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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Considerate thieves!

    They only stole the units from the vacant spaces.



    And they even left plenty of copper sticking out for me to connect their next paycheck to!

    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  2. #2
    Did they cap the pipes for you as well

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandsrfgo1 View Post
    Did they cap the pipes for you as well
    They used bolt cutters, so it pinched them closed good enough to avoid to many complications for an R-22 system.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  4. #4
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    Looks like a clean theft . . . maybe a REAL professional!

  5. #5
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    I smell fraud

  6. #6
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    Insurance job

  7. #7
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    looks like quick easy $$$ for you.
    Heating/Cooling Services Inc.
    www.andersonhvacservice.com

  8. #8
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    A local deputy told me that if he stopped any truck with a couple of shady guys in it the first thing he was looking for was a battery powered saw. Said if he saw that they were always good for a couple of charges for something. The upside is that with metal prices up things are really getting cleaned up around here.

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    See, steel isn;t worth a thing here in South Florida. You need a LOT of it to be worth it, at least for me. I have my Chevy Express work van, and I am not going to just dump a bunch of metal on it for a few dollars. I can understand compressors, coils and copper...But if you are hauling metal like steel or whatever, the junk that the unit housing is, I'm sorry. It's not worth the effort. When I tear a unit down, I actually let the local guys take it from the curb. I don't want to deal with a few pounds, and if I had enough that it;d be worth something, it isn't worth cluttering or scratching up my truck bed and essentially keeping me from going to a call if the phone rings. Or I will load up to run there in the morning, and it starts raining and I have to unload all that crap...Nope.

  10. #10
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    Wow, a shady looking guy with a battery operated saw. I think everyone on this site would get arrested! Probably get some warrents off the books too.:-)

  11. #11
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    I know I look a little shady in the winter with a big beard and dirty bibs on.

  12. #12
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    The few i decided to tear down, after a replacement is not worth my sawzall blades, or time. (and that was separating the steel, from copper, from aluminum, to get best price, yeah right) I Guess some money is better then no money! Now a pile of copper, i will take that in.

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    I disagree our last load got $400 for a big trailer of scrap steel. ( ya i know aint much but had to get rid of it any ways) But the copper coils and copper was 3k +

    We have a couple of maintenance guys we do work for. Will help us sell the system so they can get the scrap unit

    Not worth paying someone by the hour to cut them up.
    But worth it when you do it on some down time
    But in the summer can be a pain we have 20+ units stacked up in the yard and no time to cut them up. The you got to spend a weekend cleaning them up.

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