Walking across the parking lot to my next job (I do transport stuff, so my 'next' job is just a few yards away), another tech hollers out "Hey Will, come check THIS out".
I go over and find him gauged up to a running unit and he says "You ever see **** like this ?".
Looking at his high side gauge, starting around 100 psi, it would slowly climb to 350 or so, then back down. Pause about 5 sec, then repeat.
Did this 3 times, low side didn't even budge. My jaw dropped, "What the f... ?", I'm thinking.
He shuts the unit down so we could hear ourselves talk. "Never in my life" I say to him, "What do you think ?", he says.
I'm doing a quick visual and everything 'looks' normal, he throws out some weird ideas and then says "Think that's goofy, watch this".
Cranks up the thermostat and restarts the unit.
10 seconds after restart, high side 'pegs out' and sticks, made me jump back alittle.
I'm again thinking...WTF ???.
Right about then, I saw another tech across the yard, laughing his head off.
I turn to the 'jokester' standing next to me and grab his gauge set outa his hands and flipped it over.
The SOB been pulling my leg, the back of his high side gauge is all tore open and he's been 'finger' operating it.
That was 2 months ago, so I figure enough time has passed that retaliation won't be suspected.
I work with a great bunch of guys here and a well thought out, non-harming, safe practical joke is always welcome.
I'm open for ideas.
((And please, I can already hear all the preachings on the 'whys' and 'how comes' practical jokes don't belong at the work place, and on the most part I agree. But done tastefully and in the right atmosphere/conditions, I see no harm.
So if you want to preach, lets start another thread. ))