Just finished a conversion from 12 to 134a on a Mcquay PEH085 the other day, this one was dropped in my lap by another tech that quit mid-job. He had done an excellent job, but the customer was extremely upset about the time it was taking to finish the job. Of course i didn't care, i was going to do it right, or quit myself. There were a few leaks to fix, and loose ends to tie up, and it ran famously when finished.
The whole time i was there, i kept feeling like this really wasn't worth the effort i was putting out, having to drive 150 miles one way to get there and home every evening.
I have several friends that do residential work and drag home the same money weekly as i do, the comparison to stress is nowhere near what we see on a daily basis.
Just last week we recieved the vibration analysis on a CVHF at another facility we take care of, showing a bearing inspection be done immediatly. My boss has ordered me to start this next week, I really dont want another open chiller to contend with this summer. The other two chillers at this location will not keep up with demand, and it's right back to "when will it run?".
As much as i hate it, i'm leaning heavily towards parking my brain, putting on my dog chaps, getting out the wasp spray, and doing residential work. Anybody else get these feelings?