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    Oh man... Why?

    This should not be allowed.
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    This flue is below the roof line as well at the same place.
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    It's expensive to service them. Need a lift.

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    If the duct won't go to the equipment, the equipment will go to the duct.
    Seems like it would have been less expensive to set the equipment on the ground and run the duct up the wall than build stands for the equipment. They must have had other reasons to put the equipment up on stands. Flood zone perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by air1 View Post
    They must have had other reasons to put the equipment up on stands.
    Maybe they didn't want to worry about copper thiefs

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    This is stupid. The explanation that I hear from the train drivers, every time they do this, is that the fan in the package unit won't support the extra vertical lift and still maintain the required static pressure. Whatever....

    If that is the case, then they need to chose the right equipment for the job.

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    Just bring in a front end loader and about a dozen semi loads of dirt. OR ... you could just tell the customer that those units are in a un safe condition and need a proper deck and rail around them to be properly serviced. I beleave code actually requires that.

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    dealt with a few like that; stupidest thing I've seen.

    write it up as unsafe to service.
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    For those of you familiar with Kemah, TX. I worked on these two a few years ago. Pretty common around here. I'd guess about 50% of the houses have access ladders.

    I wouldn't have worked on those packages but then again I'm selective.

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    I would rent a platform lift and charge it to them. No way would I try to do that work off of a ladder.


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    Good theft deterrent

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    Good theft deterrent
    I disagree, they just have to cut one leg to drop the whole thing.

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    I replaced the inducer off the ladder, not real excited about it but it was on the front, another unit has a blower out and I'm pushing strongly for us to use a lift for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    I replaced the inducer off the ladder, not real excited about it but it was on the front, another unit has a blower out and I'm pushing strongly for us to use a lift for that.
    I would only do that off the lift. You would have to crawl in there off a ladder.


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