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  1. #1
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    Spring maintenance

    What is your guys opinion on doing residential spring maintenance during cold weather (32 and below)?

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    It's not plan "A"


    Sent through Tapatalk, even though they ruined it with "upgrades"...
    It's All about Heat.............................to a degree

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    The only load you would have is an artificial load which may not equate to actual operating conditions. My personal belief is 60° or above.

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    I use the field charging blanket but when it's below freezing Temps the blanket proves worthless. The blanket is only good above 45 degree temps.
    Can't complain....I could be home not doing any work and not getting paid.

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    I don't think you are doing your customer any service starting their machine below freezing or checking the charge below about 60.

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    we will not do it until it is at least 69 outside. ok truthfully 65. AC's generally do not have crankcase heat so I WILL not start one up below 50.

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    Hey guys I totally agree! But if my employer tells us to do it , what choice do we have? It's either their way or the highway...

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    I have to agree with BaldLoonie. How do you tell your customer in May when it warms up that you couldn't tell
    there was a problem in March because it was too cold to do a good job of diagnosing the system, and this will
    be another service charge.

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    Hey, us guys in Illinois are sitting on our a$$ too even with these 17 and below temps. I can't even fathom what an idiot I would look like calling up clients and suggesting it's a good time to get the a/c ready. Looking for work much?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevster01 View Post
    Hey guys I totally agree! But if my employer tells us to do it , what choice do we have? It's either their way or the highway...

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    It's a shameful ripoff!

    We were called in for no-cooling in a Canada Post building, even though it was contracted to SNC-Lav.
    One compressor was burnt out, other system cracked condenser.

    I checked the PM sheet, done mid-feb.

    Weather records listed daytime hi at 27 below f.

    Made me think of the attempted smuggle of Suddam's son.

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    I got a list of people to schedule for spring maintenance but its not warm enough here in PA. I just explain to them its too cold out and be wasting there money.

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    Tell the boss to piss up a rope.
    That my way or the highway crap will surely keep employees.

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    I agree no service is done below about 72F. its usually the mfu. min. temp. for cooling start unless the unit is equipped for temps below that.

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