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  1. Veto MC bag is a great bag to start with for...

    Veto MC bag is a great bag to start with for around $100.00 or as Wheat suggested an impact driver is something that would be used every day.
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    You got it. Along that time frame a lot of...

    You got it. Along that time frame a lot of discussion occurred as to pump the scrolls down on shut down or just close a solenoid valve on shutdown (no pump down sequence). I have seen it both ways on...
  3. Thread: Leverage

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    We have been in a situation not unlike what you...

    We have been in a situation not unlike what you are talking about. A large customer that would get behind by thousands of dollars and we would pull out of the facility and they would catch up their...
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    A decade box is your friend when servicing these...

    A decade box is your friend when servicing these machines.
  5. Thread: Trane Chiller

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    Bear in mind too that if the tubes are ruptured...

    Bear in mind too that if the tubes are ruptured it doesn't take long for the repair to be as much or more than cost to replace the machine. That's been my experience on air cooled equipment anyway....
  6. Thread: Trane Chiller

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    Like Southern said it should have shut down on...

    Like Southern said it should have shut down on low temp first if the flow switch didn't catch it. If the flow switch was reading closed in a no flow situation then a low temp alarm should have been...
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    I have a close friend and former co-worker that...

    I have a close friend and former co-worker that went it work for them. He speaks highly of them and has tried to get me to come over many times. More structured schedule and above average pay with...
  8. We have an intern program if you are interested....

    We have an intern program if you are interested. PM me for info
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    I absolutely would call at least once a week....

    I absolutely would call at least once a week. When I got out of school that is exactly what I did. My first service manager told me couple of years after I went to work work for him that he figured...
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    You're not alone. Finding somebody today is a...

    You're not alone. Finding somebody today is a real challenge. When I started in the industry many moons ago I worked with a crew of roughly a dozen with the most being in our twenties. Now you do...
  11. Where are you enrolled and what area are you...

    Where are you enrolled and what area are you looking to work in?
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    Been down the backpack route. As Steve mentioned...

    Been down the backpack route. As Steve mentioned above , it will change your balance going up and down ladders. I had one many moons ago and was going up a ladder and missed a rung and the weight of...
  13. Thread: Work Pants

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    http://www.lapolicegear.com/51174251.html I wear...

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/51174251.html
    I wear these or Carharrt B159. We have to wear 100% cotton due to NFPA 70E an these are the best options I have found. Company provides us with Dickies...
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    The baking soda is a good idea. Whatever you do...

    The baking soda is a good idea. Whatever you do when the coil is clean I would change the filtration. I have a textile plant that I look after with (4) 130 ton RTU's and with standard 2" pleats they...
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    If the water flow is indeed what has eaten up the...

    If the water flow is indeed what has eaten up the tube sheet it will do the same with the gates if they are left like that. If there are any circuit setters in the loop he could adjust them to get...
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    Get at least 2. On larger systems you'll need...

    Get at least 2. On larger systems you'll need them. Or you may need to leave one on a system and find on the next call you need one. One of the handiest tools in my truck!
  17. A lot of good points here. One big sticking point...

    A lot of good points here. One big sticking point that I have seen though is that we have nobody new coming into the industry. At least in our area we don't , maybe it's different somewhere else. I...
  18. Thread: RTAA EXV

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    Just a thought but you may be able to find...

    Just a thought but you may be able to find somebody locally that is scavenging parts off of machines that are being decommissioned. We have stockpiled some parts from the RTAA machines as they are...
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    They tried to bill me for minutes used on the...

    They tried to bill me for minutes used on the company phone, a charger that was actually in the truck, and hold my last check. The instances that a check can be held in NC are very specific and a...
  20. Fluke. End of discussion. Bad experiences with...

    Fluke. End of discussion. Bad experiences with Fieldpiece and UEI both. I have a Fluke 29 that I know is over 15 years old and still works great. 2 year Fieldpiece that isn't worth the effort it...
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    Cracked heat exchanger is easy. Disable it and...

    Cracked heat exchanger is easy. Disable it and done. Document it (pics if possible) and notify the customer. Three people died last year in NC due to malfunctioning equipment.
  22. http://www.planomolding.com/product.php?BCCID=108&...

    http://www.planomolding.com/product.php?BCCID=108&PID=705

    I carry this one every day in my Tech LC bag. You can pick these up at WalMart. Works pretty good.
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    You probably won't find an aftermarket one to...

    You probably won't find an aftermarket one to match up. You can get fairly close though. If your system has a TXV you will probably be ok. Will the system be right, no it won't but it will be...
  24. Everything he said except you will need SAE and...

    Everything he said except you will need SAE and Metric tools and a helper to carry your tools! Just kidding about the helper but with the newer equipment you will need Metric tools. Gearwrench makes...
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    You always have questions. I do anyway. Knowing...

    You always have questions. I do anyway. Knowing the answers counts for very little for me. Knowing where to get the answers is what is important. My opinion but I would make the move as long as it is...
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    According to what you're doing. Chiller controls...

    According to what you're doing. Chiller controls is Techview, BAS is Rover or TU but according to where in the network you connect you could probably get by with Rover.
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    I remember those days. Graduated school and...

    I remember those days. Graduated school and thought finding a job would be a breeze. Six months later took a job for half of what I thought I would be making and driving my own truck to work every...
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    Poll: I would recommend Mitsibushi. I like the way they...

    I would recommend Mitsibushi. I like the way they handle the take off to the individual air handlers better. Contact a local rep and ask for a site tour. Ronald McDonald House in Winston has this...
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    http://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/wh...

    http://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/what-is-corona-effect/

    Here is some reading. You can go on from there. As older drives start failing my belief is this will become more common. Good...
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    How long are the cable runs from drive to the...

    How long are the cable runs from drive to the motors and is the ground derated for the circuit. We have a site where we have lost drives and motors both with cabling issues.
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    Been carrying the Terralux but have now switched...

    Been carrying the Terralux but have now switched over to Streamlight ProTac lights. Still carry the HCRI model Terralux because it allows me to see colors better.
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    Eyes, ears, fingers and toes guys! Don't get out...

    Eyes, ears, fingers and toes guys! Don't get out of the truck without them. I have every intention of going home in the same shape I left. That injury will probably need skin grafts and a good while...
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    Deep fried in peanut oil only way to go!

    Deep fried in peanut oil only way to go!
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    I have switched over to the black hoses a couple...

    I have switched over to the black hoses a couple of years ago. Better for pulling a vacum through and tougher day to day. Harder to handle though so there is a trade off.
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    What he is telling you is to get into a union...

    What he is telling you is to get into a union training program. I don't have any experience with a program like that but have been told that they have the best training in the industry. I went to...
  36. Thread: road rage

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    Been there. Working at a mall many moons ago and...

    Been there. Working at a mall many moons ago and got done with my job. Wrote up my ticket and couldn't find the manager, found here in the back of the stockroom servicing a guy. I turned and headed...
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    Don't forget getting stepped on! A friend of mine...

    Don't forget getting stepped on! A friend of mine that does a lot of resteraunt work told me always keep your heels to the side while working on your knees in a kitchen so your ankles don't get...
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    We used to take care of a facility that had a...

    We used to take care of a facility that had a fairly high concentration of sulfur dioxide in the air along with who knows what else. When a new rooftop machine was put in the would send them down to...
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    Lots of good advice so far. I wish somebody had...

    Lots of good advice so far. I wish somebody had mentioned kneepads to me about 20 years ago. You don't need to carry as many tools with you as you think, your back will thank you as you get older....
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    Something to consider before retrofitting this...

    Something to consider before retrofitting this machine. An upfit like this could very well affect the UL listing of it and if some sort of failure occurred causing injury or property damage the...
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    :grin2:I doubt you'll see a micro groove copper...

    :grin2:I doubt you'll see a micro groove copper coil due to expense. The going way of doing things today is cheaper, cheaper, cheaper. Also the heat transfer of the aluminum coils will keep them in...
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    :gah:The older I get the less I like to have...

    :gah:The older I get the less I like to have people around me while I'm trying to work or talking to me. The phone ringing upsets me sometimes!
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    Just make sure you don't mix oils and you'll be...

    Just make sure you don't mix oils and you'll be fine. I always bleed my gauges off after using them and purge them with nitrogen before using them on a system with a different gas.
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    Been burned, cut, bit, stung, shocked, pulled...

    Been burned, cut, bit, stung, shocked, pulled muscles, torn ligaments, heat stroke and more in my career. It physical work and sometimes in incredibly dangerous locations. You have to always be aware...
  45. What they said. The tape won't hold after a...

    What they said. The tape won't hold after a while. You can use some mastic to seal it this way and. Have done this at times to insure a seal in the connection in areas that were hard to access any...
  46. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    Your right on the money Ryan. Not much of a...

    Your right on the money Ryan. Not much of a benefits package in scrapping!
  47. Thread: NO AC CALL

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    They are making less scraping than at a honest...

    They are making less scraping than at a honest job. When you figure the hours that go into surveying sites, most work is done at night so that is overtime rate, breaking machines down for scrap,...
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    A local deputy told me that if he stopped any...

    A local deputy told me that if he stopped any truck with a couple of shady guys in it the first thing he was looking for was a battery powered saw. Said if he saw that they were always good for a...
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    It gets fairly warm here in N.C too and the add...

    It gets fairly warm here in N.C too and the add on condensers really help. The next time you use your machine try it with a bucket full of ice water instead of just water. I keep an old cooler just...
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    Many moons ago when I was still gourd green I...

    Many moons ago when I was still gourd green I found a compressor contactor with a bad coil. Found it within minutes on a Carrier package unit. Thought to self oh yeah I got this! This heating and air...
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