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    I'm not Proud to do this...but customer could not afford new system or coil.

    The customer could not afford a new system nor could he afford to get a new coil installed. Actually its an A/H so it would have been a new A/H... so I just did whatever I could do for him and gave no guarantee it will hold up or no other leak will form. Found 3 nicks on distribution capillary tubes... well trying to fix the last one it snapped off where it entered the coil . LOL, can't believe I jerry ragged that sucker too. Four leaks fixed... Worked great when I was done but I think next time I won't do that..
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    wHen I diE I hOpe gOd haS mErcy oN my SiNful LifE

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    I’ve been know to do that from time to time.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    You did good for what you were presented. Blame that on the installer for not inspecting that coil before commissioning.

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    As long as you got paid,and didn’t rape the customer I see no issues
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    You did good for what you were presented. Blame that on the installer for not inspecting that coil before commissioning.
    The system is super old. I think close to 19-20 yrs old. So it must of been installed right... Ah naw.. wait a minute.. I just remembered.. there was no FD on the LL... damn installers. Loll

    Don't worry I did install a bi-flow FD on the LL. Recharged with 407c. Unit is Bryant hp system.

    So the leaks interestingly leaked where there were plastic zip ties were attached. Who knew after so long the zip tie rubbing with the cap tube make nicks and eventually make it leak. I hope next year the customer changes the system before another major break down.
    wHen I diE I hOpe gOd haS mErcy oN my SiNful LifE

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzycajun View Post
    As long as you got paid,and didn’t rape the customer I see no issues
    Definitely got paid and it was very reasonable for the customer.

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    I see no shame here
    Sent from the van with the a/c on.

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    A tip I got from this site years ago for nicked distributor tubes. Strip out a section of #18 stat wire. Wrap it around the tube where the leak is keeping the wire tight to itself. Then solder over the whole thing. The tight wrap on the wire keeps the solder from entering the distributor tube. I have done it a couple times.

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    You did nothing wrong.

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    It worked, you did good. Problem is too many people want to condemn every piece of equipment that doesn't work or they don't feel like fixing which seems to be acceptable these days.

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    Happens everyday in the commercial end.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    I know enough to know, I don't know enough
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    A tip I got from this site years ago for nicked distributor tubes. Strip out a section of #18 stat wire. Wrap it around the tube where the leak is keeping the wire tight to itself. Then solder over the whole thing. The tight wrap on the wire keeps the solder from entering the distributor tube. I have done it a couple times.
    Ive done this.


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    Ide be surprised if the tube sheet does not leak. Calls like these can come back to bite you. And you may have stated no warranty but that doesn’t mean the customer is going to roll over if a problem comes up shortly down the road.

    Nothing wrong with repairing a rub out on a distributor of anywhere else but, ide make it crystal clear and put it in righting that if the coil leaks next week you are at square one and get pictures of the leaks you are repairing and advise you dont know if there are other leaks or not even if you know there is not.


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