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Old 12-31-2007, 02:04 PM   #16
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finding a contractor to come and finish what you started can be diffacult as well

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Old 12-31-2007, 03:13 PM   #17
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what do you guys recommend for furnaces that work well and arent overly expensive.as far as the warranty i had already read that part before. and about installing it , my girlfriends uncle is goin to do that for me since he works for an hvac company doin that. he just doesnt know anything about ductwork he said. should i have him buy it for me and ill get my warranty? and if so do you guys think the price difference is really big if he buys it from whoever or if i buy it from the internet.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:24 PM   #18
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I always like it when its the brothers, cousins, girlfriends, x-fatherin laws date that will do it so much cheaper. Not to make fun but I would not trust an HVAC guy that knows nothing about duct. How could he work in this business without knowing about static pressure and a duct system. From what I have heard when these people mess up then it could become a strain on the family. Be carefull who you hire as there is so much involved as you are finding out. Is this person licenced?
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:26 PM   #19
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my inside temp for summer is 75 and for winter is 70. hvac and coolmen i apreciate you guys taking time and helping not only me but others in this forum becuase i browse the forums and see your names all over. anyways i went by home depot today to see what kind of ducts they had just so i can get comfortable with the different sizes and all that stuff. i did think that the gauge that they have is way different than the one my friend has in his home. the one in home depot looks so flimsy , and from my untrained eye i wouldnt know if there is any difference. the one i saw at my friends house look really rigid and strong. in another note. can you guys take a look at my design i had in my first post and tell me which would be the best way i can tee off to the main trunk that will run down the basement .my furnace as you can see is not centrally located so i need to go out of the plenum about 1 foor 1/2 half and then tee off to the main trunk. this position is also good for me beacause is right under were i will take the other side of the plenum and go to the second floor. one again guys thanks for all your help nice talking to you and happy new years
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yeah he is licensed. he doesnt install ductwork that is why he told me to call one of his friends to give me a quote. he does the furnace installaton for his company.
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oh and by the way he isnt chargin me hes doin me a favor. and dont worry i apreciate the comments. i too thought it was weird at first when he said he didnt do any ductwork when he is an hvac guy but he said he does furances only
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #22
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I highly recommend you gett a pro to do the ductwork.and home depo is ok for small items but not main trunks. ductwork design requires someone who knows how to use a ductulater and has knowledge of velocity,static preasure grill,register selection per specs. Call a pro who will be willing

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thanks coolem for your reply. i do understand where yo are coming from. i just think that i myself can figure out how to design and properly install ductwrok. that is of course after i know as much and read and ask as much as i can before i install the first piece. and also the thing i keep hearing from the begginin is that not all licensed hvac and ductwork contractor know what they are doin , i dont want to pay some guy 300 bucks to run ductwork and then it not coming out right. if you are an hvac guy yourself i am not talking trash about you guys i am just talking about those who present themselfs in knowing what they are doin and just screwing you. and also im not trrying to screw hvac guys by doin it myself is just that i am a 22 year old cable contractor and i have huge bills right now with my new house and i am trying to save as much money as i can. thanks for your replies

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