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    heat pump book

    RSES has a book that can get you up to speed on heat pumps.

    Do you mind emailing the name of that book you recommended in an earlier post.
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    don't recommend to keep pressing reset. call a...

    don't recommend to keep pressing reset. call a pro.
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    and as far as mistakes go people who don't make...

    and as far as mistakes go people who don't make mistakes don't DO anything. I keep saying that.
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    just had my first no heat call.

    isn't a little too early?
  5. been to one install job after the equipment in an...

    been to one install job after the equipment in an office was robbed . Thieves took the coils but made it look like the units were still there. the installer and I had to replace 4 condensing units.
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    http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-us/Products/Therm...

    http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-us/Products/Thermostats/Sensi/Pages/sensi-wifi-thermostat.aspx
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    I was looking for a call with about the same...

    I was looking for a call with about the same problem I just saw today. This one it is. The old company I used to work for installed a 5 ton Trane seven years ago and didn't increase the return to...
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    going through a ceiling comes to mind

    going through a ceiling comes to mind
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    I removed a dead possum two months ago. I asked...

    I removed a dead possum two months ago. I asked the dispatcher what to charge. My flat-rate book doesn't have a dead critter removal fee.
  10. Thread: Flush

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    at work, my boss is not flushing anymore. New...

    at work, my boss is not flushing anymore. New line set.
  11. + 1

    + 1
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    + 1 on Bacharach. My boss gave us one. I

    + 1 on Bacharach. My boss gave us one. I
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    That was good advise.

    That was good advise.
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    a few years back, I got one of those. Elderly...

    a few years back, I got one of those. Elderly customer couldn't open the t-stat lid to set the heat. No charge, a Prez account. He gave me a $5.00 tip.
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    I had a noise call about a month ago. Our...

    I had a noise call about a month ago. Our company had just replace the filters. no real noise just regular noise from the system. I spent 20 minutes trying to convince her that there was nothing...
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    Wait until you have a call on a Saturday...

    Wait until you have a call on a Saturday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock and you have to give a quote on a new compressor because the home owner kept flipping the breaker for hour and a half instead of...
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    I also cut the shaft and then use a punch. ...

    I also cut the shaft and then use a punch. haven't had any problems
  18. "CU are not always situated 5" above a grassy,...

    "CU are not always situated 5" above a grassy, manicured lawn." had two of those lately and they were also full of dirt. Took about 3 hours to clean them. Customer observed the whole AC check and...
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    Used to get dirty

    my boss is using that low sulfur bio and very few get as dirty as they used to. I did on Sunday on one that got the chimney base stuffed with soot.
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    thanks for the replies. I'll bring some of those...

    thanks for the replies. I'll bring some of those ideas to my boss.
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    condensing unit in enclosure

    I was in an AC check on Friday and found the condensing unit enclosed with a private fence. Just for curiosity I checked the temperature in the area and found about 10 degree difference outside the...
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    Blower rotation

    A few years back, I went to a no cooling call. At the time, the blower motor had been left turning the wrong way. Fast forward to today, I got the same call for the same customer and someone had...
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    Do you know any of them? One of the installers I...

    Do you know any of them? One of the installers I help learned to lower the pressure on the boiler trying full pressure. I usually close the isolation valves and get some water out.
  24. I had one call where the home owner turn off the...

    I had one call where the home owner turn off the water heater breaker. I checked for voltage after taking the lower element cover and my reading was about 240 volts. I had to go look for the real...
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    http://natureaircorp.com/downloads/rheem/13pjl/rhe...

    http://natureaircorp.com/downloads/rheem/13pjl/rheem_13pjl_specifications.pdf
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    In the words of an installer I work with from...

    In the words of an installer I work with from time to time, "it is not too late, get out!"
    It was a couple of summers and now I'm back to service.
  27. Thread: Water leak

    by calubeda
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    Water leak

    I went on a preventive maintenance call today and some genius decided to stop a water leak from the relief valve by adding a gate valve to the end of the pipe.
  28. been in a wall. thigh but not stuck. senior...

    been in a wall. thigh but not stuck. senior tech is claustrophobic. I came out covered with dust from head to toe.
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    press 1 for English and 2 for racism. Este...

    press 1 for English and 2 for racism. Este tambien es mi pais.
  30. glad to hear that you are doing better Kobe.

    glad to hear that you are doing better Kobe.
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    all I know is the very day I got the flu shot, I...

    all I know is the very day I got the flu shot, I was sick as dog. I woke up feeling better the next morning.
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    I barely use my vehicle and sometimes I'm...

    I barely use my vehicle and sometimes I'm wondering why the A/C doesn't work. I haven't made it to the mechanic... yet. my wife reminds me of the A/C switch.
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    I had one of those on a Preventive Maintenance...

    I had one of those on a Preventive Maintenance call. Armstrong furnace. customer had a filter in the hallway and I found one inside the blower compartment. There was still airflow. I took it off...
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    I had one of those. one hour to get to customer...

    I had one of those. one hour to get to customer house and I started checking for power. I asked the home owner for the panel box and went to it and the breaker was ok. I went back to the customer...
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    Let's hope for the best

    Let's hope for the best
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    some of my preventive maintenance checks have...

    some of my preventive maintenance checks have been no heat calls
  37. Sticky: I'm trying to get my count up so I can become a...

    I'm trying to get my count up so I can become a pro; so here I go again. I said before that I work on oil burners mostly. On a Saturday afternoon, my boss call me and told me to go help a seasonal...
  38. Sticky: I had said in my last post, that I would be...

    I had said in my last post, that I would be posting my nightmares so here goes, a few years back when I was really green, I had a 19 hour shift that started at 7:30 am on a Saturday and ended at...
  39. Sticky: I've been working on HVAC since 2004; I took off...

    I've been working on HVAC since 2004; I took off a year to serve the army in 08. In 2005, took classes for HVAC at a local Community College. Mostly, I work on oil boilers and furnaces, and some...
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    don't forget to check the chimney base, and a...

    don't forget to check the chimney base, and a draft test
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    Foaming ductwork

    What is your opinion on foaming ductwork (2") on top of existing insulation?
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    Sticky: Poll: I though you couldn't get R22 as a whole system...

    I though you couldn't get R22 as a whole system anymore. the company I work won't install R22.
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    my company runs the line on the outside of the...

    my company runs the line on the outside of the wall. Then install gutters or in the case of a condo it has the home owner hire a gutter company.
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    lakes

    Where in FL?
  45. fan motor, cap

    Most of the fan motors I replace, I wire new cap to it.
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