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  1. #1
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    Automatic finger remover

    Changed a contactor on this today



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    Someone changed the fan blade with one that's too big so they mounted it above the shroud and then attached legs to the guard to raise it up.

    Going back next week with a new blade.

    Going back to change this

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    Wow. That's crazy

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2

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    Sounds like that relic needs to be put out to pasture!

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    gotta agree with wiz 79 WOW!

  5. #5
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    that is ingenuity at its finest.... no no its just Hackery lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Sounds like that relic needs to be put out to pasture!
    I was gonna say......bring back a new unit instead of the blade!

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    Cost

    Quote Originally Posted by machery View Post
    I was gonna say......bring back a new unit instead of the blade!
    Nope he's just going to shotgun parts at that relic, cause the owner's too cheap to replace. Owner won't know it till he's spent twice the price of replacement.

  8. #8
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    Actually the owner called me and said he wanted a quote on a new compressor and a quote for a 12 ton rooftop unit because another company said he had a bad compressor. I said I better take a look at it first. It was a good thing I did because it wasn't even a rooftop unit, it was a 12 ton condenser on the roof. Big difference!

    Turned out the contactor had melted down. Put a new contactor and everything ran perfect.

    This was the day before a few days of extreme heat was forecast and the customer was completely elated that I was able to get the cooling back on.

  9. #9
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    Exelent! When you come upon a nasty,scary looking old unit that other companys won't ever lay a hand on before condeming and make a simple fix and the customer happily hands you a check. The sense of acomplishment and competency makes all the dirt and sweat and blood feel worthwile. Plus , You have gained a repeat customer!
    Damn phosgene

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustedknuckles
    Plus , You have gained a repeat customer!
    When I gave him the bill he said he wants a service contract on this unit, the 4 furnaces it's connected to and his 4 other buildings.

    That's worth way more than what I'd make from a changeout of the compressor or condenser.

  11. #11
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    That is just nuts. There has to be a line somewhere between safety and keeping something going and they went out of the area code of safe there.....yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    Changed a contactor on this today



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    Someone changed the fan blade with one that's too big so they mounted it above the shroud and then attached legs to the guard to raise it up.

    Going back next week with a new blade.

    Going back to change this

    You have got to me kidding me. Some things I see are just so hard to believe.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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