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    Three Servel Ammonia units I installed about 20...

    Three Servel Ammonia units I installed about 20 years ago. Ammonia did not leak. The water and natural gas lines were sheared off. Fun Times.
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    First thing Monday morning....

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    Having trouble attaching these photos. Car ran into three units.
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    Pack up and move 200 mile east to Yuma, AZ. As an...

    Pack up and move 200 mile east to Yuma, AZ. As an HVAC tech you'll never be lonely.
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    Level VI (Service Manager) Knows almost all...

    Level VI (Service Manager)

    Knows almost all equipment on the market.
    Can sooth even the most P.O.ed customer.
    Familiar with the lay out of the house and type of equipment the tract hackers...
  5. Had the same unit earlier this year chewing up...

    Had the same unit earlier this year chewing up contactors. Turned out to be an intermittant short in the economizer control wiring.
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    Worst case of formicary corrosion i've ever seen.

    Worst case of formicary corrosion i've ever seen.
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    Sounds like we need to fill up an ice chest and...

    Sounds like we need to fill up an ice chest and go for a test drive.
  8. Residential Service Technician Position Available

    Residetial service technician position open in Southern California, Inland Empire Area. E-mail questions and/or resume to don@burgesons.com
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    Sign above toilet: We aim to please..You aim too,...

    Sign above toilet: We aim to please..You aim too, please
  10. Thread: paperwork

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    Our techs have laptops and printers streaming...

    Our techs have laptops and printers streaming through our server in the office. They type in what they did, what parts were used and amount billed. GPS takes care of arrival and departure. If a...
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    Check with your local Coleman Distributor. That...

    Check with your local Coleman Distributor. That furnace model experienced "premature heat exchanger failure". Johnson controls safety notice dated 8/25/2011, MH-004-11. They will pay you to replace...
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    Rheem RKKB-120 whistling

    Technician out to a new customer with a 20 year old Rheem RKKB-A-120 whistling across the heat exchanger. He took it out and the whistling was not there. Building maint. person says it has been...
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    Experience, NATE or not is only 1/3 of what we...

    Experience, NATE or not is only 1/3 of what we look at. The next is how they present themselves, eye contact, speech annunciation, grooming and hygene, how they are dressed and prepared for an...
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    Here in Southern California we have replaced a...

    Here in Southern California we have replaced a lot of gravity furnaces with Forced air systems. The major hurdle is usually dealing with a house nearly a hundred years old where the home owner wants...
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    Champion CJ8 spark plug from your local auto...

    Champion CJ8 spark plug from your local auto parts store will work. Gap at .105 about a 45 degree angle. Flapper material is still available. Ensure condensate drain is clean and draining. It's best...
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    Pelican Wireless Thermostat

    Anyone have any success installing Pelican wireless thermostat systems. We have only used Lennox i-comfort, Carrier and Honeywell prestige which looks similar. Thanks.
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    Get a job as a helper. Better than sitting on...

    Get a job as a helper. Better than sitting on your duffle bag. If you are worth your weight in salt you'll move up quickly. One thing trade schools, college and union classes do not teach is work...
  18. A good HVAC installer/technician MUST know:...

    A good HVAC installer/technician MUST know: Carpentry for platforms, etc..., plumbing for line sets, drain lines and hydronics, sheetmetal, welding, venting, ducting, electrical, psychiatrics for...
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    GPS is great in keeping track of where every job...

    GPS is great in keeping track of where every job is actually located and helping geographically challenged dispatchers schedule the techs efficiently.
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    When work is slow.....

    What does your company do to keep techs busy and keep the phones lit up during the slow periods? The most success we've had is by compiling a list of customers we have not heard from in over a year...
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    Send tech to "no heat, thermostat is bad" call....

    Send tech to "no heat, thermostat is bad" call. Homeowner shows the tech that the outdoor sensor that reads 68 is broken because 'yahoo' says its 70 outside.
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    Sounds like a crime scene.

    Sounds like a crime scene.
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    We had it a couple of years ago. Good Program....

    We had it a couple of years ago. Good Program. Ensures the technician is doing their job correctly. It helped make our entry level techs much better.
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    When someone has passed a certification test it...

    When someone has passed a certification test it usually can tell me if I'm interviewing a ten year tech with TEN years experience or a ten year tech with ONE year experience. Many have applied and...
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    Yes, I'm a homeowner. And I'm also a twenty year...

    Yes, I'm a homeowner. And I'm also a twenty year service manager with over a hundred leaking coils in the past five years. Most are leaking in the center of the coil in the fins. As we gear up for...
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