It is kind of weird. But it kind of seems that these commercial "accounts" that our office girls go find for us are "special" in deed. Most of them have some of the junkiest units and these accounts only like to fix the minimum to get it running again.
Got another one today from one of our latest accounts. This one company manages a bunch of "plaza's" all over town. All in Ghettosville it seems. Remember them large Carrier RTU's with the pool fence aorund them?
Same people. Only fixing ONE comp of two in each unit wanted them to cool.
Here's the latest rooftop managed by them. Lets see all the special equipment they have here...
First, what I fixed.
Whirlpool (Tempstar) POS RTU's. This one had a water leak again. Another tech cleared it once recently. I had to clear it out again. Lots of gunk hidden in the drain pan.
Using the ol' Drain Blaster 2000 ver 2.0!
(ver 2.0 is more sleek with NO PRESSURE GAUGE!)
New clean out tee capped up ready to clear next time.
Now let's check out what's up here...
What's that orange cord goint to that exhaust fan?
That's nice. An extension cord ran out the back door of this restaraunt. Up and over the parapit wall. And into this exhaust fan. That's really choice **** right here!
Looks like some old low temp skids just laying up here. No need to remove them from the rooftop in jobs like these.
Something looks a little odd over there with that low temp condenser...
WTF??? I wonder if this is connected to the A/C supply, some sort of exhaust vent, or the non functional evap cooler up here?
Looks like that roof jack there wont leak when it rains.
Maybe one of you has been here. Bad pic. It's 43rd and cactus.
Nice to know we get to work on tip-top equipment and customers who like to have stuff repaired properly!
Oh. Almost forgot. The tenant with the unit leaking water is opening their little business soon. I was told the resteraunt next door on the end used to also have these two suites. Well they downsized and the property management remodeled a bit. Split off 1 1/2 suites for the new tenant. Funny thing the tenant noticed, sorry no pix. That their unit for the 1/2 of a suite ALSO COOLS the other half of that suite still used by the other tenant! But on this guys meter! He looked above his t-grid, and sure **** it's got ductwork going into the other tenant's building!
Well. Since there is only 1 unit per suite, the only fix I know is to remove the one large unit. And install two smaller units, and ductwork. one for each HALF of a suite!
Wonder if this wonderful property management/owner will do it. I guess I shouldn't blame the property management. Their hands seem to have been tied from the owners of the buildings they manage.