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    Siding Question

    Recently when I went to a park I saw they did their siding like board and batten but the boards where the same size, it looked pretty nice. I've already bought standard hardie siding for my house. Do...
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    What do you do day to day? It seems like a double...

    What do you do day to day? It seems like a double edge sword to always work on the same systems
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    The biggest negative I've seen is dirty blower...

    The biggest negative I've seen is dirty blower wheels. If your not used to taking them apart it's a job to take the wheel out to clean. It's also tricky troubleshooting them if your only touching...
  4. Used plastic in my house and was always paranoid...

    Used plastic in my house and was always paranoid Id break it, wish I had used stainless :)
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    Ceiling fan speed controls

    What's the difference between the pull cord on the fan, a light dimmer, and a dimmer designed for ceiling fans? The ceiling fan I bought said not to use it with a dimmer but are dimmers made for...
  6. Been rough.... Any openings where you work, that...

    Been rough.... Any openings where you work, that sounds nice :). Every time I get home at 10 I think of working facility lol
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    "Super saturated"

    Had a weird call the other day. Piston system. R22 heat pump, 9 years old. Charge is acting weird and there was a question of non condensibles so I pull everything out, pull a vacuum and recharged to...
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    Tried to send you a PM but your not set up to get...

    Tried to send you a PM but your not set up to get them, where do you work? That seems really good for 1.5 years experience. I know our senior techs usually get 25 but usually they have been doing it...
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    The $10 dollar gun cases from walmart would...

    The $10 dollar gun cases from walmart would probably be perfect for that
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    Where are you working where techs with 10 years...

    Where are you working where techs with 10 years are getting 25 circusenvy? Can almost bet I could get you hired where I work davo, probably looking closer to 20 but with 3% on unit sales and some...
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    Already calls for polygamy legalization

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/gay-marriage-decision-polygamy-119469.html#.VZBi9Sm9Kc0

    They are completely right, after the supreme courts decision there is no reason polygamy...
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    Usually I'll close the ball joint on the liquid...

    Usually I'll close the ball joint on the liquid side and bleed the liquid back through the suction side, removing all liquid from the hoses/manifold. If it's just a tad overcharged close off the...
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    Evap coil leak causes?

    My last call was a carrier unit from the 70s, no leaks at coil, minimum rust. This call is a 5 year old carrier with rust galore on the tube plate.

    When you find these fairly new coils leaking is...
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    Seems like every other month this pope has some...

    Seems like every other month this pope has some liberal idea he feels the need to express lol
  15. Thread: Figured it out

    by Aerovox
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    Figured it out

    After three companies and 5 years doing hvac I figured it out. Lately I've been wondering if Im just working for all the wrong companies or if I just a job hopper that's never happy with any company...
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    Hope he gets out soon, miss that avatar lol

    Hope he gets out soon, miss that avatar lol
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    Patriot Mechanical (richmond, va)

    Anyone know if they are a good commercial company to work for?
  18. Which is unfortunate. A good technician who gives...

    Which is unfortunate. A good technician who gives people all their options and is honest will not sell as much as someone who pushes sales. Most of those people suck as technicians but are "rock...
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    Estate Tabacco Pipes?

    Goodwill had around 15 pipes for sale today but they where all around 35 dollars. Dont know anything about pipes so i dont know if thats a good deal. The one i liked was long with a small bowl and a...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Wiring Diagram Help?

    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/circuit_diagram.png

    Electronics wiring diagrams are a lot different then electrical :grin2:
  22. Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two...

    Don't know how realistic it is but getting a two year mechanical engineering technician associates and working for an hvac design/build team seems like a nice goal. Getting that degree while working...
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    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks...

    The concept it's based off, zeer pots, looks pretty cool. Awesome concept. I would think it would be too humid in Virginia though. Root cellars are probably the way to go in our climate lol
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    Wedding ring alternatives

    Dangers of wedding rings have been covered here but does anyone have any alternatives to just not wearing a ring? Tattoos and silicone rings seem like a safe bet. Anything hard seems out of the...
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    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more...

    Everyone has always told me Resi techs make more because of spiffs/unit sales. Is there a certain area/type of company to look for to make good money in commercial? Guess it wouldn't make a...
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    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had...

    It realy does seem futile most of the time. Had one that had a big delta p across it but it was in a garage near a water hose so I saturated it with cleaner and let it sit then used the hose at near...
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    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet...

    Run the coil aux drain into the pan, put a wet switch in the pan, cap the drain on the pan, and they are all set
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    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing...

    Yeah that's what I do too, or if I'm not wearing a hat my boots. Only way to keep everything from getting lost :grin2:

    Edit: The only bad part is my wife gets mad because my two year old son puts...
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    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard...

    Where would you recommend working? Ive heard patriot is pretty good. Looking for some place I can stay for a long time and keep improving as a technician. James river is my first choice but I wanted...
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    Best Richmond, VA commercial company?

    Thinking about switching from residential to commercial, looking for a company that wants technicians not salesmen. Does anyone have any experience with James River A/C's commercial department?
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    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused...

    Don't think I could live with myself if I caused something like that to happen. Pretty sad story :(
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    But I thought subway was supposed to make people...

    But I thought subway was supposed to make people lose weight? :)
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    It was a weird situation from the start...

    It was a weird situation from the start unfortunately. Went there a week ago and the other guy with the extension that normally does it was supposed to meet me but called out sick. So I just checked...
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    You have to type 1* police, it's pretty cool....

    You have to type 1* police, it's pretty cool. Thanks for all the advice, next time I'm just going to say nope.
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    Helped install several goodman/Amana systems last...

    Helped install several goodman/Amana systems last summer. The condenser was actually built pretty good. The midtier goodman stuff also doesn't seem too bad. Trane is still the best imo

    Edit: After...
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    LOL! What did the homeless guy say? Just said hi...

    LOL! What did the homeless guy say? Just said hi and went back to bed? I've been in crawls in richmond where you can tell someone homeless was living there. Also snuby how did your daughter get them...
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    The first thing I did when I got there is look at...

    The first thing I did when I got there is look at how tall it was then look in my history to make sure we have actually went up there before. Several other people have. When the guy with the 40'...
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    It's hard to tell in the picture but it wasn't...

    It's hard to tell in the picture but it wasn't that close, never felt like it was going to fall backwards it was just the ladder not extending past the roof. I took the first picture on the roof...
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    Wasn't trying to, I did get up there to do a pm...

    Wasn't trying to, I did get up there to do a pm on two condensers. You have to pull yourself up the rest of the way then hang over to get back on the ladder.
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    Not afraid of heights but....

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    This doesn't seem safe :troll2:
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    Leatherman surge/aa mini-flashlight gets use the...

    Leatherman surge/aa mini-flashlight gets use the most when you factor in after work. Milwaukee m12 drill, manometer, digital thermometer, fluke meter, in that order. Use those tools on every call.
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  42. How many different versions are there of how the...

    How many different versions are there of how the world started or what the sun is? People may have different ideas on the subject but there aren't different versions of reality. The Bible lays out...
  43. The problem is there aren't versions of...

    The problem is there aren't versions of Christianity. The Bible is pretty specific on most things. There isn't a "version" of Christianity where homosexual behavior is acceptable. If you read the...
  44. The left's disdain for Christianity is pretty...

    The left's disdain for Christianity is pretty evident. Don't think I've ever heard anyone argue that point. The left's agenda is a polar opposite to Christianity so either indirectly but pretty...
  45. It's funny how accurately the Left was described...

    It's funny how accurately the Left was described to a T about 2000 years ago. I couldn't do a more accurate description myself

    "22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And...
  46. 1. My religious liberty is at risk because: A)...

    1. My religious liberty is at risk because:
    A) I am not allowed to go to a religious service of my own choosing.
    B) Others are allowed to go to religious services of their own choosing.
    C) People...
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    What does he do with the money?

    What does he do with the money?
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    The company I used to work at gave the installers...

    The company I used to work at gave the installers 10%, the helper usually got 3%, the mechanic 7%
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    Ideas for repurposing used AC motors

    Anyone ever turn used motors into something else? Got a .75 amp inducer motor that's fine but had to replace the assembly so they got a new motor too. The thought has crossed my mind with used...
  50. Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys...

    Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys house doing maintenance, he peeps around the corner while I'm at the outdoor unit, "just making sure your ok, my neighbour is a little weird". I look over...
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