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  1. #14
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    That there is A1 quality workmanship... NOT!

    Very funny though.

  2. #15
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    Thats a hell of a return transition.

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMH58 View Post
    Unless they were looking for new equipment, I would pack up my tools and walk away.
    Ding..Ding.. We have a winner. Remember to wipe off your fingerprints.

  4. #17
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    Just when you think you have seen it all....

    You see something else. LOL

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Tech View Post
    that contractor is still in business?
    Sadly, yes...after declaring bankruptcy on a $60k debt from a local bank, and other supply house debts. His son was ordered under house arrest at a halfway house for a year, I think; and he was installed with an ankle lo-jack for a while. But now that that's over, he and his son are back working. We see him around town every now and then. Probably working the countryside. As far as I've heard, he never was caught doing anything major wrong code-wise (never caught or turned in IOW), so they never yanked his license. Keep in mind, I live in an area of about 80,000 that is covered by one hvac inspector, one plumbing inspector, etc. And the state inspector for this area covers about 1/4 of the state. They do good just to get proper inspections done. It's kinda like police, there are never enough hired. That's one of the things that bugs me about this industry (at least in this area): it doesn't take much to get certified and work for yourself from the kitchen table (not knocking the legit ones that do, but the good ones are far and few between). I found out a while back that our state license mechanical test is all open book now. A monkey could pass the test. And there's no retesting or recertification as long as you pay your yearly license fee. I wish NATE or similar was mandatory here. Oh well.

    Guess I better get off the soap box, I'm sure someone else needs it.

  6. #19
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    Ugly, but I bet the owner got what he paid for!
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  7. #20
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    Are those furnaces even convertible to downflow?

    I know some multiposition furnaces are, but even if those are, they clearly were not converted.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Are those furnaces even convertible to downflow?

    I know some multiposition furnaces are, but even if those are, they clearly were not converted.
    Tempstar says Yes. AFAIK, there is no conversion (except you're supposed to turn the vent out of the side), just turn them upside down. But we don't install Tempstar, so I may be missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis72 View Post
    Tempstar says Yes. AFAIK, there is no conversion (except you're supposed to turn the vent out of the side), just turn them upside down. But we don't install Tempstar, so I may be missing something.
    So same as Goodman's 80% furnaces, the whole inducer assembly rotates 90 and goes out the side of the cabinet, can go out either side?

    I guess that is why Tempstar says not to tripple them, it would be impossible to run the vent out the side on the middle one.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  10. #23
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    Were these the "before the fire" pictures? :-)

  11. #24
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    Proof that drugs and HVAC dont mix

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    Well the Car Quest cabinet is right side up...................you did ask what isn't wrong with these pictures.............

  13. #26
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    Wow... wierd! I just had a kinda similar job last Thursday with a Carrier coil and Comfortmaker furnaces (that got pulled out and totally replaced). Haha but it didn't have a fancy venting system like that!

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