I'm more of a residential guy but today I got a call from my service manager telling me I was going to our local Trane dealer to work on a unit. Kind of surprised me, I assume their tech support would be able to handle it, but okay, I don't mind commercial as long as I'm not troubleshooting DC boards. Other than that everything is in your face and you're on a clean roof breathing fresh air. So I get there, go to the parts department, and say "I'm here to work on one of your units? I assume it'll be a Trane unit up there," with a puzzled look on my face. The two guys in the parts department started laughing and said "Ooooh *let's just say Fred* did manage to pawn that off. Talk to Fred and he'll tell you what's what. So I get to his office, and he gives me an inducer motor assembly and says "Here you go, there are two RTUs up there, it's for the larger one." Now I know Fred outside of work, so I asked him why he isn't doing it. He responded that he doesn't come to work dressed to work on units and, "But I diagnosed it." We both chuckled so I went up there. Older Trane Voyager unit, replaced the assembly no problems. The economizer was disconnected, however. I inform Fred of this and he says "Yeah I know. I took disconnected it years ago for a economizer training and haven't gotten around to putting it back together."
I was just wondering how many other guys out there have had the "privilege," bragging rights, whatever, of working on a unit for a supplier?