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Old 09-04-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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should the fan shaft on my rheem 3 1/2 ton unit have play in it , it will slide in and out a little maybe 1/4" looks like a little oil has slung out but the bearing are supposed to be sealed.

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motor shafts have some play. The oil could indicate over heating and oil boiling out onto the housing. Or if you have annual check ups a tech might have added a few drops of oil as part of the service.

Keep an eye on it.

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yeah I had a guy come out to service the furnace and condinser I watched him put a tabet in the drain pipe look at the outside unit and spray water on the condenser wiithout taking off the shroud. He charged me 110 ahole!
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he charged you 110 bucks for every hole in you drain pipe? ROFL
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he charged you 110 bucks for every hole in you drain pipe? ROFL
I'd say he needs to raise his prices. We get $150.00 for every hole we drill.
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yeah I had a guy come out to service the furnace and condinser I watched him put a tabet in the drain pipe look at the outside unit and spray water on the condenser wiithout taking off the shroud. He charged me 110 ahole!
Some brands require you spray thru the shroud. Personally I pull the blower and spray from inside out, but that is just me. If he checked both furnace and ac fo $130 you got your money's worth.

I charge $190 and do a through job.
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I don't know why some techs insist on spraying the dirt further into the fins.

If the fan draws air in through the sides. Spray the water from inside the unit outwards as clover said.
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oh I know I took the shroud off and sprayed inside out and then sprayed it with some nu-blast then rinsed again shiny new now. Also I took apart my plenum and duct from furnace to evap and cleaned the evap really good with evap fresh and cleaned the pan plenum and furnace.All by mysef! That s.o.b. is my best friends dad He has had his ac company for like 20 yrs. I asked him to clean my furnace and evap and condenser as well as check everything else out. He didn't do crap he said my evap shouldn't be that dirty my furnace should be fine and condenser just to spray it once a year are you kiddding me! He didn't even put a gauge on my freon. He just said it should all be fine for years just keep changing your filter which I do 2 times a month even with pleated filters. I have signed up for hvac and refrigeration school starting in january so I can get my cert and start helping people not screwing them!!!!!!!!! Therer are alot of hvac techs out there that are worthless!!!!!!!
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Might want to take a look at the bottom side of your evap coil.
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well I didn't take it out it is a vertical slab 2' thick maybe but it sets right on the pan I cleaned it really good though it didn't dawn on me to lift it up until after I sealed everything up It has to be a million time better now it was covered in dust dirt mud like substance and sitting in 1" of thick slime/mold. Like I said it is like shiny silver now.
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oh yeah I blew out the lines and wrapped my copper line it was missing wrap in a couple of spots and sweating bad. The guy said that was fine too.
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Well the Pros who answer your questions are not WORTHLESS.

You can become a hvac tech and I applaud your desire to help people.

It sounds like you friends dad was probably caught between YOU and a hard place. I get the feeling you give off "I won't pay for it unless you can prove to me what the benefits are" vibe.. In other words you are a hard-sell and I think the pro picked up on that and wanted to keep peace between his son and you.

I have had my share of those....takes some getting over.

Now I just tell my customer no matter what he thinks what needs doing. I explain why a certain service needs doing and let them ok or decline the service in question.

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