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  1. #1
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    Is my box on the wall outside ok?

    "Customer would like you to look at outside box on wall and make sure it is ok while doing PM."

    Apparently the siding folks needed it out of the way. So I took a look.
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    It looks a little tired. That is why it is lying down on the job.
    You could give it a JOLT to perk it up.
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    A little white spray paint and it'll be fine...

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    Looks like a disconnect and electrical whip sale is guaranteed...and form what little I can see in the pic, possibly a new unit.

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    Is that an old 80's Trane/Amer. Stand? The kind that you have to take the whole top off to get to the electrical?

    It's time to replace that thing. They got the good out of it! Tell them a new disconnect and whip is free with new system!

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    It looks like the condenser is about the same age as the disconnect.
    Time for a new system!
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Looks older than the 80s, GE days!

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    "But it still cools... why should I have to pay to replace it"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Looks older than the 80s, GE days!
    Winner!

    2nd place to Mr. Ridley - that's exactly what I told them: New unit will come with a new disconnect.

    A lot of those old GE's around here...I guess they were a pretty good unit.
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    Love siding guys, last summer I went on a no cooling the day after new siding was done. Blown fuse inside the disconnect, black marks like they were trying to weld with their screwdriver. All I could say was at least they tried to put it back on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Ridley View Post
    Is that an old 80's Trane/Amer. Stand? The kind that you have to take the whole top off to get to the electrical?

    It's time to replace that thing. They got the good out of it! Tell them a new disconnect and whip is free with new system!
    That is an old GE TA model. Prob at least 30 closer to 40 years old. Was a dealer and installed and repaired thousands of em. Pretty rugged units with the old climatuff compressor.
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

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    We had a couple of 'em at one customer's house and I was after them to replace them from day one - one of my very first PMs. 2nd year I went there one of them had ants freaking everywhere; crushed beneath the contactor contacts and all - a real mess. But both were chugging away perfectly. Finally one of their HEs spouted a crack I caught last fall PM and that was all for the old GEs. I recall they were both waiting for me in the kitchen and said something like "You think the third lecture's gonna be the charm"? I replied "I have good reason to believe it just might..."

    It really is something to behold when you open one up and see three ANCIENT caps, pr and contactor. You don't even want to breathe on them, much less pinch off spade connectors with a needle nose...

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