UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (66) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread
Author: buffalogal100 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 757800  
Subject: Re: Truth Date: 4/23/2013 3:58 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
Every heating and cooling contractor I've contacted says I must replace the asbestos-lined duct work. *sigh*

It does seem frustrating, but isn't there some kind of state or federal law that requires replacement of asbestos lined duct work when a new heating system is installed? Our contractor gave us space heaters to use when our old forced air heater conked out for good. They came the next day to install the new one, and two weeks later, the central air system. Took them 4 days with a team of 4-5 guys working. One morning, I hadn't even had my shower, hair sticking out to the four corners of the world, still in pajamas, not finished with a cup of coffee and they ring the doorbell just before 8. Good grief. They didn't even blink an eye when I answered the door.

For your situation, If you socked the money away from the refunded premiums, maybe it's enough to cover some of the costs of replacing the ducts? Were there also punitive damages awarded? If you're anything like me, you just say bite the bullet and get it done. Also, there is no asbestos disclosure required on a sales contract if you decide to sell your home in the future. That's a huge plus. Wishing you well with whatever you decide to do.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (66) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread

Announcements

Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Looking at Currency Ratios
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement