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    I will show the client the crack, explain the...

    I will show the client the crack, explain the concerns, have a waiver stating where the crack is and note it on my invoice. client signs both copies. show them where the gas valve is shut off at and...
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    It is often the gas valve not opening on a call...

    It is often the gas valve not opening on a call for heat, you reset it and it works fine for several cycles. I would look at the incoming and out going pressure. if they are fine replace the valve.
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    this is what I was thinking as well. I spoke to...

    this is what I was thinking as well. I spoke to the hvac organizer and he was all about joining up and getting going but did not have any real openings.
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    Getting in to a union job

    I have been exploring the idea of getting in to a union job. I have been in the service side of the trade since 1995. What are the best ways to get your foot in the door?
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    That furnace is possibly late 80's, would need a...

    That furnace is possibly late 80's, would need a serial # to be sure. you cant repair the diverters and seal them in correctly and say 100% percent it will not leak co some day. Your options are...
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    Any filter dryers that could be pluged?

    Any filter dryers that could be pluged?
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    Trane has a repair coupling for this application....

    Trane has a repair coupling for this application. will not work on microchannel. seek warranty replacement coil.
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    Gobi pumps are pretty slick. I would use copper...

    Gobi pumps are pretty slick. I would use copper drain lines and dont terminate the drain line at a lower elevation than the pump. siphoning is a no no.
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    Take your self out of the customers pocket book....

    Take your self out of the customers pocket book. You are there to give them all the options. If they want to put $1000 in to a 20 year old unit, So be it. If you told them they could replace it and...
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    So out of curiosity has any one seen one go...

    So out of curiosity has any one seen one go higher. I have seen them start out a bit higher but never go highrer after use.
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    I would also check starting and running amps. Ive...

    I would also check starting and running amps. Ive had contacts go bad because of this. GOOD LUCK
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    first guess is a filter dryer pluged or a txv...

    first guess is a filter dryer pluged or a txv restricted. need more info on what readings you took.
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    it should change pretty fast. you should notice a...

    it should change pretty fast. you should notice a change with in 60 seconds.
  14. Its for filling with nitrogen when shipping. the...

    Its for filling with nitrogen when shipping. the coils have soldered on caps on the lines. Its part of the quality control. I put my micron gage there so I can monitor the vacuum will i am working on...
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    Well all call backs are pretty dumb one I had a...

    Well all call backs are pretty dumb one I had a couple a months ago stands out. This was a up flow gas furnace in a basement. It was serviced by another company 3 days earlier. They could not get the...
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    I couldn't zoom in very well on your pic. but it...

    I couldn't zoom in very well on your pic. but it looks like you are right. 71% EFF. Are you bidding a replacement?
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    The one I hate is when I go in Home depot or...

    The one I hate is when I go in Home depot or Lowes in my work uniform. mind you that it looks nothing like the ones at ether of these stores. "Do you know where _____is?" or " how much is this? " It...
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    that looks like one of the oil flex lines. I...

    that looks like one of the oil flex lines. I would have personally put the shut off at the coupler between the hose and copper line.
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    i had a residential call that after some similar...

    i had a residential call that after some similar diagnosis we found the gas meter filled with oil. called the gas co. and they rushed a tech over and said it was something that happens and they...
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    your right high vac wont break the seal directly...

    your right high vac wont break the seal directly it will wear out the pump. generally the vacuum is high because of sludge, dirt, water ect... coming from the tank. this plays in to the pump...
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    digital testo 327, the only way to go

    digital testo 327, the only way to go
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    putting in a heat pump with a high efficiency...

    putting in a heat pump with a high efficiency furnace may give you a little more value but not much. what you have is not to old, not the highest quality but not bad. I would see what your potential...
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    Any thing with inverter technology is going to be...

    Any thing with inverter technology is going to be a better unit. I personal have had lots of luck with Mitsubishi units. the heat pump is the best way to go.
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    Riello don't pull vac very well. that's why they...

    Riello don't pull vac very well. that's why they prefer to have a 2 line system to get some syphoning effect. I have seen a plugged or restricted return line cause a pump seal go out. I would double...
  25. nice to see a local guy doing some clean work....

    nice to see a local guy doing some clean work. looks good.
  26. I got a Rigid set 4 years ago. came with a life...

    I got a Rigid set 4 years ago. came with a life time warranty on every thing including the battery's. i had the trigger switch on the impact driver go out. i sent it in and they reconditioned the...
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    I put some of that on a old window unit of my...

    I put some of that on a old window unit of my sister in laws. It did about the same as the video. It held pressure at 300psi. It vacuumed down to 250 microns. I put the a/c in service and about 3...
  28. i went to vocation school a month after...

    i went to vocation school a month after graduating high school. graduated and started working 4 months after turning 18. a friend of mine that graduated high school the year before me went to this...
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    to be fair you have to factor in benefits. when i...

    to be fair you have to factor in benefits. when i came on with my current company i took a dollar less per hour, i got full family health insurance ( i had none), 2 more weeks vacation, more hours....
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    some of our customers have a 4 hour response...

    some of our customers have a 4 hour response time. we have a live operator service that gives our customers up dates as to when we will be available for there call based off our call volume. they do...
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    you might be a hvac tech if....you walk out of...

    you might be a hvac tech if....you walk out of the movie theater not knowing the names of any of the actors in the move but knew how many times you seen the T87 round thermostat and it was set to 72...
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    whats not in the picture is 200 feet of pipe that...

    whats not in the picture is 200 feet of pipe that is covered as well. we are pulling all the piping down and redoing it to get it tight to the joists. customer wants to remodel the basement....
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    old boiler

    I ran accross this old beast today. it's going to cost as much to remove the asbestus as it will to replace the boiler.
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    i preach this stuff to my guys daily. write this...

    i preach this stuff to my guys daily. write this kind of stuff on you invoice. will save you later. besides 103 OD temp and 72 id temp. take the dryer out of the equation thats going to be difficult...
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    oil has been on a climb for a while. with gas...

    oil has been on a climb for a while. with gas going up it evens the field. when Bush said we could drill off shore for oil prices dropped and have been dropping for a while. where north west natural...
  36. Thread: raise

    by comfort comando
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    to many guys come in demanding a raise for one...

    to many guys come in demanding a raise for one reason or another. most valid reasons. ask your boss " what can I do to earn a $ x.xx raise? " or " what do I need to do to earn $xx.xx here. " make...
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    i find my self with a lot more flexibility as the...

    i find my self with a lot more flexibility as the manager. we have different techs on call each day, so i end up taking on call responsibilities in a pinch for the guys from time to time. we keep 3-5...
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    i have had mine 6 years. im looking to pick up a...

    i have had mine 6 years. im looking to pick up a bigger one soon. i want to do a rotisserie turkey this year. best grill you can get, built tough
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    years ago when i was 15-16 i worked at...

    years ago when i was 15-16 i worked at McDonald's. the management and shift supervisors always said put your ace's in there places. if this guys a hack he should feel lucky he has a job. you two guys...
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    if we don't trick, i mean encourage new...

    if we don't trick, i mean encourage new youngsters in to the trade to fill in for the techs retiring they may never let us go. then we will all be screwed. don't believe what swampfox said. come over...
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    as far as the flue issue goes. the house was bran...

    as far as the flue issue goes. the house was bran new and inspected by the same city inspector during each stage of construction. my co worker thought every thing is done right. on the other one , my...
  42. Thread: tools

    by comfort comando
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    when i was in school they tacked on all the tools...

    when i was in school they tacked on all the tools on to our tuition, found out they bought them at a bulk rate and marked them up from the normal list price before thy sold them to us. i would...
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    if you are not running it till the belt breaks....

    if you are not running it till the belt breaks. your not getting all the life you can out of it. usually the belt slips right off at the wheel first then the moter. put the new one back on in this...
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    air advice

    we started using a product called air advice. pretty cool unit. so far only the people who have used it is people around the shop. we are still trying to figure out what to charge. one guy had a 3...
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    my preference would be the American standard 14...

    my preference would be the American standard 14 seer. more importantly is the quality of the install. if done right any one of those units will do awesome. but it needs to be sized correctly. bigger...
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    wait till the ten comes out.

    wait till the ten comes out.
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    commercial hands down. all though i supervise...

    commercial hands down. all though i supervise mostly residential techs and customers. there is alot to be said for a nice cool basment vs a hot roof in aug and staying dry for the most part in the...
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    try this
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  50. Thread: temp

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    temp

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