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  1. #14
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    Market oneself to a higher class clientel.. and leave the cheapskates to hacks.

    Folks generally get what they pay for (unless they call the co with the full page add in the phone book).

    In GA's opinion... the public needs to learn both of these lessons... either the easy way or the hard way.
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    looks like a nordyne brand

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    Midea (pronounced May-de) is actually not that bad. The three top Chinese AC manufactures (Haier, Midea, and Gree (pronounced Ge-lee)) have millions of units in service and solid local reputations. Just because it is Chinese doesn't automatically make it a piece of shi*t.

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    I noticed the unit you showed is labeled to run R22. These people are really saving money all around on this deal.
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    The fact it is sold to the public gives me a bad taste for it. In reality, its not the unit that is causing my prejudice. Its just like goodman. I groan every time I walk up on a goodman, not because they are poor units, but because they are the preferred brand of many a hack. These Midea units look pretty nice really. They seem well put together and the parts look quality enough. The ones I have seen have swept edge fan blades and scrolls, so they are surprisingly quiet for a cheap unit. But the fact is, they are sold with no thought of brand integrity, to anyone with enough cash in their pocket.
    The only true knowledge is the pursuit of knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridgitator View Post
    I noticed the unit you showed is labeled to run R22. These people are really saving money all around on this deal.
    Since they aren't getting any 22, I guess so.
    The only true knowledge is the pursuit of knowledge

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1977 View Post
    Midea (pronounced May-de) is actually not that bad. The three top Chinese AC manufactures (Haier, Midea, and Gree (pronounced Ge-lee)) have millions of units in service and solid local reputations. Just because it is Chinese doesn't automatically make it a piece of shi*t.
    I am willing to bet a large chunk of money that this brand is a direct rip off of popular US brand units.

    This is how it works.......USA companies have equipment/parts/etc. made in China. The thing is that the Chinese manufacturers end up having every single engineering detail of the equipment/parts, as they need these details to get the stuff into spec to sell in the US market. Then they figure that they can actually make more money ripping off the company that has them make the stuff.....by making the same stuff under their own name brand.....EXACTLY the same as the name brand......just with their own name on it. Can you say "chicago electric"??

    LOTS of companies are facing this problem today.......law of unintended consequences I guess.....who woulda figured the largest communist country in the world would embrace capitalism so well!

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    So sending all of our manufacturing to places with cheap labor, like China and Mexico, was a bad idea. Huh, who'd a guessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis.Moore View Post
    The one I ran into was lucky, the installer burnt the control wires so it never ran. I am pretty sure they pop these on when the power is off. Don't ask me how they pass inspections.
    Inspections, what are those?

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by philjafo View Post
    So sending all of our manufacturing to places with cheap labor, like China and Mexico, was a bad idea. Huh, who'd a guessed.
    I know right? If only they would have spent that few million they tried to save, by offshoring production, on U.S. taxes and wages, they could have saved hundreds of millions in lost sales and profits. They are reaping the rewards of their greed. We the owners and technicians suffer either way, so let them get bit in the a$$, just like the cheap skate land lords that hire the hack in the white van. Like ga-hvac-tech says "Market oneself to a higher class clientel...", don't be afraid to fire bad customers.

  11. #24
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    Yes it does. At the very least it is intellectual property that has been stolen. That is the only way they know.

  12. #25
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    Steal what? Low to mid-end North American split systems have changed little in nearly 50 years. No inverters, exotic controls etc... The Chinese brands plus of course the Japanese sell way more sophisticated stuff locally.

    If anything, American companies should be stealing their stuff...

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    Good thing about those Chinese unit are no worry about excessive flaking in the pipes with that nitrogen charge.

    I would have thought they used wet nitrogen in the cheaper units.
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