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    Let's remember luck has a bit to do with running...

    Let's remember luck has a bit to do with running a successful business. We have all seen great techs that were also great business people fail. For a **** ton of reasons that had nothing to do with...
  2. The cheap manual pipe threading set is good. You...

    The cheap manual pipe threading set is good. You never know when just a few pieces will need threaded.

    Their gloves are good, mainly the nitrle disposable ones.
  3. 10 k for Goodman and flex duct? Where do I apply...

    10 k for Goodman and flex duct? Where do I apply for jobs like this
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    [QUOTE=AtticAce;20091791]If you don't think they...

    [QUOTE=AtticAce;20091791]If you don't think they are going to pay you have a few choices, we will list these from best to worst: Get a CC authorization upfront for all repairs. Don't work for dead...
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    I never purchased anything from them. I actually...

    I never purchased anything from them. I actually forgot about them until now. Their sales must be slow. Lol
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    What about a good wage for a robotics technician?...

    What about a good wage for a robotics technician? What should they be bringing in?
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    Northern Indiana. Non union residential tech. Non...

    Northern Indiana. Non union residential tech. Non commission based. Lucky to top out at $ 20. In the very rare case. Commercial non union. I know a few guys that are over $ 30.00. These guys are also...
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    Hey not to bad of an install, I to have to battle...

    Hey not to bad of an install, I to have to battle the bigger companies being hacks.
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    Wow my 7 year old thread is reborn.

    Wow my 7 year old thread is reborn.
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    I will say that 40 k a year is good in some parts...

    I will say that 40 k a year is good in some parts of the country. I do not know much about new Orleans.
    Keep your head up. Have you considered going out on your own
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    That is why HVAC is great. You have to be a...

    That is why HVAC is great. You have to be a plumber,sheet metal worker, electrician, mason, carpenter, half engineer, mover, and outside the box trouble shooter,
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    Trailers. Trailers. Trailers. I don't mind...

    Trailers. Trailers. Trailers.


    I don't mind the money for the installs. I just hate the way they are assembled in the factory.
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    Why do you need all this if you are a new tech? I...

    Why do you need all this if you are a new tech? I suggest getting more books and reading up on theory etc.
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    I have one. No problems yet. Coming up on one...

    I have one. No problems yet. Coming up on one year. There is a coupon in sundays paper for it for $ 69.99
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    I bet the slumlord got the furnace used. had ...

    I bet the slumlord got the furnace used. had his drugie of a maintenance guy install it. or some hack from hell install it.

    either way it sucks. what was the duct size?

    when you...
  16. :gah: well did you fix it :angel:

    :gah: well did you fix it :angel:
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    well that looks like a fun mess what did the...

    well that looks like a fun mess

    what did the builder say and do
  18. O don't do much ac work. But when I was doing a...

    O don't do much ac work. But when I was doing a lot of it. I replaced every two years. My current set is about 7 years old. Time to replace them,and get a few new manifolds
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    I will say it depends on lot of things Like...

    I will say it depends on lot of things

    Like indoor temp. Temp they want to Attempt to maintain. Furnace efficiency etc
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    I like how most of the guys on YouTube. Think...

    I like how most of the guys on YouTube. Think they are the best tech in the world. Most of the younger guys seem to be more concerned with the latest tools and are just parts changers. IMHO. Now...
  21. Correct installation is key. I have janitrol...

    Correct installation is key. I have janitrol units that OK put on. That have never had a problem from back from early 2000. I have Payne units that i seem to only get two or three years out of before...
  22. record cold = more furnace replacements ?

    What do you guys think? Will the record cold. That we have been experiencing the last two years. Lead to more furnace installs come spring and summer?
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    Man taylor2. What did your boss say about all...

    Man taylor2. What did your boss say about all this?
  24. We all know it wasn't inspected.

    We all know it wasn't inspected.
  25. Makes one wonder. How crap work like this is...

    Makes one wonder. How crap work like this is being allowed? Where is the pride?
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    What about employers that put. Mile long list of...

    What about employers that put. Mile long list of qualifications in the job add. Only to want to pay helper pay.

    Or maintenance guys that know whats wrong. Yet they haven't gotten it fixed in...
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    Two years ago they were stealing them while they...

    Two years ago they were stealing them while they were running, in this little slice of hell
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    always for bad work. When it comes to quality...

    always for bad work. When it comes to quality work. They some how. Get tennis elbow and can't reach your payment.
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    I been hit on my women and men. Its nothing new....

    I been hit on my women and men. Its nothing new. My wife was with me at a rental. I was outside running the PVC flue for a furnace. She was inside. Putting in the new stat. One of the woman there...
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    Did the maintenance guy do this

    Did the maintenance guy do this
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    - 23 with out the wind chill. Last year.

    - 23 with out the wind chill. Last year.
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    hey got to give credit on having color...

    hey got to give credit on having color coordination . That screamed professional to me. I liked it. not sure about the red. Since red is known to anger people. still like the...
  33. Op get post count up and apply for pro membership.

    Op get post count up and apply for pro membership.
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    Prayers sent.

    Prayers sent.
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    Get post count up and apply for pro membership. ...

    Get post count up and apply for pro membership.

    Learn to post things in the right area.

    OK that being said.
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    Fluke, wavetek, amprobe

    Fluke, wavetek, amprobe
  37. Thread: So Bad

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    Anybody else notice this is basically the same...

    Anybody else notice this is basically the same thread as the relocating advise one? Hmm. First op was a service tech for coke ,for ten years. Now he is looking to break in the field? Seems a bit
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    Apply for pro membership

    Apply for pro membership
  39. Thread: Switcharoo

    by pilotlight
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    I just use a clamp and cardboard

    I just use a clamp and cardboard
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    I suggest reading and maybe viewing all the info...

    I suggest reading and maybe viewing all the info you can on heat pumps. Also grab a second set of gauges. Most guys keep an spare set. For when they think something just isn't adding up
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    Service call pouch Big repair bag Electric heat...

    Service call pouch
    Big repair bag
    Electric heat bag
    Plumbing tote
    Copper tote
    Boiler piping repair box
    Sheet metal box
    Heavy electrical repair bag
    Power tool bag cordless
    Power tool bag...
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    I always assumed these. Were for testing mystery...

    I always assumed these. Were for testing mystery issues . that are blowing fuses on the board. Not to check transformers.
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    Man this sounds like a great home work question....

    Man this sounds like a great home work question. If we throw measurements of windows etc in the mix. It. Would be a fun problem to slove
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    I got them two years ago on clearance ...

    I got them two years ago on clearance

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_150715-89573-800CP-U_0__?productId=3740839&Ntt=worklight&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dworklight%26page%3D3&facetInfo=
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    Yeah they are great lights. Bright and magnetic....

    Yeah they are great lights. Bright and magnetic. Can't neat that. I got the two pack from lowess, for like three bucks. I have another pack unopened some where for when o loose this one
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    what I carry the pouch goes in first if there ...

    what I carry the pouch goes in first if there is more work to do I grab the big bag. I also have a separate bag for electric heat...
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    Do any of you guys worry about developing bad...

    Do any of you guys worry about developing bad backs? From lugging around these massive tools bags
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    Start reading and keep reading. Attend all the...

    Start reading and keep reading. Attend all the training seminars you can.
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    If you know you are too cheap why not raise...

    If you know you are too cheap why not raise prices?

    Can't go into to much detail in open forum
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    Why get those. R 22 can be replaced mo99 no...

    Why get those. R 22 can be replaced mo99 no license needed.and its cheaper. Or one can just order has off line. All they have to do is state that they Will have a epa card holder use it .
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