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  1. considering your name i'm assuming you live near...

    considering your name i'm assuming you live near water.
    I'm down by lake Erie.
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    If you've never picked up a guitar before I would...

    If you've never picked up a guitar before I would suggest either going online or buying a book that shows chords. Learn 3 chords initially: G, C and D. You would be surprised how many songs are...
  3. Thread: TSSA interview

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    Most of the information they want was already...

    Most of the information they want was already answered here. When I started and had my first audit the only thing they found was that I didn't have my company name or tssa number on the van.
    So you...
  4. too many double ryes muhahahahah

    too many double ryes muhahahahah
  5. I'm drinking right now. Playing darts and losing.

    I'm drinking right now. Playing darts and losing.
  6. Thread: US Debt Clock.

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    Obviously I'm not a high finance expert but...

    Obviously I'm not a high finance expert but looking at this chart how can small business assets and corporate assets be going down while household and national assets are going up?
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    Did you actually type all those or do you have a...

    Did you actually type all those or do you have a repeater.
  8. Thread: USA Hockey

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    pierre is a former coach of a nhl team turned...

    pierre is a former coach of a nhl team turned commentary. pretty much what any retired nhl'er is doing. just a heads up the gold medal game is sunday and congrats to the finns for a well desrved...
  9. Thread: Job Offer

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    I do something similar for a company here in...

    I do something similar for a company here in Ontario.
    The thing I like about it is they call you to look at a unit and say if " if it can be fixed for under $600 then just go ahead. If it's going to...
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    Tiger woods did say something in his statement...

    Tiger woods did say something in his statement that I found interesting. He said " because of my fame and money I felt entitled and that the regular rules didn't apply to me".
    Now, without excusing...
  11. Thread: Holmes on homes

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    That's the opinion I have. I've only seen a few...

    That's the opinion I have. I've only seen a few shows and although he does find shoddy workmanship he seems to be able to provide the best of the best for the show.
    The last one I saw was a woman...
  12. Thread: G3 Exam

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    G3 Exam

    Has any body from Ontario taken the G3 exam lately? My helper is going to challange the exam.
    I wanted him to take the week long night school course at HI-MARK but nobody else was registered so they...
  13. Thread: tips on the job

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    I was working in one guys place. He had a ton of...

    I was working in one guys place. He had a ton of health problems and as a result was on so many different medications that he was pretty out of it most of the time.It was close to Christmas and I had...
  14. Thread: tips on the job

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    When I worked for somebody else I had a...

    When I worked for somebody else I had a residential no heat call. The furnace wasn't running at all so I checked for power and found none. It turned out the guy had people in painting his basement...
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    There's an old anecdote about the guy that gets...

    There's an old anecdote about the guy that gets called to a company because one of their machines isn't running. He walks up to the machine, takes off the control panel, turns a screw and the machine...
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    For electric I've got a Les Paul Studio. My...

    For electric I've got a Les Paul Studio. My acoustic is A Washburn that's about 30 years old but still sounds great.
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    I know that's the only way to be a 100% sure but...

    I know that's the only way to be a 100% sure but the one I had yesterday was almost at the top of the plenum. It had take offs at the front and back that were in line with the coil. They couln't put...
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    question for the resi guys

    I was reading another thread about the number of service calls some guys do in a day. a lot of the guys talked about what they do during a call.
    The thing that caught my attention was how many said...
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    That used to be my biggest pet peeve with office...

    That used to be my biggest pet peeve with office people. They would say "could you swing by, stop by, do a quick call at".
    9 times out of 10 it wasn't just a quick call and when you tell the office...
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    Supermarket reno. Was told to go and cut the...

    Supermarket reno. Was told to go and cut the lines going into all the cases. The boss said local contractor was there the previous day and pumped down the rack.
    Everything went ok until I got to a...
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    I'm not a dealer for any specific brand. When a...

    I'm not a dealer for any specific brand. When a customer asks me what the best unit is I tell them they're all kinda the same.
    I think I'm being honest when I say that.
    The compressors are the...
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    I started my appreticeship with a company that...

    I started my appreticeship with a company that only did supermarkets. I was lucky enough to be put with a service mechanic for the first two years. Even got to do some simple calls by myself in that...
  23. Thread: your own unit

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    I've got one of the old green keeprite's that...

    I've got one of the old green keeprite's that just won't quit. The only thing I do is give the condenser a spray anytime I've got the hose out.
    Of course I've probably jinxed it by saying that and...
  24. Thread: ODP Tags

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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Residential call. When I get there customer says...

    Residential call. When I get there customer says furnace doesn't seem to work as good since the renovation. Check the furnace. It's running. Start walking around the house checking supply vents....
  26. Thread: ODP Tags

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    ODP Tags

    I need to buy ODP tags. I think I remember a thread about but can't find it. I've done a search on NEBS website but came up empty.
    If anybody knows where to get them in Canada I'd appreciate the...
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    I know we all strive to be professional in what...

    I know we all strive to be professional in what we do, and alot of these belt changing procedures mentioned certainly are. I would love to have the time to loosen all motors and laser align pulleys....
  28. Thread: Guitar Players

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    OLGA has been gone for quite a few years. There...

    OLGA has been gone for quite a few years. There are other sites out there. I like chordie.com
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    Poll: I was going to have a drink for you on St. Paddys...

    I was going to have a drink for you on St. Paddys day but you ended up having 10.......doubles. I don't know if you stopped after that, everything got a bit hazy.

    Good luck. Beat the odds.
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    My evacuation story was at a Comfort Inn. The...

    My evacuation story was at a Comfort Inn. The company had just installed a RTU. The service manager told me another tech had already done the startup but he found a damaged burner. This unit had two...
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    When I was in my teens and just starting to play...

    When I was in my teens and just starting to play I was talking to a guy who had a really old Gibson acoustic. I mentioned that it would look a lot better if he fixed it up a bit. He said it would...
  32. Thread: CO2 generator

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    CO2 generator

    One of my contracts is for a greenhouse that grows tomatos. It has about 20 unit heaters that I service.
    He has 2 CO2 generators, natural gas, that have always been serviced by a guy that...
  33. We're all instructed when working with gas to...

    We're all instructed when working with gas to perform due diligence. If we see something that's not safe we have to fix it or tag it. We're told that if we shut off the gas, red tag it and the...
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    Humidity for RTU

    I have a customer that has a small office building that needs some humidity. He's not happy with Nortec (mainly because replacement parts are so expensive) so he told me to source other options.
    Has...
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    The practical exam for G3 is all about the code...

    The practical exam for G3 is all about the code book. He'll take you to an appliance. Furnace, water heater etc. and ask questions that you'll have to look up in the book. He wants to find out if...
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    Just had the insurance adjuster at the house....

    Just had the insurance adjuster at the house. We've got ice damming on the roof. Water started dripping in through the windows. I've got to get up there with the hose and a hammer to get rid of the...
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    What was your longest shift ever

    Mine was back when I was doing supermarkets. It was a two month renovation and it was near the end when the cases were being installed. We got to the job at 7AM on a tuesday morning and were told we...
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    The problem I had was knowing when NOT to fix...

    The problem I had was knowing when NOT to fix something. When you finally have enough experience to start doing calls on your own I felt a lot of satisfaction troubleshooting a system, finding the...
  39. Thread: Side work

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    I don't know the regulations down in the States...

    I don't know the regulations down in the States but if you do a heating side job up here you're crazy.
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    Any company that I've worked for it has been hand...

    Any company that I've worked for it has been hand tools and test equipment are yours. That would be gauges, meters, analyzer, manometer etc. The company would provide vac pump, reclaimer, oxy/act kit...
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    It's been a few years but i believe that one had...

    It's been a few years but i believe that one had a lot of piping and venting questions.
  42. Have any of the techs called the manufacturer. A...

    Have any of the techs called the manufacturer. A lot of them do have good tech support guys. I know that most of us in the trade like to figure things out on our own not only to gain knowledge but we...
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    When it comes to this trade you just can't be an...

    When it comes to this trade you just can't be an expert on every piece of equipment made. Through experience and training you hope to be competent enough to leave things in safe working order while...
  44. Thread: Howdy

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    Fleas on my dad.........Fleas on my dad

    Fleas on my dad.........Fleas on my dad
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    I've got a Washburn acoustic that still sounds...

    I've got a Washburn acoustic that still sounds great after 30 years. I also have a Gibson Les Paul Studio. I used to have a goldtop Les Paul back in the 80's when I was in college but sold it to pay...
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    Could the receiver be logged with oil.

    Could the receiver be logged with oil.
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    The easiest calls I've had over the years are for...

    The easiest calls I've had over the years are for walk-ins where the installer has put the adjusting knob on the thermostat. Whether it's on top, inside or on the outside wall somebody has hit with a...
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    Southwestern Ontario. 14 years in the trade....

    Southwestern Ontario. 14 years in the trade. Started in supermarket service and installs. Went on to commercial/industrial hvac. Started on my own last year, hvac and light commercial refrigeration....
  49. A good rule of thumb for the future......any...

    A good rule of thumb for the future......any refrigerant number that starts with a 4 is a blend and needs to be charged as liquid.
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    I agree with beenthere. Never burn your bridges...

    I agree with beenthere. Never burn your bridges if possible. Two weeks notice is the professional thing to do.
    I went out on my own last year and have no problem getting advice from previous...
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