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    A big problem down here in Florida and I'm sure...

    A big problem down here in Florida and I'm sure in most other areas is sometimes you pick the lowest number from a less reputable Boynton Beach AC contractor and they hit you later on with the...
  2. Thread: Resume' opinions

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    You might as well put together a cover letter. ...

    You might as well put together a cover letter. Even if your employer doesn't read it it shows that you've gone the extra mile to write one. Most HVAC contractors I've worked with appreciate that...
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    Its unfortunate that so many companies are...

    Its unfortunate that so many companies are slashing their prices. I feel like last year everyone was saying that the guys that did work at or around cost would be gone by this year. The HVAC...
  4. Wow, thats pretty bad.

    Wow, thats pretty bad.
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    I've heard that some politician aids are...

    I've heard that some politician aids are 'polling' people for votes over the phone claiming to not be affiliated with one party or the other then the more you talk with them the more they express the...
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    Most HVAC contractors...

    Most HVAC contractors I work with prefer Trane over Carrier in general. I know Trane has a great financing program, if thats an issue.
  7. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more attention in...

    I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more attention in the media, probably has on Fox news though.
  8. Thanks for pointing this case out, will be...

    Thanks for pointing this case out, will be interesting to see the results!
  9. Thread: Bryant vs Trane

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    Yeah, having smaller ductwork causes there to be...

    Yeah, having smaller ductwork causes there to be more friction, requiring more energy. I know that down here in Florida the size of the outside air, fresh air intake duct should be bigger so its...
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    Poll: I think we will get something from social...

    I think we will get something from social security. In my opinion that would be the last thing to go, seeing as we can still afford all this money for people who don't work and are on unemployment. ...
  11. Thread: duct design

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    In south Florida exterior wrapped blanket...

    In south Florida exterior wrapped blanket insulation is what most people go with except in mechanical rooms in commercial buildings.
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    The life expectancy on one of those units should...

    The life expectancy on one of those units should be around 20 years, so I would suggest finding another tech.
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    Yeah the 36 usually stands for 36000 BTU's and 1...

    Yeah the 36 usually stands for 36000 BTU's and 1 ton = 12000 BTU's... You can always punch the model # in on a search engine online and see what other information pops up about that unit.
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    I'm not a service tech, but replacing your...

    I'm not a service tech, but replacing your filters would be a good start. Good luck.
  15. Thread: Black Mold

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    I guess an ultraviolet light wouldn't be enough...

    I guess an ultraviolet light wouldn't be enough to consistently keep the mold away.
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    Like with anything, a diploma (HS or College) is...

    Like with anything, a diploma (HS or College) is what you make of it.
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    I am an estimator in South Florida, a big problem...

    I am an estimator in South Florida, a big problem we have with our trucks is stuff getting stolen. They have big locks on them, but workers say they turn their backs for a few minutes and stuff...
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    It depends on the unit. i know alot of people...

    It depends on the unit. i know alot of people have been unhappy with Carrier lately. Some say because there units are manufactured in Mexico that the quality has gone down and the exterior metal is...
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    Thats funny. I'm 6'8" so when I was working in...

    Thats funny. I'm 6'8" so when I was working in the field I was put on completely different types of jobs - in high places. Everytime I would go to a new jobsite "you don't even need a latter"! Must...
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    You can tell how many tons it it by dividing the...

    You can tell how many tons it it by dividing the BTU's by 12000 or dividing the CFM's by 400 ... just a rule of thumb to make sure it is the tonnage you are looking for.
  21. Thread: New Van

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    Our vans run well over 117k miles, but if you're...

    Our vans run well over 117k miles, but if you're getting a brand new vehicle on the company's dime I personally wouldn't turn it down.
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    I'm shopping around for boats. I found a few...

    I'm shopping around for boats. I found a few great websites, thehulltruth dot com and a few others. Right now I'm leaning towards a Boston Whaler Montauk 17 footer with a '94, 90 hp engines. ...
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    I'm not going to make it, but I've heard the...

    I'm not going to make it, but I've heard the tradeshow in Orlando is great. I plan on going there next year.
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    You may be able to get a $1500 tax credit on a 5...

    You may be able to get a $1500 tax credit on a 5 ton 16 seer unit. I believe the government is still offering tax credits for high efficiency units until 2011. Its 30% of the total cost, with a...
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    I do commercial estimating in south florida and...

    I do commercial estimating in south florida and we are always pricing air balancing for office buildings. We recently decided to abandon balancing residential units because tenants usually just mess...
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