I have started with a new company recently and I came across this disgrace. I have always checked this site out and I love it. I finally had to register to share my findings of this weird, crazy stuff
that I think is beneath true professionals who actually take pride in their work, do it right the first time, and provide as much easy access to the service tech as possible.
This company I now work for installed this system (that I will share pics below) and thought it was good to go. They are a residential crew but the install was in a commercial environment.
I grew up in the commercial and industrial HVAC world and thought it would be beneficial to attempt the residential side. However the pay sucks and the competence of the technicians, well
let me just say from what I have seen so far, I'm ready to go back to the dark side of commercial. These guys are so far beyond competent to work in this field. Honestly some of these guys have not
even acquired their CFC license let alone a journeyman or masters license. WTF? There not only using refrigerant, brazing in line sets, but installing new systems and servicing them. No seriously this is true!
The boss claims to be a master in HVAC but it takes this retard to install a simple residential system in 12 hours on the average. Yes he still works in the field. I showed him how to do it in 3 hrs and he
was astonished. Why was he surprised? It's not that difficult. Perhaps he may need to find another hobby.
I'm sure there are great residential techs out there and I mean no harm but they don't work at this company.
Take a look at this install that is less than a year old. The bad thing is that I wear that companies name on my shirt for now but not for long. I think you'll agree that this is hack city and I should run,
run for the hills. No matter, I'll pick up another gig quick. I'm embarrassed to even promote the name of this hack company. The funny thing is they think they are stellar and feel like their providing
good service to their customers. Look I can go on and on I'm just pissed I signed up for this insanity. Please feel free to take a look at the pics and comment if you like. I'm interested in what real pros
of this industry actually think. Most of the people on this site care about are industry, and I applaud you all for that. I'm just upset that I'm currently mixed up with a bunch of hacks for now but better
days are coming.
My regards: pics below;
Keep in mind we are in the Baltimore DC corridor and yes sometimes we get some snow. It often rains here and the ground does become saturated.
The line set your looking at is more that 20 years old and was reused from a R-22 system. The install crew did not replace the line set. My question is why. OK perhaps in some applications Rx may be
appropriate but I asked them if they flushed the line set with Rx-11 and they said "duh whats that?"
The original unit was converted into a 410a unit. Perhaps sleeves through a breech, and a disconnect at basically ground level, including buried refrigerant lines are good practice in bazarro world.