Search:

Type: Posts; User: pipsters

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,355

    The more important question is, when will 410a be...

    The more important question is, when will 410a be banned since they are already phasing out r-134a and that has a lower GWP than 410a.

    I wish the EPA would allow R-290 in resi units. Cheap,...
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    830

    We should probably outlaw gas ovens and furnaces...

    We should probably outlaw gas ovens and furnaces as well, scary things those are, and they actually burn while inside!

    HC's are used as a refrigerant in many other countries successfully and...
  3. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,821

    It's not

    It's not
  4. Commuters aka regionals use level D sims to...

    Commuters aka regionals use level D sims to conduct initial and recurrent training. Quite frankly there is zero difference between training requirements for a carrier like American and a regional...
  5. Thread: WTF?

    by pipsters
    Replies
    23
    Views
    1,258

    Everyone makes mistakes, even stupid ones, when...

    Everyone makes mistakes, even stupid ones, when starting out. I think everyone here is being way too hard on him. As the homeowner I would be pissed, thankfully they called for a 2nd opinion. The...
  6. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,821

    HVAC parts are locked up, must be run by the mob...

    HVAC parts are locked up, must be run by the mob or something. Locally no one will sell you anything, you must go to Grainger to buy. Outside of them, online sources such as eBay and also I have...
  7. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    I see what you are saying. I agree.

    I see what you are saying. I agree.
  8. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    Then explain how he "replaced the cap" and...

    Then explain how he "replaced the cap" and magically it still didn't work, yet the next guy replaced the cap and it did...

    And if you say he unknowingly used a bad cap, I suppose there is a .01%...
  9. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    Exactly. People on here jumped quickly on "you...

    Exactly. People on here jumped quickly on "you get what you pay for" but the exact opposite was true. Not only that, but NO WHERE did the homeowner complain about the cost of the repair, but the fact...
  10. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    Of course the trucks are insured every day. My...

    Of course the trucks are insured every day. My point was I was boiling down how much it cost, out of the service call, to insure the truck. Thought that was obvious.

    If you paid $200/month to...
  11. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    I disagree with your assertion that this guy...

    I disagree with your assertion that this guy doesn't do better than a fast food worker.

    If he's paying over 10$/day (say 200$ for 20 days a month working) for insurance on his truck it's his own...
  12. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    The second guy called made a couple hundred bucks...

    The second guy called made a couple hundred bucks for an hours worth of work (he runs his own show). That is nowhere near "would you like fries with that" wages.

    Another guy on another forum talks...
  13. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    Lawyers are on the clients side, they fight for...

    Lawyers are on the clients side, they fight for you, not try and rip you off when you hire them. The other guys lawyer? Sure, but you're not paying him to rip you off. Apples and oranges.
  14. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    1st "tech" used a bad cap and tried to convince...

    1st "tech" used a bad cap and tried to convince homeowner that unit was bad when it was just in fact a cap. "Conveniently" a spot opened up the next day...but the homeowner declined (wisely) and got...
  15. Replies
    72
    Views
    3,557

    HVAC Pros need to police their industry

    Called for a second opinion:




    First tech is nothing short of a thief, replacing the thing with a known bad cap. THIS IS WHAT HOMEOWNERS DEAL WITH. Incredibly frustrating.

    In my industry we...
  16. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,410

    I have been considering HVAC as a backup career...

    I have been considering HVAC as a backup career but you guys are making me think I might have to work too much. Do you have the ability to turn down the work?
  17. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,357

    How did you make the jump from "not a hedge fund...

    How did you make the jump from "not a hedge fund manager" to "unthinking moron"?

    I'm a blue collar guy in a national union! Obama has made significant gains for my profession with his appointments...
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,357

    Well keep in mine the Chinese dumped solar panels...

    Well keep in mine the Chinese dumped solar panels on the US when Solyndra came online. And your favorite governor (Romney) invested in a failed solar panel maker as well in MA using taxpayer funds....
  19. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,357

    First I have to take my foot out of my mouth,...

    First I have to take my foot out of my mouth, payback is roughly 6 years, so 15% +/-. 33% was way wrong!

    Out of pocket costs after incentives and tax credits on a 6 kwh system in the SE is roughly...
  20. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,357

    The ROI on residential installations can be as...

    The ROI on residential installations can be as much as 33% (3 year return). After that you are making money.

    Compare that with replacing a 30 year old 6 SEER unit with a 14 SEER and payback is as...
  21. Replies
    40
    Views
    4,339

    Google reviews have done a lot for vetting the...

    Google reviews have done a lot for vetting the honest businesses

    I've had much better luck with larger companies than 1 or 2 man operations that can pocket the entire service call
  22. Replies
    9
    Views
    818

    Carlos, Contact us has no address. That is a...

    Carlos,

    Contact us has no address. That is a big flag in my mind. I don't call businesses without an address listed.

    Might not be an issue for you but it's just something I don't do.

    Also...
  23. Thread: 404 in a car

    by pipsters
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,343

    You only need a 609 cert if working on cars for...

    You only need a 609 cert if working on cars for compensation
  24. Replies
    35
    Views
    5,119

    Yeah they are exactly the same thing except it's...

    Yeah they are exactly the same thing except it's illegal and a federal crime to steal intellectual property and no one has yet knocked on a DIYer's door with cuffs after they've painted a house,...
  25. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,471

    I'm just a Joe Smoe working on his EPA 608, so...

    I'm just a Joe Smoe working on his EPA 608, so zero technical background in HVAC. However it's my understanding that R-422 is a blend with different properties in its makeup so it can't be topped off...
Results 1 to 25 of 58
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event