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    I bought the Hilmor analyzer and had the same...

    I bought the Hilmor analyzer and had the same problem, tried calibrating it and the calibration held till turned it off, when tried using it again, it was all out of whack, took them back and got a...
  2. I would love to carry your tools around, too bad...

    I would love to carry your tools around, too bad you don't have a job:oops:
  3. Well, the real you is coming out of the closet,...

    Well, the real you is coming out of the closet, with that attitude, no wonder why somebody wanted to kill you! Now I see the real deal, you are right, the labor unions and the state of California...
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    Yeah, but you never answer how your pay+benefits...

    Yeah, but you never answer how your pay+benefits compares to what a BTJ gets.
  5. Thread: union

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    I call BS on that! no union employer would demand...

    I call BS on that! no union employer would demand such irrational thing, no even in third world countries like Mississippi, he is bashing the union with lies, probably cause he wasn't good enough to...
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    Same here! MES by any denomination means lower...

    Same here! MES by any denomination means lower wages and benefits.
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    how your total package compares to what the...

    how your total package compares to what the plumbers and fitters get(BTJ)?
  8. Been part of this trade longer than you, for a...

    Been part of this trade longer than you, for a while I worked the construction side, met some unsavory characters along the way, yet again I was never threatened, although I witnessed guys like you...
  9. Grow a pair!!

    Grow a pair!!
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    If you are any good then you work all year round,...

    If you are any good then you work all year round, we work for the contractors not the union hall, when it gets slow the riffraff goes home.
  11. Thread: bluvac

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    Perhaps you are not aware but nobody know what a...

    Perhaps you are not aware but nobody know what a Bluevac is, the maker started the fanfare in this website and the word has not travel far. I got nothing in favor or against the tool, I found a...
  12. Thread: bluvac

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    Let me start by saying that I have no vested...

    Let me start by saying that I have no vested interest with Thermal nor have I received freebies of any kind from them. I own 3 Thermal micron gauges, the oldest one came in the blue box, the kind...
  13. Thread: bluvac

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    LOL!! that's really funny stuff!!! I can only...

    LOL!! that's really funny stuff!!! I can only imagine, you standing on a landfill 20 years from now.
  14. Crosby bought EDS and yes they have a large...

    Crosby bought EDS and yes they have a large ...and growing service division.
  15. Van Ernst? why would any decent tech would want...

    Van Ernst? why would any decent tech would want to work for them? I heard is worst now than when Jerry was running the show and back then one thought it couldn't possible get any worst, good place...
  16. Thread: bluvac

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    Maybe the "several manufactures new meters"...

    Maybe the "several manufactures new meters" aren't accurate anymore and the thermal is.:)
  17. Thread: bluvac

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    dont worry about it the greenvac is going to fix...

    dont worry about it the greenvac is going to fix it, just send us two easy payments of $99.99 ;)....... by the way my themal is doing fine 20 years later lol
  18. I have to agree with Rob, seems like offering...

    I have to agree with Rob, seems like offering $32hr to a 10 year tenure chiller guy would be considered low, even in third world countries like Florida or Alabama, must be that "right to work for...
  19. I'm in Western NY with similar property values...

    I'm in Western NY with similar property values (and higher taxes) but around here any mediocre chiller mechanic would laugh at your $32 hr, a good chiller mechanic would roll around the floor...
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    Well after talking to the manager, they accepted...

    Well after talking to the manager, they accepted the return and got my $$$ back, he said Hilmor is giving them a hard time with returns. I think I'm going to use the money to purchase a Fluke...
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    With a criminal pass you can only work for small...

    With a criminal pass you can only work for small shops, none of the big outfits will take a chance with you but now some small shops are conducting background checks too.
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    Small shops also suffer from what I coined as...

    Small shops also suffer from what I coined as "prodigal son syndrome" AKA nepotism, I mean the old man worked his butt off to build his little business and then one day he passes the torch to his...
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    Own it already! and youre right they are the very...

    Own it already! and youre right they are the very best, not just the tool but customer service is awesome too!
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    I got certified in 2002 and back then in order to...

    I got certified in 2002 and back then in order to have the certification renewed a minimum of 30 backflow preventers must be tested, I did not hit that number and lost my cert. I was primarily...
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    Issac is not a small shop by any means:grin2:

    Issac is not a small shop by any means:grin2:
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    My personal experience with one man/mom-pop shops...

    My personal experience with one man/mom-pop shops is totally negative,the biggest issue with them is cash flow, paychecks bounced and once I had to chase the owner to get pay, he came up with my...
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    I dont think I can, I used it a few times.

    I dont think I can, I used it a few times.
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    Impulse buy plus I already own most of the others.

    Impulse buy plus I already own most of the others.
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    Hilmor digital analyzer junk

    Just when I though it couldn't get any worst than Testo 557, well Hilmor proved me wrong, I wasted $500 on their analyzer and what a piece of crap that it, the temperature readings are off by 10...
  30. Thread: Lennox NAS

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    Lennox Nas is not a fortune 500 company, NAS is...

    Lennox Nas is not a fortune 500 company, NAS is just a speck of dirt hiding under Lennox Int. NAS came to light as result of multiple buyouts including Industrial Building Services, Benner,...
  31. Thread: Lennox NAS

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    Why dont you ask the many former employees that...

    Why dont you ask the many former employees that left the company after the buyouts? you guys have near 80% turnover rate, not only are you unable to keep the good help but cant keep the bad help...
  32. Thread: Lennox NAS

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    You ought to quit smoking that stuff :grin2:

    You ought to quit smoking that stuff :grin2:
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    I use a map gas torch to heat it, you cant score...

    I use a map gas torch to heat it, you cant score that king of sleeve without removing the washer,spring and rotary seal first and in order to do that the sleeve must come out first.
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    The newest series are far more easier to take...

    The newest series are far more easier to take apart than the old ones, the early 90's batch came with no jacking threads and just breaking the flange from the volute was a nightmare, pulling the...
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    No ridicule intended. I have replaced seals in...

    No ridicule intended. I have replaced seals in many different pumps and the Taco FM and FE are some of the most difficult and least service friendly I ever encounter, I know guys that wont touch them...
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    Dont take it personal, I thought you were a...

    Dont take it personal, I thought you were a maintenance guy, the questions you post here don't quite reflect 25 years of tenure, I was just trying to help.
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    My advice to you is to call a service company and...

    My advice to you is to call a service company and let them do the job but if you still insist in doing it I'm going to give you a couple of hints, first you are going to need a large puller, remove...
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    Which one of the R-22 replacements "out performs...

    Which one of the R-22 replacements "out performs R22"?
  39. Service mechanics work all year around, our local...

    Service mechanics work all year around, our local currently has only one service guy benching, with the union your reputation keeps you working, union contractors network, they know whats going on,...
  40. You are lying through your teeth!

    You are lying through your teeth!
  41. Thread: Holiday Pay

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    Thats why I joined the union after working for...

    Thats why I joined the union after working for the other side for almost 20 years, I was sick and tired of fighting for what was rightfully mine, they were always trying to squeeze another nickle out...
  42. I retired my Fluke 30 around 15 years ago,good...

    I retired my Fluke 30 around 15 years ago,good meters but technology has come long ways since, dont know anyone that still uses it.
  43. I dislike the Informant 2 more than the Infijunk...

    I dislike the Informant 2 more than the Infijunk select.
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    I think Sams club sells the same for $74.

    I think Sams club sells the same for $74.
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    I'm also a firm believer on the ZX, I've tried...

    I'm also a firm believer on the ZX, I've tried and owned the Infijunks, H-10,fieldpiece(of crap) srl, the Informant 2 and a few more, none come closer to the sensitivity of the ZX for any given...
  46. more like Hot Crap bypass or Hot Gas buy crap.......

    more like Hot Crap bypass or Hot Gas buy crap.... is cheaper to do it the right way!
  47. Your definition of hot gas bypass and mine are...

    Your definition of hot gas bypass and mine are slightly different.
  48. I don't believe there is such thing, hot gas...

    I don't believe there is such thing, hot gas bypass requires an additional pipe.
  49. Thread: 597 fitters

    by valdelocc
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    I think the company is playing with you, The more...

    I think the company is playing with you, The more money you make the higher the dues you pay, why in the world the hall would want you to take a pay cut? seems like they are playing "good cop-bad...
  50. Thread: 597 fitters

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    service and construction are two different...

    service and construction are two different animals, the union cant block you cause the construction guys are benching, its normal for them to seat this time a year, in the other hand if there are...
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