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    Three Servel Ammonia units I installed about 20...

    Three Servel Ammonia units I installed about 20 years ago. Ammonia did not leak. The water and natural gas lines were sheared off. Fun Times.
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    First thing Monday morning....

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    Having trouble attaching these photos. Car ran into three units.
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    Pack up and move 200 mile east to Yuma, AZ. As an...

    Pack up and move 200 mile east to Yuma, AZ. As an HVAC tech you'll never be lonely.
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    Level VI (Service Manager) Knows almost all...

    Level VI (Service Manager)

    Knows almost all equipment on the market.
    Can sooth even the most P.O.ed customer.
    Familiar with the lay out of the house and type of equipment the tract hackers...
  5. Had the same unit earlier this year chewing up...

    Had the same unit earlier this year chewing up contactors. Turned out to be an intermittant short in the economizer control wiring.
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    Worst case of formicary corrosion i've ever seen.

    Worst case of formicary corrosion i've ever seen.
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    Sounds like we need to fill up an ice chest and...

    Sounds like we need to fill up an ice chest and go for a test drive.
  8. Residential Service Technician Position Available

    Residetial service technician position open in Southern California, Inland Empire Area. E-mail questions and/or resume to don@burgesons.com
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    Sign above toilet: We aim to please..You aim too,...

    Sign above toilet: We aim to please..You aim too, please
  10. Thread: paperwork

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    Our techs have laptops and printers streaming...

    Our techs have laptops and printers streaming through our server in the office. They type in what they did, what parts were used and amount billed. GPS takes care of arrival and departure. If a...
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    Check with your local Coleman Distributor. That...

    Check with your local Coleman Distributor. That furnace model experienced "premature heat exchanger failure". Johnson controls safety notice dated 8/25/2011, MH-004-11. They will pay you to replace...
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    Rheem RKKB-120 whistling

    Technician out to a new customer with a 20 year old Rheem RKKB-A-120 whistling across the heat exchanger. He took it out and the whistling was not there. Building maint. person says it has been...
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    Experience, NATE or not is only 1/3 of what we...

    Experience, NATE or not is only 1/3 of what we look at. The next is how they present themselves, eye contact, speech annunciation, grooming and hygene, how they are dressed and prepared for an...
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    Here in Southern California we have replaced a...

    Here in Southern California we have replaced a lot of gravity furnaces with Forced air systems. The major hurdle is usually dealing with a house nearly a hundred years old where the home owner wants...
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    Champion CJ8 spark plug from your local auto...

    Champion CJ8 spark plug from your local auto parts store will work. Gap at .105 about a 45 degree angle. Flapper material is still available. Ensure condensate drain is clean and draining. It's best...
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    Pelican Wireless Thermostat

    Anyone have any success installing Pelican wireless thermostat systems. We have only used Lennox i-comfort, Carrier and Honeywell prestige which looks similar. Thanks.
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    Get a job as a helper. Better than sitting on...

    Get a job as a helper. Better than sitting on your duffle bag. If you are worth your weight in salt you'll move up quickly. One thing trade schools, college and union classes do not teach is work...
  18. A good HVAC installer/technician MUST know:...

    A good HVAC installer/technician MUST know: Carpentry for platforms, etc..., plumbing for line sets, drain lines and hydronics, sheetmetal, welding, venting, ducting, electrical, psychiatrics for...
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    GPS is great in keeping track of where every job...

    GPS is great in keeping track of where every job is actually located and helping geographically challenged dispatchers schedule the techs efficiently.
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    When work is slow.....

    What does your company do to keep techs busy and keep the phones lit up during the slow periods? The most success we've had is by compiling a list of customers we have not heard from in over a year...
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    Send tech to "no heat, thermostat is bad" call....

    Send tech to "no heat, thermostat is bad" call. Homeowner shows the tech that the outdoor sensor that reads 68 is broken because 'yahoo' says its 70 outside.
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    Sounds like a crime scene.

    Sounds like a crime scene.
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    We had it a couple of years ago. Good Program....

    We had it a couple of years ago. Good Program. Ensures the technician is doing their job correctly. It helped make our entry level techs much better.
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    When someone has passed a certification test it...

    When someone has passed a certification test it usually can tell me if I'm interviewing a ten year tech with TEN years experience or a ten year tech with ONE year experience. Many have applied and...
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    Yes, I'm a homeowner. And I'm also a twenty year...

    Yes, I'm a homeowner. And I'm also a twenty year service manager with over a hundred leaking coils in the past five years. Most are leaking in the center of the coil in the fins. As we gear up for...
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    Leaking R410A Evap Coils

    We have had a few issues with leaking R410A evap coils. Has anyone else had these issues?
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    We have several hundred installed already. The...

    We have several hundred installed already. The customers, even seniors, love them. The remote is a must for any ranch style or two story house with only one system. Our techs set the reminders for...
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    Look to see which candidates and propositions are...

    Look to see which candidates and propositions are backed by unions......and fight the other way for your life and your wallet.
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    Is it an a/c unit in the snow or a heat pump with...

    Is it an a/c unit in the snow or a heat pump with a defrost problem?
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    I'm looking for residential and light commercial...

    I'm looking for residential and light commercial techs and installers in order to get ready for so cal summer. dbenson@burgesons.com
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    We have been using the Honeywell HD thermostat....

    We have been using the Honeywell HD thermostat. It comes with a remote. The actual thermostat is mounted usually upstairs and the remote that comes with it, the homeowner keeps downstairs. Our...
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    Too often, air will get trapped in between the...

    Too often, air will get trapped in between the fins and "bubble up" over time. The past few years we have had a lot of success using the yellow dye.
  33. Wireless Thermostat Problem...Have you seen this!!!

    Installed split system with three zones. zone one is wired directly to the thermostat. Zones two and three utilize totalline 1100 series wireless thermostats. Control board is a Honeywell trol a...
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    A lot of hype to further the "National Health...

    A lot of hype to further the "National Health Care" agenda. Actually, we have free national health care. Just ask any illegal alien.
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    We find leaks on every brand, Both indoor and...

    We find leaks on every brand, Both indoor and outdoor coils, split systems, heat pumps, package units...everything. Manufacturers are good on warranty, but we eat labor if it does not leak at time of...
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    410A Refrigerant leaks in coils

    Is anyone else seeing a lot of leaking coils with R410A systems? We have been installing them for seven years but have recently had quite a few.
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    Ask the contractor about the PCO-20-28 Filter. It...

    Ask the contractor about the PCO-20-28 Filter. It sounds as though he's a Lennox dealer.
  38. Look up ROBUR Corp. on line. They are world wide...

    Look up ROBUR Corp. on line. They are world wide and expanding in the Middle East. The newer units are a lot more complex than the original units. A main circuit board has sensors connected to it...
  39. Ive replaced several HM-30 comlete heat units...

    Ive replaced several HM-30 comlete heat units with polaris water heaters supplied by Lennox when under warranty. Try to contact a lennox dealer (or two) and get an estimate to have it replaced.
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    Leaking XC 15

    Had a few leaking at the suction line shut-off valve and one that had a bad weld at the compressor where the suction line comes in. Also, almost all of the Lennox R-410 units we've installed had...
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    Call Lennox Customer Support @ 1-800-453-6669. ...

    Call Lennox Customer Support @ 1-800-453-6669. Have the entire model and serial numbers ready. Ask if this was one of the units that had the combustion blower motor recalled for that very same...
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    tech replaced the defrost board, but did he...

    tech replaced the defrost board, but did he replace the sensor?
  43. enlist in the military and try to get into an...

    enlist in the military and try to get into an electrical field or even hvac if it's available. plus the military will help pay for school.
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    zero...a real tech is not afraid of the dark

    zero...a real tech is not afraid of the dark
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