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  1. #1
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    But it was a good deal........

    Went on a service call yesterday. Found a 13 SEER outdoor unit, hooked to an 8 SEER indoor coil that still had the original piston in it (a 1987 carrier coil). The outdoor unit was installed 4 years ago, the compressor was replaced last summer, they didn't get all the bolts back in.

    Checked pressures, it was almost empty of refrigerant, then checked further and found lots of surprises. One pic I missed getting was from the furnace that had the blower motor run cap taped to the wires going to the blower motor.

    But looks like I'll be installing a entire new system (furnace, coil and new outdoor unit) next week.
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    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    My favorite is the fusible link on L2.

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    come on now, one bolts more than enough

    that Al to Cu connection is priceless (especially if it catches fire)
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    come on now, one bolts more than enough
    You only need the one, those little post things keep the compressor straight
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolWine View Post
    My favorite is the fusible link on L2.
    You can't see it well in the pic, but that "fusible link" was starting to show signs of melting, it was "caving in" getting ready to play heat shrink.
    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    How many Amps is a White Fuse wire good for?

    I don't know how they sleep at night?

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    Is That a HAIER? I heard that Train/AM Standard was getting them to build a second line of equipment for them. That China made stuff is Junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC Shop View Post
    Is That a HAIER? I heard that Train/AM Standard was getting them to build a second line of equipment for them. That China made stuff is Junk!
    Actually it is a Nordyne. They guy had at the time just recently moved into the house and then the AC died, poor guy thought he was getting a good deal on the replacement unit. Just didn't anticipate shelling out close to a grand to replace a compressor 3 yrs later under warranty.
    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    wow thats crazy, where in va are you working?

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    Poor compressor is just trying to make a break for it.....just one more bolt to FREEDOM!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaladin View Post
    Just didn't anticipate shelling out close to a grand to replace a compressor 3 yrs later under warranty.
    So was that for just the labor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    So was that for just the labor ?
    Yea thats what the previous company charged him for, and their stickers was on the outdoor unit and furnace.
    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPaladin View Post
    Yea thats what the previous company charged him for, and their stickers was on the outdoor unit and furnace.
    I guess 3 extra bolts was not in the budget

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