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    What I want?

    Good days pay for good work.
    Training stay on top things.
    What is the difference in sheetmetal workers and
    pipefitters? When I talked to the guy at he mentioned
    alot about residential and light...
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    Considering relocating to St louis area so I...

    Considering relocating to St louis area so I could
    be closer to family.I am not familiar with unions
    or the way they operate.Contacted sheetmetal workers
    local#36 and pipefitters local #562 to...
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    Thats the thing about residential its a feast or...

    Thats the thing about residential its a feast or famine.
    The sad truth is there is hardly any customer loyalty
    if you dont get them quick they move down the phone book.
    The other thing is its...
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    which end are you in residential or commercial?

    which end are you in residential or commercial?
  5. they do

    They make an epoxy sealer rated for freon available at
    most supply houses.I used it once on a line set at
    a hospital on a hole rubbed threw a line set.It was in
    a impossible spot above a ceiling...
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    any body out there

    Any stlouis techs in the house.
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    Planning on relocating to the St Louis area. Been...

    Planning on relocating to the St Louis area. Been in the
    trade for about 10 years looking for commercial shop. Like
    St Louis alot seems like a nice town. Who are the good and
    bad companies. Just...
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    what a bummer

    I hate dumb a** dispatcher.They are part of the office
    crowd.With there over the phone unit diagnoses and know
    it all attitude.This is all just part fo an underlying
    problem.I had another...
  9. Thread: laptop coputer?

    by maxair
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    In the process of buying a laptop for home and...

    In the process of buying a laptop for home and work.
    Due to the fact the shop has 2 laptops for 12 techs
    which stay broke more than not.Whats the best laptop
    out.I am kind of scared of Dell...
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    I agree with cracker

    We picked up a commercial install duct banger.He knows
    service but likes getting off on time.He worked in
    the orlando area for 7 years and form what he says
    Florida is the bottom for many...
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    to cascader

    So halliburton pays what??? You may not have been here
    when a company called klm a sub contractor for Hallibuton
    which they proudly bosted.They promised 80.000 to 90.000
    a year to work in...
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    no billion dollar company?

    2004 Lennnox appraised for 14 billion.Goodman sold for
    several billion.Carrier is owned by one of the largest
    employers on the planet united technologies which
    develops you now cheap stuff like...
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    Head north

    I have only heard bad things about Florida seen alot of
    guys saying the same thing your saying.Im in tn pays a
    little better here Only in the cities.The south in
    general is the pits in my...
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    Read some of Norms posts seems pretty sharp on...

    Read some of Norms posts seems pretty sharp on hvac.
    where would I get a copy of his book?
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    thanks r12 for the input.You know a good tech is...

    thanks r12 for the input.You know a good tech is always
    learning.Theres alot of talk at the shop about me and a
    couple of other techs to do most of the commercial.
    So Id say I will be putting more...
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    I have the luck of this year going to get some...

    I have the luck of this year going to get some advanced
    traing.The boss wants 2 of us to go to get some training
    on air packaged chillers and controls.From the way he
    talks he would pay for a...
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    Mr wallynut?

    You in your own business?If so and you have a bullet
    proof plan tell us about it.I seen lots of friends
    in our industry work 24-7 not just talk it.I seen it with
    a tech I worked with for several...
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    I was watching a special on bankruptcy?They say...

    I was watching a special on bankruptcy?They say when
    the current bankruptcy bill now just made into law
    hits the small business will be felt by everyone thats
    strugling.From what I read in the...
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    oh ya

    First charge the unit full of water to get it clean.
    Then use a shop vac if you cant find a vacuum pump.
    lol
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    wow

    Id never guessed 1400lbs for 7.5 rtus
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    dont laugh?

    Whats Prestons guide?
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    I feel for the customer

    I think 410-a is probably is like any thing else.You put
    it in correctly and it will probably work fine.The problem
    is like anything else I our trade no training other than
    ojt.So the customer...
  23. Thread: Whats my worth

    by maxair
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    Sit and wait

    I agree with the get it now because you wont get it later.
    Ive seen techs be loyal and pay a heavy price.Hvac owners
    will lie cheat and steal to keep there profits high.When
    I started in the trade...
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    big or little

    Big or little.You can get bad work out of either.Look
    for a professional attitude in the sales person and
    without being rude watch the unit go in if there in and
    out slam bam.If your not sure...
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    Straight hepas.Made to order from the filter...

    Straight hepas.Made to order from the filter company.It only
    does the 4 surgery rooms.It is pre filtered with 4 inch
    pleated filters.Got a toshiba freq drive motor, carrier
    premier link ccn...
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    hepa filter is big dog

    Hepa filter is the best no dought.We just installed a
    carrier aqua snap chiller.State requires 40 percent outdoor
    air minimum for the operating room.We installed a series
    of cartridge hepa...
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    Good stat

    Good stat bad application bald loonie is right. If you
    set your heat back more that a couple of degrees it
    will end up costing you.Also depends where you are
    I dont like set back stats in the...
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    Did it once

    I put a 3 ton cond on a 2.5 evap coil lennox just change
    piston size good delta t and humidity control.My undersanding if you go to far is you start to have
    low suction press.
  29. return problems

    Your return sounds small to me.
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    Dont laugh

    I mean do you have to take a contractors test to
    be a technician.Where I am in a right to work state.
    Is there a big benefit from passing the test or is
    it required?
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    like 4 inch filters

    Ever work on liebert units.Typicaly they are in computer
    rooms.The 4 inch pleated filters we installed would easy
    last 3 months while they do have a little more restriction
    they make up for in...
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    to wild

    I cant believe his card.How much did he want upo front?
    Might have been a scam.
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    dont void your warranty

    Dont void your warranty by tampering with your furnace yourself.The more I think about it
    its probably time for a second opinion.If hes putting
    you off like that he may be trying to wiggle out of ...
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    need more info

    Need to know temp rise?Gas press?Infinity is great stuff
    dont get dicouraged,Infinity alows to check cfm at tstat
    in system set up.Also adjust cfm.You can check fault
    record at tstat.Infinity is...
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    dirty

    Ever cut open an electrostatic filter.I did on an old one
    lots of dirt.Read an epa article if not properly maintained
    can grow air born bacteria.Also confuse variable speed
    blowers.Engineering...
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    goodman

    Goodman is good if your going to sell the house.I know
    some guys love them but I have seen to many die an early
    death.I realy stated hating them last year we picked up
    an apt complex man oh man...
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    Djc is right.Inductive loads current lags...

    Djc is right.Inductive loads current lags capacitve
    circuits voltage lags.Resolute tech you ever read across a
    cap while the motor is running you will find 360v or
    440v on a 220v circuit that...
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    thanks

    Thanks for the info.I had a chiller tech who from
    a large commercial contractor who told me that chillers
    were as he put a lot of back breaking work.He was older
    seemed sharp and said the way to...
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    I am looking to be a full time commercial...

    I am looking to be a full time commercial tech.Been
    talking to some mech contractors.When I first got into
    hvac I did a year at a mech contractor shop.My current
    employer wants you to do both...
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    got a question?

    My boss is a electrical engineer.He runs the company his
    dad started.He graduated top of his class so asked him
    why didnt he pursue being an engineer full time?He gave
    me a couple of simple...
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    be patient

    I have also been considering chicago area for employment.
    I checked in with a local in my area did not seem to bad
    to get into a union.In the old days the unions dominated
    all skilled trades not...
  42. Thread: im a new tech

    by maxair
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    Be patient

    I will be straight with you PM contracts suck but you
    can learn alot from them.Pay attention look how the units
    are laid out ect . Thats the way it starts small steps.PM contracts are different...
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    block it off

    I carry a utilty cone on the van.We keep a couple extra
    at the shop.I just block off the space or spaces I need.
    If owner doesnt like it then thats what sick days are for.
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    tech schools

    I have found tech schools from my experience
    not just in Hvac are lacking at best.When I went to
    school in 95 my first instructor stayed on the
    phone in his office 5 out of 6 hours a day.Just...
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    nashville chiller techs

    Hello no8no3
    Im not sure where your your talking about.I worked for
    cox corp 15 guys the least had been in the trade for
    25 years all of them from lee company ( nashville's biggest
    commercial...
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    I dont know?

    The owner son at our company is a electrical engineer
    and what he does redefines dull? We do alot of work at
    a local air force base that does wind tunnel testing and
    space shuttle work.The mech...
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    Thanks

    Im not sure how big a difference the right to work
    law makes but I think is causes a general lack of
    respect for techs.Im in the commercial dept at our
    shop during our weekly meeting one room...
  48. Thread: Puron VS Ozone

    by maxair
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    cold water on recycling?

    I dont know how much 410a you have dealt with but
    I have and have my concerns.Two months ago I pulled
    a burn out compressor on a 2 year old system the
    evaporator coil had a multiple leaks in the...
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    thanks

    I am in the nashville tn area the market here is
    flooded with mom and pop shops. The wages are low part due
    to all the comp and tn has the right to work law.
    All summer things were slow and it...
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    I would like to here some input from other techs...

    I would like to here some input from other techs on
    wages,jobs and living cost on chicago work seen.
    I have 8 years in the last 4 all commercial.All info
    would be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
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