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    Sheila, I ask what instruments b/c people will us...

    Sheila, I ask what instruments b/c people will us the knife (probe) thermometers to take sh and sc. alot of times these don't take accurate measurements b/c the tips have to actually touch the pipes...
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    The liquid line was at 56 degrees, giving a...

    The liquid line was at 56 degrees, giving a superheat of 14 degrees and a subcooling of 32 degrees.

    Do you mean your suction line was 56 degrees with 14 degrees of sh?

    also what type of...
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    the tech is an idiot. call carrier and find an...

    the tech is an idiot. call carrier and find an authorized dealer rep. tell carrier your horror story and maybe they might cut you a break. possibly. bottom line. call someone else.
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    I think if you are trying to expand your skills a...

    I think if you are trying to expand your skills a trade school and classes at supply houses would be your best bet. Personally if I was a contractor I wouldn't hire someone to just take late night...
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    The B.A. is suppose to find work but i talked...

    The B.A. is suppose to find work but i talked with him and he said i could look myself but everyone is telling him no work is available.

    I heard it's a mixed response with companies. Some are...
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    Looking for work(Union)

    So i just found out today I passed all my courses for my first year apprenticeship and now can call myself a second year apprentice. Yay for me right??? NO... I need a job because i got laid off in...
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    I think i speak for every Professional Member...

    I think i speak for every Professional Member here. When you are home... You don't think about more work. Unless it's broke or really really and I mean REALLY needs to get done. It can wait
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    I'm constantly on customers about filter changes...

    I'm constantly on customers about filter changes but yet on my own..... I forget. Also I deal with boilers and burners too much. I figured bring up this topic might make some people check theirs
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    so let's be honest here

    So how many of you guys slack on your home filters and cleaning??? Just curious. I just looked my home filter and gosh damn.... Pretty bad.
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    Mini splits work just fine. you can actually get...

    Mini splits work just fine. you can actually get them where you can have 3 indoor units with one outdoor unit. They may also be available in heat pumps... Not sure would have to look into it.
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    go with radiant heat. It's easier to drill a 1/2"...

    go with radiant heat. It's easier to drill a 1/2" hole through a floor and/or ceiling then to run duct. Its also easier to run copper inbetween studs with insulation then having to deal with trying...
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    you can generally see something like this at...

    you can generally see something like this at older condos. I found alot of them had heating originally and later decided to add cooling. Most older systems have hand valves to isolate the two. They...
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    Nothing replaces hands on experience but reading...

    Nothing replaces hands on experience but reading anything you can get your hands on can't hurt. Attached is some good websites to browse around for boiler stuff. sorry don't work on chillers.
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    Two questions...... How much is one I guess for...

    Two questions...... How much is one I guess for everyday use? (If someone bought one) and Two (well really a comment) 60 bucks to replace the brake isn't bad complared to that guy who lost 4 fingers....
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    I've been using the Craftsman 19.2V set for about...

    I've been using the Craftsman 19.2V set for about 2 years now. I can actually say it's been good to me and I have no complaints. Has anyone else had the same experience or any nightmares with the...
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    Dear DIY, CO2 is a calcuation based off of ???...

    Dear DIY,

    CO2 is a calcuation based off of ??? (I know but wont say it). Good luck ordering a co2 sensor. when you find it.... let the world know. Sorry this is my smart butt way of telling you...
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    A little late but i can hope

    The fieldpiece meter appears to be a perfect meter for an hvac tech.... It has practical functions and for myself it appears to be a perfect meter to help an apprentice (like myself) discover all the...
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    thanks...... i appreciate the feed back from ya....

    thanks...... i appreciate the feed back from ya. I figured i would have to go that route. just wasn't sure if anyone went through this before.
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    we don't use a water softner. Are you saying get...

    we don't use a water softner. Are you saying get one?
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    Think that could be the problem after all this...

    Think that could be the problem after all this time and no other person in town is experiencing it that i know of ??? Isn't hard water like high mineral contant. Which i've heard water softner adds...
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    To the best of my knowledge no. I've been living...

    To the best of my knowledge no. I've been living here for 13 years and never experienced a taste like this. Asked a couple other people from town and they haven't noticed anything but noticed my...
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    Water Quality

    Not sure if anyone on this site can help me out. My house has public water for starters. The other day I mentioned something to a family member that the drinking water taste a little salty. She said...
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    Cheesesteaks and being the most obnoxious fans in...

    Cheesesteaks and being the most obnoxious fans in football. GO EAGLES!!!!
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    I know this won't help but reading CM3TECH's post...

    I know this won't help but reading CM3TECH's post made me think of this school we are always doing repairs at because of someone's brillant design. The UV's have HW coils and if the actuator loses...
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    I would use the bathtub but she locks the door...

    I would use the bathtub but she locks the door all the time. Only allowed in during shower time:D:D:D. Maybe that's why I keep her around???
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    Icehouses list is good. since you are first...

    Icehouses list is good.

    since you are first starting in the field I personally wouldn't buy all the expensive stuff. I'm not saying go cheap but don't kill yourself and be strapped for cash buying...
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    How about a decent combustion analyzer for burner...

    How about a decent combustion analyzer for burner guys. Haven't seen much given away in the heating field
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    Here's a couple links for prizes you can put up...

    Here's a couple links for prizes you can put up for the salesman who want to win something to help productivity.
    ...
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    Hey man, I completely understand your...

    Hey man, I completely understand your frustrations and it seems like the majority of the people on this thread are on your side.

    The no DIY is not to keep customers and home owners from...
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    Looking back on my comments I can see how it...

    Looking back on my comments I can see how it would appear I told him to jump the gun and get all crazy.

    However there is a few things i do feel strongly about:

    (1) Don't tell the customer they...
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    I agree everyone has a bad day but there was...

    I agree everyone has a bad day but there was probably no heat throughout the day in the house and it's going to be in the 20's tonight with a wind chill bringing it into the teens. Kinda hard to say...
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    one thing you might be able to do if you leave a...

    one thing you might be able to do if you leave a bunch of messages and they don't respond within an hour or two call another company. Tell the other company what the complete situation is. Don't...
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    Never really one to rip into people but...

    Never really one to rip into people but maranajack is an Idiot. Way to be a complete jerk when it comes to your families health and well being. I've already seen one thing you've done wrong off your...
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    you actually made me think about it. I just...

    you actually made me think about it. I just walked out to my truck and grabbed my main tool bad and my cordless drill and bit bag. Took all of 2 mins and it one day may save me and my company...
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    I was thinking about doing that with atleast my...

    I was thinking about doing that with atleast my main tool bag. Not that i don't care about the rest of my tools atleast my main bag can get me by while my company is out shopping for new tools for me
  36. Thread: UA Local 9

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    So do you guys wanna hear how stupid i am????...

    So do you guys wanna hear how stupid i am???? Traveled an hour and a half to Hazlet and I forgot my license. Wasn't allowed to take the test. Might and I stress MIGHT be allowed to go back next...
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    hearing about all the tools that are getting...

    hearing about all the tools that are getting stolen scares me. Right now I have about $1500 dollars worth of tools on the passenger seat of my work truck (F-150) because there is a box that i'm not...
  38. Thread: New Tool Bag!

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    I had a bag just like that on and it sucks cause...

    I had a bag just like that on and it sucks cause some of the pliers and adjustable wrenches you wanna keep inside don't allow you to zipper it all the way. That's just my opinion. I like the open...
  39. Thread: UA Local 9

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    I heard their EPA test is the same thing as...

    I heard their EPA test is the same thing as anyother one just with Union endorsement. Is that true??
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    I've had alot of people tell me not to try to go...

    I've had alot of people tell me not to try to go in to high right off the bat. And i completely agree with taking alot of classes and learning. Hell, you never stop learning. What i'm looking forward...
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    after you get your professional membership you...

    after you get your professional membership you can access all the good forums and get actual help from other tech on troubleshooting and good general info on equipment and tools. It's nice to be a...
  42. Thread: UA Local 9

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    I've been a tradesman a couple months now and I...

    I've been a tradesman a couple months now and I still have to take my apprenticeship test. I have a weird situation. I've been working with my company for over 4 years now and worked in the shop and...
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    it can take about a week and then after that you...

    it can take about a week and then after that you will get a robe and secret ring in the mail. After that at the first HVAC Talk meeting I hear you get spanked across the ass with a paddle from every...
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    Apprentice. and how could you miss...

    Apprentice. and how could you miss oil????????????? All the wonderful moments of oil squirting everywhere. Getting all over your clothes and skin. It's a great feeling.
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    If you contact Trane and get in you'll probably...

    If you contact Trane and get in you'll probably have a great career ahead of you. Here's the contact information.

    Trane
    107 Corporate Blvd
    South Plainfield, NJ

    (908) 412-1001

    I'd just...
  46. Thread: UA Local 9

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    that's something i need to work on more. Right...

    that's something i need to work on more. Right now it's all boilers and burners. don't get me wrong it's fun but i always like to try new equipment. In this field you can never know too much.
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    I'll be honest with ya man. It's going to be...

    I'll be honest with ya man. It's going to be hard for you to get field experience on Commerical and Industrial stuff cause the union guys who don't wanna see a non union employees working. if you...
  48. Thread: UA Local 9

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    Do you guys have a speciality??

    Do you guys have a speciality??
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    south of trenton mainly. East PA and Delaware. My...

    south of trenton mainly. East PA and Delaware. My company reps alot so we travel alot. Even sometimes venture up to North Jersey and once in a blue moon NYC
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    322 here. We share the Hazlet Training School

    322 here. We share the Hazlet Training School
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