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    Well, what they are shooting for would be to make...

    Well, what they are shooting for would be to make it like you worked for a big company and could get low cost insurance. ACCA supports it. I would think that the small business owners would...
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    I agree we need universal health care, but it...

    I agree we need universal health care, but it ain't happening any time soon, so why not try to get this thing going. It would mean that you would be able to pay a reasonable premium for insurance.
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    Senator Jim Talent mentioned my own case while...

    Senator Jim Talent mentioned my own case while debating bill S. 1955, the Health Insurance Marketing Modernization a Affordability Act of 2006. This would allow small companies to group together to...
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    Here's an idea for you. If you want those calcs...

    Here's an idea for you. If you want those calcs done cheaply, and right, try contacting the local Community college where they offer HVACR and find out who teaches Equipment Selection, and Duct...
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    I had one limit pop out of it's holder, but...

    I had one limit pop out of it's holder, but that's it. It looks pretty cheesy though with the rivets...

    We are still getting the calls little by little. I think Coleman went to the next batch of...
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    You can't blame the American worker entirely for...

    You can't blame the American worker entirely for this outsourcing of jobs. It's large multi-national corporations, building contractors, our own government,and the fact that a lot of these illegals...
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    Here is a cause I can get behind. At my last job...

    Here is a cause I can get behind. At my last job I payed $120 a week for my wife and I and thought it was too much. Now at my new job I can't even afford it at all. $300 + for myself, and $ 500...
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    Just in case "unquiring minds" is still around, I...

    Just in case "unquiring minds" is still around, I forgot to mention, grab all the education you can on your own, don't wait for the boss to teach you. He might, or he might not, but if you go to a...
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    Hey, I know when you are young, it seems like...

    Hey, I know when you are young, it seems like they are taking advantage of you, but stick with it. I'm 57, and when I swithced over to full time HVAC,( I was in maintenace before, fairly cushy), I...
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    Got a batch of heat exchangers where one of the...

    Got a batch of heat exchangers where one of the bolts at the top is either loose or spins as soon as you put the wrench to it. I wonder if its just a fluke, but three out of four, and it's the same...
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    We are just south of Kansas City, you must be up...

    We are just south of Kansas City, you must be up north. What you described doesn't sound like any fun at all.
    Yesterday I found an old one, not part of the recall, that had a factory installed...
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    We have done eight exchangers, and twenty seven...

    We have done eight exchangers, and twenty seven program kits, but no furnaces. The boss's ears picked up yesterday when I mentioned that it only took another company three weeks to get paid. I...
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    Thanks Chad, for letting me know. We are owed...

    Thanks Chad, for letting me know. We are owed about six big ones. For a small company like we are that's a lot.
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    Just wondering, has anyone been paid by Coleman...

    Just wondering, has anyone been paid by Coleman yet? We have not, and are getting in pretty deep.
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    We're putting them in as fast as they can send...

    We're putting them in as fast as they can send them on the exchangers. We've still got kits in stock, but unless we have the exchangers to back them up we don't schedule the inspection. Interesting...
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    Thanks for the idea Roncool, I'll bring it up at...

    Thanks for the idea Roncool, I'll bring it up at our shop, which is by the way in Missouri, near KC.
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    Did another exchanger yesterday, just discovered...

    Did another exchanger yesterday, just discovered he was on the list while I was there for a trouble call. The spider web in the orifice saved the day for him.

    Doing the upgrades mentioned...
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    Chad, I think you are right about that piece that...

    Chad, I think you are right about that piece that fits in the vent outlet. I went and looked at the old ones, (we are keeping them for Coleman) and on some of the newer one's I got the exact sound by...
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    I will check those things out, the loose rivets...

    I will check those things out, the loose rivets on the baffle, and the little piece in the flue. They are probably cranking those heat exchangers out as fast as they can.

    Thanks for the added...
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    Ok, I wonder if anyone has had this happen yet? ...

    Ok, I wonder if anyone has had this happen yet?

    We put a heat exchanger in about a week ago, and now there is a noise coming from it every time the burner lights. It's on LP and has the correct...
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    Well, you guys who do these in thirty minutes...

    Well, you guys who do these in thirty minutes must catch some pretty big fish too! But seriously, the kits are getting easy to do. It's the inspection that takes me the extra time. We've replaced...
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    If it has a ventor, or inducer, it probably has a...

    If it has a ventor, or inducer, it probably has a pressure switch, I would check there first. You say there's no 24 volts to the ignition module? Check all your safeties. Good luck...
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    Markwolf is right, you need model and serial...

    Markwolf is right, you need model and serial number, and talk to Carrier too. Don't know about tester, but sounds reasonable to me.

    I found some information on the subject that I got from a...
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    I've changed a couple of those. If you get good...

    I've changed a couple of those. If you get good readings from the board, and it's still in warranty, which you'll have to check, then I'd suggest changing the whole motor module. The last time I...
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    See what taking that really low bid gets you! LOL

    See what taking that really low bid gets you! LOL
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    Re: Re: Master Mechanical...

    Only for certain cities do you have to be licensed here but most are. As far as sizing I use a program built in-house buy another one of our talented staff.
    As far as my knowledge as a...
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    Master Mechanical...

    Do you need a Master Mechanical License to go it on your own in most areas? Here you do to be legit.

    Also, when you do "bids", do you do the manual "j" load calcs? Just curious, practically no...
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    '56 Ford Wagon, V-8, automatic, with "cowboy"...

    '56 Ford Wagon, V-8, automatic, with "cowboy" interior. First time I floored it the throttle stuck full on. That got my heart pumping. First week I had it got my license suspended. I learned a lot...
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    Getting tighter...

    I'll qualify this by saying that right now I'm unemployed. When I did have a job it payed the same rate no matter what you were doing. But things began to change when a new system was introduced...
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    LOL!! [/B] Can you tell me what this...

    LOL!! [/B][/QUOTE]

    Can you tell me what this means? I'm new here.
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    Your daughter is obviously very talented, and has...

    Your daughter is obviously very talented, and has a great future in Art if she so chooses. I especially liked "At night". I don't pretend to know much about art, but I'd have to say her work...
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    We've got the same situation in the Kansas City...

    We've got the same situation in the Kansas City area, been real cool here too. At least some of you still have jobs, I was cut loose yesterday, but I'm undaunted. Although, I think I will be...
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    Thanks to both JohnB, and Irascible for your...

    Thanks to both JohnB, and Irascible for your final input, and I'm considering my options.

    At the moment I am not going to the labor board, unless the old Boss forces my hand by either fighting...
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    Don't forget the Statue of Liberty! Do you...

    Don't forget the Statue of Liberty!

    Do you suppose our fearless leader may have gotten it wrong?
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    Well, if anyone is still following this, here's...

    Well, if anyone is still following this, here's the kicker.

    Today I was let go, and the reason was, "my attitude". Because I stood up, and they just didn't like the way I sounded on the nextel. ...
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    Yep, Irascible, you're on the mark. It just took...

    Yep, Irascible, you're on the mark. It just took awhile to sink in. The want ads are pretty thin at the moment, I think due to the mild weather, and I but I'm looking already.
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    There are drawbacks to this approach, I admit,...

    There are drawbacks to this approach, I admit, such as it could be turned against me, and probably some of the other techs are wanting to enhance their own status with the company at the expense of...
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    Point taken! I'm toying with the idea of...

    Point taken!

    I'm toying with the idea of suggesting some sort of callback form, that everyone could fill out with all the pertinent information, with a copy going back to the original tech. That...
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    In my shop, when I started, we used to have tech...

    In my shop, when I started, we used to have tech meetings once a week and go over callbacks, now all that has quit happening. The company grew, and the owner doesn't have the time to be "hands on"...
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    First of all thanks for all the great feedback. I...

    First of all thanks for all the great feedback. I live and work in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, which is part of metro Kansas City. Since they tend to give call backs to other techs, I never know if i...
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    TODAY I WAS SURPRISED WHEN MY BOSS SUDDENLY...

    TODAY I WAS SURPRISED WHEN MY BOSS SUDDENLY JUMPED ALL OVER ME FOR "TOO MANY CALLBACKS". THE REASON I WAS SURPRISED IS THAT NO ONE HAD MENTIONED ANY PROBLEMS FOR MONTHS, SO I THOUGHT I WAS DOING A...
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