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    This is the 3rd place that has given me the run...

    This is the 3rd place that has given me the run around about work. I've wanted to start my own business for a few years. Just thinking this may be a way of doing it.
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    Getting started as a sub contractor

    I'm thinking about becoming a subcontractor. I am getting fed up with chasing my boss around just to get my paycheck.
    I just wondering what I need to do and how to get started. Looking to do...
  3. I worked for a company as a sales tech. There was...

    I worked for a company as a sales tech. There was days where the office would tell me that needed to sell x amount of units just so the installers had work. I hated it when I got to the house and the...
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    I would if the job market was not so tight in the...

    I would if the job market was not so tight in the the small town I'm in. The scary thing it this is my best option.
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    A van or a truck would be nice. The past few...

    A van or a truck would be nice. The past few weeks I've been working out of my dodge stratus because 2 of the work vans have broken frames and the 3 the owner is driving. I've worked out of both pick...
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    Age old debate

    I started working for a company last fall and since then I've been in a debate with the other tech between brazing vs soldering. I have always brazed the linesets. The big debate is that he solders...
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    Posting Resume online

    Has anyone had any luck posting their résumé on websites for HVAC work? I tried it years ago and I got some temp work but nothing major.
    Thank you
  8. Thread: Duct cleaning

    by dilysi_3
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    Ive used the rotobrush system as well as a truck...

    Ive used the rotobrush system as well as a truck mounted vacuum system and I can say the truck mounted system is far better than the rotobrush.
    I think a shop vac does a better job and more...
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    Boiler questions

    Ok guys I was in a debate at the office today about boiler piping. They are bidding a new construction home that wants baseboard fin tube. What is the best way to pipe it. We where talking about...
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    Upstate. North of syracuse

    Upstate. North of syracuse
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    Thanks guys for the input. I sat down with my...

    Thanks guys for the input. I sat down with my boss and talked about the way things are going. I told him that I am going to have to look for some way to make some more money. On the up side I had a...
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    I am coming from having 2 techs running 10 hour...

    I am coming from having 2 techs running 10 hour days. Installers installing 4 to 5 systems a week and personally running service calls and making atleast 3 sales a week
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    Need some input

    Hey guys I need some help to make the right choice. Ill try to keep this short. Ten years ago I left this small town heating company to go do heating and ac in a bigger city. Well a few months ago I...
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    I've been in this same boat for the past year. I...

    I've been in this same boat for the past year. I was driving a company box truck and got into an accident when the brakes failed. At the time my employer did not have a problem with it because he...
  15. I just bought a case for my sman 3 at harbor...

    I just bought a case for my sman 3 at harbor feight for less than 30 bucks. It a metal briefcase style. I can hold the gauges hose ect in there and it's all in one place
  16. I started out as an installer then became a...

    I started out as an installer then became a service tech. Right now I do it all. I've been know to install a furnace get back to the shop and run service calls most the night. In a small shop that...
  17. Thread: Cheat sheet

    by dilysi_3
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    Cheat sheet

    Hey does anyone have a cheat sheet that has the breakdown of the model numbers and serial numbers. Carriers and rheems I have down pretty well but some of the others I have have trouble with
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    Master cool digital manifold

    I got a set of mastercool digital manifold and when I hook the low side up to the unit it reads no pressure. Is there anyway to reset it or does it need to be sent out for service
  19. Thread: iPod apps

    by dilysi_3
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    iPod apps

    Do you guys know of any good iPod apps that are worth putting on my iPod. I've seen a few on the apps store but don't know of any good ones
  20. Thread: capacitors

    by dilysi_3
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    capacitors

    Ok i know this is a rookie question but im just starting as a service tech and want to learn from this. I was on a call today and found a blown capacitor on the blower motor. The capacitor was a 10...
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    ive tried Hitachi and did not really care or...

    ive tried Hitachi and did not really care or them. ive moved onto craftsman and have not had any trouble
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    I started out as a installer helper and worked my...

    I started out as a installer helper and worked my way up to lead installer. a good friend of mine went to a different company and then got me over there. After a few weeks of working there i asked...
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    Tis the season

    ok i finally got the lights out of the basement and just like most years half don't work. does anyone have a quicker way than pulling each bulb out and changing it
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    i would like to take a look at that checklist also

    i would like to take a look at that checklist also
  25. Thread: NATE

    by dilysi_3
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    NATE

    My work has decided to start having us start working towards nate rating. i ordered the NATE study & reference guide and would like to know if there is anything else i need to look at.
  26. Thread: Mr slim tools

    by dilysi_3
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    Flaring tool, crescent wrenchs, tiny hands, about...

    Flaring tool, crescent wrenchs, tiny hands, about 6 inchs of a 2x4 to prop the unit up when working on it, and a 2 7/16 hole saw
  27. there is a johnstone, Carrier northeast, RE...

    there is a johnstone, Carrier northeast, RE michaels, and ARB Wholesaler. I know johnstone and michaels carries UEI products
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    just shark bite it... it should hold... lol.

    just shark bite it... it should hold... lol.
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    I could see if it was new construction or...

    I could see if it was new construction or commercial installs but these are residential change outs. just another way to cutting cost i guess
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    Driving your own car

    What is you guys feeling about driving your own car to residential install. the way it was going that the lead installer and help would meet at the shop, load up, run to supply house and then go to...
  31. Thread: new combo kit

    by dilysi_3
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    new combo kit

    My combo kit ready to die. the drill the gears are stripping out and the batteries are getting weak. i would like to know what you guy thought of the ridgid 5 piece combo kit. I do mostly...
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    Rebuilding a vacuum pump

    I was just wondering is there any way to rebuild a vac pump. I had one on my van that would not pump down past 1100. they are getting ready to dumpster it and i was wondering if it worth grabbing...
  33. where do you live and at what time are you...

    where do you live and at what time are you planing on doing this.... i would like to have the EPA there. man i can feel the 10 grand in my pocket right now
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    Promax Recovery machine

    I have that chance to by a promax RG5000 Recover machine and i would like to know if i have to convert it to the RG5410 to be able to recover 410a?
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    Gauges and hoses

    I have a quick question for you guys... I have a set of gauges that are for R12 R22 and R502 and the problem im having when i take the gauges off a system and put them away the gauges start rising. ...
  36. Looking for a internship in the Syracuse area

    I am looking for an internship opportunity in the Syracuse starting in june for 4 weeks. This will complete a 6 month training program that i have been in. i have experience in HVAC and have my...
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    Syracuse has been real slow lately.

    Syracuse has been real slow lately.
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    what part of upstate you looking to get into?

    what part of upstate you looking to get into?
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    when i took my in july i knew that night what i...

    when i took my in july i knew that night what i got on the test
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    Blue collar jobs in demand for 2010-2011

    Saw this on yahoo.com thought i pass it on.

    http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-blue_collar_jobs_in_demand_for_2010-1099
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    JR proves how little you can do with so much.

    JR proves how little you can do with so much.
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    For the most part the HVAC field is pretty save. ...

    For the most part the HVAC field is pretty save. The more learn the better you will be. What part of NY you in?
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    Well ive been in the field on and off since i was...

    Well ive been in the field on and off since i was a sr in high school. I been trying for a few months to find work. I was told back in march that it would be hard to hire me because i did not have...
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    I was 17 when i started doing repair work,...

    I was 17 when i started doing repair work, working for a company my dad worked for. I left the field for a few years to be a welder, then when the plant i was working for closed i went back to HVAC...
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    Starting a HVAC wiki

    What do you guy think about starting a HVAC wiki. That way if some one get stumped on a service question or an install problem then we can have a database of ideas.
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    Craftsman pro test kit

    What is everyone thoughts about this test kit. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03482004000P?mv=rr#descriptionAnchor Im just looking for a basic set up. nothing to fancy yet. thanks for the...
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    Im up in CNY right now.

    Im up in CNY right now.
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    end of my rope

    Ok i've been out of work for a few months now and i had an interview the other day and the company said i was everyhting they were looking for but 3 years experance. I am a hard worker that shows...
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    ive been out of the bussiness since march. the...

    ive been out of the bussiness since march. the company i worked for would not let me be an full installer without my epa. i had a few interviews and they said that because i didn't have the epa i...
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    I have been trying so hard to get back into this...

    I have been trying so hard to get back into this field. I was told that i needed my epa cert. so spent my own money, and invested my own time and got my universal cert. now i have tried every...
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