Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 14,341
Rewards Points: 2,344
Default

Service Question


Technow, again at that price you better be taking me out for a Prime Rib dinner. Around ere, the guys and gals at half the prie do three times the business than those at the high end, and do better quality work.

I stopped uaing companies with large fleets and large overhead, due to their turnover was too high an their employees did a job that you would expect out of someone in the first couple weeks of trade school.

Now I just use two small business owners for the majority of my work, and have one other company that is at most, ten people on the payroll, to do plumbing work that my main guy would have to farm out anyways.

In turn, found out through my hvac/plumbing guy a guy/gal team that will pick up any metal scrap at no cost, which in turn I am helping out another small business owner and getting rid of any metal scrap I have laying around.

__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 05:24 PM   #17
HVAC Tech/Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 491
Rewards Points: 306
Default

Service Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
Technow, again at that price you better be taking me out for a Prime Rib dinner. Around ere, the guys and gals at half the prie do three times the business than those at the high end, and do better quality work.

I stopped uaing companies with large fleets and large overhead, due to their turnover was too high an their employees did a job that you would expect out of someone in the first couple weeks of trade school.

Now I just use two small business owners for the majority of my work, and have one other company that is at most, ten people on the payroll, to do plumbing work that my main guy would have to farm out anyways.

In turn, found out through my hvac/plumbing guy a guy/gal team that will pick up any metal scrap at no cost, which in turn I am helping out another small business owner and getting rid of any metal scrap I have laying around.
You want prime rib in your house, you call me I am an ex Navy Nuke that does HVAC.....you want the total package backed up in writing, calcs and all ...give me a call. You want someone who picks up scrap...well you just set your pricing level.
Technow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 26,084
Rewards Points: 3,828
Default

Service Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by stevem447 View Post
I have a new AC system, the line set needs to be run and brased, and the system needs to be charged with R410A. The penetration already exists on the exterior of my home for the line set, how much would you expect to pay a machanic to complete this job?
Call companies in your area. I wouldn't expect to pay anything. I'd do it myself.

Anyone here can tell you it will only cost a couple hundred bucks. And be low by several hundred bucks. Which means they gave you a useless answer.

Distributors giving you an idea of cost. Better also be giving you names to go with that cost. Or else they are just blowing smoke at you. Did they give you any names.
__________________
When posting in certain forums, knowing your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions.
beenthere is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #19
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 14,341
Rewards Points: 2,344
Default

Service Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Technow View Post
You want prime rib in your house, you call me I am an ex Navy Nuke that does HVAC.....you want the total package backed up in writing, calcs and all ...give me a call. You want someone who picks up scrap...well you just set your pricing level.
Already taken care of. My system will cool a six pack of beer if you leave it in the supply duct. When I had my system spec'd out, one of the requirements was to be able to get it down to 66, if it is 86 outside with 88% humidity during the Summer for the A/C. Heat was before the A/C, and is a Lennox Signature Series that we got just for labor, for having a 1937 Octopus, during a contest that one of the highest priced HVAC companies was having during a home show in 2005.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #20
HVAC Tech/Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 491
Rewards Points: 306
Default

Service Question


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
Already taken care of. My system will cool a six pack of beer if you leave it in the supply duct. When I had my system spec'd out, one of the requirements was to be able to get it down to 66, if it is 86 outside with 88% humidity during the Summer for the A/C. Heat was before the A/C, and is a Lennox Signature Series that we got just for labor, for having a 1937 Octopus, during a contest that one of the highest priced HVAC companies was having during a home show in 2005.
Ok..I just put the 6 pack in the fridge.

Technow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
service drop rondo Electrical 11 06-06-2013 05:36 PM
Service Entrance Wire Question ricprice Electrical 4 06-16-2011 11:26 AM
Service Entrance Question KempDobro Electrical 10 04-06-2010 11:36 PM
general service panel question about ground / neutral BlueBSH Electrical 3 03-17-2010 07:55 PM
2x100a sub on service main jambud Electrical 17 03-12-2008 10:31 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.