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Posted:  08 Sep 2008 17:50   Last Edited By: Makuta Technics
With auxillary equipment such as thermolators, what is a general rule when deciding to repair or replace units.

On some older units, over the course of their service, we have spent almost as much on repairing them as a replacement would cost today.

What are some ways that are used to justify replacing a unit instead of contuining to spend money on repairing it?

Posted:  08 Sep 2008 19:39
We track the causes and costs of repairs.  If, withing three years, repairs amount to 75% of the replacement cost, the piece of equipment becomes a strong candidate for replacement.

Dan Cunningham
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