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    Balancing issue or just undersized duct to that...

    Balancing issue or just undersized duct to that room. Worst case is it's an undersized duct and if it's a short run like you say nothing that any mechanical contractor or even yourself can't fix.
  2. Thread: Credibility

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    AABC. But unless you work for an AABC company for...

    AABC. But unless you work for an AABC company for a period of time you can't get it. TABB seems to be growing and sticks with you. NEBB I believe you lose the certification unless you stay employed...
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    Hahaha yeah there are a LOT of those guys out...

    Hahaha yeah there are a LOT of those guys out there. I recently re-balanced a small wing of a hospital that was supposedly set a few years ago. EVERY damper was 100% open! It amazes me how lazy some...
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    $450 for a headlight is nothing for someone...

    $450 for a headlight is nothing for someone driving a Bentley. Must be nice...
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    [QUOTE=dlove;13071561]No one really cares who...

    [QUOTE=dlove;13071561]No one really cares who drinks or gets high. yes drug test are expected when you get hired but really are they done randomly after your hired. it costs money and most companies...
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    Hahaha yeah I think that's why we stay so busy!...

    Hahaha yeah I think that's why we stay so busy! So many other balancers just "make the numbers work".
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    TABB has all of the basics but nothing really...

    TABB has all of the basics but nothing really advanced. Not as profitable? I guess i'm not too knowledgable about the end profit for the company, but as far as being in the field it's VERY...
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    ANY balancers out there?!?!

    Seems like balancers are very hard to find out in the world! Anybody else do JUST balancing? Just looking to see if you have any good links or sites to check out. Information that is actually...
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    Been in it 7 years and have finally made it where...

    Been in it 7 years and have finally made it where I want! LOVE what I do and make a lot more than most of my friends that have $70,000 in student loan debt. Great choice if you're willing to put in...
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    [QUOTE=ThePipeMan;13059981]I love how you...

    [QUOTE=ThePipeMan;13059981]I love how you continue to judge me. So what, i like video games? Are you from the 1960's..? I like to get high.. atleast i dont get drunk. And what do you know about my...
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    I have worked both. IMO resi is a lot more labor...

    I have worked both. IMO resi is a lot more labor while controls is more brain work. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Depends more on personality I think.
  12. Definitely agree with sealing ducts very tightly....

    Definitely agree with sealing ducts very tightly. Shouldn't be a problem though. Sounds like you've factored in the friction loss so maybe oversize a bit over your calculation and if it's high you...
  13. Moving the stat into the critical zone is...

    Moving the stat into the critical zone is definitely the first step to take.
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    Sounds like we're getting way too complicated...

    Sounds like we're getting way too complicated here. You need to get a company that specializes in air balancing that has the proper equipment to make accurate measurements. All of these calcs mean...
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    I've got the grille submittals but this is more...

    I've got the grille submittals but this is more in the duct as a fitting. It's about 18" down the duct and I guess the best way to describe it would be like an air straightener that you would see...
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    I don't have any info.. The installer had nothing...

    I don't have any info.. The installer had nothing left and access wasn't really possible.
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    MRI Grille "Honeycombs"??

    I'm doing some balancing in a new MRI suite and noticed that directly above the grilles are honeycomb looking contraptions installed in the duct. I was told by the mechanical contractor that these...
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    You MUST be very organized, be able to work...

    You MUST be very organized, be able to work completely independant, and understand system design and math very well or you will never make it. Pay is good and work is usually pretty steady. Travel...
  19. Thread: TABB

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    The website is icbcertified.org. It's part of...

    The website is icbcertified.org. It's part of NEMI so it's mostly for the sheet metal workers union members. From what I know TABB is a relatively new agency but I have seen it spec'd out alongside...
  20. Thread: TABB

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    The ICB TABB certification. I've taken the...

    The ICB TABB certification. I've taken the fire/life safety test and honestly thought that was kind of a joke. I'm hoping the TABB one is a little better.
  21. Thread: TABB

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    TABB

    Anybody here taken the TABB certification test? Wondering what to expect....
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Glycol affect on pump curve

    Does anybody know where I can find good info or have an explanation on how glycol differs from water on a pump curve? Been doing more water balancing lately and now am running into more and more...
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    I like travel. In your opinion would getting a...

    I like travel. In your opinion would getting a degree in HVAC engineering be a good step as far as how much time and money will be put into it and what I could get out of it? I've been looking at the...
  25. Thread: Commissioning

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    5 years of controls and balancing. Union...

    5 years of controls and balancing. Union apprenticeship. NATE and TABB certified.
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