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    I was an ICP Dealer for 15 years. The 9MPD model...

    I was an ICP Dealer for 15 years. The 9MPD model with it's problematic issues of one thing or another caused me to jump ship several years ago. When that model rolled out I spent a lot of time with...
  2. You think that is that suppose to be an...

    You think that is that suppose to be an improvement or just a vender change ?
  3. Loonie you dont say ? Amongst the warranty...

    Loonie you dont say ? Amongst the warranty calls on these two units, we had a 3rd warranty call on new install...Pressure Switch
  4. When your 240 lb father not smiling abruptly...

    When your 240 lb father not smiling abruptly tells you to live elsewhere ia a lil clue that I was on my own and not moving back in. I can't think of anyone I knew back in the day that ever moved back...
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    Well Mikey as I see it, anyone drilling thru a...

    Well Mikey as I see it, anyone drilling thru a drain line to run romex through it we are trying to figure the brain of plant life.
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    If in fact this was an arson attempt which I...

    If in fact this was an arson attempt which I would say it was, and they were successful in burning the place, it would have been a walk in the park for the Fire Marshall to determine. I've gotten to...
  8. Inducer failures on new Lennox installs

    We have had two failures after units were in service for 2-3 weeks each. Both were the same ML195 series with Fasco 702112686C Inducers. The Lennox TM was in last week and I asked him if he knew of...
  9. Our 20,22 and 24 yr old sons do not live at home...

    Our 20,22 and 24 yr old sons do not live at home anymore. I made it clear many times in their teenage lifes that this Dad installed a one way door on his house. Once you go out that one way door...
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    He said WHAT??! People skills for sure but I...

    He said WHAT??! People skills for sure but I think he needs to climb into some problem equipment and see what he says after that.
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    The hours are long and hard in the summer for...

    The hours are long and hard in the summer for most of us. But I love what I do and fixing broken things. Hot People are mean and want you NOW! I only have one NOW at a time and would like to hurl by...
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    85 yrs old? I'm impressed. That boggles the mind...

    85 yrs old? I'm impressed. That boggles the mind as we all know the wear and tear that comes with the trade. I'm all in for hiring an older seasoned guy if they can physically handle it. The best...
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    Here it sounds like we are talking Resi and maybe...

    Here it sounds like we are talking Resi and maybe Light Commercial. It's probably just me but since I'm old, PM Tech = Filter Queen. Back in the day you worked and studied your tail off, pulled out...
  14. I have nothing else, metal tag but it's eatin up....

    I have nothing else, metal tag but it's eatin up. I'm with you, Im looking for a CF number as well so I was guessing number series has changed. This unit has to be pushing 30 yrs old.
  15. Can you help ID this very old Heat Controller Condenser

    Model 3254-1-18A is the number I can make out. Serial number is wasted.

    Thanks for your help if you can.
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    Yes. We however did need to calculate for longer...

    Yes. We however did need to calculate for longer line set than 15'.
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    Incorrect Lennox Condenser Label

    We ran into this last week with a Lennox 3.5 ton Dry Charge Heat Pump Condenser. We went to weigh in the charge which the tag is clearly marked 12 Lbs 0 ounces. I kind of thought ??? seems like a...
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    10 yrs ago this month

    I came here for help resolving a new install on an EMI 3 zone ductless nightmare I had been fighting for quite a while for quite a bit of expense. Though the problem was never resolved by myself or...
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    After 26 yrs later I still have the opinion the...

    After 26 yrs later I still have the opinion the worst fricked up calls you'll go on is after teachers, preachers or maintenance men have tried to 'fix' it.
    I dont understand some of that either....
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    Things I dont understand...

    How hvac techs grimace about the customer that continually hangs on to that old equipment and wont replace with something quality and I know that their own system at home has been pieced together...
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    Your right that wont help getting your hvac...

    Your right that wont help getting your hvac start. Ins policy's vary depending on the carrier. Mine states 5 yrs. Many years ago I did get a variance for one guy with stipulations from the Ins...
  22. Ever calculated the cost to train a rookie?

    I did at one time years ago after having the final one go down the road.

    Like everyone else I'm forever asked by a newbies and trade schools to take it on. I Haven't calculated it out except in...
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    In NW Indiana 2 yrs ago when the new construction...

    In NW Indiana 2 yrs ago when the new construction went dead the outlook was will be better in 2 yrs. Its far worse than better. Banks here aren't letting go of money easy even to qualified people...
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    Oh I hear you g friendly. Im old school. There is...

    Oh I hear you g friendly. Im old school. There is a lot of mentality of today that is a big rub. Nuff said by me on that, I dont want to hijack Natecerts thread.
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    Ive ran into the green slime once. It was a mess....

    Ive ran into the green slime once. It was a mess. Lost the 5 ton compressor. Property owner had it in his head the 10 yr old unit cooling his radio station studio was almost new so I was to repair...
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    I do a $25 per piece of equipment bonus for the...

    I do a $25 per piece of equipment bonus for the installers. Additional $25 for high end equipment after a detailed check list was completed and explained to and signed by the homeowner.(when...
  27. ....first step into the HVAC industry. Screams...

    ....first step into the HVAC industry.

    Screams at me I get to invest a time, effort and and a whole bunch of money into a rookie which odds dictate I will lose when you move on to your 2nd step.
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    What Ive seen it can varie with either or both...

    What Ive seen it can varie with either or both the Svc Company policy or the Insurance policy a company may have. Its not so uncommon in my small area a good tech have a helper doing the driving...
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    A guy in the trade for many many yrs (retired...

    A guy in the trade for many many yrs (retired now) answered it this way for me when I asked what his bucket was all about. He said it kept from fogging the neighbors or kept oil from blowing on the...
  30. In my experience YES.

    In my experience YES.
  31. Im getting a headache

    Im getting a headache
  32. Man I cant get my head around purging hoses after...

    Man I cant get my head around purging hoses after every use. Im anal about putting or seeing air being pushed in a system. At least in my experience I see the younger guys purge hoses each time. By...
  33. I dont think so. I wouldnt want someone blowing...

    I dont think so. I wouldnt want someone blowing remnants of the wrong oil in my system when they hook up.
  34. At this point in this business transaction its a...

    At this point in this business transaction its a lose-lose for both the customer and the Contractor. No matter what this particular company has "corrected" or attempts to in the future the customers...
  35. Narf there is a positive side. Its one of those...

    Narf there is a positive side. Its one of those lessons we all learn from time to time by shooting our own foot. I will bet money this will forever be burned in your head and you'll never repeat it...
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    Well Ive seen it! Man that was fun trying to keep...

    Well Ive seen it! Man that was fun trying to keep a straight face while explaining why the pipe was distorted and they had no heat.
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    Hey you Oil Guys. Need a few parts?

    We haven't done Oil furnaces for quite some time, have several new Webster Ignition transformers, 2 Honeywell RA117A1047 Protector relays, 6 General 1A-25A Fuel filters, several refill cartridges, 1-...
  38. I asked the mama DIY homeowner who I went to...

    I asked the mama DIY homeowner who I went to school with and love dearly if anyone has been sick in the house. "She said Im on probation." OK?? "On probation from the school corp for my kid being...
  39. Heating a Bedroom with that pesky wasted Heat. Here's How!!

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    I know what your thinking...should have used a 3" x 8" reducer instead of tape.
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    There is something to be said for an experienced...

    There is something to be said for an experienced professional.
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    Since Im 50 and out in the public eye its...

    Since Im 50 and out in the public eye its probably best I didnt choose those of my sons age. Although that would have been entertaining in itself to annoy them like that. :)
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    It very might possibly be an hvac guy married...

    It very might possibly be an hvac guy married over his head?
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    Im Torn. Ofc dress code

    Ofc mgr clocks in to work this morning. She has a sweet heart attitude, extremely good with customers, accounting, pretty much the whole pkg you need up front. Here's the quandary.
    Blond, blue eyes,...
  44. Not only was that great diagnostic and tech work...

    Not only was that great diagnostic and tech work it was frigon funny!! :LOL:


    Timebuilder he's telling me that not because the compressor isnt running it's when he gets pressure readings...
  45. My employee's new term for the AC season

    Have a good guy, very dependable that has worked for me several yrs. He's got 6-7 yrs svc under his belt now. Every new season he hits on something, seems to get it stuck in his head and wants to use...
  46. I know if I didn't provide the 2 yr labor...

    I know if I didn't provide the 2 yr labor warranty on the XL line in any application I installed it in and that complaint reached my supplier, there would be a Territory Mgr in my ofc directly. I...
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    This is just me. I know its been done though. Not...

    This is just me. I know its been done though. Not sure how old you are Crete. Im 49, got started in hvac in the mid 80's. I wouldn't dream of starting hvac field work at 40 yrs old. Its freaking hard...
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    Me I got nothing. Never have. I do get to figure...

    Me I got nothing. Never have. I do get to figure out every year what I can give out. Give all you can to the good guys, even sent one out this yr to a sub. Have zero problem not giving a bonus to a...
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    Our experience was to clean up after the local...

    Our experience was to clean up after the local sub doing Sears work. I dont mind it, you always come out the hero. Case in point when the owner of a Sears store here needed a new top to bottom...
  50. Any tips for dealing with Tool Telemarketers?

    Over the course of yrs Ive tried this:

    Hang up on them they call back.
    Hang up on them again or give them a snide comment you get a call back and quite often cussed out.
    They call emergency call...
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