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  1. Thread: Accepted an offer

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    So you made the move from apartment maintenance...

    So you made the move from apartment maintenance to Sears, your climbing upwards...

    Now make a promise to yourself, within 3yrs you will move upwards again to a high end residential outfit or light...
  2. That lineset looks like it's supported properly...

    That lineset looks like it's supported properly too.... :whistle:
  3. Thread: On Call Delima

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    We all have our lines in the sand. Spending 2+hrs...

    We all have our lines in the sand. Spending 2+hrs in the van for a single service call can break a man. I understand that.

    I would not make my companies new branch issues my problem without proper...
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    When my son was born both my wife and I had...

    When my son was born both my wife and I had insurance, so her insurance covered 80% of the cost and then the other 20% was covered by my insurance.

    He was born 20 months ago.

    So just last...
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    Worst service vehicle I have ever driven. No...

    Worst service vehicle I have ever driven.

    No power.
    Transmission is constantly shifting due to weight.
    5k RPMs in normal not 2k on the engine.
    The engineer who put in traction control without...
  7. Thread: Nice dirty boiler

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    Have you gone back yet and put the analyzer on it?

    Have you gone back yet and put the analyzer on it?
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    In for the side by side comparison.

    In for the side by side comparison.
  9. I have heard that our local union turned in a non...

    I have heard that our local union turned in a non union contractor for venting after a union shop lost a bid on a large project.

    They sat and video taped the techs venting systems before removing...
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    Along with the controls department.

    Along with the controls department.
  11. Thread: Ford Transit

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    +1, waiting on this answer How much space...

    +1, waiting on this answer

    How much space between the shelves Brent?
  12. Thread: Mini spider crane

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    What good is a 28' boom? You could set a...

    What good is a 28' boom?

    You could set a rooftop on a single story, maybe 10' in from the edge.

    About totally useless on a two story.

    Totally useless on a three story.
  13. Thread: flat rate pricing

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    Damn... I guess I shouldn't expect an answer to...

    Damn... I guess I shouldn't expect an answer to my long winded question.

    We need an archive after 90 days, it can be seen but not replied to.
  14. Thread: flat rate pricing

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    I am in no way trying to bash you way of doing...

    I am in no way trying to bash you way of doing things but with flat rate how do you avoid "sales techs"?

    What I mean by "sales tech" is the guy that gets 1.5hrs to change out a gas valve and he...
  15. Thread: Nice dirty boiler

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    Did you happen to put an analyzer on it to see...

    Did you happen to put an analyzer on it to see how it was burning?
  16. Thread: union

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    Show us on the doll where the bad union man...

    Show us on the doll where the bad union man touched you...

    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7867/anatomicaldollinterview.jpg
  17. Thread: Nice dirty boiler

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    Dear lord... That is the worst I have ever seen....

    Dear lord... That is the worst I have ever seen. Id that soot from burning rich?

    Have fun cleaning that, I would use some high pressure air and a nozzle.
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    Another vote for the Testo 320

    Another vote for the Testo 320
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    Get ready for your $5000+/yr deductible. I...

    Get ready for your $5000+/yr deductible.

    I highly doubt you will find anything worth a crap at $400/mo.
  20. Lol, my union sucks and I am treated unfairly.......

    Lol, my union sucks and I am treated unfairly....

    But they stay right where they are.

    If it sucks and you hate it how about you leave?
    ...
  21. This is a great sales tactic. Kiddos to you...

    This is a great sales tactic.

    Kiddos to you Brenna, hope you sell a few.
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    You'd be better served if you hand that resume to...

    You'd be better served if you hand that resume to all of the union contractors. Once they hire you, you will be "sponsored" into the apprenticeship.

    Starting wages in my local is around $15/hr...
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    You need to look at it from their perspective......

    You need to look at it from their perspective...

    Sell them an overpriced turd device today. Make $$$.

    Unit breaks in a week.

    Sell them a new unit. Make $$$.

    Install overpriced turd device...
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    Wow, $299 for a little timer relay that opens...

    Wow, $299 for a little timer relay that opens every 4hrs for 4min?

    Craptastic.
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    https://thebluedawg.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/ti...

    https://thebluedawg.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/tinfoil.jpg
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    For many industrial operations weekends are just...

    For many industrial operations weekends are just another two days of the week. I have a facility that has the same deal with the maintenance crew, Sunday is shut down day and they need the whole crew...
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    Any kind of felony in this trade will result in...

    Any kind of felony in this trade will result in restrictions for your employer. Many commercial, industrial, and institutional accounts will require you to pass a background check before working on...
  28. Oh wow, I was family friends with the owner of...

    Oh wow, I was family friends with the owner of EDS Mech, Phil V. He got me my start in this trade with Crosby. Any idea where he is now?
  29. Does Crosby Brownly (sp?) have a service division...

    Does Crosby Brownly (sp?) have a service division now? I worked for them back in the mid 90's... Good company.

    Is EDS Mechanical still around? How is their reputation?
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    You touched it, now if something happens you will...

    You touched it, now if something happens you will be called into court... Either as a defendant or a witness.

    I would have walked.
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    Add removable core liquid and suction line filter...

    Add removable core liquid and suction line filter driers and Acidaway.

    Change oil and filter cores as needed until system is clean.

    Once clean put pleated filters in suction line filter housing.
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    I had a guy in my class that went through all...

    I had a guy in my class that went through all 5yrs and upgraded at 24.

    Smart kid, earned every bit of it.
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    And people wonder why OSHA and unions are still...

    And people wonder why OSHA and unions are still alive and well today.
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    The first time they did that to me would be the...

    The first time they did that to me would be the last time I ever sold a Carrier.
  35. So compare your 50% figure with the amount of non...

    So compare your 50% figure with the amount of non union apprentices out of work at the same time... Oh that's right, you can't.

    Trying to put the spin that "X% of people sit on the bench at any...
  36. 95% of what you hear about unions and how bad...

    95% of what you hear about unions and how bad they are, is pure embellished bull$h!t.

    Keep that in mind as people tell you stories here.
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    Tag for future reading

    Tag for future reading
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    I installed an Ameristar a few weeks ago and I...

    I installed an Ameristar a few weeks ago and I destroyed the cabinet so badly that I had to use reducer bushings to hide the damage.

    I'd like to junk punch the tard that designed that abortion.
  39. Thread: knowledge test...

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    100%

    100%
  40. Thread: knowledge test...

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    What size flue pipe is installed on a 20kW...

    What size flue pipe is installed on a 20kW furnace?

    A) 4"
    B) 6"
    C) 8"
    D) None of the above
  41. Thread: Nice Parking Job

    by zw17
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    Does that sign say two 18pks of Miller for...

    Does that sign say two 18pks of Miller for $15.99?

    If so can you mail me some?
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    You need a union rep not good flashlight advice.

    You need a union rep not good flashlight advice.
  43. Thread: Magic Lwco

    by zw17
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    After reading all the horror stories here I...

    After reading all the horror stories here I refuse to install them. I am yet to run a call on someone who already has one and I am not sure how I will handle that if it happens.
  44. Thread: Magic Lwco

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    It's the newest Bluetooth model. They can be...

    It's the newest Bluetooth model.

    They can be programmed through the Nest thermostats.
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    Start documenting EVERYTHING. Write down what you...

    Start documenting EVERYTHING. Write down what you remember, who you spoke to, dates/times, phone calls, receipts, etc... Those with the best supporting documentation win lawsuits.
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    Standing by for an answer on this.

    Standing by for an answer on this.
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    Sounds like a PKM and a couple of AKs going at it.

    Sounds like a PKM and a couple of AKs going at it.
  48. Thread: Just a rant....

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    Why would you pay Gander Mountain prices? They...

    Why would you pay Gander Mountain prices? They are through the roof.

    the best I ever had and I was a holster whore...

    http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=95
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    I have some names and numbers of some engineers...

    I have some names and numbers of some engineers you can PAY to gather that information.
  50. Thread: 1.5 million btus.

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    I cannot imagine your outdoor temps being...

    I cannot imagine your outdoor temps being anywhere close to worse case this time of year, thus skewing your data.

    But in a 75k 95% and enjoy your reduced gas bill and more even temps in the...
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