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If I hadn't seen some incredibly stupid things over the years I might not believe this.

GBartGBart Posts: 753Member


  • GBartGBart Posts: 753Member
    I have had roofers cut right through my refrigeration lines and almost lose 200k worth of food, the lines where in between the condensing units and protected,........honestly I think it's the glue they use to adhere the rubber sections.
  • GBartGBart Posts: 753Member
    Zman said:

    What's the problem? It doesn't leak does it? :)

    Not at all, in fact they did an excellent job, the corners are amazing and around the disconnect? that took real just doesn't work anymore
  • Sal SantamauraSal Santamaura Posts: 275Member
    As a 40-year resident of San Clemente, California, I can attest to the challenge one faces finding a competent roofer here. We went through several before finally hiring one who fixed a leak that manifested only during those very occasional days during our long drought when it rained. :) And, the leak occurred because the roofer hired by a production builder when our house was put up in 1993 wasn't competent either.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,051Member
    GBart said:

    Zman said:

    What's the problem? It doesn't leak does it? :)

    Not at all, in fact they did an excellent job, the corners are amazing and around the disconnect? that took real just doesn't work anymore
    @ Gbart
    You can't have it both ways. Do you want it water tight or not... :D
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,467Member
    Not photoshop???
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • leonzleonz Posts: 329Member
    I hope the building owner told them to paint the roof white or else; at no charge to the building owner after they found this screw up. That is a bad roof fire in the making.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,200Member
    Once again- you can't fix stupid!
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  • ratioratio Posts: 2,072Member
    I wonder how this happened. Certainly gross incompetence is one possible cause. Maybe the roofer's boss was out there shouting "I want this done, right now! Spray everything, I don't care what!!" Maybe the tenant said "we need to get that big box on the roof insulated, I saw condensation on the outside of it."

    Perhaps the guy operating the foam gun should have refused, but I think it's possible he's not 100% culpable in this. It does look like someone put a board over the outdoor fan before the foam went down.

  • Sal SantamauraSal Santamaura Posts: 275Member
    ratio said:

    I wonder how this happened...

    When I showed this thread to my wife, she speculated that the roofing crew was not quite fluent in English. She guessed their supervisor instructed them to cover the A/C unit, and that's what they did. Except they covered it with whatever roofing material was being sprayed, not with plastic sheeting to protect it from the roofing material.

  • CLambCLamb Posts: 59Member
    Something similar happened when I was working at Ft. Monmouth in the 80s. The air conditioning systems suddenly cut out one morning. An investigation quickly discovered that the crew preparing to tar the roof had wrapped all the AC units in polyethylene sheet to protect them from the tar.
  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    but, you said you wanted everything weather proofed,..sometimes you just follow orders, ill bet it was some idiot cooperate azz giving orders
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • GBartGBart Posts: 753Member
    the conversation probably went - foreman pointing to curb-
    "you need to be sure to seal all around this unit" , "all around the unit?", "yes all around the unit", "ok"
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