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    The union I used to belong to bargained for the...

    The union I used to belong to bargained for the same deal ksfan gets: 8 hours holiday pay and 1-1/2 time for all hours worked. Everyone on the job would say they where getting double time and a half...
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    Watched Genteq's videos on their different ECM...

    Watched Genteq's videos on their different ECM motors the other day. Here is the one that introduces the X13 motor:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtjPlyloXxc&index=5&list=PL286A1F3FB9666538
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    If one device fails do you need to replace both?...

    If one device fails do you need to replace both? Or can you replace each side as needed.
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    The college I attended used "Refrigeration and...

    The college I attended used "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th edition". I think this book pretty well covered the hvac field. One of the authors of the book, Eugene Silberstein, was...
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    True tech tools offers many free videos that may...

    True tech tools offers many free videos that may help you make a decision.
  6. A friend just had an energy audit preformed by a...

    A friend just had an energy audit preformed by a company called powersmith. Think they are located in south west Suffolk County. Can tell you that he was very impressed by this company.
  7. When I took my test the school used Ferris...

    When I took my test the school used Ferris University. They put out the 160+ page book which stateed that it contained what you needed to pass the exam and more. Sounded like a good deal until I...
  8. Do you know if the clamps are thermocouplings or...

    Do you know if the clamps are thermocouplings or thermistors?
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    From my experience the Bacharach spends too much...

    From my experience the Bacharach spends too much time being repaired. The one we have at our heat plant has been sent back repeatedly because the on/off switch keeps failing. I've had a testo for...
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    try heatinghelp.com. post under radiant heat.

    try heatinghelp.com. post under radiant heat.
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    sorry, didn't notice the need for computer...

    sorry, didn't notice the need for computer programing before posting.
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    Could be a wiring problem with zone valves or a...

    Could be a wiring problem with zone valves or a flow check sticking on a dedicated circulator loop, could be other things too. Plumbing company isn't telling you anything when they talk to you about...
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    He lives on Long Island.

    He lives on Long Island.
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    You could ask them questions about the systems to...

    You could ask them questions about the systems to see if anything stuck. Or you could try pounding a cork into one of their ears to keep the info from spilling out. :grin2:

    Here's a link to one of...
  15. Good idea. Resetting a safety does not fix a...

    Good idea. Resetting a safety does not fix a problem.
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    Think a testo 310 for half price is a great deal...

    Think a testo 310 for half price is a great deal if your happy with your job and don't see yourself moving on any time soon. One thing I don't like about the 310 is that you need to send it back to...
  17. Sounds like you have done everything you can for...

    Sounds like you have done everything you can for now. Hope you are on of their first calls on Monday.
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    Sorry about that. I did try the glasses that...

    Sorry about that. I did try the glasses that adjust to the light in the area but found they really didn't get clear enough at night.
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    I also wear transitional lenses. The job pays for...

    I also wear transitional lenses. The job pays for two pairs of glasses every other year. So I just by two of the same design. One regular clear lenses and the other sunglass lenses.
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    Watched a webinar a few months ago on business...

    Watched a webinar a few months ago on business finance and was surprised to hear that many businesses go under after a big growth spurt. They order the equipment and the help to do the install and...
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    Read a book years ago called "zen and the art of...

    Read a book years ago called "zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance". The main character of the book said people like harly riders, triumph riders and bmw riders stuck to their brands due to the...
  22. Poll: I used a laptop, ipad, desktop and smartphone.

    I used a laptop, ipad, desktop and smartphone.
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    X3

    X3
  24. Like you, I had a job I thought I'd retire from...

    Like you, I had a job I thought I'd retire from but lost it during the recession in 2009.

    I was working the in the oil business so decided to just go into the industry more broadly. Graduated...
  25. Isn't afraid to play this game.

    Isn't afraid to play this game.
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    Only one rude person posting in this thread. ...

    Only one rude person posting in this thread.

    Wonder how he ever got professional status...
  27. Check good old craigslist. Plenty of hvac jobs...

    Check good old craigslist. Plenty of hvac jobs listed there just about every day. Here's a link to NYS Plant Utilities Assistant exam coming up soon:
    ...
  28. Seems like all the companies are using craigslist...

    Seems like all the companies are using craigslist now. Found my current job with the state, and my part time teaching job with BOCES through craigslist. There's a lot of crap jobs there, but just...
  29. Something like this already exists in the...

    Something like this already exists in the commercial world. They are called fan coil units. A fan under the heating coil blows air though them. In your case I'd say it's not a very good idea. Not...
  30. Depending how close we are to the surrounding...

    Depending how close we are to the surrounding surfaces and their temperatures, we will either radiate heat to those surfaces, or they will radiate heat to us.
  31. I remember studying this, but not sure if it was...

    I remember studying this, but not sure if it was in college or a bpi class I took. Sounds like your talking about the effect of the mean radiant temperature of a space. To be comfortable we need to...
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    An electrical control upstream from the burner is...

    An electrical control upstream from the burner is causing this on and off. Riello burners do have a 20 second pre-purge before the five second trial for ignition. And some have electronic air gates...
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    You are so right. I just hate how long you...

    You are so right. I just hate how long you sometimes have to wait in the hallway.:whistle:
  34. Call your oil service company for a pre-season...

    Call your oil service company for a pre-season preventative maintainence. Looks like some sulfur buildup. Sorry but we do not give DIY advice on this site.
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    All we can suggest is to make sure the circuit...

    All we can suggest is to make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped. This is most likely not the problem as you have already been replacing parts and getting it to go temporarily. Next suggestion...
  36. It wouldn't hurt to check the job prospects...

    It wouldn't hurt to check the job prospects before going in. The way things go today, the average person will most likely change jobs at least once every five years. The days of having a life-time...
  37. Join RSES. As a student it will cost you...

    Join RSES.

    As a student it will cost you $51.50 per year and give you access to a wealth of knowledge including their service applications manual and library of webinars.

    The internet has...
  38. It's hard to believe that a company would...

    It's hard to believe that a company would recommend a mini-split unit to heat a home in the Boston area. I can remember talking to a tech from NJ about 20 years ago and he said that heat pumps where...
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    And a home remediation company to clean all the...

    And a home remediation company to clean all the soot that will be sticking to every part of his house from the basement to the attic. Keep the economy growing by trying to fix it yourself!
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    The economy doesn't stay down forever. Lived...

    The economy doesn't stay down forever. Lived through a few of these cycles. We will be back to a stunning economy will almost 4% unemployment before the bubble pops again and throws the workforce...
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    Sounds like you are out of luck until you can get...

    Sounds like you are out of luck until you can get your tech out there. We can not help you fix a boiler in France. Sorry.
  42. Did you get a copy of the energy assessment?...

    Did you get a copy of the energy assessment? Insulation can be great, but if the house is poorly sealed, the insulation won't help much. If the oil company is going to size your home for this new...
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    If you are buying new equipment then let the...

    If you are buying new equipment then let the contractor perform a manual J calculation for you. If the contractor will not complete this calculation for you then you can eliminate him or her from the...
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    I don't care! ....Sorry, wrong forum.

    I don't care!

    ....Sorry, wrong forum.
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    I think the greys are the smartest. One of ours...

    I think the greys are the smartest. One of ours actually talks to my wife and tells her what he wants. If he doesn't get it he try's manipulation.
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    I have a goffins cockatoo, two african greys, a...

    I have a goffins cockatoo, two african greys, a male and a female eclectus, an indian ringneck, caique, blue crown and a sun conure, quaker, and a senegal.
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    There are five more segments on other topics...

    There are five more segments on other topics which may prove to just as interesting.
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    How we got to now.

    Spending my day off cleaning bird cages, working on lessons for the oil burner class I teach, and listening to the radio.

    One show grabbed my attention. The host was interviewing an author of a...
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    Some companies may supply you with a micron...

    Some companies may supply you with a micron gauge, but I would consider it as a tool the tech would buy for themselves. A manometer would also be a kind of specialty tool that a tech should buy.
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    Attended a seminar on mini-splits a few months...

    Attended a seminar on mini-splits a few months ago. Europe and Asia are installing mini-splits about 80 percent of the time, while only about 4 percent of the units installed in the U.S.A. are...
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