Originally Posted by biggles
how tall is that place those are some runs,there split sytems you'll give a commercial tech a heart attack if you call them rooftops just because there on a roof....the start up tech should of taken the last 4 numbers of the serial number on the condenser and wrote it inside the stat cover...and made a diagram all billable time walking around..the majic marker will not last will bleach out...what a nightmare
I'm no stranger to true rtu's myself. I've hung 200 tons as well as various commercial split applications and installed probably around 100 actual package rtu's. The sarcasm was not only my thread title but my opening line in the thread, "See, rtu's."
As for the magic marker I'm well aware of the sun fading it, why I marked it in multiple places on the condenser: the lid, the sides of the service panel, inside the service area and on the disconnect on the under hang of the cover meaning where it slants backwards and faces downwards versus on top.
It'll fade indefinitely but hopefully well before that the retard derilect below mediocre maintenance guys will do their jobs and mark them all properly.
There was another a/c tech on the roof, showed up just as I was packing up. I made small talk with the guy and asked him if he found his condenser easily enough. He said, "This time." He ended up being an outside hvac contractor for the property and works there periodically. After I told him of my situation he said that more than a few units are completely mislabeled as well as a lot being not marked at all. We both laughed as he agreed with me when I said those maintenance guys are a joke.
It was nice to see another tech out there. Would've been cooler to see Batman though.