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  1. I know that guy

    I actually know the guy who worked for that company shown at 3:30 talking about the flammable fluid. (Service Professionals) I knew him and a few others at that place when I was in the area. I also...
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    Heh, thanks for the bump. Yeah, this is one of...

    Heh, thanks for the bump. Yeah, this is one of those gifts that keeps giving. Glad I am able to provide a chuckle for the happy residents of h-talk land. :-)
  3. JCI has a you tube channel, with some...

    JCI has a you tube channel, with some instructional vids mixed in with the company propaganda

    https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnsonControlsInc/videos
  4. That is true - it sucks to spend 8 hrs slogging...

    That is true - it sucks to spend 8 hrs slogging through material 3rd graders should know - UNLESS - you are getting paid by the hour to do it....

    Does the attached pictures look familiar? sounds...
  5. That seems like rather chaotic system, but it is...

    That seems like rather chaotic system, but it is an interesting insight into the field. Have you done this before?
  6. Maybe it is the Service Technical Academy? I got...

    Maybe it is the Service Technical Academy? I got a pamphlet last time I was in there.

    the main thing that has me worried is this goals thing. I don't usually fit into tried and true training...
  7. Whats the Tech Edge program?

    Whats the Tech Edge program?
  8. Thanks bud - what territory? I tried to poke...

    Thanks bud - what territory? I tried to poke around your profile and find out, but I did not see anything to give that away.
  9. do you ghave a reference? sounds interesting. ...

    do you ghave a reference? sounds interesting.

    I am a firm believer in the Demming management method - not to hijack my own thread of course.....
  10. now now that is not nice. I meant no harm, I...

    now now that is not nice.

    I meant no harm, I just mean that hater input tends to be imbalanced and one sided, and therefore not all that useful. I apologize if I seemed dismissive. Also I was...
  11. I kinda figured there would be negative...

    I kinda figured there would be negative responses. Unless they include phrases like 'I worked there for.... years' or 'some good things are...., some bad things are.....' I tend to dismiss the...
  12. I tried to pm you simux could you elaborate on...

    I tried to pm you simux could you elaborate on your experience? Any suggestions on training to ask for?
  13. Then I know I will definitely fit in... :-) ...

    Then I know I will definitely fit in... :-)

    Actually - most controls guys I know of, reguardless of the company they work for, fit into that category. But as much as I might like to bash...
  14. Whats it like working at Johnson Controls?

    I am interviewing now and would like to know from som fellow Htalkers.

    We are at the "we like each other, but need to agree on compensation" phase - I am interviewing to start as a Controls...
  15. Bump I like the info put up so far, with a...

    Bump

    I like the info put up so far, with a bump, maybe we will get a few more morsels.
    TB, I'm talking to JCI right now. If I get something I can pass along, I will. Maybe I can trade for...
  16. Thread: gaskets

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    Yay HVAC-Talk search feature!! I was trolling...

    Yay HVAC-Talk search feature!!

    I was trolling the internet looking for an answer to this question - 45 minutes on the www vs 15 minutes on htalk.

    Plus a little bump to keep this on top of the...
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    Speechless!!! :grin2: Hehe

    Speechless!!! :grin2:

    Hehe
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    I talk to a lot of guys who sit for their first...

    I talk to a lot of guys who sit for their first NATE test and it shakes them up pretty bad. One guy passed the heat pump test but failed the core. I know that when I took the senior systems...
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    Naw - THIS alter ego: hehe I still laugh...

    Naw - THIS alter ego:



    hehe I still laugh about that.

    This was at the tail end of a very productive debate as to the usefulness of nate - where a supporter and non supporter agreed to...
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    Hey mista lover - why don't you post a link to...

    Hey mista lover - why don't you post a link to the thread where you bash NATE liberally for a few pages, it might save you time on typing. and introduce us to you alter ego....

    ;)
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    Good to be informed but as was mentioned many if...

    Good to be informed but as was mentioned many if not most CEU's (Continuing Education Units) count towards more than one Cert. Safety and elec usually count towards all of them (for example). and...
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    Look at the big picture - you can get NATE...

    Look at the big picture - you can get NATE certified.

    Is that good for you NOW? -maybe - Boss does not require, but it will definitely set you apart.

    If a meteor hits your shop and you need...
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    Exactly I am strongly anti-helper abuse ...

    Exactly

    I am strongly anti-helper abuse

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=475972

    I make it a habit to discuss trade related stuff on the way into jobs, and on the job. things like...
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    No rings. They look like the grey portion is...

    No rings. They look like the grey portion is added padding. Unusual, not cheap looking. Hope you get good stuff. Cold feet and speedbumps suck.
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=11890482...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=11890482#post11890482

    Bitzer Refrigeration PT app. and FREE

    Best one out there:
    ...
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    I know you can recalibrate the temp measures, but...

    I know you can recalibrate the temp measures, but not anything else. I know there is a fieldpiece rep that posts around here, if you can find him, PM him and see what he says. I have called their...
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    I get thick socks at my local costco - they rock....

    I get thick socks at my local costco - they rock. They have a gray sole that is pretty thick. Warm, padded, and they stay up. Couldn't find it online, and inventory varies by location.
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    You should look into a CO class. The NCI one...

    You should look into a CO class. The NCI one mentioned earlier is TOP NOTCH.
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    Lets not lose the forest behind the trees felas -...

    Lets not lose the forest behind the trees felas - I am simply saying that something like this would be helpfull in honestly telling the prospective students that they would be better off doing...
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    I had some fumes waft into an apartment and set...

    I had some fumes waft into an apartment and set of a flammable gas alarm.

    While watching a bunch of people run around like chickens with their heads cut off was quite entertaining, their...
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    I usually see an exhaust fan that draws...

    I usually see an exhaust fan that draws conditioned air from the floors, into the cars and nothing more.

    If it is a parking garage, that apparently would not work. cooling the shafts, I agree,...
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    Oh you mean the GREAT BIG TITLE that I saw before...

    Oh you mean the GREAT BIG TITLE that I saw before I ever even posted the first time that clearly says radiant!?!?!

    HA!!

    That is why you make the big bucks - hehe

    I lost the forest behind...
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    I whole heartedly agree - Water to water...

    I whole heartedly agree - Water to water heatpumps - ground source HX - fradiant floors and insulated concret forms construction is a big deal in Alaska. If it can work there....

    But I think our...
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    I see this on systems installed by the local...

    I see this on systems installed by the local plumbing contractor. They have a plugged filter drier and soft soldered linesets. Usually they are not so plugged that they Ice up though - that is pretty...
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    I would strongly agree - Also there is a lot of...

    I would strongly agree - Also there is a lot of cool stff in the Educational forums that you can only get as a pro member!

    numba
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    You mean something like an air to water heat...

    You mean something like an air to water heat pump? or a heat pump water heater?

    Most refrigerant based systems are unable to reach a water temp that makes a like for like swap impossible. In...
  37. Actually I would reccomend a larger duct size,...

    Actually I would reccomend a larger duct size, and good sealing. This should minimize the fan size necessary to something reasonable. For the sake of the DIY'ers out there, I will not go into more...
  38. The most common mistake I see with this sort of...

    The most common mistake I see with this sort of thing is that the designer uses the duct slide rule without compensating for lengths over 100 feet, which is what most equations are set for. Your...
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    The bottom line is the cost of the energy in your...

    The bottom line is the cost of the energy in your area. In the North east it would be harder to do worse than electric from a cost only perspective. But I have relatives in Missouri who have electric...
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    Lincoln Tech in NJ. the same school that inspired...

    Lincoln Tech in NJ. the same school that inspired this thread:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/archive/index.php/t-153328.html

    Awwww it went to the archives....

    This guy apparently has nothing...
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    I wondered if anyone would ask... I bet all...

    I wondered if anyone would ask...

    I bet all the others are afraid of getting kicked outta helper training.:whistle:

    You turn on one switch (don't matter which - but pay attention so you...
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    NO!!!! I promise that that just like in the...

    NO!!!!

    I promise that that just like in the video - I tell him to tighten the Bolts on the pump and finish wiring the pump (I hand him the lock washer for the BX connector and point to where it...
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    Actually I usually work alone. I prefer that,...

    Actually I usually work alone. I prefer that, since if I manage to do the work opf 2 guys with this dead weight on me, I am only breaking even. If I do the work of 2 men by myself - I get a raise.
    ...
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    Yeah like my little buddy and the water in the...

    Yeah like my little buddy and the water in the secondary drain pan. Times like these make me not regret never attending trade school. He went, and look what it got him....
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    See I thought the same thing - 50/50 chance....

    See I thought the same thing - 50/50 chance. white to white black to yellow - OR - while to yellow and black to white. But I did not count on this - goes to show how closed minded I am. I need to...
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    The helper asks "is this wired right?"

    I am usually pretty tolerant of helpers not knowing anything, but HOLY COW!

    I sepent 45 minutes on the way to a call discussing and diagramming hydronic system design (long ride) and I go to get...
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    $20 to get in the door is not bad at all if you...

    $20 to get in the door is not bad at all if you ask me. Comfortech is like a Toys -R- us festival for tradesman. there are oplenty of things to learn and do there. I would HIGHLY reccomend atttending...
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    Have fun! Cost are as follows. Exhibits only...

    Have fun!
    Cost are as follows.
    Exhibits only is $20.
    Exhibits and Social Functions is $150.
    Full registration is $425. *This includes access to the Exhibits, all Seminars, Thursday and Friday...
  49. I have seen systems designed with Multiple AEV's,...

    I have seen systems designed with Multiple AEV's, but they all had Evaps that had 2 independant circuits, so that the AEV's recieved feedback from their own suction line. It would seem difficult to...
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    Attend Comfortech 2011!!!

    http://www.hvaccomfortech.com/attend/

    Indianapolis Indiana.

    Who is going?!?
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