Today I was sent to a job to check for "damage" done by the last tech out in December when he did a leak repair.
There was a small hole cut into the panel. The home owner noticed it. So I removed the panel to have a look inside.
What the heck. A SCROLL? A 1999 serial number on the Scroll. The unit was a 1991. I knew RUUD/RHEEM was using them early but I don't think anything went into these older Goodman units (which WERE Goodman's better condensers!) except for recips and the 1 1/2 tons had some rotories.
So I checked with the office. Our guys changed the comp in 2000. They must have re piped it to fit the scroll. The discharge line rubbed a hole thru the side of the unit and thru the discharge line which leaked last December. The tech at that time fixed the leak and cut the bad part out to prevent another leak. What a guy. He really didn't do anything wrong but maybe should have mentioned it more to the HO.
I wrapped the lines with some armoflex and threw the panel back on. Charge seemed good and had good 30 degree split in heating. I think I'll leave it alone about the wrong comp as far as the HO goes. It has been 3 1/2 years now.
I just got to give the guys sh*t for doing this in the first place and I'm short on new material for the hall of shame. Too bad most of it comes from within the co. I work for. Tisk-tisk! :-P
Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Looks like the guys who change the comp didn't change the filter. The OEM one is still inside. Didn't see an external one.
[Edited by PaysonHVAC on 02-17-2004 at 08:12 PM]