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  1. Heat-N-Glo SLR-D COSMO Non Combustible Board Front thermal barrier

    Dear Friends, had impact damage to fireplace chase facade where I have to repair the tile near the surround of the units opening . The unit amazingly not damaged - but the front thermal barrier is...
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    Wow - freekin Wow - uh - that looks like a...

    Wow - freekin Wow - uh - that looks like a rotobrush ? Does that thing bounce around - IE how are you able to do ducts that are larger than the brush ?
  3. thanks for the suggestions

    I went ahead and replaced all the flex - wasnt cheap - but I dont see any other way - the trunk was actually to my suprise properly designed tapering metallic duct. There was not hardly any rat...
  4. Best Duct Cleaning Technology for Flex Ducts and for rodent sanitation

    Dear friends,

    I have a house on a greenbelt and have battled rats and squirrils for years. I havent turn on my furnace for a couple seasons when I found out some rats chewed into my flex duct in...
  5. NEED CORRECT NORDYNE INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FG6TL

    Dear Nordyne experts, I need a set of the original FG6TL install drawings - for the models with the single stage gas valve and gas solenoid.

    I have a Frigidaire FG6TL 90+ efficiency installed in...
  6. Thread: wwpd ?

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    wwpd ?

    What Would a Pro Do ? - High Efficiency Change Out in Middle Of Winter w/Snow on the Roof ?


    Dear friends,

    Please lend me your learned opinions. My furnace is dying - the furnace guy who was...
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    Nothing wrong with Carrier - class action or not ..

    I had a carrier installed a few months back - and "I got heat" - thanks to the people of this board I was saved from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. I went with the Carrier & knew about the class action...
  8. Im having this guy build a 7 " furnace base to...

    Im having this guy build a 7 " furnace base to jack the coils up off the furnace duct ...
  9. Side dimension is the 21 " the front dimension is...

    Side dimension is the 21 " the front dimension is 14 1/8 " - the coils are to be placed directly over the 14 " duct - but even I can see that this will block off the other 6 - 7 " of the coil...
  10. The base is a square flat metal structure -...

    The base is a square flat metal structure - shaped like a shoe box lid - but made of galvanized tin - side with protruding lips facing down - it is sitting within an inset in my garage off the floor...
  11. I use the term prescious inches becasue the way...

    I use the term prescious inches becasue the way it is now he will be adding to the duct work at the top - the furnace that is being replaced is quite tall - the carrier is real shoret which allowed...
  12. dear friends, Haveing downflow furnace replaced...

    dear friends, Haveing downflow furnace replaced with downflow carrier + AC coils - The installer is doing a straight change out, however, the current base is a flat galvanized sheetmetal base with a...
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    agreed - near as I can tell, the internals are...

    agreed - near as I can tell, the internals are all made by the same suppliers, and the only real novelty is in the Heat exchanger - usually protected by patents - but who cares, they get the...
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    Just a clarification .. you dont need "alot" of...

    Just a clarification .. you dont need "alot" of people for a class action law suit - you only need 10 or more people to have a class action - there is no hard numerical rule, it depends on what the...
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    Who the hell cares about the phase out of R-22,...

    Who the hell cares about the phase out of R-22, if you bought a Condensing unit OR heat pump today, it would be worn out by the time R-22 is phased out. R-22 has many years of hardware experiance...
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    Dear friends, Ive narrowed my quotes down to...

    Dear friends,

    Ive narrowed my quotes down to two possibilities: Im considering either a Bryant 312AAV two stage two speed blower OR an AMANA AMV8 two stage with variable speed blower downflow...
  17. What is the Goodman using for control ? -...

    What is the Goodman using for control ? - probably a Honeywell thermostat - What are they doing for dual fuel - the 80% Two Stage with Coils + Heat pump instead of AC ..
  18. CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH !! CARRIER/BRYANT VS. GOODMAN - WHO WILL WIN !!

    Dear friends,

    Sorry for the drama - but Im quite serious about getting a few things straight before I open my wallet..

    I have gotten several quotes for a furnace replacement - wife said she...
  19. I have had a few estimates concerning installing...

    I have had a few estimates concerning installing a Downflow furnace with AC. One guy assessed my coolingload in terms of a heat gain calc on my house @ 2 1/2 TONS - Another guy said "you may have a...
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    Sir - may I ask what kind of set up did you go...

    Sir - may I ask what kind of set up did you go for ?
  21. Im planning a furnace with air conditioner...

    Im planning a furnace with air conditioner system.

    I have a two-story 1700 Sq/ft house in Seattle. I have had several estimates and the various contractors have quoted me between 45K output & 70K...
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    Im planning to have a furnace with air...

    Im planning to have a furnace with air conditioner system installed - IE Downflow Gas furnace, coils & condensing unit.

    HOWEVER, ANY THOUGHTS about adding a heat pump in combination with a low...
  23. Dear friends, before I call the furnace guy I...

    Dear friends, before I call the furnace guy I want to understand:

    1) what is a dual fuel furnnace - who makes such a beast ?

    2) I live in seattle - how does one compare kilowatt/btu VS....
  24. When I negotiate with the furnace guy, what about...

    When I negotiate with the furnace guy, what about air filters ? Is an electronic worth the dough in consideration of the OZONE produced ? Dont those media type filters like the AIR Bear & AprilAire...
  25. Dear members of this Learned Craft, I have an...

    Dear members of this Learned Craft,

    I have an "ARCOAIRE" downdraft furnace with its tradnamed "RPG" heat exchanger.

    BACKGROUND: It has been off for 6 months until the recent cold snap. Well, I...
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