I hate to post this, but hoping someone here, maybe Poppyplank out in
I work for one of the largest construction/contractors in the world. I have
a desk job, so my hands aren't all beat up, but I have no problem with
manual labor. I say this because being an average person makes you a *great*
I bought a house from some senior citizen that paid almost $9000 to have
central air installed. The year was 2000. This is by no means a palace;
about 2000 sq. ft and a standard split level. (I think in New England, it's
called a bi-level).
Here's the problem: I have a steady drip from the vent closest to the unit
stuck in the attic. According to howthingswork.com that's my air handling
unit (as the compressor sits outside).
I should have known that an outfit, not praised but scolded in the papers
that were transferred during the home-sale process, Action Heating and Air
was no-good. But as they put it in, figured I'd start with them first.
They screw up on the service call, they give the Mrs. a hard time, they
nearly put a foot thru the ceiling (only a 5' crack), and charge $195 to fix
the dripping problem. Of course, the problem is still there, but now instead
of the vent where it was easy to catch the drips, it's now all along that
crack. Bugger that.
So, I wait for Bozo and his team to arrive the next day, to fix the problem
they were already supposed, but probably won't etc. etc.
Here are the questions that I have, that hopefully I can have answered
tomorrow, and I'll run them thru the bullshit-o-meter just to see if they
are telling me square:
Why do I only have one drain tube, when the contract called for two? ( they
next to each other, so I don't know what engineering marvel that
It' just a gravity system that expels the water - no motors or similar,
As they were to "blow" air thru the system to get rid of the clog (still
there, not fixed, who knows), how is that possible? Alright that's me, the
dumb guy, I guess you either unscrew the PVC or remove the drip pan
My guess is tomorrow I'll threaten to sue, and then end up having to find
another HVAC (with emphasis on AC) guy in the area. These guys screwed up
the installation AND the service call. Likely a court will decide in my
favor, but - getting them to pay - that's unlikely - right?