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  1. #1
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    Question Too lazy to toss the compressor

    Thanks for leaving me the present guys! Now I have to crimp off the compressor and get it off the roof. On top of that look at the operating pressures, why can't people just do their job right.

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    Sumpin stopped up. I don't understand either, it's easier to get something down than to get it up.

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    Not a problem - gravity is your friend.

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    Aw, come on guys, give me a break.

    It was hot and 5:15 on a Friday and I had to get to the bank before 6:00 to cash my check and I still had to get my tools and ladder packed up and compressors are really heavy and the edge of the roof was sooooo far away.
    It's a mechanical device, designed by humans, built by humans and operated by humans. What could possibly go wrong?

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    we had a tech who would do this...but would also call the apprentice to come get it off the roof. I asked him WTF about taking your own compressor off the roof. "i don't want to take the chance of getting oil in my van" i told him that is not what apprentices are for. this was in front of the owner, he never did it again. He was not lazy, just had a technician god complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowirenut View Post
    "i don't want to take the chance of getting oil in my van"
    God, he'd never make it working for an oil company. Oil is a constant in my truck everyday, whether it's refrigerant oil or #2 crude.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

  7. #7
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    Have a building with 52 10 ton rtus on it, first P.M.,first saw the roof each rtu had at least one dead compressor beside it (Techumseh,ugh! heavy critters too!). Trash of every description. The first thing my team and I did was to clean all that crap off the roof. Then cleaned evaporators&condensers, no more failed compressors. To make a long story short, pick up your trash, if another contractor has been there first and made a mess, clean it up, one of Murfys laws states"IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE GENERAL AREA, IT IS YOUR FAULT".

  8. #8
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    Take all these bums clients and their compressor too.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by klove View Post
    Not a problem - gravity is your friend.

    firm believer in that concept
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  10. #10
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    I like the gravity idea but in that picture it looks like a city evironment. Passers by get scared when 70 lbs of steel come flying off the roof

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    Oil Bath

    Somewhere I heard of a tech? who decided to just shove a compressor off of a wallpack without crimping pipes and low and behold a well directed water hose size stream of oil to the torso region.

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    The new trend is just move the compressor over and pipe the new one in.
    No unsightly compressor's let EXPOSED on the roof.
    Make your expertise uniquely valuable.

    Make your influence uniquely far-reaching.

  13. #13
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    That's not trash, it is the newest thing " Roof Art ".

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