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    I'd rather have a trap at the condenser or buy a...

    I'd rather have a trap at the condenser or buy a brand that has a trap in the condenser than chance oil build up in the evaporator.
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    This is what I would think. I don't understand...

    This is what I would think. I don't understand either.
  3. This always puzzled me too! Working under a...

    This always puzzled me too! Working under a licenced company we could get any brand. If we want to buy for ourselves, we can't buy a name brand. They can only sell us a Payne, goodman or noname...
  4. Thread: 638A vs 638B

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    Yes it is. Still more for the pipfitters, but...

    Yes it is. Still more for the pipfitters, but they are trying. We need members to make it better.
  5. Thread: 638A vs 638B

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    I like that. I transfered to NC in 1998 when I...

    I like that.
    I transfered to NC in 1998 when I thought they were merging the 638A and 638B. I lost my pension transfering from 638B Metal Trades to Local 421 Building Trades. Every time they give...
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    Thank you for the replies. I researched jungle...

    Thank you for the replies. I researched jungle boots and it lead me to search high heat boots. I ordered some form of high heat jungle combat boots. They arrived today and I look forward to using...
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    What boots do you wear in the high heat?

    When I lived on Long Island buying a pair of boots with good thinsulate was expensive and hard to find. Now that I live in North Carolina where it's hot it seems finding a pair of boots without...
  8. Thread: No work??

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    "HI-Tech" was a good company doing large...

    "HI-Tech" was a good company doing large commercial I worked for up there. They'll start you out brushing tubes, cleaning strainers, rebuilding cooling towers. I couldn't handle the drive living in...
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    I heard R438a will have a 7% efficiency reduction.

    I heard R438a will have a 7% efficiency reduction.
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    I did residential one winter. The company wasn't...

    I did residential one winter. The company wasn't as open as that. I did notice I'd arrive early Monday morning and the bosses attitude was like "Well it's Monday" as people drifted in around...
  11. Figures...Our United Association Rep for Local...

    Figures...Our United Association Rep for Local 421 told us McQuay just signed on in another local during a meeting. Later I asked him the number and if I could transfer to it. He said yes. I...
  12. Last month I heard from my United Association...

    Last month I heard from my United Association Local 421 that "McQuay" had just signed on with Local 275 in Miami Florida. I'm really hoping they sign on with us in the Carolinas. I'll jump in a...
  13. I left long Island 14 years ago. I lived in...

    I left long Island 14 years ago. I lived in suffolk county and could't take all that traffic. I say "Hi-Tech" was the best company I worked for. They do hire this time of year because they have a...
  14. We have a card with "Cardinal Safety Rules" and...

    We have a card with "Cardinal Safety Rules" and other rules. Any personnel who fail to comply with the "Cardinal Safety Rules shall be subject to discipline as I am. However the rule I broke is not...
  15. Ever suspend someone or get suspended for breaking a safety rule?

    I'm getting suspended for stepping on the top step of a six foot ladder to get to the top two screws of a VAV box. OK, I'm in the wrong. I get that. But, to call me a Jackass and suspend me for...
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    I believe you are refering to the 30RA"P" That...

    I believe you are refering to the 30RA"P"
    That setpoint was originally increased to 50%. As the prolem persist it was increased to 70%. However I found reducing the subcooling to work even better.
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    Where did he find the leak?

    Where did he find the leak?
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    Carrier just lost three guys. A service manager,...

    Carrier just lost three guys. A service manager, a forman and a tech. Could be considered an oportunity or warning.
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    I agree. If the refrigerant has to come out to...

    I agree. If the refrigerant has to come out to repair a leak then change the Danfoss garbage txv to a sporlan or alco.

    However, I suspect even though a leak can be a cause, I'd bet the real...
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    If they are "Carrier" the actual name should be...

    If they are "Carrier" the actual name should be something like "Carrier Building Systems and Services or Carrier Commercial Systems". Carrier Enterprise dealers get to have the blue oval on the...
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    Now that I reread, mine was semi-hermetic.

    Now that I reread, mine was semi-hermetic.
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    I had a 120 ton Trane chiller under contract. It...

    I had a 120 ton Trane chiller under contract. It had two tan recip compressors. One tag said "Service First" the other said "brainerd". One tore up and the other circuit flooded. I pulled out the...
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    The carolinas are "Right to work" states so the...

    The carolinas are "Right to work" states so the unions are extremely weak. UA Local 421 is the union in the carolinas. CE Holt is the only big company I know of in this area that does...
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    $26.54 for Journeyman under the service...

    $26.54 for Journeyman under the service contracts, Carrier, JCI and Siemens. McKinneys is under a mechanical contract, much lower around $20.00. However they are willing to pay more than $27.00 for...
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    "Yes, everyone has it. That really isn't my...

    "Yes, everyone has it. That really isn't my issue. There's alot more to it. " I've been doing this for 20 years now. Thirteen years ago I had enough of the four plus hour drives from central Long...
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