ouch I thought mine was hard to get to.
My filter has the venting pvc piper just slightly in the way just enough to cause trouble getting the filter in and out. I have to bend the filter slightly to get it started.
It doesn't help that I also have some cabinets right near the furnace so they provide no help.
It has been less than 2 years. When I bought the house in the summer, the owners said they just "had it serviced". So this past summer I noticed the problem when I changed the filter. I don't want to crawl back there again. One company said $XXXX, one company said $XXX. I'm waiting on a third. They said they would have to cut the 2 pipes and reroute and resolder, then flip the filter housing. The $ is in the coolant capture correct?
I too think the original company will tell me to pound sand. However, the owner of the company that installed is on the town's chamber of commerce and a BBB superstar. I can be loud enough to at least have him consider doing it at a reduced rate. I looked up the installer and everyone had good things to say. My one question to the owner is "Would you do this in your house?". I want him to be a man and take responsibility for his mistake, no matter if it was last year or 10 years ago. The quality of the work should have no time limit.
No pricing in posts
Last edited by HeyBob; 03-04-2008 at 02:40 PM.
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Theres not enough slack there to get it out of the way without removing the refrigerant?
See they probably just looked at the filter, and saw which way the arrow was pointing, and assumed the only way it would go in was that way, makes perfect sense(/sarcasm)
didn't look at all the pics.they should fix that. even 2 yrs later
Last edited by hvac46504; 03-03-2008 at 07:51 PM.
Originally Posted by Stamas
in this case maybe a lumber stretcher would work better!
Originally Posted by yelram
atleast they had the right size compressor, seriously, i am just kidding
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Originally Posted by lougatzo
You don't 'want' to crawl back there again but it is possible?
Last edited by HeyBob; 03-04-2008 at 02:41 PM.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Yea, or how about a skylight on the roof that opens.
Originally Posted by Airmechanical
I would ask them to fix that for free. If they stand behind there work they would. I would definitely because I take pride in my work and my reputation.
Not Cool !
Those pics qualify for the wall of shame,please post them when you can!
It sucks man I Know, but now you know that there are hacks out there! Do your homework when hiring the guy who's gonna fix it. good luck
WARNING:IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN DON'T DO, SO THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW DON'T END UP UNDOING WHAT YOU DID SO IT COULD GET DONE RIGHT!
my guess is if you send those pics to the owner of that company he will stand behind the mistake, remember the bosses don't always know what the final product looks like and will not be impressed with that either.
Either that or sign a service contract to have it maintained every yr by them, that style filter could probably be changed spring and fall with no problem then you will not have to get to the filter yourself.
It should be serviced annually anyway, not sure if it is A/C only or heat also. Not sure where you live,but here the cooling season is less than half the yr so 1 filter is all that would be needed 90% of the time.
You can't fix stupid
The condensate drain is a concern too.
They just left the secondary drain outlet plugged. If the drain line clogs, the inside of the air handler will get flooded with water, which to say the least, is undesirable.
The secondary drain outlet should be piped out to the emergency drain, or even better, a condensate safety device installed in it.
Looking at the picture I'm seeing possibly other things that would tell me you need to get a good professional out to take a look at the whole system. If the filter was installed this way my guess is some other details might have been done with the same thought process. Spend your money now to save your money and irritation later.
Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.