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    my suggestion is tell customer you can get him a...

    my suggestion is tell customer you can get him a good Manitowoc to replace his crappy scotsman. code 8 is the most common error code and hardest to correct. poor design on scotsman. i went to...
  2. Thread: working alone

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    the legislation will really effect the 'one man...

    the legislation will really effect the 'one man operations' where they have no one to maintain contact with and their office is their cell phones.
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    coolerguy. do you work alone ? i think this all...

    coolerguy. do you work alone ? i think this all boils down to economics. unless it becomes law customer are going to complain.
  4. Thread: working alone

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    fire watch is usually a customer specific...

    fire watch is usually a customer specific requirement(eg. proctor and gamble) and confined space entry is required by law to have 2 ppl minimum. servicing someone's 600v 5 ton rooftop unit is a 1 man...
  5. Thread: working alone

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    since it is not officially law yet all the hvac...

    since it is not officially law yet all the hvac contractors are not on board yet. we will hold off as long as possible. BTW the second person has to be someone trained. so i guess paying the 8 year...
  6. Thread: working alone

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    working alone

    in ontario canada the Ontario Health and safety act (OHSA) is proposing a new legislation as follows: if you are working on equipment that has an input voltage of greater than 300V you can not work...
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    i like 414b better than 409a. i find the system...

    i like 414b better than 409a. i find the system runs high pressures on 409a. i have had more compressor failures on 409a conversions than with 414b. i do however carry both in my truck.
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    yes wires are connected to board and connected to...

    yes wires are connected to board and connected to the right terminals. there is no exposed magnet on these units like the S series. this is an Indigo unit. i dont believe there is a megnet in the...
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    manitowoc indigo -full bin problem

    Just installed a new machine at a Lonestar. Setup the ice thickness and ran through 1 cycle. the unit finished its harvest and then indicated i had a 'full bin' and that my water curtain was open....
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    just as an update the unit was a 48NLT030.

    just as an update the unit was a 48NLT030.
  11. Thread: 4th System

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    where is the drip leg on the gas line? It looks...

    where is the drip leg on the gas line? It looks like it goes straight into furnace. Thats a code violation in my area.
  12. Thread: system 636

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    system 636

    how many of you have used this new flue gas venting system? The new regulation took effect on jan.1,2007 in ontario.
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    Actually all HVAC contractors are DIYers. I put...

    Actually all HVAC contractors are DIYers. I put heating systems in all the homes ive owned.LOL
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    Well, in society the 'majority' isnt always...

    Well, in society the 'majority' isnt always right. I'll just leave it at that. This is my final post on this thread. Closed. BTW john , i just looked at your credentials. Kinda vague IMO. I guess you...
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    Someone here ask me to apply for 'pro' membership...

    Someone here ask me to apply for 'pro' membership before he would answer my question. Well i would , if the membership link took me to a secured web page. But it doesnt. I never give out my personal...
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    Limewire

    Limewire
  17. Thread: lennox pulse

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    I remember one of our techs telling us about a...

    I remember one of our techs telling us about a Pulse furnace he had installed .Him and another guy had just spent 3 days installing a complete heating system including duct work.All this done in a 3...
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    The final ford Taurus rolled off the assembly...

    The final ford Taurus rolled off the assembly line today in Atlanta. It also put 2000 people out of work.Way to go Ford!My parents bought a brand new taurus in 1986.
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    Wow that is the apitimy of 'fly by nighter'. I...

    Wow that is the apitimy of 'fly by nighter'. I would be embarassed to have a truck like that. I imagine the owner doesn't give a sh*t.
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    if the air handler is that dirty i would hate to...

    if the air handler is that dirty i would hate to see what the rest of the house looks like!
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    the tube sheet on that coil is practically rusted...

    the tube sheet on that coil is practically rusted through. Tell the owner that coil is garbage.
  22. Thread: My House

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    you must live in a warm climate. Since you have...

    you must live in a warm climate. Since you have your condensing gas furnace in the garage. Is the garage heated?
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    i was on a job today that has a non-bladder type...

    i was on a job today that has a non-bladder type expansion tank. The PRV has been seeping (homeowner thought water was coming for his wall) The boiler pressure was below 20psi when i arrived.Water...
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    john it sounds like you have what they call a...

    john it sounds like you have what they call a 'monoport' system. Which means each radiator has a regulating orfice that allows so much steam to enter it. This systems are a real pain in the ass! Your...
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    If the lettering on your truck is done in water...

    If the lettering on your truck is done in water colours.
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    I just bought a house with aluminum wiring .It...

    I just bought a house with aluminum wiring .It was built in 1974. Im having the panel upgraded to breakers and having all outlets checked.Im having any questionable ones relpaced with CO/ALR rated...
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    i work on a few ,mostly hoshizaki. Actually im...

    i work on a few ,mostly hoshizaki. Actually im working on an AM-150-baf. Its only 6 months old. The solenoid valve appears plugged . The pump starts sucking air about half way through cycle when...
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    Well boss got second thoughts on presenting the...

    Well boss got second thoughts on presenting the 'no compete' contract to us. He has decided its not worth losing more guys over something he really cant control. We have 50 guys in our shop(were a...
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    all the techs here make 35/hr(highest paid in...

    all the techs here make 35/hr(highest paid in town)full benefits and $5.50/hr pension plan. If that isnt good enough then i guess there is nothing more to be done.
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    Today is the day that our company owner presents...

    Today is the day that our company owner presents the 'no compete' contracts for us to sign. I can see at least 10 guys not signing and quitting. This will definately weed out the 'side jobbers'...
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    unfortunately CCW is illegal in canada. And no,...

    unfortunately CCW is illegal in canada. And no, you cant even get a license to do so. Licences are only for killing bambi.
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    Remember most ppl who do 'sidework' are trying...

    Remember most ppl who do 'sidework' are trying avoid 'the man'Your boss has to pay taxes .........so why do u think you should be 'tax' exempt doing side work. Money is money and its all taxable.
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    Yeah but if those guys dont have proper liability...

    Yeah but if those guys dont have proper liability insurance and workmans compensation they are taking a big risk.
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    Our company also does residential work on the...

    Our company also does residential work on the plumbing side. These guys were hammering out new construction housing. They paid no taxes on the money they earned on those jobs. So bottom line is,its...
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    Our company just fired 3 plumbers for doing side...

    Our company just fired 3 plumbers for doing side work. They were reported to Revenue Canada and our now being investigated for tax evasion. These guys made 50 grand between the 3 of them before they...
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    I put an AC in a customers house last summer....

    I put an AC in a customers house last summer. About a month later AC not working. GO to house find insect in contactor fried contacts. I replace contactor ,AC now working. In reality this not a...
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    Really how much can u possibly save? Unless you...

    Really how much can u possibly save? Unless you live in a cardboard box and save every dime you make ,you wont be rich. Now im starting to think ownership is the way to go.
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    Those working for wages(auto workers exempt)will...

    Those working for wages(auto workers exempt)will probably never be able to retire. I make 32/hr where i am and as i posted in another thread i am considering self-employment. Lets face it ,when you...
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    So you may be asking yourself 'should I go into...

    So you may be asking yourself 'should I go into business for myself'. Well, if your the type of person who likes to come home a 5pm every night,sit in your favorite easy chair and watch your...
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    when I chose the HVAC field to earn my living i...

    when I chose the HVAC field to earn my living i knew what i was getting into. In this industry there really is no holiday( everyone needs at least 1 of these 3 things : heat,air or refrigeration). If...
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    no union here. Actually all the union reefer guys...

    no union here. Actually all the union reefer guys in my town are unemployed:)
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    Im on call this christmas. Ive never gotten a...

    Im on call this christmas. Ive never gotten a call on christmas day in 17 years. I have gotten one on christmas eve though. Anyone else on call this weekend? I read a post earlier where someone was...
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    i say have them pay you 'under the table' screw...

    i say have them pay you 'under the table' screw the government they didnt earn the money ,you did!
  44. Thread: On call pay

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    when your self employed you dont get paid...

    when your self employed you dont get paid anything ....kinda sucks :)
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    i would go with a Newmac furnace .Built like a...

    i would go with a Newmac furnace .Built like a sherman tank and lifetime warranty on heat exchanger. I never heard of one failing. Their boilers are even better. Hinged burner door (like Viessman)...
  46. Thread: WINTER.

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    68 deg.?! Try it was 0F up here in toronto today!...

    68 deg.?! Try it was 0F up here in toronto today! You southerners are way to spoiled :)
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    tell your boss to STick It! He should have...

    tell your boss to STick It! He should have insurance for this (by law in Canada) ,tell him to use it!
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    I worked for my father's HVAC company for 7...

    I worked for my father's HVAC company for 7 years, I left in 1996 to expand my knowledge. I dont regret working for him ,but i wouldnt do it again. Anyone else have good or bad experiences working...
  49. lennox L- series is still the preferred...

    lennox L- series is still the preferred choice.You can also get the new T-class .Which is basically an L series without all the bells and whistles. Atta boy Dave!
  50. ive been in this trade 17 years ,controls and...

    ive been in this trade 17 years ,controls and mechanics go hand in hand. You have to diagnose the problem before you get your hands dirty.
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