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    If you are new don't be afraid to write down...

    If you are new don't be afraid to write down everything on your invoice. Example I did a clean and check for a customer for 2 or 3 years in a row.. The furnace was running good, but way over...
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    I started at 19 years old and now 41. My back...

    I started at 19 years old and now 41. My back gets a little soar from time to time. But it has been a good trade for me. Even with no pension, I think I will have no trouble retiring in 10 or...
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    It is not hard to get 18/hr here in Michigan...

    It is not hard to get 18/hr here in Michigan either. I was referring to 1990. I think top pay is around 25/hr. With the number of hvac guys out of work. Employers do not have to pay top wage...
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    I do agree with your exboss. Remember only a...

    I do agree with your exboss. Remember only a handful of techs make a lot of money, because 80% are good. and 5% are outstanding. I don't just mean good skills. It is everything from attitude, and...
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    I don't think shelf life is important. Idon't...

    I don't think shelf life is important. Idon't think age hurts them. Dual run capacitors I think last about 7 to 10 years. Run caps on furnace blowers like the 5 to 12.5 seem to last the life of...
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    Yes, I am own a small heating and cooling...

    Yes, I am own a small heating and cooling business in Michigan.
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    Explain PCB oil. The run cap was labeled right...

    Explain PCB oil. The run cap was labeled right that does not mean it could have wrong printing on it.
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    I think a lot of power is wasted because of poor...

    I think a lot of power is wasted because of poor capacitors. My heat pump went from drawing 21.7 amps to 14.1 with a new run cap.
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    What State are you in? If you are in a southern...

    What State are you in? If you are in a southern state lots of attics or crawl spaces to work in. If in Michigan lots of basements easy to work in. I was in a crawl space yesterday. I am 225 lbs....
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    You will probably be fine at your age. I am in...

    You will probably be fine at your age. I am in my 40's and 225lbs. Sometimes I am too fat to fit in some crawl spaces. I do suggest you get a couple of years experience before starting your own...
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    I don't know how a Honeywell DSI board would...

    I don't know how a Honeywell DSI board would work. You have to have continuous spark and shutt of the CAB. For Any pulses that are still working when replaced. installer can sell board on internet.
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    What was the difference between the G14 and G21...

    What was the difference between the G14 and G21 pulse?
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    ON the same subject. I have installed 50 or more...

    ON the same subject. I have installed 50 or more universal run capacitors. You can adjust the size of capacitance. Most of them have failed, some blew up and caught on fire. I thought they...
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    Has anyone noticed a pattern in the types of...

    Has anyone noticed a pattern in the types of capacitors that are failing prematurely? I changed a 60 MFD @370 run capacitor on a compressor 4 ton. It was drawing 21.7 amps. With new capacitor the...
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    I don't work alot on pulses. I use to work for a...

    I don't work alot on pulses. I use to work for a large Lennox dealer 2nd largest dealer in Michigan. I put an awful lot of G26's in and probably a couple dozen pulses between 1991 and 1998. I have...
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    I thought the G21 had 2 spark plugs.

    I thought the G21 had 2 spark plugs.
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    I just recently tried to buy a pulse board for a...

    I just recently tried to buy a pulse board for a G21. I have in stock the board for the G14 pulse. Are they both unavailable?
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    In 1990 I felt your frustration. The trade...

    In 1990 I felt your frustration. The trade school I went to had you believing you word earn $18/ out of the gate. After I graduated I seen reality. 5/hr. I worked for this company for almost a...
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    Take the $10 bucks. in 6 months, if you are...

    Take the $10 bucks. in 6 months, if you are still employed don't hesitate to ask for 12, after 1 year ask for 15. If the answer is no. Start looking for another job. Don't get cocky. 2 years you...
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