Originally Posted by beenthere
Does your boss work as an EPA agent? Whats his ID number. So you decided not to call the EPA.
Guess I forgot to tell you. I passed my civil service exam 2 months ago, and now work in the philly EPA office.
I called the EPA and Goodman yesterday and neither returned my calls. I was too busy today to even think about remembering to call them again.
Weird, I came across two condensers with burnt wires today. These two from the contactor, one to the compressor and one to the cap.
The contactor. I reconnected at the unused or spare teminals as part of the fix.
And then the next call, the common from the contactor to the cap.
And of course I barely got the system charged one and a half degrees above freezing before running out of the stuff I'm legally allowed to use when servicing equipment manufactured before Jan. 1, 2010. What's that stuff callled again?
I'll be going back soon.
The coil was filthy so I rinsed it with a garden hose and then it showed me just how low it actually was and it was low!
And of course I had another call to go to so I had to pit stop at Goodman (one of five in Houston) to pick up some 22 but to no availe. They were completely out of the juice as well as out of 410-A. Go Figure. The next customer was not happy that I had to reschedule, griping at me about how we should have the tools we need on the trucks and to go ahead an drive across town and get some elsewhere and then come back. No way, her rooftop condensers are unmarked, I went there a few days ago and found that out already with her there. Told her tomorrow afternoon when maintenance is readily available as I wouldn't be able to make it back today until around 6 p.m., after maintenance has left.
My old boss is a highly studied and respected hvac technician (much like yourself) and hvac business owner as well as owner of a home remodeling/roofing/plumbing company down south in Brownsville. He's been in this trade specifically for over 30 years. He owns stocks as he plays the market and own's land across Texas, drives a Hummer and has a fleet of vehicles including a new Triumph motorcycle, new Ford F-250 and a 2010 Porsche as personal vehicles. That's not including his work trucks, about six or seven now for the guys down south, two extra's up here including a big box truck and Ford F-150's with Tommy gate lifts. New lap tops in each vehicle.
He owns a five bedroom home on a lake for just himself and his wife, about ten miles from where I live. Four car garage.
He was a high school teacher for over 15 years and is studied in some sort of physics. I think he knows what is what and when he doesn't know he'll find out. He knows many people in the trade, tech support guys, salesmen, inspectors and city officials and has been hired by the city for hvac inspections/fire cases on a few occasions.
You two could talk for days on end, I'm sure. If you ever come to Houston I'll introdice the two of you. I say that because he'll brag on me to anyone in ear shot so if it were you..
He is also dying of Hodgkins disease.
Yeah, if you are in the EPA than that song was for you too.
Ps. I'm sending you my cardiologist bill for the heart attack you gave me.