Never underestimate the ability of an attorney to mount a frivolous lawsuit.
Originally Posted by tipsrfine
To be fair, most people have no business reaching into any kind of AC unit that is not based on delivery of blocks of ice. Even when someone is lucid and apparently competent as an adult in life, they may not have all of the experiential underpinnings to carry out a suggested repair or diagnostic check.
That's why the best advice continues to be, "check our contractor map or contact a Pro in your area, and here are some ideas to discuss with him."
[Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
2 Tim 3:16-17
RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist
AOP Forum Rules:
Dad - I understand and appreciate all that's being posted. But here's a suggestion: Why not create a separate thread which specifically caters to DIY by HO and any advice a pro might or might not want to give?
There are some things which can be and is being and will be attempted by HO. The pros here might or might not want to advice for it or against it. Either way, as you stated, this is a TALK forum.
Why is it you're explicitly prohibiting anything and everything that's DIY ? Is it because you fear there are many simple things which professionals have made it complex in order NOT to loose revenue stream or is it because you fear a HO is essentially a incompetent and HVAC is truly a rocket science and thus left to experts?
Think about it. If you went through the trouble to build one of the largest HVAC website over the past 10+ years (I've been here 10yrs, not sure how old the site is) would you want to do things that would cut into your business? As a TV/appliance tech I'll tell you the routine jobs are our bread & butter. The "tough dogs" that we make multiple trips on we typically loose money.
Originally Posted by wisepole
It is suggest that we now close this down so the AOPC can do some more work. So without further delay... poof closed
btw...54regcab.... site opened in 2000. I actually joined in May of 2000 and was the 77th to do so. Yes, this is my second account but got away with it... lost my password and got severely spanked by Boss. You are basically correct... this is a professional site that allows HO's to ask some questions but is not a DIY site.