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  1. we might be interested in your equipment

    We might be interested in some of your used equipment paying more then scrap for components that can be resold to price sensitive customers.

    North Texas/Dallas area esp condensors but sometimes...
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    Amazing what is happening with technology and...

    Amazing what is happening with technology and prices. Changing technology is likely how it wound up as a donation. You guesed the thermal paper right.
    It is supposed to copy also. But the paper...
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    Fax Machines and Thrift Shops

    I was suffering from not having a Fax machine and needing to fax things.

    They needed to be faxed now. So I was headed off to do it. Remembered there was a thrift shop with at least several fax...
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    Utility Bed

    I have hollow bars that run in front of the doors on my Uility Bed. I can just remove the lock and slide them out.

    They are thick hollow bars. A hole to put a pad lock and keep the bar in place...
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    Incredible Specs

    Those are some incredible specs. It appears difficult to loose at $70.00
    Jack
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    Elements of both Venison and Steakhouse

    Bison has some taste of venison and steakhouse steak.

    Not gamey, but lower fat. It does not taste like they spend time in the feedlot. Much better then most deer. Similar to the kind of steak good...
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    Bison

    Bison tastes incredibly good. Is usually free range and organic. Has not been aggressively bred for countless generations to grow fast and fat like beef.


    Jack:)
  8. Easy to find things I did not know I needed

    I like the inexpensive meters, while keeping my good ones for special occasions.

    My son uses the portable gas welding set at work.

    Cheap socket sets for low torque applications. I use good...
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    The man that installed the board in August...

    The man that installed the board in August thought he forgot to run it in heating mode. It was a costly call. I assure my son he lucky to have unsrestricted access to A calls while still in school. ...
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    Twinning error was bad board

    The twinning error threw son for a curve, me too when he called me and I suggested he swap the wires and nothing changed. The leadman went out
    and changed the board. The unit worked on cooling fine....
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    Check with records

    I have access to the Pro side, but wonder why Pro does not show up
    in my description yet. I applied and got the approval via eamil?

    The tool forum on the pro side is really great, esp for someone...
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    When son reversed the wires relays on the board...

    When son reversed the wires relays on the board started going crazy. It turned out the leadman had replaced the board in August. In the meantime
    leadman will swing by and look at it. One of them...
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    Coleman Evcon "Twinning Error"

    My called up on a "twinning error" on a single speed Coleman Evcon.
    We don't see many Coleman Evcons and I can't remember seeing
    twinning error in the error code list of other brands.

    The unit...
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    Ebay if your willing to take a chance

    I buy tools on Ebay and usually luck out. Almost everyone I knew was using
    a small UEI that cost well over $100 at the supply house and has no hose. I bought one too and did not like it . Next...
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    I would imagine they kept you in hours:)

    I would imagine they kept you in hours:)
  16. I like the point about the 3M filters, I have...

    I like the point about the 3M filters, I have suspected that but never said anything about it. Looks like a way to get sales in the door to check the plenum and duct design; and speak with the...
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    Metal filters

    I wonder what the logic was for the metal filters. Could it be the filter could be washed rather then replaced. I don't like metal filters and suggest at least throwaway filters changed on schedule....
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    That EPA Link is interesting

    I learned more and have only skimmed it so far. I wonder how many ducts cleaners do not know, what they really need to know. Surprised license is needed in Texas to clean ducts, as many carpet...
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    Interesting article

    That is an interesting article. It partly explains why the boss is happy to have the 20K duct truck and trailer tightly scheduled.


    I have told customers when selling duct cleaning jobs, maybe...
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    The man I saw had what looked like a huge shopvac...

    The man I saw had what looked like a huge shopvac called a Typhoon.
    Many gallon containers of chemicals, and pump sproyers. There were a few hoses with brushes on the ends to break the dirt loose. ...
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    Some customers obsess over dirt

    Some customers obsess over dirt. And there is often plenty to be found in ducts.

    We trying to decide what kind of machine to buy. Our theory is a less expensive machine could work if used...
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    Duct Cleaning Equipment suggestions

    I am looking for suggestions on what kind of equipment to get?

    It somewhat surprises me that carpet cleaning companies often clean ducts.
    Since I work in HVAC, I can imagine all of the problems...
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    I smell a scam......... ...

    I smell a scam.........

    _____________________________
    What kind of scams do you watch for? I made a very sleek real estate agent very angry not long ago, when I put the numerous code violations...
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    We were installing a condenser today, and...

    We were installing a condenser today, and disconnect today.
    Instead of having a dedicated line for the indoor unit, and a dedicated line for the outdoor unit. One breaker was for half the 220...
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    I live in the 75, Knox, Mockingbird neighorhood. ...

    I live in the 75, Knox, Mockingbird neighorhood.
    A lot of work going on in this area - new and remodel.

    DFWdiesel, are you with a company on southwell
    or maybe peachtree?
    ...
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    Good Park Cities customers are great,when they...

    Good Park Cities customers are great,when they know good service and expect to pay a fair price. But the bad/dishonest Park Cities people can leave lasting impressions. The company I work for does...
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    don't know that the "M streets" are. This house...

    don't know that the "M streets" are. This house is in Grapevine, we don't service anything east of DFW airport.
    __________________
    You're not finished learning until you're dead.

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    "M" streets? That is where many rich and...

    "M" streets? That is where many rich and sophisticed home owners live in Dallas. I remember 20 years ago when it was a not so nice area. Once in awhile run into some who has lived there for many...
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    What is a good enough digital camera at a...

    What is a good enough digital camera at a reasonable price.
    A plus factor would be a camera that I can show customers
    pics of things that would help them understand when something is wrong.
    ...
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    I found three older Trane condensers, not as bad...

    I found three older Trane condensers, not as bad as the pic. but clogged solid. One had already killed off the condenser motor. So the owner sold them a new condenser, I sold them a gold contract so...
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    That's a thought, if you caught them stealing a...

    That's a thought, if you caught them stealing a coil, in addition to the obvious theft charges for the coil/whatever, why wouldn't the police turn the name of the offender over to the EPA for...
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    Try an old Mercedes 300D 77-85 wagon. It can hold...

    Try an old Mercedes 300D 77-85 wagon. It can hold up to 3/4 ton, factory hydraulic rear suspension, could pull stumps out of the ground. Gets low to mid 20's on diesel. Mine has a reciever hitch for...
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    thanks Jeff, I bookmarked it. I noticed...

    thanks Jeff,

    I bookmarked it. I noticed there do seem to be time consuming service calls on those systems. I had to work on one on Sunday afternoon awhile back.
    John
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    Any tips on getting up the curve with zone...

    Any tips on getting up the curve with zone systems such as California Economizers only at most a few men in the company I work get sent on these calls.
    John Gregg
  35. Many South East Dallas and vicinity areas could...

    Many South East Dallas and vicinity areas could need an extra man just to watch the truck. There are some SE residential enclaves that are alright. I have told people in higher end parts of Dallas...
  36. Thread: hvac slums

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    Texas has a tough contractors exam???? I've got a...

    Texas has a tough contractors exam???? I've got a A//////E license. The test was 100 questions and it was open book. There are also practice test and study packages for the exam. It is easy to get in...
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    I lived in central Penna a number of years....

    I lived in central Penna a number of years. Pretty country,
    but a job is almost a privledge there. Alot easier to get work in North Texas.

    There are issues in Texas, such as if your used to to...
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