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Kurra fridgie
15-10-2013, 05:12 AM
I've been put in a situation where I know this is happening but I have no means of proving it, has anyone been in this position before? What should I do? My boss said there is no proof so he can't do anything about it, I don't feel comfortable with the whole situation.

Brian_UK
15-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Get the boss to start checking the weight of his gas bottles and to justify where it is going.

install monkey
15-10-2013, 06:36 PM
get the boss to find a site with a system low on gas, or reclaim some gas to create a problem, then make sure the site has good cctv- then film the f**ker- as the f gas police wont be arsed:p

if ur boss cant check upon what his minions get up to then maybe he should get some suitable training

cadwaladr
16-10-2013, 05:20 AM
Ithought gas was very expensive out there,so your boss must be supplying his van with lots of replacement surely that would ring an alarm bell? because he is using gas but not booking it does not add up to me! i know guys who do it over here it goes on everywhere for certain.

install monkey
16-10-2013, 08:52 PM
best way to prove this is give him an empty bottle of gas, pull out the non return valve and fill it with oxygen- no more top ups then!!!:mad:

desA
18-10-2013, 07:30 PM
Kaboom!!! :(

Kurra fridgie
19-10-2013, 03:14 PM
I work up on a mine site, so money is not an issue... But I have implemented that we record where our refrigerant goes so I can track it for myself. My supervisor is a bit funny about it, basically saying its a big accusation and if I have no physical evidence then he can't help. Thing is also I know he isn't checking for leaks he is also overcharging units . I pulled 4 kg of r22 out of a unit which took 1 kg base charge 3kg over charged..... I was asked to rip the unit out and replace it because the other fridgie had been there 8 times in the last month. With this particular model they show the same fault for low on gas as they do for a capacitor as they comp goes on overload. He doesn't own a meter to check caps and instead asks to borrow mine which I refuse.. So he then assumes the cap is ok and that it must be gas, but instead of reclaiming gas and pressure tedting system he jus tops up... And better yet he tries to charge to achieve a certain gauge pressure... Which is no way to charge a unit .. They are capillary units and my understanding is you should charge to superheat... I'm now keeping a good record of all the units I work on and everything I find and do to the unit, to cover my arse.

Kurra fridgie
19-10-2013, 03:15 PM
best way to prove this is give him an empty bottle of gas, pull out the non return valve and fill it with oxygen- no more top ups then!!!:mad:

I like your style...

Kurra fridgie
19-10-2013, 03:17 PM
get the boss to find a site with a system low on gas, or reclaim some gas to create a problem, then make sure the site has good cctv- then film the f**ker- as the f gas police wont be arsed:p

if ur boss cant check upon what his minions get up to then maybe he should get some suitable training
I'm with you 199% I'm doing everything possible to catch this guy out.. When the time is right... I'll pounce

joe-ice
19-10-2013, 04:05 PM
You seem to have a personnal vendetta against this guy .You have reported his activities to your superiors fair enough , but now you should carry on with your own business .Unless you are his supervisor i dont think its your place to catch him out or pounce as you say.

install monkey
19-10-2013, 08:00 PM
buy him a can of leak spray and show him how to use it.
:rolleyes:

djbe
19-10-2013, 11:45 PM
buy him a can of leak spray and show him how to use it.
:rolleyes:

Don't bother, ignore him he is obviously a Pratt. Just carry on doing your job with the knowledge that there is an idiot working for your company.

Kurra fridgie
19-10-2013, 11:50 PM
You seem to have a personnal vendetta against this guy .You have reported his activities to your superiors fair enough , but now you should carry on with your own business .Unless you are his supervisor i dont think its your place to catch him out or pounce as you say.

Understood mate, I find it hard to ignore such activities but I will take on what you have said. I think the best thing for me to do is just to keep a personal log of my jobs

Magoo
20-10-2013, 12:42 AM
overcharging systems becomes a health and safety issue, an identifiable risk. If left un-actioned you can be implicated if an accident does occur, file and registrar a report to your supervisor to cover your backside.

Sparkletron
20-10-2013, 01:06 AM
Wow! 3kg too much r22? The lads a numpty for sure. R22 is bloody dear out here, as it's being phased out. Wouldn't he notice the compressor is all but frozen trying to pump liquid or doesn't he care?
Just keep a record of everything you do, he'll come unstuck sooner or later, surely.

przemo2
26-10-2013, 09:06 PM
let him be and when time come sort the problem out your self...his way of doing staff doesn't last long and people knowns that ...