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    Is this bad?

    Condensing bracket snapped wreaking havoc on the condensing coil. The repair wasn't pretty, but it worked.
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    Been there done that
    Officially, Down for the count

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

    It was working when I left...
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Can we see repair pics?

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    It hurts more when the blade and motor was just installed and new

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    Canyou say maintenance program.

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    Yummy.

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    Look like an EngAir, have had that happen to me once before.

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    No after pics unfortunately, trust me, wasn't picture worthy. Basically cut out the fins in the affected areas, as you see in pic 3, cut the "pancaked" sections, pried up the ends and soldered in some 3/8. It was in fact an Engineered Air, our maintenance crew has now been instructed to check all condensing fan brackets.

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    oh my.... it made a bit of a mess.... sell them a new one.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    That woul be the definition of a "bad deal". I'm almost always up for a good challenge....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    That woul be the definition of a "bad deal". I'm almost always up for a good challenge....
    Trade ya, got called out at 11pm to a plant on a Sunday night, same thing happened but the fan didn't quit running til they shut off the power to the condenser, when it fell it fell towards the electrical panel so none of the wires were yanked out the motor or contactor. Woke up by plant manager asking if I needed to get him a rental unit, said they heard a noise and saw smoke at the condenser. This was a big Trane unit for the main control room with a remote condenser, when the fan fell it took out 13 tubes. I had been in the trade about 5 or 6 years so I was anxious and shaky(2 years as an apprentice pretty much). Fixed all the tubes except for one that I was having problems with by 2am(when in a stroke of genius it dawned on me that the 60# of R-22 in my truck just wasn't enough LOL). Only could get ahold of one guy that would come out and help, he went by the shop and picked up 330# of freon and met me on site. He was one of our senior techs(he retired in 2000) and taught me how to solder a tube where you technically shouldn't be able to put a torch to solder a tube. We walked away from the unit at 9am the next morning.

    Moral of the story is be careful about how challenged you want to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey791 View Post
    Trade ya, got called out at 11pm to a plant on a Sunday night, same thing happened but the fan didn't quit running til they shut off the power to the condenser, when it fell it fell towards the electrical panel so none of the wires were yanked out the motor or contactor. Woke up by plant manager asking if I needed to get him a rental unit, said they heard a noise and saw smoke at the condenser. This was a big Trane unit for the main control room with a remote condenser, when the fan fell it took out 13 tubes. I had been in the trade about 5 or 6 years so I was anxious and shaky(2 years as an apprentice pretty much). Fixed all the tubes except for one that I was having problems with by 2am(when in a stroke of genius it dawned on me that the 60# of R-22 in my truck just wasn't enough LOL). Only could get ahold of one guy that would come out and help, he went by the shop and picked up 330# of freon and met me on site. He was one of our senior techs(he retired in 2000) and taught me how to solder a tube where you technically shouldn't be able to put a torch to solder a tube. We walked away from the unit at 9am the next morning.

    Moral of the story is be careful about how challenged you want to be.
    You don't say I'd have to pull an all nighter. I don't do well without or with very little sleep. Brain goes into lockdown mode.

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