Page 4 of 43 FirstFirst 123456789101114 ... LastLast
Results 40 to 52 of 558
  1. #40
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    60
    Just got back from one tonight the store manager called and said the whole store was freezing cold. Got up on the roof only to find the lazy filter guys didn't put one single screw in any of the service panels. 10 rtu's had the doors blown off laying on the roof. I found one in the parking lot

    Last week tenants called duplex owner said unit was not heating. The gas was not turned on and was the only thing in the house that used gas. So since they moved in during may could not understand why that had to get the gas turned on now since the a/c worked fine this summer. Geez some people. Explained how it works and she said they'd take care of it.

  2. #41
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    229
    Yesterday. No heat residential. I go to the T-stat, room is 70, setting is 60. I turn it to 72, system turns on.


    "How did you do that???????"

  3. #42
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    in a house, Appomattox, Va.
    Posts
    3,249
    calls I didn't go on-

    can I run my vacuum cleaner over the floor registers- it won't collapse the duct or damage the heater, will it? (kinda makes sense, they both suck air, right?)

    I need you to look at the heat
    sure, its more for after hours
    but you have 24 hour service
    yes, but its more at night
    but you have 24 hour service...
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

  4. #43
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Beatrice, NE
    Posts
    1,972
    Here is several of the same one.

    We installed a new furnace/heat pump system with the furnace in the crawl space. To make it easy we put a filter rack in the return duct so they didn't have to take off furnace doors. 3 months later we get a no heat call, nothing runs. They had changed the filter and not got the blower door back on right {they looked there before taking off the door to the filter rack in the duct}

    Three months later, no heat nothing runs, same thing, tech tells them to leave the furnace doors alone the filter is in the duct.

    Three months later no cooling, nothing runs. Can you guess?

    We went on this same call 6 times before they finally figured it out.

  5. #44
    The fact that I had to use my flashlight to find the breaker panel would have been my first clue.

  6. #45
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    greenville , sc
    Posts
    718

    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by kls-ccc View Post
    Here is several of the same one.

    We installed a new furnace/heat pump system with the furnace in the crawl space. To make it easy we put a filter rack in the return duct so they didn't have to take off furnace doors. 3 months later we get a no heat call, nothing runs. They had changed the filter and not got the blower door back on right {they looked there before taking off the door to the filter rack in the duct}

    Three months later, no heat nothing runs, same thing, tech tells them to leave the furnace doors alone the filter is in the duct.

    Three months later no cooling, nothing runs. Can you guess?

    We went on this same call 6 times before they finally figured it out.
    no amount of planning can overcome a ignorant attention-less handicap!
    catch a man a fish , feed him for a day.
    teach a man to fish , ruin a good business opportunity.

  7. #46
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,583
    Had a call, the meeting room was freezing cold. Had 30 of our most brightest executives in the room, some with Ph'ds. Flip the little switch on the side of the thermostat from cool to heat.

    Get calls when the temperature drops, that the AC is blowing cold air on them, find the top double hung window. they opened a couple of weeks ago, is open at the top.

    My computer tripped the circuit breaker and now I can't work. We know they had a heater plugged into the surge strip.

    Got a call in the middle of the night from security, Chiller was making a terrible racket. Get there and noticed a 1/4 of the street lights are on, they lost power and one of the Gen sets that is 15 feet away, from the Chiller, is running normally.

    We are freezing / roasting, can we go home? The temperature is 72 F. Also it was freezing / roasting a minute ago, did you do something before you arrived? So can we go home because the temperature isn't right? The thermometer that's on this free calendar, is much more accurate than your + $400 worth of Fluke instruments.

    Soda pop dripped out of the AC vent, after finding Sprite on the floor.

    I wasn't Smoking in the private handicap restroom, the smoke alarm just decided to go crazy while I was in there!!

    The top one, I have a medical condition and I have to burn scented candles in the office. "Haven't you ever heard of 'Aroma Therapy'."

  8. #47
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    in a house, Appomattox, Va.
    Posts
    3,249
    Quote Originally Posted by kls-ccc View Post
    Here is several of the same one.

    We installed a new furnace/heat pump system with the furnace in the crawl space. To make it easy we put a filter rack in the return duct so they didn't have to take off furnace doors. 3 months later we get a no heat call, nothing runs. They had changed the filter and not got the blower door back on right {they looked there before taking off the door to the filter rack in the duct}

    Three months later, no heat nothing runs, same thing, tech tells them to leave the furnace doors alone the filter is in the duct.

    Three months later no cooling, nothing runs. Can you guess?

    We went on this same call 6 times before they finally figured it out.

    After the second, I would have written on the furnace, "no filter here, look in return grill".
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

  9. #48
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,668
    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat22 View Post
    After the second, I would have written on the furnace, "no filter here, look in return grill".
    and written on the filter rack door, FILTER HERE.

    also, screwed the doors to the furnace, you know they had no tools with them.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

  10. #49
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    13
    I also do maintenance for apartments. I once went on a call that the shower curtain rod I shrunk. I went there and twisted the rod it stayed up. The renter asked me how I did that. I told them we had some rod stretchers.

  11. #50
    I had a guy selling his house and the home inspector was there and said the furnace wasnt heating properly. I got there and dropped my thermometer in a few ducts and was like yup, no good! Grabbed the liquid line on the coil and said gee wonder why the ac is running. Walked downstairs and saw the aftermarket t'stat.. found out why.. Asked the homeowner.. so how long have you had that up there, he says about a year. After he explained some of his 1k dollar electric bills, I laughed at them both.

  12. #51
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Landis North Carolina
    Posts
    528
    Quote Originally Posted by lmci View Post
    I also do maintenance for apartments. I once went on a call that the shower curtain rod I shrunk. I went there and twisted the rod it stayed up. The renter asked me how I did that. I told them we had some rod stretchers.
    I always say its a trick I learned in the war.Everyone immediatly says what war? Then I just laugh. Never been in military.When im training someone I use it alot.Ill say let me show you a trick I learned in the war.Gets their attention fast.

  13. #52
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,381
    having to drive an hour to a no heat call only to find the stat was "off" .. that was a recent one.

Page 4 of 43 FirstFirst 123456789101114 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event