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    Have had a toshiba for a couple or yrs and wife...

    Have had a toshiba for a couple or yrs and wife got a lenovo about 4 months ago. No problem with either. Lenovo is made by IBM. Work horse.
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    3M hooks might work and they pull off later. Or...

    3M hooks might work and they pull off later. Or at least they are supposed to. Wife uses em.
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    Busy in Rochester ny. Overtime every week. We...

    Busy in Rochester ny. Overtime every week. We have a lot of maintenance contracts to keep us busy along with some cold weather.
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    Wow.who cares. A lot of those church people are...

    Wow.who cares. A lot of those church people are just hypocrites.
  5. Sweet job. Installed many back flow preventers...

    Sweet job. Installed many back flow preventers vertically in southern RI per mtg specs. Either way. Newport RI land of oil.
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    The older gmp models in 80 and 90% with clam...

    The older gmp models in 80 and 90% with clam shell heat exchangers had issues with cracks that would elevate co readings in exhaust.when really bad over 1500ppm. They had a replacement program in...
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    Nextel sucked back in the mid 1990's. Wow things...

    Nextel sucked back in the mid 1990's. Wow things haven't changed much.
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    Good luck. I've worked on dozens in the past. Is...

    Good luck. I've worked on dozens in the past. Is this a rotary burner? I've only seen rotary burners in boilers, not to say there isn't a furnace with one. If it's a rotary burner I hope your using...
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    Nasty. You wouldn't be complaining if she was a...

    Nasty. You wouldn't be complaining if she was a hottie. Did he have skid marks too? I wonder if his toilet is all covered in crap all over the seat and sides like the one I saw last month. Gotta go...
  10. Screw ESPN!!

    Screw ESPN!!
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    It helps to have 42 techs at our branch for...

    It helps to have 42 techs at our branch for residential service. We have 2 that work Saturdays as part of their regular week, 2 sunday guys, a night guy 6 nites a week and a nite guy for the other...
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    If your furnace still has a pilot it's outdated....

    If your furnace still has a pilot it's outdated. Upgrade now. Maybe we'll read about you in the news. Call a pro not a parts changer. There a good book at the library called hvac for dummies....
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    Been a tech for 26 yrs. Made $73k last year and...

    Been a tech for 26 yrs. Made $73k last year and my only responsibility is myself. Working for a big company helps. Going into a manager position would pay more I would expect.
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    Ya I collect old name plates like on that...

    Ya I collect old name plates like on that airtherm. Anything heating or cooling related. That fuse seems to be hanging from the motor wires. Good eyes dandy. Looks like Mickey mouse has turned into a...
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    The air them looks to be from 1973 from the...

    The air them looks to be from 1973 from the serial # and looks like the oldest. Ive seen hydro-air systems from the early 1900's in the old mansions in Newport RI. Almost looks like a steam system,...
  16. DLZ. I thought it would have been the kiniflin...

    DLZ. I thought it would have been the kiniflin pin out of whack.
  17. Media filters rock. Most people don't wash...

    Media filters rock. Most people don't wash washable filters enough. It's easier for me to use a 4" media and replace it once or twice a year. Knowing it's doing a great job filtering with minimal...
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    We've seen bad txv with zero degrees superheat...

    We've seen bad txv with zero degrees superheat and sub cooling. Lower than normal high side pressure and higher than normal low side pressure. Luckily for the customer it's been under warranty. Not...
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    Was considering getting digital gauges with my...

    Was considering getting digital gauges with my tool a count money, but maybe I'll hold off and keep using true tested ones. Not many problems except gasket leakage but rebuildable. With my digital...
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    Good luck

    Good luck
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    How do the guys know the charge is correct with...

    How do the guys know the charge is correct with those pressures. What's the inside and outside temp and how old is the system. What seer. Txv or orifice. Whats superheat and subcooling. Are filters...
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    Was asked to attend from my company last year in...

    Was asked to attend from my company last year in Baltimore. Awesome time. A lot of good training classes. Good food and drink. Hope to be able attend in Indy.
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    If this in vancoover you might need combat pay....

    If this in vancoover you might need combat pay. Lol. Did you see how they acted like animals after Boston bruins kicked their buts to win the cup.
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    Had one similar last month. First time he used it...

    Had one similar last month. First time he used it from the install in December. Found pressure low on suction side with system off. I equalized pressure then started unit. Low pressure dropped like a...
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    When we uPgrade new systems to r410a from r22 we...

    When we uPgrade new systems to r410a from r22 we replace the line set when possible. If it can't be done then we clean the lines. New is new is new. Less chance of contamination. Do it right the...
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    If there is a sight water glass then it is a...

    If there is a sight water glass then it is a steam system. There are dozens of different types of steam systems. Dan Houlahan has a good steam book to read. You would be better off having a good...
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    A crankcase heater might help after a cool night....

    A crankcase heater might help after a cool night. The blanket helps. I had to put one on a american standard last year cause the unit was outside customers bedroom window. And it was a heat pump so...
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    Amen papa Jo... Go Patriots! Happy 4th!!!

    Amen papa Jo... Go Patriots! Happy 4th!!!
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    I agree 100% with skippedover. You need to find a...

    I agree 100% with skippedover. You need to find a high quality company and they will stand behind it all when and if you have any problems. That all comes with a higher upfront cost but saves you...
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    What a country. Could still be worse. Oh crap my...

    What a country. Could still be worse. Oh crap my bear glass is half full let me get another. Happy 4th. Go Pats!!!
  31. Holy crap... I should have paid more attention in...

    Holy crap... I should have paid more attention in chemistry class. Lol. Never was a carrier fan.
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    We use a flat rate guide for most of our parts....

    We use a flat rate guide for most of our parts. So the cost is a part and labor price which we don't break down for the customer. Our knowledge is very valuable and If Joe H/O could fix it himself he...
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    Hey beenthere, I guess I took your post the wrong...

    Hey beenthere, I guess I took your post the wrong way and maybe acted like a dick a little. Sorry if I did. I'm new to this site and I don't know all about it.maybe I should go back and read the...
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    Thanks for clearing some of that up for me skip....

    Thanks for clearing some of that up for me skip. Maybe I took it the wrong way. I guess I'll tough it out and try to pro status. I have 26 yrs field experience, 14 nate certifications when you...
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    Wow! I'm new to this site but was referred to it...

    Wow! I'm new to this site but was referred to it by a friend who also has been in the field for 26 years as a service technician. It's good to see what other techs are talking about but some have...
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    And I thought I was just dumb. Makes me feel...

    And I thought I was just dumb. Makes me feel better. Lol.
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    Welcome...and good luck

    Welcome...and good luck
  38. You need 24 volts from tstat through furnace to...

    You need 24 volts from tstat through furnace to pull contactor in. If you have to push contactor in manually its not getting voltage. Could be a bad wire. Need to have 24 volts measured across...
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    It's good to get humidity levels down to about...

    It's good to get humidity levels down to about 50% rh. That will help to keep that musty smell away along with mold. I'd take a cold winter day over a hot humid day any day. Crazy but true.
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    We use sante fe units exclusively. They do a...

    We use sante fe units exclusively. They do a great job and can be used in a basement or ducted to a furnace or finished room in a basement. Very humid in upstate NY. Similar to RI. I lived in RI for...
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    Best BBQ ive had is at Dinasaur BBQ...Rochester...

    Best BBQ ive had is at Dinasaur BBQ...Rochester and Syracuse ny. Awesome ribs and pulled pork. And when you ride your bike you get get parking right in front. That's a motorcycle not a pedal one....
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    It will pay to have a reputable company to...

    It will pay to have a reputable company to install your system. The cheapest price usually isn't the best way to go. Warranty service, proper installation and maintenance are very important. In new...
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    Thought is was the new England patriots flag. Go...

    Thought is was the new England patriots flag. Go pats!!!
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    Wow, makes you think more about fall protection.

    Wow, makes you think more about fall protection.
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