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    LOL....Shotguns.

    LOL....Shotguns.
  2. This job is very physical and will break you down...

    This job is very physical and will break you down over time (decades). Hauling a five ton compressor up a ladder gets harder every year.
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    Heights never bothered me until I hit a slick...

    Heights never bothered me until I hit a slick spot and fell off a flat roof (luckily less than 20' off the ground). I don't like heights anymore. I was walking just fine and a split second later I...
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    Best response ever. Was on my way home and...

    Best response ever.

    Was on my way home and passed a strip club only to see one of my trucks parked outside. Technician was well beyond legally drunk; didn't want to risk wrecking his personal...
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    sir, i never took the time to thank you for...

    sir,
    i never took the time to thank you for taking the time to provide me with the necessary manuals. for this i apologize! thank you sincerely for providing the documentation; it made ALL the...
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    merry christmas!

    http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3110/card1v.jpg
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    GCS3 ignition failure

    I'm servicing a Lennox GCS3-953-250a-7 (manufactured in 1972!) for ignition failure (CO readings tested by gas company a few months ago; unit is safe to run). The inducer comes on and closes the...
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    hobart LXiH dishwasher

    im servicing a hobart LXiH dishwasher. of course hobart wont release the service manual. initially the unit wouldnt heat the water. i found one of the wires at the heater contactor burnt in half. ...
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    contact admin?

    ive been a member here for over 3 years and in that time i have never changed my signature. now i get a note saying it was removed by admin and to contact him, but it includes no contact...
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    contractor stickers

    im gonna try this again. somehow my first attempt must have violated the TOS. sorry about that, whatever the problem was.

    im seeking an online source for contractor stickers (showing...
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    transit connects

    one of my employees is raving about the ford transit connect. i think its way too small, and i dont think its available in four wheel drive. anybody working out of these things?
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    nevermind. i emailed ao smith last night and...

    nevermind. i emailed ao smith last night and those folks had exactly what i needed in my inbox when i woke up this morning. good job, ao smith.
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    delime HW530

    i need to delime an AO Smith HW530 (heat rise too excessive, causing short cycling) but cannot find a service manual on this unit. any AO Smith dealers (or anyone else) able to point me in the right...
  14. ive known many service techs over the years, but...

    ive known many service techs over the years, but ive never known one that grossed a company over a millions dollars in a single year. if you meant this comment literally, i have to wonder why you...
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    hate is so deeply engrained in human nature that...

    hate is so deeply engrained in human nature that its become part of who we are and it isnt going away anytime soon. whether its the communists or the nazis or the muslims, the romans, the...
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    CLICK HERE (http://inlinediesel.com/tech/desk) to...

    CLICK HERE to see what i use. i also have several garmin 255WTs in several of my trucks and my employees seem to like them, but i like my setup linked to above better.
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    thanks for all the links and suggestions. i have...

    thanks for all the links and suggestions. i have a starting point now.
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    this at least appears to me to be a custom shop...

    this at least appears to me to be a custom shop that does the installs. im hoping to find an online warehouse that just sells the shelving for me to install myself. any idea if they will just sell...
  19. "inspiration"? my inspiration comes from...

    "inspiration"? my inspiration comes from watching my snobby white-collar neighbors, one after another, filing bankruptcy and having their homes foreclosed upon and their cars repossessed and im dang...
  20. 18 years in, i just came across 410a in the field...

    18 years in, i just came across 410a in the field for the first time a couple months ago. copeland scroll was recently replaced (by another service company) and (as allan said) the TXV was plugged...
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    van shelving and racks

    my company currently uses 2500 and 3500 4x4 dodge diesel service trucks with service bodys which has worked really well. i recently purchased a 4x4 van and im flying to the east coast to pick it up...
  22. i can think of no aspect of greater importance...

    i can think of no aspect of greater importance than knowing controls. i cannot believe that any instructor would tell you it isnt that important. this is a gag post, right?
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    "big brother" is government; i am a private...

    "big brother" is government; i am a private employer who is fully entitled to know where my trucks are as well as how they are being driven. nobody is "entitled" to a job, but everybody is free to...
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    service truck tracking and control

    after firing an otherwise good employee for abusing my company vehicles as well as burning company fuel to run his own personal errands ive reached two conclusions. i need to install GPS tracking...
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    thanks much for the recommendations. my customer...

    thanks much for the recommendations. my customer was so happy with the light stat that ive since sold him three more and he plans to do at least a half dozen more. for his application its the...
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    motion detection thermostat?

    i have a customer with one particular room in his building that isnt used very often. because of this he doesnt want to heat/cool the room daily. there is no set schedule day/time when the room is...
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    no need for any responses. i found the same...

    no need for any responses. i found the same steam solenoid at a local plumbing supply for $38.
    thanks,
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    vulcan steamer - steam solenoid

    hello,
    i am currently servicing a vulcan steamer, model# vsx24g. both the spring and seat are damaged and need to be replaced. my local hobart dealer says that a rebuild kit is not available, and...
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    ...youd starve to death up here. ;) in all...

    ...youd starve to death up here. ;)

    in all seriousness its not too bad for short durations if dressed properly. its not really any different than standing in a commercial freezer adjusting a...
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    btw macdaddy, thanks again. although you could...

    btw macdaddy,
    thanks again. although you could not have foreseen an intermittent pressure spike due to an improperly programmed frequency drive, you knew it was pressure related. good job, sir.
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    most likely. this isnt an option however, as...

    most likely. this isnt an option however, as even if something like this would solve the symptoms of a failed solenoid it would not have fixed the problem. this would be comparable to bypassing a...
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    many thanks for the responses and efforts to...

    many thanks for the responses and efforts to diagnose this issue. ultimately the problem can be summed up in two words: inhouse maintenance. this particular restaurant is located within a rather...
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    hello, thank you for the response. my apologies...

    hello,
    thank you for the response. my apologies for not being more clear. pressures quoted were incoming city pressure. pressure at the solenoid is within spec. this is why this issue continues...
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    water solenoid troubles

    hello,
    im serivicing a hobart cpw80a commercial dishwasher. the final rinse solenoid is just a standard 3/4" water solenoid with a 115v coil. the original solenoid was occassionally sticking open...
  35. exactly! i know how it works but trying to...

    exactly! i know how it works but trying to explain it to someone that has never heard it before (at least on a level where they can understand it) is somewhat difficult for me. finding a source to...
  36. i did just that (using a commercial alarm bell...

    i did just that (using a commercial alarm bell instead of a light bulb) for teaching time initiated defrost but its a little more difficult with defrost termination. instead of banging my head in...
  37. training resources for new/inexperienced techs?

    ive taken on a job of replacing all the refrigeration equipment at a very large commercial facility. the business has a maintenance staff that the owners have given me to use for this job. the...
  38. what is your superheat? what type of metering...

    what is your superheat? what type of metering device? condition of the blower wheel?
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    indirectly. ...

    indirectly.

    http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8536/cbtn3.jpg
    thats the former montana senator conrad burns' autograph. i was called in to repair the air conditioner at his campaign headquarters...
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    is the axial clearance within tolerance? off the...

    is the axial clearance within tolerance? off the top of my head in my limited experience with bitzers (and your question was somewhat vague), nothing else jumps out at me......except maybe debris or...
  41. many thanks (thinking "only 16 now!" ;) ). this...

    many thanks (thinking "only 16 now!" ;) ). this seems to be a very knowledgeable forum. i felt like an accomplished technician until i started browsing here and saw just how much i dont know. :)
  42. thank you. (.....now only 17. ;) )

    thank you.


    (.....now only 17. ;) )
  43. http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8237/51676677ob...

    http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8237/51676677ob7.jpg
  44. no "edit avatar/edit signature" links

    hello,
    i just found and joined the forum. i look forward to participating, and am setting up my account features. i clicked "user cp" but do not see the links for avatar/signature. i searched the...
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