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07-03-09, 08:49 PM
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Posted By rhinoguy

I planned on letting a pro do the finish up such...

I planned on letting a pro do the finish up such as charging. One fellow said he would do that for $200. That saves me half the installation cost if I do the grunt work. I should have put that in the...
07-03-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By rhinoguy

Talking A/C in old house

My grandmother's house is like yours, but bigger and older (1947). Her unit is in the attic! It's a two ton single box outdoor unit that is designed to connect to a steel building via ductwork. It...
07-03-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By rhinoguy

Question Do it myself - The whole shebang!

My furnace has failed for the last time, i Will not repair it again. I would like to replace it and install A/C at the same time.
There are complete do it yourself kits on the market for very good...
06-15-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By rhinoguy

I HAVE asked one dozen neighbors and friends and...

I HAVE asked one dozen neighbors and friends and got nothing but negative reviews of every contractor they have used! One actually sued for damages. Even the company that installed mine got the...
06-15-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By rhinoguy

Question need brand recommendation for replacement HVAC

I currently have an unreliable furnace, gas and forced hot air. I don't trust this thing anymore and it's 17 years old anyway. I would like to install an air conditioner at the same time I replace...
03-24-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 65,323
Posted By rhinoguy

I do not have A/C. I have not checked the heat...

I do not have A/C.
I have not checked the heat rise. Can I just drill a small hole and insert a thermometer, then close the hole with a sheet metal screw?
I see no indication of poor air flow. I...
03-21-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 65,323
Posted By rhinoguy

Two different furnaces

There are two different furnaces being discussed here. One fellow has a thirty five year old beast, I have a Goodman made in 1992, installed in 1993. The Goodman is the one that eats igniters, limit...
03-19-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 65,323
Posted By rhinoguy

Checked all of that

I took off the air inlet to the main blower and could see that the squirrel cage is very clean. I cleaned it by hand in 3-07 when I replaced the heat exchanger.
I tested both of the limit switches....
03-19-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 65,323
Posted By rhinoguy

Replaced limit switches, now what?

My furnace is doing exactly the same thing. The flame stays on until the limit switch trips, then it starts cycling through again when it cools down. I replaced the high limit switch and the limit...
02-07-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,258
Posted By rhinoguy

Exchanger is out

That was easy! I had to remove the air box on top (four 1/4" screws) and push it out of the way (Flexiduct). Then the entire burner/regulator/manifold assembly came out with about 16 screws. The...
02-03-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,258
Posted By rhinoguy

My tech wants about $250 an hour. My lawyer gets...

My tech wants about $250 an hour. My lawyer gets $90. I can't see the crack the tech is talking about. Be that as it may, I'm waiting on a second opinion, but it is getting cold in here! The kero...
02-03-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 28,258
Posted By rhinoguy

Question reasonable price to replace heat exchanger?

I have a Goodman GMP 075-3 furnace. The service tech said the heat exchanger is cracked (I can't see it) and it needs replacing. The part will be under warranty, but not the labor. Has anyone had...
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