I still have a brand new OEM pot, the heavy-duty brass/ball-bearing
version. It was sent to me, free of charge, from a large electronics
parts house. It was pretty much, "Yeah, we got tons of 'em. Here's
one for free." I don't recall if they required a min purchase, as I'd
already repaired the mass spectrometer with the cheapo pot.
This is in the middle of North Carolina where the average working mans pay
might be form $ 10 to $ 20 per hour.
When I called for service, the woman on the phone told me it was $ 89 to
come out and check the problem. Any actual repairs would be extra. Most
older men like me are not going to argue too much about the price of things
if it will keep their wife happy.
From some of you other postings it seems like you have not been charging the
going rate in many areas.
I remember when you could get a doctor to come to the house for a couple of
dollars (which would be about half of a days pay back then. Now I doubt any
average person could get a doctor the the house.
I had to tell customers to >turn >off the AC system when the grass was
being cut to keep the dirt and grass from being sucked into the >condensing
unit. Most people are smart enough to understand the concept once you
explain it and the reason >for it. ^_^
Good hint on turning off the unit while mowing. I don't think I have to
worry much about that where my unit is. It is under a deck where the grass
does not grow even though the deck is about 8 feet off the ground. From the
ends it is about 10 to 15 feet each way and about 6 or 8 feet from the grass
on the other side.
On 7/26/2015 8:09 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I service refrigeration equipment. This week,
I was in a store with a cooler that didn't work
properly and by eye, the coils / fins were still
perfectly clear. I was amazed how much debris and
dust came out when I cleaned it.
Appearances are deceiving.
On Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:55:10 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Air cooled,fan forced0 in the open, where with every good rain it
gets washed. When it was at ground level it got dirty from the rain
and sucked in leaves and grass. 9 inches above ground it is not
attracting much if any dirt. Likely helps that the breeze blowing
around the corner of the house blows anything out that gets in and
doesn't wash out.
Park it at the end of the driveway or in front of the house with a sign
"For Sale - Works! $25/OBO"
It will be gone in 24 hours.
If it isn't, put it out the day BEFORE regular trash pickup. Scrappers
will be by beforehand and take it way for scrap.
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