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  1. Thread: Copperpus

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    When you don't have a copper cutter you have to...

    When you don't have a copper cutter you have to think in your feet LOL
    Someone told me that's supposed to be an oil trap, I don't know. I'm not an installer , but if I made an oil trap I think it...
  2. Thread: Copperpus

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    Copperpus

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2cq08sh.png
  3. so you say pressure switch is working but you're...

    so you say pressure switch is working but you're planning to replace it...
    hmmmm....
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    first company wiring

    Mn/ 9 310 1 5
    Anyone have a wiring diagram for this unit? 10 k heat strips
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    I think it's a... I forgot what they call...

    I think it's a...
    I forgot what they call them...
    the swamp cooler cools the condenser.

    ????
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    I think there's a slim to none chance of success....

    I think there's a slim to none chance of success.
    There's too much in HVAC that is not printed in books.
    A couple of years ago I was working for sears.
    Most of their managers know nothing about...
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    one shot was good enough

    one shot was good enough
  8. ...wrong forum

    ...wrong forum
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    everyone should own a gun

    everyone should own a gun
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    Need more input. What is your experience? Why...

    Need more input.
    What is your experience?
    Why are you looking for a partner?
    What's your vision?
    Are you aware summer was kind of slow?
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    I already had all my tools. i got a decent van...

    I already had all my tools. i got a decent van cheap. my bills are low.
    the real killer is the advertising. you pay good money for something that can have no return.
    who the customers call and who...
  12. LOL a valve is a simple metal one-way flap,...

    LOL a valve is a simple metal one-way flap, nothing toxic about it.
    FYI scroll compressors don't have them.
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    Gov. Jerry Brown said he's going to take money...

    Gov. Jerry Brown said he's going to take money from the Federal home modification fund too
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    whether the job is good or bad will depend on...

    whether the job is good or bad will depend on what your manager is like.
    the managers have a lot more control then they act like.
    try to get the "refrigeration" training.
    refrigerators are easy,...
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    the test isn't difficult at all but the questions...

    the test isn't difficult at all but the questions are unusual and a few of them make no sense.

    every time i came across a question that didn't make sense i made a note of it in the computer.
    ...
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    i was working for a company that had high prices....

    i was working for a company that had high prices.

    i go to this house. housewife, a bunch of kids.
    the wife is hovering over me.
    "whats wrong with it?"
    "how much is it?"
    "when you gonna...
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    steel wool gets all over the place though. i was...

    steel wool gets all over the place though.
    i was told the best thing to use is paper like a business card
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    has anyone used Fast Stat?

    http://fast-stat.net/

    "add thermostat connections without running new wire"


    it claims it's not "wireless", but it has to be.
    they tell you everything except how it works
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    seems to me i might have something to do with the...

    seems to me i might have something to do with the coating they're using.
    i can totally see how the oder would accumulate then discharge into the house, especially froma package unit. ...perhaps
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    lol

    lol
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    i would never use that crap unless there was no...

    i would never use that crap unless there was no other way
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    Los Angeles style ..."HEY! get your stuff out of...

    Los Angeles style ..."HEY! get your stuff out of the truck!"
    ...end of story
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    i KNEW there was a reason!

    i KNEW there was a reason!
  24. resume is good enough. the trick is finding the...

    resume is good enough.
    the trick is finding the right job description with a company that is willing to start you out
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    out here it's easy to get 18 per hour. the hard...

    out here it's easy to get 18 per hour. the hard part is staying at the job for longer than 6 months
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    a 5 year apprenticeship sounds like a good idea...

    a 5 year apprenticeship sounds like a good idea if you can get one these days.


    i applied for that company and they were rude to me though
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    i like to keep my tools in the case, but my...

    i like to keep my tools in the case, but my dewalt drill, you cant see where all the parts go, it takes too long to put everything a way.

    i'm going to cut some of the slots out to make it easier....
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    "dirty sock"?

    the other day i ordered a bunch of transformers and they stank up my living room.
    (...and no, they weren't burned up)
  29. when i was an apprentice a tech showd me a unit...

    when i was an apprentice a tech showd me a unit where the fan was supposed to spin the other way.
    i don't remember but i think it was an older Carrier
  30. "simple" ,just hire someone to uninstall and...

    "simple" ,just hire someone to uninstall and reinstall
  31. i love the beginning of 13th Warrior

    i love the beginning of 13th Warrior
  32. i had a brand new camera. i stored it for 6...

    i had a brand new camera. i stored it for 6 months, went to use it, it was broke.
    waste of money
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    i had a brand new system that would flicker (shut...

    i had a brand new system that would flicker (shut off and on) every couple of hours. it was driving me crazy. turns out it was the stat
  34. i could be 100% wrong, but repeating what i was...

    i could be 100% wrong, but repeating what i was told in trade school,

    the "extra winding" is a "shadded pole" and the motors we use don't have that.
    i believe the direction of the motor is...
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    i see SOME companies here in L.A. telling people...

    i see SOME companies here in L.A. telling people not to apply even if they have a misdemeanor. people are going too far with this background stuff, if you ask me.
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    hello Nova, here's the deal, this area is not...

    hello Nova, here's the deal,
    this area is not the best for HVAC jobs, most companies only hire for temporary labor.
    you would have better luck applying for companies in Pasadena or east of there....
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    my "apprenticeship" was less than 6 months. at 2...

    my "apprenticeship" was less than 6 months.
    at 2 years i got hired at any company i applied for.
    if by "break in" you expect someone is going to start paying you a lot of money, don't hold your...
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    i drove 45 minutes to get to a call. this was a...

    i drove 45 minutes to get to a call.
    this was a several call-back warranty problem for the company i was working for.
    i get to the house, and what looks like a 13 year old girl answers the door.
    i...
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    i've seen that book too, it's very good. i think...

    i've seen that book too, it's very good.
    i think that's the same one they give students at LA Trade Tech.

    i have "heating ventilating air conditioning and refrigeration" by Langly, it's also very...
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    avatar test

    guguguggg
  41. when i first started i went to a job and it took...

    when i first started i went to a job and it took me nearly 2 hours to find a short in a light switch (furnace disconnect) and i couldn't really charge the customer anything but the minimum. HA HA
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    last year i noticed a lot of leaks with Rheem,...

    last year i noticed a lot of leaks with Rheem, ICP and some Trane coils, from system that were relatively new.

    maybe it was just bad luck
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    here in L.A. i don't think there's been many...

    here in L.A. i don't think there's been many changes at all
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    i attended two trade schools (i paid for one,...

    i attended two trade schools (i paid for one, then a company sent me to another) then i got thrown in head first.
    maintenance might be a good way to start because a lot fo home owners call for...
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    there's usually more value in being a commercial...

    there's usually more value in being a commercial tech
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    savin money

    savin money
  47. i always replace the drier. when i was working...

    i always replace the drier.
    when i was working commision i would make sure the home owner paid for the drier or i wouldn't do the work.
    especially if a different technician diagnosed the system.
    ...
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    i would try the higher paying job and try to get...

    i would try the higher paying job and try to get out of the current on gracefully.
    i would say "look, i'm really sorry, but these people offered me a lot of money...bye"
  49. most heat pumps that i see in California don't...

    most heat pumps that i see in California don't have heat strips.
    sometimes it's a comfort problem when the weather is cold during the rare times it needs to defrost.
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    people always told me to cover the condensor...

    people always told me to cover the condensor approx 80%
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