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  1. Usually, at least an R-4 is required in an...

    Usually, at least an R-4 is required in an encapsulated attic.
  2. That is not programmable. A Pro 6000 is...

    That is not programmable. A Pro 6000 is programmable. I myself prefer Honeywell products because of their ease of use. I think the algorithms are better, the button response is better, and they...
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    How about Charlotte?

    How about Charlotte?
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    Be honest, first and foremost. I just went...

    Be honest, first and foremost. I just went through about 20 interviews in March. They're all going to be different. They ranged from 15 minutes to 3 hours. Some, I spoke 3 sentences while the guy...
  5. Personally, I cringe when I show up at a...

    Personally, I cringe when I show up at a customer's house, only to find out they have an oil furnace. Time to get dirty. Where I live, an oil company's job is to fill oil tanks. That's it. ...
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    I'm very happy with the Fieldpiece equipment that...

    I'm very happy with the Fieldpiece equipment that I have. But I only have the SC46 and ST4. The clamp meter is pretty accurate, until the batteries wear down. And there's no indication of when...
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    Yeah, this is more realistic than other posts. I...

    Yeah, this is more realistic than other posts. I worked part time while in college my first 6 years in the industry. If my hourly pay * 40 hrs/week * 52 wks/yr are calculated, I woulda made 18k/yr....
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    why not 20i?

    why not 20i?
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    Indeed, it is.

    Indeed, it is.
  10. If you get banned again, it'll at least keep you...

    If you get banned again, it'll at least keep you off of here. lol
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    We picked up a new customer with a fairly new...

    We picked up a new customer with a fairly new Goodman 10 ton RTU. It had a leaky condenser coil. Still under warranty. We called Goodman to get a replacement. They said, 'can't do it, we don't...
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    I size, design, and fabricate all my own metal. ...

    I size, design, and fabricate all my own metal. Everything is done with a Pittsburgh and eight foot break, cause that's all we have.

    Per the instructions on Fendrick's humidifier, you can put it...
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    Where I live, you have to take on all aspects of...

    Where I live, you have to take on all aspects of HVAC, or you won't stay in business.

    As for the 'crazy lady,' I just couldn't remember her name. She was pregnant with her first child. ...
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    My imgur account

    Just a collection of pictures of jobs that I've done over the years.

    Format is as follows: Job Name. Before of After(pic number) Comments at the bottom of pictures.
    ...
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    There's a large company around here that pays...

    There's a large company around here that pays their guys like that. And it shows. Every corner gets cut, jobs look like crap, they have a high turnover rate. It's not that the guys don't care...
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    I use Google Voice to call out to customers to...

    I use Google Voice to call out to customers to tell them I'm on the way. That way they don't know my real number and call randomly. All calls are also recorded, so if there's ever a discrepancy,...
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    I can't even imagine. That's more than an...

    I can't even imagine. That's more than an average paycheck for me. I rented a 1970's single-wide trailer when I was in college. Had 15kw heat strips. I never paid more than 200/mo during the...
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    I have the ST4. Love the features and options,...

    I have the ST4. Love the features and options, but the thing is HUGE. I'm very pleased overall.
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    Google Voice

    Google Voice
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    If you called us at 3am, we'd by right out,...

    If you called us at 3am, we'd by right out, whether we installed it or not.
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    That depends on your new heat pump system. Is it...

    That depends on your new heat pump system. Is it two stage? Coupled with an air handler or furnace?
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    downflow? whatcha got in mind?

    downflow? whatcha got in mind?
  23. What's the difference? The higher end Trane...

    What's the difference? The higher end Trane T-stats are made by Honeywell anyway.
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    Caught myself a couple years ago. It was my...

    Caught myself a couple years ago. It was my first day at a new construction job. I didn't feel too good that day. Had a great night's sleep, no alcohol in the past week or so, never done drugs. ...
  25. Thread: utorrent

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    If by 'site', you mean application or program,...

    If by 'site', you mean application or program, then the problem is on your end. Where are you getting your torrents? utorrent is virtually flawless. What are you trying to download? Asking for...
  26. Thread: Duct Board

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    Got a raise for this one. Ductboard is common...

    Got a raise for this one.

    Ductboard is common in attics around here. We only use it for change outs. Looks much better than a section of wrapped metal slapped to a ductboard trunk line. I'm not...
  27. Thread: gps anyone

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    I use GPS, but it only gets me into the area most...

    I use GPS, but it only gets me into the area most of the time. From there, I'm on my own. And some locations aren't even known, so I have to follow the half-***ed office directions (been lost for 2...
  28. as soon as you cut it, you're going to go to a...

    as soon as you cut it, you're going to go to a call with a receptacle 5 feet away...
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    There are many days that I make more than the...

    There are many days that I make more than the bossman.
  30. Thread: Travel pay

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    Clock in at the shop, clock out at the...

    Clock in at the shop, clock out at the shop...doesn't matter if I start at the neighbor's and end at another neighbor's...still gotta drive just to punch in the time card.
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    Yeah, not much hiring going on in...

    Yeah, not much hiring going on in Greensboro/Winston. Better off in Raleigh or Charlotte.
  32. I like the XR15. 17.5 SEER when matched...

    I like the XR15. 17.5 SEER when matched correctly. What's going inside?
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    now THAT is what a salesman should be.

    now THAT is what a salesman should be.
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    Sorry, long day at work. Where I am from, HVAC...

    Sorry, long day at work. Where I am from, HVAC salesmen don't exist. That is the boss's job. But I did work in Charlotte for a while and salesmen are the norm. One that I worked with was a great...
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    Cut out the middle man, we've had enough of the...

    Cut out the middle man, we've had enough of the Wall Street practices. Why double the price so you can make your commission and 3x what I do per year, when I know more about the products and...
  36. Thread: pm

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    Bah...you know how the courts are. It's ALL...

    Bah...you know how the courts are. It's ALL about the wording, whether it's "right" or not.
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    All I could think of the whole time I was working...

    All I could think of the whole time I was working was, "I wish I had a core drill." Do the same bits match up? I'd be afraid of ripping my limbs off, which brings us back to the original post. ...
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    What are you using as an attachment to make a 3"...

    What are you using as an attachment to make a 3" hole? I had to bust through block wall the other day. Thought it'd be a breeze. $ *&%^ it's poured concrete with rebar in the voids. Took about 2...
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    I have good feedback as well. The 550 is my...

    I have good feedback as well. The 550 is my first set of digital gauges. I feel a lot more confident in my diagnoses. And even more with pressure tests. I had a clamp go bad. Contacted Trutech,...
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    come on now, after all this time on the site I...

    come on now, after all this time on the site I would think you have learned that quality > quantity.
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    It shows you in the instructions. :D

    It shows you in the instructions. :D
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    Perfectly said. It comes down to talking to...

    Perfectly said. It comes down to talking to customers about their wants/needs. And that's not a strong suit of most HVAC guys.
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    the hat on the newer one reads more like "hung"

    the hat on the newer one reads more like "hung"
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    Bob Vance

    Bob Vance
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    Being trained and skilled doesn't correlate to...

    Being trained and skilled doesn't correlate to getting it right all the time, every time. Whether you have a callback ratio of 1/200 or 1/5, doesn't matter to the homeowner whose equipment you...
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    3 hours?!? Would you like a job?

    3 hours?!? Would you like a job?
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    Has your ability remained the same since your...

    Has your ability remained the same since your first few service calls? Gotta start somewhere. You're not gonna learn it from a book. You're not gonna learn it with a mentor standing over your...
  48. If you buy storage space from GoDaddy, they also...

    If you buy storage space from GoDaddy, they also provide a web page creator. I've never used it myself. Frontpage creates sloppy coding, and browsers don't like sloppy coding. If you'd like, you...
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    CANNOT forget the Tstat screwdriver

    CANNOT forget the Tstat screwdriver
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    Our office ladies write the proposals. They...

    Our office ladies write the proposals. They don't understand the specifics of what we do, and what is written in his proposal is more than the majority of homeowners comprehend. "Just want some air...
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