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    there is very little propane here, but your right...

    there is very little propane here, but your right about that, its expensive.
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    gas is getting way to cheap in the southeast to...

    gas is getting way to cheap in the southeast to justify this. this also adds a lot of moving parts to the unit makes it less reliable.
  3. Im paranoid about shingles letting loose in the...

    Im paranoid about shingles letting loose in the heat, it only has 3 nails per shingle, im a big guy. if one let loose that would be all she wrote i would slide right off.
  4. Get a new Diablo Blade for the circular saw if...

    Get a new Diablo Blade for the circular saw if you plan to use it much, Makes it into a corded like performance. Before mine wouldn't even go through a wet treated 2x4 now it will blast through a...
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    I just bought a lot of internet advertising, I...

    I just bought a lot of internet advertising, I feel like these are the only customers I get from that. ones i dont want.
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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
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    I used the milwaukee to find a restriction in a...

    I used the milwaukee to find a restriction in a coil once. I borrowed it it was a condenser coil a piece of metal had broken out of the compressor and spit into the coil not sure how it made it as...
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    I changed a grounded compressor at the wrong...

    I changed a grounded compressor at the wrong house once. This was a very very weird situation, another tech found it bad, i went by the shop picked it up, it had the sticky note on it saying the...
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    Way too much water flow can eat the inside of the...

    Way too much water flow can eat the inside of the heat exchangers, I have changed probably 15 that have flooded the system. They want it repaired (its a plant where the manager can issue P.O. only...
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    whats your kw/h price? 50$ because of the outdoor...

    whats your kw/h price? 50$ because of the outdoor fan running all the time seems like a lot. Thats how much my bill went up when I got a hot tub.
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    They installed a 2 ton compressor in a 3.5 ton...

    They installed a 2 ton compressor in a 3.5 ton unit, because the unit next to it (same house) was a 2 ton and the electrical panel covers were switched on the condensers.
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    restrictions look different in them because of...

    restrictions look different in them because of the small amount of piping, sounds like a almost full restriction, kick it into ac mode then look again, if your from Florida your more comfortable with...
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    sounds like your not moving any air, was the...

    sounds like your not moving any air, was the panel off on the blower section, Check for a restriction close to the compressor? it the piping freezing up somewhere in the unit?

    Im assuming these...
  14. Thread: multi tool

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    dont use it for that, its impossible to ever get...

    dont use it for that, its impossible to ever get the knife clean again.
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    Fish scaler. for sure.

    Fish scaler. for sure.
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    New Low for home warranty company

    Got an internet lead for a changeout, went out to home, customer was on a business call when i arrived he said the unit was around the side of the house its a 3.5 ton.
    I walk around two units...
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    You could get an extremely good idea of where...

    You could get an extremely good idea of where your techs were at by spending an afternoon or 2 with them in the field, this would also allow you to gauge how they are with customers and work ethic. ...
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    what type of wire is in the whip? fine strand...

    what type of wire is in the whip? fine strand wire is different then regular wire.
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    I got my truck searched by msha Its osha for...

    I got my truck searched by msha Its osha for miners, pulled me over asked to see my paper work asked to look in the back, opened the door, 2 empty drums of r-22 fell out, there was a mound of stuff...
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    Not numbers, talking percentages. Im thinking at...

    Not numbers, talking percentages. Im thinking at least 20 to 25%. Also are we going to see going to see apartment style units with x13 motors.
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    So were getting very close now, anyone been able...

    So were getting very close now, anyone been able to squeak out firm price increases?
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    R-22 or change the units. with systems that...

    R-22 or change the units. with systems that critical I would say repair to exact manufactures specs or dont touch them.
  23. I was somehow imagining that you removed the...

    I was somehow imagining that you removed the neutrals from each other, like eliminated them. this makes since.
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    My wife loves huge blankets, regardless of the...

    My wife loves huge blankets, regardless of the outdoor temp. I have set the t-stat so she cant go below 70 in cooling mode. this has started a big fight about how she is hot on the couch under her 4...
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    I heat my home to 60 degrees, the colder it gets...

    I heat my home to 60 degrees, the colder it gets outside the lower the acceptable number goes for me. The wife loves it.

    keep in mind, 55 is the acceptable number for customers who chose to have...
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    Im coming up on year 1, a very good year. im more...

    Im coming up on year 1, a very good year. im more nervous about making it to year 5. the changes that will come in the next 4 im less sure about. I know i can make it on my skills and value. less...
  27. I wouldnt have posted this, :) but somewhat agree...

    I wouldnt have posted this, :) but somewhat agree with it, not sure anything 115 would be fried, i think do to lack of potential nothing would happen.
  28. where?

    where?
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    guess i should have been more specific mid teens...

    guess i should have been more specific mid teens are ok for them. I had some customers with regular heat pumps and no backup heat, several previous co workers chose this. in the mid teens with a...
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    Works great in Alabama.

    Works great in Alabama.
  31. I would love to have this conversation over a...

    I would love to have this conversation over a drink. I am always curious to hear other points of view and learn new ways to think about things. I think we all are hence why we spend our free time on...
  32. Im guessing this has a lot to do with the human...

    Im guessing this has a lot to do with the human brain and the fact that you need to heat the filament till it glows.
  33. also this thought process would imply that when...

    also this thought process would imply that when you turn on the light switch would matter.
  34. My guess is that you have a full phase shift from...

    My guess is that you have a full phase shift from when it left the generator. Its not really moving in a straight line back and forth, its potential, it doesn't have to go back to the generator....
  35. so your saying that if the first hz cycle never...

    so your saying that if the first hz cycle never reaches your house the second one wont work equally as well?
  36. curious also. about the a/c dc thing

    curious also. about the a/c dc thing
  37. Was the backing of the belt "steel belted"? just...

    Was the backing of the belt "steel belted"? just curious, could have been an induced current by the blade.
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    I do cold calling on anything that I have a...

    I do cold calling on anything that I have a "connection" with I will Show up and ask to speak with ------- introduce my self say the name of the person we have in common and say they told me that you...
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    Yes, another thing i failed to mention, never put...

    Yes, another thing i failed to mention, never put voltage on 2 windings at the same time, activating high and low or any two speeds at the same time will result in immediate lockup and burnt...
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    I am almost the exact same on Facebook. Thats...

    I am almost the exact same on Facebook. Thats what i have been doing. Just dropped about 2500$ into advertising. got on Home advisor and Porch, wrapped the truck (had a 3x4 magnet on it before)...
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    Congratulations on starting your own. I started...

    Congratulations on starting your own. I started up full time for myself in march after 5 years in the field. I have a few questions if you don"t mind. My experience was 100% commercial, im 75%...
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    No in this case, its real voltage and potential...

    No in this case, its real voltage and potential your measuring. Think about it this way, its one large wire with multiple tap wires coming off at 5foot 10 foot 15 foot. the 5 foot would be your "high...
  43. The Soil conditions here can very extremely...

    The Soil conditions here can very extremely widely in a short distance. Geologists claim that this area was the boundary of being under water some odd time ago, gives us real diverse soil type from...
  44. Lots of questions ill try to answer each in...

    Lots of questions ill try to answer each in order,

    Samgevas: Line wiring correct all the way from panel to unit, the same code for reverse polarity and incorrect ground. Sensing more then 1/2...
  45. Strange Back feed into electrical panel preventing heater from firing.

    I went out on a new Goodman furnace (I didn't install) would sometimes work great others would not work, If it quit they just flipped the breaker on and off and it would restart. New home to...
  46. Thread: Wiring Fail

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    great answer.

    great answer.
  47. We got behind 2 years ago and had to put out some...

    We got behind 2 years ago and had to put out some "green techs" to let them do P.M. work unsupervised, 2 weeks later i ran a call on a noise, they had rolled a belt on so tight that the bearings had...
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    Hate to say it but apparently there is a rummer...

    Hate to say it but apparently there is a rummer going around my area that if you don't have any wire nuts just throw some tape on it, it'll be fine. not like that tape you paid 23 cents for at harbor...
  49. This is why I try extremely hard to sell service...

    This is why I try extremely hard to sell service agreements to customers with every new unit install.
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    I keep going back and forth, not really sure what...

    I keep going back and forth, not really sure what they did. Looks like they cleaned out the deck and installed 2 supports, seems like 45min to me

    no one has mentioned that they disconnect looks...
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