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    Advantage of working for a large company...

    Advantage of working for a large company splitting coils is always a 2 person job. Doing stuff in an unsafe manor is the fastest way to get canned (at least what the company safety dept. deems unsafe)
  2. Thread: Oil to gas

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    Looks nice and clean don't forget to go back and...

    Looks nice and clean don't forget to go back and finish it. The flue vent pipe and air intake will clutter it up a bit. You going to pump put the condensate?
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    package is about $73.50 an hour with about $52 an...

    package is about $73.50 an hour with about $52 an hour on the check
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    Why are you waiting until next year? What is a...

    Why are you waiting until next year?
    What is a 3 month cert?
    You will not find a great UA job in craigslist those jobs are always filled way before an employer would have to turn to craigslist. ...
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    You can't beat Gun Butter I think it is synthetic

    You can't beat Gun Butter I think it is synthetic
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    Sometimes using the front door at the union hall...

    Sometimes using the front door at the union hall is a hard way to get in. Using the back door is a lot easier. Get hired by a UA contractor and they will get you in the union no problem. Last I knew...
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    Just contact their office they should be able to...

    Just contact their office they should be able to provide you their package.
    I could give you the info for local 32(Seattle) but they are not going to be the same
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    Not sure what HVAC functions you want but the...

    Not sure what HVAC functions you want but the Fluke 116 is labeled as HVAC
  9. I loved magnets when I worked resi my van was...

    I loved magnets when I worked resi my van was full of them.
  10. It is all the same but totally different

    It is all the same but totally different
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    looks good. PVC heaters makes life easier at...

    looks good. PVC heaters makes life easier at times. You don't have to pookie joints?
  12. As viceman said talk to your business agent only...

    As viceman said talk to your business agent only your local can answer your questions each local has different rules. my local an apprentice you do not have freedom of movement and are basically an...
  13. In my local Journeymen have freedom of movement...

    In my local Journeymen have freedom of movement (they can move form company to company as they wish) But apprentices do not. During our schooling construction and service are in the same classes...
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    Fixed it for you

    Fixed it for you
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    But i will have to agree with the guy what the...

    But i will have to agree with the guy what the heck is a 3 or 4 wire motor? It is the same motor they just added a wire on it because most hacks out there can't figure out how to wire in a capacitor.
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    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/04/c8/e0...

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/04/c8/e0/04c8e057bcee8cf5a106a38201018d5a.jpg
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    http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/templates/3...

    http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/templates/364043.jpg
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    If you are in a budget grace period I wouldn't be...

    If you are in a budget grace period I wouldn't be looking at field piece set the bar a bit higher. IMO
  19. Thread: Motor Amps

    by buttwheat
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    Um NO this is basic electrical theory ...

    Um NO this is basic electrical theory
    http://www.olypen.com/craigh/images/ohmslaw3.gif
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    Sorry getting your stuff ripped off sucks. Once...

    Sorry getting your stuff ripped off sucks. Once those tools are dirty who cares.
    If my tools were ridding around in the front of a truck like that I would probably be getting a new window at least...
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    The benefit of serving a 5 year apprenticeship:...

    The benefit of serving a 5 year apprenticeship: Here are the benefits for me: Every job is a prevailing wage job, Paid health dental and vision for me and my family, 3 fully paid retirement accounts,...
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    Good luck there are great jobs out there

    Good luck there are great jobs out there
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    Who do you work for pacnw? Every company I know...

    Who do you work for pacnw? Every company I know around here would and do buy hoses and consumable tools for there techs.
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    Buy it to a job and have the customer pay for it

    Buy it to a job and have the customer pay for it
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    Just but a new one. This is a usable part that...

    Just but a new one. This is a usable part that your employer should replace for you.
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    Agree totally

    Agree totally
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    At first look that unit looked as it was labeled...

    At first look that unit looked as it was labeled POS#1
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    200 year old trailer so it was like a covered...

    200 year old trailer so it was like a covered wagon?
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    This is a work platform ...

    This is a work platform
    http://www.ladders.net/uploads/Platform_ladder0.jpg


    Or that they don't know your extension ladder must extend 3ft over the edge of the roof
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    I haven't read all the pages but I would suggest...

    I haven't read all the pages but I would suggest safety and OSHA standards. It is amazing looking on this and other places the complete lack of knowledge of OSHA rules. Good to learn not only for...
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    I would change that Trane compressor ^^^or at...

    I would change that Trane compressor ^^^or at least show the pic to the customer and let them make the decision. Look at that run wiring terminal how are you going to make a good connection on it?...
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    Sorry by no means did I mean OEM only. It made...

    Sorry by no means did I mean OEM only. It made better since in my head when I posted it. I try to use OEM parts when I can. Just the other day day I needed a 20 hp supply fan motor for an Aaon unit....
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    The moral of your story is what? He didn't use...

    The moral of your story is what? He didn't use the truck stock motor you carry with you and didn't buy an oem motor either. I'm kind of lost why you quoted me then posted that story.
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    Read the post above yours

    Read the post above yours
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    Sorry I offended you. I was meaning cheaper parts...

    Sorry I offended you. I was meaning cheaper parts Example instead of using the Trane RLY1037 using a $10 Johnstone Chinese contactor

    I'm pretty sure I understand what the parts are and how they...
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    I'm not sure I follow you. Yes we are still in...

    I'm not sure I follow you. Yes we are still in the UA
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    True pro's use oem parts and don't hack in some...

    True pro's use oem parts and don't hack in some cheaper one.
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    Really sounds like it is time to call in a...

    Really sounds like it is time to call in a professional. Sorry but it doesn't sound like you are in a position to make an accurate diagnoses. Can your company have someone a bit more experienced come...
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    Why would they want a camera in the van? Is it...

    Why would they want a camera in the van? Is it for insurance if so we are self insured so that won't happen. But we do have gps in all our new stuff
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    Are the other guys in your company slow? Are...

    Are the other guys in your company slow? Are other companys slow in your area? Go to a parts house and ask if others are slow they see all.
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    I believe we didn't renew with the national...

    I believe we didn't renew with the national contract. I know I'm under a local contract and my neighboring UA just got off the national contract and went on the local contract (a better deal for my...
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    Already there or at least we are hiring there....

    Already there or at least we are hiring there. Check the careers page at http://www.mckinstry.com/
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    My company bought me a UEI megger...

    My company bought me a UEI megger http://www.aikencolon.com/uei-dmeg3-megohmeter-insulation-resistance-meter.html I have never been a fan of UEI meters but the megger is perfectly serviceable
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    We have a Youtube channel...

    We have a Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDn978yza72xvHIPlP_kpaw
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    Check our careers page on our website...

    Check our careers page on our website McKinstry.com we just picked up a major contract in Washington DC so I suppose we have to have a shop somewhere over around there
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    Would this make you want to work for us?

    What do you think of this promo video? More or less likely to work here?

    https://youtu.be/0fI2ZqoqcCI
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    As the post above nothing against you at all...

    As the post above nothing against you at all congrats. You just need to show you have been in the field for 2 years and bam here's your license test no 10000 hours of apprenticeship?
  48. After you crimp the pipe fix the leak what is...

    After you crimp the pipe fix the leak what is your plan to uncrimp it?
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    This is what I see the professional pipe burners...

    This is what I see the professional pipe burners use
  50. Thread: Graffiti

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    I think it is a sticker like a fat head but was...

    I think it is a sticker like a fat head but was real surprised to see it
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