You, landlord, are a bait and switch customer.
Cheap cheap cheap, untill the guy does it. Then the day of, it's expensive, expensive, expensive, hoping he'll just give it to you.
"Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."
"Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."
"Just get it done son."
In your original post you said he installed a used "condenser", while later you keep refering to a compressor. Which did he actually install?
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From your post, I surmise a couple of things:
Originally Posted by marianlibrarian
1) You are lucky to have him
2) You would be paying a lot more than what you have been willing to pay (which is what this guy charges)
3) Really good guys often won't deal with landlords. I wouldn't, because I'm also a RE licensee.
4) See number 1.
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2 Tim 3:16-17
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You claim to trust your ac guy as the name of your thread implies. He is willing to work with you and you do things differently then 'regular' customers.....but you know that because you have tile countertops. My boss would not allow some of the things that you are asking him to do. They would claim that there is no money for them in those practices. They are right and I sometimes hate them for that. I would keep trusting him and understand he is trying to work with you. Mechanical systems aren't entirely predictable, just like craigslist purchases of all sorts. You win some and you lose some. I have left jobs and had other components fail. It sucks for all involved. You, him and your tenants. Good luck in your decisions. All of them.
Not trying to get off topic, but I feel its another answer to her question about a blower failing a month after inspection and I'm sure its happened to many on here: I went 2 months ago to a home and replaced a bad blower motor, I replaced with a brand new one right out of the box and new capacitor, 2 days later we get a call that new motor had failed. I looked it over nothing done wrong on our end, the new motor just failed. It happens its a mechanical device and it will eventually fail and often times without warning. It's one of those things that can make a contractor look bad even though they don't deserve it.
Originally Posted by JWB
exactly. we try. we aren't perfect. neither are the components we install.
Originally Posted by Rob_in_WV