posted on Jul, 15 2019 @ 11:35 AM
originally posted by: SituationNAFU
I am in the HVAC business ( Heating and Air). EVERY single year we get 2 or 3 calls where someone used “ a friend” ( or a friend of a cousins
boyfriends friend at work) to save money either “ fixing” or installing a new unit, and now they are in worse shape than original. You get what
you pay for for sure.
P.S. I also watch tv in my garage at home lol I get it!
Well, yeah. HVAC is one of those things where it does pay to hire a pro. But on the other hand there are a lot of shady #ers doing that kind of work
My parents had a guy come out and do a "clean and inspect" on a 10 year old system and he opened it up and looked at it and put it back together and
said it was fine. He didn't even touch it. I opened it up a couple months later and it was filthy in there. A couple months later, we had to have a
water heater installed and they had to remove the gas pipe that runs between the water heater and furnace and they found that where the gas pipe was
screwed in at the furnace was barely hand tight. Been that way since the place was new and we didn't even know it.
But even the guy who installed the new water heater was kinda sketchy even though he worked for a major local plumbing business. The bottom valve on
the old water heater was broken/clogged and he had no solution for emptying it besides taking the old valve off and letting filthy water spray all
over the laundry room. When I realized what he had done, I ran and got the hose for my shop vac and literally went in there and used it to drain the
water into the drain instead of all over the floor. Otherwise, our whole kitchen and dining room would have been flooded from a 40 gallon water
heater. This guy was just gonna sit there and watch it happen. Nice water heater they put in but I wouldn't trust them to install a sink faucet after