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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonafan View Post
    Call them back. When the guy gets there, have your guages on the A/C with all your tools and meters out. When the guy comes in say "hey buddy, I took care of it already...thought I would save you some time." Hand him the $39.95 and offer him a beer. Please record his response.
    lol...nice

  2. #15
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    For 40 bucks I'd hire them! Come on. . .DO IT!!! Please?
    Live for yourself and ask no one to live for you.

  3. #16
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    I cant believe there actually installing them cut to size mesh filters, (wheather its free or not), these are the same damn filters all of you Techs desperatly remove at first site.

    The customer service rep was very un proffesional in her presentation, Hmmm a contactor switch, first rule of thumb, at least have all your info ready when you solicit a customer on the phone.I would of talked to her boss right there on the spot, and ask him if they also check the Johnson rod to see if it needs oiling, or if they check the compressor bearings for wear.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by steamer View Post
    I cant believe there actually installing them cut to size mesh filters, (wheather its free or not), these are the same damn filters all of you Techs desperatly remove at first site.

    The customer service rep was very un proffesional in her presentation, Hmmm a contactor switch, first rule of thumb, at least have all your info ready when you solicit a customer on the phone.I would of talked to her boss right there on the spot, and ask him if they also check the Johnson rod to see if it needs oiling, or if they check the compressor bearings for wear.
    Check the compressor bearings. LOL!!! What's funny is they probably have the more "Green" techs at places like that. Just like 80% of them were at D.S.C. in Phoenix where they start out Green and get GREAT experience at learning how to sell. But not ever repair. It's a SIN to replace a Condenser Fan Motor on a 7 yr old unit over there!







    Quote Originally Posted by qssfl View Post
    Good work Payson!!!

    Now all You need to do is wire the subject area of your house with video and audio and have them come out. Just for grins

    Ask the guy lots of questions and have him explain why you need this or that etc........Then send it to Dateline or one of those programs...

    Dude. I just tried to hack in another cam out in my back yard. But a Web Cam that uses the USB connection. I used a 25' or so length of cat-5 I had in the attic already and spliced the USB to each end.
    It would not work. I always heard you could not run USB very far!

    Of course, if I DO get something wired in, it would have to have sound as well. And I have a digital video camera that records on digital tape. I'd have to hide that sucker on the kids trampoline to watch the condenser area.

    Part of me wants to call them out. Set up like a few web cams around the home and the digital video recorder out back. Then edit it all together later like a documentary!
    I'd probably get addicted and then call the likes of Al-T*ch, A******* Home Maintenance, etc for their discounted "maintenance specials"! LOL!!!

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    hacks

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    Oh come on now Payson. I have seen your work of taking the HO pictures when they are only a few feet away. When they come over just act like one of those HO that is always stepping on your heels. I am sure you could mount a camera on yourself. Ask them a thousand questions while they are there. I know you can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaysonHVAC View Post

    Part of me wants to call them out. Set up like a few web cams around the home and the digital video recorder out back. Then edit it all together later like a documentary!
    I'd probably get addicted and then call the likes of Al-T*ch, A******* Home Maintenance, etc for their discounted "maintenance specials"! LOL!!!

    You have to do it Payson. Ill pitch in and send you a check to cover the first "tune up". It will be classic.
    It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

    ~Albert Camus

  8. #21
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    The girl on the phone when asked how they do it for $39.95 when everyone else charges at least $75, says I don't know how we do it we just do it, it's our spring special. It sounds like they check everything according to the long list she read. Plus give you some freon. No hidden charges. They would be bankruped in a week with out hidden charges.

  9. #22
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    omg! she sounded like she knew what she was talking about.NOT!
    "I'm not going to tip-toe through life, only to arrive safely at my death"

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green&m View Post
    Oh come on now Payson. I have seen your work of taking the HO pictures when they are only a few feet away. When they come over just act like one of those HO that is always stepping on your heels. I am sure you could mount a camera on yourself. Ask them a thousand questions while they are there. I know you can do it.

    Bingo.Payson you need one of these.I like the pager cam.

    http://www.spycameras.com/main.htm

    Everyone should pitch in and buy one of these for Payson.Then we could all
    be a fly on the wall.I would do it but the only co in town that provides such great service is my old employer.

    Payson I triple dog dare you.
    Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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    ewwwwwwwww I LIKE those cameras.

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    Wow you guys make it so tempting.

    The thing is, I bet with me prettending to be Joe Homeowner, and that tech opens my Rheem and finds a Carrier DO-It-Yourself Variable Speed Blower and wiring harness he's gonna either want an explanation, or say it's hacked and try to sell me a NEW system! (Goodman).


    What do you think I'd say? My relative did it but moved away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas cooler View Post
    A lot of these clowns advertise including 1 lb. of freon and lead people into thinking they need to add freon every year to keep the system tuned up.
    yeah no kidding. My parents just built a new house and these clowns that did the install are coming out for the first annual inspection and they include 2 yes TWO free pounds of freon. I was like Dad, I want you to let me know if they have to add any refrigerant to your system... and explained to him that it's a sealed system, never needs to add. It's pathetic that some companies out there sell people the idea that in order to use an a/c or heat pump you have to "gas it up" every year. TOTAL GAYNESS!!!
    Don't settle for mediocrity, set higher standards for yourself than the rest.

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