Originally posted by newtradesman
I'm new. I admit I am new and I need to learn alot more.
I met a Plant operator at a building in down town Dallas who carries a clip board and calls contractors for everything he needs.
He does not get dirty. Nor does he want to.
I was sent in to change filters because they were required by the preventive maintenace schudule the plant operator guru had created.
I change out the first 140 filters which were all in great condition. I mean like almost new. I could not tell how long htey had been there but this time I wrote the dates on the side of the filter so the next guy does.
When I told the Plant operator about the lack of need he laughed and said that they change them weather they need them or not.
He said that he created the schudule and he got it right out of the Titus manufactures recommended specs.
When I looked on the Titus web site I did not find any requirement for filters to be changed every 8 weeks on a fan powered box or VAV.
I also did not push the issue because I figure it is making my company a butt load of money doing this guys crap.
I just can not understand how guys can throw money out the window. Is this a common standard?
As I type this I look forward to my next visit to grease motors on his AHU's. Maybe I could get enough know how to get a job like this. I should be able to make my own paycheck back in savings and still turn a profit for the company.
I work with a few plant operators like that