When I got my HVAC certification, I thought I would work in an HVAC company.
I never expected to be working in a garage and working solely on HVAC systems.
Last week, a family pulled in, and they were driving a full-sized travel trailer. There were three kids in the trailer, and they refused to let them out. The mom said they would get into everything and it would be easier to make them stay inside, where they had television and a gaming system. I wasn’t sure it would be safe for me to work on the HVAC system when those kids were still inside. What if there was a coolant leak, and it seeped into the trailer? I talked to the manager and asked his opinion. He told me to repair the HVAC system, but to tell the parents we were against the children being inside while he was on top of the trailer. No sooner had I gotten on top of the trailer than I heard the kids fighting and the trailer was rocking. I had bolts out of the HVAC system and they were rolling around. I was afraid I would lose the bolts, or fall off the top of this trailer. I looked down at the concrete and prayed I lost the bolts instead of falling. Two minutes later, I could feel myself sliding off the roof as the kids continued to wrestle inside. I yelled down to the parents and told them to get the kids out of the trailer, or they were going without air conditioning for the rest of their trip.