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    Sticky: Poll: We have carried Rheem for years and it has been...

    We have carried Rheem for years and it has been excellent with little problems. I firmly beleive that most equipment problems are due to installation or other service problems, such as parts...
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    NEED TRAINING

    You just don't "go out and learn it" And that is not "you gotta start somewhere" You become "trained" and "educated". It is Not just a matter of charging people. Why is He equivalent to all the...
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    Just Can't Let This Go!

    First of all I am sure you NEVER LIE, that being said, I would just walk in and tell the boss how big a liar he is. Tell him you are in charge of his life now and you are not happy with the way he...
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    What is holding you back?

    That is the great thing about the USA, YOU who are so dissatisfied can go out and start your OWN COMPANY!!!! As good as you sound it should be real easy. It actually was for me. The problem is that...
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    Are we stupid??

    It is one thing to respond to a qualified tech who has a legitimate problem not normally encountered. It entierly different to respond to idiots that are competing with YOU and keeping YOUR wages...
  6. Thread: Attitudes

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    Try This

    A good attitude at work is helped by knowing how much you are contributing. Maybe good bookeeping on your part may help. ON YOUR OWN TIME< Keep track of all hours worked, how many of those hours were...
  7. Thread: Attitudes

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    Excellent, this is what is needed, good...

    Excellent, this is what is needed, good mentering, if you like your proffesion and educate yourself, you will have confidence and pride that YOU can help someone else, and be rewarded for it, I see...
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    Huh?

    I am sure every person that works for GM or Busch Beer or any company asks the owners of those companies how much the owner makes. They have absolutly NO obligation to discuss that with you or any...
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    Good for Gravity

    I would get his cell number as you will need it. A lot. I'm sorry but it is essential to have all the information to diagnose a problem. That is what I and any legitimate HVAC tech do for a living. I...
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    Black copper

    I have seen an evap coil go completely black in a home subjected to high levels of sewer gas as home was not vented properly, caused txv to go bad and copper could not be soldered to. All copper in...
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    Sounds Bad

    I believe what you need to do is have a REAL HVAC tech fix your problem while you go to school, you SHOULD NOT BE WORKING ON THE EQUIPMENT! If you are charging the people you are committing fraud. I...
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    How much experience

    Did you work in the field before school? Or only since Dec? You must have went to a great school!
  13. Thread: sight glass??

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    Why?

    Is it a refrigeration machine or AC. It is just something there not needed. How would moister ever get into the system if it is installed properly. I could be wrong but I have never seen an...
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    Call Rheem

    Have model and serial # for indoor/outdoor unit, the airhandler may not be compatible, they can tell you and how to modify it. Problem is the blower. Write me and I can get that info for you.
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    Which First?

    ALWAYS follow manufacturers installation manual, these guys ARE NOT IDIOTS!
  16. Thread: sight glass??

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    Installation manual

    Have you ever read one? I don't think you will ever see a sight glass mentioned. Are you a DIY person? Have you had formal training? Not to be mean, but you need to get training, now! You cannot do...
  17. Start componants

    Make sure to find start componants for that compressor and install. Booster may work but kit is better.
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    Modifications

    Is vent drawing proper? How much? I would not add screw or modify burners without contacting manufacture. It WAS designed to work proper with LP. You may have a gas supply problems (does pressure...
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    Board

    Generally if you have proper voltage to board but not coming out, bad board.
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    SUB-COOLING

    What is your sub-cooling? Weighed charges wont do it!
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    What help did you offer?

    What help did you offer?
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    More info needed,

    Was it a matched system? What is your sub-cooling? How did you determine amount to "weigh in"? Is compressor running all the time it is calling? Did you install driers, pull vacuum? Do you believe it...
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    Static pressure

    Check your static pressures along w/ cfms, you will be able to determine where your lack of airflow is. Your airflow blower charts should show cfm at certain certain static pressures, a furnace...
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    Superheat/subcooling

    BEFORE CHECKING CHARGE- you should know the static pressures across your evap coil and furnace/air handler, filter.You cannot charge a system correctly if these are not acceptable. Improper air flow...
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    Maybe your right

    Maybe your right, I just am going through a period where the people I am dealing with just don't seem to have the will or ability to research and find the solutions, instead they blame equipment. I...
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    Your Problem

    If you have to change the charge on a heat pump, any brand, in summer to winter, you have a bigger problem. It is not the equipment, it is you lack of ability to find out why. Also you don't need...
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    Your Problem

    If you have to change the charge on a heat pump, any brand, in summer to winter, you have a bigger problem. It is not the equipment, it is you lack of ability to find out why. Also you don't need...
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    Your responsibility

    If you see ANYTHING that you think may be dangerous you should pursue until the answer is answered. I'd rather look stupid than to send a family to they're graves! That IS YOUR responsibility, unlike...
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    Great oppertunity

    THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO FIND A COURSE AND LEARN TO PROPERLY DETERMINE LOAD AND SIZE DUCT WORK, YOU WILL NEED IT EVERY JOB FOREVER. YOU CANNOT SELL EQUIPMENT OR EVALUATE EXISTING SYSTEM...
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    Sticky: Poll: Best Equipment?

    Over the years I have sold most brands. In a really competitive market I have, in the past, sold some of the cheaper brands, in a rural area, such as I operate a business in now, I opt for the...
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    Hi from Bruced in Iowa

    What a great site, saw once before but was too busy. Glad I took the time now.
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    Centerville, IA in the very southern part, a...

    Centerville, IA in the very southern part, a little east of center. 25 miles from where the World Record whitetail was shot. This area is some of best trophy whitetail hunting ther is in the nation....
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    Filter? What filter?

    Had a customer call me 4 years after install and informed me that I had never shown her were to change the filter! I informed her that I had, ask her had she looked for the filter? (obvious filter...
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    Nice

    Nice Clean Job!
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    I fail to see the problem?

    You sure the homeowner did that? I'd like to send him some baleing wire so her can tidy it up but I used it all for holding up flex duct!
  36. You haven't seen it all yet

    Over 40 yrs doing this, YOU CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT I HAVE SEEN!! GONNA CARRY MY CAMERA!
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    Not Sure

    I saw that used once in St.Louis. It was running from one apartment gas meter into another apartment. Very strange. Looked like a garden hose. Need to keep those gas bills paid!
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    THANK YOU

    These pics make me feel so good!
  39. Thread: But how?

    by bruced
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    THATS GREAT

    40 years, believe me I have seen some CRAZY THINGS!!!
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    Bad Jobs

    I'm sure you have all seen the pic of the compressor bolted to a piece of plywood outside the condensing unit and piped in? Works
  41. Thread: an abomination

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    I'm Going To Carry A Camera

    I want to take pics of our jobs and those of others, great selling technique. I hope to never take a pic (of our install) like that! Great eye opener! Wonder why the guy was cheaper? He problem was...
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    DO YOU GET IT??

    AS I need my 15 posts so I can advertise for "help wanted" I will finish this topic. By now you should understand what I NEED in an employee, as does every company out there. If you or anyone is to...
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    SO, WHAT DO I NEED

    THE RIGHT ATTITUDE- You come to the workplace in a good mood, leave your personal problems at home,you like the work you do, you plan on working your way to the top, you want to be the best, you want...
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    WHAT MAKES YOU VALUBLE TO AN HVAC COMPANY

    Maybe the most valuable and necessary part of the HVAC company/industry is the people actually performing the work. I can sell jobs all day long but if I cannot produce PROFESSIONAL RESULTS the...
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    HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR HIGHEST GOALS AND REWARDS

    There are two reasons most companies cannot find good Technicians. Or at least two major ones! The first being that the GOOD techs are usually happy where they are and the company BENDS OVER...
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    HOW TO MAKE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH

    I have touched on a few things that have made life difficult for so many HVAC companies and their employees, truly I just scratched the surface. Most of the people, former employees and those I chose...
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    HOW TO MAKE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH

    I have touched on a few things that have made life difficult for so many HVAC companies and their employees, truely I just scratched the surface. Most of the people, former employees and those I...
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    How Much Are YOU Really Worth TO YOUR COMPANY

    Having operated my own business for over 40 years I found my weakest link was the inability to find qualified Technicians.

    The attitudes of many were that I owed them a job and all they needed do...
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    What are you worth? Let me help you.

    Having been in the HVAC business for 40 years, and having hired and fired over 100 men I am sure, let me help you answer that question yourself!

    Is HVAC a JOB or Career to you? DO YOU LIKE YOUR...
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