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    It appears that the system may be over sized....

    It appears that the system may be over sized. This will remove the sensible heat, but not the latent ( Humidity). Siuggestion: Slow down the fans and change the valve motors to a modulating three way...
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    I agree, you need two system in order to have a...

    I agree, you need two system in order to have a comfortable temperature range in side your home. If you go with the two systems approach you will elimate furture headaches. Duct zoning system will...
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    I agree, you need two system in order to have a...

    I agree, you need two system in order to have a comfortable temperature range in side your home. If you go with the two systems approach you will elimate future headaches. Duct zoning system will...
  4. If you decide to buy a new one try the Dell...

    If you decide to buy a new one try the Dell Auction site on the web. I've bought two reconditioned units with the 12" screen for the computer division and they work like a charm. $220 with 1 gig of...
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    Thanks, I was looking in all the wrong places as...

    Thanks, I was looking in all the wrong places as they say. :cool:
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    Ductless with ODA

    Hello Gentlemen, I was wondering if anyone knew of a ductless system (3 ton or larger) that has a outdoor air connection on it.
    We need to add three systems to some classrooms and the ductless is...
  7. The first problem is that you are going to have...

    The first problem is that you are going to have trouble using a heat pump to dehumidifity with. The unit should be able to run in a dehumifing mode year around. I don't know how you are going to use...
  8. I agree. I was having so many problems with the...

    I agree. I was having so many problems with the quality of tools the Tech were using I decide to supply them and take out the guesswork. A cheap leak detector can cause the job cost to become...
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    Our commecial is mostly light commercial so...

    Our commecial is mostly light commercial so really not much of a learning curve not like going from res. to 200 ton chillers. I'm more or less riding along right now and learnign where stuff is at...
  10. You need to check your LOCAL building codes. If...

    You need to check your LOCAL building codes. If you are in CA, SC, FL the code will probably require you to use Stainless Steel duck with welded seams. That code item you quoted does not only apply...
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    The cost does not seem to be to bad to me....

    The cost does not seem to be to bad to me. Originally I'm from Charleston SC and than to LA and San Francisco. We are having problems with insurance companies and taxes in Fl.
    Personnally I don't...
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    Sorry about that. I have been having some...

    Sorry about that. I have been having some problems with my server and it apparently sent the e-mail three times. :confused:
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    Service Technician --Clearwater FL

    Good pay-$17-up
    Late model truck/Sprinter-Van.
    Company tools-Vac pump,reclaim, leak detector, field piece and more.
    Light commercial and some refrigeration.
    Holidays, 401 K and vacation.
    Will...
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    I have started to cook the steak on medium heat...

    I have started to cook the steak on medium heat until it is rare and than sear it. It ends up medium rare and is extremely well cooked. This works better than searing it first and than cooking it...
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    I went to the Bahamas last January (2007) and I...

    I went to the Bahamas last January (2007) and I had to have a passport to get into Freeport. I would not go unless I had a passport and it takes about three-four weeks to get one back.
    Have Fun and...
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    They must of been very cross-eyed. Ugliest...

    They must of been very cross-eyed. Ugliest building I've seen.
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    He is probably losing the CFMs due to the length...

    He is probably losing the CFMs due to the length of the duct run and fittings on the upstairs zone. The amount of Flex duct will also greatly inhibit the air flow to the grills.
    Most states have...
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    You are correct in that a BTU is equal to 3,413....

    You are correct in that a BTU is equal to 3,413. If a heat pump uses 1 KW it will produce approximately 3 BTU (10,239). If a strip heater uses 1 KW it will produce 3,413 BTU.
    On the heat pump this...
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    The 3 times per KW is the way the power is used...

    The 3 times per KW is the way the power is used in the application of the equipment. It is more efficient to run a heat pump (motor) than it it is to heat with electricity( strip heat), but that is...
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    You will get approximately 3 BTU of heat for...

    You will get approximately 3 BTU of heat for every Kilowatt of electricity used on a heat pump, but only 1 BTU for each KW used on electric heat. It will take at least 3 times as much power/money to...
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    Definitely, We still need a Tech in ST. Pete and...

    Definitely, We still need a Tech in ST. Pete and on in Lakeland. If you are interested send me a resume and I'll call you to discuss the job and salary. :)
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    I'm originally from Charleston SC and I don't...

    I'm originally from Charleston SC and I don't find the cost of living here extremely higher than Charleston. I came here from San Francisco and the cost dropped like a rock from California.
    I think...
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    No. Call and we can talk about anything you want....

    No. Call and we can talk about anything you want. This business at times require a place to let off steam and discuss things. If you are interested in a a job eveb better.

    My reason for hiring a...
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    Thanks Dash-- It is 727-573-4822.

    Thanks Dash-- It is 727-573-4822.
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    Yes, we can work out somenthing to help offset...

    Yes, we can work out somenthing to help offset the cost of moving. What I have done in the past is to advance an allotment and remove it from the books at a $50.00 per month worked ratio. Example-...
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    Techanican needed-Clearwater, FL

    Good pay-$17-$24- Late model truck/Sprinter-Van. Company tools-Vac pump,reclaim, leak detector, and more. Light commercial, holidays and a good work environment. Will train/school: if needed. Also a...
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    I'll post a picture this weekend and yes it's a...

    I'll post a picture this weekend and yes it's a pinch off tool. I used it to mainly install an access valve on small refrigerant system that did not have an access port for gauges. The systems would...
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    I have a tool that I have never seen for sale....

    I have a tool that I have never seen for sale. You take a 3/8 round steel stock and drill two holes into it and find a octogand piece of steel that is also 3/8-1/2 half inch and drills two holes into...
  29. Thread: san francisco

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    I believe that 38 is a sheetmetal union and 467...

    I believe that 38 is a sheetmetal union and 467 is the pipefitters union. Most of the Service Men I knew belonged to 467. I worked for Comm Aire (now Carrier) and the union we had all of our service...
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    The color of the cook had nothing to do with the...

    The color of the cook had nothing to do with the joke itself. This is one
    I heard in the 60 and I did not attach ay racial significent to it. However I realize that you have to be extremely careful...
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    Reminds me of an old joke. Three women were...

    Reminds me of an old joke.
    Three women were eating at a old Mansion in SC and the food was so good that they asked if they compliement the cook. When she can out they discussed the food and one of...
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    For the same reason that all the old houses in...

    For the same reason that all the old houses in the south had a detached kitchen. When the kitchen catchs on fire it won't burn down the main house. Fire protection.
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    West Virginia is apparently is extremely low on...

    West Virginia is apparently is extremely low on the pay scale. Frankly I pay as much as possible as a employees that makes a fair living is a better employee to manage than one who is constantly...
  34. Thread: deisel vs gas

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    If you are using an American made diesel the...

    If you are using an American made diesel the milage will not be very good. We have the sprinter with the Mercerdes disel and it is getting about 25 + miles per gal. If I'm not mistaken the American...
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    Maybe this is not the place to have this...

    Maybe this is not the place to have this discussion, but this formula is a generality and is based on an average operation. The average company only collected about on 80%-90% of the hours paid. By...
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    90% of the decisions on who is to do the service...

    90% of the decisions on who is to do the service on a building are made on the basic of the hourly rate. The customer will call and ask how much you charge an hour and generally the decision is made...
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    The problem in that the hourly rate we can charge...

    The problem in that the hourly rate we can charge is low in FL. The average in this area is less than $70.00 per hour. The formula that I have always used is the Tech's salary should be no more than...
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    It's good for the area. If it was in Oakland it...

    It's good for the area. If it was in Oakland it would be extremely cheap, but than again we don't have the unions and the problems that are in CA.
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    Is the control system a NC25 microprocessor? If...

    Is the control system a NC25 microprocessor? If so it has 4 analog signals that have to be set by a ribbon cable on the control panel. The signals are 0-5, 0-10, 0-15 and each can be set seperately....
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    Clearwater,Tampa -Tech needed

    Good pay-$17-$24- Late model truck/Sprinter-Van. Company tools-Vac pump,reclaim, leak detector, and more. Light commercial, holidays and a good work environment. Will train/school: if needed. Call...
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    The maxium discharge temperature on this...

    The maxium discharge temperature on this compressor would be 175 F. Is the compressor a model 12 or a 10. The first two number are the diameter of the screw. 10 mm or a 12 mm. If you can give me the...
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    I'm looking for a good Tech/manager in...

    I'm looking for a good Tech/manager in Clearwater Fl. If you're interested sent me a resume. kws@acservice.com
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    What type of compressor system does it have in...

    What type of compressor system does it have in it. Can or one of the cast iron monsters.
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    Apparently you are still considering the job? The...

    Apparently you are still considering the job? The thing you want to check out is if the current business is cyclical or it is it a permanent cycle. The HVAC business is very cyclical in nature and...
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    The job you are being hired for is a "Operation...

    The job you are being hired for is a "Operation Manager". In that position you don't have to know the actual A/C business, but you must have good support from your men. Your contribution is going to...
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    I'm very interested in talking to you. From your...

    I'm very interested in talking to you. From your posts you seem to have a good feel for the refrigerant system and the problems associated with it. My cel is 727-224-1039 and the office is...
  47. They are a good group and you should do well. You...

    They are a good group and you should do well. You might want to try to get into their control section after you have been there for a while. They had a good training facility in Orlando..:)
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    The only thing you can do is pray and drink a lot...

    The only thing you can do is pray and drink a lot of water..
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    We have very little travel. The construction...

    We have very little travel. The construction department works the entire state but the service works the area from Sarasota to Orlando to Brooksville. I need someone in the Sarasota area to handle...
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    I believe that about the best you can get is...

    I believe that about the best you can get is going to be in the range of $22-$25 per hour. That is going to be hard to come by unless you hit the company at the right moment. Most of the companies...
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