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  1. #1
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    First, a big Hello to all of you and a big thanks for shareing you knowledge and time.
    My 10 y/o heat pump has given up and Iam in the process of getting it replaced. I have decided on a Trane system and have gotten 3 quotes from local dealers. I have no idea what is a reasonable price and would like to get some feed back on the middle quote to see if Iam getting a new one ripped or if it seems reasonable to you. I would greatly appreciate your opinions.
    This is a 2600 sq ft cinderblock home in Central florida that faces south. The J manual calculations call for a 4 ton unit.
    The Proposal:
    Removal and disposal of old unit
    New electrical disconect
    New insulated refrigerant lines
    Build new air handler stand with 3/4 inch plywood and insulate inside with 1.5 inch ridged duct insulation.
    New ceiling mounted filter back grille and return duct.
    Build new 1.5 inch ridged fiberglass supply and return plenum.28 x 12
    240-120 CM surge device
    New condensate discharge line with emergency auxiliary overflow device
    Wet switch ( Have no idea what this is)
    Polymer pad for condenser with "extreme kit" ?
    Verify duct condition and seal if needed.
    One 4 ton Trane XL19i 2TWZ9048B
    One Variable speed air handler TWE049E13 FB
    One programable ( super duper ) thermostat
    2 year satisfaction garantee and 10years parts .
    Extended 10 year warranty- for labor and service calls is xxxxx extra
    Perfect fit 5 inch media filter is xxxxx extra
    Cost without the 2 options above is xxxxxxxxx
    Needless to say I GASPED! and told my son he is not getting a car after HS


    Is this reasonable?? Please help with your feed back. (No pricing, due to site rules )




    [Edited by senior tech on 02-14-2006 at 07:27 AM]

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    Pricing questions are not allowed on this forum.

    But since you asked, that is significantly less than I would charge, but there wouldn't be any ductboard.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  3. #3
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    Thank you Mark . I have had the oppurtunity to read several of your replies to other readers questions and have come to respect your opinion as your replies are inteligent , focused and to the point. I was not aware of the pricing issue.

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    I sold the exact system, except for a gas furnace and coil, for almost twice that.
    "It is what it is."

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    They must be slow doing it that cheap.

    Get the extended warranty.
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    Hmm FL Rates

    Originally posted by beenthere
    They must be slow doing it that cheap.

    Get the extended warranty.
    FL= Cheap ! $ mentioned = F A I R ! !!
    Get the extended warranty.

    MOD will be along soon to delete $x,x00
    if jvega4 does not amend his original post.
    Designer Dan
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    A hearty Thank You to all those that responded, I appreciate your feedback. Iam not accostumed to throughing around xx or so casualy, takes me a lot of hard work and time to make that kind of money so I decided to ask those that know way more than me about this if I was on the right track.

    Will amend.

    [Edited by senior tech on 02-15-2006 at 07:57 AM]

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    Talking

    Too late, Senior tech beat me to it

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    Hey did you post this question on the GardenWeb HVAC forum? I did respond to your question there. But, in my opinion, seems like the company is doing the right things for a new unit. I say go for it!

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    Re: FL Rates

    Originally posted by dan sw fl
    Originally posted by beenthere
    They must be slow doing it that cheap.

    Get the extended warranty.
    FL= Cheap ! $ mentioned = F A I R ! !!
    Get the extended warranty.

    MOD will be along soon to delete $x,x00
    if jvega4 does not amend his original post.
    Then the 19i is alot cheaper then I thought.
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    Re: Re: FL Rates

    Originally posted by beenthere
    Originally posted by dan sw fl
    Originally posted by beenthere
    They must be slow doing it that cheap.

    Get the extended warranty.
    FL= Cheap ! $ mentioned = F A I R ! !!
    Get the extended warranty.

    MOD will be along soon to delete $x,x00
    if jvega4 does not amend his original post.
    Then the 19i is alot cheaper then I thought.
    Suffice it to say,
    I would guess
    ... wholesale FL rate is NOT the same as IN or PA or ...

    VOLUME = Le$$
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    Re: Re: Re: FL Rates

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by dan sw fl
    [B]
    Originally posted by beenthere
    Originally posted by dan sw fl
    Originally posted by beenthere


    VOLUME = Le$$

    Say that again, I couldn't hear you, my volume wasn't turned up.

    J/K
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    Yeah, that's waaaay too much. I'm sure you can find some guy working out of a station wagon to hack you a system in for a lot cheaper. Then you can pay the original bidder to come back and clean up the mess.

    Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.

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