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essemm 07-25-2012 02:32 PM

Part 2 - How much .... (cont'd)
 
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Thank you for all the responses earlier.

I had the work done before, I started that thread.

Please take a look at the attached pictures. In brief the following was done.

- The linset was connected to the evaporater.
- The compresser unit was cleaned with some liquid and then washed with water.
- The system was drained, recharged and checked for leaks.

The lineset is about 15' in length.

The last two pictures show the customer options and the invoice amount. I understand that R-22 will be available 50 to 20 years in the future for repairs.

Your inputs will be appreciated very much.

biggles 07-25-2012 03:04 PM

if the line weren't connected to the evap sure it is all time then vac charging testing on the bill.did he record the MCRON reading from the VAC pull.freon is like air in a car tire,doesn't need to be replenished.if it is tight then the freon within should last as long as the unit does.whats with the wacks on that condenser coi....? don't see a trap on that white PVC coming out of the air handler for the condensation

turnermech 07-25-2012 04:58 PM

Just my opinion, but I would never had paid someone to hook that unit up. I don't even think I would used it for my self and I would not have charged myself nothing. I know you can't judge a book by its cover but man that unit looks rough.

R-22 may be availiable in the future but you will not afford it in another 5 years by the way thing are going now.

The condensate trap would not bother me much. I do trap all my drain lines, but your coil is on the positive side of the blower. The trap serves two fuctions it prevents the blower from pulling negative pressure on the drain and thus not allowing it to drain while running and it stops smells from being pull into or naturally getting into the air stream. these problems are more an issue with coils on the negative side of the blower (heat pump, ect)

essemm 07-25-2012 08:24 PM

Is the pricing OK?
 
With reference to the Customer Options Sheet and the Invoice attachments, is the pricing fair?

I have been feeling that I was over charged quite a bit for the job. I am happy to pay the more than the fair price.

The unit has always been much quieter than the ones around and very effective.

turnermech 07-25-2012 08:36 PM

to be honest I can't read or should I say follow that part of the posting.
Did the contractor try to talk you out of putting it in?
By that I am meaning in my area you could have for what you paid or not much more had a new dry R22 system installed

beenthere 07-25-2012 08:59 PM

Moved to off Topic forum.

As this is a DIY site. pricing questions don't go well. Only way to know if it was/is "fair" or not. is to get other estimates from local contractors.

Please read this sticky. http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/how-mu...s-here-127914/

rusty baker 07-25-2012 09:21 PM

Does it say he added 6lbs to a unit that only hold 4 lbs 15 oz? Or did I read that wrong?

essemm 07-25-2012 10:46 PM

Economy solution - Total @1223.00
- Repair and charge system for 3.0 ton unit.
- Add about 6lbs of R-22 refreigernt
- Cooling maintainance included.

Budget solution - Total @1223.00 (same as above, not a mistake).
- Repair and charge system for 3.0 ton unit.
- Add about 6lbs of R-22 refreigernt
- NO cooling maintainance.

According to them, difference between the two solutions is $1. I picked the Economy solution.

Economy solution - Total @1223.00
- Repair and charge system for 3.0 ton unit.
- Add about 6lbs of R-22 refrigerant
- Cooling maintenance included.

Budget solution - Total @1223.00 (same as above, not a mistake).
- Repair and charge system for 3.0 ton unit.
- Add about 6lbs of R-22 refrigerant
- NO cooling maintenance.

I picked the Economy solution.

INVOICE
Diagnostic fee Residential

Maintenance AC: $175.00
Options: $953.00
As agreed: $ 95.00
Total $1223.00.

Technicians Description - from the Invoice:

The problem was with the condenser not working was that another company put in a new furnace and a new evaporator coil and they never hook on the line set to the evaporator coil inside the house. The condenser was braze to the line set but not the evaporator. I braze the line set to the evaporator inside and vacuum the system and leak check and everything looks OK. I did sold him a cooling maintenance to come back another day to perform the cooling maintenance I spoke with the customer about the refrigerant that is not warranty on the refrigerant.

They would not let me take off the maintenance.


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