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    What does he do with the money?

    What does he do with the money?
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    The company I used to work at gave the installers...

    The company I used to work at gave the installers 10%, the helper usually got 3%, the mechanic 7%
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    Ideas for repurposing used AC motors

    Anyone ever turn used motors into something else? Got a .75 amp inducer motor that's fine but had to replace the assembly so they got a new motor too. The thought has crossed my mind with used...
  4. Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys...

    Not violent but crazy, was working at a guys house doing maintenance, he peeps around the corner while I'm at the outdoor unit, "just making sure your ok, my neighbour is a little weird". I look over...
  5. The right angle screw driver looks really good,...

    The right angle screw driver looks really good, need to pick up one of those. Any more good things to pick up? If anyone is looking at the inspection camera don't bother, it's super cheap on sale but...
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    Read reviews on the company and ask people...

    Read reviews on the company and ask people involved in hvac in your area which companies are good and which are not. At least in Richmond word spreads pretty fast on which companies charge more but...
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    This is what I was referring to. Your not working...

    This is what I was referring to. Your not working for free every day on things you know how to do. For me it's more along the lines of working on something outside your comfort zone and taking extra...
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    Oh no, the zombie (thread) apocalypse has...

    Oh no, the zombie (thread) apocalypse has started. :grin2:

    That airside book does look nice though
  9. Today is kind of a tough time to get started...

    Today is kind of a tough time to get started working/starting a family. I remember when me and my wife first got married it took about $100 dollars to fill up our truck's gas tank, we both made about...
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    I wasn't asking specifically about me but also...

    I wasn't asking specifically about me but also anyone else who is like you and likes to fix things. There may not be as many as before but there has to be at least some because you see people on this...
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    Your website lists you have a degree in...

    Your website lists you have a degree in mechanical engineering and have been a naval officer. Both considered really nice jobs, why are you doing hvac? From different posts it appears Timebuilder has...
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    So the answer ends up being if there actually was...

    So the answer ends up being if there actually was a source of good technicians who loved mechanical/electrical work the compensation is most likely not ever going to be there so there would be no...
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    You mentioned ripping off elderly people for a...

    You mentioned ripping off elderly people for a commission and living in a basement on a computer as a way to make money. Where do the electro/mechanic group of people end up? If there is a small pool...
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    Money definitely isn't everything but it seems...

    Money definitely isn't everything but it seems there is a mixed message sometimes. In some threads everyone talks about how no one realizes how much money can be made in hvac then in another thread...
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    With all the people who know so much on here it...

    With all the people who know so much on here it seems wrong to think hvac doesn't pay much. Are there certain niches that pay better? Maybe a matter of finding the right employer? It does seem...
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    Wow, awesome info! I've heard about red horse but...

    Wow, awesome info! I've heard about red horse but could never find any info on it. Do you do the hvac career field in the ang? Thanks for all the info, you guys never disappoint. Is the career field...
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    My unit does have deployments available but I...

    My unit does have deployments available but I don't really enjoy intel, my civilian job is residential hvac service which I really love. Changing branches is ok with me and national guard sounds good...
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    Military Reserves

    Anyone in the reserves in a rate/mos they enjoy? My six years as a Navy Intel specialist is coming to an end in October and I was considering switching to something else. My experience so far has...
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    Wish we had longer then 30 minutes to edit a post...

    Wish we had longer then 30 minutes to edit a post lol. I thought of a clearer way to ask my question. If our talent is technical/mechanical and we pour all this effort into improving that talent how...
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    How meaningful is technical knowledge

    Another thread on here made me remember a question I've had that some people here might be perfectly suited to answer. This question is for those that believe in God and believe that what we do in...
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    This is pretty much what I was trying to say. Not...

    This is pretty much what I was trying to say. Not trying to change anyones mind or derail this thread, just relating what I have come to understand. I think it's hard for finite minds to try to...
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    Thought of a better way to put what I said, I...

    Thought of a better way to put what I said, I don't think anything happens by luck, events are directed but our actions or lack there of play a part.
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    I believe in providence and hard work. Things are...

    I believe in providence and hard work. Things are directed but your choices make a difference. The doors you really need will be made available but you need preparation in order to open them. What...
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    Yeah I was just thinking the other day I miss his...

    Yeah I was just thinking the other day I miss his posts
  25. Leatherman surge, carry it on my belt whether I'm...

    Leatherman surge, carry it on my belt whether I'm at work or at home. You don't understand how handy it is until you carry it for a few months. From fishing, to being at military reserves, to being...
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    Come on over to Virginia, my boss would probably...

    Come on over to Virginia, my boss would probably love that. That's another annoying thing, no company I have worked for puts any kind of effort into training or ride alongs. The company I'm at now...
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    It's nice going to jobs where the notes say the...

    It's nice going to jobs where the notes say the customer only wants you out. It's nice when you come to a piece of equipment that looks like it was designed by aliens and then you not only understand...
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    Pretty sure it is norovirus but we have taken him...

    Pretty sure it is norovirus but we have taken him to the doctor. They said it is the stomach flu. First he got it, then both of us got it. He got over it, we got over it. He feels better for a couple...
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    Hydrogen Peroxide Particles

    So my son got the stomache bug a couple weeks ago and keeps getting it over and over. Been washing clothes and disinfecting like crazy but it doesn't seem to help. The last company I worked for...
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    Anything is better then a transit :)

    Anything is better then a transit :)
  31. Are there any hvac companies that require...

    Are there any hvac companies that require mechanical engineers and might not only want you to go to school for it but help you do it? I have heard of companies doing this but never hvac companies....
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    That's very true, that's one of the great things...

    That's very true, that's one of the great things about this trade, learning to really understand something and try to use critical reasoning to come to a conclusion based on that understanding. None...
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    ^ This Usually I don't change out of work...

    ^ This

    Usually I don't change out of work clothes because I'm usually doing some other kind of work after work. When I do I don't have too many nice clothes because like in this thread, oh I don't...
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    Yeah I saw those couple differences but I think...

    Yeah I saw those couple differences but I think your on to something with the set up. That must be it. Talked to some plumbers yesterday and got some more pipe dope info so apparently:

    T plus 2 -...
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    So basically Rectorseal 5 is the way to go every...

    So basically Rectorseal 5 is the way to go every time? I didn't ask the Lowes guy, he saw me looking at them and said can I help you with anything? I said sure, whats the difference in the two?...
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    Rectorseal 5 vs T plus 2

    Tried google and asking several plumbers but couldn't find any real difference. They both seem to cover mostly the same pipes, they are both able to be instantly pressurized. So what's the actual...
  37. Thread: Geocaching

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    Geocaching

    Does anyone ever geocache? It can be pretty fun on the things they hide that are hidden pretty good. Good practice for looking for dropped screws from condenser doors too :)
  38. Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get...

    Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get shocked if wearing mechanix gloves unless they are wet right? I always try to just be careful but another layer of safety never hurts. That would...
  39. The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been...

    The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been wearing my ring so far working on live circuits but this thread makes you rethink it. No matter how careful you are it only takes one mistake at 1 am...
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    When you called the supervisor did they say hey...

    When you called the supervisor did they say hey put the spare on and you said no it's too old?
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    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go...

    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go with a concrete v shaped ford.
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    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and...

    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and some kind of semi-invasive low lying plant that wouldn't let anything else grow but is easily mowed to keep it off the road would work? Don't they...
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    Maintaining Neighbours Easement

    Let me know if I'm thinking about this backwards. My neighbour has an easement that runs across my property. Right before I moved in the last owner cut down all the trees on the property which was...
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    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package...

    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package :D
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    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like...

    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like we are still importing about 35%. Decreasing that number even further would be awesome
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    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book....

    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book. Does it say anything about minimum r value in the mechanical code book?
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    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil

    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil
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    Flame rectification is actually pretty...

    Flame rectification is actually pretty interesting.... Don't know why commercial guys would know more about it but I don't care
  49. It's kind of scary that the healthcare...

    It's kind of scary that the healthcare professionals who you would assume are taking all measures possible not to catch it still are. If they are still catching it you would think normal encounters...
  50. We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they...

    We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they keep the houses as warm as anything else. People who have had nothing but natural gas or oil sometimes say they aren't warm enough but they are mostly...
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