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  1. #1
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    Heat pump trips the high pressure switch on really cold days.

    Upflow install with a Goodman modular blower with 20kw heat package, and a cased coil...


    I was out for no cooling, but found out from the customer that they kept having to reset the HPS on cold days in the winter. It's pretty obvious why, lol.
    In addition to the blower and coil sections being in the wrong order, the coil had at least one refrigerant leak, and had lost the entire 17 pound R-410A refrigerant charge.

    This was a homeowner DIY install of internet purchased equipment, with help from a "friend that does refrigeration work for a beverage company".
    According to the wife, the husband did all kinds of research before installing it.

    I quoted them a price for reinstalling it correctly, with a new coil.
    The total for what I quoted + what they already spent buying the equipment retail on the internet comes up to more than I would have charged them to correctly install a new system from the start.
    They were not happy with me when I told them their coil had no warranty coverage, so I doubt I'll hear back from them.
    Not that I want to hear back from them...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    mark , just judging by his drain-pipe work I would have to say WTF? was this guy doing messing with r-410a? wow, i wonder if some of his "research" involved this forum? *shudder* ^deep sigh^ ..............
    catch a man a fish , feed him for a day.
    teach a man to fish , ruin a good business opportunity.

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    What do you wanna bet they called in another company to get a second opinion and they got the same "no warranty" answer? When will DIY'ers get the message?
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    He'll probably just turn the fan upside down!
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    He'll probably just turn the fan upside down!
    Instant downflow. That would be more efficient anyway, cause heat rises.
    Carpe Carp~ Seize the carp

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    So much for "research" on the net.........
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    He should have researched a little more, then he would have found your number before starting the install, lmao!

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    We need 36 couplings and 2 ft of 3/4 pvc
    (((PEACE IS THAT BRIEF MOMENT IN HISTORY WHERE EVERYBODY STANDS AROUND RELOADING)))

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    Quote Originally Posted by david912 View Post
    We need 36 couplings and 2 ft of 3/4 pvc
    Yeah, it's a pretty "special" drain on a number of counts.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Hey guys, we shouldn't bash the HO's for doing their thing. We should encourage them! Their DIY efforts generate a lot of good billable work

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    That is the kind if job I envision when a commercial guy comes on here and asks for help on a side job 'for my buddy.' They look down their noses at residential guys, still.
    Jason

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    dont ya just love the DIY'ers ??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bja105 View Post
    That is the kind if job I envision when a commercial guy comes on here and asks for help on a side job 'for my buddy.' They look down their noses at residential guys, still.
    Hey, hey!!! I worked commercial for 12 years. I do not look down upon residential as I now am a residential tech. I find it quite interesting, and the service area is a lot smaller then in commercial. Less drive time and closer to home. I'm quite pleased with it and glad I made the switch. Sure, the clientelle is a bit quircky, but it wouldn't be interesting if it wasn't.
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