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  1. #14
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    THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE FUNNIEST AND WORST INSTALL IDEA IVE EVER SEEN.. has to go for possible win for WOS of 2012 1st place winner for sure )

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    Ive seen a lot of jacked up mess, but thats on a whole new level.

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    Kinda like Turduckin

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    Nothing wrong with this. This is beautiful. Mother Nature at her best. A female ahu giving birth for the first time. Did you use clean hot towels to handle the newborn? Can not wait to see pics of the newborn. Anxiously awaiting!
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Sadly, I had to do something similar for a property management company recently. The owner REFUSED to buy a new air handler, 2-ton wallhanger, I think it was a Carrier...Whatever. Evap coil packed, about 20 years old, and multiple small leaks on coil. Previous service guys topped-off frequently. So the landlord handed me a 12-year-old 2-ton slant-coil handler to put in instead. Before I did anything, I found that the "new" blower motor was shot. Wheel was corroded and missing tines as well. Couldn't return unit, and owner still refused to buy new unit.

    I pull old coil, and find that blower bolts (shoulda been screws) are rusted and cannot be pulled. Sad thing is, unit was NOT hanging...slipping hand behind it, I can feel the round, rusted head of a CARRIAGE bolt! Outside closet opposite wall is breaker panel. Pull off plate, see the bolts and nuts...Which I can't get a wrench on without getting zapped.

    Here's where I had to finagle. Put new coil into old unit, which slant coil was angling wrong way, but since I needed a condensate pump anyway, no big deal. Sadly, the new coil is deeper front-back than old unit (still bolted to wall.) Cut new panel with snips and sawzall, and foam-taped all sharp edges, to make it fit. No float switch, since this is a property management cheapskate owner. 3" self-tappers to mount modified panel over coil, and sucker actually works. No callbacks, no water leaks, no icing-up, etc.

    What was I paid for this job? 4 hours labor, at $25 an hour. But wait, this is a 1099 job...I get to pay taxes on it! Took me a day to realize what I did, went back in, and said they can do it MY way or I am gone. Bought all new systems when needed since, better pay obviously, but a LOT less calls given to me. No matter. DO I need the stress? But honestly, I am ashamed that I had to stoop to that level even once. Never again.

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    Oh yeah...Since the slant coil is deeper than the unit it isn't actually pitched right either I remember...So I think I mounted the OLD pan to the new pan and ran BOTH "drains" into the pump. I know, I know...But it worked, and I haven't needed to go back to that Section-8 property since.

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    You're my hero.

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    that is totally awesome! i never would have thought of that. where do you guys find this stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORV View Post
    That is sweet. I would love to hear the conversation that took place when it was done. It's a hybrid!
    The contractor charged extra for that. Hybrid technology doesn't come cheap.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

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    Jeez, it just needs a little Great Stuff to seal the air leaks, what's the big deal?



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

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