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    there was meeting in New York City with all the...

    there was meeting in New York City with all the techs and Lennox mid level supervisors, one tech asked the question about going union and the answer from Lennox was "we would close shop and let go...
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    I'm just the pope :grin2: and to be honest;...

    I'm just the pope :grin2: and to be honest; working for NAS is not a bad deal for green techs, they get $16+ an hour,company truck,phone and the opportunity to experiment and gain experience at the...
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    great idea!! why dont you give Bluedorn a...

    great idea!! why dont you give Bluedorn a call:grin2:
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    believe or not I have replaced cracked stainless...

    believe or not I have replaced cracked stainless HX's. maybe they need to be made out titanium and in "the damn long run everyone is happy!":grin2:
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    Nice!! Lets see if I can talk the boss into it.

    Nice!! Lets see if I can talk the boss into it.
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    I dunno what C card, B card or X card are and...

    I dunno what C card, B card or X card are and dont really care , we dont operate that way up here. whats your point? Lennox is non-union and they will slam doors before going union.
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    Lennox Nas does not work in residential...

    Lennox Nas does not work in residential equipment, they are rooftop jockeys.
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    My guess is you are a low level branch manager...

    My guess is you are a low level branch manager drunk in your own koolaid, all my information is factual and in just one year Lennox NAS has lost Petsmarts, toys Ur US, Dollar tree, express, the gap...
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    do you guys do any roof top work?:grin2:

    do you guys do any roof top work?:grin2:
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    working union I get 0 paid holidays and 0 paid...

    working union I get 0 paid holidays and 0 paid vacation but the higher hourly rate, benefits and pension offset that.
    Back when I worked non-union the best I had was 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks...
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    does the CO skyrocked after the blower kicks? I...

    does the CO skyrocked after the blower kicks? I made a little tool using five feet section of lamp cord, on/off switch and male&female spade terminals, I unplug one of the control wires going to the...
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    Here is the deal, Lennox bread and butter are...

    Here is the deal, Lennox bread and butter are units sales,still many HVAC contractors buy and install Lennox equipment unaware that Lennox is also aggressively competing against them for the same...
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    Same garbage!! although I heard through the...

    Same garbage!! although I heard through the grapevine that re-branding is about to take place and the Lennox name would be removed from the service side in an attempt to protect the brand....
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    Looks like in NYS Lennox NAS is about to slam the...

    Looks like in NYS Lennox NAS is about to slam the doors, they have lost 98% of their clients. the GAP being the latest. no a big surprice:whistle:
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    They hired some ex-tradewinds,ex-benner AKA...

    They hired some ex-tradewinds,ex-benner AKA Lennox NAS refugees, came across one the other day and he seems to like it.
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    Jones Lang is union is some parts of the country...

    Jones Lang is union is some parts of the country like CA. McQuay 100% non union and very good to work for.
    Aggreko is another large commercial-industrial non-union outfit, there are many light...
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    Poll: hitting the bottle a bit too early???:grin2:

    hitting the bottle a bit too early???:grin2:
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    Poll: gave the TIF 9450D a try couple of days ago,...

    gave the TIF 9450D a try couple of days ago, compared the readings with my thermal and to my surprise they were almost identical.
  19. around here most the service techs have "BTJ...

    around here most the service techs have "BTJ steamfitter" cards.
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    how bout reducing the water flow? are you trying...

    how bout reducing the water flow? are you trying to heat or cool?
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    Manitowoc and Iceomatic are the winners of the...

    Manitowoc and Iceomatic are the winners of the golden turd award for the most incompetent tech support ever.
  22. No true in NY, I'm a service tech, BTJ card and...

    No true in NY, I'm a service tech, BTJ card and the job offer letter also said BTJ.
    Most of the MES are either union rejects, chronic unemployed, mentally challenged etc or formally non union techs...
  23. Here In NY big outfits like JC and Emcor are...

    Here In NY big outfits like JC and Emcor are hiring non-union techs under the national contract and making them MES, there are no schooling or training requirements to become such, the pay is up to...
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    I use Milwaukee m12 and m28, I'm kind of sold on...

    I use Milwaukee m12 and m28, I'm kind of sold on them till something better comes along.
    liked DeWalts till few years back the quality went down hill.
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    My guess would be to keep the heat away from the...

    My guess would be to keep the heat away from the blower motor and the airflow over the evaporator surface nice and even as being draw from the fan inlet, it would take more room and materials too. ...
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    I had lots of problems with the newest line of...

    I had lots of problems with the newest line of Bacharach PC2 and their tech and warranty support has gone down the tubes.
    Besides Bacharach I also owned a UEI C75, it was a nice unit till the...
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    Found a Carrier RTU training manual and there is...

    Found a Carrier RTU training manual and there is a section on heat exchangers failures, according to them the main reasons are.

    1-higher concentration of ethyl mercaptan in the fuel, it turn into...
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    I'm union and I dont care for them, I like my...

    I'm union and I dont care for them, I like my employer and up here we cant have it both ways. cant trust toilets mechanics, all they know is crap and they are the union leadership.
  29. Thread: Micro Managed

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    I treat everyone the way I want to be treated,...

    I treat everyone the way I want to be treated, when an employer disrespect me that's it for me, there no coming back, from that point and on you are my enemy and the race is on to see who screw who...
  30. Thread: Micro Managed

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    GPS dont bother me, I follow the rules when...

    GPS dont bother me, I follow the rules when nobody is watching. in the other hand I cant work for nagging, micromanaging bosses, I get the job done,bring home the bacon just leave me alone, dont want...
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    Pretty much all manufacturers have training info...

    Pretty much all manufacturers have training info and installation manuals explaining the very high miscibility between 410a and POE and recommending no oil traps. Next time your are dealing with 410a...
  32. Thread: Micro Managed

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    so you dont bill the customer for screws? we bill...

    so you dont bill the customer for screws? we bill for everything,screws,wire nuts,nitrogen, brazing rods......etc. if a tech looses 5 screws the job still gets billed for the whole box.
    by...
  33. Thread: Magjumper

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    I bought it from United, paid $10, use them to...

    I bought it from United, paid $10, use them to jump terminals in MQ WSHP with Mark IV boards, I would had wasted the $10 bucks in lunch or something anyways so I don't regret buying it.
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    I dont think you could pin poverty and...

    I dont think you could pin poverty and unemployment to states with high union membership, one thing has absolute nothing to do with the other.
    Florida,Mississippi and Alabama are low in union...
  35. I own two of them and dont need a third. I would...

    I own two of them and dont need a third. I would trade it for ...??? I have pretty much every tool in the book, let me know what you have.
  36. Brand new, never used,Thermal micron gauge $120 shipped

    Selling a brand new Thermal Engineering micron gauge, I won the tool in a raffle and don't need another.
    $120 shipped, will take USP money orders as payment,my e-mail is my users name at yahoo dot...
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    Traps are not needed with 410a/poe, 410a is 100%...

    Traps are not needed with 410a/poe, 410a is 100% miscible with POE, the bond between the two substances is far superior than any HCFC or CFC has with mineral oil (30%), 410a should carry the oil...
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    nope I hide mine in the oven, my wife never looks...

    nope I hide mine in the oven, my wife never looks there.
    here a pic of my library...... and just in case someone try to steal it :bump:
    ...
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    thats pretty good!! remove all the screws and the...

    thats pretty good!! remove all the screws and the limit and slide two pieces of sheet metal covering most of the insulated walls, right?
    cant believe being doing it all them years and never thought...
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    Happy new year to you!!! and I'm interested in...

    Happy new year to you!!! and I'm interested in copying your two pieces of sheet metal rig, where and how you position them? could you post dimensions? thanks!!!
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    Thank Jim, I didnt know cold temperatures was bad...

    Thank Jim, I didnt know cold temperatures was bad for the sensors, I leave my analyzer in the truck all the time.
    Are the Testo O2 sensors also made in the UK?
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    Combustion analyzer O2 sensor

    I was wondering if anyone know tricks to extend the life of the O2 sensor, I thought about removing it from the analyzer and place it in storage when not in use.
    My Bacharach eats them like cupcakes.
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    I have replaced more Yorks HX than any other...

    I have replaced more Yorks HX than any other brand, Carrier makes it a breeze to change it, done 48TJ's by myself in 3 hours, older York RTU's are a pain especially the largest ones with dual...
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    dont let him fool you, thats where he hides the...

    dont let him fool you, thats where he hides the porn:grin2:
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    there is money to be made working in HVAC but...

    there is money to be made working in HVAC but there are also many other equally rewarded professions that require a lot less knowledge and back breaking work work.
    I dont blame the kids that dont...
  46. Thread: Union work

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    Franky boy, you know the deal!! dont build the...

    Franky boy, you know the deal!! dont build the poor kid hopes for nothing, perhaps you could put in the good word for him, your last name ends with a vowel right? :grin2:
  47. Thread: Union work

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    if your last name ends with a vowel you may have...

    if your last name ends with a vowel you may have a slim chance if not then move to plan b, whatever that is.
  48. Thread: Union work

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    The union is a club and you were not invited,...

    The union is a club and you were not invited, unless a unionized company hires you cause??? and makes the union take you as a member of some sort.... then good luck getting in, send me a postcard...
  49. Then union and merit shops are equally guilty of...

    Then union and merit shops are equally guilty of taking federal dollars, as a matter of fact a buddy of mine owns a non-union outfit and without schools remodeling jobs his business would not...
  50. I'm not a big union fan, my employer has a...

    I'm not a big union fan, my employer has a contract with the union and for me to have a job joining the union was the deal breaker.
    We do very little work in government owned or subsidized projects,...
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