Over 40 yrs doing this, YOU CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT I HAVE SEEN!! GONNA CARRY MY CAMERA!
Unbelievable!!!! That is a disgrace to our trade. Must be the work of the un-licensed people who under-bid "us" licensed contractors who are just trying to stay alive as a business.
Im a Bryant dealer and i thought Carrier was supposed to be the experts!
Not common, but I have seen this a few times... amazing what a hack will do.
Regardless... as noted in the second quote above: Do a THOROUGH inspection, write a few paragraphs as to what is wrong (yeah, slice the previous guys work to shreds), and give a detailed quote to replace the entire system.
I love finding stuff like that. Looks like a perfect candidate for a new system. I wouldn't even consider trying to make that thing "work." That's not even a possibility.
I found one last fall, about a 3 year old Arcoaire system. Furnace was installed with a R22 coil w/txv. They must have set the OD later and realized it was a 410a unit. They had just dumped the r410a and put in r22. Friggin idiot hacks.
All they would have had to do is swap the indoor txv and it would have been good to go. I offered to do that for them, but explained it's probably too late to save it anyway. We replaced the whole system.
From my math, ignoring the oil compatibility issues, that should have left the system with about 70% of its original cooling capacity, and an underloaded compressor motor, ouch.
From the Samsung rotary compressor site I am seeing about a 742 BTU/h per CC per revolution for R22 but about 1037 BTU/hr per CC per rev for R410a
That filter dryer is also in the wrong location.
jeremyjp I agree that there needs to be something done about unlicensed work start with reasonable requirements for taking their test.Time in the field is a good one then they do a background check.these are excellent andshould beused to sit for the test.Then here they want one year supervisory experience with a letter from contractor or engineer.The ones I worked for (contractor) fear competition where is thieir insentive to be honest about your experience with them.Main point I have been behind licensed guys who have done hack work described in here so it is not always unlicensed guy doing this but sometimes licensed.Thank you
Hey you gotta do what you gotta do
Beer can cold
The dreaded " tail light guarantee
I probably have worked with the guys you are talking about not only is it the technicians fault but some fault with the employers
No training just asses to fill up van seats to sell new equipment
I have to admit i pulled one out this weekend myself. It was at a buddy's house and he didn't have have the money to buy a new valve at the present time. I gave him labor but i wasn't gonna buy the part. I saw no reason to pull the accumulator. His air handler has plenty or electric heat. Does this make me a hack?
the bi.flow drier was coming apart and got trash in the capillaries that move the slide. also replaced the clogged drier, pulled and cleaned the evaporator, and even washed his blower wheel too..