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Old 10-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #16
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Missouri..as per Dangermouse...$350 for one only a 5yrs old but wouldn't go any more ...others got theirs for much less...how much for cheapest new? $1,000?..Friend just bought new Goodman 2 stage 100K hi eff for $1800! Huge difference especially in these economically challenging times.

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I completely understand wanting to save money. What size are you looking for? Some companies offer the "dent and scratched" models as well. I just would hate for someone to save $600 now and have to replace the used unit in a couple of years. I also question why anyone would sell a used furnace in good condition. The circumstances arould that logic would be of some concern. Not a lot of good reasons to sell a perfectly good "slightly used" furnace....just sayin'
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I completely understand wanting to save money. What size are you looking for? Some companies offer the "dent and scratched" models as well. I just would hate for someone to save $600 now and have to replace the used unit in a couple of years. I also question why anyone would sell a used furnace in good condition. The circumstances arould that logic would be of some concern. Not a lot of good reasons to sell a perfectly good "slightly used" furnace....just sayin'
Sold my 80% furnace and AC when it was upgraded to a high eff ECM motor and a 2 stage heat pump. The 50K furnace went into a farm house that had a 30 year old 100K. They saved enough propane the first year to pay for the furnace and install.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #19
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All because the linesets and condensers were stolen, I'm doing a job that the has me replacing not one but two brand new, never turned on, furnaces.

I'm in Southern Texas, I'd say you can have one if you were here.
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as per Dangermouse...$350 for one only a 5yrs old but wouldn't go any more
huh? I never said it wouldn't go any more..... it worked fine, we just wanted a better one.

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Good luck on trying to find an inspector that will approve a second hand furnace.
Most don't want to validate a second hand furnace when they are not sure of the exchanger integrity.
inspector? i don't get it
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Dangermouse...I meant that I wouldn't go any more on price of a used furnace..sorry 'bout the confusion
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I completely understand wanting to save money. What size are you looking for? Some companies offer the "dent and scratched" models as well. I just would hate for someone to save $600 now and have to replace the used unit in a couple of years. I also question why anyone would sell a used furnace in good condition. The circumstances arould that logic would be of some concern. Not a lot of good reasons to sell a perfectly good "slightly used" furnace....just sayin'
i can't afford it, i,m on a fixed income
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saw this in my local craigslist
http://rochester.craigslist.org/hsh/3322115805.html
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inspector? i don't get it
Somebody will need to pull a permit for this job. The inspecter is the one that checks if it has been installed to current code. (piping, venting, electrical, fire safety, etc)

I'd ask in your area what the inspector requires to aprove your second hand furnace instalation. It might just be the code upgrades plus the signing off by a licensed gas fitter on the furnace integrity but in many areas the inspecters appear punitive to such instalations.
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saw this in my local craigslist
http://rochester.craigslist.org/hsh/3322115805.html
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It depends on how many miles that thing has on it. The make, model and serial numbers will tell us the age, a good inspection of all componentry will let you know if it's in decent working condition.

I myself wouldn't pay any more than $100 for a used furnace of that older generation.
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That furnace is in Greece. Try to find one in your city so you can actually take a look before buying. Plus then you won't need to pay freight which I'd suspect coming from Greece would be more than the cost of the furnace.
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And I take that back, I wouldn't pay more than $50.00.
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That furnace is in Greece. Try to find one in your city so you can actually take a look before buying. Plus then you won't need to pay freight which I'd suspect coming from Greece would be more than the cost of the furnace.
Am I missing something, where is Greece in New York?
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Somebody will need to pull a permit for this job. The inspecter is the one that checks if it has been installed to current code. (piping, venting, electrical, fire safety, etc)

I'd ask in your area what the inspector requires to aprove your second hand furnace instalation. It might just be the code upgrades plus the signing off by a licensed gas fitter on the furnace integrity but in many areas the inspecters appear punitive to such instalations.
With a second hand furnace can you get an inspection? I wouldn't pull one, I'd just ask all of us here how to do it as you know we can easily guide the man through that installation well beyond code.

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