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Old 07-29-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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The son is more than likely about useless as....well, you get the idea. If he's living at home @ 45, he's likely a loser, and has no sense about him.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Unfortunately, the woman got screwed if they replaced everything with the A/C system. Ryland homes are HIGHLY specific on not just the system requirements but they also balance the air weight in the house via a fresh air return of specific size and length. If her A/C contractor did not mirror those requirements, she's going to have a sick house. If she starts complaining about having a cold all of the time or allergies, you'll know why. Rylands EFL Homes are the real thing in regards to energy savings on heat and cool but when it comes time for A/C replacements, the contractor has to know what he's getting into and how to deal with it or it's going to be a major fail.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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The son is more than likely about useless as....well, you get the idea. If he's living at home @ 45, he's likely a loser, and has no sense about him.
I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Maybe he is taking care of her. Nothing wrong with that.

A middle aged man is living with his parents down the street from me taking care of his elderly parents. He does everything for them. lawn work, groceries, etc.


Much better than sticking them into a nursing home which seems to be the American way of handling elderly parents.

Ever see an asian in a nursing home? I havent. The children take care of them until the day they die.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Which, if she's beyond a certain age is illegal. Go visit her with a carafe of coffee and see if you can get her to at least look into whether she was treated honestly.
Should be illegal at any age!
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Maybe he is taking care of her. Nothing wrong with that.

A middle aged man is living with his parents down the street from me taking care of his elderly parents. He does everything for them. lawn work, groceries, etc.


Much better than sticking them into a nursing home which seems to be the American way of handling elderly parents.

Ever see an asian in a nursing home? I havent. The children take care of them until the day they die.
Agreed - which would've been mentioned in the OP's comments as him having looked carefully into whether or not the work was really needed. We home cared my mother, as well - so I can appreciate what it takes - and I can promise you that NOTHING like that would have happened. There's just NO way that the duct work in a 7 year old home required replacement.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:06 PM
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I read something a while back that heat pumps typically last about 20 years with most being replaced before a complete failure.

That being said, my heat pump is going on 30 years and I should replace it before it goes out!
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