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  1. #1
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    One of those days

    Got to the shop early this morning at 6am, got dispatched and to the first supply house by 6:30, I was feeling good, picked up a new compressor, contractor, etc. left the supply house got to the job and hour later and realized they gave me the wrong voltage! But I blamed myself for not double checking, oh well, returned the compressor to a closer supply house and got the new one on the roof, recovered the gas and installed the new compressor and while it was vacuuming I lowered the old one off the roof and went to throw the comp in the dumpster and because of the way I was holding the screwdriver in the lifting hook of the compressor my hand did not let go of the screwdriver in time, I swear I thought I broke my arm. It hurt for a few minutes but I was ok. So on with the job, I finished the vacuum and it held so I Charged the unit, it took a little longer than usual to charge, So I started the unit up and finished charging it, than realized that the TXV was bad!! FML Ok so I ordered a new TXV, and before I put my tools away I realized that the 1st stage comp wasnt running right, so I threw my gauges on it and found it to be low on charge, I topped off the charge and planned on finding the leak when I came back, I went to take my gauges off and the Liquid line Schrader stuck open, I sat there and watched it blow the charge!!! Once it slowed down I was able to get a schrader removal tool on the and salvage about two pounds of the six pound charge. I went ahead and recharged the unit again and finished up for the day and headed back to the office, I was back at the office at about 3:30 which was early so I thought I would take advantage of this and finally get all my tools transfered back into my work truck that had been in the shop because some dumb A$$ ran into the back of it. I finally got everything from our extra POS van and into the truck at about 7:30, I decide to wash the windows and hose the truck off because it was dirty and I realized that the entire truck is covered in overspray from the Body shop. Im talking front to back top to bottom!!! I thought the windows were just dirty because it had been sitting in the back of the shop for the last week!! Seriously the worst day in a long time!!

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by crstephens83 View Post
    Got to the shop early this morning at 6am, got dispatched and to the first supply house by 6:30, I was feeling good, picked up a new compressor, contractor, etc. left the supply house got to the job and hour later and realized they gave me the wrong voltage! But I blamed myself for not double checking, oh well, returned the compressor to a closer supply house and got the new one on the roof, recovered the gas and installed the new compressor and while it was vacuuming I lowered the old one off the roof and went to throw the comp in the dumpster and because of the way I was holding the screwdriver in the lifting hook of the compressor my hand did not let go of the screwdriver in time, I swear I thought I broke my arm. It hurt for a few minutes but I was ok. So on with the job, I finished the vacuum and it held so I Charged the unit, it took a little longer than usual to charge, So I started the unit up and finished charging it, than realized that the TXV was bad!! FML Ok so I ordered a new TXV, and before I put my tools away I realized that the 1st stage comp wasnt running right, so I threw my gauges on it and found it to be low on charge, I topped off the charge and planned on finding the leak when I came back, I went to take my gauges off and the Liquid line Schrader stuck open, I sat there and watched it blow the charge!!! Once it slowed down I was able to get a schrader removal tool on the and salvage about two pounds of the six pound charge. I went ahead and recharged the unit again and finished up for the day and headed back to the office, I was back at the office at about 3:30 which was early so I thought I would take advantage of this and finally get all my tools transfered back into my work truck that had been in the shop because some dumb A$$ ran into the back of it. I finally got everything from our extra POS van and into the truck at about 7:30, I decide to wash the windows and hose the truck off because it was dirty and I realized that the entire truck is covered in overspray from the Body shop. Im talking front to back top to bottom!!! I thought the windows were just dirty because it had been sitting in the back of the shop for the last week!! Seriously the worst day in a long time!!
    This is a question not related to your bad day, but a compressor is considered hazardous waste and you threw it away in a dumpster???
    I see you are from California, and the green police haven't hauled you away for destroying our fragile planet?

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsma View Post
    This is a question not related to your bad day, but a compressor is considered hazardous waste and you threw it away in a dumpster???
    I see you are from California, and the green police haven't hauled you away for destroying our fragile planet?
    I drained the oil and dispose of the oil accordingly than than threw the comp away

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    wink wink!


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  5. #5
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    At least the compressor wasn't under warranty. I've done that once, toss away a compressor that our parts dept said wasn't under warranty, then our warranty dept called asking where the compressor is.

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