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    i see it all the time on 5 ton copeland scrolls,...

    i see it all the time on 5 ton copeland scrolls, they use stake on connectors at the compressor. these usually get weak from heat cycles and either burn the stud out of the compressor or the wire...
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    chiller maintains chilled water setpoint thru...

    chiller maintains chilled water setpoint thru winter, and there is no bypass around heat recovery bundle. its not uncommon to see 10F and below up here in new york, i was supprised the 110F setpoint...
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    we just aquired a new job to us. 2-200 ton york...

    we just aquired a new job to us. 2-200 ton york recip water coolerd chillers. one has 2 turbocore compressors retrofitted, and the other one has the original york semi's.

    building return hot water...
  4. Thread: pay wages

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    i should be up around 110k this year including...

    i should be up around 110k this year including about 10k in bonuses, worked probably 2250-2300 hours this year. about 11 years of commercial/industrial experiance. its all related to where you live....
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    http://www.steamfitters.com

    http://www.steamfitters.com
  6. Thread: pay wages

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    union scale in the nyc area is $30.45 for a...

    union scale in the nyc area is $30.45 for a journeyman service fitter
    $43.67 for a steamfitter

    i have not met anyone on either side not making overscale, that was worth anything to his company. ...
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    i think the pay is also an issue, all of us are...

    i think the pay is also an issue, all of us are paid over scale but new hires are not, they are felt out at whatever the scale would be say for a mechanic 31.20/hr. and eventually get bumped up in...
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    anyone having a problem finding good guys? we...

    anyone having a problem finding good guys?

    we are looking for 1-2 techs, 1 apprentice, and 1 parts guys for the shop, seams like its impossible to get anyone. even the local supply houses are...
  9. Thread: P66's

    by blue_r1
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    usually we just install a 40 or 75va transformer...

    usually we just install a 40 or 75va transformer just for the p66 and usually get the outdoor rated one, most units do not have the room to mount a regular on inside. the fan will not run if the...
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    mcquay spent several million dollars on research...

    mcquay spent several million dollars on research on these compressors and controls? why can't they spend a few extra dollars on the interior of their equipment so it does not look like bubba with a...
  11. i would rather not use ebay, i was thinking...

    i would rather not use ebay, i was thinking another hvac forum or something. i have a few multimeters i would like to sell since i dont use them anymore.
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    anyone have these? i know they replace the bantum...

    anyone have these? i know they replace the bantum gauges which were absolute garbage. i need a 2 valve set for service calls etc. and was planning to get a set for 410a since i am seeing it more and...
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    hey guys lets see what you have to load large...

    hey guys lets see what you have to load large motors, compressors etc into your van or truck.

    i have a 1/2" motor lifting ring fastened just behind the barn door catch in my chevy express van....
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    depends what you want to use it for, second...

    depends what you want to use it for, second meter, tool box meter etc. you need a tru rms meter if you do any kind of work on frequency drives or inverter drives
  15. Thread: Allen wrenches

    by blue_r1
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    i didn't mean they twist up and stay that way, i...

    i didn't mean they twist up and stay that way, i mean i have torqued them more than a 1/2 turn with a nutdriver on the short end trying to loosen something, eventually the bolt always breaks free and...
  16. Thread: Allen wrenches

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    i have tried, craftsman, klein, allen, bondhous,...

    i have tried, craftsman, klein, allen, bondhous, and eckland. never again, these are junk the steel is weaker than the fastener that you are tring to remove. i use these now...
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    i took the test last year, it was very...

    i took the test last year, it was very comprehensive like was mentioned before but in my opinion without having one standardized test, nate, ari-gamma, star, etc to me it means nothing. you should be...
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    thanks guys, reaslistically i am looking to...

    thanks guys, reaslistically i am looking to findout what digital inputs etc,actually are this is a new system and the installing j/c contractor is impossible to get a hold of and the mechanical...
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    dx 9100 series etc. ,building control entire...

    dx 9100 series etc. ,building control entire systems. don't remember all the different types, but have been seeing a few more jobs with them now and i have never saw a controller that has the points...
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    frequency drives are the best replacement saving...

    frequency drives are the best replacement saving costs of belts, drives, and peak electic billing over a period of time but the initial cost is what kills the deal. we are talking fans that are 20-30...
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    lately we have been running into alot of older...

    lately we have been running into alot of older fans buffalo forge, mcquay stuff 20-30 years old. i notice the older style fan starters will hold higher amps without tripping out while the fan is...
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    we are getting a few more contracts with these...

    we are getting a few more contracts with these controls, how difficult would it be to work on these systems ourselves without involving j/c or another control company, we normally work with andover...
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=7...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=79202

    i had the same problem last year
  24. getting an inspection will be done and also i...

    getting an inspection will be done and also i will be getting a permit. i just wanted to know if you guys saw a problem with what i wanted to do. i don't see a difference with wiht i have and if i...
  25. like i said "in my town a homeowner can do...

    like i said

    "in my town a homeowner can do electrical work on their own home"

    "i am going to have nyseg upgrade to a 200a feed"

    i am a hvac tech not a homeowner looking to cash in on my home...
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