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  1. Upstairs is still going to be uncomfortable next...

    Upstairs is still going to be uncomfortable next year because the heat load of the home and the capacity of the system are still going to be the same.

    Purchasing a new 4 ton system will not change...
  2. Efficiency and capacity are two different things....

    Efficiency and capacity are two different things.

    One is horsepower, the other is MPG.

    You just bought something with higher MPG, but it wont get you anywhere faster.

    Basically, your...
  3. When freon leaks out it still allows the system...

    When freon leaks out it still allows the system to operate, but will reduce its cooling capacity. That is why a system that has a low refrigerant charge will operate fine in when is in the 70's and...
  4. My guess is the people that you have had out are...

    My guess is the people that you have had out are "Comfort Consultants". These are salesman, their motive is to sell boxes, not fix houses.

    There is a difference between "measuring the room" and...
  5. Installing a new 4 ton system is not going to fix...

    Installing a new 4 ton system is not going to fix the poor cooling issues, especially upstairs. The newer high efficiency systems tend to produce less capacity so without the zoning / ductwork issues...
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    At least you can change only the module now. They...

    At least you can change only the module now. They use to be only one piece...
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    X2

    X2
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    They work great when its not real warm out, but...

    They work great when its not real warm out, but the dew-point is high (like when its raining).

    Yes, they will save some money by not running the HVAC system to dehumidify when the actual ambient...
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    Honeywell is a vertical humidistat. Ranco makes a...

    Honeywell is a vertical humidistat. Ranco makes a horizontal one. I only prefer one over the other based upon the design of the thermostat.
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    Your general lack of capitalization, grammar and...

    Your general lack of capitalization, grammar and basic English illustrates my point. I literally could not finish reading your posts. Good luck forming a proper proposal via email and installing...
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    I remember learning this trade very well. I...

    I remember learning this trade very well. I remember coming here and absorbing everything possible. I remember bringing ideas, suggestions and technical know how to the contractor who employed me. I...
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    Nothing drags down the professionalism and wages...

    Nothing drags down the professionalism and wages of our industry like "side jobbers".

    Great work everyone!
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    You're right. Because the employer is not going...

    You're right. Because the employer is not going to charge $100 per hr for an entry tech. The entry tech will usually ride with someone on a two man job and the second man hour of labor is discounted....
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    Saturated.

    Saturated.
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    One of this boards members made this video. It is...

    One of this boards members made this video. It is pretty fantastic... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFFRpxFkpcM
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    I do not sell parts. I sell service. The cost...

    I do not sell parts. I sell service.

    The cost of a part has almost nothing to do with the price in my price book.
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    You did not wait long enough...

    You did not wait long enough...
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    I passed a bank today and did not rob it... Even...

    I passed a bank today and did not rob it... Even though there was money in it.
  19. Of course I run warranty calls after hours. I can...

    Of course I run warranty calls after hours. I can not imagine telling someone with a 7 month old system, "sorry, your warranty is not valid after 5".

    That is crazy!

    With that said, I only...
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    410 moves more BTU's per pound than R22...

    410 moves more BTU's per pound than R22...
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    It needs to have a pull and clean of the blower...

    It needs to have a pull and clean of the blower done and a 50/50 bleach and water solution wiped on the harness. Not a big deal.

    "Wasnt keeping temp"?

    Was it cooling at all?

    If so,...
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    That is what I'm going to do. It has R19 batts in...

    That is what I'm going to do. It has R19 batts in the attic. Going to do some blown in fiberglass and get it up to R30.

    Thanks to everyone that replied!
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    Need a 65,000 BTU Split System

    I have a home with a 13 year old Carrier split. (Heat Pump)

    Outdoor is an 060, indoor has an 070 in the model #.

    Load Calculation comes out to 65,600 BTU's.

    Cant find a match with Trane,...
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    Yes. The veteran that trained me insisted...

    Yes.

    The veteran that trained me insisted every person in his company carry one.

    It has stuck...

    He figured since we were charging by the hour and he was paying by the hour... we needed to...
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    No. Progressives are way to intelligent to...

    No.

    Progressives are way to intelligent to alienate 50% of their market...:angel:
  26. Thread: Payne?

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    Good equipment installed well.... is better than...

    Good equipment installed well.... is better than low end equipment being installed well.

    So brand does matter. But only if installed well.
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    I got $2500.00 last year... and quit in February....

    I got $2500.00 last year... and quit in February. Go figure...
  28. Thread: On call pay

    by miami mike
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    No, that's not the NORM. Unless you let it...

    No, that's not the NORM.

    Unless you let it be...

    I once worked for a guy who docked my pay every time the GPS told him I had "idled" for 10 minutes.

    Ordering parts, writing an invoice...
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    What do politics and this store have in common? ...

    What do politics and this store have in common?

    Plenty of stores around here not only surviving, but growing and thriving.
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    Sure you can be shopped, if the homeowner ever...

    Sure you can be shopped, if the homeowner ever talks to a competent tech or contractor.

    I had a customer tell me that a local company makes their own AC and was getting a quote. I showed her how...
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    Says the guy with a creepy quote...:bump:

    Says the guy with a creepy quote...:bump:
  32. What kind of stat? Is it set up for Heat Pump?...

    What kind of stat? Is it set up for Heat Pump? Sounds like its set up for a Straight Cool, turning on fan to run heat but no strips to energize.

    That is my guess.
  33. Thread: Why bother?

    by miami mike
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    So are they using where the pvc goes up to get...

    So are they using where the pvc goes up to get out of the secondary pan as the trap?

    Nice.
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    Sometimes If i get a call early, I will tell the...

    Sometimes If i get a call early, I will tell the customer that "Ive got one ahead of you" just so I can wait and see if I get anything else. Id rather group a few together and stay out as opposed to...
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    Rheem Achiever series condensing units have a...

    Rheem Achiever series condensing units have a tough time here. They don't even get a "natural bath" from the rain because of the coil guard.

    Trane/ American Standard spine fin is the only thing...
  36. Thread: LG Artcool

    by miami mike
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    I installed a 1 ton Art Cool last year at my...

    I installed a 1 ton Art Cool last year at my in-law's. No problems as of yet. In my opinion the LG is probably the best built and most trouble free of them all, at least from what Ive seen.
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    Im speechless.

    Im speechless.
  38. If this is a career for you and not a hobby, you...

    If this is a career for you and not a hobby, you should have most tools.

    We supply ladders, vacuum pump, nitrogen tank and regulator, recovery machine and cylinder.

    I would hope most...
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    In ten years when your "new" system is leaking at...

    In ten years when your "new" system is leaking at the evaporator coil and you have to repair or replace the coil you are going to spend $200 per pound of R-22 refrigerant to do so. If your system...
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    20-23 an hour plus benifits.

    20-23 an hour plus benifits.
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    We have the same sort of setup that we call your...

    We have the same sort of setup that we call your "backup". Typically the "backup" and the "on call" are the last two guys out at the end of the day or night. When the weekend comes the on-call guy...
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    Yes it does "mess up" two weekends but typically...

    Yes it does "mess up" two weekends but typically our Sundays are alot less busy than Saturday is. And the Saturday before you start you have the day off to be with your family or just rest up and get...
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    We get $10 a day, plus paid from when we walk out...

    We get $10 a day, plus paid from when we walk out the door until we get back home. Weekdays we start at 10am and run until whenever. We also start call Sunday and come off the next Sunday morning....
  44. Last summer some "crack head" stole the lineset...

    Last summer some "crack head" stole the lineset off a walk-in cooler that stored bodies for a local funeral home we take care of. It was in the mid 60`s before I could get it back online.....:eek: ...
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    We pay good service guys 17-25 an hour with a ton...

    We pay good service guys 17-25 an hour with a ton of overtime. Health,dental, new van.....etc.

    The people talking about florida hacks are simply ignorant. The company Im at charges using SH/SC,...
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    Oopps...

    Oopps...
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    Residential, non union.

    Residential, non union.
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    Its a Goodman? Nooooo.....

    Its a Goodman? Nooooo.....
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    Bradenton/Sarasota area is a good place. 20-25 an...

    Bradenton/Sarasota area is a good place. 20-25 an hr with lots of overtime available. The economy is booming, its seventy degrees all winter long and housing is affordable in neighboring counties...
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    Trick questions? I actually thought they...

    Trick questions?

    I actually thought they made it too easy by making one of the four answers so far out in left field that you could rule it out automatically. That left you with a one in three...
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