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    I would contact a few HVAC companies before I...

    I would contact a few HVAC companies before I would pull to trigger on Fargo. I hear do to the oil boom housing is tuff to come by.
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    You get paid for what your worth, that is how...

    You get paid for what your worth, that is how much income your bringing the company. If you think your worth more, move on. Obviously your sales don't warrant the expense of proving a truck. If your...
  3. Thread: Little close?

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    I don't see a problem. Its all insulated and...

    I don't see a problem. Its all insulated and grounded. Just don't grab it
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    Just go get em. When he not there.

    Just go get em. When he not there.
  5. Thread: quote

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    That's an easy one. Lease a new machine as they...

    That's an easy one. Lease a new machine as they come with three year parts and labor warranty. Say about 300 month for a three year lease with no residual. I didn't run the numbers, just taking a...
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    Looks like a call to Bev Air tech support will be...

    Looks like a call to Bev Air tech support will be needed. I seen a lot but never a Bev Air blast chiller. Must be new.
  7. Kelly. you have an 100,000 btu furnace. why do...

    Kelly. you have an 100,000 btu furnace. why do you need to know how old it is? No matter how old it is you should be able to get over the counter parts except an heat exchanger. Maybe time for a...
  8. if you nicked the frame heater at the corner and...

    if you nicked the frame heater at the corner and it shorted to ground, the heater will over heat in that section and not heat in the remaining length. if the entire gasket melted/overheated you have...
  9. Thread: Potential Relay

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    why not go with an OEM relay?

    why not go with an OEM relay?
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    use a 1 inch fiberglass filter media. they work...

    use a 1 inch fiberglass filter media. they work well and catch debris without a rise in head pressure. all other filter media will cause problems. don't use poly media.
  11. Thread: manitowoc nugget

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    Manitowoc flaker, nugget machines need to be...

    Manitowoc flaker, nugget machines need to be scrapped. Sell them another brand. I don't think Manitowoc even supports them anymore. I not sure as they have gone through many different...
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    I would leave Rochester if I were you and move to...

    I would leave Rochester if I were you and move to the south. You have no idea of the job openings in the great
    State of Texas. We have a Union in this right to work state and I tried to get in, but...
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    job

    If your good you should make 50 to 75k on commission. If you want hourly 20 to 25 is about right . More if you don't have callbacks and make good money for the company. We may have an opening if...
  14. All the hvac companies in Austin are looking for...

    All the hvac companies in Austin are looking for techs. Im told 130 people per day are moving to the area. It's god awful place to live. Wages have not caught up with the price of living here....
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    Your lying, so your filter changer is charging...

    Your lying, so your filter changer is charging the same as service work. Not a chance in the real world. customers are smarter than that.

    dick
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    No rain or snow in texas. But we run a garden...

    No rain or snow in texas. But we run a garden hose to cool off on those long hours on the roof. Some of the guys use a beach umbrella.

    Rick
  17. Just put a little gas in it. If the suction...

    Just put a little gas in it. If the suction pressure changes you will know what to do. Suction goes up, short of gas, no change, restricted. Quick and easy. Hell, you don't even need to check...
  18. add a little refrigerant if the superheat does...

    add a little refrigerant if the superheat does not change its a restriction. If the charge was low the superheat would go down.
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    I have know a few that made it work on the...

    I have know a few that made it work on the residential side. But in commercial refrigeration they don't have much luck. Older folks strait out of trade school expect too much for their limited...
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    Good for you, I have to tell you most cannot do...

    Good for you, I have to tell you most cannot do what you have done!

    rick
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    If you are compensated for a non-compete clause...

    If you are compensated for a non-compete clause it is (big bucks) enforceable. if your not it is fair game. You should know that if you have an employment contract. But Texas is a state that...
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    So your going to tell us that you have made 100's...

    So your going to tell us that you have made 100's if not 100,00's of business contacts. You go into business and you only call on businesses you have never done business with before? How do you know...
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    Well Andy, You can take the high road, but when...

    Well Andy, You can take the high road, but when it comes down to feeding your family vs feeding your ex boss family....

    you know what's going to happen.

    Rick
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    If I was in my 20's I would go just for the fun...

    If I was in my 20's I would go just for the fun of it. Hell, it can't hurt you for a few years. it's not like you have to stay there the rest of your life. working, fishing, girls, fishing, drinking,...
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    looking back after 38 years in the trade, the...

    looking back after 38 years in the trade, the best career path would be banker, financial advisor, stock broker, real estate broker, CPA, anybody that uses other peoples money to make money.

    But...
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    You haven't started on your own. Trust me, you...

    You haven't started on your own. Trust me, you would do it, income anyway you can. If you don't believe me, start your own business, anybody that says they would not, hasn't been there.

    Rick...
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    You would if the bills need to be paid and the...

    You would if the bills need to be paid and the pantry was bare. I did it. some customers went with me some didn't. I had employees do it. Didn't blame them and we still are friends. there are lots of...
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    Here is how you do it. First you get the hand...

    Here is how you do it. First you get the hand full of business cards and call on every company in your area that has an ice machine or refrigeration equipment. Then sit back and wait for the phone to...
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    There is a big market for it. I have done it...

    There is a big market for it. I have done it twice. It's not hard, you just have to be committed to making it work 24 hours a day. Say goodbye to your wife and kids, you will not see them much but...
  30. RSES mag had a great article on that subject. It...

    RSES mag had a great article on that subject. It was the only copy that I saved.

    Dick
  31. Best time to sell that pm contract is when you...

    Best time to sell that pm contract is when you hand them the bill for a compressor replacement. Show em the condenser coil. Tell em, Dirty condensers kills compressor. Or get a little bit technical,...
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    Tom, You will not fine much on this forum. Not...

    Tom, You will not fine much on this forum. Not many techs that subscribe here are looking and there are none in the area. I think most are comfortable where there are. I have had my best techs...
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    If you can speak to the cook in his first...

    If you can speak to the cook in his first language you would be richer and a better person than you are now. I tell my guys to treat the bus boy with respect because he may be the manager some day...
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    Looking here for techs was a shot in the dark. I...

    Looking here for techs was a shot in the dark. I just threw out the job opening, which I rarely have, just to see what came up. I know now that most folks that use this site are not willing to move...
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    Your customer have taught you to be cheap. Cheap...

    Your customer have taught you to be cheap. Cheap doesn't work. When they said can you just make it work? ,you should say yes and fix it, price it so you don't get that call back. But, you have...
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    Why? Work less make more doesn't agree with you?...

    Why? Work less make more doesn't agree with you?

    Dick
    PPSEL
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    This customer is a gold mine, why complain? Junk...

    This customer is a gold mine, why complain? Junk equipment = lots of service. But I see you afraid of call backs. Why not fix their stuff the right way the first time? No call backs!

    Dick
    PPSEL
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    What school did you graduate from? Dick

    What school did you graduate from?

    Dick
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    Folks that are sure of themselves love it. Others...

    Folks that are sure of themselves love it. Others like you will not take on the risk. Hi risk equal hi rewards, low risks equal low pay. nothing new to that!

    Dick
    PPSEL
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    After I talk to em, I have customers that...

    After I talk to em, I have customers that understand value. I don't have cheap customers because cheap customers don't call me back after that first call. We try very hard to fix equipment so that it...
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    Commission techs do not get paid for not working...

    Commission techs do not get paid for not working and they get paid for picking up parts, travel, etc. If a customer doesn't want to fix the unit, the tech hands them a bill.
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    Yes, Fast, good and value is a good thing. Cheap...

    Yes, Fast, good and value is a good thing. Cheap doesn't go far in this trade. I am sure you have seen cheap before. Cheap customers don't understand value.
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    They did cut out the job broker, me. All four are...

    They did cut out the job broker, me. All four are the best in the business and what tech doesn't dream about going into business for themselves! I showed em how to make money. Try it sometime, if you...
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    The market would not pay a tech 6 figures. A tech...

    The market would not pay a tech 6 figures. A tech can only sell so much labor and still have a life. Most will top out at about $140-150k a year. But I have a tech get very close to making 80K and he...
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    Commission pay is NOT for everyone. Only the guys...

    Commission pay is NOT for everyone. Only the guys that are good with people, fast and profitable. It is like having your own business without the stress. Some folks can do it, others can't. So,...
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    Good question VTP. We have had techs price...

    Good question VTP. We have had techs price themselves out of the job in the past because the work is hard and they didn't want to do it or they were greedy. You know there is easy work and hard work...
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    Mechtech, I know where you coming from on the...

    Mechtech, I know where you coming from on the 17.50 hr thing but is not a hourly job nor hourly time commission. It's based on labor sales, some sales are flat rate labor some are based on a hourly...
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    Commercial Ref Tech

    I have one opening for a refrigeration tech. Commission only. Austin Texas
    Low end is 35K if you like to work hard and fast 70K. We have health insurance through 2014. After that who knows!
    ...
  49. Thread: Austin, TX HVAC

    by rickl
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    Job

    With the GI bill and a part time job while you go to school you will get by just fine. We have two helpers doing that right now.

    Email your resume to loweref@sbcglobal.net if your interested in...
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    ACC, Capitol City Trade, Everette. ACC is the...

    ACC, Capitol City Trade, Everette. ACC is the best. You will not spend a lot of bucks as the others and get a better education if you apply yourself and study.
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