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    Lesson #1: don't let the seller put a new furnace in the house you are buying! They will find a cheap furnace & a cheap installer.

    New furnace is shorter than the old. They throw down 2 Duragrid pads to raise it. Memo to bosses: $34 in pads vs $2 in sheetmetal transition.



    Real problem though was the connection of the furnace to the plenum. It lined up on 3 sides so they just slapped foil tape on. Front though they did nothing, just had the outlet of the furnace even with the plenum. The plenum overhung 5". Why it just started acting up, I don't know, but tonight as soon as the blower came on, air blasting down through the vents at the top of the heat exchanger compartment made the pressure switch trip out. We could get the furnace to run longer with door off.



    Using foil tape, we covered the holes on top temporarily and taped up the gap in the plenum. Mr. Pressure Switch now happy. So are the 5' tall dogs they have! We'll get a tinman back to properly fix the problem.

    No, it wasn't moonlighter installed, done by established local company.



    [Edited by Boss on 12-28-2003 at 10:09 PM]

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    Hey, at least it's a Carrier.

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    Nice job on the gas pipe.
    Maybe they could use more pipe dope.

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    Talking

    How about that sleeve (coupling) between the el and the drip leg in the gas piping? Code?

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    I bet the customer was surprised when it only took 30 minutes to rip out and install.

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    The owner must buy his pipe dope in 55 gallon cans. There is enough on those few fittings to do about 5 houses. He must not own a rag. At least they would never leak; the gas couldn't force its way through.

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    Nice One

    I see the drip leg but where's the gas cock.
    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

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    nice job guys

    i would imagine that tha gascock is still on the truck unless god forbid it's in the furnace. r/a?????

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    Originally posted by Collin
    Nice job on the gas pipe.
    Maybe they could use more pipe dope.
    no kidding it looks like they put it on with their d*ck lol
    Take your time & do it right!

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    Wink ummm, mark

    your reply above begs the following question...

    And just how do you know about your suggested method of the aforementioned pipe dope application? Personal Experience?

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    Re: ummm, mark

    Originally posted by spike
    your reply above begs the following question...

    And just how do you know about your suggested method of the aforementioned pipe dope application? Personal Experience?
    that is one of my favorite expressions to an apprentice that dopes like that after he has already been instructed how to do it correctly lol-bet their can looks worse that that!lol
    Take your time & do it right!

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    This job looks like an american homesheild job.
    They are the folks you are on the phone with to get approval for repairs 1 hour and it takes 10 minutes to replace the parts.

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    What a quality job! Why all the complaining?

    People never cease to amaze me!

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