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    Johnson Control has profited big time from the...

    Johnson Control has profited big time from the sales of the POS Simplicity board, they also sell a little gadget for $400 that allows the user to connect a laptop to the simplicity board. I had a...
  2. Thread: Unions

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    I have a hard time believing that anyone would...

    I have a hard time believing that anyone would leave a high paid job to take a lower pay job doing the same work. You probably make less money cause your classification and skills are bellow of a...
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    My experience was identical when one of the...

    My experience was identical when one of the transducers died. great customer service!!
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    How come nobody has mentioned the Fluke 902?

    How come nobody has mentioned the Fluke 902?
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    Seems like our biggest single problem is that...

    Seems like our biggest single problem is that those that know how to fix it all and bring the country back to ...whatever, are currently peddling crappy furnaces or changing air filters for a living,...
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    I'm union, worked non-union for many years and...

    I'm union, worked non-union for many years and there is no better place than the union for the working man! Merit shop? give me a break, you talk about socialism this, that and the other, well you...
  7. Why dont you call Sichuan,they know for sure and...

    Why dont you call Sichuan,they know for sure and dont use POE oil with R-12.
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    My guess is you like multiple hoses, are you...

    My guess is you like multiple hoses, are you looking to "purge" somebody hose? I think you are in the wrong forum. ;)
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?787132-Len...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?787132-Lennox-NAS
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    The union contract shift the duty of buying tools...

    The union contract shift the duty of buying tools to the employer, although many of us buy our tools as we please, without interference from anyone. I think you are misinterpreting the whole thing,...
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    5 years warranty? Wonder if Testo has improved...

    5 years warranty? Wonder if Testo has improved the quality or they just produced another piece of cheap garbage, worst than the 550&557?
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    Up here in NY there is not many qualified HVAC...

    Up here in NY there is not many qualified HVAC mechanics looking for work, employers around here ask the applicant if he can walk and chew gum at the same time, if he answer yes and pass the cavity...
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    The labor unions are fighting tooth and nail...

    The labor unions are fighting tooth and nail against bringing foreigners to take our jobs, we rather want to see Americans pay go up instead cheap labor coming in, as far as women doing this line of...
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    Most non-union outfits around here, require...

    Most non-union outfits around here, require employees to provide tools including vacuum pumps and recovery units, there was somebody advertising here asking prospects to furnish ladders too, when its...
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    I can name couple of local non-union HVAC...

    I can name couple of local non-union HVAC companies that pay less than Costco to a 5 years of experience guy for lot more hassle and backbreaking work, no wonder why the trade has become a refuge for...
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    :hijacked: Why is it so hard to find help????? ...

    :hijacked: Why is it so hard to find help?????

    Cause Costco is hiring, $18hr plus good benefits and no need to work for free in order to get paid hours:grin2: how bout that!
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    I think is 3 is humidification & 4 is...

    I think is 3 is humidification & 4 is dehumidification
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    In this day and age Americans are so...

    In this day and age Americans are so indoctrinated and confused by phony news and political rhetoric that we don't know for sure whats good for us and what we really want. God bless the founding...
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    The expectations for any given job are to work X...

    The expectations for any given job are to work X amount of hours and get pay for X amount of hours,I'm not going to get into "work for free issue" anymore cause I don't really care if you guys do it,...
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    Now that you put it that way, I would probably...

    Now that you put it that way, I would probably spend an hour just to give ten away! we are slammed uphere, you guys must be really slow down there, working for free to get some paid hours.
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    Some guys pick cotton for free while others get...

    Some guys pick cotton for free while others get pay!
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    Apples to oranges! There is a huge difference...

    Apples to oranges! There is a huge difference between going to a seminar or union meeting for free and screwing something up while on the clock and work for free to fix it, I don't get to go home...
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    I don't work for free and that you can take to...

    I don't work for free and that you can take to the bank, lets forget about the rest. Working without pay is not something to brag about!
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    I'm older than you! been at it longer than you...

    I'm older than you! been at it longer than you and earn more $$$ than you without bending over and let my employer take me for a ride like you do.
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    I can proudly say that I have not worked one...

    I can proudly say that I have not worked one minute without getting pay, although I must admit to finishing jobs in less time than quoted allowing my employer to make extra $$$. Screwing things up...
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    Been using the MFM-300 for 6 years or so, is a...

    Been using the MFM-300 for 6 years or so, is a durable, nice kit, I dont use it as much anymore, technology has evolved a lot since them and cooper has not updated the MFM and it still retails for...
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    Dont mind him, according to his...

    Dont mind him, according to his tale,crackheads,meth addicts, labor unions and the state of California are out to get him, he skipped town and moved to Texas and there things have not gotten any...
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    I remember back when I started, I was in a...

    I remember back when I started, I was in a construction site banging ductwork together and the guy pushing the broom, a union laborer was making $5 an hour more than me, that made me wanna quit the...
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    I'm just the guy that played by the rules and...

    I'm just the guy that played by the rules and from a very young age was taught the difference between right and wrong.
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    I installed a mini-split and used dog poop on all...

    I installed a mini-split and used dog poop on all the flares, my micron gauge went down to -0.5 microns just before using the vacuum pump, dog crap is the way to go, next time I going to try mixing...
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    Not everyone, just the self centered druggies!

    Not everyone, just the self centered druggies!
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    Sure lets lower the standards, but why stop at...

    Sure lets lower the standards, but why stop at background and drug check? child molesters! not a big deal. thieves are welcome too, crackheads? why not! they are cheap labor, lets keep the dice...
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    You are not alone, is the same thing everywhere,...

    You are not alone, is the same thing everywhere, the new generation dont like to get their hands dirty, they want big money up front in exchange for a work day consisting of texting, updating...
  34. Thread: Average wage

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    OK lets settle for 11 years of commercial...

    OK lets settle for 11 years of commercial experience should pay at least $25, although a good mechanic should be making way more than that. I worked with a very good...excellent chiller mechanic, he...
  35. Thread: Average wage

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    Zero callbacks LOL!! he must be really good at...

    Zero callbacks LOL!! he must be really good at hiding or blaming others for his screwups!!! a mediocre 11 years tenure commercial tech should be making at least $30 an hour regardless where in the...
  36. Thread: Average wage

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    Do you work for KFC? or TB?

    Do you work for KFC? or TB?
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    around here KFC pays $10, janitors make $12,...

    around here KFC pays $10, janitors make $12, school bus drivers $16, $15/hr would buy you a community college graduated with fluorescent green dripping from his ears.

    A tech with 11 years of...
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    Try using Nylog in your vacuum pump instead of...

    Try using Nylog in your vacuum pump instead of oil, it shortens the time by 32.5 seconds, I also use it on ice machines evaporators, it make the ice very slippery and then there is the medicinal...
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    Working non-union you are not going to make much,...

    Working non-union you are not going to make much, I wasted many years "insulated" making the owners tons of money and getting meager pay, joining the union was the best move I ever made, there are...
  40. "The blue Honeywell" AKA 7800 will go into hard...

    "The blue Honeywell" AKA 7800 will go into hard lockout if flame signal is present prior to PTFI, something does not add up. more than likely is a powerflame burner, what code is the 7800 giving you?
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    Did you take the acceptance test? math? if you...

    Did you take the acceptance test? math? if you did then depending on the score they may bring you back for another interview and possibly offer you a job as 'tradesman" AKA pre-aprentice, you could...
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    Why dont you try one of these pumps from Harbor...

    Why dont you try one of these pumps from Harbor freight and see what happens, the horsepower maybe more or less, who cares? right? but they are alot cheaper than B&G:grin2:
  43. As long as they pay for my riding time, I...

    As long as they pay for my riding time, I wouldn't have a problem doing it. Years ago some clown asked me to go with him for a few hours "el freebo", told him the only two thing I would do for free...
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    In my experience Lochinvar will support their...

    In my experience Lochinvar will support their products above and beyond, Fulton will not, try calling them with a technical question and see what happens.
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    Refrigeration is a lot easier to get into, most...

    Refrigeration is a lot easier to get into, most contractors are not willing to send inexperienced mechanics to do chillers work and chillers guys are for the most part very protective of their turf,...
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    I would be hesitant to do a live tap on the...

    I would be hesitant to do a live tap on the condensate line. How you intent to control the heater?
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    Dans book refers mostly to old single pipe...

    Dans book refers mostly to old single pipe residential system, I read the book and dont get all the hype about it, wish I could get my $30 back. If one wish to learn basic commercial steam system far...
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    If I understand you correctly, you are thinking...

    If I understand you correctly, you are thinking about branching from a vertical main near the boiler, go up 10 feet or so to the next level, feed the UH and then bring the condensate down to where an...
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    Got in the same way, is a lot easier to have an...

    Got in the same way, is a lot easier to have an employer white ticket you than trying to to get in the union first. My local still has no service mechanics to offer (we are all working) and...
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    Use the F&T trap, size the trap to the steam...

    Use the F&T trap, size the trap to the steam pressure and heater BTU output (lb/hr), any decent supply house would do the sizing for you if you buy the trap from them, the piping is straight...
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