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    Check out ACS (Affiliated Construction Services)...

    Check out ACS (Affiliated Construction Services) out of Madison, WI or Imeco out of Iron Mtn MI.
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    Balancing issue or just undersized duct to that...

    Balancing issue or just undersized duct to that room. Worst case is it's an undersized duct and if it's a short run like you say nothing that any mechanical contractor or even yourself can't fix.
  3. Thread: Credibility

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    AABC. But unless you work for an AABC company for...

    AABC. But unless you work for an AABC company for a period of time you can't get it. TABB seems to be growing and sticks with you. NEBB I believe you lose the certification unless you stay employed...
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    Hahaha yeah there are a LOT of those guys out...

    Hahaha yeah there are a LOT of those guys out there. I recently re-balanced a small wing of a hospital that was supposedly set a few years ago. EVERY damper was 100% open! It amazes me how lazy some...
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    $450 for a headlight is nothing for someone...

    $450 for a headlight is nothing for someone driving a Bentley. Must be nice...
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    [QUOTE=dlove;13071561]No one really cares who...

    [QUOTE=dlove;13071561]No one really cares who drinks or gets high. yes drug test are expected when you get hired but really are they done randomly after your hired. it costs money and most companies...
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    Hahaha yeah I think that's why we stay so busy!...

    Hahaha yeah I think that's why we stay so busy! So many other balancers just "make the numbers work".
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    TABB has all of the basics but nothing really...

    TABB has all of the basics but nothing really advanced. Not as profitable? I guess i'm not too knowledgable about the end profit for the company, but as far as being in the field it's VERY...
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    ANY balancers out there?!?!

    Seems like balancers are very hard to find out in the world! Anybody else do JUST balancing? Just looking to see if you have any good links or sites to check out. Information that is actually...
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    Been in it 7 years and have finally made it where...

    Been in it 7 years and have finally made it where I want! LOVE what I do and make a lot more than most of my friends that have $70,000 in student loan debt. Great choice if you're willing to put in...
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    [QUOTE=ThePipeMan;13059981]I love how you...

    [QUOTE=ThePipeMan;13059981]I love how you continue to judge me. So what, i like video games? Are you from the 1960's..? I like to get high.. atleast i dont get drunk. And what do you know about my...
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    I have worked both. IMO resi is a lot more labor...

    I have worked both. IMO resi is a lot more labor while controls is more brain work. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Depends more on personality I think.
  13. Definitely agree with sealing ducts very tightly....

    Definitely agree with sealing ducts very tightly. Shouldn't be a problem though. Sounds like you've factored in the friction loss so maybe oversize a bit over your calculation and if it's high you...
  14. Moving the stat into the critical zone is...

    Moving the stat into the critical zone is definitely the first step to take.
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    Sounds like we're getting way too complicated...

    Sounds like we're getting way too complicated here. You need to get a company that specializes in air balancing that has the proper equipment to make accurate measurements. All of these calcs mean...
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    I've got the grille submittals but this is more...

    I've got the grille submittals but this is more in the duct as a fitting. It's about 18" down the duct and I guess the best way to describe it would be like an air straightener that you would see...
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    I don't have any info.. The installer had nothing...

    I don't have any info.. The installer had nothing left and access wasn't really possible.
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    MRI Grille "Honeycombs"??

    I'm doing some balancing in a new MRI suite and noticed that directly above the grilles are honeycomb looking contraptions installed in the duct. I was told by the mechanical contractor that these...
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    You MUST be very organized, be able to work...

    You MUST be very organized, be able to work completely independant, and understand system design and math very well or you will never make it. Pay is good and work is usually pretty steady. Travel...
  20. Thread: TABB

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    The website is icbcertified.org. It's part of...

    The website is icbcertified.org. It's part of NEMI so it's mostly for the sheet metal workers union members. From what I know TABB is a relatively new agency but I have seen it spec'd out alongside...
  21. Thread: TABB

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    The ICB TABB certification. I've taken the...

    The ICB TABB certification. I've taken the fire/life safety test and honestly thought that was kind of a joke. I'm hoping the TABB one is a little better.
  22. Thread: TABB

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    TABB

    Anybody here taken the TABB certification test? Wondering what to expect....
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Glycol affect on pump curve

    Does anybody know where I can find good info or have an explanation on how glycol differs from water on a pump curve? Been doing more water balancing lately and now am running into more and more...
  25. Thread: Commissioning

    by Big Unit
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    I like travel. In your opinion would getting a...

    I like travel. In your opinion would getting a degree in HVAC engineering be a good step as far as how much time and money will be put into it and what I could get out of it? I've been looking at the...
  26. Thread: Commissioning

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    5 years of controls and balancing. Union...

    5 years of controls and balancing. Union apprenticeship. NATE and TABB certified.
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    If a clean room needs to be shut down it needs to...

    If a clean room needs to be shut down it needs to be completely de-contaminated after it is put back in commission. Nothing more then a TON of cleaning and verifying that it is clean.
  28. Thread: Commissioning

    by Big Unit
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    Commissioning

    Anybody have any good resources or online classes for building commissioning?
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    Tracker not communicating ???

    2.7 software
    tracker 12 11.0.0
    Wires for comm were not hooked up to RTU when got to site. Hooked up wires to RTU and the main controller still shows ??? for that unit. Not really sure where to...
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    And to HVAC teacher, I do not think I know you. I...

    And to HVAC teacher, I do not think I know you. I went through the EST program at WCTC through local 18.
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    My goal is to do project management. I've served...

    My goal is to do project management. I've served a full service apprenticeship and have spent the majority of that time working on very large projects. Hospitals, jails, high-rise office buildings,...
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    I am currently employed in HVAC and have been for...

    I am currently employed in HVAC and have been for 6 years. I'm not getting into this without knowing what it's like to be at the bottom.
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    My plan is to stay with HVAC, just in more of a...

    My plan is to stay with HVAC, just in more of a project management position. I have no desire to run the whole job. My question is would a design background be better or more of a management...
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    Construction management degree

    I've decided to go back to school and get a degree that will hopefully allow me to move out of the field and into the office someday. I enjoy the field work but also like to always know what's going...
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    Yeah i've seen that side too while I was doing...

    Yeah i've seen that side too while I was doing controls. But the company that I'm at is very reputable and makes sure that things are done better than required.
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    Air Balancing Careers

    How many of you out there do strictly air balancing? I just started with a new company and that's all they do. I like the work but am wondering what the outlook is if I ever want to leave this...
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    Johnson "blinking lights"

    I'm getting into air balancing and am currently working on a Metasys project. I know that those 3 blinking lights mean something when you are wired into the T-stat, can someone tell me what? I...
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    Lennox claims that their XC-17 is the quietest...

    Lennox claims that their XC-17 is the quietest unit that you can buy. It has a decibel rating of 62 decibels while operating. We could stand in front of the unit while running and have a conversation...
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    I've installed the Honeywell Trusteam humidifiers...

    I've installed the Honeywell Trusteam humidifiers remotely and they have worked fine. You shouldn't have any problems.
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    The drives shouldn't be affected by the speed....

    The drives shouldn't be affected by the speed. They are only passing the power on to the motor.
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    Make the Honeywell grey manual your best friend.

    Make the Honeywell grey manual your best friend.
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    I've used a few on one project and everything...

    I've used a few on one project and everything went pretty smoothly. Maybe Amigo just got a bad one?
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    I've found the same success with HVAC AGENT as...

    I've found the same success with HVAC AGENT as you. Seems like a joke too me. I find it funny that when I apply through HVAC AGENT I never hear from anyone, but when I send my resume out on my own I...
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    I don't know about Peoria but in Milwaukee they...

    I don't know about Peoria but in Milwaukee they aren't even accepting applications for service apprenticeships right now. Last year was the first year that they didn't even start any new service...
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    Milwaukee makes some awesome carts, but they are...

    Milwaukee makes some awesome carts, but they are very expensive. They have different options like a small pipe vice or a wire rack among many others. I guess it depends on if you would ever have any...
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    I've also looked into any online training for...

    I've also looked into any online training for this field. Being as how it is so hands on though I didn't come up with anything good that I think you would be interested in. The only one that got a...
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    Personally I think their is something off about...

    Personally I think their is something off about this new company. They should understand the field we work in and know that if you call in sick it's really the customers that lose out. They should...
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    All of those boilers mentioned have a very good...

    All of those boilers mentioned have a very good reputation. Any brand that you decide on should last a very long time. As far as going with a high-mass cast iron boiler compared to a condensing...
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    I do agree that mastic is much better. Most all...

    I do agree that mastic is much better. Most all new construction resi. projects that i've worked on, which is not many because I generally do commercial, are now spec'd out too have the ducts sealed...
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    It sounds like you don't have all that much duct...

    It sounds like you don't have all that much duct in the attic. The cheap and easy fix would be too buy a couple of roles of duct tape and cover all joints and the seam where the ducts were pounded...
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