work in the major cities and the ladder gets traded in for a frieght elevator with a stairs walk up.. that is why you travel lite and hit the passenger ones to get into the spaces for breakdowns.this pix a rare drive the van up to the roof and be in the middle of 2500 tons of TRANE rooftops..left the truck running all the time during a summer breakdown
Own the company and you can have your employees get on the roofs for you.
Originally Posted by jmiles
Well, I don't know about everybody else, but I use the force.
Hope that helps!
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a 5 gallon bucket is tool bag of choice working on the roofs.the easiest i did service on were the KMART stores.all had walk up stairs and just a sea of units all the same brands per store...but there had to be that one store with the ladder mounted 4" off the cinder block wall with a 40' climb up and over the hatch opening...that is a "tools in the pocket" breakdown
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Originally Posted by dijit
I still have to go on roofs though.
Me too why would you want to get off the roof? Nobody else to bother you all the sunshine you can stand. Of course I have a tool shed on my roof so I don't drag my stuff up and down everyday either...
Originally Posted by joemach
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Just get out of the bussiness if roofs are too tough for you.
Learned that the "hard" way.. Since then, I'd find something to tie the end of the rope off to, on the roof.
Originally Posted by qwerty hvac
To the OP: What's wrong with rooftops? Fresh air, sunshine, you don't have a peanut gallery looking over your shoulder.. As far as I'm concerned, I could do 100% rooftops from April to November
Even Chillers are still often cooled by cooling towers... which are frequently up on the roof. The sensors for contrals are mounted locally... usually in a airhandler, which, darn it... is on the stinking roof.
Originally Posted by zw17
My favorite problem at our main office building is when we have a pwoer blip, we lose teh VFD on the main air handler. So you have to reset the VFD, then run up to the roof and reset the static pressure switch (sicne the command was for 60HZ and it can't catch itself), then run back down and reset the VFD again. Yes.. I know I know it needs some reprogramming but the Tracer Summit guys.
...and you will always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS hafta climb back down at least one time to get one more tool...
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I don't know, but we've got one guy that apparently has it figured out. Any time he has to do something involving a roof, another tech gets sent to help. I HATE extension ladders, but I suck it up and get the job done.
Originally Posted by Six
Tell your boss it's to windy to put up your extension ladder!
Done that many times. Had a few ladders blow over on me.
Originally Posted by coolperfect
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