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  1. Thread: epa licence lookup

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    Go here for your info. ...

    Go here for your info.
    https://www.escoinst.com/Student/Default.aspx
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    I think 30 years old is the perfect age and...

    I think 30 years old is the perfect age and definetly younger than most knowledgable techs I have seen. Just don't abuse your back and you should be fine.
  3. Thread: Career Question

    by WMG
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    Here is my idea for the most efficient route to...

    Here is my idea for the most efficient route to become an apprentice tech in the beginning and eventually a seasoned technician, which I am still working on becoming. Buy modern refrigeration...
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    Techs, parts changers; supply/demand

    I'm trying to do a little research on the overall HVAC job market. Does it seem like there is an over or under supply of solid techs, parts changers, helpers and job applicants? Does it seem like the...
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    If you Message me I can give you the name and...

    If you Message me I can give you the name and number of the best tech in north Texas who also owns his own company.
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    In my few summers in the trade I have a strong...

    In my few summers in the trade I have a strong belief when it comes to getting a new system. The quality of the install is of more importance than the brand of the equipment. If the giant company is...
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    Typo

    That is exactly right. Our concept of time is different than that of our Heavenly Father. I fear God and eternity in hell therefore I ask for forgiveness of my sins and eternal salvation. I used to...
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    This one is in attic above a 2 story house so it...

    This one is in attic above a 2 story house so it sounds like the sales tech is correct. It would have been nice if he would have sold the correct lineset to begin with.
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    So what evaporator coil would be the best these...

    So what evaporator coil would be the best these days when simply replacing one on say 3 ton split system?
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    As much as I despised the thought of learning how...

    As much as I despised the thought of learning how to bend metal I am currently learning and it really doesn't seem too bad although it takes a long time. And at my present place of employment you...
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    Liquid line undersized or bad TXV

    The sales tech where I work sold a 2 ton 410A system with 3/4" liquid line fittings to replace an R22 outdated system with 3/4" liquid line fittings but the actual liquid line is about 50' long and...
  12. My first job was as a start up tech for brand new...

    My first job was as a start up tech for brand new apartment complexes, then I was a start up tech for new houses, then I was a service tech. Now I do pull and cleans and installs. Installs are more...
  13. Here is the lowdown in my perspective which...

    Here is the lowdown in my perspective which likely will stir backlash so here it goes. This business is full of crooks like nothing I have ever seen. It is a very rewarding cater when you get some...
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    Acidic foaming coil cleaner for one but the worst...

    Acidic foaming coil cleaner for one but the worst is phosgene gasses or sizzling refrigerant oil when sweating an old A-coil in a basement which has old black foam insulation glued to it. I have...
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    Duct board vs. sheet metal

    Is duct board or sheet metal the way to go? When I worked in Texas everywhere I worked used duct board, silver tape, flex duct, and pookie. Now I am in Kansas and it is all hard duct, S Lock and...
  16. Thread: Vacuum not holding

    by WMG
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    Vacuum not holding

    I have not bee able to hold a vacuum lately and I am thinking of several different reasons but I'm hoping I can get some help with this. One of my hoses from a set of gauges lost a rubber gasket...
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    Gopher this gopher that. Carry the ladder. R22 is...

    Gopher this gopher that. Carry the ladder. R22 is green R410 is pink. Don't step through ceilings or cause water damage because you will get fired on the spot. Sheet metal will cut you like a razor...
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    I understand both arguments, CYA do you still...

    I understand both arguments, CYA do you still have a job tomorrow and at the same time not be the kind of crook that gives our industry a bad name.

    For example replacing a bad Capacitor knowing...
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    I had my butt handed 2 me today. A ghetto house...

    I had my butt handed 2 me today. A ghetto house had painted wooden steps and while doing a pull and clean I busted hard! Praise The Lord I was warmed up because otherwise I would be hurting!
  20. If I was King I would prefer to have the first...

    If I was King I would prefer to have the first air conditioners ever made. I have seen them in movies but never fortunate enough to have my own. They were the beautiful women in silk waving fans over...
  21. Thread: Sight glass TXV

    by WMG
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    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I in no way meant...

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I in no way meant to be a smartass. I have learned more from this website than any other educational tool I have used and would not jeopardize my access by being a...
  22. Thread: Sight glass TXV

    by WMG
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    No, Thank You very much.

    No, Thank You very much.
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    Awesome!!! Pay attention to everything, have a...

    Awesome!!! Pay attention to everything, have a good attitude and know you are lucky to get $14 an hour. It also helps to listen and not talk. If they need a tool get it quickly and be ready to assist...
  24. Thread: Sight glass TXV

    by WMG
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    Sight glass TXV

    I have been directed to install Sight glasses in all residential systems with TXV's and never with pistons or fixed orifices due to overcharging. Is this becoming the norm in the industry? Should I...
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    They didn't teach that the day I went. It was all...

    They didn't teach that the day I went. It was all during OJT.
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