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    Here in Michigan, the large companies -...

    Here in Michigan, the large companies - especially the union companies,techs work 7-3, and have an on-call rotation while their on-call techs don't work a shift, just be on-call and get paid for it....
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    Is there a service manager there to "manage" the...

    Is there a service manager there to "manage" the service? or just people answering phones and filling an appointment book like it was a doctor's office? I highly suggest one if there isn't, and it be...
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    All air conditioning systems should have a filter...

    All air conditioning systems should have a filter drier installed, they are high-temp refrigeration systems. We would never think twice about not installing a filter drier in a refrigeration system....
  4. The control wire splices laying in the secondary...

    The control wire splices laying in the secondary drain pan is a nice touch also. Suppose with the given pitch of the pan, shouldn't be a major problem.
  5. Payson, you are not alone...trust me!!!! We could...

    Payson, you are not alone...trust me!!!! We could conduct a survey, and it would be a toss up as to who are the worst type of customers to perform work for. At the top of my list are party store...
  6. Originally posted by PaysonHVAC This one...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by PaysonHVAC
    This one no longer does. the maint guy says the other co was brazing in a new sight glass with the new compressor (shocking!). Says he got it so damn hot the...
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    Had a no cool today, ran across this gem......

    Had a no cool today, ran across this gem...
    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/15316_100_1215.JPG
    Moncrief dated 1967...
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    How long has it been...
  8. Thread: Hydroscan

    by hvacrteacher
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    Has anyone heard of the Hydroscan used to take...

    Has anyone heard of the Hydroscan used to take infrared images of a furnace heat exchanger to find cracks? I can't find any info on the net other than companies offering their services using it. I am...
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    Take some pics of the 3 year old filters and post...

    Take some pics of the 3 year old filters and post them, as well as submit them to your director. Other than that, you should not be answering calls to their buildings. Get out, get into the field. I...
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    Sad thing is... around here the Hacknslash...

    Sad thing is... around here the Hacknslash Heating and Cooling Companies also claim to be electricians, after all, its only wire!! Again... homeowners are ignorant to codes, permits needed, and...
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    Re: soft solder....

    Exactly! Still going back pulling solder balls out of a pump-down solenoid on a small walk-in cooler. Had a helper pipe it in and used soft-solder against my wishes, 2 years ago. Been blasting with...
  12. It's the same here in Michigan, the high humidity...

    It's the same here in Michigan, the high humidity and all, Florida just has more days of it. Cracks me up all the blue-hairs complain about our summers, then they move to Florida. A dry day in...
  13. Payson, Ever think about Florida? I have a...

    Payson, Ever think about Florida? I have a business partner who wants to invest and start a mechanical company in Florida, perhaps Dade County. He's flipping for everything, building, vehicles,...
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    Won't be long and you'll be replacing heat...

    Won't be long and you'll be replacing heat exchangers too. Might as well order them now!!
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    The meter is on the adjcacent building, which is...

    The meter is on the adjcacent building, which is a few feet away.
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    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/12760_X_032.jpg...

    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/12760_X_032.jpg

    Saw this while at property servicing boiler. Rental property owners are sometimes worse than homeowners.
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    Code here says any black pipe exposed outside...

    Code here says any black pipe exposed outside must be painted to prevent corrosion, some municipalities goes as far as to say it must be the color yellow.

    The pipe is not supported properly per...
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    Thank you very much!!!!!!

    Thank you very much!!!!!!
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    http://www.imagewiz.net/usr/hvac1/12753_P1010001a....

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  20. Thread: Hackery

    by hvacrteacher
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    [Excellent points. I am in Michigan also. Do you...

    [Excellent points. I am in Michigan also. Do you have any students that are job hunting? I am hiring.]

    Yes, the majority are from the Flint area, and I also do training at the Livingston M-TEC in...
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    Can anyone help me here? I have pics to share and...

    Can anyone help me here? I have pics to share and can't figure out how to post them. I have been able to resize them to fit proper, but can't tranfer them from my files to a post. Any help would be...
  22. Thread: Hackery

    by hvacrteacher
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    Payson, you and others are obviously touching...

    Payson, you and others are obviously touching some nerves about the hackery that is being done in HVAC land and I have one thing to say, "GOOD!!!!" Keep it coming! Enough is enough. Where are the...
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