View Full Version : No place for the run capacitor....no problem
02-19-2004, 04:44 PM
Just mount on top of the unit!!
That is like my grandparents unit that had a hard start kit mounted to the outsided as well. Nicec pic, crap work.
haha should say "mcgyver was here"
02-19-2004, 11:06 PM
that is just ridiculous never seen such a thing. The homeoowner didnt say anything about that? Or was that why you were there.
02-19-2004, 11:20 PM
Nice job-I guess routing the wires back inside the vestibule was too time consuming.Plus-you want something to catch little kids eyes so they go play with it.
02-20-2004, 08:56 AM
Well luckily this is on a rooftop, condo building, so the owner has probably not seen it, no kids around either. I wasnt there to work on this particular unit.
02-20-2004, 01:55 PM
HAHA hell even I know how moronic that is and I'm still schoolin'.
02-23-2004, 09:35 PM
Gotta give the guy credit, at least he didn't mount it to the fan blade.
02-24-2004, 02:36 PM
Not too mention the 300+ Volts accross the run cap when the motor is running would wake somebody up!
I've NEVER seen anyone install one on top of the unit like that.
I am one who likes to put the fan run cap back in it's original place. I HATE having to reach for the run caps hung underneath the fan by some slacker (not that we all didn't do that at one point). Some people just don't understand how simple a run cap is to wire. They use the universal motor and think they have to use BOTH of the brown wires so they tape or zip tie it next to the motor. I cut off the brown with the white stripe and connect the brown wire to the original location.
02-24-2004, 02:47 PM
is that metal tape wrapped around the connections
02-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Not foil tape...just plain old silver duct tape
This pic proves zip-ties and duct tape can be dangerous in the wrong hands :D
02-25-2004, 05:25 PM
Oh, come on!!!
03-08-2004, 08:39 PM
Come on Swamp, you had some spare time and wanted a pic on here, thats a rig job aint it.......lol
03-20-2004, 01:18 PM
Didn't you guys get the service bulletin on EVEN BEARING WEAR and keeping the coils clean?
It stated, you simply leave the reversing wires protruding above the surface line of the trailing edge of the blade for safety reasons in order to enable the switching of blade rotation on a weekly basis. Thus, by doing so, you backflush dirt out of the coil and provide EVEN BEARING WEAR on the fan motor........LOL..trying to catch my breath here
03-23-2004, 11:19 PM
Ha Ha Ha Thats just too funny!!
03-24-2004, 08:27 PM
Just when you think you have seen it all, You guys surprise me another notch. It makes you appreciate craftmanship. Great web site.
03-25-2004, 11:53 AM
Come on now! at least they taped up the terminals and the condenser air keeps the capacitor preheated for faster starts causing less strain on the motor for longer service.
oil boiler man
04-11-2004, 04:43 PM
That Tech should be fired! Or given a sparkling recommendation, so he can get a job with a competetor!
04-14-2004, 09:14 AM
what the.... WHAT?
04-30-2004, 11:26 PM
I see this all the time on rooftops. Cant belive a tech can live with himself doing this kind of workmanship
04-30-2004, 11:38 PM
Is that duct tape UV rated?:)
05-01-2004, 12:26 AM
I do that all the time. The capacitor stays cool,and you can change it quickly if'n you have to.
05-15-2004, 06:38 PM
Frickin moron that did that should be shot. I was electrocuted once by a hitting a capacitor once to point I had exit burns. I love techs that dont know how to wire 4 wire motors for 3 wire.
05-15-2004, 09:07 PM
I've run into units like that. I bet under the hood you will find a regular blower motor, not a condenser fan motor. (you know, sealed)
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