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    Running you own business can be good and bad. ...

    Running you own business can be good and bad. Working for the man can be good and bad. Working for yourself is difficult on a good day. I have been self employeed for over 25 years.
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    I think that to meet your objectives without a...

    I think that to meet your objectives without a major outlay of cash every month, you need some excellent insulation. Say for example a igloo type room with a good barrier at the doorway, otherwise...
  3. Thread: Job Bonuses

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    Unless your company has guaranteed clients to...

    Unless your company has guaranteed clients to supply all jobs, bidding is most important to survival. If a job came in under 10%, this would be normal for me. But a job at 15% would be high. ...
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    I have worked for companies that paid monthly,...

    I have worked for companies that paid monthly, but gave weekly checks. Figure that one out. Fortune sized company. Company #2, anything under 80 for 2 weeks, was normal, forget overtime working 80...
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    I had a design defect in an expensive printer....

    I had a design defect in an expensive printer. ($50k) I spent several mornings finding a work around solution. The manufacturer claimed it was my problem at first. When they sent in techs several...
  6. Hello, If you don't look the part, you won't get...

    Hello,
    If you don't look the part, you won't get the job. I have worked in many situations, where I was insulted time after time by ignorant as$es that thought they knew everything, and they didnt....
  7. Hello, Duct size is very important. If you can...

    Hello,
    Duct size is very important. If you can hear wind at either the return or the registers, the duct is not right. Based on what you have said, you should be oversized. The computers add 1/2...
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    Wake up and smell the roses

    I remember when a family friend who was a reservoir engineer, told us that there was only 50 years of oil usage remaining. This was in 1973. He subcontracted to several very large producers,...
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    When I first read the rules for the forum, I...

    When I first read the rules for the forum, I assumed it was limited to techs. From some of the threads, I think there are non tech people posting. I am all for learning of issues and fixes, but...
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    Hello, When I am on an appliance call, I am...

    Hello,
    When I am on an appliance call, I am expected to get the box runnin quick. If the Klixon fails, I don't want to guess the condition of the other components. Either relace everything, or use...
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    Hello, A real common problem is the float valve...

    Hello,
    A real common problem is the float valve is set wrong or leaks and the water is warm. The plate will not overcome the difference. Yup.
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    Hello, The guys are trying to tell you, there is...

    Hello,
    The guys are trying to tell you, there is a heap bit of difference between an 3-phase and a 1-phase motor. The difference between the two animals is with a 220vac single phase you have 2 hot...
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    Don't do it, unless you have enough in the bank...

    Don't do it, unless you have enough in the bank to last a couple of years. Even with 50 regular customers, it is easy to get screwed every time. You say not me, but from my experience after many...
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    Come to Texas, Plenty of work for 10 months of...

    Come to Texas, Plenty of work for 10 months of the year HVAC. Plenty of work for the smart drifter. Always collect cash, so when you climb into the truck, you don't have to worry about a bounced...
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    size of cap tube

    At one time I had a chart for interchange of cap tube size. Any size of tube can be used, provided the length compensates for the gas needed. It took me a long time to believe this, ubtil I had to...
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    That is the reason I posted his comments. He is...

    That is the reason I posted his comments. He is a manufacturer of a chiller that is on the market for many years. I thought 134 was a HFC. I asked him about this, and he got mad. He does not get...
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    Hello, IMO, Maytag is one of the cheapest...

    Hello,
    IMO, Maytag is one of the cheapest designed manufacturers on the market. With that in mind, try a 3-1 kit first. Put the cardboard back on, and put a thermometer in the freezer. Watch that...
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    After making the post, I decided to talk with my...

    After making the post, I decided to talk with my expert. His comment was I could not add gas with 134. I had to add liquid. When I psst'ed the gas, I screwed up the mix. I thought 134 was a HCF. ...
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    Last year, I followed behind on a compressor...

    Last year, I followed behind on a compressor change out on a cheap wine cooler. (SAMS) The coils were part of the walls of the box. Nothing exposed. I must of charged the system 10 times. New job,...
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    recovery law

    Correction,
    It is legal to use recovered freon in the same owners equipment, where ever the equipment may be located...
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    I use the local county medical facilities. I...

    I use the local county medical facilities. I have a regular doctor that I visit every month or so. In the beginning, I probably was there 10 times a month. One day I told my doctor that the room I...
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    I love my local Wally World neighborhood market,...

    I love my local Wally World neighborhood market, but if you ever screw up, be prepared to hang until dead.

    I used the self serve for several years. I am becoming forgetful, so sometimes I don't...
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    Hello, When getting bids, tell the contractor...

    Hello,
    When getting bids, tell the contractor what your problems are. Your biggest hit is the heating. This is where I would be most concerned. Adding radient heat is expensive to operate. ...
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    Hello, I live in a right to work state. The...

    Hello,
    I live in a right to work state. The attitude is not as strong as found on this forum, about DIY. Home Depot and Lowes have a booming business. The homeowner has the right to do anything...
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    Hello, The system sounds overcharged.

    Hello,
    The system sounds overcharged.
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