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    We need a craigslist shame forum.

    Help needed (contractor/handyman) (19154 (NE Philly) Franklin Mills)

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    I am having a problem with my central air conditioning blowing through the vents but it isn't cold. Here is the situation. I had my tenant test it. She told me the thermostat sometimes gives her problems. It's digital and she said if she turns the heat in the off position when she is gone, when she comes home and turns it back on the room temp doesn't register the inside temp. She said it doesn't always happen but every now and then it does. She said she takes it the cover off, takes the batteries out blows in there and shakes the batteries and then it works. I'm not sure if that would be wiring or if she needs new batteries (I forgot to ask if she put a new battery in). She put the air conditioning on the other day (central air). She said the thermostat she switched to cool in the "on" position and she set it at a very low temp. The air came out the vents but it wasn't cold. She ran it for a while too. So I had her go outside to see if the condensor was on. She did not hear the air conditioner running outside. So I'm not sure if it's electrical and something is wrong with the breaker for the air, the air conditioner or the thermostat. I would like someome to take a look at it. Also, please let me know if you have any idea of what the source of the problem is. Thank you!





    Now why havent we been taught about the "shaking batteries" technique? Is this something the veteran techs want to keep away from the newbies?
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    I always keep a few shaking batteries in my bag just in case. I keep them right next to my left handed hammer,the board stretcher and those sky hooks always comes in handy. lol

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    Don't forget to periodically spin those spare pillow blocks you have on the shelf so the ball bearings don't get a flat spot.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

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    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    I don't know what I would ever do without my canned steam on a no heat call!
    Damn phosgene

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    I just wave my hands over a machine and it works. The dog and pony show is to get paid.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    I keep a voodoo doll of all the equip. we work on. Then just pull out whichever piece you need. Works like a "charm".........
    Never tried the batteries thing, maybe I'll trade in my lucky dice......
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    Also, please let me know if you have any idea of what the source of the problem is. Thank you!
    the equipment operator?

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    Sort of like jumping up and down after doing the wild thing to avoid getting pregnant!
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    Is this a new way of hiring hack labor or is she seeking free help?
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sun Dog View Post
    Sort of like jumping up and down after doing the wild thing to avoid getting pregnant!
    Yeah, i got 3 kids...turns out that doesnt work either.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLZ Dan View Post


    Now why havent we been taught about the "shaking batteries" technique? Is this something the veteran techs want to keep away from the newbies?
    If you put the batteries in your pocket till they warm up they'll work better.
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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    And don't forget to bring the van up to the mountains and put fresh air in your tires...

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