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  1. #1
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    how hard is it to install ductwork for heat system

    my family and I live in a 110 yr. old house.Our gas floor heater recently crapped out and I need to replace.I have got quotes for new duct system,and would like to do it myself.
    We have an attic and basement,so that is a plus.Am just wondering if someone with no exp.can do this,what is the easiest product to use,and what calculations I need to do

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    Residential HVAC Questions and discussions pertaining to HVAC for the home. No pricing, no DIY, please read Site Rules

    From the top of this page. Sorry.

  3. #3
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    pay a pro to design and install the duct system properly...




    donate the blood you save to the red cross..............

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    it's easy...just get some flex.....hook it to a Gooman. done.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Its easy to do it, wrong.

    Its harder to do it right.

    Other then that, this is not a DIY site.

    If you want it done right, you'll have it done by pro's.

    Don't pick the company on price alone. Often, the lowest price, doesn't do it right.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    We're not supposed to

    post links but, I'll try to sneak this one in. (Again, from the top of this page)

    http://hvaccomputer.com/talkref.asp

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    Secret DIY link Secret Link
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Post You Can't Read but Want to Install Your own Furnace

    Some people just amaze me. They can`t read ( No DIY ), yet they expect they can install a furnace and duct system. WW
    Last edited by 21degrees; 10-02-2008 at 07:11 PM.
    Do it right the first time.

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    Heck, there's a whole buncha guys who can't read that are HVAC techs.

    If you think I am kidding ask how many really read the install instructions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post

    If you think I am kidding ask how many really read the install instructions?
    They're called knee pads around here.

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    Big Difference Here

    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Heck, there's a whole buncha guys who can't read that are HVAC techs.

    If you think I am kidding ask how many really read the install instructions?


    How do you know they can't read. Maybe they just don't have time like you. I don't read every Instuction manual, but have read my fare share. Well it good that you cleared that up for us.
    Do it right the first time.

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    Man Your Good

    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    They're called knee pads around here.
    Thats what I thought they were for.
    Do it right the first time.

  13. #13
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    I know a guy who recycles the owners manuals with the install instructions.

    Guess what the HO don't know will cut down on the nuisance calls.

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