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09-06-2009, 09:06 PM #1
We got some kids that need an a$$ kicking around my apartment complex. Got up from my nap today I noticed the fan was running on the furnace when I got up and went about my business. About a half hour later I walked under a vent and noticed it wasn't cool and the A/C was still calling so I went out to the condenser and someone pulled the disconnect blade out of the condensing unit. I then checked the other units next to mine, all gone. I looked all over the area and couldn't find what the little punks did with them. So by the time I got done searching my apartment was up to 78º so I went out to the truck and got some 10 GA wire. I would like to see the little punks try and unhook me now.
09-06-2009, 09:09 PM #2
09-06-2009, 09:46 PM #3
Nice idea...but sadly, you're the one who will fry if anything happens to the little nippers. Thankfully, my property has breakers---which they turn off with disturbing regularity.But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.---Psalm 50:16-17
09-06-2009, 09:49 PM #4
09-06-2009, 10:25 PM #5
09-06-2009, 10:30 PM #6
09-06-2009, 10:44 PM #7
Kid's now day's need their a$$ kicked. I would have never done such a thing when I was a kid.
09-06-2009, 10:46 PM #8
09-07-2009, 08:05 AM #9
Time is still on your side though. There will come a day when those punks would like to have a minute and the next generation(after them) will interrupt it also.
It comes around and goes around too.It's great to be alive and pumping oxygen!
09-07-2009, 08:34 AM #10
Well, I would report this to complex maintenance staff and demand that they lock the disconnects. I would explain that if these kids are able to get into the box to pull the fuses they are also able to easily contact line voltage....
wet grass....rainy day.....reaching into a hot disconnect.
Id explain the tragedy that could happen.
I would probably also notify them in writing....and send a copy to the apartment manager
Maybe even write a letter to the local letters to the editor part of the paper.
Ive found the letters to the editor section of the paper to be an effective tool in getting action on problems I have had in the past.
Im also quite fond of kerosene and matches but thats another story.
09-07-2009, 09:33 AM #11
09-07-2009, 11:55 AM #12Professional Member
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Just a simple tie wrap would dissuade some kids.
09-08-2009, 11:54 PM #13Professional Member
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Got a call to a supermarket monday night. Everything melting. got there and found the disconnects off on the rooftop condenser fans and all the compressors cycling on their high pressure cut outs. Except for one compressor, who's HPCO had failed in the on position and and caused the relief valve to dump 75 lbs. of r-404.
Apparently someone had left a ladder up to the roof (strip mall) and some punks got up there and were spray-painting graffiti on the roof. They must have thought the condensers were too noisy so they turned them off.