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    Need opinions on this quote.

    Pointless without being able to give pricing.
    Last edited by CoolItNow; 06-10-2008 at 04:19 PM. Reason: Can't talk about the evil pricing

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    My broken, made-in-China crystal ball says the following will be included from pros in the replies to this post:

    - Remove pricing
    - Read the site rules, no pricing allowed.
    - Did I mention that pricing is not allowed?

    Good luck.

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    There's only ONE possible reason not to allow pricing discussions.

    To stiffle the comparison of quotes between consumers. God forbid this may lead to fair and equitable pricing.

    Once again...the consumer comes last.

    And you are right...I didn't read the rules....silly me....I actually thought the rules were pretty forum standard (no cussing, no personal attacks). I never dreamed there would be rules like.....no prices, no green socks on thursday, no typing with your left pinky finger.
    Last edited by CoolItNow; 06-10-2008 at 04:03 PM.

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    My broken, made-in-China crystal ball has more to tell:

    - This thread will be closed by a Moderator.
    - Keep up the 'tude, and you will be banned from this site.
    - You can/will/should find other HVAC sites that discuss pricing. This one does not.
    - You will vent your frustrations on me.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks gary. There's always one on every forum that sucks up to the mods. You sound like you would desperately like to be one. Speaking of vents, how much should I expect to pay for a good attic vent.....OH, that's right.....no pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolItNow View Post
    Thanks gary. There's always one on every forum that sucks up to the mods. You sound like you would desperately like to be one.
    Hey idiot.

    I am trying to help your sorry, know-nothing a$$.

    Don't get your panties in a bunch and take it out on me.

    My crystal ball was right on this one.

    PS - go for Option 4.

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    The main reasons for no prices are;

    Varies greatly around the USA and the world.

    No one here can see the "complete " job and all that may be required.

    Don't let this one thing keep you from benefiting from this site!

    That said,replacing just the coil is a good solution for now, if money is tight,or you may move soon.

    Going with option 2 or 3,will reduce your operting cost,and start a new warranty on the system.

    Carrier has deluxe equipment as well,may want to look into that.

    EIther way get a "tin-plated " indoor coil,10 year parts warranty,big improvement over non-plated coils,IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_g View Post
    Hey idiot.

    I am trying to help your sorry, know-nothing a$$.

    Don't get your panties in a bunch and take it out on me.

    My crystal ball was right on this one.

    PS - go for Option 4.


    You weren't trying to help...you were being a sarcastic, pompous a$$hole.


    Thank You very much dash....I appreciate the opinion and now I understand why the 'no pricing' rule....instead of someone being a prick with their crystal ball.

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    I am an old retired contractor & have no fish to fry, but I can understand why they don't want everyone listing the bids on a job.

    The most important thing is to find a good contractor with good Techs' that will do everything the way it ought to be done.

    Gary-g is a knowledgeable, good & fair player guy, he meant no harm.

    You will also find that the moderators will do their best to help you.
    We want you to use you own judgment concerning the offers provided to you.

    Hang in there & relax, we don't want to loose you on this forum.

    We care!

    http://www.udarrell.com/hvac_custome...tisfaction.htm
    - udarrell

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    Quote Originally Posted by udarrell View Post
    I am an old retired contractor & have no fish to fry, but I can understand why they don't want everyone listing the bids on a job.

    The most important thing is to find a good contractor with good Techs' that will do everything the way it ought to be done.

    Gary-g is a knowledgeable, good & fair player guy, he meant no harm.

    You will also find that the moderators will do their best to help you.
    We want you to use you own judgment concerning the offers provided to you.

    Hang in there & relax, we don't want to loose you on this forum.

    We care!

    http://www.udarrell.com/hvac_custome...tisfaction.htm
    - udarrell

    Thanks. I appreciate the info.


    Gary, I apologize. I did not realize you were trying to help me and a mistook the well-intentioned advice from your crystal ball for sarcasm. Please do not hold it against me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolItNow View Post
    Thanks. I appreciate the info.


    Gary, I apologize. I did not realize you were trying to help me and a mistook the well-intentioned advice from your crystal ball for sarcasm. Please do not hold it against me.
    Apology accepted.

    I would go with the first option, if I remember it was just replace the evap coil since the condenser is not that old and in good shape. You could replace the condenser in a few years or when needed and still have a 13 SEER system. This is your least expensive option and depends on your budget, how often you run your a/c, and your electric rates.

    If you opt for the indoor coil only, I would make sure that the contractor installs a TXV at the new coil. The thermostatic expansion valve will ensure proper refrigerant flow between the old condenser and new evap coil (which wil be a little larger than the old coil).

    Additionally, I would make sure you get a 5 year minimum warranty on the coil and 1 year minimum labor warranty. Warranties written on quote.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by gary_g; 06-10-2008 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Added warranty comment

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    Glad to see that passed.

    I thought we was gonna have ourselves a bannin'.



    Smile. Life will be better once the house is cool.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Twilli is here everyone calm down, and buy Coleman
    No Heat No Cool You need Action Fast

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