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Old 02-08-2014, 09:14 PM   #16
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I would go with Coors as they have good beer.

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Looks like your smiley is drinking Guinness.
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Looks like your smiley is drinking Guinness.
I like your avatar,in my experiance a bad day at the track smokes a good day at the park anytime!
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This time of year it's just time in the garage. They don't make snow tires for that vehicle.
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This time of year it's just time in the garage. They don't make snow tires for that vehicle.
I feel your pain,im trying to get motivated enough to get in the garage and build another drag bike but the cold is a hell of a spirit damper! Hahaha
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I would go with Coors as they have good beer.
also you would just love to come here to colorful Colorado.
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Looks like a very interesting state to live in for geography. You got mountains, plains, deserts and a lot of variety. I could not tolerate living in one boring climate all year long even though this Winter has been the coldest in 10 or more years. I like the change of seasons and variety.
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$806 is a bargain if the job is done right, you now have heat, the work is guaranteed, and you have peace of mind.

There's no way to know a contractor's price of doing business. He has overhead, vehicle costs, insurance, workman's comp, gas to get to the job, and so on. Each contractor is different. The guy who charges $300 may use inferior parts. The guy charging $800 may use premium parts with a lifetime guarantee. Just some thoughts.
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$806 is a bargain if the job is done right, you now have heat, the work is guaranteed, and you have peace of mind.

There's no way to know a contractor's price of doing business. He has overhead, vehicle costs, insurance, workman's comp, gas to get to the job, and so on. Each contractor is different. The guy who charges $300 may use inferior parts. The guy charging $800 may use premium parts with a lifetime guarantee. Just some thoughts.
The guy charging $800.00 could be a hack also,price is no gauranty of qualitie.
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The guy charging $800.00 could be a hack also,price is no gauranty of qualitie.
Amen.
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$806 is a bargain if the job is done right, you now have heat, the work is guaranteed, and you have peace of mind.
$800 is NOT a bargain by any stretch of the imagination. Local contractors that I talked to agree I have been taken advantage of because I did not want the pipes to freeze. This contractor will NEVER get my future business, and I will tell others I encounter not to use him.
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$800 is NOT a bargain by any stretch of the imagination. Local contractors that I talked to agree I have been taken advantage of because I did not want the pipes to freeze. This contractor will NEVER get my future business, and I will tell others I encounter not to use him.

Please, relax. Your angry response is why questions about pricing are frowned upon on here. No one can tell you from 1,000 miles away if it's a rip off or not. Hell, it could be the deal of the century for all I know. My point is that this could have been (from my perspective) an honest, legitimate contractor who uses the best suppliers and gets the best parts to go along with running a busy enterprise and his prices MAY have reflected that. Okay, he's a bum and a rip off artist. Now you know. Now find a contractor that ISN'T a ripoff artist, or, better yet, do the work yourself.

P.S. You also did not read my response to Plummen when I said "Amen" to the possibility that this guy could be a hack. Sheesh.
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Local contractors will lie like a friggin sidewalk just to make their competition look bad. They all may charge that but do you REALLY expect them to be honest. Of course not, everyone slams the competition. Where I am with flat rate pricing which includes travelling time to pickup parts we would have charged close to that price. If people don't like our prices and want to wait 4 hrs or more for Joe's heat em and cheat em to arrive that is their choice. It's a free world.
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So $806 for a new draft motor, igniter, and clean up of furnace would be way out of line?
I would step back a bit further than that and question whether these parts actually need changing.

I find it hard to believe that an igniter AND a draft motor would go at the same time. Is this just preventative maintenance or are both devices actually busted?

And yes... $800 is a lot of money. That's almost 1/2 the price of a new furnace for what amounts to a tiny blower motor and spark plug.
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I would step back a bit further than that and question whether these parts actually need changing.

I find it hard to believe that an igniter AND a draft motor would go at the same time. Is this just preventative maintenance or are both devices actually busted?

And yes... $800 is a lot of money. That's almost 1/2 the price of a new furnace for what amounts to a tiny blower motor and spark plug.
Maybe it was a VS ECM inducer motor, which is a very expensive motor.

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