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Old 04-17-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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I had my inducer pump switched out in oct of 2011. The other day i discovered a cut wire(low voltage)to the condensor. Im not a service guy but i know how to hook up a thermostat.the company is XXXXXXXXX Area. Any one have this problem?


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Old 04-17-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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New member---this is a Do IT Your Self forum---If you have an issue with a contractor do not come on here to bash them--

Why do you think this was a deception? Have you had this unit inspected by a qualified technicion?

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I used to install these units so i consider myself knowledable. That and when i hooked up the wire it started working.I know u have to protect yourself legally,but my need to vent my frustration may have overruled my judgement.
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The avatar is identical to one a Pro on an HVAC Contractors forum uses.

Coincidence? If you were just venting, Ishady, why haven't you logged off?
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Its a picture from demotivational(an app)so its common. A nd i keep forgeting to log off. No conspiracy here bub.
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The wire was cut and removed. Im sure in anticipation of an uneeded repair in the spring. I took a picture the day i called them(in oct 11) and in the picture the wire is hooked up. I think this is just the kind of thing that should be on here.
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Wow, the forethought of a pre emptive photo in case they what...cut a wire?
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Nevermind jagoffs
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It's unfortunate, but yes, it happens. Happens in all trades, I'd suspect. Who better knows how to steal a live service than an electrician, the same electrician that gets the 5k+ job of replacing it?
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move along..you have already been warned once...next one they will probably ban you.
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Accidents happen, and sometimes a tech removes, or cuts a wire to get it out of his way. And forgets to reconnect or repair it.

I know 2 guys from that company, and they wouldn't do something like that intentionally.
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I think some folks are being a little harsh on the guy.

Maybe he's paranoid. Then again maybe there are some things which homeowners (THIS IS A DIY FORUM AFTERALL) might need to be aware of.

I worked at a Dealer Only Auction for 14 years and the things we'd catch some car dealers and their mechanics doing to cars just before an auction, such as switching spark plug cables, required constant vigilance. A poor running car goes for quite a bit less than had the car been running proper.....

I once had an HVAC sales lady quote on all sorts of unnecessary improvements to our system (years ago) when I simply asked for replacement of a packaged heat pump. Ex) She insisted we needed to enlarge one of our return grills without taking any measurements or calculations. There was a slight amount of dust around the grills edges and that PROVED the return was entirely too small as she insisted.

I had two returns and both were more than adequate for a 3 ton system. In fact, I added the second return after we purchased that house. Although the original and single return was a little undersized, it did serve the prior heat pump with no issues for over 25 years. We went with someone else btw...

I think most folks are honest but there are some things to be aware of and no harm with the OP inquiring of such.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #14
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People steal from others. Some trades people steal as well but
here on this site I think you are preaching to the converted.
The folks that freely donate their professional time to helping others with HVAC problems are unlikely to be the ones that steal from HVAC clients.

At least that's my belief.
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Nevermind jagoffs
wow I can't believe your attitude toward our site.. we are professional people who don't bash others ..... you come here to vent and while we don't agree with you and speak in proper terms concerning other companys you call us names.... look in the mirror and repeat your phrase it will then fit to whom you are speaking too...

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