I think it's even a PGA rated course too... Red Rock just out side of Rapid City, SD.
This place is a constant job. We installed a RTU in there because the other 3 A/C's couldn't keep up when it was hot out. 1 is a newer A/S unit, the other 2 are old Lennox Pulse's.
Anyway, get a call, it's getting hot in the dining area. I get there, praying the whole way it's not one of these 2 units. Sure enough, it is. I head into the crawl space, check the filter (they are known for not changing them), and it's pretty clean, fan is running. Under the deck I go. It was warm outside, but down right hot under this deck. I figured it was the 1st unit since the other one was doing a good job of heating me.
Contactor pulled in but nothing is happening. Check the fan motor and it's shot. Give them a price to fix it, they say go ahead, and I also strongly encouraged them (again) to think about replacing them before they absolutely need to. So, I go get a motor and throw in the beast, it spins away, but the compressor is out on over load (still).
Meanwhile, as I was just starting to put the motor in I heard some bangs plonk down above me, I didn't think much of it. Well, when I heard the last crash I could tell it was aluminum cans, and that last bag must have been enough to poke a hole in the bottom of the bottom bag... douching me with warm stale beer (and lord knows what else). So, 30 minutes later I get the unit cooled off enough to run, check pressures and it was a bit low, but not enough to make me think big leak. So I dump some in, get it running (as good as can be expected anyway) and head away.
Next day we get a call, it's making a lot of noise and it sounds funny. I get out there only to hear the compressor. Now I don't know the technical side behind this, but it honestly sounded like it was grinding some coffee beans for it's morning dose of caffine. Then it occured to me, compressors don't drink coffee... Checked the pressures, they are high (mighty high), but considering it was 130 deg under the deck (and only 90 outside) I'd say it's doing all it can. Told them there's nothing I can do for it, it's just doing it's death rattle... it's going to die someday. Once again told them to work on replacing them sometime soon when we have the free time, not to wait until the last moment when it dies on a friday afternoon and they want one thrown in that day.
Haven't heard back yet... this was a month or so ago.
*edit... betchall would like a picture eh?
P.S. on that unit in the back there's less than 1" clearance between the top of it and the deck. Both units are about 4" deep in pine needles.
[Edited by amickracing on 07-08-2006 at 04:48 PM]