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  1. #27
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    Will they try to detune this thing somehow or make it work somehow , defeating the purpose of buying it . What other problems can I expect ?

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    If the system has been installed wrong or sized wrong, you might as well start a permanent Trane Down Again thread.

    But if the system is installed right and sized right.....hooked up to the right sized and designed ductwork (which doesn't sound like the case), then you shouldn't experience many problems.



    Like I said before, you need to get after this thing while its brand new. If you wait, then you are screwed. But if you catch it early enough, you may have some ground to stand on.
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    If you don't know, then don't do. If you don't know and still do, then be prepared to pay someone else a lot to undo what you did and then do it right.

    If you do know, then do. But do it right. Otherwise, you may not be doing it long.

  3. #29
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    Your new furnace. Is 20,000 BTUs more heat out put.
    So in reality, they up sized your heat.

    If they had put in the next size smaller furnace, you would only be 10000 BTUs output less then you had.

    After they put the new limit switch in, and it still trips. Tell them you want them to do a load calc, and to put in the right size furnace.
    Heck in first stage that furnace can probably heat your house when it 0° out.(just a guess.)


    What size furnace were the other estimates for.
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    bout time you got here beenthere.....

    I've been waiting for you to come take care of this one. I'm gettin a little hungry.



    Alright everyone, beenthere is on the job and will be taking all your questions from here on out.

    I got another 6 pack callin my name from the fridge.
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    I got 4 left in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    I got 4 left in mind.
    4 sixpacks????

    shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttt

    You'll be here all night.
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    Its alredy past my bedtime.
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    I didn't notice till you asked , they were 100,000. I feel like an idiot . His price came in lower than the three other bids . Why I focused in on the model #s and not the higher btu is beyond me . DOH . I got a bigger unit for less , but it won't do me any good if it doesn't work . I can't ask the price difference ,but is it significant for 20,000 btu ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Its alredy past my bedtime.
    I still got about 3 hours left in me. Just not here online. I can only go so blind for one night.
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    Good chance the 100's are too big also.
    As your learning, bigger isn't always better.
    And cheapest can mean trouble.

    You don't have the duct work for that furnace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Good chance the 100's are too big also.
    As your learning, bigger isn't always better.
    And cheapest can mean trouble.

    You don't have the duct work for that furnace.
    NOR THE HOUSE!!!!!!
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    If you don't know, then don't do. If you don't know and still do, then be prepared to pay someone else a lot to undo what you did and then do it right.

    If you do know, then do. But do it right. Otherwise, you may not be doing it long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big windy View Post
    I didn't notice till you asked , they were 100,000. I feel like an idiot . His price came in lower than the three other bids . Why I focused in on the model #s and not the higher btu is beyond me . DOH . I got a bigger unit for less , but it won't do me any good if it doesn't work . I can't ask the price difference ,but is it significant for 20,000 btu ?
    price difference would be minimal, but the fact that it is oversized means you lost even if they would normally sell that furnace for 2 times the price of a 100K. Lowest bid? hmm imagine that. Don't want to sound like to big of a smartass but you focused on the price, thats why you missed the btu stated on the bid
    You can't fix stupid

  13. #39
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    Funny , I didn't ask for bigger , what would he gain by upsizing me ? I will let you know how this pans out. At least I won't be needing a furnace tonight .Thanks for your help.

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