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    Atlanta Weekend Helper

    I'm here to help anyone in the atlanta area that needs help on the weekends or holidays. I have limited experience, but have no problems doing what I'm told. I have a 2 year degree in HVAC/R and am a...
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    I went from 65K down to $13.00 a hour at the...

    I went from 65K down to $13.00 a hour at the electrical company that took me in. It was a big adjustment for my family and I. I feel that me not being able to take less than the $13.00 an hour is my...
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    Had a handful. Its tough getting out there. I'm...

    Had a handful. Its tough getting out there. I'm working nights putting in a fire alarm at GSU from 9 Pm till 7 AM. Been doing it for months and still cant get my sleep hours right, lol. I went on one...
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    :bump:

    :bump:
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    Bumping me back to the top:bump::whistle:

    Bumping me back to the top:bump::whistle:
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    Thanks guys I'll look into it. I've turned in...

    Thanks guys I'll look into it. I've turned in applications in several places, even as referrals with no luck. Its a tough market out there.
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    Seeking the Challenging Position of an HVAC...

    Seeking the Challenging Position of an HVAC Technician

    A highly gifted worker with experience in plumbing, carpentry, electrical and construction.

    Professional Experience

     Electrician for...
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    Anyone hiring in the Atlanta area

    I'm green as they come, but am very mechanically inclined, great at troubleshooting and have a good bit of electrical experience in high and low voltages and motor controls. :putergreet:
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    I've often wondered the same thing. Its tough...

    I've often wondered the same thing. Its tough just to think about it.
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    Nice. Its $150 to $175 around here

    Nice. Its $150 to $175 around here
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    oxyacetylene cost

    I was just checking to see how much it cost to get a set of tanks filled. 40 c.f. or so. Also about how long does it last before refilling. I know theres no good answer for that one but a ball park...
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    Thats crazy. I looked at his page and his mailing...

    Thats crazy. I looked at his page and his mailing address is where my folks live. Wonder if they know theres cannons going off up the street, lol.
  13. Thread: motivation

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    Thats a tough one. Once working routines have...

    Thats a tough one. Once working routines have been established its hard to break. Your just going to to have to slowly get harder on them if you have time for that.
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    I agree with everyone else get the ductwork...

    I agree with everyone else get the ductwork fixed. I have a tri level house with one unit. Every duct in the house is flex and some runs are 30 foot long also. The flex used to run over, around, and...
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    I used Ohio Casualty for workers comp and, Hmm,...

    I used Ohio Casualty for workers comp and, Hmm, cant remember who wrote the general liability. It was so cheap that we only paid once a year.
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    Thats a shame. Its a relatively cheap 6 X 6 PVC...

    Thats a shame. Its a relatively cheap 6 X 6 PVC box which would have been a breeze to replace.
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    Just the response I expected. Sounds like your...

    Just the response I expected. Sounds like your company needs to direct their hiring to a salesperson that already has training in the HVAC field instead of hiring an "experienced" sales person that...
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    I was promised nothing by the school and was...

    I was promised nothing by the school and was advised that they could not help with placement. I went because there was not a ceiling in learning the trade. There is unlimited career paths to chose...
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    According to my calender the world will end every...

    According to my calender the world will end every 12 months:whistle:
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    I've been reading away at this thread and wonder...

    I've been reading away at this thread and wonder if the employer isn't as lazy as everyone seems to thing the young folks are. Trade school is a joke and most likely always has been. Being able to...
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    I guess I'll just stick to the old analog. But...

    I guess I'll just stick to the old analog. But like Upnort, I like gadgets also.
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    Capacitor tester

    Hey guys, whats a good economical tester? I've been looking on amazon, supply houses, ebay and review boards, but haven't come up with a solid description to make a firm decision. I have always used...
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    Interview Help

    This may be the craziest thing you may have heard, but at 35 years old I've never been in an interview. Straight out of high school I started laying bricks for a friend of mines dad and eventually...
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    +1. You need a good meter. I personally like...

    +1. You need a good meter. I personally like Fluke meters. It'll cost you some money, but like Tech said. You dont want to get hit with 480 cause you bought a cheap meter that runs on watch batteries.
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    We have a springfield 9 next to the bed, but any...

    We have a springfield 9 next to the bed, but any shotgun will do. It doesnt have to be sawed off or pistol grip, just your plain old shotgun will do for home defense. I would recommend a pump and a...
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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Alternative brazing

    Hey guys is there any other ways of brazing that do not involve the rising cost of the 15% silver rods and oxyacetylene gases. As you all know the cost of the brazing rods themselves have doubled in...
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    I thought the regular YJ Plus2 hoses were rated...

    I thought the regular YJ Plus2 hoses were rated for 200 microns. Then I started looking into it and cant seem to find a micron rating for them anywhere. Why would you want hoses that can pull so low?
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    Dang guys you know how to be hard on...

    Dang guys you know how to be hard on someone:whistle:
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    Had to run the heat today because for some reason...

    Had to run the heat today because for some reason down here in Georgia it went from 90f to 47f outside. Heat was at 112f at the vents without aux energized.
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    Im working on getting my posts to apply for pro....

    Im working on getting my posts to apply for pro. Im working graveyard shift and have to reply from my phone. Real pain.

    Indeed it heats just fine. Thats why I originally thought it was the txv
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    After two years of tech school I feel as though I...

    After two years of tech school I feel as though I didnt learn anything. Its a real eye opener when you cant even figure out whats wrong with your own system.
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    Well I disabled the indoor fan today and the...

    Well I disabled the indoor fan today and the results are not a desired. Nothing froze up and I could hear refrigerant boiling in the liquid line. I plugged the fan back up and went out to check the...
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    SH is fine. still high, but like I said its as...

    SH is fine. still high, but like I said its as hot as the desert and as humid as the rain forest in here right now.
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    I'll try that later. Heading into work here in a...

    I'll try that later. Heading into work here in a minute. The local supply houses didnt have the TXV in stock. I adjusted this one all the way out and we'll see what happens. Its running a steady...
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    Not much more info to give. The unit runs for 30...

    Not much more info to give. The unit runs for 30 minutes or so and the evaporator starves. superheat goes off the chart suction drops into the teens. I took the bulb off and ran it and it still...
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    Alright guys I went out and got a Field piece...

    Alright guys I went out and got a Field piece dual temp thermometer since my way off measuring was bound to be inaccurate. I have 14 degrees of subcooling at the condenser. My CFMs are good and I...
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    Let me give a little history on the unit. The...

    Let me give a little history on the unit. The unit is in my home. I had it installed while I was in tech school and it was me who chose the different sizing. The house is tri level or split level....
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    There seems to be moisture in the system. She...

    There seems to be moisture in the system. She runs for 30 minutes and is freezing up at the TXV. There isn't much Ice and you cant see it but if you run your finger across the back of the device...
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    The dyer is tucked nice and tight in the corner...

    The dyer is tucked nice and tight in the corner of the unit. Why they ever did this is beside me. The TXV does get a light dusting of Ice on it during the whole process and the liquid line near the...
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    I just cant figure it out

    Hey folks this is my first post on here and I was directed by a friend to this site.
    The problem lies with a Amana 3.5 with a 4 ton variable air handler/TXV.
    The unit is clean inside and out with...
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