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  1. Thread: names

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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Wiring Diagram Help?

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/circuit_diagram.png

    Electronics wiring diagrams are a lot different then electrical :grin2:
  3. Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two...

    Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two year mechanical engineering technician associates and working for an hvac design/build team seems like a nice goal. Getting that degree while working...
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    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks...

    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks pretty cool. Awesome concept. I would think it would be too humid in Virginia though. Root cellars are probably the way to go in our climate lol
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    Wedding ring alternatives

    Dangers of wedding rings have been covered here but does anyone have any alternatives to just not wearing a ring? Tattoos and silicone rings seem like a safe bet. Anything hard seems out of the...
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    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more...

    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more because of spiffs/unit sales. Is there a certain area/type of company to look for to make good money in commercial? Guess it wouldn't make a...
  7. Thread: seriously

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    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had...

    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had one that had a big delta p across it but it was in a garage near a water hose so I saturated it with cleaner and let it sit then used the hose at near...
  8. Thread: Why ?

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    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet...

    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet switch in the pan, cap the drain on the pan, and they are all set
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    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing...

    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing a hat my boots. Only way to keep everything from getting lost :grin2:

    Edit: The only bad part is my wife gets mad because my two year old son puts...
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    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard...

    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard patriot is pretty good. Looking for some place I can stay for a long time and keep improving as a technician. James river is my first choice but I wanted...
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    Best Richmond, VA commercial company?

    Thinking about switching from residential to commercial, looking for a company that wants technicians not salesmen. Does anyone have any experience with James River A/C's commercial department?
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    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused...

    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused something like that to happen. Pretty sad story :(
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    But I thought subway was supposed to make people...

    But I thought subway was supposed to make people lose weight? :)
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    It was a weird situation from the start...

    It was a weird situation from the start unfortunately. Went there a week ago and the other guy with the extension that normally does it was supposed to meet me but called out sick. So I just checked...
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    You have to type 1* police, it's pretty cool....

    You have to type 1* police, it's pretty cool. Thanks for all the advice, next time I'm just going to say nope.
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    Helped install several goodman/Amana systems last...

    Helped install several goodman/Amana systems last summer. The condenser was actually built pretty good. The midtier goodman stuff also doesn't seem too bad. Trane is still the best imo

    Edit: After...
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    LOL! What did the homeless guy say? Just said hi...

    LOL! What did the homeless guy say? Just said hi and went back to bed? I've been in crawls in richmond where you can tell someone homeless was living there. Also snuby how did your daughter get them...
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    The first thing I did when I got there is look at...

    The first thing I did when I got there is look at how tall it was then look in my history to make sure we have actually went up there before. Several other people have. When the guy with the 40'...
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    It's hard to tell in the picture but it wasn't...

    It's hard to tell in the picture but it wasn't that close, never felt like it was going to fall backwards it was just the ladder not extending past the roof. I took the first picture on the roof...
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    Wasn't trying to, I did get up there to do a pm...

    Wasn't trying to, I did get up there to do a pm on two condensers. You have to pull yourself up the rest of the way then hang over to get back on the ladder.
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    Not afraid of heights but....

    570641570651

    This doesn't seem safe :troll2:
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    Leatherman surge/aa mini-flashlight gets use the...

    Leatherman surge/aa mini-flashlight gets use the most when you factor in after work. Milwaukee m12 drill, manometer, digital thermometer, fluke meter, in that order. Use those tools on every call.
    ...
  23. How many different versions are there of how the...

    How many different versions are there of how the world started or what the sun is? People may have different ideas on the subject but there aren't different versions of reality. The Bible lays out...
  24. The problem is there aren't versions of...

    The problem is there aren't versions of Christianity. The Bible is pretty specific on most things. There isn't a "version" of Christianity where homosexual behavior is acceptable. If you read the...
  25. The left's disdain for Christianity is pretty...

    The left's disdain for Christianity is pretty evident. Don't think I've ever heard anyone argue that point. The left's agenda is a polar opposite to Christianity so either indirectly but pretty...
  26. It's funny how accurately the Left was described...

    It's funny how accurately the Left was described to a T about 2000 years ago. I couldn't do a more accurate description myself

    "22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And...
  27. 1. My religious liberty is at risk because: A)...

    1. My religious liberty is at risk because:
    A) I am not allowed to go to a religious service of my own choosing.
    B) Others are allowed to go to religious services of their own choosing.
    C) People...
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    What does he do with the money?

    What does he do with the money?
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    The company I used to work at gave the installers...

    The company I used to work at gave the installers 10%, the helper usually got 3%, the mechanic 7%
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    Ideas for repurposing used AC motors

    Anyone ever turn used motors into something else? Got a .75 amp inducer motor that's fine but had to replace the assembly so they got a new motor too. The thought has crossed my mind with used...
  31. Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys...

    Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys house doing maintenance, he peeps around the corner while I'm at the outdoor unit, "just making sure your ok, my neighbour is a little weird". I look over...
  32. The right angle screw driver looks really good,...

    The right angle screw driver looks really good, need to pick up one of those. Any more good things to pick up? If anyone is looking at the inspection camera don't bother, it's super cheap on sale but...
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    Read reviews on the company and ask people...

    Read reviews on the company and ask people involved in hvac in your area which companies are good and which are not. At least in Richmond word spreads pretty fast on which companies charge more but...
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    This is what I was referring to. Your not working...

    This is what I was referring to. Your not working for free every day on things you know how to do. For me it's more along the lines of working on something outside your comfort zone and taking extra...
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    Oh no, the zombie (thread) apocalypse has...

    Oh no, the zombie (thread) apocalypse has started. :grin2:

    That airside book does look nice though
  36. Today is kind of a tough time to get started...

    Today is kind of a tough time to get started working/starting a family. I remember when me and my wife first got married it took about $100 dollars to fill up our truck's gas tank, we both made about...
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    I wasn't asking specifically about me but also...

    I wasn't asking specifically about me but also anyone else who is like you and likes to fix things. There may not be as many as before but there has to be at least some because you see people on this...
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    Your website lists you have a degree in...

    Your website lists you have a degree in mechanical engineering and have been a naval officer. Both considered really nice jobs, why are you doing hvac? From different posts it appears Timebuilder has...
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    So the answer ends up being if there actually was...

    So the answer ends up being if there actually was a source of good technicians who loved mechanical/electrical work the compensation is most likely not ever going to be there so there would be no...
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    You mentioned ripping off elderly people for a...

    You mentioned ripping off elderly people for a commission and living in a basement on a computer as a way to make money. Where do the electro/mechanic group of people end up? If there is a small pool...
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    Money definitely isn't everything but it seems...

    Money definitely isn't everything but it seems there is a mixed message sometimes. In some threads everyone talks about how no one realizes how much money can be made in hvac then in another thread...
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    With all the people who know so much on here it...

    With all the people who know so much on here it seems wrong to think hvac doesn't pay much. Are there certain niches that pay better? Maybe a matter of finding the right employer? It does seem...
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    Wow, awesome info! I've heard about red horse but...

    Wow, awesome info! I've heard about red horse but could never find any info on it. Do you do the hvac career field in the ang? Thanks for all the info, you guys never disappoint. Is the career field...
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    My unit does have deployments available but I...

    My unit does have deployments available but I don't really enjoy intel, my civilian job is residential hvac service which I really love. Changing branches is ok with me and national guard sounds good...
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    Military Reserves

    Anyone in the reserves in a rate/mos they enjoy? My six years as a Navy Intel specialist is coming to an end in October and I was considering switching to something else. My experience so far has...
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    Wish we had longer then 30 minutes to edit a post...

    Wish we had longer then 30 minutes to edit a post lol. I thought of a clearer way to ask my question. If our talent is technical/mechanical and we pour all this effort into improving that talent how...
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    How meaningful is technical knowledge

    Another thread on here made me remember a question I've had that some people here might be perfectly suited to answer. This question is for those that believe in God and believe that what we do in...
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    This is pretty much what I was trying to say. Not...

    This is pretty much what I was trying to say. Not trying to change anyones mind or derail this thread, just relating what I have come to understand. I think it's hard for finite minds to try to...
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    Thought of a better way to put what I said, I...

    Thought of a better way to put what I said, I don't think anything happens by luck, events are directed but our actions or lack there of play a part.
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    I believe in providence and hard work. Things are...

    I believe in providence and hard work. Things are directed but your choices make a difference. The doors you really need will be made available but you need preparation in order to open them. What...
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