Search:

Type: Posts; User: 1HVACOWNER

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. My Mistake.. I thought they were Philips head. My...

    My Mistake.. I thought they were Philips head. My vision is not the best and I do not have HD TV. HA. Still, I think I had rather use hex heads over Robertsons on sheet metal.
  2. Question for my Northern friends about Phillips head screws vs Hex head

    My wife likes to watch Holmes on Homes and I noticed that the HVAC guys in his area still use Phillips head sheet metal screws. We changed over to hex head screws over 20 years ago (Easier to use vs...
  3. So it Cost too much.. OK how much is it worth?

    Sorry no pics this time.. Long story short. I take care of a apartment complex for the past 8 years, The regular woman I dealt with moved to the main office over all the complexes in the state and...
  4. Ha.. Good one! I had a similar call, But the...

    Ha.. Good one! I had a similar call, But the homeowner was a irrigation man and he took the fan out and installed several misting nozzles above the condenser coil. (Water Ran 24/7, but got him by for...
  5. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,949

    Dang! Everybody knows you use a twig/stick to fix...

    Dang! Everybody knows you use a twig/stick to fix this.. He needs to go back to HVACU! HA!
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,800

    Its behind the Regulator. Its to "code" ha!

    Its behind the Regulator. Its to "code" ha!
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,800

    With Silver 15 or Soft solder (ie. Water pipe)? I...

    With Silver 15 or Soft solder (ie. Water pipe)? I have never considered doing this, at least with soft solder, from a safety aspect of it leaking. Always use soft copper/good flairs & fittings. But...
  8. Replies
    54
    Views
    6,560

    WOW.. Hate it for you.. When I was young (13,...

    WOW.. Hate it for you.. When I was young (13, working with my father) I had a freon line go bad/blow out on liquid line and my 1st reaction was to put my hand over it and "stop the leak".. HAHA! Did...
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,800

    LP copper line.. but like this?

    Below the regulator is a copper line that is feeding a water heater with standing pilot in the home. Its brazed with water line sorder. Nice. Told the owner to fix this... He said it has worked for...
  10. 1

    1
  11. Filter?......... FILTER?!... WE DONT NEED NO...

    Filter?......... FILTER?!... WE DONT NEED NO STINKIN FILTER!!!!! HA!
  12. Replies
    744
    Views
    141,923

    No A/C call... Condenser suction frozen, I switch...

    No A/C call... Condenser suction frozen, I switch it over to Heat (Heat Pump) then I go inside.. Woman is a hoarder like you would not believe, BUT all vents were open. I ask when was the last time...
  13. I work on everything. Apt Complex, Homes,...

    I work on everything. Apt Complex, Homes, Businesses hell even a few campers.. HA. Just joking about the drinking, I don't do that. ha.
  14. Actually I service 2 OHSA inspectors homes and I...

    Actually I service 2 OHSA inspectors homes and I always wear shorts/tennis shoes/ and my ultra white socks!ha. .. They have No issues with that. Once I did have a Aluminum extension ladder on my...
  15. If you notice the condenser coil (4 years old),,,...

    If you notice the condenser coil (4 years old),,, Caused by dog pizz! Very bottom coil is a blow out/Blevy. After new unit was installed, he installed a 4' high fence 4' from the unit.
  16. I wear shorts in the summer (My own company), Its...

    I wear shorts in the summer (My own company), Its super hot here and we have high humidity too. I keep coveralls in the truck when I have to go under a low/nasty crawlspace. Socks are because we have...
  17. Transformer is for a zone system... They put a...

    Transformer is for a zone system... They put a piece of cardboard between it and the contactor end (hotwire) to keep it apart... I remounted it away from anything, and added a 5 amp inline fuse. ...
  18. Hodgepodge of BS I deal with around here...

    Vent over door is a 10" supply to outside. (No reason at all for this) just a screw up. T-Stat roaches (always a nice day when I find this), Welders trying to Braze, Lighting strike on wire that...
  19. They said "My Fan Motor is bad and I cannot get anyone to fix it"

    I wonder why. Homeowner added a room in attic and this is the junk I deal with. I asked him about permits... He said "I did it all myself, I did not need any permits" My foot is a size 13 BTW. HA!!
  20. This is a 10k job by one of the "Big Companies". (They took out a 6 year old carrier)

    Pic with PVC under unit is a drain for both a/c evap and 90% furnace. (Drilled a hole in PVC and taped pvc to bottom of furn and stubbed rubber flex drain from draft motor/drain bung into it). Air...
  21. Replies
    46
    Views
    6,801

    I usually use 2 small zip ties and either attach...

    I usually use 2 small zip ties and either attach them to the main wires or I use the zip ties with the screw holes and attach it to the motor with a 1/4 long screw. No need to expose these wires.
  22. Replies
    46
    Views
    6,801

    MOM... the A/C BIT ME!

    Universal Condenser fan install with wires sticking out... Wires decayed, child saw colorful "string" on unit and looped his finger into it to get it. Mother told me that her son told her that the...
  23. Sorry, I should have put this in Tech to Tech...

    Sorry, I should have put this in Tech to Tech Thread. (Im getting old, ha.) , And thanks for the replies. The local Johnstone sells Fujitsu (Not Sanyo /Panasonic. Thats who I looked to for technical...
  24. Sanyo Inverter Ductless 410 Compressor will not start.

    Model # CH2472 Ser.#00359 02

    I am in the HVAC service field. I will be upfront and say I have limited education on inverter ductless units, as there are not very many in my area. (But I believe...
  25. Buying a service truck for tax write off for 2013?

    Hello.. Is anyone buying a new service truck/van because of the last year of the "good tax write-off"? I work for myself and I have a 04 1/2 ton pickup w/140k. Was considering getting a new 3/4 or 1...
  26. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    Ohhh Nooooooo! HA!

    Ohhh Nooooooo! HA!
  27. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    update.... Went back to the home again today.....

    update.... Went back to the home again today.. (No Heat) I looked so hard for a issue in the control box.. No dice! T-Stat bad again. I go to the truck and put my tools up and put on rubber gloves...
  28. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,800

    Maybe you found the answer to keeping the GE...

    Maybe you found the answer to keeping the GE x-13s and others working = Water Cooling effect across the cntl. haha.
  29. Replies
    25
    Views
    6,586

    No, Did not get a tip. This woman was poor as...

    No, Did not get a tip. This woman was poor as dirt and im sure she had plans for the money.ie.food,medical bills,meds. Even if they did offer me some I would not have taken it. I do still work for...
  30. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    OH YES!! I knew it was a matter of time until a...

    OH YES!! I knew it was a matter of time until a Liberal made it on this post. So In my statement you quoted, I never stated what ethnicity the people were, You assume they were latino? I may have...
  31. Replies
    39
    Views
    7,920

    A wise Chinese man once said "What has been seen,...

    A wise Chinese man once said "What has been seen, cannot be unseen". This is going to be in the back of my mind from now on. Thats too funny. Wonder if the installers spoke english well? People are...
  32. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    Well I did the breaker replacement done. I sat on...

    Well I did the breaker replacement done. I sat on cardboard and took only what I needed in. I opened the bottom panel and 40+ roaches came out. NICE!.. Then when I left I threw the cardboard in a...
  33. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    Well I just got a call to go back to this mobile...

    Well I just got a call to go back to this mobile home. GREAT! Now the fuses have burned up. Im going to order a new kit and install breakers. Going to carry roach killer too. (I want a new/different...
  34. Replies
    15
    Views
    3,404

    I would be more bothered by the furnace.

    I would be more bothered by the furnace.
  35. Thread: Rental

    by 1HVACOWNER
    Replies
    24
    Views
    3,256

    Wonder if they used the antifreeze to thaw out...

    Wonder if they used the antifreeze to thaw out the coil?
  36. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  37. This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  38. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,536

    Came up on this genius heading to a call

    What you dont see is the 2 bails in the car.... AND..... 1 Bail on the passengers side hood !awsome! He could not see to the right off the hood. And a local sheriff car passed him and waved. :gah:
  39. Thread: Oops!!!

    by 1HVACOWNER
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,465

    Turd truckers are the best!

    Turd truckers are the best!
  40. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,255

    There is a town (wendell NC) that has a old farm...

    There is a town (wendell NC) that has a old farm supply store there and they still get a few train loads of coal per year from W. Virginia. I had to search to find a supplier. Looks like the place...
  41. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,855

    Well I heard sheet metal screws are in short...

    Well I heard sheet metal screws are in short supply. Thats pretty normal aorund here. I just remount them when I find them.
  42. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,693

    I figured its where Goodman pressed on the...

    I figured its where Goodman pressed on the aluminum coil over the copper and that it rubbed a weak line in the copper and the urin ate in the rest on the way, and the pressure finally blew it out.
  43. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    I figured this was normal. I see this 3-4 times...

    I figured this was normal. I see this 3-4 times per year though not this bad. I cleaned it up with a stick and it worked. A digital t-stat will not last 4 monthis in this enviroment. I have tried it,...
  44. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,693

    I dont know, (and dont care either). Dog tried to...

    I dont know, (and dont care either). Dog tried to bite me, pop everywhere, whole unit smelled of urin. Barked the whole time. I normally like and get along with most dogs, This one has issues! I hope...
  45. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,693

    Yea, I know, but I could not see it from the...

    Yea, I know, but I could not see it from the inside. only took a shot of nitrogen. I was just sure itwas the lugs blown, and I have never seen a condenser coil blevy like this so I was not looking...
  46. Thread: Tilted?

    by 1HVACOWNER
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,208

    Wow. There was more effort to put the units up...

    Wow. There was more effort to put the units up there than it is to at least build a level pad. If someone sees those long copper lines, There gone to the scrap yard for crack $.
  47. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,171

    Fellas!! That is a early prototype heat recovery...

    Fellas!! That is a early prototype heat recovery system, Very rare and worth its weight in gold!. You can take that to the bank and retire right now. :LOL:
  48. Replies
    25
    Views
    6,586

    Found money !

    Sorry no pics on this one... This is just a good true story. In 1999 I went on a noise call to this old womans home. It was a old cinderblock house about 1000 square feet in the older part of our...
  49. Replies
    56
    Views
    12,212

    This was a rental, single wide, non english...

    This was a rental, single wide, non english speaking undocumented workers :anyone:. When I took the cover off at least a dozen either ran back in the hole, or fell off. I tried to tell them but when...
  50. Thread: Still good?

    by 1HVACOWNER
    Replies
    3
    Views
    997

    Some JB Weld works! Thats what a Homeowner told...

    Some JB Weld works! Thats what a Homeowner told me once, And he tried to fix it himself. We replaced the system the next fall.
Results 1 to 50 of 65
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event