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  1. make sure the ductwork is done correct. corectly...

    make sure the ductwork is done correct. corectly sized return (clean filter as well) and a proper supply duct run, if there is an immediate elbow on the supply that could be ur problem.
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    Heating Season Add-ons

    looking for some new ideas on ways to bring in extra money for the boss man, do u guys companys stock anything on the truck to bring in more money during cleanings or service calls? the only thing...
  3. im in the chicago area, and the service is...

    im in the chicago area, and the service is terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible. unprofessional, nobody knows anything, always lose info, order numbers dont help, so far this summer ive had to return 3 direct...
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    from what i can tell the one in link 2 cannot be...

    from what i can tell the one in link 2 cannot be run by cord at all and strictly relies on batteries, am i right?
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    Im finally taking balancing classes this...

    Im finally taking balancing classes this fall/spring
    im taking the air balancing class first (16 weeks) then the water balancing (16 weeks) is this the best way to take them?
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    Wet/Dry vaccum

    Going to buy a new vaccum for the upcoming heating season, i really want one that can be corded as well as cordless. i found these 2 vaccums, any opinions on these or any others?
    ...
  7. Thread: fired.

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    thanks, ill send one in. i might go back to...

    thanks, ill send one in.

    i might go back to residential untill commercial picks up. it all pays the same and its work ya kno
  8. Thread: fired.

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    yea, its all the same.

    yea, its all the same.
  9. Thread: fired.

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    fired.

    just got let go wednesday. didnt do anythign wrong, just due to the "economy". bs
    sendt my resume out to about 30 places, none of them sounded like they were hiring.
    I do commercial, have about a...
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    ya for the first month or so i was terrified to...

    ya for the first month or so i was terrified to climb and make the transition to the roof. when the ladder fell it kinda of kicked out and then fell over to the right, the same side as my tool bag....
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    Fell Off Ladder

    back in december i fell off my ladder while climbing a roof, it was about 20 feet. busted my head, got 8 staples and was on workmens comp for 2 months, but i was fine, no headaches or pain or any...
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    new job

    new job
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    write one for web OS basic pt chart,...

    write one for web OS
    basic pt chart, definations, some troubleshootn info, maunfactuer contacts, supply houses in the area.
  14. ive got the makita 10.8v things awesome, used to...

    ive got the makita 10.8v things awesome, used to use a 18v impact, the makita is pretty much the same tho. perfect for a screw gun, battery dies a little quicker, but get an extra battery and ull be...
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    yup just purge. i hav 3 gauges, a dedicated...

    yup just purge.

    i hav 3 gauges, a dedicated r-22, dedicated r-410a and the combo. i use the combo for maintance n troubleshootn, i use the dedicated ones for adding refrigerant. dont know y but i...
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    ya im hearing its pretty similar

    ya im hearing its pretty similar
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    nice ill have to check into that. i just mainly...

    nice ill have to check into that. i just mainly wanna have some formal education to be able to put on my resume or show my boss so i can get a chance to work on refirgeration. i dont know many places...
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    sweet, if im not in that union would they allow...

    sweet, if im not in that union would they allow me to take any classes? im having trouble getting in touch with anyone over there
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    decent i suppose

    decent i suppose
  20. yum beer

    yum beer
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    any advice??

    any advice??
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    anyone else an air balancer?

    anyone else an air balancer?
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    yup ive been a service tech for 6 years working...

    yup ive been a service tech for 6 years working on split systems and package units. Was looking for some formal education on refrigertion so i can expand on the type of work i can perform and work on...
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    Refrigeration Education

    Hey guys ive been in the service field for about 6 years and currently work as a commercial service technician. im in the chicagoland area and am a member of SMW Local 73. Id like to take some...
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    im in the chicago area. yea i talked to a...

    im in the chicago area. yea i talked to a balancer and he said the same thing about it being boring.
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    Service to Air Balancing

    Hey guys, ive got about 6 years experience as a service tech (4 years residential and 2 commercial, i currently do commercial) Ive been in the unions for a little over a year now also. I have been...
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    yes 410a is better for the atmosphere than r22,...

    yes 410a is better for the atmosphere than r22, r22 depeltes the ozone, 410a does not but it does contribute to global warming. im thinkn about 6 years from now when his compressor goes bad and he...
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    i wouldnt be concerned about the brand as much as...

    i wouldnt be concerned about the brand as much as id be mad about the fact that he said it would be r410a and u got r22, the price of the refrigerant (r22) is going to be goin up in the comin years...
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    alot of companys get a boner if u have ur NATE,...

    alot of companys get a boner if u have ur NATE, ull prolly be offered more money too
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    i wouldnt waste my time/money on study guides. i...

    i wouldnt waste my time/money on study guides. i thnk its hard to study for, u either know it or u dont, its lik the ACT/SAT u took in HS, if u know ur stuff ull be fine
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    i hate on call

    i hate on call
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    this recently happened to my buddy in the...

    this recently happened to my buddy in the chicagoland area, he does alarms and survillance. stole everything, sucks. he put in a claim with his homeowners insurance tho they r covering about $1,500...
  33. depends on ur area, over by me some towns r makin...

    depends on ur area, over by me some towns r makin it code for all new construction homes to be sprinkled, i hear its pretty decent but i cant imagine theyd be busy year round doin that alone, mayb if...
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    yaaa that may be kinda high dont rely on...

    yaaa that may be kinda high dont rely on comission, ull prolly look at anywhere to 7-11 dollars an hours depending on employer/type of work for the first years. ull make most of ur money on OT and...
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    id have liked to see him in the ufc too but i...

    id have liked to see him in the ufc too but i dont thnk he would hav had a chance against brock, u hear crazy frank mir wants anderson to move up to hw to fight
  36. Thread: NFL VS NBA

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    it has to be anything online is

    it has to be anything online is
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    Fedor is a beast

    ...jus sayn

    cant wait to see his fight nov 7th
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    on call sucks. my company (we r commercial) will...

    on call sucks. my company (we r commercial) will rotate on call between the 4 supervisors and when a call comes in they can either take it or call someone in the reigon or any other region to see if...
  39. my tech school offers free refresher courses for...

    my tech school offers free refresher courses for life maybe check where u went if they do the same
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    ya itd be a good way to get started but jus a...

    ya itd be a good way to get started but jus a warning, in this field u do work some crazy hours when its real busy and then when it gets slow u work less hours, theres a lot of turnover at most...
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    how do we know hes not a "lisenced" tech? maybe...

    how do we know hes not a "lisenced" tech?
    maybe hes a clean n check guy who has a question, or maybe hes in school and its a question on his workbook...
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    1) Thermostat calls for heat 2) Draft inducer...

    1) Thermostat calls for heat
    2) Draft inducer fan turns on and runs for maybe a minute
    3) Hot surface ignitor turns on and stays yellow-orange color for 20-30 seconds
    4) Relay on fan control board...
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    eh we have been pretty steady

    eh we have been pretty steady
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    i graduated in 2006, i work for CSG, im in local...

    i graduated in 2006, i work for CSG, im in local 73
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    heard of yes, know anything...no, im from the...

    heard of yes, know anything...no, im from the area and i went to Coyne in chicago which left alot to be desired. I hear ETI is really good, College of Dupage has a good program and so does Triton.
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