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    Poll: Thats what I use.tighten every one and put a...

    Thats what I use.tighten every one and put a brass cap on it. Customers really like a simple act like that after a few bad service calls.
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    Given a choice............I like Rheem/ruud

    Easy to work on and petty darn tough units......York, not so much.
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    I understand wanting a pile of money to start with

    And I know I may be lucky in 1 respect. I have a little company, but I also have a full time job that takes care of everything and gives me time to work extra also. I'm off 26 weeks a year plus...
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    I just might take you up on that

    I think I just want to stay small.....but I love talking to those that know much more than I do.:)
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    I operate a jet fuel facility

    We work 7 days on 12 hr shifts then 7 days off, plus 2 weeks vacation. (soon to be 3). I do a week of days 7am-7pm then off a week then a week of nights 7pm-7am then off another week. I run after 7pm...
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    I been at it for about 2 years now and I have great customers

    True, I still have a full time job, but with every other week off I make it work. I also only do service type work, dryer vent cleanings and efficiency upgrades and charge pretty low prices compared...
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    amen to this brother

    I have found unions to be exactly as you described them. I have seen unions protect the scum of the earth and then throw out good hard working dependable men....Unions suck :mad:
  8. Lots of little things make a difference!!

    prog t-stat
    cfl bulbs
    hw heater blanket
    switch/outlet insulation gaskets
    low flow sink aerators
    dryer balls
    surge protectors with on/off switch on computers and tvs

    refrigerator coil...
  9. This is so true

    :)

    Many leaks I find are schrader valve related and are easily fixable. The customer always like it when you say "I found a leak.....but its not gonna cost you much to repair." I like happy...
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    Alabama..or anyone else that plays Florida is all and good

    But I do believe this might be the year of the Rebel.......Ole Miss is Primed for a run..and don't forget that we are the only team in the nation to beat the last 2 national champs in the same...
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    I see a lot of "Freezon" needs in Memphis. Had 4...

    I see a lot of "Freezon" needs in Memphis. Had 4 call the other day all needing "freezon" and yet I did not put in 1 drop. I did get 1 "that filter changing stuff is just a gimic, I know I just need...
  12. I guess I'm behind the "power" curve. I just use...

    I guess I'm behind the "power" curve. I just use my nut drivers. The only thing I use my 18v drill for is dryer vent cleanings. Its about 6 years old and still going strong. I have a brand new 19.2 v...
  13. Conway is way overpriced.......the other 2 aren't bad

    I kind of like Air Doctors and just for basic services and repairs Thomas and Sons Home Efficiency can't be beat......imho
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    HOT AS HECK IN MEMPHIS

    But I am slower than I should be.......kinda weird really. Thank goodness I have a full time job.:eek:
  15. I just repaired one of these monsters last night

    been awhile since I've seen 3 capacitors in one unit (all original) I replaced one in the old girl and she fired right up.......amazing.:D
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    Sounds like you may need a dryer vent cleaning

    I do these all the time..easy money and helps my customers.:cool:
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    I keep 2 can on the truck (emergency use only)

    As another guy said..old, out of warranty and as a last ditch.....it has worked for me 3 out of 4 times so far. And I do put the warning sticker on the unit when I use it. I work mostly for lower...
  18. Amen to that brother

    I hate trying to run down a &^T*^%&% lennox part on the weekend in Memphis. @@%#^%$#^%$%^$## is all I can say!!!:mad:
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    I see some of these...........not a fan

    I just don't know why carrier did this on residential units.....more headaches to deal with
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    Things that bite

    That PO'd pile of fire ants I crawled over the other day looking at a clogged dryer vent...they bite!!!:mad:
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    "The filter don't matter does it?"

    "Its all about the freezeon anyway" ( a customer quote from this very day!!!):D
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    Rota? I found it to be a bit of a rat hole

    But to each his own, I didn't like Turkey either...not enuff rat holes....:confused:
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    US Navy 92-98

    USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) TOMMY TUGBOAT (if it flied it died, if it floated....it did'nt for long!!!!)
    USS VICKSBURG (CG-69)

    I was an FC-2 (aegis)ORTS TECH -twiggits they called us.:D

    Good...
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    I had one of those blow on me last year.....

    :eek:Yep...sounds like a bomb alright. I should know, I used to practice shooting down planes in flames (as yosemite sam would say..lol)
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    I rebuilt a couple of 70s model singers last...

    I rebuilt a couple of 70s model singers last year......I guess they are still running
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    Amen to the GPS my man (and the other stuff too)

    But the GPS is an unbelievable asset!!!:)
  27. He said what I was thinking, must be a mind reader

    Honestly they all will have some problems eventually. Thats why I look over the entire system on every call, because its embarassing to go back. I may ADVISE HO of potential problems but may not fix...
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    I don't know where you are at....but

    If you really need something to do to make some extra money until you get something else try this.....Go to a local hardware store or online and buy you a LINT EATER dryer vent cleaning system, play...
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    That somehow just sounds awesome!!!

    I love Dave and HVAC too!!!!:D
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    The man does have a point

    That might make you spring a leak....or worse
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    I offer this service as an add on (fridge coil cleaning)

    It does't take that long to do and if you see pets you can pretty much prove its worth it energy wise..easy 40 bucks extra;)
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    Charging extra to go upstairs?

    Maybe thats where I'm messing up....Thats the first place I head on every AC needs freon call. Am I backwards or something?:eek: I like to know my air handler is running and what my filters and A...
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    dang, I knew I was forgetting something!!!

    Even though I preach this to my customers on every call. Its different when its my house I guess.:o
  34. Thread: U.A.W.

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    I detest unions...and here's why!!!!

    When I got out of the military I worked for DuPont for five years and another chemical company for five more. The unions in both tried to get me to join them many times and I refused because they...
  35. Don't put any R-22 in or change that bad Cap.I can gett'em cheaper at Home Depot

    These were the orders I got from one of our dear visitors from another country (India) today while doing a standard clean and service. Every time he said something like that I said OK, I guess I can...
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    Replaced fans in 2 of these last week

    I work for a property management firm that would rather die than replace somthing that can be fixed. So I do what I can do.:(
  37. Rockin with the oldies!!!

    I see some of that old stuff in Memphis myself......speaking of the King!!!:)
  38. whats with all this extra stuff anyway?

    :D Sort of what I was thinking......
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    2 wire superboost exploded?

    I was working on a system that the compressor seemed to be tight on. Low suction pressure. Put on a super boost to get it moving. Went about 10 minutes fine then the superboost exploded. Later found...
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    Is florida still to the left?

    Taking a trip to the Keys a few years ago. Going down through Alabama and nearing I-10 This little gem came from my new wife. My answer...Nope.....Louisana and Florida swap sides every other year, so...
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    There will never...I mean NEVER be another set of...

    There will never...I mean NEVER be another set of them in MY driveway...EVER......I had a 99 Dodge Ram....Only thing I ever hated about that truck was the brakes!!!
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    I have a fieldpiece.....stays in the bag mostly...

    I have a fieldpiece.....stays in the bag mostly since I went with fluke....but it did get the job done when called upon. You know you can find a lemon anywhere.
  43. Shouldn't they bring back hanging???

    For junk like that..its just as bad as horse theft was...or maybe worse isn't it?:rolleyes:
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    thats what I wuz thinking

    :p Gotta be Kool!!!:D
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    Fieldpiece or Fluke

    I like fluke better but have never had my fieldpiece let me down either>:cool:
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    Yep I've been seeing those symptoms a lot lately

    Shouldn't cost ya too much at all ;)
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    Its probably 10-12 years old

    I don't do full installs, just repairs. I'm a one man operation with a full time job (Not HVAC related) I have every other week off so I do service on the side. I am qualified and won't do what I...
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    furnace plug getting hot and melting

    I replaced a condenser fan about 2 weeks back for a customer. Yesterday this guy calls me up and tells me that the plug on the furnace is getting hot and melting so it must be something I did wrong?...
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    I have a one man business

    I just started last year with a few tools and an Ford Ranger. I have a full time job but am off every other week for 7 days.(26 weeks a year) I do basic clean and service, light repairs (condenser...
  50. Isn't cat fur BAD?

    I know they aren't the best..but the blue ones kinda stop stuff dont they? Like cats and opossums?:eek:
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