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  1. Contractors are allowed to hire outside the hall...

    Contractors are allowed to hire outside the hall when the hall has no suitable candidates benching, right now even chronic bench warmers are working, everyone is looking for mechanics, schedule A...
  2. They are MCCA members so chances are UA members...

    They are MCCA members so chances are UA members too. Their website gives very limited info, for what I gather they are a restaurant and retail outfit, although I think I've worked on some equipment...
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    Call the ABB tech support 1800 752-0696, see if...

    Call the ABB tech support 1800 752-0696, see if you can get ahold of Bill Gahlman, he is pretty sharp.
  4. Why is your e-mail linked to a temp agency? ...

    Why is your e-mail linked to a temp agency? http://ondeksolutions.com/?page_id=2
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    Digi-cool rocks!! I wish they would come with...

    Digi-cool rocks!! I wish they would come with more tools, they offer 100% support for their product like no other, compare that to what you would get from Bacharach, Testo, YJ, Field piece etc.
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    That brings to mind "Dynatemp", they are...

    That brings to mind "Dynatemp", they are advertising heavily their r-22 replacement flavor but wont tell you whats in it, wont even publish MSDS. I wonder why 134a didn't transition into residential...
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    My guess would be that there is an oil well...

    My guess would be that there is an oil well inside the pump, why dont you start bottling and selling the oil?
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    That would suck the chrome off a trailer...

    That would suck the chrome off a trailer hitch:grin2:
  9. Figure in "right to work"(for less $$) state...

    Figure in "right to work"(for less $$) state around $25/hr journeyman rate but since most union contractors are signatories of the national service agreement they can pay you more or less depending...
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    I own the Robinair "cooltech" 6 CFM, think I...

    I own the Robinair "cooltech" 6 CFM, think I bought in 2001, havent had any issues with it. I wouldn't judge a vacuum pump by its weight, most portable, top shelve pumps (Leybold, Edwards, Varian...
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    Poor little Trump is definitively not "a country...

    Poor little Trump is definitively not "a country club republican", is my understanding that he rides a bicycle to work and eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
    Trump is the best thing...
  12. Thats a fact! The same thing could be...

    Thats a fact! The same thing could be accomplished by increasing the airflow or making the coil out of a thin,highly conductive material.
  13. 407c and 410a are very close thermodynamically,...

    407c and 410a are very close thermodynamically, the mass flow rates and btu/lb are similar. Sizing the condenser is a compromise between, surface area, airflow and the material use to make the coil,...
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    The setpoint is way too low and the tower water...

    The setpoint is way too low and the tower water way too cold, warm the tower water and increase setpoint and problem solved:grin2:
  15. The "retailers" been trying to defy logic for...

    The "retailers" been trying to defy logic for many years, they hire brokers expecting lower rates and in turn brokers hire the cheapest "service" providers, Lennox Nas, Metrotech etc. when all adds...
  16. Thread: Average wage

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    In the big apple $1500 a month would get you a...

    In the big apple $1500 a month would get you a shed in a really bad area, but drive a few hundred miles west and $1500 a month could buy you a nice water front property, the further away you get from...
  17. Thread: Average wage

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    Here in NY, McDonalds burger flippers are soon to...

    Here in NY, McDonalds burger flippers are soon to be making $15hr minimum wage.
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    I own the Testo, had some problems with it, sent...

    I own the Testo, had some problems with it, sent them out for repairs, got them back, haven't had any more issues. I also own a set of digi-cools, bought them 5 years ago, rugged and accurate, cant...
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    thats an interesting take, must admit that I...

    thats an interesting take, must admit that I never witnessed such thing, I still braze the old fashion way using nitrogen purge.
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    Well, Ricky, as a former, not so proud "Hillmore...

    Well, Ricky, as a former, not so proud "Hillmore digi gauges" owner, here is my refrigeration analyzer ratings, 1 being the highest score and 4 more like garbage can material.

    1-All digital gauges...
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    I always change the gaskets/O-rings, small HX can...

    I always change the gaskets/O-rings, small HX can be cleaned by hand with a nylon brush and a piece of pipe, also pump and rydlyme would do the trick if there isn't a lot of buildup.
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    What kind of "system"? chiller? did they changed...

    What kind of "system"? chiller? did they changed the oil too? take oil samples and out to the lab for analysis.
  23. Thread: Leak Freeze

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    "Leak freeze with magic frost", I wish they would...

    "Leak freeze with magic frost", I wish they would sell just the "magic frost", I dont care for the "leak freeze" but sure love some "magic frost"
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    common problem, it happened to my 557 around the...

    common problem, it happened to my 557 around the same time, took them back to the supply house, they sent it to Testo for repairs, got them back month later and havent had any more issues, I dont use...
  25. I have worked in many TL boilers, I would look at...

    I have worked in many TL boilers, I would look at the heat exchanger first, inside and out, maybe it needs a good cleaning, are the angle pieces in between burnt? is the refractory falling apart?...
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    I was advised by former employees against...

    I was advised by former employees against accepting a job with my present employer,years later it turnout to be the best company I ever work for, before that I was working for "the best HVAC...
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    If I was you, green and lacking field experience,...

    If I was you, green and lacking field experience, I would take any job that was offered, good or bad and start building my career from there. guys like you are dime a dozen and not many contractor...
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    probably the tube sheet was damaged/expanded from...

    probably the tube sheet was damaged/expanded from rerolling over the years, is bet to leave weeping tubes alone.
  29. Thread: Blu Vac

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    My advise to you, put the bluevac for sale on...

    My advise to you, put the bluevac for sale on ebay and buy a "old school analog", there is a reason why you service manager still uses it, nothing beats the Thermal and I've tried them all.
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    So the tubes in the second pass were leaking? not...

    So the tubes in the second pass were leaking? not just weeping at the sheet, there were holes on them? the reason why the tubes failed was water side pitting, right? typically when retubing a...
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    Stack temp are perfect for those pressures, I...

    Stack temp are perfect for those pressures, I wonder if the contractor carved the tube sheets while removing the bad tubes? what happened to the original tubes? oxygen pitting?
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    How can it be "lower energy consumption" when...

    How can it be "lower energy consumption" when R424a is near 12% less (btu per lb) capacity than R22? meaning that now the air conditioning tonnage is lower than rated and the unit must run longer to...
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    Whats the steam pressure?

    Whats the steam pressure?
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    Is this a two pass, dryback? whats the stack temp...

    Is this a two pass, dryback? whats the stack temp over the whole firing rate? definitely need a combustion analysis and burner tuneup, as you know is normal to have some tubes weep while cold, if the...
  35. Like previous poster said, there is nobody left,...

    Like previous poster said, there is nobody left, all contractors are looking, some are trying to bribe guys into jumping ship at supply houses parking lot.
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    Ohh no :( !! what a horrible tragedy!! It...

    Ohh no :( !! what a horrible tragedy!! It happened to my hoses once and a very wise man recommended to "wash them in the ocean and let them dry covered with rice for 23.5 hours", worked like a charm...
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    I own both tools, dont waste your money on the...

    I own both tools, dont waste your money on the informant 2, it lacks manual control and sensitivity is comparable to infijunk dtek, although it works good finding NG&LP leaks but definitely not worth...
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    Just give yourself a few weeks down in GA and you...

    Just give yourself a few weeks down in GA and you are going to be "fed up" with "high cost of housing and living" and on top of that low wages, good luck finding a " residential/light commercial" job...
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    I like my cheapish from HFT, bought them for $10...

    I like my cheapish from HFT, bought them for $10 years ago. http://www.harborfreight.com/ratcheting-crimping-tool-97420.html
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    here a link to a how to..video ...

    here a link to a how to..video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImGSjFoLIgY
  41. Thread: Work Pay

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    Relax, dont get your panties in a wad, lets agree...

    Relax, dont get your panties in a wad, lets agree to disagree.
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    been using it for years and love it, had braze up...

    been using it for years and love it, had braze up to 2 5/8 with the rosebud.
  43. Thread: Work Pay

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    You are posting bogus crap about some Canadian...

    You are posting bogus crap about some Canadian company, totally non-hvac related yet I dont see where the Canadian railroad employees are told to forfeit overtime after completing the 40 hours...
  44. Thread: Work Pay

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    I dont know why you have to be so dramatic, must...

    I dont know why you have to be so dramatic, must be that time of the month.
  45. Thread: Work Pay

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    Worked on both sides of the fence and there is no...

    Worked on both sides of the fence and there is no comparison, for the working men there is no place like the union. I bet you are not a union member and have no idea how the unions operates, I call...
  46. Thread: Work Pay

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    I would like to see proof of that!!! No labor...

    I would like to see proof of that!!! No labor union would negotiate a separate contract for just one member and if it wasnt for the labor unions there wouldn't be any overtime pay, 8 hours work day,...
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    I think he is talking about the "new and...

    I think he is talking about the "new and improved" Simplicity SE, there is an upgrade for the software that is supposed to iron a few bugs, you can download the latest version to a flash drive and...
  48. 8D = 8 cylinders, semi, recip. Where have you...

    8D = 8 cylinders, semi, recip. Where have you seeing those Copeland rebranded Bitzers? havent heard of such animal.
  49. They dont make them like they used to, probably a...

    They dont make them like they used to, probably a Mexican rebuilt, next time sell them a Bitzer.
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    does it looks like this ...

    does it looks like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANE-BRK01385-BRACKET-ASSEMBLY-MOTOR-MOUNTING-/271797296845
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