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  1. NFI exam failure, over extending yourself, and other stuff

    Good evening guys,

    Its been a pretty busy season and made a run at the NFI woodburning exam and should have waited until the season was over. Since September have work 6 days a week, 10-14 hour...
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    Yeah Darthvader is spot on. Post up the model you...

    Yeah Darthvader is spot on. Post up the model you may be able to put a GfK 160a or a bn or cn 40 fan kit forgot the smaller fan kit part number. They do make a difference. Just put a 160a kit last...
  3. Thread: loud gas logs

    by ashtree
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    Vented and ventless that got me stuck because...

    Vented and ventless that got me stuck because 2yrs in the field I have never done a ventless gas product yet. Pretty curious about it. So is this pretty popular where you guys are at? A couple of the...
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    I must admit sometimes I read replies and I think...

    I must admit sometimes I read replies and I think "damn they are really trying to break someone instead of building them up." But then again I am that new guy under 3yrs in the field and trying to...
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    Hearthman just curious if you had a choice and...

    Hearthman just curious if you had a choice and was given a free insert/Freestanding gas NG in the 40,000 BTU range what manufacuers product would pick out of the following: Enviro, Heat N Glo/Quadra...
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    No just the motor.

    No just the motor.
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    Good Season to all

    Just wanted to tell you guys, have a good season.

    Here in central California it just dropped in the high 70's and hoping for that turn into the lower temps throughout the rest of October.

    Its...
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    Did a factory epoxy repair on a quad insert, even...

    Did a factory epoxy repair on a quad insert, even though I followed the tech instructions to the letter it didn't seem like a long term type. I have had two pellets crack on the firebox exterior bad...
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    woodland, energy savers, and fireplaces inc show...

    woodland, energy savers, and fireplaces inc show up go to Lopi website
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    They have a dealer in your area, I am pretty sure...

    They have a dealer in your area, I am pretty sure was at the factory and they brought up a tech story from that area.
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    It does and its probably a small ECM unit that...

    It does and its probably a small ECM unit that they use for refrigeration but its not going to work for your system and it costs a lot. So getting a better look at that picture you have a regular...
  12. The problems I have are as mentioned about. What...

    The problems I have are as mentioned about. What sucks is if that small capacitor on that auger fails replace both. Had a customer that was an electrical contractor that just tried to replace the...
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    So would this be the old Heatilator forms? I just...

    So would this be the old Heatilator forms? I just tell customers to take the motor to granger to match it up they have everything its going to cost quite a bit though.
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    Hearthman NFI woodburning cert questions

    HM, last week to study and going to devour the book but was wondering if you had any other reading material that pertains to that cert? going to schedule it in on the 30th of this month got lucky...
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    I think its been 103-104 last couple days and...

    I think its been 103-104 last couple days and were 3-4 days in a 15 day run of 100+ heat here in central california and I am cleaning gas fireplaces and chimney sweeping(: had a couple a/c calls last...
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    guardian brand splits good product?

    Never came across one but was looking in catalogs and was wondering if you guys had any experience with quality of product?
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    crazing and micro frac on glass

    Been coming across gas inserts between the age of 2-12 years with the small microfractures on the glass Quadrafire, enviros, and a couple other brands.

    Was just wondering have you guys have came...
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    So will the 3m home depot safety glasses work as...

    So will the 3m home depot safety glasses work as well or do you need specific ones? I wear safety glasses all the time a guy at my work just had some debris from a griding get in his eye, pain and...
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    There is a couple things I suggest a couple times...

    There is a couple things I suggest a couple times you said "believe" assuming and not measuring or verifying is going to waste a lot of your time. Just a tip.

    So hand check ducting if possible,...
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    Its tough out here, I am 34yrs old 2 yrs removed...

    Its tough out here, I am 34yrs old 2 yrs removed from trade 35,000+ in students loans, degree, another industrial tech program under the belt, 5,000 invested in hand tools, meters, and bags.

    ...
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    Thanks DV, yeah never had any issues with sensor...

    Thanks DV, yeah never had any issues with sensor when I call tech they have a part number that replaces total assembly/motor/sensor just wanted to save customer on repair if you can put one of the...
  22. Got a UEI from trade worked well but just seemed...

    Got a UEI from trade worked well but just seemed cheaply made. first chance I got purchased my first FieldPiece HS 36 to put in my veto xxlf then when I got the veto techbackpack got another HS36...
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    mount Vernon AE optical lens

    Been getting a auger jam when the flight/chute is clear. Its intermitten where When ever I show up start up is fine but customer says the wall control displays error code later. Tech suggested...
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    I have been to L.A for LG dealer training,...

    I have been to L.A for LG dealer training, Mitsubishi dealer training, and just got back from Sacramento Santo/Panasonic ductless training. Most of these systems require to dump charge and refill...
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    Have the Asus Transformer laptop/tablet one...

    Have the Asus Transformer laptop/tablet one button screen detaches its pretty fast and cool. Has full windows OS use it a lot thru my hotspot on jobs. Now that 12 volt printer that would be a cool...
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    Amen to bad fastfood, just recently given it up....

    Amen to bad fastfood, just recently given it up. Got food borne illness twice this year, so yeah got the tin foil hat and pretty much brown bagging it forever. Now that I think about its been a crazy...
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    Shaking hands with customers or close contact...

    Shaking hands with customers or close contact with sick customers. Literally have gotten sick 6 times this year and all can be attributed to going into sick customers homes. Get the flu shot, tenis...
  28. Opps! Just looked at the data plate and it says...

    Opps! Just looked at the data plate and it says Fort smith, AR. Why do I have Tyler Texas for Trane/American Standard? Have a cool one.
  29. American Standard Tyler texas all the same but...

    American Standard Tyler texas all the same but has a plastic black older bulkier type with a thick cardboard cover over to shield I guess that was the manufacturer's intention.
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    Went to a call no cool 20+ year CU leaking bad at...

    Went to a call no cool 20+ year CU leaking bad at LL and ports. Customer got irate because I explained that leaks had to be fixed and before any more refrigerant could be added. She yelled at me for...
  31. Thanks for the input, on the parts listing for...

    Thanks for the input, on the parts listing for the unit it had start caps listed with and without resistors with associated part numbers just wondering. Thanks have a nice one.
  32. American Standard RTU package Start capacitor with resistor

    Hey guys did a coil clean today on a 2.5 ton RTU, everything checked out good. Just had a question on start capacitors/thermistors. The start capacitors with a resistor that come with the older...
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    The Nu-Brite Blue stuff works for the most all my...

    The Nu-Brite Blue stuff works for the most all my jobs. I put a gallon or two 8-1 or 6-1 and it does it for me most of the time. I have the coil gun as well as the pump sprayer for tight spots.

    I...
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    Logdoc, I could really careless if...

    Logdoc,

    I could really careless if people believe I could walk and chew gum at the same time, as long as the customer does and I keep honestly stating my abilities before committing to...
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    logdoc, really don't understand the stab but will...

    logdoc, really don't understand the stab but will elaborate. I am trained HVAC many pieces of paper in a filefolder somewhere in my closet gathering dust say just that.

    I have been employed going...
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    Just a side note put in a gas log set in from...

    Just a side note put in a gas log set in from formation creation couple days ago and printed in their nonmenclature it said that soot accumulation is normal as well as gives it a charring realistic...
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    HM, So do techs do the NFI cert and the CSIA? my...

    HM, So do techs do the NFI cert and the CSIA? my boss has the CSIA sweep cert, but the NFI seems more bang for your buck. They have all the classes included with subscription and is bundled with the...
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    Thanks Hearthman Appreciate it.

    Thanks Hearthman Appreciate it.
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    Certifications Hearthman

    So Hearthman and anyone else who can chime in. I am in California going to be making a run at the hearth certs, wood first, then gas, last pellet. Then my N.A.T.E stuff later in the year. We don't...
  40. Thread: Our Installers

    by ashtree
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    Once my boss gave the go head to do pm service...

    Once my boss gave the go head to do pm service runs I explained I needed nitro, flow meter, vac pump, micron gauge, 3 sets of gauges, recovery machines, core removal tools, etc... Got what I wanted...
  41. I wondered about the CO alarms because was at a...

    I wondered about the CO alarms because was at a seminar last week and was told that it only picks up above 70 ppm and wondered why would they mandate them here in Cali if it was ineffective? Hey I...
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    The potential relay got me stuck when I first...

    The potential relay got me stuck when I first entered trade because a lot if guys on units I would work on at college would not wire them correctly, it through me off because the schematic is on the...
  43. Have a customer stressing the same issue but in...

    Have a customer stressing the same issue but in my limited experience carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and logs misaligned pressures etc could influence that so the cleaning...
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    Lahrs is right won't show up on the DMM but with...

    Lahrs is right won't show up on the DMM but with Meggers so inexpensive the SupcoM500 was like 89.00 I last check it will give you another measurement tool to point in the right direction. Polarity...
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    Understand your a fellow tradesman but have...

    Understand your a fellow tradesman but have someone that works on these day in and day out to put their eyes on it. It will save your most precious commodity. ( Time) the money for a guy to wire...
  46. I work in a pretty small shop me boss , and a new...

    I work in a pretty small shop me boss , and a new chimney tech. Been testing out the afterhours thing 2 calls last month as a dry run think it could be fruitful in our niche of the heating side then...
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    Ipi systems number of operations

    So in the course of a day I call tech/factories least 2 times a day. I do it for part numbers , verify stuff, and ask for any associated problems with models etc. We work on pellets, gas, wood, ac ,...
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    Hire a tech from a local fireplace shop they will...

    Hire a tech from a local fireplace shop they will help you out from guessing and spending too much on a simple repair. worked on a couple heatilators this week. One was a module, another was a...
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    I ohm out the valves all the time 2-3.5 head etc....

    I ohm out the valves all the time 2-3.5 head etc. only condemned a couple this last year on OL and some valve show OL but operate fine but before I condemn I do another 3-5 tests and call tech to...
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    So with pilot only readings should be above...

    So with pilot only readings should be above 350-475 mv DC, when burners kick on that would drop down and can go as low as 50-150 depending if you have a thermocouple or just t pile by itself. If I...
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