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  1. That has got to be the most ridiculous thing I...

    That has got to be the most ridiculous thing I have seen...how does that even get to pass for a job done properly??? How does condensate from the unit drain? What happens to the rain water in the...
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    Words do not come to mind...:playing: Send a...

    Words do not come to mind...:playing:

    Send a pic of that to the OEM and see what they think.
  3. Thread: The irony

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    Wonder what the "swing" button does? (Can't wait...

    Wonder what the "swing" button does? (Can't wait to see the responses!):grin2:
  4. :Faint:I feel light-headed...ZZZZZZZZ!

    :Faint:I feel light-headed...ZZZZZZZZ!
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    At least it's up on the roof where no one can see...

    At least it's up on the roof where no one can see it!:whistle:
  6. The next call should be to the local...

    The next call should be to the local jurisdiction's inspector. And let "Uncle" know that his work can kill someone!!!
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    Tragic...and costly! A serious lack of judgment...

    Tragic...and costly! A serious lack of judgment was made, and people DIED! It falls on the landlord who knew what was going on. This shouldn't be on the WOS due to the loss of life and seriousness...
  8. :Faint:BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS...that's putting it...

    :Faint:BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS...that's putting it all in the job!
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    :.02:This is why I carry a supply of little blue...

    :.02:This is why I carry a supply of little blue wire nuts, orange and yellow wire nuts, and the big red and blue wire nuts. They do have multiple uses!!!
  10. Thread: Having no clue

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    Maybe the hole in the glass was already there and...

    Maybe the hole in the glass was already there and they just said, "Use it, it's getting late!"
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    Don't mind piping traps like that, but a coupling...

    Don't mind piping traps like that, but a coupling near the trap would be nice to actually clean out the trap and blow out the lines. The makeshift antenna isn't necessary, though.
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    EMF!!! :grin2:

    EMF!!!
    :grin2:
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    Not today!!! Sh*t out of luck!

    Not today!!! Sh*t out of luck!
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    They work better in a horizontal position...

    They work better in a horizontal position anyway...don't have to worry about the quick-pull coming out!
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    This is what happens when you lose your measuring...

    This is what happens when you lose your measuring tape...just "eyeball it!"
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    Not necessarily true, some mfrs. switched up due...

    Not necessarily true, some mfrs. switched up due to ease of production and space constraints. It's up to the servicing/starting tech to check. You can't assume anything in this business if you want...
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    All startup checklists that I have ever done...

    All startup checklists that I have ever done required checking the wiring (power and control), disconnects, and fuse ratings (if necessary) before applying power. If my company purchased and...
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    Did anyone even see a potential problem here...

    Did anyone even see a potential problem here before installation??? Someone's head should be rolling...
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    At least it has a siphon break...

    At least it has a siphon break...
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    Bet the insurance companies had a field day with...

    Bet the insurance companies had a field day with that one!!!
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    What's does he do when it rains???

    What's does he do when it rains???
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    is the flex-pipe up to code???

    is the flex-pipe up to code???
  23. Yeah...but the foil tape on the flue pipe? Looks...

    Yeah...but the foil tape on the flue pipe? Looks cheap. As far as damaged coil, had issue with same type about a year ago...problem was with both the shipper and the way the warehouse was handling...
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    He had to cut the load in...

    He had to cut the load in half...literally!!!:grin2:
  25. Maybe you should not be giving out such...

    Maybe you should not be giving out such advice...you never know what brain-cell lacking Mr. Fixit is reading this. :couch:

    (I say this sarcastically.)
  26. I'm sorry...I forgot. Next time I'll tell my...

    I'm sorry...I forgot. Next time I'll tell my customers to watch those "instructional" videos on Youtube for all of their DIY needs. How dare I keep my knowledge to myself...:beat:
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    I must be blind...still no gem.

    I must be blind...still no gem.
  28. You WILL experience this kind of situation...it's...

    You WILL experience this kind of situation...it's just a matter of time. Hope your meter has good leads and fresh batteries!!!
  29. Thread: Decked out!

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    Looks like someone is tearing out deck boards...

    Looks like someone is tearing out deck boards...
  30. Maybe when enough DIY'ers get killed or maimed by...

    Maybe when enough DIY'ers get killed or maimed by doing their "honey-do" repairs will the MSM wise up and get real...but I'm not expecting that to happen anytime soon.
  31. Thread: Mold anyone?

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    The sad state of Negligence, USA.

    The sad state of Negligence, USA.
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    You need non-skid shoes just to work on that...

    You need non-skid shoes just to work on that side, or suction cups on your feet. Worked on a few of those myself...it IS a pain.
  33. RESPONSIBLE journalism doesn't exist...

    RESPONSIBLE journalism doesn't exist anymore...it'a all about ratings, hype, and the agenda certain news outlets are pushing. "Facts" don't mean a damn anymore as long as you can get someone to...
  34. Can imagine what the inside of that electrical...

    Can imagine what the inside of that electrical box looks like.
  35. Thread: A dream Rheem.

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    You get what you pay for...:.02:

    You get what you pay for...:.02:
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    Agree with the sealtight and tie-wrap issue and...

    Agree with the sealtight and tie-wrap issue and would have used all rubber pads as the cork will eventually deteriorate as the pads get wet. But overall, looks good.
  37. Personally, I use a thermistor plugged into my...

    Personally, I use a thermistor plugged into my meter for an accurate reading and hang it in air flow close to a diffuser, or insert into supply or return plenum. I would use an IR thermometer for a...
  38. System will have to be off (no A-C) for a while...

    System will have to be off (no A-C) for a while as A-C causes condensation on uninsulated surfaces, and run fan only for a while to completely dry out the box. Insulation is not supposed to "absorb"...
  39. IR thermometers, for the most part, read surface...

    IR thermometers, for the most part, read surface temps. If checking a duct or register, it reads the surface temp of the material carrying the air. Reducing blower speed cold cause other problems...
  40. Thread: Very unhappy!

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    Not enough info to go on. Were there any mods to...

    Not enough info to go on. Were there any mods to ductwork, registers? Was thermostat replaced, what are you reading room temps with as compared to thermostat? Can you verify the thermostat reading...
  41. Give them a box fan then tell them to go buy a...

    Give them a box fan then tell them to go buy a block of ice...
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    Looks a bit extreme to me, regardless of the...

    Looks a bit extreme to me, regardless of the "approved vendor" moniker.
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    As stated in last response, coil maybe still...

    As stated in last response, coil maybe still frozen. It must be completely thawed before adding any gas and readings should be checked then. Check that airflow is good throughout system (i.e. dirty...
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    She definitely ran out of "smoke!"

    She definitely ran out of "smoke!"
  45. Have used a small hacksaw blade to literally cut...

    Have used a small hacksaw blade to literally cut across the threaded part of a male PVC adapter that was stuck inside the unit's metal female fitting, then used a screwdriver to pry out the broken...
  46. Just cut the existing trap off at the 90 and...

    Just cut the existing trap off at the 90 and unscrew the adapter out of the unit and install new.
  47. Amen, brother!

    Amen, brother!
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    At least everything is at "eye-level" now!

    At least everything is at "eye-level" now!
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    Their dog must have recently died and they found...

    Their dog must have recently died and they found a good use for the doghouse since Fido didn't need it anymore.:cheers:
  50. Gotta love those calls ...especially when you...

    Gotta love those calls ...especially when you tell or show the customer that the system was vandalized. They look at you and ask, "Can you do something with it to get me some cooling?" :D
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