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    Somebody give this guy an award. Great job on...

    Somebody give this guy an award. Great job on following through and finding the cause before it could wreak to much more havoc.
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    If you mean as if the contactor is closed, the...

    If you mean as if the contactor is closed, the unit isn't running, and you are reading 120 to ground at all terminals, but getting 0 from L1-L2 and T1-T2, then you are just getting 1 leg of power,...
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    Since there are so many black males in prison...

    Since there are so many black males in prison relative to their population as a whole, I guess if we just ended the war on crime altogether they would be much better off, right?

    "We must reject...
  4. Thread: how long

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    Trane Charge Assist if you have the tool you...

    Trane Charge Assist if you have the tool you don't need gauges or scales, just one hose from the jug to the tool and then the tool to the charge assist port and the unit will charge itself while you...
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    A facility in everytown with exercise bikes...

    A facility in everytown with exercise bikes hooked up to generators. Anyone welcomed to come in and peddle and get paid by the kw/h. solve coal and welfare in one shot.
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    I would disagree with that. When welfare is a...

    I would disagree with that. When welfare is a part of the culture you cannot separate the two. For example when a pregnant couple decides not to get married to keep from spoiling the welfare they...
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    Why does prison cost 30k/year.inmate when 5k...

    Why does prison cost 30k/year.inmate when 5k would do? That's why it doesn't work, hell it sounds like a vacation to me. Cinder block walls, concrete floor, a bucket to waste in, some people chow,...
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    Saw this on Facebook and it pretty much sums...

    Saw this on Facebook and it pretty much sums things up.
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    We stop blaming society and making the one's that...

    We stop blaming society and making the one's that do have salable skills support them (in the form of redistribution by tax and spend) and start holding individuals accountable again. Incarceration...
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    I once had a black co-worker that was my helper....

    I once had a black co-worker that was my helper. He made approx. 30% of my pay, primarily because he failed to show up to work half the time, his pay rate was 2/3 mine. After taxes, and the...
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    Was having a hard time getting a 4 ton unit to...

    Was having a hard time getting a 4 ton unit to keep from freezing, had 2-20x20x1 filter grilles, both with pleated 3m filters inside. Took the filters out and was running just above freezing at the...
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    I use mortar caulk, it looks better and is...

    I use mortar caulk, it looks better and is cheaper than silicone.
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    If you convert electricity to heat directly with...

    If you convert electricity to heat directly with heat strips, you are getting a COP of 1 or, 100% efficiency.
    However with refrigeration you are not converting electricity to heat. You are...
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    The problem is, of course it would be best to...

    The problem is, of course it would be best to replace the entire system, but customers who have insurance and home warranties want the lowest premiums possible so they get what they pay for and only...
  15. Sounds like an awful lot of added expense just to...

    Sounds like an awful lot of added expense just to use that type of heat exchanger. Why not use a regular open loop system, like a Florida Heat Pump?
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    I would never be able to justify the prices they...

    I would never be able to justify the prices they want for new cars these days. The last few I bought have been around 5 years old less than half the new car cost. I get an extended warranty that...
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    Too bad the US gov doesn't use Discover card,...

    Too bad the US gov doesn't use Discover card, just imagine how much cash back Barry would have gotten us so far.
  18. Thread: easy seal

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    As long as the system has been under positive...

    As long as the system has been under positive pressure air cannot enter it. They also have a product called easy dri that can be put in if you suspect moisture in the system. I have used the easy...
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    My guess, and that is all that it is, is that it...

    My guess, and that is all that it is, is that it was an intermittent problem and they just wanted something in writing to say it was okay at the time they sold the house to cover themselves. Most...
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    Went to a no cool call yesterday, customer called...

    Went to a no cool call yesterday, customer called and said the air was moving in the house, and he could hear a clicking at the a/c unit outside but it would not come on. I asked him to check the...
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    Going for that exposed industrial look.

    Going for that exposed industrial look.
  22. I am in SC but we defer to IMC.

    I am in SC but we defer to IMC.
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    I use a flat rate but my requirement to get on...

    I use a flat rate but my requirement to get on the program is an initial visit to bring the equipment up to spec. I have had a few that on the initial visit I had to decline for the program, mostly...
  24. It's also why I won't work in an attic without...

    It's also why I won't work in an attic without flooring. Here it is code.
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    "Some people are conservative ideologically and...

    "Some people are conservative ideologically and they just don't know it, because they are constantly bombarded with liberal messages of class warfare, and the government can fix their situation with...
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    Scroll to the bottom of the page. There is a box...

    Scroll to the bottom of the page. There is a box that let's you toggle between Dark HVAC and HVAC Light.
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    Where is the return air coming from? Is that...

    Where is the return air coming from? Is that grille on the side for combustion air? Almost looks like there's a vent for combustion air in the ceiling too.
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    Still will be going back tomorrow to replace...

    Still will be going back tomorrow to replace accumulator. As it is indoor coil will freeze up in mild weather, and I am not going to add any more refer because the pressures are way off the chart in...
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    Accumulator Repair Hack

    Customer called for a no cool. Found indoor coil frozen. Had pleated filters full of dust, almost sucked up inside the return. Opened condenser to put gauges on (stupid Weatherking/Rheem design) and...
  30. The problem with Obama was that as much as he...

    The problem with Obama was that as much as he tried to take down the USA he failed due to the efforts of some very stubborn Americans, who continued to work hard and succeed in spite of him. This...
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    We're not talking about what you do on the side,...

    We're not talking about what you do on the side, under the table, at your home.
    I bet you think that Geek Squad's pricing however is totally fair, even though in reality their rates are structured...
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    My all time favorite crazy customer story is an...

    My all time favorite crazy customer story is an older lady, called me up at 2am, she needs heat, needs it now, she is so cold she can't sleep and thinks she is getting sick. She said she was one of...
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    Yes, living in the south does mean you can expect...

    Yes, living in the south does mean you can expect lower wages

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    The problem I believe is the standard of the quality of work that companies get away with here. Therefore they don't need a...
  34. When I was doing trim carpentry the best 12in...

    When I was doing trim carpentry the best 12in miter saw blade I ever had I got from harbor freight for $25. The absolute worst skill saw blades I ever had came from there also. Literally would not...
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    I don't put it on the mating surface, only behind...

    I don't put it on the mating surface, only behind the flare so the nut won't "grab" the copper.
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    IMHO, anywhere in the south in any trade job, you...

    IMHO, anywhere in the south in any trade job, you will never make a comfortable living working for a local company. Not enough regulation on our work or enough educated customers, or whatever it is...
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    The ones I get have drain plugs. I remember about...

    The ones I get have drain plugs. I remember about a year or two ago the supply house put up a big sign about pulling the plugs or no warranty. I personally don't cut the shaft if I don't have to. The...
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    I don't understand why it is so difficult to read...

    I don't understand why it is so difficult to read the label on the motor and figure it out ahead of time. They plainly say LEAD END. CW, CCW you know which way a clock turns right? Or have these new...
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    Like you say depends on the situation. For...

    Like you say depends on the situation. For example, here for our customers with dual fuel units (heat pump with natural gas) we set up the units to stop using the heat pump at 34d. That is supposedly...
  40. About a year ago I applied for an HVAC position...

    About a year ago I applied for an HVAC position with Marriott (Myrtle Beach). They wanted someone who could do HVAC maintenance and repairs, had EPA card and 2 years experience and technical training...
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    1)Most residential equipment doesn't have king...

    1)Most residential equipment doesn't have king valves (or 3 position with front seat, mid seat, rear seat), they have isolation valves (2 positions, open, closed). many times, if it has a king valve,...
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    Get an emergency service call in the middle of...

    Get an emergency service call in the middle of dinner, no it can't wait until tomorrow. Wolf down food, change clothes, warm up truck. Tell wife good-bye, drive half way there and get a call to...
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    Probably salesmen trolling the net for a company...

    Probably salesmen trolling the net for a company they can put on their list of people to annoy. My website tracks where people are that click on it and most of the time the majority are from out of...
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    What they do, add the return in the closet after...

    What they do, add the return in the closet after it was tripping? Was it able to suck to the flue gas back in the house?
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    The customer is the one who told me to do the...

    The customer is the one who told me to do the pool house first, then the guest house. Dispatcher had called the customer back to let her know that the guy she kicked out before was the only tech who...
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    Years ago I was working for another company that...

    Years ago I was working for another company that had a lot of maintenance customers and pm's were a big part of our day. Went to a rather well of doctor's house, six units, and knocked on the door....
  48. Thread: wow

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    With all that extra stat wire too it looks like...

    With all that extra stat wire too it looks like somebody may have moved it.
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    Ground Bag- Big bag for almost everything Crawl...

    Ground Bag- Big bag for almost everything
    Crawl and Attic Bag- Enough for 90% of the time, much smaller
    PVC Box- 16 inch plastic toolbox w/ glue, primer, cutters, asst. fittings.
    Bit and Blade...
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    Did you know the price upfront before the work...

    Did you know the price upfront before the work began? Did you shop around and get more than one estimate? You say you are, "really satisfied." Unless the installing contractor held a gun to your head...
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