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Old 10-07-2012, 12:33 PM   #31
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Am I missing something, where is Greece in New York?
it.s a suburb of rochester only 10 min, away from me

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #32
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Am I missing something, where is Greece in New York?
I use to semi drive by it twice a year, on my way to Rochester NY.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #33
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I feel like such an idiot!!! Lol!!!

I have family in the other Greece, across the ocean, which is why I thought that was it. Never heard of Greece, NY. Sorry.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #34
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Hate to agree, but pulling a permit on that job would open a big can of worms.
I think in the first post they claimed would have someone else connect electrical and gas. While the plenum and venting is the more difficult portion of the job.

It was so long ago, seems like another lifetime.
I worked with a hvac company, we could sometimes on simple swaps, do 2 in a day.
The salesman that sold the new furnace had already done the foot work for us, knew what we needed to make in the shop to bring with us to make it work.
Sometimes was another trip to the shop.
But it is a simple job with two guys and a fully stocked service truck, a shop that makes the needed materials for each job before the crew is sent out.
I even went to school and was licensed in the state of Washington to run gas lines.
Was the worst paying job I ever had, saw no future in it unless went union commercial.
I decided to play carpenter instead.

whole point is, if op is not comfortable with connecting gas and electrical, I suggest they hire a experienced installer.
If they are willing to do the work, then agreed, they can get the help needed here.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #35
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This past weekend I installed two complete systems, furnaces, linesets in the walls (two story home), condensers, electrical whips and disconnects by myself in one day, everything hooked up and working. I have two more completes tomorrow and then one condenser down in Corpus this week. I've gotten real good at installs all my myself.

The most condensers I've set in one day was 14, @ $200 a piece.

Anyways, we are here to help and he will not have a single issue he can not overcome with this site.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #36
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Unless you are qualified to install the furnace yourself, I wouldn't touch a used furnace - you don't want the result to be a house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning!

If you are on a fixed income and can't afford a basic heating system (especially in upstate NY), there are programs that could help you to get a replacement at a low cost.

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:58 PM   #37
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I'm a newbie here but in some states it is not required that a home owner pulls permits on diy jobs. In CT its not required because we are investigating replacing our boiler ourselves.
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Anyways, we are here to help and he will not have a single issue he can not overcome with this site.

And that is the best reason to come to this forum.......
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:49 AM   #39
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i called another company and they came out and looked at my comfort aire furnace
turned out that the new board that the other guy installed last year was wrong and went bad
they are looking for a board that will work with the furnace
also said the heat exchangers were in good shape
so i hope to get a few more years out of it
thank you for all your help guys

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