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    Hey Bill, do you ever get the feeling 90% or more...

    Hey Bill, do you ever get the feeling 90% or more of the pros who post on this site would starve trying to compete in our market?
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    So I gave in and bought a Nest, brought it home...

    So I gave in and bought a Nest, brought it home tonight, removed my steady Big Blue touchscreen and installed the Nest. It never would work, bad out of box. All it kept saying was :Please remove the...
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    That is a good question. Did the Nest cause your...

    That is a good question. Did the Nest cause your compressor to pull less amps? Did it cause your furnace to go from 80% to 90%+ efficiency? Did it somehow convince you that your body is more...
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    It's been spotty here. We might have a week full...

    It's been spotty here. We might have a week full of installs, then nothing for 2 weeks straight. Got some really good stuff in the works though.
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    BlackSS that is a good choice. I am a Trane...

    BlackSS that is a good choice. I am a Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer in Cypress. PM me or shoot me an email through my website if you like.
  6. I would tend to think that someone installing a...

    I would tend to think that someone installing a 16 SEER complete system for that price may not have install quality as their number 1 priority.

    And as for Trane, I am a Trane Comfort Specialist...
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    Crownline.. what part of Houston are you in?

    Crownline.. what part of Houston are you in?
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    Hey Bill! You know, I usually don't get over to...

    Hey Bill! You know, I usually don't get over to the Hunton offices much. I used a stocking plan this past year or have stuff delivered to my office. Worst case I send one of my guys over there. I...
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    Your tech (brother in law) can use a generic...

    Your tech (brother in law) can use a generic ICM282A furnace control board that is readily available at most AC supply stores. I have used these numerous times and never had a problem....
  10. Thread: Opinion needed

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    The problem is obviously not with the Lennox...

    The problem is obviously not with the Lennox equipment, but with the installation or setup of the equipment. I wouldn't blame Lennox for the problem or the labor warranty not being covered. The...
  11. What part of Houston is the home located? Who is...

    What part of Houston is the home located? Who is your builder?

    I go behind alot of new construction companies after the 2 year warranty period. It's still amazing what I see in a house built this...
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    Mike, if you would like a load calc done I would...

    Mike, if you would like a load calc done I would be glad to stop by and do one for you. If you have pricing questions feel free to call me. My number is on the Contractor Locator or my website. I am...
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    Do all those manufacturers even make a 2 stage 3...

    Do all those manufacturers even make a 2 stage 3 phase condenser?

    I'm looking through my Trane book and I do not see anything. So American Standard wouldn't have one.

    When I've quoted these...
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    Ok, here's what I found. She has a Trane XR12...

    Ok, here's what I found. She has a Trane XR12 condenser, Trane XB furnace and a crappy Allstyle plenum coil. I believe the crappy Allstyle plenum coil may be the poor design the earlier technician...
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    I was contacted by the homeowner this morning and...

    I was contacted by the homeowner this morning and will be going out this afternoon. I will report back what i find. Anxious to see what kind of "sizzling" this unit is making!
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    Ok, I'll bite on this. If the OP gets back on...

    Ok, I'll bite on this. If the OP gets back on here and tells me what part of Houston he's in, I'll go by and do the Load Calc and report back on here as to what I find. I am not promising to solve...
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    He probably got the wrong capacitor, just a plain...

    He probably got the wrong capacitor, just a plain one. He likely needed the FLUX CAPACITOR....

    A common mistake I think.
  18. I see I'm not the only one who faces this...

    I see I'm not the only one who faces this situation Bill.
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    thanks Roadhouse for the tips. Saw the Spring job...

    thanks Roadhouse for the tips. Saw the Spring job on Craigslist, didn't see Air Tech of Houston. My buddy will be staying with us this week, so he can be out applying. The Spring job is on his list...
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    Nothing against the automotive industry itself,...

    Nothing against the automotive industry itself, he just doesn't enjoy it like he thought he would. He visited UTI, tech school where I studied HVAC. They talked him into the auto program instead of...
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    This is incorrect. The Tax Credit itself is not...

    This is incorrect. The Tax Credit itself is not refundable - meaning if you didn't work, didn't have withholding or income of any sorts, you could not just file a return and get the money back....
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    LMAO seaton. I hate it when the AC has poor...

    LMAO seaton. I hate it when the AC has poor heating output...
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    Friend Looking in Houston

    I have a very good friend of 23 years who is looking to get into HVAC. He went to UTI for automotive training several years ago, but realizes he went into the wrong field. He is a very hard worker,...
  24. Thread: Fun AC Story

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    Hate to burst your bubble, but not everyone is...

    Hate to burst your bubble, but not everyone is comfortable at 72-75 degrees with RH in 50's. I prefer 68-70 degrees with 50% RH. If I come home and my house is 75, my wife will be on the curb.
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    Requiting? If you mean "requoting", I was not...

    Requiting?

    If you mean "requoting", I was not offering to requote, just trying to help the man decide if the pricing he has received already is in line, and if the sizing is correct. I work for a...
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    Got it. You now have mail.

    Got it. You now have mail.
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    Contender, I sell residential changeouts in...

    Contender, I sell residential changeouts in Houston, and I do alot of Bryant. Email me if you want to talk and I'll give you some advice from my pricing so you can see how good a deal you are getting.
  28. Cypress Texas (Houston Suburb): 62 earlier,...

    Cypress Texas (Houston Suburb): 62 earlier, before we started the BBQ. Down to a blustery 59 now.
  29. Wife and I watch the show when it's on. They do a...

    Wife and I watch the show when it's on. They do a really nice job with the cosmetics. Robbie seems to have surrounded himself with some very knowledgable people. I would guess he has a partner who is...
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    That makes absolutely no sense.

    That makes absolutely no sense.
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    Exactly what kind of experience do you have?...

    Exactly what kind of experience do you have? Residential service, commercial HVAC service, refrigeration service, installation? I'll do what I can to point you in the right direction.
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    You come on an English speaking forum and ask...

    You come on an English speaking forum and ask that the result be "made in russian" so you can read it better?

    Come on russian speaking AC guys, help this guy out!

    Twili speaks russian doesn't...
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    Original poster shortly before posting: ...

    Original poster shortly before posting:

    http://media.canada.com/idl/vasn/20071213/216168-71174.jpg
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    Well, I started in the field after getting an...

    Well, I started in the field after getting an HVAC education from UTI (when they still taught HVAC). I then went into residential sales, retro and new construction, then became a Service Manager....
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    Uhhhhhh.. are you seriously talking crap? Or just...

    Uhhhhhh.. are you seriously talking crap? Or just playing around? I think I know quite alot about products and practices.
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    Any Salesmen Out There?

    Salesman or not, everyone needs to watch this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVLAvix-dX0
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    I wouldn't live in Iowa for $150,000 yearly, even...

    I wouldn't live in Iowa for $150,000 yearly, even if all I had to do was sit on my behind. People live in Texas because it's the greatest state in the union.

    BTW --- People live in Houston because...
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    Uh, no I actually educate myself quite well on...

    Uh, no I actually educate myself quite well on topics that interest me. I joined the union here in Houston a few years ago, and the benefits were horrible compared to most large contractors. I had to...
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    Unions = This ASSCLOWN : ...

    Unions = This ASSCLOWN :

    http://2.bp.********.com/_kHUrjDp0-Uk/Sm5ZFZe8s7I/AAAAAAAACBE/dxgsivdunKM/s400/aca1.jpg
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    There is a company down in Stafford that does...

    There is a company down in Stafford that does mostly hard pipe installation. They may be able to help you. PM me if you want the contact info.
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    Hmmmmmmmmm you know how Identity Theft is such a...

    Hmmmmmmmmm you know how Identity Theft is such a problem now... I wonder how hard it would be to steal some wetback's identity and become an illegal? Think of all the perks. I'm going to think on...
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    Aw what the hell.. Come on down and join all the...

    Aw what the hell.. Come on down and join all the Yankees we already have here... Houston is the best city in the world. I can't blame anyone for moving here.
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    Well, it's probably best if you keep your...

    Well, it's probably best if you keep your big-foreheaded-peyton manning-colts loving azz in indiana then...

    Have you ever seen a forehead as big as manning's? :anyone:
  44. Maybe you could refine your grasp of the English...

    Maybe you could refine your grasp of the English language a little before you get here. You need to be able to fully explain your findings, in an understandable fashion, to customers and your...
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    I was going to be tacky, but I chose not to.

    I was going to be tacky, but I chose not to.
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    I am the Branch Manager for a company with a...

    I am the Branch Manager for a company with a satellite office in Georgetown, which is a bedroom community to Austin. We are mostly commercial, maybe 10% residential, good contracts with schools, city...
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    Barack Obama Sounds Like....

    The Rock. From WWE wrestling. Not sure if that's an old topic around here, but I really noticed it watching old WWE/WWF clips on youtube. They sound amazingly alike. Check it out and see what you...
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    Pointer #1: (and this is the most important one)...

    Pointer #1: (and this is the most important one) The fact that you have a MS in Mechanical Engineering doesn't mean you now (or ever will) know more than a guy who who has been working on said HVAC...
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    Is Twilli hung? Does anyone know for sure.

    Is Twilli hung? Does anyone know for sure.
  50. Not worth it unless you get a ton of business and...

    Not worth it unless you get a ton of business and just need work to keep guys busy. They want to pay you $58/hour for service here. Old Service Manager chased this crap. I fired National Accounts as...
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