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    Thanks guys, I feel a little better now. I...

    Thanks guys,

    I feel a little better now. I think I am beginning to see where I stand as far as my rights go. I am going to go ahead and talk to a lawyer and get it all on record. Meanwhile I will...
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    I just found out about the back problems about a...

    I just found out about the back problems about a month and a half ago. I have to go to physical therapy three times a week. I am supposed to go today if I get off work in time. I am not allowed to...
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    I am looking into the disability, the company...

    I am looking into the disability, the company just started disability insurance last year and there is a clause in it that says that it doesn't cover preexisting conditions.
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    I am allergic to my job.

    I have been an HVAC service tech for about 4 years now. About a year after I started I began to have sinus problems. After a few bouts with sinus infections, I went to an allergy specialist and found...
  5. Thread: Dead end trip!

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    I pulled a bat out of a two month old Goodman...

    I pulled a bat out of a two month old Goodman unit. Unfortunately it destroyed the wheel. So I had to tell the customer " I'll be back tomarrow. Same bat time, same bat channel."...........Ugghh...
  6. Thread: Filter Storage?

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    Filter Storage?

    I have an E-250 with the factory shelving. I am having a problem with stocking filters in my truck without them getting damaged.

    I need to keep a variety of filters on my truck, I am dispatched...
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    I am currently a service tech at a company that...

    I am currently a service tech at a company that does anything from simple residential to large tonnage commercial to refrigeration. I am not looking to make an abrupt career change into the controls...
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    Thanks guys, for all of the info. I think this...

    Thanks guys, for all of the info. I think this line of work is right up my alley. I certainly don't mind the computer work. And I am already excelling in electrical trouble shooting at my company. I...
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    We have somewhat of a controls division,...

    We have somewhat of a controls division, installation mainly. The service and maintenance has been sub contracted out. We do fairly large commercial installations and have been giving the control...
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    How to switch.......

    Hey guys,

    I know you have probably answered this question a thousand times, but here I am to ask it again.

    How to get started in controls?

    I have been a service tech about a year now, though...
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    Hey guys, Great to hear from you. I ride every...

    Hey guys,

    Great to hear from you. I ride every chance I get. Wish I could ride all the time, but I have to pay the bills somehow. Right now I am still on my first bike a 1986 Honda Shadow. It runs...
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    Southern Cruisers

    Well it's getting warm out and the riding season is almost upon us, or for those hardheaded, dedicated riders like me, it is just going to more comfortable.

    I am looking forward to making several...
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    No your heat pump will not be harmed by the lower...

    No your heat pump will not be harmed by the lower setting, efficiancy is the only thing that may be affected.
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    It should be just fine to lower the temperature...

    It should be just fine to lower the temperature setting to 35. That is the typical setting that we set our units to. It is possible that you will have a slightly higher power bill, because as the...
  15. Thread: Slow buisiness

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    The senior techs at our shop are saying the same...

    The senior techs at our shop are saying the same thing. That this is the slowest that they have ever seen it. This week has been alot better, but the three or so before that were bad. less than...
  16. Thread: Bad board?

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    I found one of those little fellows in an inducer...

    I found one of those little fellows in an inducer fan at the start of the heat season. He fell down the flue pipe and wrecked the fan on a new Goodman furnace.
  17. Thread: Drinks & Smokes!

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    My favorite drink is Glinlivet 12 year old...

    My favorite drink is Glinlivet 12 year old scotch, better than 15yr.
    I also like Crown Royal, Jim Beam makes a good cheap rye whiskey.
    A cheap rum that I like is Sailor Jerry.

    For smokes I love...
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    I think I will have to add the seesnake to my...

    I think I will have to add the seesnake to my list of tools to get. I am a new tech and trying to put together a good arsenal of tools.
  19. Thread: Slow buisiness

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    Slow buisiness

    Anyone else having a slow season? Here in the metro Atlanta area we have had a slow heat season. It is a combination of a mild winter and slow economy. We have alot of matianance contracts, but we...
  20. Thread: First HVAC Job

    by jls74
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    Congradulations, and good luck! I am in...

    Congradulations, and good luck!

    I am in similiar situation myself. Only I havn't finished school yet. I am halfway through an associates degree.

    I got hired on by a moderate sized company that...
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    It does sound like your heat strips are not...

    It does sound like your heat strips are not working. There can be several causes for this. This is something that needs to be handled by a proffesional
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    In New Orleans a heat pump should be sufficient,...

    In New Orleans a heat pump should be sufficient, one popular alternative here in the metro Atlanta area is hybrid heat, employing both a furnace and a heat pump. The furnace will take over at a pre-...
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    I am also looking to invest in one of these...

    I am also looking to invest in one of these units. I work in alot of rural areas, some of these counties I cannot find a paper map for. So I am constantly asking my dispatcher for directions. And of...
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    I did some last minute troubleshooting at a new...

    I did some last minute troubleshooting at a new super Wal-Mart. The pharmacy was one of the problem areas. They delayed delivery of the stock because it had to be maintained a certain temp or it...
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    Question about pressures

    The last call I went on today has left me a little puzzled.

    It was a 2 1/2 ton Rheem unit cooling a 1800 sq. ft. house. The indoor ambiant air was 91* and outdoor by the condensor was 97* The line...
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    Inspiration for hard to hires

    Hey guys,

    I've been away for a few weeks that's because I just moved and it took awhile to get my internet service hooked up.

    I am writing this thread for anyone out there who is trying to...
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    Nope, nothing like that. I'm just a broke a$$...

    Nope, nothing like that.

    I'm just a broke a$$ white boy who can't afford to pay everything on his own.
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    Will you send me a picture of you using this...

    Will you send me a picture of you using this recovery tank?
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    I Hate Home Depot

    Yesterday I signed the lease on a house. Me and my roomate went and had two keys made at Home Depot. I gave the original back to the landlord. Well today I finished my last service call at 8pm and...
  30. Thread: Old Carrier

    by jls74
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    Old Carrier

    I worked on this old green rectangle carrier yesterday. I had to put a time board on it, but other than that it is still working great and pulling just 14A.

    38BQ002310
    E206612

    I think it...
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    We have a new '07 E250 at our shop waiting to get...

    We have a new '07 E250 at our shop waiting to get lettered. I can't wait till it gets done. It won't be mine, because I new and the low man on the totem pole, but when the tech gets the new van I'll...
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    Yeah it's the correct voltage. I'm new at this,...

    Yeah it's the correct voltage. I'm new at this, but I did everything I could think of. I asked one of the other techs at our shop and he said that sometimes this happens. I just find it odd that the...
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    volts were 239/240, amps (when running) were...

    volts were 239/240, amps (when running) were within range, contactors clean with no drop across them, I do have a cap tester and it tested good but I still attached a new cap and got the same...
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    A little help for the Rookie

    I was sent to change a compressor in the following unit:

    Bryant M# 661CJ024-E S# 5003G21244

    The tech before me condemned the compressor because it was pulling lock rotor amps and...
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    Replace the entire system. You are going to pay...

    Replace the entire system. You are going to pay $$$$ for a new compressor, that will not have a warranty. And when you get done you will still have a 15-20 year old system that will have component...
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    That's one way to get free advertisement. How...

    That's one way to get free advertisement. How many calls did you get after that.




    Oh yeah, running over a guy wire is better than running over a wire guy.:D
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    Would you feel comfortable riding that to...

    Would you feel comfortable riding that to something like Sturgis?



    Have you looked at any Honda Shadows? Great looking, dependable bikes that are easy to ride and new ones start in the $6,000...
  38. Thread: My new baby

    by jls74
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    Great looking bike! I think that I would buy a...

    Great looking bike!

    I think that I would buy a victory before I would buy a Harley.
  39. Thread: MY Space

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    Here's mine. ...

    Here's mine.


    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=77596905
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    Thanks for the advice oroy. I've passed my 20's...

    Thanks for the advice oroy. I've passed my 20's by ten years, but that is no reason to not start an IRA. In fact that is something that I have been wanting to do.

    I have to admit a little...
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    This one is cool. ...

    This one is cool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGD94CchJU


    And now, time for something totally differant

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJS8j9YYB9w
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    I went into a supply house just...

    I went into a supply house just today.............They had free bisquits and coffee.:D
  43. Thread: 430 mile run

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    Sounds like a great ride. I just started riding a...

    Sounds like a great ride. I just started riding a few months ago and I am ready to go on my first long trip.

    Me and a buddy of mine are thinking about strapping some tents and fishing poles on our...
  44. Thread: Outlaw Racing

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    Hey Hobic, Where in the sticks are you? I live...

    Hey Hobic,

    Where in the sticks are you? I live just outside of Walnut Grove.

    That was my first experience with dragracing. I'm hooked now. I'm going to this this weekend....
  45. Thread: Outlaw Racing

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    Outlaw Racing

    Question from a friend on Friday: Hey man, I have some VIP passes to the race at Atlanta Dragway, do you want to go?

    My answer: I'll throw some clothes in a bag and pick you up in a minute.

    I...
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    Unfortunately sir, due to conditions beyond my...

    Unfortunately sir, due to conditions beyond my control there is going to be an additional ******* tax added to your bill.:D
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    I have one of those also. Fits into my bag with...

    I have one of those also. Fits into my bag with no problem, battery lasts for several days. I love it.
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    Oh yeah, I had just checked the voltage. I had...

    Oh yeah, I had just checked the voltage. I had 27.5 actually. The nice blue sparks that flew off of my forehead said that the voltage was okay.:D
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    The hard way to check low voltage

    As I wrapped up my third week as a service tech apprentice I had an educational day. Yesterday was a long one for us, 8am-11pm; in this day of many no-cool calls I got to work with three diffrent...
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    I agree 100%. You're right That would hurt his...

    I agree 100%. You're right That would hurt his daddy's legacy.
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