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Old 02-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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Here is the official Rheem website that says what the "rules" are...
http://www.rheem.com/products/heating_and_cooling/consumer_protection/
I personally think that it is a bad policy by Rheem, but it is their company and they can offer any type and style of warranty that they want. Typically the market place dictates the warranty so that the customers buy the product. I would suggest voting with your feet if you donít like the policy. I do think that the policy has some merit, but then again, they might be able to modify the policy to include internet sales. the idea that I am thinking is that they could offer a warranty, but unless the system is "commissioned" by a trained installation company, If not, the warranty, which could be as low as 30 days, would be void.
Just saying...
I still see lot of hack install jobs done by licensed contractors,and from what ive been told about the NATE cert around here anyway is if you can stay awake through a class you can pass the test!

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I don't see anything stating they don't void the warranty on internet sale.

And I never said it applies across the board....I said "All the warranties i have read void warranty on internet sales". I think it's a safe bet that means I have not read all of them. If there are some that don't void internet sales I have never heard of it.

And I have never called you "Dude" and I won't in future either. So let's not make an issue of it.
I have to admit, I did just find that Goodman doesn't warranty online sales, they do however extend their warranties, if ordered from a wholesaler by phone, go figure that one out.

It kind of erks me to have these restrictions put on HVAC equipment, you and I both know there are so many hacks out there, I know for certain I could do a more highly qualified install for myself than many of the contractors out there, and yet in the great state of MI you can't pull a permit for an HVAC install without a license. I wonder what lobbiest for the so called "professional HVAC" folks used to get that law pushed through.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #18
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I remember years ago everybody was saying that the box stores werent going to be allowed to sell electrical supplies in omaha,youd have to buy rverything through supply houses!
I dont spend nearly as much as I used to on materials anymore,but Ive got no desire to pay double for emt and other supplies through any of our fine local electrical suppliers unless its some oddball panel or breaker or service wire.
Same thing goes for copper and fittings and pvc stuff for plumbing,anytime menards has a sale on L or M copper I do my best to buy out the store for future projects.
I still have to buy cast iron pipe and fittings at the supply house and water service parts,like stop boxes and things like that.
But if I was forced to buy everything at a supply house my customers wouldnt be able to afford me !
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Ive installed equipment bought over net, registered and thus warrantied thru my company. Goodman.
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Bought by customer, that is.
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I am replacing my central split unit and have found several online. I have also gotten estimates from contractors. My questiion is will I still have a warrenty if I buy the unit myself and hire a licensed pro to install it. One of the guys giving an estimate said unless a licensed pro purchased the unit the manufactures warrenty wouldn't be honored. Is this true?
There is a place near by me sells to public and you only get one years warranty on it even you install it your self. But had gone on calls after someone install it them self and all I got to say everone wish they had a pro to do it.
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There is a place near by me sells to public and you only get one years warranty on it even you install it your self. But had gone on calls after someone install it them self and all I got to say everone wish they had a pro to do it.
Everybody should know their own limitations,I dont install my own pacemakers!
That doesnt mean that people shouldnt be able to buy their own parts and have somebody else install them if they can though if they think they can save a buck.
Although after seeing some online prices I can still get it cheaper through supply house
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I am replacing my central split unit and have found several online. I have also gotten estimates from contractors. My questiion is will I still have a warranty if I buy the unit myself and hire a licensed pro to install it. One of the guys giving an estimate said unless a licensed pro purchased the unit the manufactures warranty wouldn't be honored. Is this true?
You will have a parts warranty, you will not have a labor warranty. In the event that you do need a service call, you should expect to pay a "trip charge" and labor for the entire time the technician is at your house.
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[quote=Jackofall1;...u can't pull a permit for an HVAC install without a license. I wonder what lobbiest for thand yet in the great state of MI yoe so called "professional HVAC" folks used to get that law pushed through.[/quote]

Who sez you can't ? An HO can pull a permit if the local authority deems you knowledgeable. Although I have never heard of any HO being turned down.


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