Lien waiver(s) on new furnace, etc.??


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Lien waiver(s) on new furnace, etc.??

Hi,

Tomorrow the contractor is scheduled to rip out my old furnace,
etc and install:

Furnace: Single stage, 80% AFUE, 70K BTU
New plenum

AC : 2-TON, 10-SEER R-22
matching (per mnfgr) A-coil
Copper Line Set 50'

Misc. : Plastic condensate drain to sewer
Clean-up, haul away old eqpt., etc
Real spec-sheets (furnace, A-coil, CU)
Install instructions etc (furnace, A-coil, CU)
Concrete AC pad

I haven't done one of these in 20+ years. What lien waiver(s)
are normally rendered on payment?

One for the furnace? One for the condensing unit? Separate
one for the A-coil? Etc ,etc.

Thanks,
Puddin'
 
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Old 03-13-06, 06:47 PM
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> What lien waiver(s) are normally rendered on payment?

There is nothing that the contractor can give you that holds water if he fails to pay his supplier.
You need a bill of sale from his supplier stating that the materials were purchased and paid for.
If the supplier gets a mechanic's lien, the only thing that is of certain value is the supplier's paid bill of sale.


Also, make sure you get any warranties properly validated.
 
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Originally Posted by bolide
> What lien waiver(s) are normally rendered on payment?

There is nothing that the contractor can give you that holds water if he fails to pay his supplier.
You need a bill of sale from his supplier stating that the materials were purchased and paid for.
If the supplier gets a mechanic's lien, the only thing that is of certain value is the supplier's paid bill of sale.


Also, make sure you get any warranties properly validated.
Thanks for the first part. That will be helpful. I hope they have them.

Not certain what you mean re properly validating warranties. The contract
has (penciled in) "2 yr. labor 5 yrs parts 20 yrs heat exchanger".
I need more?

Thx,
Puddin'
 
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Old 03-13-06, 10:31 PM
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Pencil doesn't count. You should have copies of the completed manufacturers' warranty cards so that you know you are covered. Your installer (most likely) isn't the one standing behind those warranties.
If the distributor completes the cards, that's fine. Just so it gets done.
 
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Originally Posted by bolide
Pencil doesn't count. You should have copies of the completed manufacturers' warranty cards so that you know you are covered. Your installer (most likely) isn't the one standing behind those warranties.
If the distributor completes the cards, that's fine. Just so it gets done.
Only thing I couldn't get was lien waiver from the distributor. They evidently
bought large batches of units, don't have individual bills of sale, etc.

They've been in business for many decades, no BBB complaints in last 3 years.
I doubt there'll be a problem.

Much Thanks,
Puddin'
 
 

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