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    Ive seen this happen before when the wrong size...

    Ive seen this happen before when the wrong size contactors are used. Check the amp rating of the contactors. If they are suppose to be 30 amp and someone installed three 50 amp contactors you will...
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    I heard that as well. Industrial Building Service...

    I heard that as well. Industrial Building Service is now Lennox Factory Service.
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    I have to agree with the others. Your questions...

    I have to agree with the others. Your questions are so general that it is dangerous to answer. If you lost power to the units main disconnect then you have a tripped breaker (if your are reading the...
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    I was never one for watching these series types...

    I was never one for watching these series types either before this. Now I'm watch Dexter and Nurse Jackie. It messes up my manly movies. I was watching the new Rambo and all I could think was hey...
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    The end did catch me off guard. I'm not sure how...

    The end did catch me off guard. I'm not sure how next season will be. Dex will have a lot on his plate.
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    I too did mostly commercial work and wether or...

    I too did mostly commercial work and wether or not the filters were at the units I still had to go on the rooftop to PM the HVAC unit. There are a lot of things that should be looked at as part of...
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    What license are your refering too? An EPA card?...

    What license are your refering too? An EPA card? That card is just a staple everyone should have if they work in this field. Your pay wont change much by having one. Being hired will. Getting EPA...
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    No I am no longer with IBS. I moved into...

    No I am no longer with IBS. I moved into operations management. I am now managing the operations of a site in RTP.

    I thought IBS was looking for people on the east coast area. I think they have a...
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    Well pay is always based on experiance. It's not...

    Well pay is always based on experiance. It's not a cut and dry thing. This position ranges from $18-23 an hour. My tech's average 40-55 hours a week.
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    Wow, 154 reads and not a single reply. No one in...

    Wow, 154 reads and not a single reply. No one in the Raleigh/Durham area wants to switch from running service to maintaining buildings? Is there Raleigh/Durham techs on this site?
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    HVAC spot open, RTP,NC

    I have an open spot for an HVAC maintenance position in RTP.

    The bad... You must be comfortable with commercial HVAC and some chiller experience. The good.. It's a steady 8-5 job maintaining 12...
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    Put more into what you did. No point in telling...

    Put more into what you did. No point in telling where you worked if I have no idea what you do.
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    The sad but true facts are we can only judge you...

    The sad but true facts are we can only judge you on what you have done. We cant see the future so the past is all we have. Having a faimily does not some how give anyone a free pass.
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    Another crane quick tip. If it is a question on...

    Another crane quick tip. If it is a question on how easy the unit will break free from the curb or if the duct work may be attached. I always only hook one side of the unit to the crane. Then have...
  15. I guess I am confused by your questions. You...

    I guess I am confused by your questions. You never worked there and do not want too but you have questions that need to be answered. You only have like 9 posts in the past two years and almost all of...
  16. I just wanted the make it clear that the...

    I just wanted the make it clear that the performance pay was for the manager, which I was for 5 years, not the technicians. The technicians are paid hourly only with some bonuses at the end of the...
  17. I'm out of the service business and into building...

    I'm out of the service business and into building operations management. The pay is as good without the worry of the peformance bonus.It's a lot less stressful.
  18. How's 2008 treating you Jim? They keeping you on...

    How's 2008 treating you Jim? They keeping you on your toes? Good luck withn the techs.
  19. I have a Honda VTX 1300C. I love it.

    I have a Honda VTX 1300C. I love it.
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    I was looking into some rep job for a company...

    I was looking into some rep job for a company that cooling sever rooms. It would involve a lot of travel with the same 3 on 1 off work month. There was no special pay rate but the hours were from...
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    I was not indicating you were a bad employee but...

    I was not indicating you were a bad employee but you must understand that the best and worst empoyee's resume often looks simular. A lot in part thanks to all those nice "how a resume should look"...
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    The problem is we read the opposite books. The...

    The problem is we read the opposite books. The "how to find a good employee" type books/classes tell us that the best way to know how a person will perform is by how he has performed in the past. The...
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    I don't think you get it. We see tons of cookie...

    I don't think you get it. We see tons of cookie cutter resumes because everyone uses the same sites/programs to make them. They all look just so perfect and professional that they are put in the...
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    I like Serenity and the whole Firefly series.

    I like Serenity and the whole Firefly series.
  25. It's coming down hard. I love games like this.

    It's coming down hard. I love games like this.
  26. 38 years old and kicking ass. Brett is the man.

    38 years old and kicking ass. Brett is the man.
  27. #20 is just kicking butt on defense.

    #20 is just kicking butt on defense.
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    I'm going to be working in the Research Triangle...

    I'm going to be working in the Research Triangle park in Durham. I do live near Raleigh.I am hoping this job works out great. It shouldnt be crazy hours or crazy calls. Just keeping everything...
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    Operations Manager

    Have any of you guys made the switch from field HVAC work to building management? Ive been a service tech for 9 years and a service manager for 5years. I just got the oppertunity to become the...
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    Hmm now I am confused. He's only been there a...

    Hmm now I am confused. He's only been there a month but has been riding with someone for 3 weeks and been on call for 2 weeks? Has he only been on his own for 1 week or more? How can he be burned out...
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    Its tough because the company usually only makes...

    Its tough because the company usually only makes money per truck. There is no profit having a guy ride shot gun. Unfortunatly this is the life of the normal HVAC tech. You are on call. You do get...
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    Hey Jim how is the search going? Due to the...

    Hey Jim how is the search going?

    Due to the growth IBS is experiencing we are also looking for technicians in the Raleigh and Durham areas of NC.

    Like Jim stated we will take people with or...
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    I do not pay them by billable hours but I do have...

    I do not pay them by billable hours but I do have the time sheets broken down so they list the hours there are to be paid and next to it the hours they billed out. It helps some guys out when they...
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    We are having a lot of trouble finding good...

    We are having a lot of trouble finding good technicians in the commercial field. I would love to find some hungry residential guys and hire them. I say go for it. It is not that hard. There is more...
  35. Thread: bikes

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    I'm having a blast on my Honda VTX 1300 C. It's a...

    I'm having a blast on my Honda VTX 1300 C. It's a great cruiser. I've been looking at the Honda ST1300 too. I might add a second bike to my garage.
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    Who only does residential? The Lennox L series...

    Who only does residential? The Lennox L series commerial unit is the best I've ever seen.
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    The cup is OURS!!

    The cup is OURS!!
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    I think this is the same house that had those...

    I think this is the same house that had those great lights that was all over the internet.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/content/shared/oh/news/stories/1207deerfieldlightsweb.html
  39. Thread: Freon abuse

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    I'm surprized he's not a "Professional" member...

    I'm surprized he's not a "Professional" member yet.
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    Sounds like they are a cheap company. He will use...

    Sounds like they are a cheap company. He will use his gas and car to get to all the jobs.They only have to pay him while he is on site.Sounds like they don't care what he knows,what he has,or what...
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    I believe the metal louvers your refering too are...

    I believe the metal louvers your refering too are by the return section and below the fresh air hood. If thats the case I think they are there to allow air to flow out when in the economizer mode....
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    Thats quite a general question. What do you need...

    Thats quite a general question. What do you need to know?

    Thats one nice 10 ton, a nice 5 ton, and a regular 2 ton system
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    Seems like every time a hurricane hits we are ask...

    Seems like every time a hurricane hits we are ask to help the "idiots" who did not prepare because they were not in the projected path of the hurricane.
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    I have both. Norm's book is filled with NATE...

    I have both. Norm's book is filled with NATE types questions and answers for every area of the test. The RSES book is more like a regular HVAC book. You have to go through it and highlight...
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    I dont get it. They tested it for free, found the...

    I dont get it. They tested it for free, found the battery defective, and sold you a new one. Where is the scam?
  46. Nice, the second pic. Is it from Sin City? Great...

    Nice, the second pic. Is it from Sin City? Great movie.
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    If the city is flooded. There are no people, no...

    If the city is flooded. There are no people, no jobs, no taxes,no operating buildings...etc. Do they still need a Mayor? His job of running the city is pretty much gone now that there isn't a city...
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    I just got my 6 year old into the soccer league....

    I just got my 6 year old into the soccer league. She is doing great. She can out play most of the boys and all the girls on her team. It keeps her active outside so she isn't just parked infront of...
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    Talk is cheap. All you guys complaining should...

    Talk is cheap. All you guys complaining should just open up your own shop and pay your technicians $35 an hour instead of telling us how easy it is.

    I don't see what difference the car the owner...
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    Well now that your on your own you can hire some...

    Well now that your on your own you can hire some technicians at $62 an hour, Good luck with that business.
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