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  1. That's a great story 929rc51 I am in a similar...

    That's a great story 929rc51 I am in a similar situation. Married and cannot really afford a pay cut at this time. It sounds interesting, but they have not mentioned boo about training for the...
  2. It sounds like there are two schools of pay here....

    It sounds like there are two schools of pay here. One is a basic salary that keeps you hungry and you are expected to make up the rest in comission, and the other school is like above where they pay...
  3. Moving to sales? Good decision? Bad decision?

    Hello Pros. My company is hinting that they would like me to move into sales. I'm a 12 year tech and probably near the top of my pay scale.

    Has anyone made this move and regretted it? Loved it?...
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    Well, I finally got it done. I must say that I...

    Well, I finally got it done. I must say that I am impressed. It was a bit difficult getting the top bearing off, but being able to just plug in the machine after cleaning and reassembly was...
  5. You're absolutely right - there should have been...

    You're absolutely right - there should have been some apology for the crappy instructor and some offer of resolution of a better instructor or some training materials. Not just "We are very...
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    Thanks for all the advice all. I knew that 30...

    Thanks for all the advice all. I knew that 30 minutes sounded too good to be true. My boss quoted for 2-4 hours, and now it is for the customer to decide. I am pushing for them to get a new...
  7. The sales rep ended up calling my boss and is...

    The sales rep ended up calling my boss and is very concerned that I am going to be telling customers to get rid of this particular brand of controls...
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    Follett - Bearings - Too good to be true?

    So I have a customer with an 8 year old L400A tube ice module.

    The factory is telling me that I can change the bearings in around 30 minutes?

    I have not worked on many Follett machines. Is this...
  9. Hey Marc, was it a worthless sales pitch, or was...

    Hey Marc, was it a worthless sales pitch, or was it one of those people who did not know squat about what they were teaching, but would never admit to it?
  10. You know, I had to wonder: Are most of the...

    You know, I had to wonder: Are most of the controls companies that cocky? I mean, once they convince you to install their stuff, they got the customer by the balls for at least a few years, right? ...
  11. Don't you hate bad classes / Seminars ?? a rant

    I just spent 2 hours in a controls class where the instructor was sitting in a chair at the front of the room, slouched against the wall, just sort of talking, and playing with his computer while we...
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    York Simplicity Test Mode - Question

    If I put in a request for the simplicity board to do an operation test, and the only thing that comes on is the blower, is the board bad, or is it because I have to disconnect the Modlinc first?
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    From what I can tell - if any part of the heater...

    From what I can tell - if any part of the heater cable is inside the door, it self destructs.

    I had to pull regular wire through the door and re-splice the cable on the door itself.

    I hope it...
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    I just fixed two of these the other day - yes,...

    I just fixed two of these the other day - yes, the wires were sealed, but the hole for the conduit was not.

    I was wondering if anyone had tried those new fangled LED light bulbs in a freezer. They...
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    That is what I did. Now the heater is dead. I...

    That is what I did. Now the heater is dead. I need to go figure out what happened.

    I hope I don't have to put that door back on the saw horses.
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    Walk in freezer door heater cable.

    So I had to install a new perimeter heater wire and door gasket on an older Hill Phoenix door. What a pain!!

    My question is this - what is the proper way to strip and connect the heater wire. I...
  17. How true it is

    "How often should vacuum pump oil be changed? .. big question and the answer is . . Anytime it tips over in the truck and spills"

    This had me laughing and spilling coffee.

    How true!! How...
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    1 - Learn Refrigeration if you can. Everything...

    1 - Learn Refrigeration if you can. Everything else will fall into place easier, and you will be more valuable to any company if you can repair a walk in or ice machine.

    2- Start buying tools NOW....
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    So why is there no voltage at Y2 ? No Voltage =...

    So why is there no voltage at Y2 ? No Voltage = No Stage 2.
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    Sealant of choice for freezer work?

    So I was rebuilding the pvc drain in the bottom of a Zero Zone case, and I was wondering if there is a silicone-type sealant that you guys prefer to use when working on the inside of a freezer. Is...
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    One of the best things you can do in school is to...

    One of the best things you can do in school is to get some of the other guys phone numbers and keep them. Once you get in the field (especially new) it is great to be able to call someone else who...
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    I use an aluminum 3 position handtruck from...

    I use an aluminum 3 position handtruck from Costco. Cut a piece of plywood to fit it in the 4-wheel position. I think it was one of the best 100 bucks I ever spent for this trade.
  23. Thread: CBI tools review

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    I have followed them and purchased a few things....

    I have followed them and purchased a few things. The hoses were ok, but I like the JB hoses better - better grip and made in USA. As for the tubing stuff, when you look close, it really looks like...
  24. I don't know about you, but I love my 'Annie'...

    I don't know about you, but I love my 'Annie' Hermetic analyzer for those small hermetic jobs when I get them. Got a couple off ebay and they work great.
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    One thing I have learned is to look for the...

    One thing I have learned is to look for the non-obvious. Case in point: A beauty school with 4 Lennox GCS rtu's. It was the same complaint, the units could not keep up. Many service calls and many...
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