My programmable thermostat had a display on it to call a 800 number. It
wouldn't blow hot air from the gas roof unit.
I called the 800#. A nice tekkie came out. We went out on the roof, and he
pulled a panel. He wiggled a wire, and the thing came on. He said,
"There's your problem. I can't fix it, but all you need to do is stick a
toothpick in there to make it move over for a tighter contact."
He also said it would be a good idea to put in a "smart valve" assembly, and
showed me how to do it. A simple job of about an hour. He told me he has
seen countless toothpick fixes with the homeowner paying $100 for a service
I inserted said toothpick after he left. Well, long story short, the
toothpick is still working.
A smart valve is $100, and $400 installed. I think I will install it myself
when the weather warms up a bit. Until then, it's fine.
There ARE some good hvac guys out there. Just not a lot. I think a lot of
guys who flunk out of used car school become hvacs.
No wonder the "pros" here have so much time on their hands -- they
fail to understand that the combination of incompetence, rudeness, and
high pricing doesn't really make for a thriving business.
It amazes me how pathetic it is that these so-called professionals
feel so threatened by a couple of homeowners that they waste there
supposedly rare free time ranting and raving like a bunch of
elementary school kids. But then again most of them probably don't
have much more than an elementary school level education...
bubba, even if he water heater had a 3" draft hood, he could still adapt it to
4" bvent. His question was if he could vent the single appliance up an
interior 4" bvent. Simple.
You still havn't amswered by telling us how you would vent his appliance?
Would you replace all the bvent with 3", run a 3" liner down the bvent? What
would bubba do? Maybe get the customer to replace the thermostat HAHA
bubba I would run circles around you in the service dept! ;)
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On 18 Jan 2007 04:54:32 GMT, DANgER ( firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
You wouldnt last three seconds.
Could he vent it that way. Sure. He could vent it with plastic
flexible dryer vent if he wanted. It still wouldnt be right. What he
could do and what he should do are two very different things.
The way I would vent it would be to stuff your fat ass in that 4 inch
b vent and light the appliance.
All you need to do is go up into the attic and inspect their work.
Misaligned ducts. Untapped joints. Hot and cold air blowing out of gaps
that would take a small amount of tape to seal.
Shameful. And particularly shameful when they claim to be professionals and
knowing so much.
If a guy can't see there's an inch gap in a duct, and goes on with his work,
he's a true idiot, an unprofessional, or someone who TRULY doesn't give a
Since you apparently have nothing better to do with your life than to spend
countless hours in harrassing those engaged within the hvac tirade ( whom
deserve a living wage every bit as much as any other fucking
Then suggest go step in front of the next bus or train that happens to pass
Again you are clueless as usual. We have time in here because we know
how to charge enough to have a thriving business and still have lots
of free time. I guess you cant figure that out so you work FOR someone
and dont have any free time.
So how is that burger flippin job going for you Smurf boy?
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