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    Dear Sally02

    From the looks of those pictures, this is what I think happened...............Two unemployed men were sitting in a bar talking. One said to the other, "I heard that there is big money in heating and...
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    Check expansion tank

    The first thing one thinks is a leak. Sure it must be a leak because the boiler won't hold pressure. Not true in all cases.

    When a Bellows type expansion tank goes the water pressure gauge will...
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    Some Digital thermostat's I install can have a...

    Some Digital thermostat's I install can have a one to three degree temperature difference setting between going on and off. I used to install White Rogers Digital thermostats and you could set them...
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    Hummmm mf545

    MF545 - So you have a 19 SEER with a variable speed motor and still have a humidity problem. The highest I have put in is a 13 SEER. So a 19 Seer would have even less moisture removal per hour.
    ...
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    well spoken

    Well spoken Mr Plain Spoken. The variable speed motor is another answer to the problem. But I live in a poor neighborhood and the people are lucky to have AC let alone a motor that varies it speed...
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    Only the old timers know. The government and the...

    Only the old timers know. The government and the industry are pushing for higher and higher efficiencies. The problem is that the higher the efficiency the less moisture removal.
    Last year they were...
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    Seaton heating your bubble will break. There are...

    Seaton heating your bubble will break. There are times in life where you make big money and there are times in life when you wonder what went wrong? You are in the money making phase of your life. Of...
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    Gasoline is about $3.10 a gallon where I live....

    Gasoline is about $3.10 a gallon where I live. And because of the Development of China and india gasoline in the United States will hit $6 a gallon or more in a year or two. Believe it or not there...
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    you are so correct?

    You are so right totalcomfortservices. I thought I was the only one paying attention to the SEER problem. Two years ago I put in a high efficiency 12 SEER unit in my home. The first thing I noticed...
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    ct2- I don't think so

    ct2 said....In 42 years I would think that you would know that you dont pay workmans comp for yourself only....so you have wasted some $50,400 us dollars....thats not very smart

    I never said I had...
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    Mr Chill

    Mr Chill you said, "If you had your own customers why would you need them." And I gave you reasons why companies want more customers. My statement was to give you imformation related to your...
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    Mr Chill

    For more customers, to grow your business. Have you ever heard of a merger? Have you ever heard of joining together to form a larger company? Have you ever heard of bringing together small companies...
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    Smells like a scam to me. I saw this ad in the...

    Smells like a scam to me. I saw this ad in the newspaper in Philadelphia. "Existing contractor to start hvac service group. Candidate must have existing accounts and be capable of managing a service...
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    Well I returned (2-7-06)today with my ratchet...

    Well I returned (2-7-06)today with my ratchet extension so that I could removed the burner assembly to get closer to the heat exchanger openings. There were four openings, I turned the thermostat to...
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    Scheduled to return

    I am scheduled to return to the burner problem this afternoon 2/7/06 - 1:00 PM. with my ratchet extension so I can remove the burner assembly to check for a leaking seal or gasket. As I said before...
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    precise temp

    I thought it was a cracked heat exchanger also, but a friend of mine in the business had the same problem and it was the gasket or seal between the heat exchanger inlet and the furnance wall leaking...
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    jeffshvac

    Is the pro forum free, because I don't have the money if it is not free. That's why I use the member forum and not the pro forum. I'm 64 and have a very small hvac business, and I am also on Social...
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    AIr blower

    It's not the inducer blower motor, but the air handler blower motor.

    To dachipsta: Yeah, Actually I have 45 years now. If you're going to say something wise because I have so many years, you...
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    I was just on a call to a Miller (Model G5RA45C08...

    I was just on a call to a Miller (Model G5RA45C08 serial G5R950300278) Upflow gas heater. The third burner makes a noise when the blower comes on. But it is only the third burner. There are four...
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    WHy a 240 Hsi

    I sell frigidaire and nordyne heaters and I've never seen a 240 HSI. I live in Pennsylvania in philadelphia, and work in the surrounding area's and have never seen a 240 hsi. Where are you from? Do...
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    I was talking to an old hvac friend today, and he...

    I was talking to an old hvac friend today, and he said there is a 20 SEER system available. The company he works for is a LENOX dealer. So I am assuming it is the Lenox
    Let's see, How do they get...
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    To pjs-

    Pjs, what planet do you come from. How the freak can you make such redicilous statements about someone you know nothing about! Boy are you arrogant.

    I have 46 years experience and was in the 420...
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    I live in the city of Philadlephia, Pa. Years ago...

    I live in the city of Philadlephia, Pa. Years ago The people of Philly used to say, there is one on every corner. Back then they were referring to bars.

    Now, I am saying that there is one on Every...
  24. to r404a

    I was very impressed with what you said about the two different instructors. You said your instructor was a bit more technically advanced, but the other instructor was drived to get the students...
  25. to r404a

    I was very impressed with what you said about the two different instructors. You said your instructor was a bit more technically advanced, but the other instructor was drived to get the students...
  26. to r404a

    I was very impressed with what you said about the two different instructors. You said your instructor was a bit more technically advanced, but the other instructor was drived to get the students...
  27. Mr Gruvn

    Your first two statements tell me you don't have more than 2 weeks in the business and no absolutly nothing about the business or teaching.

    You want a teacher who goes over the material before...
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    This applies to residential replacement market.

    This applies to 5 ton and under residential heating and air conditioning replacement market.

    I question those who have so little field experience, and so little knowledge that they need this...
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    Let me tell you -Top Secret

    When I am working on something that may ruin my clothes, I put on one of those white washable jump suits (I think that is what they are called) You can buy them at Grainger, and at Home Depot....
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    Let me tell you -Top Secret

    When I am workinh on something that may ruin my clothes, I put on one of those white washable jump suits (I think that is what they are called) You can buy them at Grainger, and at Home Depot....
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    to ccsmith51

    The compressors works this way:

    In one direction only one of the piston pump,Low speed, low capacity.

    In the other direction both pistons pump,high speed, high capacity.

    When more cooling...
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    to ccsmith51

    error

    [Edited by 42yrs exp on 09-14-2005 at 11:34 PM]
  33. To Dec

    Well done Dec. I am glad there is someone else who knows what is going on. And more important, understanding what is going to happen to the middle class. Where I live in Philadelphia the newspaper...
  34. to Shophound

    You make some very good points, In the 90's money was all around,and energy costs were reasonable. Now they are outrageous.If anything can destroy the american way of life it is the price of energy...
  35. To doglips

    I must give you a lot of credit for getting into this business at 41. Congratulations, I wish you the best of luck. I have been in this business for almost 46 years. I am 63 and can still do the...
  36. That is what is happening in this country. 1....

    That is what is happening in this country.
    1. Salaries and benifits are decreasing rapidly.
    2. Many top tecnicians not only have to repair systems, but also have to sell a lot to maintain their to...
  37. He's right

    The problem with some people is once they have their mind make up they will do what they want even if its not right.
    However, here is some advice from an old timer that is in this business (46 years...
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    I do duct cleaning , and

    I do duct cleaning,and it takes me almost all day to do it right,6 to 8 hours. I have seen companies charge $200 to do a row home, and finish in 2 hours. Of course you can't do a good duct cleaning...
  39. mr jamierenae

    I have installed 4 ton condensers (outside unit) with 5 ton air handlers (inside unit)with no problems. Some manufacturers do that to get the 12 seer on the 12 seer units I sell. The over sized air...
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    I live in Pennsylvania. Recently I got a job in...

    I live in Pennsylvania. Recently I got a job in residential work as an HVAC Service Technician. The company agreed to pay me $22 and hour. After the second week of doing service (8 to 10 calls a day...
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    Is the inside of the duct insulated? What...

    Is the inside of the duct insulated? What thickness? Or is the outside insulated with duct wrap, what thinckness? Is the wrap done right?

    I was on a job where the contractor used duct wrap and it...
  42. Thread: Stocks

    by 42yrs exp
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    good luck

    The Market giveth, and the Market taketh away.

    You have a better chance of making money at the crap table than buying penny stock in the stock market. If You want to invest in the market. Buy...
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    Get more estimates

    I think that you should get seven(7)more estimates, and after that get seven more, and after that get seven more, and after that get seven more, and after that get 777777777777777 more. No wonder you...
  44. copperx

    Where do people get the gaul to damage something in their system and expect the warranty to fix it. Warranties are for defects in material and workmanship, or for normal wear and tear problems, and...
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    Your right

    I was told by contractors that I can not shut off the customers heater, Legally I really don't know. But if someone's life is in jeopardy I would disconnect the heater and cap the gas line to the...
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    Mr Trane

    The customer can do anything they want to their gas range. I am are not working on that. I am talking about disconnecting the gas line to the heater only, nothing else.
    What the customer does with...
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    Carbon Monoxide Issue

    If you have to shut down a heater in the winter due to a Carbon Monoxide Problem such as a cracked Heat exchanger, or Corroded Heat exchanger, etc. Be Sure to:

    1. Shut off the Power to the...
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    To Jim Davis

    Thanks for the info. it was very informative. So from your experience a contractor should not only shut off the power and gas supply, but disable the heater also. Is disconnecting the thermostat wire...
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    Since there is a chance that the contractor will...

    Since there is a chance that the contractor will be sued if the customer is injured or killed by Hypothermia or Asphyxiation, is it better to leave the heater on or turn it off if there is a Carborn...
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    NO,NO,NO

    DON'T DO IT. You probably will, but you'll be sorry. Someone who knows from experience. Yes I know, your experience will be different, or will it.

    NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO

    GOOD LUCK, YOU'LL NEED IT.
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