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Posted: 5/3/2018 1:57:29 PM EDT
So, old furnace was a POS electric (15k Kw), and a single stage, 10 Seer, 2.5 ton condenser. Morons installed the old unit outside on concrete blocks.

Today they are installing a 96.3% Efficient Bryant 2-stage gas furnace, 2-stage 16 Seer, 3.0 ton condenser with a fully variable speed blower motor. New condenser installed on correct pad.

Just a wee bit of size difference...

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Huge difference.
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Originally Posted By PursuitSS:
Yeah, I have two furnaces/A.C.’s that need replaced. Both are 1979 units, the A.C. is a 7 seer and the furnaces are 55% efficient.

Now all I need is several thousand dollars.
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You're gonna need more than several.. This install is costing me just over $7k before sales tax.
Link Posted: 5/3/2018 7:54:24 PM EDT
Can't wait for the gas to be turned on tomorrow!

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Originally Posted By thorshammerblow:

Looks nicely installed.
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The only thing I'm not big on is using the copper line for the gas supply. They said it's code to do so, but I dunno... Looks sub par compared to the nice job they did on everything else. They don't come today to turn on the gas until between noon-5pm... I'm contemplating replacing it with black iron.
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Copper must be continuous or brass connectors. No solder joints. They come apart in a fire.

Kopeis install ?
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Originally Posted By 1873spfd:
Copper must be continuous or brass connectors. No solder joints. They come apart in a fire.

Kopeis install ?
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Yes sir. Koppeis installed it. Single copper tube with flair fittings on the ends.

ETA: All 3 of his son's did the work.
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Originally Posted By PursuitSS:
I thought that Black Iron was the ONLY acceptable pipe for natural gas?
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No, stainless is also acceptable. That's the flexible stuff you see in stores for hooking up appliances. To me, that's sketchy too. It's nothing more than thin wall spiral wound stainless, with a heat shrunk jacket of some material over it.

Being from IL, I've just NEVER seen anyone with copper tubing. At gas line pressure of 1/2 PSI, it's no where near busting, but I just worry about corrosion over time.
Link Posted: 5/4/2018 6:19:19 PM EDT
Looks like they did a good install for sure. Good timing too as far as outside temps...Glad ya didn't wait till middle of summer
Link Posted: 5/4/2018 11:55:16 PM EDT
In some areas, the flex connectors are used for seismic considerations.
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