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Old 05-10-2009, 05:21 PM   #16
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My point was YOU don't know
Without the facts why are you jumping to conclusions?

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Old 05-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #17
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My point was YOU don't know
Without the facts why are you jumping to conclusions?
And given that accusation, YOU are the one who made the assumption without knowing the facts by assuming that the homeowner gave the repairman the keys where in fact, nowhere in the guy's post did he say ANYTHING about giving anyone a key.

Just because you do it, don't ASSume that others do it and don't jump to conclusions.

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Hello please help if you can! My ac went out at my house. Called repair man, repair man refills Freon States problem is leak that he can not find. 5 hours later I come home from work. Ac still does not work. I recalled the repair man he says that the compressor is overheated that he shut the power off and will come back in the morning on Saturday. Am I being taken for a ride should I have to pay him more since the problem was never fixed in the first place?
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Gee, I don't know - maybe the guy gave him a KEY
My plumber & my oil guy both work on my system & my house when I'm not there

Some people even have a different key to the basement to allow people in

Maybe he let him in at lunch & went back to work
Maybe Scottie beamed him in

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Old 05-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #18
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Alright lets be nice and see what happened on saturday.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:39 PM   #19
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Riiiiiiiight........justify away

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How can the repair man properly diagnose the problem if the homeowner, in your assessment, wasn't home to allow the repairman access to the home of which the repairman would need to check both the outside condenser unit AND the air handler/thermostat inside to properly service the unit?
You assumed he didn't have access
I merely pointed out that the OP said he came home 5 hours later
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:15 PM   #20
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For that matter how do you know his wife wasn't ho,e when the work was done. He only stated he came home from work 5 hours later. or maybe he came home for an hour to be there with the repair guy then went back to finish work and came back 5 hours later. who really cares..
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Riiiiiiiight........justify away



You assumed he didn't have access
I merely pointed out that the OP said he came home 5 hours later
Sorry, but your list of "maybe's" have as much value as "could be's" and "possibly be's" which means nothing.

Also, don't assume or try to correlate what YOU do to what OTHERS may or may not do.

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Gee, I don't know - maybe the guy gave him a KEY
My plumber & my oil guy both work on my system & my house when I'm not there

Some people even have a different key to the basement to allow people in

Maybe he let him in at lunch & went back to work
Maybe Scottie beamed him in
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Keep swingin' so far yer missin'
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:37 PM   #23
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Dang boys lets keep this friendly..

Handyman let the feathers settle

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I second that. Snuggies and tea bags for all.
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Keep swingin' so far yer missin'
Figure it out...you have to swing if you want to hit the ball.
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And it appears you don't know how
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Just to clear up the confusion. He cam out in the morning then he left. When I returned home I had to call him back. He came out Saturday and checked the system again at this point he noticed ice on the coils in side. He took the serial number of the unit to contact the manufacturer to see if the part is under warranty which it is. I am still waiting to hear back from the repair man for the next course of action. He did not charge for comming back on Saturday which is a plus in the trust situation. However, He seems like he is not very experienced. When checking the Air flow in the house he asked which AC unit is not working (I have two one for each floor of my house) I do not know a whole lot about AC but it is pretty hard to mistake which one is working and which one isn't. Thanks for your help and I will keep you all posted on the progress.
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And it appears you don't know how
You're still in the dugout picking your nose and hacking loogies. Probably the only thing you're good at.
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Strike three......yer out!!
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Just to clear up the confusion. He cam out in the morning then he left. When I returned home I had to call him back. He came out Saturday and checked the system again at this point he noticed ice on the coils in side. He took the serial number of the unit to contact the manufacturer to see if the part is under warranty which it is. I am still waiting to hear back from the repair man for the next course of action. He did not charge for comming back on Saturday which is a plus in the trust situation. However, He seems like he is not very experienced. When checking the Air flow in the house he asked which AC unit is not working (I have two one for each floor of my house) I do not know a whole lot about AC but it is pretty hard to mistake which one is working and which one isn't. Thanks for your help and I will keep you all posted on the progress.
So it would have killed you to answer him? If I go on a call in a condo or apartment complex am I supposed to guess which one out of a multitude of units is the one that belongs to my customer?

I don't see many homes with separate units for the upper and lower floors but I AM going to ask the customer which one is not working. If he did me like you seem to have done, refuse to tell the tech which unit is malfunctioning, I am going to walk on you. I have too many other customers to service and I am not going to waste time reading gauges and taking temp readings just to find out which one is not performing just because you want the tech to earn his money. Here's one for you: I had a customer with a dual system. He thought he would be cute and intentionally pointed out the wrong unit to me.
Turned out the one he pointed to had an inefficient compressor .
The other unit had been carrying the load until it died from too much load.

Customer got sticker shock when he heard the price to remediate .

I collected my service call and laughed like a mad man all the way to my truck.

Don't mess with the tech,

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