You guys are harsh as usual. Ask me if I care. Those of you that run
your own business, think about this:
User ask question, problem may be x, y or z. You try to help, maybe
it's fixed, maybe it's not. If person is in your service area then
what is wrong with actually putting eyes on the system and making some
As far a not helping here, that seems to be the general consensus
here, not to help homeowners with their problems. It sure is fun to
bust their chops though when you have to put up with some of the
stupid shit they do when you are on an actual service call.
Like today for instance. Landscaper digging hole for trees and cuts
freon lines that are buried 5 feet deep ( and of course they cut lines
exactly where they are the deepest in the ground ) because the
homeowners association says they cannot be visible. Only way to fix
them is to tear up the ladies entire 30 x 5 brick garden, dig out
entire lineset and abs pipe it is in and replace.Not to mention filter
dryer, vacuum and recharge.
Quote 2200.00, homeowner goes ballistic. Not my problem I say. Talk to
the homeowners association and see if you can talk them into letting
you run a new lineset across the wall and cover it with sheet metal or
moving the condenser to the spot where the lineset goes into the wall.
HO so scared of association she won't even consider it. Wants me to
fix line and cover it with dirt. Can't do it because the line will be
exposed to elements where abs was and once you put 5 feet of dirt on
it, it's gonna kink for sure I say.
Tell homeowner the real solution is to replace entire system, drill
holes in brick garden, install lineset in new piece of abs and bill
landscaper. Before I tell her I am joking she says when can someone
come out and give quote. Go figure. Someone is going out to give quote
tonight. I'd sure like to be there when the landscaper gets the bill!
Getting off of soap box now.