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    This is a good start. I never loosen and remove...

    This is a good start. I never loosen and remove the belts, our crew is not that big. Check the shives , belts. Bring a rag with you. Wipe the grease fitting before and after greasing (I know it is...
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    Please don't call them engineers even as a joke....

    Please don't call them engineers even as a joke. They are only unskilled handymen.
    I have spent the last 5 years cleanning up behind a crew of handymen.
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    I have seen that and more. Building owners want...

    I have seen that and more.
    Building owners want to save money and do not want to pay for someone who really knows how to fix equipment. I have seen and heard of several buildings where engineers...
  4. Thread: Sewer smell

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    Have the order outside of our buildings...

    Have the order outside of our buildings sometimes. O think the outside smell is sewer main problems with city.

    We have had alot of problems with smell inside. it takes time to find but sooner or...
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    1600 KWH

    1600 KWH
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    I work for ABM at a high rise building. Where are...

    I work for ABM at a high rise building. Where are you? I see few pros over working directly for the building management company.

    Well maybe a pro is if the building gets sold or the management...
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    2000 gallon is a small unit. Get the manual. I...

    2000 gallon is a small unit.
    Get the manual. I would also suggest a hardnes test kit to help set the unit up.
  8. Thread: Shift Work

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    i will add more later but the bosses are not...

    i will add more later but the bosses are not around at nights. When I stood boiler watch on the day shift when there was nothing to do you still had to look busy just incase a adminitrator walked...
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    finally nearing 70

    Near the end of the month and finally maybe tomarrow it will be warm enought to run the chillers. I have a monthly PM and I like to run them with some load and not worry about cold calls. Finally.
  10. I have a friend who works for PG&E. At...

    I have a friend who works for PG&E. At substations they often lose ground wires. Bare copper. Some times the thief will cut a section of wire out and have it fall across the feeds. Normally the only...
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    Sounds about right. Every time we have a unit put...

    Sounds about right. Every time we have a unit put in any of the buildings I have worked at the HVAC contractors sets up a set of dry contacts and the alarm company connects the alarm system to them
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    I do not know how many arguements I have had with...

    I do not know how many arguements I have had with chief engineers wanting me to replace a relief or safety because it was working properly.
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    When looking for a job the hard thing is knowing...

    When looking for a job the hard thing is knowing your audience.

    My first stationary job the chief was more impressed with my San Jose City 2nd class (a 1 hour test no prep) then he was my 3rd...
  14. Do you know how much hearing aids cost?

    Do you know how much hearing aids cost?
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    I worked in a hospital boiler room years ago. One...

    I worked in a hospital boiler room years ago. One of the guys use to make steam whistles. One year on New Years he set a bunch of them off with steam not air. With the neighbors complaints, the next...
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    one pump lower origional cost, lower maintenance....

    one pump lower origional cost, lower maintenance.

    two pumps back up
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    Move the stat into the conferance room. On the...

    Move the stat into the conferance room. On the spaces outside the conferance room install thermal registers.

    If you put in a exhaust fan put in a way of replacing the exhausted air.

    I cringe...
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    It has been over 30 years since I have worked on...

    It has been over 30 years since I have worked on one of these things. I want to be sure do they have split seals? I am thinking they do, but again that was 30 years ago. Do you know where I can get...
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    NO maintenance agreement. In house. Size fan...

    NO maintenance agreement. In house. Size fan motor 150 hp. Shaft diameter 2 11/16 inch. The bearings are ball bearing, or they may be roller. On one fan they are a double ball set the other single....
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    Grease in oil Bath bearings

    We have been cleaning up the mechanical equipment in the buildings where I work. The previous owners had handymen doing the work and things were really screwed up. It has been a matter of keeping...
  21. Thread: Chiller log

    by snipe70e
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    The building in now did not have any log sheets....

    The building in now did not have any log sheets. If you have a computer (who doen't these days) use word table. Make your own. We now have log sheets on all chillers, water softeners, Chemical...
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    My former chief did. Now he is a director of...

    My former chief did. Now he is a director of engineering.
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    If one boiler is running at 100%. I doubt that...

    If one boiler is running at 100%. I doubt that two boilers would be at 30%.

    Also if the load is around 100% on one boiler most loads vary. which means the boiler would be going past its capacity,...
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    I have had something like that happen to me a few...

    I have had something like that happen to me a few time. One time a store manager was pissed because I finished my lunch before answering my pages. He was going to call the department head and report...
  25. Thread: PRAISE GOD!!!

    by snipe70e
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    Charrd, I am glsd to hear that you family is...

    Charrd,

    I am glsd to hear that you family is doing better. Prase God.
  26. Thread: PRAISE GOD!!!

    by snipe70e
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    Frostman, I would like to appoligise to for...

    Frostman,
    I would like to appoligise to for the things that have been posted to you by my brothers.

    We sometimes forget that God is big enough to take questions, and doubts from...
  27. Thread: Skunks

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    tell me about it. WhenI was a kid the skunks...

    tell me about it. WhenI was a kid the skunks would fight with the cats under the ranch house. Every now and one of the skunks wouls kill a cat.
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    go on line and look up IUOE (International Union...

    go on line and look up IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers), find the stationary local near you check their web page. If they have a link to training check there. Local #39 IUOE has...
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    I am not sure that they can servive. It has been...

    I am not sure that they can servive. It has been a miss managed industry in this country since I was in high school. That mismanagenent has led to them giving up a large market share year after year....
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    You would not reconize the truth if it walked up...

    You would not reconize the truth if it walked up to you. A lame excuse is all you can come up with. you have some serious thinking problems that keep turning up.

    I though no one had really...
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    What has changed. Over the last 8 years the NLRB...

    What has changed. Over the last 8 years the NLRB has turned a blind eye to what employeers are doing. The penilities they hand out for illegal acts amount to slap on the wrists. They would have liked...
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    I ment to put in that I graduated from the...

    I ment to put in that I graduated from the California Maritime Academy.

    SIU Seamans Internation Union. I believe there is a second union for unlicienced seamen.

    Then for the Officers there is ...
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    Yes I am saying some management will do illegal...

    Yes I am saying some management will do illegal things because it cost them little. The unions are trying to get more arrows in their bag.

    And before anyone jumps in yes the unions have done...
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    What has the SIU have to do with any Maritime...

    What has the SIU have to do with any Maritime Academy?

    How do you Know I did not pursue a life at sea?

    Did I mention that I graduated anti union? Still today I will never recocnize any thing...
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    The problem with the election is time. If the...

    The problem with the election is time. If the union could present the cards and the election held in a week or two this law would be completely out of order. But after the union pititions for an...
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    One of us misunderstands what is being proposed....

    One of us misunderstands what is being proposed.

    My understanding is, if a majority of the employees of a company sign pledge cards then the union will have to be reconized with out an election....
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    That was the way I read it. But you are good at...

    That was the way I read it. But you are good at twisting words and telling half truths. You are the type of lying employeer that causes employees to want and need a union. Sorry but that is the way I...
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    If you are offering a better package why would...

    If you are offering a better package why would your employees vote to strike. does not matter what owners tell you if the employees do not vote strike there is no strike. Fair employeers seldon have...
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    I am glad you admit that the companies will do...

    I am glad you admit that the companies will do anything that they can to keep the union out. Fair or unfair. That is where we differ.
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    A smart employeer can fire a union member just as...

    A smart employeer can fire a union member just as easy as a merit shop employee.

    The difference is the merit employee will just walk away saying well I guess there is nothing I can do. When if he...
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    NO the union has to reviel who signed the cards...

    NO the union has to reviel who signed the cards when they call for an election. And while the company stalls the election, and with good lawyers that is months to years, they go after the employees...
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    That means the jobs are history. The unions that...

    That means the jobs are history. The unions that I have been in encourage the creation of jobs. At meetings we are reminded that if we do not do our jobs right we may be out on the street. When you...
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    You like to play with words to twist the truth. ...

    You like to play with words to twist the truth.

    "There is not one law allowing" That is like have you stopped beating your wife.
    There are no laws preventing companies from holding meetings. My...
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    Ya the union can really hold a big stick over...

    Ya the union can really hold a big stick over you!!!! If you don't vote for union we will have your employeer fire you, or we will not let you join. That is a strong threat I am sure.

    Never heard...
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    You do not have to reveal that you have signed a...

    You do not have to reveal that you have signed a card. When the union pitions the NLRB for an election the cards are submitted. The union then asked the employeer if these are your employees? Also...
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    What causes unions to push for this is now if a...

    What causes unions to push for this is now if a majority of the employees want a union the company with fair lawyers can put off the election for months and in cases years. In the mean time the...
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    My boss thinks that we are owed bonuses. I do not...

    My boss thinks that we are owed bonuses. I do not get it. I get a good wage with good benifits. I make more than most property managers so why am I owed a bonus?

    I got a bonus this year a big one....
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    Cam Lock connectors. They take a half twist....

    Cam Lock connectors. They take a half twist. There are also mini cam cable locks. You should be able to get them at an electrical supply house.

    You can get them for up to 0000 cable.
  49. Thread: Tiny Nukes

    by snipe70e
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    I couold use one just to power my house. Last...

    I couold use one just to power my house.

    Last month 1800 KWH.
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    You do reallise that an apprenticeship program is...

    You do reallise that an apprenticeship program is going to involve going to school, it is not all OJT
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