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    These guys are animals, just like our installers....

    These guys are animals, just like our installers. Ive had our installers do the primary drain properly, but leave the secondary plug completely open, no cap or plug or secondary drain, the result,...
  2. not to be a dink but anyone can do warranty work,...

    not to be a dink but anyone can do warranty work, i really dont care if someone does the warranty work, but want a tech who doesnt tell me how good he is or what his credentials are. He still needs...
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    wow, you hit the nail on the head. our installers...

    wow, you hit the nail on the head. our installers have this same complex too, and they somehow have this high confidence level that they could do no wrong, yet I keep wiping their a$$, noon night and...
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    Yeah its always cheaper to send a tech out after...

    Yeah its always cheaper to send a tech out after paying installers to do the job in the first place.
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    Vwhat can a true journeyman hvac installer do?,...

    Vwhat can a true journeyman hvac installer do?, the answer at our company is neither of the above, and yes i can and have installed, done service at all hours of the day and night, and finally i can...
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    not true at all, if i am poor at performing my...

    not true at all, if i am poor at performing my job as a tech, can i just blame the owner. You have to take ownership of your own work performance. I wish our company had a person who would check each...
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    Hslamming your own installers, you bet, one of my...

    Hslamming your own installers, you bet, one of my favorite things to do. Do your job right so we, the techs, dont have to critique your work. I even take pictures of the problems i find and show them...
  8. Thread: on call

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    I believe that being on call often makes you a...

    I believe that being on call often makes you a very strong tech, one who can deal with any obstacle or problem that may come up it really takes a few years of being on call and getting you a$$ kicked...
  9. Thread: on call

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    Same for me had a week last winter with 73 hours...

    Same for me had a week last winter with 73 hours worked, some was double time. Just block the whole call thing out of your mind i even go camping when im on call and bring my van to the campground,...
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    i had one leak on friday because the two...

    i had one leak on friday because the two installers didnt connect the condensate hose on the powerhead to the field supplied vinyl hose that runs outside with the lineset. Homeowner noticed water in...
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    Not one installer at our company reads any of the...

    Not one installer at our company reads any of the install manuals supplied with the equipment. Im lucky if the literature doesnt end up in our garbage dumpster.
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    All i ever ask of our installers, and i use that...

    All i ever ask of our installers, and i use that term loosely, is that i dont get a call from a customer afterhours that goes like this. Your company just installed a new furnace today, and now i...
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    i agree, no school can teach you service in my...

    i agree, no school can teach you service in my opinion. Nothing will prepare you for actual on call rotation, irritable and demanding customers. The original poster seems to have a high level of...
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    I guess you could say i have a bad attitude...

    I guess you could say i have a bad attitude towards our installers, so dont take it personally. I went to a new minisplit just installed a week ago one of he powerheads never had the condensate hose...
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    . Do you want to be a lead tech or lead...

    . Do you want to be a lead tech or lead installer. Not to burst your bubble, but our service department wouldnt consider hiring someone who only did installs, unless they fully understood electrical,...
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    What does your local dentist mark his materials...

    What does your local dentist mark his materials and services up, have you looked that up on the internet, ask the dentist to provide you with a detailed invoice. Free enterprise
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    Its sad that the contractor didnt have that board...

    Its sad that the contractor didnt have that board in stock on his van, i carry two of these factory boards on my van he spent more time dinking with the relay than just replacing the board . No need...
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    No installer at our company ever studied, or even...

    No installer at our company ever studied, or even thought about work in any capacity once 2:30 arrives. They just dont care, us techs on the other hand study manuals etc on a weekly basis.
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    Opposite here, so busy in the winter but still...

    Opposite here, so busy in the winter but still get forty in the summer, leaves more time for fishing!
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    Our installers are afraid to work any overtime,...

    Our installers are afraid to work any overtime, we could gain so may more customers if we had an emergency install crew available for changeouts on nights and weekends
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    I agree, anybody that is a new tech needs the...

    I agree, anybody that is a new tech needs the exposure, and to get their a$$ handed to them on a thirty below weekend. I cant stand how whiney the new techs are around our shop. Ive taken call for...
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    Our installers take their fleet trucks home, but...

    Our installers take their fleet trucks home, but couldnt even begin to take call due to their abilitys
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    None of our installers could even think about...

    None of our installers could even think about being a low grade tech. I would say if you can install a to z, meaning you can deliver the unit, install it, and make it run every time no matter what,...
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    Agreed, wevstart clean and checks in late april....

    Agreed, wevstart clean and checks in late april. We will not hook up gauges on any of these systems. You will inspect electrical, clean coils, make sure no air is going around coil, and change air...
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    Call the contractors number ona weekend or after...

    Call the contractors number ona weekend or after hours and see if they answer within a half hour or sooner, they will be your new hvac contractor. Our company would have been out of business years...
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