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Old 08-03-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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Rehabbed A/C unit

I take old A/C units people change for various reasons, but still have plenty of life in them, most a bad fan motor, but many want to get a higher efficiency rating, and lower running costs.
I rebuild them for cheap replacements many older..and young, families just can't swing a new system when their units go Tango Uniform, so I sell these for $250.00.
Now with the infusion of R-410-A refrigerant, you usually have to change the A-coil, flush, or replace the refrigerant lines and install a new R-410-A condensing unit: Pricey.. around $1,000-2,000 a ton.
Here is the latest unit I did, needed a new fan motor. It was really scuzzy, I cleaned it with real strong coil cleaner, repainted it and replaced the fan motor and electrical components. Looks like a new one now, and should give many month's of cooling.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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Nice job ozz...it looks like a new one.. I am sure someone will be very happy with it..

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:19 AM   #3
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That's a nice thing to do. Our local guy does that also. We are either the 8th or the 5th poorest county in the state depending on how you rate it. His doing that has meant a number of families with small kids had AC this summer that wouldn't have otherwise. Your a good man Ozz.
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Proud of you Ozz!
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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And it doesn't end up in the junk pile or landfill !! Kudo's to you!!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #6
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When we were young and had 3 kids one income and a large mortgage we had no a/c in Florida. Our preachers wife worked for a company that did the same thing. They sent us a unit and we used it for over ten years, They were a life saver. We received a blessing and I'm sure they did to Thank God for people like you and them.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #7
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I could make more money scrapping them, copper is high. Crooks are stealing them from houses and businesses alike.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #8
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That is a great thing you are doing Jim. Two thumbs up to you.
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Looking good as always Ozz "You da Man" :-)

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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I am basically a miserable anti-social dork, but thanks..
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Well then, hooray for miserable, anti-social dorks. We need more of them.
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Thanks Jim.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #13
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Its a curse of the trade
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #14
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Its a curse of the trade
Yep, and in this trade I get cursed a bit..
Heck, at our ages it's good we remember what the heck we are going to be doing tomorrow..
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #15
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Doesn't seem as though $250 would even cover your labor.
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Ozz, even your rugged Geo-caching gear is awesome so why not what you know and love like an air conditioning unit. Good job as usual.
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