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  1. #79
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    Sure sound burntout to me then. Is it back to cooling really well - better than it had previously?

  2. #80
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    Works well so far. Definitely cooler than before. When I put my bare foot on the register it feels really cold. IR shows 57 for the metal on and I told the register, so I would guess the actual air temp is 55ish, but don't know if that makes sense.

  3. #81
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    The metal on and in the register. Auto correct does odd things.

  4. #82
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    glad your back in business.

    FYI, anytime a contractor (atleast in our industry) quotes you a price, thats the price. If it takes him a hour less, it is what is.
    For our company, it's the same as an auto shop. Some guys can do the same work (and quality) in a lesser ammount of time. Those guys are normally paid more (experience), so it works out in the end.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

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  5. #83
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    Really? This guy didn't do it that way. I originally asked if he thought it would take 6 hours or he just put that in case there were complications. He said if it takes 4 hours then I'll charge you 4 hours.

    On the opposite end, if you quote 6 hours and take 10, would you charge 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Really? This guy didn't do it that way. I originally asked if he thought it would take 6 hours or he just put that in case there were complications. He said if it takes 4 hours then I'll charge you 4 hours.

    On the opposite end, if you quote 6 hours and take 10, would you charge 6?
    Depends if its a quote or an estimate...

    Quotes are firm, if I quote you 6 and it takes me 4, you pay for 6. If I quote you 6 and it takes me 8, you pay 6.

    An estimate is just my best guess on what the bill will come to. But when the job is over, I charge you time and materials for whatever it cost.

    It all depends on your arrangement before the job begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Really? This guy didn't do it that way. I originally asked if he thought it would take 6 hours or he just put that in case there were complications. He said if it takes 4 hours then I'll charge you 4 hours.

    On the opposite end, if you quote 6 hours and take 10, would you charge 6?
    different story.

    If I give you a price and say thats what it costs, thats what it costs, and I estimate 4 hours, I don't care how long it takes. 2 days? eh, thats my problem. 3 hours, well, I worked harder for it then.

    If he says the amount depends on how long it takes, then I'd pay him for what it takes.

    Like I said, our company gives a price and estimates times. Alot of companies do this.

    Some companies give you a estimate with a maximum, which we do on rare ocassions, but it's more for complicated jobs.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

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    John8385, this is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary or ask questions of the OP here.

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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

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    Last edited by beenthere; 08-07-2013 at 07:30 PM. Reason: Non Pro * member, no warning, apologized

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    Quick question. This is something I haven't noticed before and just want to make sure it's normal. When the ac stops running I hear loud swooshing and fizzing sounds from the indoor unit. The indoor unit is in the basement and the condenser is outside about 10 ft above and 30 feet over. I assume it's just the liquid/gas moving around or changing state. Please let me know. I'm planning to pay tomorrow. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Quick question. This is something I haven't noticed before and just want to make sure it's normal. When the ac stops running I hear loud swooshing and fizzing sounds from the indoor unit. The indoor unit is in the basement and the condenser is outside about 10 ft above and 30 feet over. I assume it's just the liquid/gas moving around or changing state. Please let me know. I'm planning to pay tomorrow. Thanks.
    normal.
    "Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."

    "Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."

    "Just get it done son."

    Dad adjusted

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    normal.
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