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  1. Thread: New Sman3

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    The one thing I remember from high school...

    The one thing I remember from high school chemistry (1969) was a sign the teacher had. "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." It is so true.
  2. Thread: On Call Incentive

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    I work for an oil company in the northeast. We...

    I work for an oil company in the northeast. We get ten dollars a day on call plus OT door to door. The calls are screened by an owner or boss and the customer is told it is an after hours rate,...
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    Best thing is to do an internet search to get an...

    Best thing is to do an internet search to get an idea of what other's have for asking prices. If it was a restored original than there are price guides. Your's is tough because beauty is in the eye...
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    If you are learning the nozzle wrench that's ok. ...

    If you are learning the nozzle wrench that's ok. For wrenches a standard set of combination wrenches is a fine beginning. Sears, Husky, or Cobalt from Lowes are all good sets. A five in one, or...
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    Here's an opinion, no one I have worked with in...

    Here's an opinion, no one I have worked with in 13 years uses a nozzle wrench. I had one given to me and don't like it. I prefer a 3/8 and 3/4 to do the job. Once you learn the feel it works fine. ...
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    Your location says New England and you speak of...

    Your location says New England and you speak of oil burners. So it sounds like at this point burners is your thing. Start off by copying what your uncle has. If there is something you don't have...
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    maytim, Click on my name, my e mail should...

    maytim,

    Click on my name, my e mail should should show. Send me a message I may have a recommendation.

    Leo
  8. Thread: tool wish list

    by Leo
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    My wish is to work for a boss like yours instead...

    My wish is to work for a boss like yours instead of one who questions every request from five dollars to five hundred dollars.

    Leo
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    Someone said Sears is good for just a ratchet or...

    Someone said Sears is good for just a ratchet or socket. I have found it is sometime cheaper to buy the set than one or two pieces. Another thing Sears now mixes junk with the Craftsman brand along...
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    Get it done right, now. With today's oil prices...

    Get it done right, now. With today's oil prices you want it as efficient as possible. It may be a simple adjustment or it may need something simple like a new nozzle they can be bad right out of the...
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    Have these guys always done your work? If not...

    Have these guys always done your work? If not why not go back to the company that did right by you. I work for an oil company and occasionally we get new customers over price but often we get them...
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    That burner is fairly easy to tune provided you...

    That burner is fairly easy to tune provided you have had the training and use the proper equipment. It tunes differently than a traditional burner. Burnsreallyclean also.

    Leo
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    I will work on getting the information. My own...

    I will work on getting the information. My own experience was with oil. I wasn't in the business then but my wife at the time worked for an oil company. Cape style house converted from steam to...
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    Now my turn to add to the confusion. Radiant...

    Now my turn to add to the confusion. Radiant heat is the most comfortable to live with. It is more costly to install but cheaper to run. As someone else said make sure it is installed properly...
  15. Thread: Oil Furnace Intake

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    I just remembered we had a unit in the work area...

    I just remembered we had a unit in the work area of an auto dealership melting burner components. After investigating we found they had installed a large exhaust fan activated by a CO sensor. It...
  16. Thread: Oil Furnace Intake

    by Leo
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    If you had a dusty environment I would recommend...

    If you had a dusty environment I would recommend a fresh air intake direct to the burner. But!!! In your case you have the exhaust fan which changes everything. You will not only be starving the...
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    I don't have scientific numbers but from talking...

    I don't have scientific numbers but from talking to people who have made similar changes it is more like you will burn 70% of what you used to burn not save 70%.

    Leo
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    You may not have an oversized furnace but you may...

    You may not have an oversized furnace but you may have inadequate return(s). You need someone who knows how to size a unit and system to see exactly what you have. In some cases the noise is caused...
  19. Thread: Re: Your Customers

    by Leo
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    Don't be rude, I didn't cause your problem...

    Don't be rude, I didn't cause your problem (hopefully).

    Don't question my ability, I'm by no means perfect but I take my job seriously. I am glad to answer your questions you are writing the...
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    He probably won't give you the heat loss since it...

    He probably won't give you the heat loss since it takes some time to work up. Often times one guy does the heat loss then the customer uses it to compare then hires the cheapest guy who didn't take...
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    Kerosene can be clear or dyed red. The red is...

    Kerosene can be clear or dyed red. The red is more common in my area. What you are describing sounds more like on road diesel fuel. Unless she has monitor heaters or something similar a furnace...
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    I am extremely disappointed. Listening to so...

    I am extremely disappointed. Listening to so many comments about Fluke a couple months ago I got some extra money and bought a Fluke 117. I registered online at the Fluke sight and everything. ...
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    This thread has gotten interesting as it has...

    This thread has gotten interesting as it has traveled in a couple directions. First off the original post cracks me up. Guy is unhappy so he comes to a site full of HVAC guys and slams the...
  24. Thread: Jb Vacuum Pump

    by Leo
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    If he doesn't make it right as in REPLACING IT I...

    If he doesn't make it right as in REPLACING IT I would no longer carry one. I have an electronic combustin analyzer. The boss could care less until a mfg rep asked if we used one. He then was...
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    We are a small oil company that does AC also. ...

    We are a small oil company that does AC also. Usually jobs such as this will have two guys. The owner had a nice fold up canopy that he lost to the heating department. It works great for Condensor...
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