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Old 06-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #16
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The big name companies sometimes provide better service as they pay better wages/attract more skilled techs and don't keep you waiting for 3 days to come out. I won't work for most of the small guys as they can't afford me or won't pay a decent wage.

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The big name companies sometimes provide better service as they pay better wages/attract more skilled techs and don't keep you waiting for 3 days to come out. I won't work for most of the small guys as they can't afford me or won't pay a decent wage.

My customers (and a lot of local one man shops) won't call a big company because they like the personal touch and the confidence that comes from dealing with the owner, so if they have a continuing equipment problem they know they won't be jacked around by twenty different techs.
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The problem is there is less of us "old school guys" with the personal touch. The young pups are more concerned about their social life and living off credit than getting to be real good at their craft from my observations.
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The problem is there is less of us "old school guys" with the personal touch. The young pups are more concerned about their social life and living off credit than getting to be real good at their craft from my observations.
In the twenty some years I did refers, freezers and A/C. There was one leak I never did find. The evaporator was like 20-25 cubic feet, the leak was in there somewhere.
BSing the customer never was my thing, but to tell you the truth, they often swallow the lie quicker than the truth. I guess they have been conditioned to expect it.
Turn off the AC so the low pressure comes up some, use soap (and a flashlight) to find the leak, they are sometimes tiny and you have to look close. In all likelihood it is at a joint someplace in the low pressure side, at the expansion valve or hopefully not in the evaporator.
If it was in the high side, it would likely leak out much quicker.
What kind of freon? If it's F-22, an old style propane sniffer works as well as anything else (they're cheap), to localize the leak.
Fixing it is a whole other can of worms.


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