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  1. Cool device. I found a grammatical error on the...

    Cool device. I found a grammatical error on the website. It says "Stop loosing unclaimed mileage..." instead of "Stop losing unclaimed mileage..."

    I think you are trying to imply a loss rather...
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    Then I don't get what you mean by "we never acted...

    Then I don't get what you mean by "we never acted like that" in your comment about the Mumford & Sons song. All I could see were people rocking out to the song. Nobody was being disrespectful nor...
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    What concerts did you attend? Perry Como...

    What concerts did you attend? Perry Como concerts?
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    Not sure what part of California you work or your...

    Not sure what part of California you work or your type of work. In the field I was in I earned more than $50K a year from 1982 onward. I worked for the same company a total of 25 years. Guys...
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    I'm going to introduce some rain to your parade,...

    I'm going to introduce some rain to your parade, bover.

    It is my humble opinion you may have waited too long to get into chiller/large tonnage work. I say that for a couple of reasons. It can be...
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    The "band" is Mat Kearney...

    The "band" is Mat Kearney.
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    I guess my problem is that I have used a manifold...

    I guess my problem is that I have used a manifold gauge set maybe five times in the last 15 years. Working on large chillers does that to a guy. Apprentices are generally not allowed near chillers...
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    Neither do I. Not sure what kind of meters...

    Neither do I.

    Not sure what kind of meters your husband uses, but Fluke meters can be purchased on Amazon. A gift card to Amazon might do the trick...if he doesn't want a tool for work I'm sure...
  9. Now I'm going to puke!

    Now I'm going to puke!
  10. Thread: Golf Buddies

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    Golf Buddies

    A foursome of golfers, all in their 40's, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Hooters because the waitresses were young, good looking, had big...
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    As everyone knows, drugs have brand names and...

    As everyone knows, drugs have brand names and generic names. For instance, the generic name of Advil is Ibuprofen and Tylenol is Acetaminophen. Any guess as to the generic name for Viagra? It's...
  12. Really? www.selectacr.com worked for me.

    Really? www.selectacr.com worked for me.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    FWIW, I was always of the opinion you couldn't...

    FWIW, I was always of the opinion you couldn't beat a factory gig. The manufacturers seemed to provide better training, better support and better than average stability.

    But that was...
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    Weight training

    I haven't verified this on Snopes, but it sounds legit...A recent study found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.
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    With union health insurance your family is...

    With union health insurance your family is covered as well.

    There is no law in place that mandates paid holidays. The employer isn't even required to give an employee time off on holidays. In...
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    I'm not sure what residential service should pay...

    I'm not sure what residential service should pay in the Bay area, however, it's common knowledge that a union pipe fitter (which includes service techs) in the Bay area are some of the highest paid...
  18. Thread: Quail?

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    A friend of mine had dove breasts and he had me...

    A friend of mine had dove breasts and he had me help him prepare them for the grill. Take the breast and wrap it around a couple slices of pickled jalapeņo peppers, wrap a slice a bacon around the...
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    Golf clubs, specifically irons.

    Golf clubs, specifically irons.
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    I currently play TaylorMade R7 TP irons. I have...

    I currently play TaylorMade R7 TP irons. I have had them for years and I have yet to find an iron I like better. I will say I'm pretty much limited to TaylorMade products as a very good friend...
  21. The UA is like the parent organization. Each...

    The UA is like the parent organization. Each local is a member of the UA. Wherever you decide to live you will join a local union and go through their apprenticeship program. Once you have...
  22. I guess that depends on the local. UA Local 250...

    I guess that depends on the local. UA Local 250 posts wage schedules on the internet.
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    Fd I wouldn't worry about 18 CFM for a couple of...

    Fd
    I wouldn't worry about 18 CFM for a couple of reasons. Unless you are 100% without a doubt absolutely positive your instrumentation, sampling methods and calculations are without flaw it would...
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    Pretty asinine thing to say on two accounts,...

    Pretty asinine thing to say on two accounts, IMHO. The use of propane in refrigerators or any other system that are engineered for its use was never at issue here. What was at issue was some guy...
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    Sorry, maxster, the Kings are going to the...

    Sorry, maxster, the Kings are going to the Stanley Cup Finals! And the Kings are about as far away from Hollywood as you can get.
  26. To whom? I'm sorry, but I am not one to tell...

    To whom? I'm sorry, but I am not one to tell another people that "My way is the only way!" Who are we as Americans to force our way of life and our way of governing on everyone in the entire world?...
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    No taxes? I'd check with a CPA, but if you kept...

    No taxes? I'd check with a CPA, but if you kept all of the wage it may be attractive to some if you didn't pay taxes either there or here.
  28. It varies year to year. A call to the business...

    It varies year to year. A call to the business manager's office might get you some indication of how many were admitted last year.
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    The book I saw on Amazon was over 289 pages. I...

    The book I saw on Amazon was over 289 pages. I think what you found on ACHRNews is a "taste" of the book, not the whole thing.
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    Alright, Happyfeet, you get the prize for...

    Alright, Happyfeet, you get the prize for dredging up the oldest thread for the month of April! It's been six years and five months since the last post to this thread!

    And to top it all off, the...
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    10 year service tech and he's "old school"? If...

    10 year service tech and he's "old school"? If your friend wants to get on with Trane, why doesn't he contact the local office? If he plans too work on large commercial equipment he's going to have...
  32. Thread: Cold Trap

    by KnewYork
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    A cold pot or cold trap is a necessary piece of...

    A cold pot or cold trap is a necessary piece of equipment if one is performing chiller work. Inevitably, water will get into the refrigerant circuit on a chiller at some point. (Not all chillers,...
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    If the new place can take you now, I would be out...

    If the new place can take you now, I would be out of there in a New York minute. One company I worked for way back when would tell a guy to clean out his truck and turn in his keys as soon as the...
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    Does it start with a C, D, J or T? Come on,...

    Does it start with a C, D, J or T? Come on, inquiring minds want to know. When do you start?
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    Congratulations.

    Congratulations.
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    Seems a little strange to me. Why go through all...

    Seems a little strange to me. Why go through all the interview process if they can't or won't meet your salary requirements?

    Also funny that they can ask you how much you make, but they can't...
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    Wasn't compensation discussed in the interview?

    Wasn't compensation discussed in the interview?
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    Imagine how a JCI office would send out an...

    Imagine how a JCI office would send out an apprentice to work on one of these.

    From their own operating manual for this chiller it states on the first page. "This equipment is a relatively...
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    I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but the...

    I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but the factory jobs are no where near what they were 30 years ago. Back then you could go to work for a manufacturer and have a job for as long as you...
  40. Thread: Travel Time

    by KnewYork
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    Have never heard of that before. How did HR get...

    Have never heard of that before. How did HR get involved? I assume you aren't union. Our locals have it pretty clearly defined. You get paid for the hours you work. Drive time between calls is...
  41. Thread: Travel Time

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    In my world (large industrial union work), we...

    In my world (large industrial union work), we were paid travel time once we were outside a certain predefined area. When I worked in Los Angeles it was a 50 mile circle (as the crow flies) from 7th...
  42. Kefah, I am sorry to hear what you have reported...

    Kefah, I am sorry to hear what you have reported here. I'm a little perplexed why you posted it in the Jokes & Humor forum. Nothing funny about waking up to the sound of gunfire.
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    You could always try this method...

    You could always try this method.
  44. It's probably too late to edit your post. I...

    It's probably too late to edit your post. I think you only have 10-15 minutes to do so. If it needs to be removed a moderator can do that.
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    Nice, Mike, post a private video...you toying...

    Nice, Mike, post a private video...you toying with us?
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    Agreed. And he had to use a York chiller. The...

    Agreed. And he had to use a York chiller. The bastard!
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    Here's the one you want. ...

    Here's the one you want.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXZetTQdB7o

    This is one of the first "videos" of that genre...made over three years ago...now has over 16 million views. It's about...
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    interesting thread, started by a professional...

    interesting thread, started by a professional member, commented on by mostly professional members in an open forum. Really?
  49. Put your email address in your profile so I can...

    Put your email address in your profile so I can contact you.
  50. Thread: I am cold

    by KnewYork
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    This is not a DIY site. I would recommend you...

    This is not a DIY site. I would recommend you call a professional in your area.
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