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    I ran into a phase issue recently on a 10 year...

    I ran into a phase issue recently on a 10 year old install. Evidently the power company had an issue and when they brought the third phase back on, the rotation was different. Not the first time...
  2. Gotta 2nd 24/7/365. I'm nearing on the 2 year...

    Gotta 2nd 24/7/365. I'm nearing on the 2 year mark of self-employment and even when your not "at work", you are still working. There is always invoices to write, bills to pay or estimates to...
  3. As a firefighter, I can barely listen to the bag...

    As a firefighter, I can barely listen to the bag pipes without a tear coming to my eye. My heart goes out to those who lost their family members, friends or co-workers.
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    I am pretty sure I went to that school you...

    I am pretty sure I went to that school you described. I can honestly say that I would have been so clueless without it that I would have likely become burnt out within a year. I don't have anywhere...
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    My Advise

    Jurta, the best advise I can give you is that mouth closed, eyes open is a good way to learn on this sight. Arguing with guys that have 1k+ posts and/or multiple times the amount of experience that...
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    Within my company whenever a tech says he found a...

    Within my company whenever a tech says he found a cracked section the standard response is "so your working on a smith again?" I think some of it is in the casting, but I am sure that some of it is...
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    Not that this is what you are dealing with, but...

    Not that this is what you are dealing with, but it may help. I just spent 3 days on a large city-multi system trying to find a leak. Turned out to be the head on the expansion valve was leaking...
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    Agreed!

    I tell every tech I come in contact with to get on here and start reading. If you have a problem there is a 99% chance its already been posted and, if not post it and one (or more) of the super...
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    Heard this one before

    I got called out middle of last winter by another tech who was having the same problem. He put a new board in and it fixed the issue. It is a little strange to watch though.
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    Does anyone have any pics of a DCU outfitted? I...

    Does anyone have any pics of a DCU outfitted? I just put one on my truck and would like to see some ideas.Thanks guys
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    I haven't used one yet, but i've seen them. One...

    I haven't used one yet, but i've seen them. One of our other techs joked that it was designed for NASA but they just vented into space so now we get to deal with these pieces of $#!+. I am still...
  12. None for this cat

    I understand that times are tough, but i can honestly say that there is no way I would install a used heat exchanger. Way too much liability for my liking. I would talk to a few local companies and...
  13. Thread: screwdrivers

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    Review Update

    Sorry I haven't checked back in guys, the holidays have been crazy. So far I have about equal time on both sets and I prefer the wiha's. The grip on the wera's is just not as comfortable to me. ...
  14. Thread: screwdrivers

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    Wera vs Wiha

    I was just at the same point myself. Ordered a set of chisel drivers from each manufacturer. I will post back once they get some time on them. 1 thing is for sure though, these things are built like...
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    On the right track...

    Sounds like you're headed in the right direction boilerman, keep fixing them right and eventually you will reach a point when breakdowns are rare. My co. was recently removed from a federal facility...
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    My deepest condolences go out to you and your...

    My deepest condolences go out to you and your family, and I applaud you for making one of the most difficult decisions in life with your head even though it went against your heart. While I hope to...
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    A little bit of everything

    Worked on everything from a deli sandwich case to a 30 ton chiller, ice machines walk ins, boilers (steam and fhw), furnaces, heat pumps, gas, oil if you'll pay us to work on it we'll fix it. Oh and...
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    08 nightster 1200

    picked it up 2 weeks ago. On call this week, bike looks lonely in the garage.
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    sounds like...

    sounds like you've got a leak to me. this might not have been a great first project.:.02:
  20. Sends chills...

    As a fellow NH'er I know you remember the Cates killing that recently went to trial. Really makes you wish there was some true justice in the world doesn't it?:.02:
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    GE Water Heater

    Hey Guys, need some help here. My parents water heater just died. Gas valve/temp control failed. Its a 6 year old GE tank
    Model# GP40T06AVG00
    Serial# GELP0505A31095

    All of my local parts...
  22. Thread: New guy

    by hedtedjr
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    Lest we forget

    Getting to work on rooftops all day when its -15 and there are 30mph winds. Man, I love my job.:grin2:
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    oops!

    Realized that after I wrote it guys.:oops::D
  24. Please read rules

    This is not a DIY site. Please contact your local HVAC contractor and they will be able to help to fix your issue. If you are an HVAC professional, up your post count, apply for professional...
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    We are going to need a little more info from you...

    We are going to need a little more info from you JR. Is the noise coming from the grille itself (usually a rattling or squeaking noise) or is it from the movement of the air over the grille...
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    Don't know why tow drivers would be required to...

    Don't know why tow drivers would be required to wear them. Took a class (I am part of the local FD) last year dealing with auto extrication in late model vehicles. Specifically hybrid cars. These...
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    I would be worried about the cement shrinking...

    I would be worried about the cement shrinking when it cures. I think a high temp RTV silicone would work better. What are you "sealing"? I have purchased sheets of kaowool before, check with your...
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    mixed opinions

    Personally I prefer a standard ducted system vs a high velocity setup. But that being said, I have never seen a properly installed HV system. They all seem like they were an afterthought to the...
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    Saw this on the local news the other day. They...

    Saw this on the local news the other day. They believe it was a neighbor (pd has brought them in for questioning). Personally think we should let Dozer eat him. I can't believe that these people...
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    1 vote

    Mark me down for killing them.:.02:
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    If the unit is in otherwise good condition, I...

    If the unit is in otherwise good condition, I would contact a local HVAC company and ask them about converting the unit to direct spark ignition. There are several kits available to contractors and...
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    Thanks guys. Currently sitting out with a...

    Thanks guys. Currently sitting out with a shoulder injury. Started looking, thinking I could make my life easier. Sounds like I would be best off using the laptop I already own for a test period...
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    Ipad vs. Tablet vs. Netbook

    Hey guys, looking to upgrade from my smart phone (screen is just a little too small). Would like to use it for looking up product info (pdf's & web pages), email the office and browse the web. Also...
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    This is a topic that should be discussed in the...

    This is a topic that should be discussed in the pro b&m forum. Not something for the public forums. You will have to boost your post count and apply for pro membership.
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    I have yet to lose with 300psi nitro and a trace...

    I have yet to lose with 300psi nitro and a trace of 22. Also I have found that if I can get the unit into a quieter location (not always possible), I seem to have better luck. Must be it helps my...
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    Run, Don't walk...

    You need another contractor. There is absolutely no excuse for leaving a customer in a situation where they don't feel that they were treated right. There is also no excuse for rushing a job. If...
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    Merry x-mas

    Great x-mas 4 me guys. 12-18-24 aluminum ridgid pipe wrenches and the stanley squid brite (really cool work light check it out). Plus I got to hang with the fam (including my 92 year old...
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    Bait and Switch Story

    Knew in high school I was going to work in a trade, didn't know what. Talked with a guy that lived near me who promised me a great job making big bucks if I went into HVAC. Graduated from tech...
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    Happens all the time in new england

    Had a situation just like this with a goodman last week. Board flashing an open high limit. Checked circuit with a meter and found it closed. Advised homeowner that I needed to order board (6pm on...
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    Nice Enough but...

    My dispatcher is nice enough, but has absolutely no experience in the field. Perfect example the other day. I called in and she tells me that a local manufacturing facility has a chiller low on...
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    510 for sure

    Company provided me a UEI Got my 510 a month ago with the trutech accessory pack. WORLDS ABOVE UEI. I will never go back.
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    gas ??

    Gas pressures? Any combustion analysis ffrom the run cycles? The unit with no 24v should be fairly easy, start at the transformer and work out until you lose voltage.
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    You won't believe this...

    Ok here's the story, last week I got a no heat call at a local strip mall. Went onto the roof to check the unit. Off on flame roll out. Reset and unit started up. Check the heat exchanger and find...
  44. Thread: HVAC software

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    thanks

    That would be ok, just trying to make the reorder process more streamlined. Looking for kind of a do-all software I guess.
  45. Thread: HVAC software

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    HVAC software

    Hey guys, not sure if this is the right place to post this or not but... I am wondering if someone has info on an inventory software (bar code based) that allows tracking as well as overviews,...
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    Other options

    What about using a return air sensor to control temp? or a wireless t'stat that could be mounted anywhere and moved easily? Just looking at options.
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    Simple Math

    One of my instructors in school had a theory for situations like this. "Dead customers pay no bills." If your parents can afford to kill their customers and employees from CO poisoning, then you are...
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    "Special" Brownies

    That really explains why hospital food is so nasty. Seriously, this seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen. I would make sure that you documented your concerns to CYOA.
  49. Don't think so

    From past experience, this is a poor idea. The 13 seer unit will need more refrigerant to function properly than the 12 seer coil can accommodate. We ran into this twice, once our fault and ounce...
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    Chain of command

    After informing the HO, I usually let the office know and we keep a copy of the red tag on file until we can confirm proper corrective action has been taken. I can see that you might want to notify...
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