Latest Purchase v.WHATEVER

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  1. Cheddar

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    New shutters should run you between 100 and 160 a pair, but that's home ownership for you. If you're going to remove them make sure to fill the holes with silicone. Just be prepared that when they come off, you might see darker vinyl behind them as it's been protected from the sun and the weather.
     
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  2. Michael

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  3. Wayne

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    My house has a couple shutters with missing slats, wind and weather takes its toll. Mine are wood so likely just some repair and paint will work.

    Be glad it's not a heat pump, was just quoted $18000 to replace my existing central 3 ton unit...

    Before you all say that's crazy, it was just one quote by the guys I had in for repairs (out of refrigerant, pressure test next week). If I have to replace it, I will be getting more quotes lol.

    Ahhhhh... Home ownership...
     
  4. Gooch

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    that is just silly
     
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    1800? or 18k?
     
  6. v-mac

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    That's beyond silly....
     
  7. Miss Shawty

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    I went last night, they don't carry shutters.
     
  8. Wayne

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    $18K...Quoted to remove the 3 ton central heat pump (which is 20 years old), and install a new 3 ton Amana ASCZ16 dual-stage unit.

    I also thought it was beyond silly. If it does need replacing I will be getting a few more quotes.
     
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    Just get some 2x8, Greg will plastidip then and boom, shutters
     
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  10. LMAC

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    Yikes.. i guess heat pumps are a different ball game then central air
     
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    :lol: You're funny!
     
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  13. RoryTate

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    That's absolutely beyond silly. I had a new 2 tonne variable speed heat pump (23 seer, 10hspf), variable speed air handler, & a fancy pants thermostat installed for $15k before rebates.
     
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    Are you calling his price silly and you paid 15k for a 2ton split? Omg hahaha
     
  15. Wayne

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    I don't get it...this new one would include new air handler, fancy thermostat, and all that shit too ..it's not just a new fan/coil outside.

    But yeah, I was expecting to pay $10-12k.
     
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    The longer I run this backup electric furnace, the quicker the price looks appealing.

    Hopefully get a pressure test next week and worst case I start getting more quotes.
     
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  17. RoryTate

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    I'm aware of what I paid for. My end price was $10k, and it was not a split.
     
  18. Wayne

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    So my buddy was just over who works for that company that quoted me (he ran his own heating company for 3 years). He did a pressure test for me and it won't hold pressure, but no obvious leaks, so at this point it's time to call quits on the old unit.

    He offered to install it for me on his own for 1/2 the quoted cost, I just have to wait until spring when he has time and the ability to shut everything down in case it takes more than a day. He would be adding in remote sensors throughout house tapped into the thermostat to average out so the house heats better than it currently does. Currently house is closed off a bit and doesn't heat evenly...the area with thermostat gets warmer than other areas.
     
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    Outdoor condenser hooked up to a remote indoor evaporator is a split system. A 2 ton split system before rebates should not be 15k
     
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    He will be supplying all equipment and install for 9k? Do not cheap out on the Brand. Warranty in important for this type of equipment
     
  21. Wayne

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    Same brand, same everything I was quoted...this guy is one of my close friends. He's just offering to save me the markup (which he told me is double cost of everything) the company he works for charges. I'll double check with him on how that affects warranty, but I don't expect it would.

    He ran a heat pump shop for 4 years, closed up as it become flooded market for mini-split installers, starting getting hard to make enough...so he went back to working for his old boss. Bottom line is, he knows what he's doing, nothing would be skimped on, he's just being a great friend really.
     
  22. David Puddy

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