #7
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    Who thinks that contractors raise the price on the system? I would like to know what the labor is costing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpa View Post
    So,


    (Guys, be gentle on him...)
    That would be a First!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newblade View Post
    Who thinks that contractors raise the price on the system? I would like to know what the labor is costing me.
    The easiest way to do that.
    Is write to General Motors, and ask them the cost of laor to assemble a car.


    You'll have to ask the contractors that give you estimates if they will break out the labor.
    We don't.

    Of course we don't sell you a furnace for what we pay for it. The same as a store doesn't charge you the same price they pay for an apple. We make our money on the equipment, not labor.

    Enough about this on Thanks Giving day.
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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by newblade View Post
    Who thinks that contractors raise the price on the system? I would like to know what the labor is costing me.
    I usually don't install equipment bought through somewhere else, but the very few times I have, I bid the complete job, then subtract for the wholesale cost of my equipment and add X amount of dollars for dealing with a brand that I'm less familiar with. Got to make atleast the same profit for the same amount of work. The H/O usually spends more, not to mention warranty issues.

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by newblade View Post
    Who thinks that contractors raise the price on the system? I would like to know what the labor is costing me.
    This one gets me every time.

    Whats the difference? The final price is what you pay anyway.

    Everyone's labor is different anyway.

    Would you want a $25/hr man with 15 years experience and multiple certifications or would you rather have a $9 hr illegal immigrant with 6 months installation experience.


    Guess who's labor rates will be higher?

    The sour taste of poor quality isn't long forgotten after the sweet smell of a cheap price fades.
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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