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Now is a good time to bust a move on HVAC, lots of new tech and old tech tips are out there. Lets get the ball rolling on this one. I have tons of questions about the new stuff and tons of answers about the old stuff.I would like to read about central unit gripes, heat pump nightmares  ,window unit woes, hot surface ignition ,etc.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Great suggestion! Since I'm not all-knowing, all-touching, and all-smelling when it comes to HVAC, I'll need one or more of the Masters to volunteer to moderate the new forum. Any takers?

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applianceman18007260692

How do we get the ball rolling oh wise one?

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

[user=4554]applianceman18007260692[/user] wrote:

How do we get the ball rolling oh wise one?

Well, if you're volunteering to the be a moderator, all I need to do is create the forum. :cool:

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applianceman18007260692

I will volunteer to be the moderator and if anyone cares to join me please do! PS dont I need moderator training?

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Ok, applianceman, you've got the new HVAC forum. :dude:

You won't need any special moderator training... yet. Your main job as moderator will be to apply your vast and awesome expertise to answering HVAC questions. As the forum gains popularity and traffic, then we may need to explore your other god-like moderator powers. ;)

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dmn

I do not see any recent postings. Is this thread still alive? I have some questions about HVAC.

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Pegi

Forum is just waiting for someone like you to ask a question...post away!!..:cool:

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dmn

Thanks. Are there anyone of you, the handyman type, not the professional ones, ever installed a split central furnace/air system before? I am seriously considering putting a 4T Goodman system in. It seem easy enough. Applianceman thinks Goodman is a good unit. I'd love to learn from your experience. Any things will help. Are there anythings tricky about doing it myself? The reason for Goodman because that seems to be the only brand I can order online. Thanks in advance for your input.

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Groovy Mike

ok I posted my question, now all I need is a guru to respond so I know who to send beer money to!  :D

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cncguy

I changed mine out 2 years ago.

3 1/2 ton rheem.

me and a friend w/ 12 pk. of heineken.

only part that was pain was ductwork.

 

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Brew Man

 Hey Applianceman,

what you want to know about hot surface ignition. I hope I can help you out.

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