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  1. Thread: bidding jobs

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    What?

    What?
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    Sure there is, submerge the hose in water while...

    Sure there is, submerge the hose in water while it is connected to the vacuum pump and a micron gauge. Typically, if a hose holds 200+ psi of nitrogen for an hour, it is good....I have never seen a...
  3. Thread: Wages

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    One of the basics of going into business for...

    One of the basics of going into business for yourself is the knowledge to figure out how much you should charge to stay in business AND make a profit. Most people that don't or have never ran a...
  4. Thread: Wages

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    That is the beauty of Flat Rate, you can make...

    That is the beauty of Flat Rate, you can make $xxx doing xxx minutes work with $xxx in parts without having to differentiate parts, labor or how long the job is going to take.
  5. Thread: Wages

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    I am in South/Central Florida, non union, I pay...

    I am in South/Central Florida, non union, I pay skilled helpers $15-$16/Hr, 2 year apprentice/installer will get $18-$22 depending on his intelligence and how hungry he is, Veteran service tech that...
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    I was taught a long time ago that relying on...

    I was taught a long time ago that relying on vacuum as an indicator of a leak is bad service practice due to possibility of outside debris being sucked in/over a pinhole. There are many here that...
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    Top pay scale is relative to experience and...

    Top pay scale is relative to experience and location. You could make $60 hr as a top notch reefer tech in some parts of the world. Here in South Florida, you might make $25 hr doing the same...
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    Nordyne IQ drives require shielded cable as well...

    Nordyne IQ drives require shielded cable as well as quite a few mini split manufacturers.
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    Eagles 23 Steelers 21 :) /Thread

    Eagles 23 Steelers 21 :) /Thread
  10. Thread: Skype?

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    I gave up the land line 3 years ago for Vonage. I...

    I gave up the land line 3 years ago for Vonage. I think I pay less than $50 a month for 2 phone lines and a fax line....unlimited everything. You can use Vonage with a cable or dsl modem and no usb...
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    No, add another return and your noise should go...

    No, add another return and your noise should go away. No such thing as an oversized return.
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    That's a 14 year old unit.....nothing is going to...

    That's a 14 year old unit.....nothing is going to "match up good" with it.
  13. Thread: Trane XL20i

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    I agree,the EER is a much more important # than...

    I agree,the EER is a much more important # than the SEER rating.
  14. Thread: Trane XL20i

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    Nordyne hasn't released a 5 ton yet have they?...

    Nordyne hasn't released a 5 ton yet have they? News to me if they have, I'm still waiting on the heat pumps!
  15. Thread: Trane XL20i

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    "And I found that ONE lonely little A/C 20 SEER...

    "And I found that ONE lonely little A/C 20 SEER matchup. What a joke! It's a 2 ton. Best out of a 3 ton is 18.50. And what does Nordyne get out of a top of the line 3 ton? 23 is it???"

    21 I...
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    Garand's use clips, ruger 10/22's use magazine's....

    Garand's use clips, ruger 10/22's use magazine's. :)
  17. Thread: Trane XL20i

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    Trane needs to start spending some of that...

    Trane needs to start spending some of that advertisement budget on R&D and get with the program.
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    John, very sorry to hear about the ticker...

    John, very sorry to hear about the ticker problems. As the others have said, take it easy on yourself and get well soon!
  19. I agree

    I agree
  20. I'm in Port saint lucie, about 7 miles north of...

    I'm in Port saint lucie, about 7 miles north of Stuart. Send me an email,pm or give me a call.

    Ray

    ETA: PM sent
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    If the air handler has a TXV and the heat pump...

    If the air handler has a TXV and the heat pump has a non-scroll compressor you NEED a start assist kit, meaning a start cap w/ potential relay. If the unit is over 4 tons you SHOULD HAVE a start...
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    The refrigerant leak is probably the evap...

    The refrigerant leak is probably the evap coil...I.E. non-repairable. A "simple leak" would be a bad schrader valve core or a braze joint.
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    Although I don't agree on the equipment choice or...

    Although I don't agree on the equipment choice or the lack of a heat load calc, I do agree on replacing both units at the same time if for only for the fact that you will be saving money in both...
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    That wasn't smoke or steam.....unbelievable!

    That wasn't smoke or steam.....unbelievable!
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    Check the link I posted above before calling BS,...

    Check the link I posted above before calling BS, scroll to the bottom of the page for high ambient performance chart. These systems do as advertised AND better than any other system out there because...
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    I don't know where you got your numbers from but...

    I don't know where you got your numbers from but the MINIMUM EER of any of the IQ drives @ 95* is 12.6 for the 4 ton. The 3 ton is rated at 14 EER, and the 2 ton at 15 EER. I can tell you from first...
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    What subcooling does the charging chart ask for?...

    What subcooling does the charging chart ask for? What was the SP,HP,IWB,ODB,ESP? (Normal is not a gauge reading). superheat was variating between 5-10* (or was it 5 or 10*)? Did you check sensing...
  28. :rolleyes: Someday people will realize that...

    :rolleyes: Someday people will realize that zoning will not resolve the problems of a poorly engineered Comfort system.
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    I see rust INSIDE the reciever, this problem was...

    I see rust INSIDE the reciever, this problem was caused by improper installation...I.E. air (moisture that contains oxygen) and an arc from compressor motor windings without insulation(degraded by...
  30. Thread: Nextel Phones

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    I really don't like putting a price on another...

    I really don't like putting a price on another man's goods, but I suppose I will start at $220 for the pair (if they are in good condition). My email is in my profile so this doesn't turn into an...
  31. Thread: Nextel Phones

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    How much for the 580's?

    How much for the 580's?
  32. Thread: Nextel Phones

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    Ditto x4

    Ditto x4
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    Maytag has the 12 year all parts/12 year...

    Maytag has the 12 year all parts/12 year dependability promise, the rest (Frigidaire,Tappan & Westinghouse) have a 10 year all parts/10 year comfort quality pledge. The 10 and 12 year labor...
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    "Question 2: Any comments with regards to the...

    "Question 2:
    Any comments with regards to the Nordyne 23 SEER IQ Drive system. This is going to be an expensive (by my standards) job. The relative cost difference between the Nordyne and another...
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    Do you still have this?

    Do you still have this?
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    Looks like a fedders.

    Looks like a fedders.
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    :rolleyes: Don't kid yourself , you didn't...

    :rolleyes:
    Don't kid yourself , you didn't "learn the trade fast". You didn't "learn the trade" at all yet. Sure maybe you memorized some books and aced a few tests at night school, so what? All...
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    "new hvac system--dual speed or unloaders?" ...

    "new hvac system--dual speed or unloaders?"

    How about variable speed(40% below nominal to 18% above)? Take a look at the IQ drive from Nordyne.

    http://www.frigidaire.net/splitsystemiQ.asp
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    I am on hour 13 on a 12# packer brisket,smoker...

    I am on hour 13 on a 12# packer brisket,smoker temp is at 219... meat temp at 189* so probably another 2 hours to go and this thing is looking GOOOOOD!! I will post pics tomorrow. :D
  40. Thread: 3 day weekend.

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    I just put a 12lb packer brisket in the smoker,...

    I just put a 12lb packer brisket in the smoker, it should be done by about 7 a.m. :eek:
  41. Thread: Apprentice

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    I would hire a vet with minimal experience over a...

    I would hire a vet with minimal experience over a career parts changer any day of the week.
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    This is true, we have installed a few xb13...

    This is true, we have installed a few xb13 condensers along with v/s air handlers to achieve 14+SEER.
  43. Never heard of a stat that will do that either....

    Never heard of a stat that will do that either. You could probably run 2 programmable stats in parallel, 1 for the h/p, one for the furnace each with it's own program.
  44. http://www.aridirectory.org/ari/ac_search.php

    http://www.aridirectory.org/ari/ac_search.php
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    Not really long term,have had our e350 about a...

    Not really long term,have had our e350 about a year. They have held up quite well so far, no bowing or anything, you just have to remember to close the drawer latches when you are done in the drawers...
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    Installer needed in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I will have an opening for a maintenance tech/installer within a few weeks. Min 4 years experience, no whiners please! Pay DOE ,fax resume to 772-398-4464.
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    Activated carbon.

    Activated carbon.
  48. :eek: :D

    :eek: :D
  49. You are correct, I personally know 2 maintenance...

    You are correct, I personally know 2 maintenance supers that make over $70,000yr. plus all the bene's
  50. My question to you would be.....why NOT register...

    My question to you would be.....why NOT register as a pro if one is indeed a professional in this field? There is much more valuable information in the pros section of this site than there is here in...
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