I guess your mind is made up. Good luck then. But don't expect a
contractor to help you when this *is* their / my trade, and although I'm not
in your neck of the woods, I feel it would be more prudent if you hired a
licensed, trained *contractor.*
BTW: In the state of California, when you are a licensed contractor, we are
required to *write* a contract when the *total* job is over $750. That
contract is to spell out the materials & equipment for a *specific price.*
Also, under the State Board of Equilization, it is also required that way
since contractors are selling a *completed system* including labor. The
Sales Tax paid is technically a *use tax.* Not a sales tax, and therefore
is generally calculated differently. If you find a contractor who *will*
break the price down, he's not doing it correctly [according to the
Department of Consumer Affairs for the State of California & The State Board
of Equilization.] He can, it's just not correct.
The other issue is the refrigerant contained within a self-contained package
unit is not of a insignificant quanity. The refrigerant within the
equipment is an inrigal part and it won't run without it. So, one of the
reason(s) you can't seem to find a distributor who'll release a unit is
because you are not EPA certified. Nor do you have a resale permit for
sales tax. Most distributors may not want to handle the sales tax for you
[since it's going to be only one sale in 20 years.]
Did ya notice they don't sell these things at Home Depot? They direct you
to a licensed contractor?
FWIW: The Goodman unit warranty specifically states there is "No Warranty"
when purchased through the internet. It *must* be installed by a licensed
and trained contractor.
I'd suggest you call the local building department, and see if it's legal to
do this one yourself. Some commercially made roof units are all one piece.
It's lifted up by crane, and bolted in place. then wired, and fastened on.
If your unit has a separate condensor, then you'll need some soldering and
Christopher A. Young
(Using backup computer. In a couple
I will replace the unit I have with a like kind unit which is ac and
heating in one unit. So electrical and gas is already in place so as I
see it getting the old one down and new one up is the challenge and
for that matter I will probably go to united rental and rent
equipment to remove and place a new unit.
I want to know what it is on a rooftop uint that Stormy is bolting and
fastening even though I know he's never installed a rooftop unit in
his Mormy life.
Now of course CA probably has a reg where it may have to be bolted but
Stormy aint in CA.
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 22:04:00 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
No problem. I can fix you right up. I will setup the crane that will
come to your home. I can have the unit delivered to your home.
Its really simple. Just send me your address, the day/time you want
the unit and crane at your home and send my pay-pal account $25,000
and I will fullfill your request.
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