Purchasing a furnace
Has anybody tried to purchase a furnace in the us and do a self install? Could you save alot of money doing this?
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I agree. There are some things you CAN do but are better off with a pro. Our cottage furnace is being replaced and the duct work during an extension was put in by the GC and after research and such we now realize what a disaster it was. So its not just the furnace but all the fancy calculations and such that need to be done.fieldhousehandyman wrote: ↑Dec 7th, 2017 9:47 pmI am a pretty accomplished handy person, and I am quite able to do just about anything (check out the bathroom I did posted somewhere on this forum and on my blog) but self installing a furnace is just not one of them. If you call three or four companies, you should find a couple that offer no mess about competitive pricing, and go with them.
Dec 7th, 2017 10:41 pm
I heard some people talk about it before, but in this situation they bought the furnace from a Canadian HVAC at wholesale price and then hired someone with a license to work with natural gas for install.
Dec 7th, 2017 11:47 pm
You could save a lot of time, money and tears just hiring a HVAC company to install it.
Dec 8th, 2017 10:26 am
If it's made in the USA you wouldn't have duties, only 13% tax. Still, it's too much trouble for the other reasons you mentioned, plus you need at least 2 people to work on it, then hire a licensed gas fitter. I'm also a DIY almost everything guy.fastmiele wrote: ↑Dec 7th, 2017 10:41 pmI heard some people talk about it before, but in this situation they bought the furnace from a Canadian HVAC at wholesale price and then hired someone with a license to work with natural gas for install.
In your scenario it sounds way too risky in terms of losing money. Going across the border and coming back will likely result in getting charged with duties. The worst part is you have no warranty. Imagine if it breaks down and/or if you get a lemon ?
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Dec 9th, 2017 11:29 am
Inducer motor is plug and play motor totally different.cybernation wrote: ↑Dec 9th, 2017 10:11 amHmm, alot of you are saying don't do it.. a few years back I asked for help replacing a induction blower in the same furnace and 90% of you said it couldn't be done.. well I replaced it and it's been running perfect ever since. I mean if there is no ducting to be done, and if it is a drop in replacement, how hard can it be connecting the gas line? No bubbles no troubles?
Dec 9th, 2017 1:02 pm