Hello out there in usenet;
I am shortly to become a "new" home owner, and what home would be a
home without expensive kitchen appliances?!? Right?? Oookay. So I
ended up buying an electric range from an out of state company because
it was recently discontinued and no local vendor could do it. While
they say their freight delivery will include delivery inside my home,
I am highly doubtful, as my limited experience with freight shipment
involves something more akin to a pallete being dropped off on a
SO I think to myself, I'll call up a local "professional
installation" vendor and get a quote! Easier said then !#)%( done!
Except for Sears and one repair shop that also was willing to do
installation, I have had no luck. No google, no phone books, heck
yes I even lookd in the yellow pages.
Where's a dorky new home owner supposed to find some sort of
reference/contact info for "professional installers", or do such
beasts actually exist? I tried ServiceMagic but that looked like a
major shell game so I steered clear. I don't want to give somebody
my info as a "lead", I want to call -them-!
Any advice? And for those DIY responses, listen, the range weighs
more than I do, and try as I'd like, I don't have 3 thick necked
friends I can con over with a case of beer.
email@example.com (Jay Kelly) wrote in
Well,electric ranges plug into standard 220VAC outlets,which you probably
already have. You need to insure that the range fits into the space you
have.with the outlet in reach of the cord.Then you get a hand
cart(handtruck?) and use that to move it.Harbor Freight sells them pretty
low cost.Use moving pads to protect the range's finish while moving it.
(How much do you weigh? Electric ranges don't weigh that much.)
you dont need an installer you probably just got to hire some movers...
look for a small company and tell them what you got or will probably
will get shortly and see what they charge to carry it into the house and
set it up???? if its just got to be pluged in then you are all set.. if
not then you can get a handy man type to do the electric for you....
hope this helps.
Thanks everybody for your helpful comments! To wit I have the proper
electric and breaker necessary for hookup - yay - and if the freight
guy is unwilling to puit on a handcart and bring it inside, I found a
local moving place that'll help me by renting me the cart for $15 or
just coming out and doing it for $30 :)
For the record I am a puny 150lbs :)
By the time you are don,e the saving will be minimal compared to the local
guy selling the new unit. Most appliance dealers are not interested in
servicing appliances bought from others.
Sears charges plenty for anything they do. What is wrong with the repair
shop yo did find?
No, most installers work for the local dealers or are under contract with
Hope Depot, Sears, etc. Very few independants exist.
If it has to be brought into the house, find a few local teenagers and give
them a few bucks. Ask a neighbor if they have a brute sized kid. Once in
place, it is fairly easy to attach the cord and plug it in if the old range
had the same configuration. The manual will have details.
Next time, shop around for the full package. My local dealer sells,
services, delivers, installs, carts away the old and total cost is within
ten bucks of the big "discounters" . He recognizes me when I walk in, he
knows what I have if service is needed. I have the ability to so the work
myself, but it is sill when all I have to do is sit back and let the pros do
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Kelly) wrote in message
This might help.....
Choose the local service that you require.
Appliance Repair Aid
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