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    Frown RCB droppings.

    Pure lazy.





    Sometimes not so lazy, just stupid.


    The Chinese cap was bad, it took less work to mount it correctly than to dangle it with a gob of tape.



    Sometimes really dangerous.
    The customers neighbor noticed the outdoor fan turning lazy slow, and got shocked when he touched the unit, so they turned the breaker off.
    Someone replaced the cap, and as is often the case, it was physically smaller than the old one, so he stuffed the folded up box behind it to hold it in the mount. It didn't stay...


    Single pole contactor, so now the motor has 120v to the windings through the cabinet to ground, or someone standing in the mud next to it...


    Less than one minute bracket mod to fix it.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    ridiculous.

    I sometimes ask the customer who the company was that did this. If i happen to see the owner of that company, ill make sure to tell him what his guys are doing. If it was him that did it, i'd show him a picture like that.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    i see that all the time. many people just don't care

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    And like you said, its not even difficult to just mount them correctly!!!

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    Might have kept the dog from pi$$ing on it though.
    Nemo me impune lacessit.

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    Gotta love those..........who ARE these people?
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    i dont understand this $#!T either. i carry strap with me. also if it already has a mount you can usually bend it to make the new one fit securely. One day whoever does it like that will get a shocking surprise.

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    I've seen the capacitor just dangling, but still in the box with the leads coming out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    i dont understand this $#!T either. i carry strap with me. also if it already has a mount you can usually bend it to make the new one fit securely. One day whoever does it like that will get a shocking surprise.
    I carry a roll of perf. strap for those special occasions where the original cap. mount doesn't quite fit the high quality Chinese capacitors of today.

    When trashing an old cond. unit I save the capacitor mounting brackets, never know when you need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realcoolbreeze View Post
    I've seen the capacitor just dangling, but still in the box with the leads coming out of it!
    Do you do work in Arkansas?

    I'd like to meet the Einstein who thought of doing that. That just looks like hammered crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC5096 View Post
    I carry a roll of perf. strap for those special occasions where the original cap. mount doesn't quite fit the high quality Chinese capacitors of today.
    The American made AmRad capacitors usually don't fit either, so I keep a couple of feet of perf strap rolled up in one of the compartments of the parts box in my tool bag.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Confused

    Quote Originally Posted by AC5096 View Post
    Do you do work in Arkansas?

    I'd like to meet the Einstein who thought of doing that. That just looks like hammered crap.
    No, Tucson AZ!! And it's for a church that likes to skimp out on their maintenance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC5096 View Post
    I carry a roll of perf. strap for those special occasions where the original cap. mount doesn't quite fit the high quality Chinese capacitors of today.

    When trashing an old cond. unit I save the capacitor mounting brackets, never know when you need one.
    I too save capacitor brackets and keep them on the truck. I also save the rubber termial boot/cover that you occasionally find on some units.

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