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02-08-2003, 11:22 AM
[Edited by Boss on 02-08-2003 at 12:07 PM]
02-08-2003, 12:00 PM
But I looked at it any ways (copy/paste). Never seen one that bad but I have seen the units up on cynderblocks with flex out the sides into the old curb.
Wow! Look at that! Unbelievable. Thanks for the pic! :D
02-08-2003, 01:19 PM
I'll bet that flex will weather real well.
02-08-2003, 01:30 PM
Just when you think you've seen it all.....
02-08-2003, 03:07 PM
OH, MY GOD!!!!!
02-08-2003, 03:16 PM
Someone tell me that's temporary, very temporary. Any inspectors, what do ya think? What state?
Didn't care to much for economization.
02-08-2003, 04:47 PM
Thats a first! Definately never seen that before!
02-08-2003, 05:15 PM
I thought I had seen it all! Just goes to show you, you get what you pay for.
02-08-2003, 05:53 PM
How did this joker purchase those units? Do disdtributors and manufacturers really care who buys and installs their equipment?
02-08-2003, 06:52 PM
I think you just, ummm, lowered the bar to quality installs :eek:
They used 2 smaller units so they could use a ladder instead of a crane...
02-08-2003, 08:04 PM
One for the X-Files. Nobody would ever believe it unless they saw this picture. Gotta copy this one to a JPEG.
[Edited by rob10 on 02-08-2003 at 08:06 PM]
02-09-2003, 12:30 AM
I've been back to see this disaster 3 or 4 times...
I simply cannot believe my eyes. I actually got the giggles lookin at that pic. Too funny.
Like Boss said, "Look at that!" HAHAHA LOL!!! :eek:
They could've at LEAST used all matching duckin'...
[Edited by spike on 02-09-2003 at 12:32 AM]
02-09-2003, 12:36 AM
I hope to god you didn't even touch that mess.Who cares if it don't work I would be more worried about the roof caving in!!I hope you warned the owners of this dangerous install & called out the city inspector as well.wow just unbeleiveable!!!!
02-09-2003, 11:56 AM
I never actually saw this job, just the picture. I hope that it is some kind of computer generated fraud, but I really don't think so. Just goes to show " A picture is worth a thousand words" I'm still trying to figure out how to get pictures loaded here , thanks for the help.
randy lee bailey
02-09-2003, 12:55 PM
02-09-2003, 01:50 PM
Wow. I am speechless.
02-09-2003, 03:34 PM
wow, i guess it doesn't rain there
02-09-2003, 03:44 PM
when i was a kid and our tv would go out we would put another one on top of the broken one !!!! maybe thats where they got it from ??? oh the child hood memories
too tall terry
02-09-2003, 04:06 PM
hey, like that old saying goes; you get what you pay for ,but in this case i dont think that applies.........what an insult to all of us huh?
02-09-2003, 09:35 PM
creative 2 staging
have seen similar years ago, carrier 7.5 commercial package had bad compressor (my price was too high) they got another dealer to fix.
he took 2- janitrol condensing units sat on top and piped in refrigerant lines to existing.
they even called a year later and wanted me to repair wish I had a digital back then.
02-09-2003, 10:28 PM
I just found this thread. What the f#$@ were they thinking?
02-10-2003, 06:07 AM
It looks like are local guy has gone nationwide.
02-10-2003, 05:05 PM
This guy definitely gets around , there is one just like it on a hospital in a nearby town. only difference is the one here they put the units next to to old unit so you can't see them from the road.
02-10-2003, 10:16 PM
I would love to meet the guy that installed this!
02-10-2003, 10:53 PM
maybe it was one of the three toothless sears guys lol
02-11-2003, 08:19 PM
PRICELESS!! hard to believe even looking at pic
02-12-2003, 10:19 AM
I thought I saw it all!! Guess not! lol
It looks like two diffrent brand unit?
Lots of black duct tape to hold the flex into the unit.
I sure hope these unit are tied into place! or they'll be laying on it's side!?!?
02-13-2003, 12:02 AM
I keep coming back here because I still can't beleive it & have to look again! lol
[Edited by markwolf on 02-13-2003 at 10:38 PM]
02-13-2003, 08:38 AM
We got a "jacker of all trades" up north who would do an air conditioning job like that. I call him the Flex King.
How big of a diameter flex duct do they make anyway?
02-13-2003, 02:28 PM
If they got the units tied together to come on at the same? or Staged as 2 stage system?
If two stage system. do the have a flapper to have the air flow go one way!?
You should go back and check it periodically.May be their reproducing by fission.
02-16-2003, 02:31 AM
i think its kinda pretty in a sad sort of way ..maybe they where shooting for junk art
boy did they come through
02-16-2003, 09:16 AM
“If you make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.” ~ unknown
02-16-2003, 06:09 PM
going thru my pictures here wha--what--whatin the world. What kind of discombubulation is this????.. That's it this is the grand price winner. Beats the one I've seen consisting of two package units sitting outside a store with 16" say about 25', duct into the windows, made me slam on the brakes and turn around had a belly acke the rest of the day from all the laughter, was all worth it. .
02-16-2003, 11:26 PM
just came back from vegas& i seen something like that on some poor bastards home!
02-20-2003, 08:29 AM
This job was done to specs. from the G.C's I work for.
Too bad there is no death sentence for work of this magnitude.
02-21-2003, 08:58 PM
WOW .Is this realy Kansas? A real liability. wonder who the proud installer is. T
02-26-2003, 05:02 PM
... they matched the brands up, lol! I think the bottom unit is a Carrier anyways?? One of those gas packs and the other unit looks like a mobile home A/C. I can't stand installs like that, I can't stand it when stuff is rigged either.
02-26-2003, 07:39 PM
I think what you caught here is air conditioners mating. Where do you guys think mini-splits come from?
03-09-2003, 10:53 AM
IT SURE IS SOMETHING.
The bad thing is that that guy probably got away with that.
03-11-2003, 05:27 AM
Looks like payne has finally caught can i say good man. would like to see the tires on their truck. wonder how many crackheads it took to get these on the roof?
Looks like a company of Polocks or Mexicans did the work, maby a combination of the two. How does someone who does work like this keep a licence?
03-15-2003, 11:03 AM
I didn't think there were palm Trees in Kansas city
03-16-2003, 12:05 PM
I can't believe they didn't disconnect the drain line from the old unit. What were they thinking?
03-16-2003, 12:06 PM
Adding: May the owners wanted a two stage systems. ha
I walked in one of my supply outlets the other day & the same picture of "this low bid" was being passed around for the other techs to see...the buzz was like our HVAC talk forum comments. Everybody was putting the sorry install on each other. Smile
08-22-2003, 09:01 PM
I just had to look one more time!
08-22-2003, 10:58 PM
see what happens when you tweak before going to work.........
09-13-2003, 08:09 AM
Too bad the installer wasn't around to pose in front of his crowning achievement. Ah ,the pride in craftmanship. The attention to detail shines through. I can almost picture him in my mind's eye. Wearing a pair of worn "Dave Lennox" bib overalls, a railroad engineer hat, his right arm proudly rests upon his handiwork (very lightly). His chest swells with pride and a tear wells up in his left eye upon the completion of yet another job well done! He then takes his clean white rag and wipes away a smudge and ambles off into the sunset, stopping once or twice to gaze again at his masterpiece. Another Vietnamese restaurant has spared no expense to restore air conditioning to its cutomer.
Atta Boy Bubba !
09-14-2003, 10:07 PM
That thing is uglier than
1- the southend of a northbound jackass
2- a pair of bowling shoes
3- a train wreck
4- an 8 day clock
5- hammered mule ****
Anybody have 6,7 and dont say you
10-26-2003, 11:38 AM
maybe if they used a ful-flex elbow, would have improved air performance? do you supposed they removed the filters form the DR unit and installed new ones in the new trailer units? I am truly amazed at the quality of S****A cerified contractors? At least he probably staged the cooling, wonder how the supply fans work,especially if the new units are heat/cool. Carrier TM should be commended for his sale.
1/2 a tech
10-28-2003, 10:19 PM
Hey isn`t that the new carrie high eff. unit?
11-01-2003, 12:15 PM
this clown really gets around. changed out a similar mess several years ago in east coast florida.
12-13-2003, 09:45 PM
At least they took the time to secure the flex with strap, ha ha.
12-19-2003, 09:41 AM
QuickPAC 3 Stage Cooling Unit. Maybe the Owner did not want
two more leaking roof curb.
01-29-2004, 04:44 PM
What happened to the pic. I told some guys about this one and they do not believe me. I was going to print it to prove it.
01-29-2004, 07:03 PM
02-02-2004, 12:47 PM
typical jack leg job
02-02-2004, 04:16 PM
Crackhed Heatin' put a unit heater in the filter section, yea .. burners and all .....i got called 'cause the pilot kept goin' out .. go figger ! ... too bad i don't have pix !
What a joke. Please tell me that has been removed.
02-09-2004, 09:39 PM
I just went on one almost like it last week only it was just a remote junkatrol unit tied into a carrier rtu that must have had a bad coil or something, when I go back to it I'l shoot some pictures and let you all admire it
02-09-2004, 10:04 PM
they could have atleast used all of one color of flex
like some thing out of frankinstien
02-11-2004, 12:03 PM
Thats the craziest thing ive ever seen. you should get a prize for that photo ,
03-04-2004, 07:55 PM
WOW!! That is beyond hacked.
03-05-2004, 08:03 PM
How did you get on my roof?
03-16-2004, 10:41 PM
You get what you pay for
03-20-2004, 08:17 AM
First off, I'd like to take my hat off to the crane operator who lifted this Twenty First Century State of the Art Technology through the sky and set it gently in place. Keeping the chillers on top of the main turbine without them sliding off....just marvelous. I'm sure your crane company will appreciate all the free advertising you will get, once this mechanical engineering firm publishes all the pictures they took on this lift to their website. Moments like this make CEO's proud.
I apologize, I've just been informed by the engineers this is first generation FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY, I stand corrected....boy aren't we lucky.
Secondly, I'd like to congratulate the craftsmen who obviously came across the big pond being our tradesman in the USA could not possibly have honed their skills enough to pull off this feat. The logistics to bring this job in must've taken a SUPER COMPUTER.
Thirdly, I'd like to get a copy of the start-up procedures to pass along to NATE so they can incorporate them into their FUEL CELL CERTIFICATION. I understand the charging procedure for this new technology will be called SUPERCOOL.
Fourth, to the city inspectors, mayor and media who were at this ground breaking event. The P/R and Branding it will bring this start-up company will be proven in history as a pivotal moment. I'm sure they are destined to be a public company on the OTC board. For those of you who intend to follow this up and coming corporation, I've been told their stock ticker symbol will be jake.ob. I’m sure the tax abatement package they received will help tremendously.
Fifth, the IQ involved, the interpretation of the codes, must have absolutely overwhelmed them, but I do see they got the timbers under the units correct. Thanks to the Uniform Mechanical Code, the citizens should not be afraid to convert to this new breed of technology. In doing so, we will reap the benefits of not having to increase the capacity of our electrical grid. I was told the crew assembling this new technology was proudly listening to Bruce Springsteen’s song “Born in the USA”, trying to get a feel for pride in this accomplishment.
Sixth, Progress, isn’t it sweet, get me away from the XLi19’s, Weathermakers, Commercial, Ice machines, Walk-ins, Chillers, Boilers, I want my NATE FUEL CELL CERTIFICATION so I can be part of progress.
I apologize, the engineers have just informed me the temporary clerk got the pictures switched, and this is a commercial REMEDIATION JOB…darn. I spent all this time trying to bring you up to date on Fuel Cell Air Conditioning. Again I apologize. I guess the timbers weren’t a factor after all, and here I thought it was correct interpretation, my fault.
I truly feel this crew deserves to be awarded the JAKE CUP trophy for this milestone.
Thanks to Don and this forum, we truly can have Late Night entertainment. Keep the pictures coming guys……………….In stitches here.
03-20-2004, 05:28 PM
Even at 10 yrs old I new better.
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