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    Just a PKG unit

    Got the call for no Air movement, it had a basement style Crawlspace so I checked the duct first. It’s 16” return on an 3.5 ton unit. So then I checked the unit and the control board had fried (very common for these units) but it still came on for heat and even lit the burners. Must have blown the relay for the blower because it didn’t start but regardless i knew to check the HX and of course it was rusted out.

    I did measure the pad but underestimated a few things on my install..I did build/seal and run a new return duct system. But I also chose to cost myself more time and money to move their upstairs condenser. The new unit was 6”-8” away from the condenser before I moved it but I felt like I made the right call. I did replace the upstairs AH around 6 years ago so That made me feel more confident with the pump down haha Name:  IMG_3297.jpg
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    Looks good but you forgot to put the bush/trees back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Looks good but you forgot to put the bush/trees back.
    They were talking about planting more trees when I was finishing up the final touches....I asked them kindly to please keep it something small since all my controls and service panels were on the front haha


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    So you go back to work on it and there is a nice bunch of rose bushes and Bayberrys, right in front of the access panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    So you go back to work on it and there is a nice bunch of rose bushes and Bayberrys, right in front of the access panels.
    Well I tried to politely emphasize that I would prefer nothing in front of it but obviously it’s not my yard to have an opinion. I tried telling them that more support under the pad and gravel would look really nice but they didn’t want to ya extra for me to do that.


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    I had a situation where in the past we had a XL16i that the dish people put the pole and dish on the access panel side of the unit. It was far enough a way that we could service the unit, just the thing was in the way. This fall I go there to do the fall service and see they have a new dish, bigger. I can only get the panel for the RV open a couple inches, the dish is an in away from the top. I told the customer about it, that it had been a "inconvenience" for years but now it was a problem. They said they were going to plant a new pole in the spring after the ground thaws. I told them to make sure the pole was planet on the other side and so there was at least 6" from the closest point to the unit. Ya gotta love people. I think the main reason they planted it there was so they didn't have to drill a hole to run their wires through.

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    Forget the trees, I think they need a little retaining wall to keep the pad from washing out/settling.
    Uh...Google it yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I had a situation where in the past we had a XL16i that the dish people put the pole and dish on the access panel side of the unit. It was far enough a way that we could service the unit, just the thing was in the way. This fall I go there to do the fall service and see they have a new dish, bigger. I can only get the panel for the RV open a couple inches, the dish is an in away from the top. I told the customer about it, that it had been a "inconvenience" for years but now it was a problem. They said they were going to plant a new pole in the spring after the ground thaws. I told them to make sure the pole was planet on the other side and so there was at least 6" from the closest point to the unit. Ya gotta love people. I think the main reason they planted it there was so they didn't have to drill a hole to run their wires through.
    Heating and cooling systems are the last things on people’s minds, until they quit working or it “ruins” their plans or what they’ve imagined in their new/old homes. They expect us to snap our fingers and do the best but cheapest work but never see or hear the components that keeps them and their families comfortable year round. It really gets me when they don’t service them and the coils are filthy and the unit still struggles to perform but they don’t have any idea as to what their doing to the system. It doesn’t surprise me that another contractor went the fastest and easiest way on your job, why would he care? That’s the world we live in now


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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    Forget the trees, I think they need a little retaining wall to keep the pad from washing out/settling.
    I tried to warn them about it. I have to go back and install a couple LED lights for them so I thought I would at least run some 1/2 lag bolts through the foundation underneath the side that’s washed out but that’s as far as I’ll go. I stated it on my invoice that it should be repaired/fixed and they signed off on it but I still think it would’ve be been worth their money. As if I didn’t already do more than I didn’t have to make the job right and not cram everything against each other with no additional charges...


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    Looks neat and clean! Stinks about the pad but you can only do so much for free! Lol did you make the dog house, and did you use round or square duct for your supply and return plenums? What size did you make the return?

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