crack is back
Got a no cool call, this is what was found. This makes 22 condensors and 4- 10 ton package units, stolen in the past three weeks. Got to love crack...
wow, never seen anything like that over here.
Seen it here too, it usually happens on a vacant store. That way no one realizes it for a while, by which time nobody can remember who might have been hanging around in the area or have an exact date it happened.
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ive seen plenty of coils cut out...but they normally leave some copper.
There is NONE left on those units. Did they get the Evap also?
Chopped copper right at compressor, they left the evap. The 22 condensor they got, power was still hot, how they did that without tripping breaker blows me away...
Originally Posted by yellowirenut
we just had one not long ago at a vacant house (for sale) apparently who did it didn't relize that the house belonged to the chief of police.......too bad for them..hehehehe
I wonder, does insurance cover something like that?
@ggold - did you take a picture of the owner's facial expression when you broke the news?
depends on your coverage.
Originally Posted by ewang
Last 3 residential units that got stolen, and I replaced, were covered by insurance.
I'm doing 6 condenser/coils at a rental apartment building, covered by insurance.
I had to replace 4 brand new units, installed during a construction project. Covered.
"Better tell the sandman to stay away, because we're gonna be workin on this one all night."
"Dude, you need more than 2 wires to a condenser to run a 2 stage heatpump."
"Just get it done son."
WOW! Never seen that... Only ever called for a missing 2 ton condenser at a rural shop. It was the hottest time of the year. The guy left most of the piping and wire. I think he just wanted some air conditioning. Never did get a call for a hook-up
What can be done to prevent it from happening again? Video surveillance?
Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2¢.
Maybe do not connect the ground wire...
Originally Posted by gruntly
Seriously... Around here folks build and install cages around condensers... also there are alarms attached to low pressure switches... some of them are wired into the alarm system.
IMO the solution lies in how folks can sell scrap CO... In GA, if you do not have an HVAC license, the check is mailed to the address on your driver's license... no license, no payment.
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They scrap it ship it to China they melt it and make a crapy reversing valve and sell it back.
Too bad the copper stub he cut off didn't hang up in his shirt when he flung it off the roof, it might of took him with it.
Never seen a rooftop package unit stripped! I've seen several residential units, and a few commercial condenser units that were on the ground out back robbed, but that is ridiculous! I bet the owner was mad as hell.