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  1. #1
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    Bad thermocouple..... I can fix that!

    Another tech at my company found this. Homeowner decided to fix a thermocouple with solder and a drywall screw. He brought it back to the shop and I took a picture!
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  2. #2
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    19 cents from ace and a free plastic bag, problem solved!

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  3. #3
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    I have to know?

    That didn't fix it.

    All kidding aside, truth is stranger than fiction.
    Waddya mean don't thaw out the frig with a knive?

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by knewguy View Post
    I have to know?

    That didn't fix it.

    All kidding aside, truth is stranger than fiction.
    No. It didnt fix it.

  5. #5
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    WTF?

    Wow...
    UA LU189

    10mm, because it's better than .45acp

  6. #6
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    I wonder what made him think this was a good idea?

  7. #7
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    I wonder if they really thought that would work?! Obviously the answer is they thought it would....wow.

  8. #8
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    Are Thermocouples that hard to come by in your area lol, I'm getting close to seeing it all!


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  9. #9
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    customers like that give us buisness, funny storys and pictures lol
    (((PEACE IS THAT BRIEF MOMENT IN HISTORY WHERE EVERYBODY STANDS AROUND RELOADING)))

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    I have seen them cut and twisted back together, but not like that

  11. #11
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    The worst I have ever seen was many years ago when I walked into a house for a pilot not staying lit. You could smell gas, customer insisted to show me how he lit pilot, it flared! Said ,nephew who was taking hvac class at the local community college replaced the thermocouple for him. Instead of unscrewing the easly reachable T,couple from the burner he bent the whole thing around and replaced it and broke the pilot tube (cracked) at the gas valve and the pilot burner. New pilot tube with the customer on my shoulder the whole time. He asked what the problem really was and I explained, and could'nt keep my mouth shut, and asked why his nephew would want to kill him. He became a longtime customer,little dingleberry asked for a job a few weeks later-haven't seen him this last 18 years.
    Damn phosgene

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    Put it on EBAY w/ no reserve & a colorful BS description. Now that would be funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by precision hvac View Post
    Put it on EBAY w/ no reserve & a colorful BS description. Now that would be funny.
    For sale one slightly used thermocouple, worked great all last summer only reason I'm selling is because I've upgraded to a more fuel efficient one. Selling as is no reserve

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