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    The loading dock door is over in the direction...

    The loading dock door is over in the direction the heater is pointed. I told them we would need to move the heater out and away from the new freezer. It's not really a big job, but they sound like...
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    Condenser Heater

    The freezer was installed this summer and has worked great until the cold weather got here. Now it has trouble holding temp. Hmmmmmm.
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Sometime you have to stop and laugh when you find things like this. I am 6'6" tall, and I needed a ladder to change the frickin economizer actuator. Someone left an old wood ladder under the unit for...
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    So many manufacturers use crappy and undersized...

    So many manufacturers use crappy and undersized filter and/or driers. Granted, if the system is put together right and clean, it shouldn't matter. But as most of us have found out, that seems to...
  5. Thread: Beer can cold

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    A suction line is beer can cold? Whoever started...

    A suction line is beer can cold? Whoever started this goofy "tip" must have liked warm beer.
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    I'm a Steamfitter Service Tech. But I have the...

    I'm a Steamfitter Service Tech. But I have the option to get any qualification I want for any job in my local. I just have to put the effort into the training. There is no father-son stuff here. If...
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    Solution to Global Warming

    And what we will do is pump the heat into huge holding tanks and release it during the winter months. This way we will maintain a nice 60 to 70 degree temp year around, no matter where you live. :D I...
  8. Thread: Bread

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    When we lived in GA while I was in the military,...

    When we lived in GA while I was in the military, it was always funny to us to see this. If the weather man so much as mentioned ice or snow, the store shelves would be stripped of bread, milk, and...
  9. Thread: Hitchhikers

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    You guys are all to quick to make them into...

    You guys are all to quick to make them into lunch. I say keep them alive and let them feed you for a few years first. Fresh eggs can be so good. :D
  10. Thread: Hitchhikers

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    Definitely Reds. My parents raised them when I...

    Definitely Reds. My parents raised them when I was a kid too. I remember a rooster that would chase us kids all the time.
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    Roof piping and ice/snow.

    RTUs sit on a flat part of the roof. Just ahead of them in a pitched metal roof. Come Spring thaw all the snow and ice rushes down the roof and collides with the gas piping. My co-worker took a...
  12. I have an extended Express parked in my driveway....

    I have an extended Express parked in my driveway. I love the ride, as the wheelbase is also extended with the body. Smooth for a 3/4 van. On the other hand, that long wheelbase makes it maneuver like...
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    Fooling the Thermostat

    Like any real man, I love beef. And aged beef is even better. This topic came up on another forum. As I was reading the article I saw the paragraph quoted below. I have never worked on a meat cooler...
  14. Thread: Hammered Coils

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    Yeah we see that fairly often around here. We...

    Yeah we see that fairly often around here. We suggest guards but the customer doesn't like spending the money. They usually order up the guards the second time around.
  15. Thread: Water Proofing

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    Yep. The guy sealed all the other holes and seems...

    Yep. The guy sealed all the other holes and seems in the outdoor section, which really does no good for anything since the condenser fan openings are still letting water in. He should have screwed...
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    I'm gonna steal your customer base by offering...

    I'm gonna steal your customer base by offering them a much better deal. Tail light warranty instead of driveway. :D
  17. Thread: Water Proofing

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    I don't know when their sticker is from. We took...

    I don't know when their sticker is from. We took over this customer a couple months back, and the space has been occupied by a few different store chains.
  18. Thread: Water Proofing

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    Water Proofing

    What a fool. He forgot those two big holes on the top. All kinds of rain is going to get in there. The sad truth is the customer probably paid for this, including sealing the outdoor section, only...
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    This Songs for You

    The great thing about music is sometimes the songs really can speak about your life. Here's a song for hard working Americans. Even has an HVAC man at 3:37 into the video.
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  20. This is a classic! Some people are so ignorant I...

    This is a classic! Some people are so ignorant I don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for them.
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    Was not pulling in all three legs. Looked good,...

    Was not pulling in all three legs. Looked good, not burnt up or anything, but the middle leg would not pull in completely. Compressor would single phase and open the circuit. The other contractor...
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    I had the same thoughts myself. The company that...

    I had the same thoughts myself. The company that did it has been around and is fairly well known. But they are also the kind of place that will hire just about anyone and start paying them barely...
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    You ever have one of those good days?

    We get a call from a property management company we work for stating one of the packaged units at a newer building has been diagnosed with a failed compressor by a competing contractor. The...
  24. Thread: Obstruction

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    I cleared the restriction already. What you see...

    I cleared the restriction already. What you see on that rag is what I pulled out of the liquid line and metering device. The now empty filter body is just shown for reference.
  25. Thread: Obstruction

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    Obstruction

    Factory installed crappy filter on a couple decade old RTU. The outlet screen broke and the BBs that would normally be inside it were all sitting downstream on top of the metering device. This is the...
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    But you'd have the prettiest flames of all your...

    But you'd have the prettiest flames of all your neighbors.
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    Professional Gas Piping

    Look at that crap. Many units on the roof all like this.
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    I have seen them where they take the time and...

    I have seen them where they take the time and wrap electrical tape around the middle section. A quick glance you'd almost think it was a real fuse.
  29. Thread: Engineered

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    Engineered

    Well designed placement. These are the original units and locations for the building. You need to pop the hinges on the fan and filter section doors for access. Filters need to be bent nearly in half...
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    Picture is so small, what am I looking at?

    Picture is so small, what am I looking at?
  31. Thread: Ronnie Dio

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    You ain't telling your age. I am only 32 and he...

    You ain't telling your age. I am only 32 and he was one of my favorite. I posted about this yesterday.
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    Ronnie James Dio Dead

    From cancer at 67. :(
    http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/
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    We are aware what they do, but why are they not...

    We are aware what they do, but why are they not around the crankcase, and why would you need to worry about migration on indoor compressors?
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    Watch out! He's got a gun!

    When I think of all the times I have been this guy on a roof, it makes me laugh.
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    .....When they are not sitting down drinking...

    .....When they are not sitting down drinking coffee and eating donuts.

    :LOL:

    I will swing back through there again one morning and formally introduce myself.....with a box a donuts.
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    YES! One of my requirements when picking subs was...

    YES! One of my requirements when picking subs was that. All the subs are local small town contractors that do not hire "day workers" or any other related PC terms for that kind of worker. I told the...
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    Fun on a build site.

    We are having a home built. On my way to work this morning I decided to stop by the site to see how things were going. As I stepped out of my work van I quickly realized everyone there thought I was...
  38. Thread: HACKS!!!

    by Lurch77
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    It's bad enough to see crap where someone didn't...

    It's bad enough to see crap where someone didn't know what they were doing. But I have ran across intentionally sabotaged things like this as well. The hacks think because it is on a roof, no one...
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    Our youngest son kind of snuck in on us. We were...

    Our youngest son kind of snuck in on us. We were not prepared to have a third child. And to top it off there were complications that led to brain damage. He has CP to the point he is labeled...
  40. Thread: Dead end trip!

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    First, good on you for going the little bit extra...

    First, good on you for going the little bit extra and saving your customer a few bucks. That's what gives our industry a better name to fight the real hacks and lazy ones out there.

    Second, this...
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    You need to sell them an economizer system. No...

    You need to sell them an economizer system. No need to run the mechanical in conditions like that.
  42. I guess it must depend on the model. Last fall I...

    I guess it must depend on the model. Last fall I purchased a pair of Timberland Pro insulated boots to wear over the winter. Priced in the upper 100s I expected them to do well. And they did. Held up...
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    You guys think another month or two of electric...

    You guys think another month or two of electric heat will be more expensive than a leak check and repair, new refrigerant, compressor, and electrical repairs?
  44. Thread: ODF Drier???

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    I'd love to see what the guy that did that thinks...

    I'd love to see what the guy that did that thinks when he sees it at the parts house.
  45. Thread: New Gas Pipe

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    The gas cock is behind the RTU in the picture,...

    The gas cock is behind the RTU in the picture, where it branches off the main. Regulator is there too. HVAC does the gas piping here, but there is no certification needed, so any schmuck off the...
  46. Thread: New Gas Pipe

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    New Gas Pipe

    Lets see, I'll leave the old pipe there, I won't even throw it off to the side. Then I'll find whatever color paint can I have rolling around in the back of my van and spray only the top of the pipe,...
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    An unwritten law of this forum: Don't post your...

    An unwritten law of this forum: Don't post your own "wall of shame" material. You could have at least lied and said you came upon this installed by others. ;)
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    You see that crap more often than not it seems....

    You see that crap more often than not it seems. Especially on ice makers.
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    Poll: Where's the I couldn't give a rats a$$ choice?

    Where's the I couldn't give a rats a$$ choice?
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    1,328 feet.

    1,328 feet.
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