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    What was the installer thinking...

    Came across a new install that was having problems and this is what I found..
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    Why isn't this in the hall of shame?
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    seen that kind of garbage many times.............usually done by our guys

    installer doesn't care, he doesn't have to service it



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    i am learning as i go............

    i hope i dont get ridiculed for asking this, but can you explain exactly what is wrong here. i am only in my 2nd quarter of schooling in HVAC and am learning as I go......but just by looking at a random picture its hard to tell exactly what went wrong here. It looks like crap just looking at it though. thanks for any help.

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    I get so mad when I see crap like that. Electricans are also on my list. I spent 30 minutes yesterday moveing and bending conduit just so I could get the filters out of a Data Aire unit above a celining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamste81 View Post
    i hope i dont get ridiculed for asking this, but can you explain exactly what is wrong here. i am only in my 2nd quarter of schooling in HVAC and am learning as I go......but just by looking at a random picture its hard to tell exactly what went wrong here. It looks like crap just looking at it though. thanks for any help.
    Ok.

    Think about condensate water....

    now think about gas lines...

    now think about servicing the unit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamste81 View Post
    i hope i dont get ridiculed for asking this, but can you explain exactly what is wrong here. i am only in my 2nd quarter of schooling in HVAC and am learning as I go......but just by looking at a random picture its hard to tell exactly what went wrong here. It looks like crap just looking at it though. thanks for any help.
    All of the water and electrical is ran right in front of the access panel. You will run into that alot when you get out into the field. I never cussed until I became an HVAC technician.
    Last edited by Tiger93rsl; 08-14-2009 at 08:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamste81 View Post
    i hope i dont get ridiculed for asking this, but can you explain exactly what is wrong here. i am only in my 2nd quarter of schooling in HVAC and am learning as I go......but just by looking at a random picture its hard to tell exactly what went wrong here. It looks like crap just looking at it though. thanks for any help.

    First off that looks to be a water source heat pump. Behind the water pipes, drain and electrical is the door that you would remove to work on the unit. almost everything except the blower is behind that panel. Most likely the other three sides of the unit are unaccessible due to it being installed in a closet.
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    Looks like there are no unions in the water supply/return lines close to the unit.........
    I never let schooling interfere with my education... Mark Twain

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    It is all making sense now that you explained it a little bit. That is a horrible job, good luck to whoever has to service that.

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    Galvanized water lines, go figure. Must have been the low bid.

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    Upon close examination of the picture like three times I only have one comment.

    WTF?


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    sawzall !

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