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    Capital investment is material, which can be sold...

    Capital investment is material, which can be sold for money.

    Your pointing to the most nit picky trivial thing to lessen the most egregious ones.

    While your terminology was embarrasing the...
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    Point to a single thing you quoted which I wrote....

    Point to a single thing you quoted which I wrote. A single thing I'm wrong about or you are correct about. One thing

    the capital part is confusing, written poorly by me

    a capital investment is...
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    I work for a small union shop, I asked the guy...

    I work for a small union shop, I asked the guy who started it, long retired, why he went union.

    He said "the only think I needed them for was for the pension....I wanted to do something for the...
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    No the 10% profit was the amount of they couldn't...

    No the 10% profit was the amount of they couldn't hide..as a business owner you should understand this.

    no gross sales were not 470, net sales were 470
    no capital investment were not 420, costs...
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    You are your own worst enemy in this debate. ...

    You are your own worst enemy in this debate.

    As stated many times... Good technicians demand the highest wages and are therefore more likely to work union because unionised positions typically...
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    it is not. That statement is a right wing talking...

    it is not. That statement is a right wing talking point and a big fat lie.

    The wavers are for an annual limit of 750,000

    My union raised its limit to comply.

    "waivers do not exempt these...
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    union guys are paid better no they're not ...

    union guys are paid better

    no they're not

    uh yes they are

    markl- "I find it highly unlikely that I could match my current compensation by working in a union shop"

    supertek- "you are...
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    Merit shop is putting some spin on the fact they...

    Merit shop is putting some spin on the fact they will pay you as little as possible... which is still way more than they, the ABC, think you are worth.
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    I carry a couple of metric crescent...

    I carry a couple of metric crescent wrenches....just in case
  10. Just put in to repair a 100ton open drive 3e5h80....

    Just put in to repair a 100ton open drive 3e5h80.
    Seems to run fine until you try to pump it down. Something hissing/ recirculating at 45 psi, can't tell where the sound is coming from.

    Thinking...
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    24.62 hours OT every week of the year at $50 an...

    24.62 hours OT every week of the year at $50 an hour.
    Know guys who have worked those kind of hours, don't know anyone making 50 an hour, not that they're not out there.
    not to mention it's hard...
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    $31

    $31
  13. congratulations, you just overcharged your first...

    congratulations, you just overcharged your first unit
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    yup short orifice to txv conversion, definitely...

    yup short orifice to txv conversion, definitely an upgrade, and was cheaper then 2 new short orifice headers.
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    "When I look at the bottom compressor glass, I...

    "When I look at the bottom compressor glass, I don't see the oil being splattered on the window. What I do see is some small bubbles swirling in the oil, and eventually the oil foams on top."

    "The...
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    sounded to me like they were only running for a...

    sounded to me like they were only running for a couple minutes, after being tuned off for, I'm guessing, maint, and guessing again, without a pump down.
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    Isn't the horizontal condenser coil 3-4' off the...

    Isn't the horizontal condenser coil 3-4' off the ground and the evaporator higher than a oil sump 3" off the ground? trapping? circuit pumped down before shutting off the unit? Gravity, temperature,...
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    "whats the difference in a 06D that the level...

    "whats the difference in a 06D that the level needs to be 3/4?"

    No one says it needs to be. For the forth time, the manufacturer says can be as high as. When theres no angle valve (which is just...
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    [QUOTE=GT Jets;6652352]#1 on the list today, you...

    [QUOTE=GT Jets;6652352]#1 on the list today, you are 100% wrong on the 3/4 sight glass deal...The reason for the lower oil level for the E series compressors was a design flaw, they had an issue with...
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    "slugging liquid also causes a foamy sight glass"...

    "slugging liquid also causes a foamy sight glass"

    really? I thought it causes broken reeds, rods etc. Your getting slugging, washout, and floodback all mixed up.

    "but it is important to never...
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    not that 3/8 is incorrect but The oil level...

    not that 3/8 is incorrect but

    The oil level for 06CC size 16 to 37 Cfm compressors and all 06D compressors should be at 1/4 to 3/4 of the sight glass. The oil level for 06CC size 50 to 99 Cfm...
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    Think I know these units, 40 years old, made in...

    Think I know these units, 40 years old, made in Texas, and has a belt driven condenser fan. Manufacturer I don't recall though
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    absolutely do not agree, call your local parts...

    absolutely do not agree, call your local parts house for a 460V cch for a Copamatic or discus.

    Well actually your right, you buy it separate.
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    a lot of people seem to want him to use a package...

    a lot of people seem to want him to use a package unit?

    The 8ton Aaon would work
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    I was working on something similar once and...

    I was working on something similar once and decided to go with 2 separate condensing units, equipment is much cheaper.
  26. why no solenoid valve? Why only 1 stage of...

    why no solenoid valve? Why only 1 stage of cooling?
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    Typically you can challenge the first year maybe...

    Typically you can challenge the first year maybe the second. Why don't you just pick up the phone and get the correct info.

    Just read the whole thread:
    take peoples advise- apply all over
    take...
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    they only give the test every 2 years? gana take...

    they only give the test every 2 years? gana take some time going that route.

    Call them up though, ask if they have a accelerated welding program though helmets to hardhats.

    fitter welders make...
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    I didn't read most of this thread but heres...

    I didn't read most of this thread but heres something to consider.

    You can collect the GI bill while in a apprenticeship.

    Took me almost 10 years to figure that out, 1 month before my GI bill...
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    do you have big doors that are open to the mall?...

    do you have big doors that are open to the mall?

    What I've seen the last couple years is the malls are just turning off their a/c. The tenants air is pretty much all thats conditioning the walkway...
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    that really is the part number for the wrench...

    that really is the part number for the wrench your looking for
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    tool-20-1 knock yourself out Everybody happy?...

    tool-20-1 knock yourself out

    Everybody happy? A tech will be sitting at home tomorrow instead of working because you can just come here and get your questions answered for free without investing...
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    Pneumatic Valve Actuator General Instructions...

    Pneumatic Valve Actuator General Instructions page 3

    "Training: Installer must be a Qualified, experienced technician"
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    Why does refrigeration keep coming into this? ...

    Why does refrigeration keep coming into this?

    under, over, correctly charged, a 40deg boxes coil is going to ice up no matter what. Which is why it must have at the least a off cycle defrost.
    ...
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    ain't never heard of a 10 ton horizontal WSHP....

    ain't never heard of a 10 ton horizontal WSHP. think this is a vertical, otherwise it wouldn't be this serviceable

    Have seen a few driers in discharge lines, on air to air heat pumps usually old...
  36. Thread: make up air

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    did I hear preheat coil? you cannot dehumidify...

    did I hear preheat coil?

    you cannot dehumidify unless the heat coil is after the cooling coil.

    the term is reheat coil

    basic psychrometrics
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    What's this "we" thing? Local 240 was in Indiana...

    What's this "we" thing? Local 240 was in Indiana until it ceased to exist in 1975.

    San Diego is local 230
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    is that a joke or do you have a portable fan on...

    is that a joke or do you have a portable fan on your condenser?

    it's been a long time since I was in 4th grade but the only thing around here making energy is the sun.
    Think they meant to say...
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    my favorite part "energy created by evaporation"

    my favorite part
    "energy created by evaporation"
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    they'll put us out of buisness

    why didn't I think of that
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/ac.htm

    look closer
    http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/ac-5.jpg
    custom
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    Monterrey Mexico Think the only stuff they...

    Monterrey Mexico

    Think the only stuff they make in York PA is navy systems
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    trane sahd to voyager3 adding heat

    sahd's from 1990 have no heat, I didn't look at any controls or VAV boxes while I was there.

    prints say during morning warm-up boxes go to min. and both stages of reheat come on. I'll want the...
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    dumping on the Army? why would a former Marine...

    dumping on the Army? why would a former Marine Corps Sergeant dump on the Army.... I don't like anything about any of the armed services.

    Hey mike from Texas what's your story, stop jerking people...
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    Don't help this toad, in other threads he is...

    Don't help this toad,

    in other threads he is a tech

    in others he is a IT guy in Iraq
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    Yeah I do, didn't know what was bothering me when...

    Yeah I do, didn't know what was bothering me when I wrote that but after reading his other posts, I'm betting he doesn't work for the Army.

    Well he does kind of, I think he works for a company...
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    Not getting the last 4lbs of a 18lb charge in...

    Not getting the last 4lbs of a 18lb charge in through the high side without a heater is about as surprising as a group of soldiers unable to competently charge refrigerant. $400. a jug no wonder...
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    No sure about the glide on 407 but- the bottles...

    No sure about the glide on 407 but-
    the bottles you charged with as vapor are probably ruined.
    The units you charged with vapor are questionable.
    407 is probably not recycled but "destroyed".
    ...
  49. Still running fine, just real loud and I'm not...

    Still running fine, just real loud and I'm not going to replace it just cause it's loud. Had Trane order a warranty compressor from the factory (5 days) though. I'll wait a couple weeks to tell them...
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    I've given up and taken them to a machine shops a...

    I've given up and taken them to a machine shops a couple time.

    Think they just broke the glass and used an easy out
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