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  1. #1
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    Have a need to install new downflow equipment in a mobile home. It presently has a downflow three-ton gas furnace, matching coil with three-ton condensing unit. All Coleman.
    Anybody know of any problems or reasons I cannot replace the Coleman equipment with another brand, say Goodman or whatever?
    Looking for a "heads-up" before I order the equipment. Project in So. Calif.
    Thanx,
    Tom

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    It must be specifcally made for mobile home,and it will be helpful if the dimensions of the cabnet are close to being identical.

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    1. Before installing the new furnace, clean the surface of the cooling real good and make sure it is sealed so all the air goes THRU it instead of bypassing some AROUND it thru cracks.

    2. Now is the time to consider a stronger blower/motor in the selection of your new furnace if airflow has been minimal in your mobile home.


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    Must be certified for a trailer installation!

    The only companies I'm aware of that are manufacturing products for trailers are...

    Coleman, Miller, and Thermopride.
    (and of coarse the sister names to these)

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    go with a package unit

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    'Go with a packaged unit'

    ME: In most cases, they are suject to bugs getting into the Contactor , pilot , etc.. ; If i had a Mobile Home, id stick with a split system. (id most likely put in a horizontal 90 plus 2-pipe furnace in the crawl with 14 seer a/c unit)

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    Learn how to use the quote feature, leave the ME routine over at usenet
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    I suggested a package unit because most mobile home blowers are very loud.

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    Originally posted by prodiyer
    I suggested a package unit because most mobile home blowers are very loud.
    Package unit is likely to have better air flow as well.

  11. #11
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    Originally posted by prodiyer
    go with a package unit
    Bingo!

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    Originally posted by Carnak
    Learn how to use the quote feature, leave the ME routine over at usenet
    He's not wanted over there either... LOL

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    'Learn how to use the quote feature, leave the ME routine over at usenet
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    ME: This is an instance when you SHOULD be more tolerant . I shall reply to a post by the method that suits my choice ; if it doesnt meet with your approval, dont respond to me. Here is what the Moderator encourages people in here to do...give it a try and you wont appear so unfriendly, rude, and jerkish :

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