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    I receive a call this morning from a donut shop that we have a PM contract on, complaining of no cooling from air conditioning. I arrived and couldn't find anything wrong with the unit. Of course,..... I couldn't find the unit. Some sorry SOB cut loose and stole a 4 year old 3 phase 5 ton condensing unit. To make matters worse, the place doesn't close, so someone had to be there while this happened. The supply whip was left energized, with bare wires exposed. At least whoever did it used a tubing cutter, and not a hacksaw, so I assume it was someone in the business. Judging by the amount of oil on the ground, it was a BLOW and GO kind of deal.

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    Originally posted by cctrol
    I receive a call this morning from a donut shop that we have a PM contract on, complaining of no cooling from air conditioning. I arrived and couldn't find anything wrong with the unit. Of course,..... I couldn't find the unit. Some sorry SOB cut loose and stole a 4 year old 3 phase 5 ton condensing unit. To make matters worse, the place doesn't close, so someone had to be there while this happened. The supply whip was left energized, with bare wires exposed. At least whoever did it used a tubing cutter, and not a hacksaw, so I assume it was someone in the business. Judging by the amount of oil on the ground, it was a BLOW and GO kind of deal.
    It never astonishes me as to the courage of a person who will risk time in prison all for the benefit of what will turn out to be yet another incident of "will trade quality ac unit for 6-pack of beer and quality rock...freon not included. Morons...

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    Sounds to me like whoever was working may have been in on it. You can't tell me nobody heard the lines blowing the refrigerant all over.....or the guys busting a nut trying to make thier fast get a way.
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    I agree, they probably have a camera on the cash register.
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    Reminds me of an episode of Cops where at about 2am this old guy was dragging a water heater down the street. The Cops followed the water trail back to where he had kicked in a door and just hacked the lines.

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    Hmmm.,....

    How old was the unit and did you install it?
    Maybe somebody got stiffed and wasn't happy about it?

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    Of course this maroon is gonna try to install this 3 phase unit at home

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    Maybe it was an attempt to interupt the police food chain

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    An auto parts store near here had a 5 ton unit stolen from the side of the bldg. He had them install the new one on the roof, and it was gone a month later!!

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    lol some one trying to get back at the cops for an injustice in the community.

    Gotta agree though that some one had to hear that 5 ton blowing unless the person at the store was getting a blow from his girl.

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    [/B][/QUOTE]
    It never astonishes me as to the courage of a person who will risk time in prison all for the benefit of what will turn out to be yet another incident of "will trade quality ac unit for 6-pack of beer and quality rock...freon not included. Morons... [/B][/QUOTE]

    Somebody who steals property, if even caught, will likely only get a slap on the wrist and probation. I HATE thieves..I say cut their friggin hands off and let them try to steal with stumps.
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    I'VE HAD A FEW WHERE THEY ENTERED THE STORES TO ROB THEM THRU THE PACKAGE SYSTEM DUCTWORK AND STOLEN PARTS ON COMMERCIAL BUILDING WHERE SOME HACK RIPPED THE PART OUT OF ONE UNIT TO GET ANOTHER TENANTS A/C WORKING AND CRACKHEADS I SUPPPOSE THAT CUT OUT THE COILS BUT THE WHOLE UNIT? EVEN IF A CUSTOMER OWED ME IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH WORK TO DO THAT ...JUST CUTTING SHOOTING FIX A FLAT INTO THE SYSTEM HAS WORKED BEST FOR ME... COULD NOT HAVE BEEN SOMEONE TOO BRIGHT TAKING A 4 YR OLD UNIT OR MAYBE WHAT THEY REALLY WANT IS THE NEW UNIT YOUR GONNA INSTALL LIKE MIDHVAC SAID.

    THIS BRINGS ME AN IDEA....AIRCONDITIONING ALARM SYSTEMS...ELECTRIC EYES IN THE DUCTS SO IF THE LIGHT BEAM IS BROKEN AN ALARM GOES OFF. LITTLE CONTACTORS AT THE BASE OF A UNIT SO IF IT MOVES THE ALARM GOES OFF...
    thehumid1-------I live in NJ, a state where it's free to come in but you have to pay to leave!

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by thehumid1
    I'VE HAD A FEW WHERE THEY ENTERED THE STORES TO ROB THEM THRU THE PACKAGE SYSTEM DUCTWORK AND STOLEN PARTS ON COMMERCIAL BUILDING WHERE SOME HACK RIPPED THE PART OUT OF ONE UNIT TO GET ANOTHER TENANTS A/C WORKING AND CRACKHEADS I SUPPPOSE THAT CUT OUT THE COILS BUT THE WHOLE UNIT? EVEN IF A CUSTOMER OWED ME IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH WORK TO DO THAT ...JUST CUTTING SHOOTING FIX A FLAT INTO THE SYSTEM HAS WORKED BEST FOR ME... COULD NOT HAVE BEEN SOMEONE TOO BRIGHT TAKING A 4 YR OLD UNIT OR MAYBE WHAT THEY REALLY WANT IS THE NEW UNIT YOUR GONNA INSTALL LIKE MIDHVAC SAID.

    THIS BRINGS ME AN IDEA....AIRCONDITIONING ALARM SYSTEMS...ELECTRIC EYES IN THE DUCTS SO IF THE LIGHT BEAM IS BROKEN AN ALARM GOES OFF. LITTLE CONTACTORS AT THE BASE OF A UNIT SO IF IT MOVES THE ALARM GOES OFF...
    [/QUOTE

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