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  1. #27
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    Hmmmm. It is inovative. The customer wants it that way.. Really? Someone did not do their job effectively. The customer was not educated propperly to make this decision.
    It will cost a lot more in the long run. That rusty turd wont last forever and then what are they gonna do. Sure a 20 ton condensor is cheaper than a 20 ton RTU but here there are enough incentives by the utility companies that would just about cover the difference among other incintives like a cheaper bill every month.
    "It's always controls"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    then the next year the HXC blew....
    Valid point here. I'm all for saving my customers money. That's how I keep them. Now would I do something like this ? Most likely not. Maybe if the unit was just out of warranty yet still somewhat new. What happens when the heat exchanger leaks ? Do you sell them a new furnace for the other side ? I just can't see putting my name on something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skwsproul View Post
    Hmmmm. It is inovative. The customer wants it that way.. Really? Someone did not do their job effectively. The customer was not educated propperly to make this decision.
    It will cost a lot more in the long run. That rusty turd wont last forever and then what are they gonna do. Sure a 20 ton condensor is cheaper than a 20 ton RTU but here there are enough incentives by the utility companies that would just about cover the difference among other incintives like a cheaper bill every month.
    Its actually becoming a common sight on rooftops. Saw another one yesterday.

    I dont know if its a sign of the economic tes are a company thats pushing these repairs.

    Maybe both.

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    Just a question is it really in the customers best interest to sell them what would be a fairly costly bandaid knowing that the rest of the unit does not have much life left.As far as what customer wants there are times were no is the only answer.Would you bypass a safety device on gas furnace or bypass breaker to get customer by leaving no safe way to turn power off because the customer wanted you to. We also do not know if this was temporary maybe till they could get an air handler inside or loaner unit.Sorry so long just some thoughts but I would not do that as a finished solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techbill11 View Post
    Just a question is it really in the customers best interest to sell them what would be a fairly costly bandaid knowing that the rest of the unit does not have much life left.As far as what customer wants there are times were no is the only answer.Would you bypass a safety device on gas furnace or bypass breaker to get customer by leaving no safe way to turn power off because the customer wanted you to. We also do not know if this was temporary maybe till they could get an air handler inside or loaner unit.Sorry so long just some thoughts but I would not do that as a finished solution.
    Bypassing a safety on a furnace, and tying a new condensing unit into an older RTU is apples and oranges.

    We really need to get over ourselves.
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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    again .................. find the knifes........ butcher at work.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Because the rest of the system will never wear or burn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayr View Post
    I would bet money that it works better than this hack job.

    OH! FREAKIN' WOW!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chaard View Post
    OH! FREAKIN' WOW!
    WOW

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    I have never seen an AC Tied in like that only a Furnace............If the owner of the property wasnt such a cheap and payed his bills I could get a picture to show you guys. But I don't think I will be going back. Like 77 says its a sign of weak ecomony Why do you need to bypass safetys????

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayr View Post
    I would bet money that it works better than this hack job.

    was that picture from southern california? I had a buddy years ago in property management who had taken over a building and found that on the roof. Looks exactly like that rig.

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    Could be. BamaCracker sent it to me a longgggggggggggg time ago. If any of you remember him. (Mickey)
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

    Tomorrow is promised to no one...

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