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  1. #1
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    Never have I ever

    Call for no heat. We documented everything and walked out. Didn’t touch a thing. Up flow laying on its back, in a closet, single wall vent out the side wall. Seen a lot of stuff, but this is a first.


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    WTF?? That's some 3rd world handyman saying I got this.

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    You have got to be kidding me...
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    You didn't want to tie into that, where's your sense of adventure...
    It's not what you're capable of doing that defines you, it's what you do on a daily basis.

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    So what did this customer have to say?
    “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

    “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi

    "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics" - Homer Simpson

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    So what did this customer have to say?
    I got this....


    "It worked fine for years."

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    Hold on ... I need to grab a tool from the van

    ( sounds of tires screetching )

    Seeya !

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    I’ve done combustion analysis on an induced draft furnace laying on its back. Seems to run just fine. I know it’s not a manufacture approved installation but what are the implications of leaving it.


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    I have heard that a Real Tech would have soldered a relay on that board and called it good to go. <g>

    BTW: What was the install-date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman0880 View Post
    Call for no heat. We documented everything and walked out. Didn’t touch a thing. Up flow laying on its back, in a closet, single wall vent out the side wall. Seen a lot of stuff, but this is a first.


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    I don’t think the job itself is old. The furnace on the other hand is around 20. None the less that’s a house fire waiting to happen.


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    The safeties may not work. The roll outs and main limits are tested with the furnace in the positions that it is designed to be installed in. The location and settings of the limits are based on the designed mounting positions. A position that works for a horizontal right mounted unit may not work with a horizontal left unit. This is particularly true with the roll outs.

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  14. #12
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    Never seen one on its back...
    However have seen one at about 30* angle to the right of vertical...

    Took one look at it... then took a few pics with the cell...

    Politely told the HO this is a non-factory approved installation and is dangerous... we cannot touch it other than to re-do the installation... which will be several $Thousand... we recommend a new furnace with the rebuilt installation.

    Then we waived the service call fee, thanked them for considering our company, and left.

    Oh, and I sent the pics to a friend that works for the gas company...
    He will not tell them it was me...
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