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  1. #14
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    i aften wonder how long a guy would stay in bussness if he were to pay everyone to let him put the stuff in and fixed it for free


    they did good by you. Even if the answers werent what you wanted get it fixed

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daltex View Post
    Another thing! Just like the OP, I checked and the contractor that was replacing my line set was charging way more than the cost of the copper. I said I'd buy him a burger and a beer and he said something about his bills. I'm off to Home Depot. The nerve of some of you guys.
    I'm not sure what you do. Let's put this in your court. Let's say it takes 3 gallons of gas to get to work and back home = $12, you spend $10 for lunch and you spend $500 a year on clothes = about $1.50 per day. Let's say your boss will only reimburse you for your expenses and nothing else which is $23.50 a day. That is how much you will be paid, because that is all it costs you to do your job. Your house payment, food, entertainment, etc... means nothing. Only $23.50 to do the job at hand. Would you do it? Hell no. We won't either. To the OP, buy the stupid $775 coil and put it in yourself if you are so smart and it is so easy.

  3. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    You gotta remember....we are just guys with names on our shirts! We don't train for a month out of the year to keep up with changing technologies, we don't have the smarts to have college degrees, we are just dumb AC guys.

    As far as profits go....huh...we ain't NIKE or BMW what are you thinking??

    You mean those 100 dollar pair of shoes only cost 6 dollars to make???
    That $52,000 car only cost $20,000 to get it to the dealer???

    WTF??? Typical homeowner attitude....problem is...I feel for the guy because he wants things done right....he's just not willing to pay for it.

    If a customer tells me that the units have never had a problem with low charge until now AND they were recently moved.....RED FLAG

    Call another company and get a second opinon
    I never feel for the a holes that want to get it done right but don't want to pay for it. That them hack at it themselves I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daltex View Post
    Another thing! Just like the OP, I checked and the contractor that was replacing my line set was charging way more than the cost of the copper. I said I'd buy him a burger and a beer and he said something about his bills. I'm off to Home Depot. The nerve of some of you guys.
    Good luck using that dirty plumbing copper for refrigerant lines.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Good luck using that dirty plumbing copper for refrigerant lines.
    I thought he was being sarcastic?
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Good luck using that dirty plumbing copper for refrigerant lines.
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  7. #20
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    Look in the mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by Daltex View Post
    Another thing! Just like the OP, I checked and the contractor that was replacing my line set was charging way more than the cost of the copper. I said I'd buy him a burger and a beer and he said something about his bills. I'm off to Home Depot. The nerve of some of you guys.


    I hope you are joking, because beer and burgers don't pay bills.(DAH) you better make sure you use lots of paste and 50/50 solder. Use type m copper too. After finished soldering make sure you purge with water to clean the lines, then you are good to go. If something goes wrong blame home depot.
    Got to go this customer is buying pizza.
    Do it right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21degrees View Post
    I hope you are joking, because beer and burgers don't pay bills.(DAH) you better make sure you use lots of paste and 50/50 solder. Use type m copper too. After finished soldering make sure you purge with water to clean the lines, then you are good to go. If something goes wrong blame home depot.
    Got to go this customer is buying pizza.
    LMAO
    The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

    we need a few more sheep dogs to keep barking at the wolves,and the stupid sheep

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  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    I thought he was being sarcastic?
    I'm pretty sure he was.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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