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    Welcome to the site. I use the 116/322 combo...

    Welcome to the site. I use the 116/322 combo every day. I prefer to have a clamp meter to do amps and a multi meter to do everything else. The 116 will do voltage, resistance, capacitance and...
  2. if you are an HVAC tech, look at getting the...

    if you are an HVAC tech, look at getting the Fluke 116 instead of the 117. Its geared toward the HVAC field, where the 117 is geared toward the electrical field. If you go to the fluke website you...
  3. We do hire helpers and train them. We have a mix...

    We do hire helpers and train them. We have a mix of different skill levels, but seem to be having a hard time replacing top techs with techs of the same caliber. We are short on top techs. We...
  4. My definition of a team player is someone who...

    My definition of a team player is someone who will try to look out for the company, other techs and himself as well. Someone who is willing to help the younger tech learn and not just step on him to...
  5. We are not overly concerned with minor things on...

    We are not overly concerned with minor things on peoples records. We are concerned when someone comes in and has a terrible driving record, or multiple felonies, and wastes their time and ours.
  6. I am not bothered by bringing in a top tech. I...

    I am not bothered by bringing in a top tech. I think it's good to stir things up a little, once in a while. As long as the top tech is indeed, willing to be a team player.
  7. I do not run the ads or do the hiring. I am...

    I do not run the ads or do the hiring. I am simply a field supervisor, who will sit in on some of the interviews, if the candidate looks promising. This is usually a second or even third interview.
  8. We do, in fact, try to hire guys from the...

    We do, in fact, try to hire guys from the vocational schools. we usually have at least one high school kid working part time and going to school. A couple of our good young techs are guys who came...
  9. Regent, you may have a valid point about...

    Regent, you may have a valid point about reputation. Before I started working here, I told a guy I knew that I was going to go to work here. He discouraged me from taking the job, saying that if I...
  10. Time builder, to answer your question, I feel...

    Time builder, to answer your question, I feel like the economy being what it is, is causing people to stay in jobs where they feel secure, maybe because they have been there for a long time. I also...
  11. Timebuilder, i think that housing and pay scale...

    Timebuilder, i think that housing and pay scale kinda go hand in hand around here. There are nice neighborhoods that are reasonably priced and there are nice neighborhoods that are pretty expensive....
  12. Money is not a problem. We pay very well, it's...

    Money is not a problem. We pay very well, it's just challenging to get guys in the door. We are looking into trying to hire from surrounding areas also.
  13. Jorogas, I tried to pm you but it says you're not...

    Jorogas, I tried to pm you but it says you're not receiving pms. Can you email me your contact info and I will send you back the details. My email address is in my profile. Thanks.
  14. HELP!!! Need advise on attracting new talent.

    I work for a somewhat large HVAC contractor in the Central Virginia are. As a company, we do both resi and commercial service, install, replacements, etc... We are divided into residential and...
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    conventional thermostat interface, I believe.

    conventional thermostat interface, I believe.
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    What kind of thermostat is on the system? It may...

    What kind of thermostat is on the system? It may not be suitable with this unit. Can't say much more in an open forum. Oh, one more thing, does the unit operate in test mode?
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    First one lasted About a week. Got it replaced...

    First one lasted About a week. Got it replaced under warranty. Bought the Testo 605 so haven't been using it much. Pulled it out today and it's deaded. Won't turn on. Swapped battery, same...
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    Just bought the blu vac. Guess I'll be fighting...

    Just bought the blu vac. Guess I'll be fighting hose leaks soon:grin2:
  19. X2. I've been using this setup, in commercial,...

    X2. I've been using this setup, in commercial, for the last few years. Does a great job. I've never been a huge fan of the so called all in one meter concept. I often find myself checking...
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    I need to research more on flooding valve...

    I need to research more on flooding valve systems. I haven't ever Dealt with one.
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    One guy said subcooling on walk in refrigerator...

    One guy said subcooling on walk in refrigerator should be 8 degrees.
    A tech asked him and then asked me. I told him it wasn't all that important because you have a receiver. He was bothered by the...
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    2sac, come on, give me some real input. I'm...

    2sac, come on, give me some real input. I'm looking for your opinion. I'm just trying to generate some discussion on the subject.

    Flip14, I agree that superheat is important, but I think it is...
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    superheat and subcooling readings

    So, Its come up in a debate at the shop as to what are the proper superheat and subcooling numbers for your typical walk in cooler applicationsand typical walk in freezer application. So, I'm...
  24. Ascj, I realized that I spoke wrong , and you...

    Ascj, I realized that I spoke wrong , and you have confirmed my understanding. Mechanically, there is no problems on this one. The gears are fine. It just doesn't want to act right.
  25. My bad, I believe I was wrong on the way these...

    My bad, I believe I was wrong on the way these dampers work.
    I believe that power comes thru on the common(blue) and then the path
    Is completed either thru the cw or ccw.
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