Furnaces older than 10 years or so are just like the older cars. There
wasn't much to them and any one with a little mechanical ability and the
willingness to research a repair could fix most things wrong with them.
Today's furnaces are more like today's cars. You need special gadgetry
(how'd you like that word) to diagnose them. You need alot more knowledge
into the innards of the equipment. I do not know squat about cars, I just
know if it is more than fluid exchanges I need to stay away from it.
I know HVAC so I can comment on that. If you are not properly trained you
may get it to work. I am not losing a dime by not giving you information
here, nor is anyone else. I could give you the wrong answer, that in this
litigious society could possibly cause me problems.
You will find guys from all walks of the HVAC world on this group, you will
also find some who are not in the field at all, and a few people hang around
just to get under others skin. All of us, on occasion, get tired of the
same old home owner questions. They don't give us enough information to help
them, some you can tell are dangerous to themselves, some just start out
nasty because they heard we were a bunch of jerks in here (don't quite know
why they came here then), or they don't like the answers that we give them
anyway. If we don't answer their questions they go on tirades about how we
are all rapists and crooks, and belittle the competency that we truly need
for our jobs. On occasion we may answer or deal with that person in a
slightly rude way, or mess with their heads for a while
Some are a little more militant in their style, probably because they have
been dealing with it alot longer than others.
It's usenet, it's unmoderated, you can pretty much do what ever you want to
say or do. No one has to be nice to you.
This newsgroup is a far cry from what the industry and it's employees really
are. They guys that reply that are from the industry and work out on the
street just got done working 8-10 hours listening to customers complain
about how much everything costs. Do you really think they want to go relax
on the internet and deal with home owners that think we charge too much.
They may want to bullshit with other guys just like them.
I hope every one has a wonderful Thanksgiving. God Bless and enjoy your
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