This has been going on for the last three months…house is under remodeling but it would have been nice to cool the place down when it was over 100*
Guy doesn’t show up or when he does, parts are missing and works an hour or so.
decides he wants $1500 more for the roof gas pack unit… just because. I still paid $650 more for the unit than what was quoted.
I pay the crane guy $175 to put it on the roof because his friend doesn’t have access to lift anymore.
he brazes the line set and every joint leaks(all 6 of them). One of his guys has to go back and redo the whole line set. Will only pay him to work for 6 hours. He makes a plenum out of duct board because “the metal plenum was sent to the wrong job” I find out later he never ordered the parts
Doesn’t want to do the “dirty work” crawling under the house( big deal, I do it all the time). Most of the crawl space you can sit or almost stand to tie into the existing registers
Now he wants the balance before he will come back and finish
I fire him.
I finally find someone to sells duct parts to finish running the pipes on the lower floor unit. HVAC houses won’t usually sell to unlicensed, but the supply house for my plumbing supplies will. I spend about $500 in parts, I have already spent another $500 in parts that he should have paid for (line set, wire, thermostats, disconnects, misc parts)
Spend two days running that and now I have to clean up the mess outside for the lines sets and the 45′ run will need for freon because the precharge is only for 25′
I run the electrical and the gas and finish that part for him. Just to help “get it done”
To top it off, The SOB ran the supply& return to the wrond sides of the unit(bottom vented). Air blows out of the return air grill, not in each room
So… eventhough you hire a “qualified” guy, doesn’t mean you’ll get it done…right. In the end this will cost me about $700 more to pay a friend to help me run the dust work and my time is free
……………….Done venting. Now I need a stiff drink, or two
Tomorrow I start reworking the return and suppy lines. At least it will be done correctly.
Oh frick’n joy!!!
Edited 10/2/2006 3:09 pm by migraine