What's interesting (in the midst of this little love-fest) is this: In my
previous house, I had a really ancient furnace (eventually replaced), and
the HVAC guy I used often asked me (over the phone) to try a couple of
not-too-involved things on my own when there were problems. If these
suggestions didn't work, one of his people would come over and take care of
Result: If anyone asked me who I used for HVAC work, I would NOT tell them.
Rather, I would write down the guy's name and stick the piece of paper in
the person's hand, to make sure they remembered, and tell them they were
nuts if they went anywhere else.
If someone saves me money when they feel it's appropriate, I send the money
right back to them one way or another. That's how businesses are built.
I'm assuming that it's gonna need more than what little I can do to it.
This unit came with the house I bought last September. Previously, I used an
HVAC contractor that was terrific, but when there were problems with the
furnace (2 year old Goodman high-E), I called the name on the sticker
because the thing's still under warranty. The guy did NOT inspire
confidence, to put it politely. I didn't even give him the chance to come
over - I called my previous contractor, who, after looking at the
installation, said "Holy shit....". $150.00 later, some fine points of
installation were straightened out.
I *like* supporting these people, and normally don't mind paying whatever is
necessary because they do excellent work, and employ great people. But,
money's ridiculously tight at the moment, so if I can save even the smallest
amount of labor $$$, it'll help. On the other hand, I know when I'm about to
get into something that's beyond my abilities.
don't pay some jack-leg $72!!!!!!
go to your local Johnstone Supply (in the white pages)
ask for a gallon of purple Alki-Foam (the #1 selling foaming lye-based coil
cleaner in the world) about $8 or so
put in plastic squirt bottle (1:1 ratio, i.e. 1/2 water, 1/2 purple stuff)
always add purple stuff to water, not vice-versa
set breaker near unit to OFF position
while wearing gloves & goggles for safety, spray liberally into coil all
over, take it slow & thorough
this is bad stuff, don't get in skin or eyes (it is essentially oven
wait 5 minutes, it will foam up during this time
spray off thoroughly with garden hose with sprayer attachment
turn breaker back on
enjoy lower utility bill!
Few people realize Johnstones Supply is a
cooperative, with locally owned stores and a corporate
headquarters. The local stores set their own policies.
The Phoenix Home Owners Association thanks you for
posting your little tidbit on the local Johnstones.
This is Turtle
WOW , Here in area at Lake Charles , Louisiana , the Johnstone Supply sells York
there and where i get a York if i please. You hear that Steve the Sea Weed !
They will sell York to any body that is a dealer in the HVAC business. Hey ,
stop that now sea weed with your Pull boy.
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This is Turtle.
Look Stevey Wonder , Stormy was expressing his thoughts on the answers that are
give to poster and was not advicing anybody on anything. Then you come out with
a Super lesson on your great ability on charging systems and call Stormy a
Stupid Moron , tell him to FUCK OFF , and then you say your not impolite at all.
Do you really have to put somebody down to make the people listen to you or
could you just speak for yourself and not others and still expect people to
listen to you.
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