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Old 09-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #16
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Sometimes there are jobs that even avid DIYers shouldn't do themselves and I don't care if this is a DIY site or not, sometimes the best and safest advice we can give someone is get a professional to check out the unit.

Get a professional to inspect, clean and service the unit if you do not want to replace it, but no one here can tell you if the unit is good or not and you are not trained to look for potential problems. After sitting there for 6 years unused, replacement would be a good option.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:15 AM   #17
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A friend of mine bought a house back in 2008 and it has a 1995 Lennox. She told me the house sat for many years unoccupied. Now they are looking at replacing the unit because it has been giving them problems.

I'd recommend replacing that old Rheem with a new unit. The Tempstar PS80 I recommended isn't that expensive, so it should be in your budget. If everything goes as planned during the install and no obstacles, that Tempstar should save you money and not break the bank.
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Sounds like that house is a complete gut and redo.
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Sounds like that house is a complete gut and redo.
Thanks everyone for responding! I'm trying to save as much of the house as I can, considering the location, It just isn't worth a whole lot of investment. Just a place to stay for now. I'll look into having an HVAC man come out (once I get the SCARY stuff out of the basment -- no cellar door to the outside for 6 years), unless he wants too much to check it out. No clue what that would cost. I'll think about the new furnace too. I'll tell ya... cellar with no windows... makes it darn hard to work with no electricity. Found out the stupid meter was just pulled only about 3 weeks ago! If I just connect a few outlets to make power tools and lights work, that would be nice. I'm sure the electric company will be nothing but complaints on the fusebox and 60 amp service.
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60amp wow. I heard of 100 amp and 200 amp never 60. Way to small.
In the fifties, 30 amp was the norm. 60 amp was almost considered too much. Sort of how 100 and 200 amp are today. I am willing to bet there are some old houses out there with gas appliances that are still running on thirty amps. Not many left, however!

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