Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 16

Thread: 100 ton Carrier

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Mukwonago, WI
    Posts
    246

    100 ton Carrier

    100 Ton carrier, Less than a year old. Installed by a resi shop.

    Name:  20121113_082346.jpg
Views: 803
Size:  24.2 KBName:  20121113_091847_resized_1.jpg
Views: 800
Size:  36.4 KBName:  20121113_091911.jpg
Views: 765
Size:  54.5 KBName:  20121113_102458_resized.jpg
Views: 782
Size:  42.0 KB

    On start-up, they didn't tighten the set screws. Blower wheel walked and blew out the wheel, shaft, bearings, housing. They won't warranty it. Now this poor guy had to fork out 7k to repair it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NW Louisiana
    Posts
    159
    Can't think of everything! It was just a little set screw. That blows dude. Ignorance costs money now or later...

    CT

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beautiful, Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love!
    Posts
    1,096
    I love carnage like that!

    My all time favorite was watching one of my competitors remove a 30 ton package unit from atop a car dealership in NE Philly. The unit tilted to one side when a strap slipped a bit. The door fell off and a disconnected semi hermetic compressor fell out of the unit landing on the owners car. I had originally disconnected the compressor to send it out for a rebuild, the owner in the mean time told us he wanted to wait until next spring. Next spring came and the owner decided he didn't like us anymore. That was a good lesson to learn, we make sure all covers are tight and there are no loose components rattling around inside any units before attaching to the crane.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    1,367
    Quote Originally Posted by AtticAce View Post
    I love carnage like that!

    My all time favorite was watching one of my competitors remove a 30 ton package unit from atop a car dealership in NE Philly. The unit tilted to one side when a strap slipped a bit. The door fell off and a disconnected semi hermetic compressor fell out of the unit landing on the owners car. I had originally disconnected the compressor to send it out for a rebuild, the owner in the mean time told us he wanted to wait until next spring. Next spring came and the owner decided he didn't like us anymore. That was a good lesson to learn, we make sure all covers are tight and there are no loose components rattling around inside any units before attaching to the crane.
    Please tell me you got a picture of that!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    720
    Which I why you never get under a suspended load.

    Sucks about the set screw.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mid-Mo
    Posts
    3,596
    Quote Originally Posted by AtticAce View Post
    I love carnage like that!

    My all time favorite was watching one of my competitors remove a 30 ton package unit from atop a car dealership in NE Philly. The unit tilted to one side when a strap slipped a bit. The door fell off and a disconnected semi hermetic compressor fell out of the unit landing on the owners car. I had originally disconnected the compressor to send it out for a rebuild, the owner in the mean time told us he wanted to wait until next spring. Next spring came and the owner decided he didn't like us anymore. That was a good lesson to learn, we make sure all covers are tight and there are no loose components rattling around inside any units before attaching to the crane.
    That probably looked like Tim Taylor drooping the beam on Jills car!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    40
    We had a factory start-up on a Carrier Chiller, he spent 2 days there, about 5 months later, I go out and find burn't wires in pump motors, burn't wires on contactors, burn't breakers, charge gone, guy never tightened any wires Carrier didn't pay for anything, charge gone due to leak, that happens, not holding him responsible for that, but the rest??????

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    steeler nation
    Posts
    2,083
    start up is more than throwing the switch. i have found carrier equipment to be notorious for loose screws. especially condensor fan blades. i dont buy the "loosen during shipping" bs.
    if it doesnt loosen after 10 years of operation how the heck can it loosen during shipping.
    POS
    IV IV IX

    use your head for something other than a hat rack.......Gerry

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Anytown USA
    Posts
    2,060
    I just did a startup on some Lennox roof tops, 4 of them. Out of the 4 I found 2 pulley set screws loose, one blower wheel hitting the housing, 5 terminals out of all contactors has loose terminals, and I was missing 2 mixed air sensors for the economizers.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    steeler nation
    Posts
    2,083
    Quote Originally Posted by y7turbo View Post
    I just did a startup on some Lennox roof tops, 4 of them. Out of the 4 I found 2 pulley set screws loose, one blower wheel hitting the housing, 5 terminals out of all contactors has loose terminals, and I was missing 2 mixed air sensors for the economizers.
    at a boy dave
    IV IV IX

    use your head for something other than a hat rack.......Gerry

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus Ohio
    Posts
    2,046
    Good, I am glad this happened.

    You get what you pay for.
    UA LU189

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

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, CA
    Posts
    1,229
    Maybe this should happen next if they don't take care of the belt.




  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Mid-Mo
    Posts
    3,596
    Quote Originally Posted by JKopp View Post
    Maybe this should happen next if they don't take care of the belt.



    Wow that's a train wreck and a half. Almost take my chances with it hitting the evaporator.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event