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    I have installed over 200 systems from nordyne...

    I have installed over 200 systems from nordyne with very little problems. Don't know about 410-a systems though.
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    Run the lines inside the house where the ceiling...

    Run the lines inside the house where the ceiling and wall meets. Then tell the HO to get a contractor to box it in or get some gawdy looking crown molding to cover it over.
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    I have installed hundreds of nordyne condensing...

    I have installed hundreds of nordyne condensing units and have not had a problem with the condenser motor. Hope that helps.
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    Nothing too serious or judgemental. But sometimes...

    Nothing too serious or judgemental. But sometimes over the web (like this forum) you hear people's opinions on things but it's kinda hard to get to know that person well.

    The kind of music they...
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    It's alot easier to understand what kind of...

    It's alot easier to understand what kind of person you're talking to when you learn the type of music they listen to.
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    Roy, i'm sure you are a whole lot more...

    Roy,

    i'm sure you are a whole lot more familiar with whats happening south of the border than I am. Who are those bands? The local Texan mariachi coaliton? yee haw ay yai yai.
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    or band? It's seems like all modern music on the...

    or band? It's seems like all modern music on the radio is pre fabricated and half rock half rap and stupid.

    It sounds kinda corny but in the past few years I've kinda given up on modern music. I...
  8. Thread: Amazing bird

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    Conures are noisy and can bite like a T-Rex. But...

    Conures are noisy and can bite like a T-Rex. But nothing like my green wing macaw parrot. That bad boy can break a finger if you cross him the right way and can wake up neighbors when he screams. ...
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    So finally tally of the cost of abuse. 22...

    So finally tally of the cost of abuse.

    22 hours + 18 hours = 40 hours * 13.00 = $520.00
    permit fees with the city of ATL = $275.00
    Gasoline for round trips to the ghetto = $ 55.00
    Parking...
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    Finally: After two more resets because someone...

    Finally: After two more resets because someone called in sick at a loss of 4 hours it comes to this.

    Yesterday the inspector shows up a 2:00 pmgoes out to the house and passes everything on the...
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    Nordyne products are pretty reliable. When I...

    Nordyne products are pretty reliable. When I switched to Nordyne from another brand my warranty work reduced by 80%. I have installed them in my house. There are other brands that may be better buy...
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    Me and my wife are bird lovers. In South America...

    Me and my wife are bird lovers. In South America she grew up having macaws, toucans, falcons, monkeys, etc as pets.

    Any way she just bought a 6 week old conure which is a small green bird with a...
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    One of my techs called me about 11:00 pm saying...

    One of my techs called me about 11:00 pm saying he's got a flat tire and no spare. As it turns out he's got a big hole in the bottom of the tire. To make a long story short he calls me 20 minutes...
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    let's see maybe a smell of burning cannabis would...

    let's see maybe a smell of burning cannabis would be good.
  15. By your comments it appears that you would be a...

    By your comments it appears that you would be a good homeowner to deal with. If homeowners do some of the following they will typically get preferential service if not price from contractors they...
  16. I rarely takes shots at HO's. I own a house and...

    I rarely takes shots at HO's. I own a house and business and have to deal with other contractors as well. But this HO is off his rocker. A good company or contractor usually has ample work because...
  17. My thoughts exactly. I think he makes some valid...

    My thoughts exactly. I think he makes some valid points. But my "difficult HO" radar started beeping real loud when I read that post. I usually can tell from the way they speak, the questions they...
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    thanks for the info. Any recommendations on...

    thanks for the info. Any recommendations on brand. The Johnstone supply close to me sells one. Is that one ok?
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    I don't work with 3 phase very much. Maybe 2-3%...

    I don't work with 3 phase very much. Maybe 2-3% of clients have 3 phase units. From my understanding a big reason for compressor failures is that the unit single phases or in other words a phase...
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    I have the same problem. Big mistake made by...

    I have the same problem. Big mistake made by moron lazy salesman. No models on outdoor units. Disconnects were 3 phase that were used for single phase (rig job). He looks at the disconnects and says...
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    I know exactly what you mean. At the end of the...

    I know exactly what you mean. At the end of the summer I'm fried and stressed. For the past few years I've tried to work as hard as I can in the summer when I can make a lot more and pretty much...
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    If you really want spanish speaking clients, put...

    If you really want spanish speaking clients, put an ad on mexican radio stations (typically cheap) or an ad in the Spanish speaking Yellow pages. (cheap as well)

    Where I live it isn't impossible...
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    LMAO. He just said nevada, btexpress, and...

    LMAO. He just said nevada, btexpress, and anonymous have small weinies.


    Mrfrio - certified hvac-talk translator.
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    I was just saying that it appears to be a world...

    I was just saying that it appears to be a world wide problem and not a US problem. Local Factories world wide use lower paying immigrant labor to lower cost and Big Businesses take the factories to...
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    you know the problem you guys are complaining is...

    you know the problem you guys are complaining is same thing people are complaining about around the entire world.
    When I went to London the entire city was filled with immigrants (a large part...
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    Oh BTW he was the first person in the State of...

    Oh BTW he was the first person in the State of Georgia urging everyone not to panic after Katrina. Now everyone is gonna start acting like a bunch of scared lunatics and raid the gas stations.
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    FYI Georgia is like last or next to last in SAT...

    FYI Georgia is like last or next to last in SAT scores. If it snows 1/4 inch everyone panics and closes the schools. Now we;re going to close them because of a possible problem. Who knows maybe...
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    Maybe some HVAC ex con in AZ busted a cap in him.

    Maybe some HVAC ex con in AZ busted a cap in him.
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    Ct-You're not going to change someone from being...

    Ct-You're not going to change someone from being a hot headed jerk to being Mr. nice guy but you can keep them from abusing you.

    Remember in school there was always the bully that picked on the...
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    someone post a number or link to this guy. I want...

    someone post a number or link to this guy. I want to sell him a service check.
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    I disagree with the posts that say leave now. ...

    I disagree with the posts that say leave now. Learn how to deal with these types of people. You're always going to have to work or live with hot headed people. So learn how to change their behavior...
  32. Thread: Got bit again

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    So yesterday I let the contractor know to open up...

    So yesterday I let the contractor know to open up the house for inspection and I have my guy up early ready to go to meet the inspector. NO GO. Say they can't make it today. So now I have to...
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    Amazing. I think we're all talking about the same...

    Amazing. I think we're all talking about the same person. Everything posted is what I've heard from this guy. Someone post a company name or phone for this guy. I think NEVADA should telemarket him...
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    Dowadude: I think you;re right. There's no...

    Dowadude: I think you;re right. There's no perfect situation. Good and Bad in everything. Since I have very little exposure to unions I form my opionions from the comments of the people in unions....
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    Round 2: So today we fax in the request for a...

    Round 2:

    So today we fax in the request for a reinspection. Tomorrow they say they will do it. Let's see. We'll be calling at 7:15 am to set it up.
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    Oh Lord here we go again or should I say ...

    Oh Lord here we go again

    or should I say

    Dios Mio! Ya comenzamos otra vez esta vaina
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    Being from the South, never been in or had to...

    Being from the South, never been in or had to compete with Union other than my ancestors fightin the blue coats. WHen I started out as a maintenance man in late teens and early 20's I worked hourly,...
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    Let me guess, you got a "seagull manager". You...

    Let me guess, you got a "seagull manager". You know the type. They fly in unexpected, flap their wings and make a lot of noise, crap on you and then they leave.

    For real there's a book named...
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    I have a line in my ads that say "we speak...

    I have a line in my ads that say

    "we speak english"
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    Every 3-5 months for years I get this...

    Every 3-5 months for years I get this telemarketing call from some totally obnoxious salesman that I think is in AZ or somewhere close. He always starts out saying the same thing

    HEY BILL!!!

    I...
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    otay wise men of hvac talk. I am on page 88 of...

    otay wise men of hvac talk. I am on page 88 of Diceman's 9mm thread. I feel wise beyond my years. Where are the pictures??
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    You know most of the time it's not a big deal....

    You know most of the time it's not a big deal. But this time I was freggin stuck under a duct and could barely move when I heard it. I think these are the times you send a helper under first. or...
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    Okay here's the scenario. I have to check out...

    Okay here's the scenario. I have to check out the control board on a horizontal furnace in a 2.5 - 3 foot high crawl space. The furnace is not facing the door. No Light. To reach the the furnace you...
  44. Thread: Weird Stuff?

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    2 words james: waffle house

    2 words james: waffle house
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    I just atuo include it in anything that I...

    [quote]I just atuo include it in anything that I have to pull a permit for.
    And in Miami, there are approx. 15 different cities with their own building departments and inspectors, with 15 different...
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    Amen Lusker. I avoid it at all costs. Every now...

    Amen Lusker. I avoid it at all costs. Every now and again one of the contractors I sub from does a Job in the city. Maybe 3 o4 4 a year. If I had to work every day in the City I would be in a lunatic...
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    BTW now we're at $200 for a reinspection and 22...

    BTW now we're at $200 for a reinspection and 22 hours waiting at 13 bucks an hour that I pay to this office worker that meets my inspectors. Plus 220 miles of gas.

    200permit + 286 payroll + 33.00...
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    Update: So we call him early today and he...

    Update:

    So we call him early today and he blames it on the city. He promises he'll get there before noon. 12:45 pm No show. I have someone there waiting since 8am with no food. I call the chief...
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    mrfrio, You do not seem to understand....

    [quote]mrfrio,

    You do not seem to understand. Evolution does not attempt to explain the origins of life, only what happened after that.

    Your post, and references to "the big bang" are...
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    Had a simple Coil, Furnace, Ductwork changeout on...

    Had a simple Coil, Furnace, Ductwork changeout on a remodel in the City of ATL. The job was a 1 day job for the installers. But I am fed up with the City of ATL permit and inspection system.

    To...
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