If your a legitmate contractor, you can easily gain access. All you need is
your EPA card.
If you a homeowner, call your local Rheem or RUUD dealer. You can find you
local dealer through WWW.RheemAC.com
I'm not a contractor, legitimate or otherwise. Since I had posted here
before and I was only asking for the one manual, I thought it was obvious
I'm not a hvac technician.
The furnace in question is the one in my house. The house is a repo, so I
didn't get as much of the minor documentation as one might expect with a
more typical real estate purchase.
Why is the owner's manual a state secret? I've had no trouble finding
owner's manuals for just about anything else on many manufacturer's web
sites. Including the house water heater, which is made by Richmond (same
company as Ruud / Rheem, I believe).
All you need to know is where the filter is anod how to change it on a
Richmond is not the same as Rheem/RUUD.
There is a reason that furnace manuals are not in the public domain. There
are many places where it is ILLEGAL for a homeowner to work on thir own
FWIW, your furnace is a 2 stage, variable speed model... this is *NOT* your
Dads furnace. You will need a *QUALIFIED* tech to do any repairs on it and
make sure that its correctly adjusted. Most all of the Rheem "Top
Contractors" and/or "Top Technicians" will have the training, and special
tools to correctly make repairs and adjustments to this furnace.
Thanks for your professional opinion. I must admit I find it to be
Frankly, I'm probably at least as smart as you. I'll be the one that
decides what jobs will require a professional like yourself, and what jobs
I'll learn to do myself. What I don't know today, I reserve the right to
You learned something today. :-)
That is interesting, I've never noticed the blower running at more than
one speed. Should the difference be obvious?
Last question, could you say roughly what this furnace sold for when it
Its your furnace and your home and your family.... its your choice....
No problem... I don't do plumbing anyway.
If it was installed correctly, you should never even be aware that its even
running. If there is no change when its running, then its one of 2 things...
either the demand is not there to kick in the second stage, or it was hacked
in by the lowest bidder and neither furnace or controls were set up
correctly, in which case, all bets are off.
The sale price?? If it was done by a competent contractor, the *INSTALLED*
price should have been around $3500 plus applicable sales tax.
Well, I certainly hear the draft inducer when it starts. Although I have
gotten used to it, the draft inducer sounds almost like someone has turned
on a vacuum cleaner in the basement. I also hear the blower, but that is
only because it tends to be very quiet in my house.
I'd guess that I have the single speed version of that model.
If it is a two stage model, should the second stage kick in after a
predetermined number of minutes of heat, even with a plain thermostat? A
quick google indicates that at least some brands and models will do this.
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