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  1. I was just about to say the furnace looks a...

    I was just about to say the furnace looks a little crooked! :grin2: I would like to see a dirt leg on the gas line and a p-trap on the condensate.
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    I own it. It comes in handy most of the time but...

    I own it. It comes in handy most of the time but it won't work on some terminals. You can easily jump out a newer Honeywell thermostat, as the head fits directly onto the terminal of the sub base.
    ...
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    24v from w to c? Inducer start up? Doesn't sound...

    24v from w to c? Inducer start up? Doesn't sound like you're a tech if you don't know sequence of operation.
  4. Thread: resi techs

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    Weekends?

    Weekends?
  5. Thread: resi techs

    by greenhorn93
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    resi techs

    What does your company do this time a year when you go out on a call after hours and the customer needs a new furnace? Do you have guys on call to "spike it in?" Do you have space heaters? Or do you...
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    Yes, it would be 200 plus time and a half if over...

    Yes, it would be 200 plus time and a half if over 40 hours. And like I was saying most of the time you dont get called out and you make nothing. Its not a real motivator.
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    I just got the bag for Christmas, and all I can...

    I just got the bag for Christmas, and all I can say it is amazing. Honestly the best way to organize your tools. I have the Tech LC (hand tools/meters), a Husky Tool Tote(install tools), and a DeWalt...
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    On Call Incentive

    So I guess my employer believes in my abilities enough to throw me in to the wolves so to speak. Currently our incentive is 20$ per after hours call, plus paid door to door, and our normal 10% of any...
  9. Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, no DIY...

    Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, no DIY advise allowed on here. Call a reputable licensed contractor in your area, they will be more than happy to help.
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    I really like Johnstone Supply Brand pipe dope....

    I really like Johnstone Supply Brand pipe dope. Any other brand makes a mess..
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    help (employment decision)

    I have one year experience in the electrical/hvac trades. I am a residential apprentice/installer/light service guy. I can install electrical services, run new lines, troubleshoot shorts, etc. I can...
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    Resi Installers

    I swear I don't know how I am still in this field. Bending, crouching, kneeling constantly! My body feels double my age. Irregular hours, no work guaranteed. Does the grass get greener? Commercial...
  13. Thread: Brazing

    by greenhorn93
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    I use Dynaflow. The service ports have to be...

    I use Dynaflow. The service ports have to be brass.
  14. Thread: Brazing

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    I'm thinking an oxy acetalyne rig would solve the...

    I'm thinking an oxy acetalyne rig would solve the problem. The torch is very picky at the position you hold it at.. You have to get it at a certain angle and it seems being low to the ground and at...
  15. Thread: Brazing

    by greenhorn93
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    Brazing

    Why am I having so much trouble brazing the suction line service port!? I use air acetalyne with a turbo torch. Copper to copper brazing is fine, I have no issue with it. However when I braze the...
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    Goodman is notorious for leaking service valves....

    Goodman is notorious for leaking service valves. Their fix is caps with o rings that still do not work. The only way to correct the problem is to replace. The sad thing is you could swap out the...
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    Heat rises, plain and simple.. Variable speed...

    Heat rises, plain and simple.. Variable speed blower motor can help it be more comfortable but it doesn't solve the problem.
  18. Every job is different.. some are easy on the...

    Every job is different.. some are easy on the body and some are not. I highly recommend a back brace and knee pads. You'll thank me one day.
  19. Sticky: No copper thieves around here.. at least none...

    No copper thieves around here.. at least none that we've dealt with. Boss just bought a new box van not too long ago.. man that thing can fit a ton of equipment, scrap you name it. It's interesting...
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    I like this one! My journeyman has a few of...

    I like this one! My journeyman has a few of these.. :whistle:
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    Posted in wrong forum, I apologize.

    Posted in wrong forum, I apologize.
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    This is probably the best advice. If you do get...

    This is probably the best advice. If you do get shocked, your hand will come back to your body instantly. If you touched it with the front of your hand, there is a possibility the voltage can hold...
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    Using as asterisk* is ten times easier :whistle:

    Using as asterisk* is ten times easier :whistle:
  24. You wired it correctly, just make sure the wires...

    You wired it correctly, just make sure the wires match on the furnace control board. Are you sure that they are both operating at the same time, and you're not just hearing the fan run? IF they are...
  25. Thread: Installers

    by greenhorn93
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    Thanks for the input everyone. I've been at my...

    Thanks for the input everyone. I've been at my current company for 6 months. All OTJ, no prior schooling. My company wants me to start installing by myself, at least the more straightforward ones....
  26. Thread: Installers

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    Installers

    How long did it take you guys to transition from a helper position to a lead position?
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    The difference between the two is the size. Back...

    The difference between the two is the size. Back in the old days vehicles used acetalyne for lighting. "B" for buses, and "MC" for motor car.
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    Close the king valves before you detach your...

    Close the king valves before you detach your hoses! I might have not done that before.. :whistle:
  29. We are a small company, it's only my journeyman...

    We are a small company, it's only my journeyman and I (apprentice). We are the service, and install crews. Last two weeks it has been 9-10 calls. We honestly do feel rushed and we like to give the...
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    This is my first summer and I did that about too,...

    This is my first summer and I did that about too, but it was R-410A! The condenser was in a poor location in the corner of two walls, so you had to reach around to get the hoses on! Accidentally did...
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    hvac schooling

    I'm in the Pittsburgh area. I was going to ask for everyone's opinion on HVAC schooling. I do not think big name trade schools are worth it, because you're mainly paying for their advertising.

    I...
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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post...

    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum. In order to post a response here, you must have verified qualifications and have been approved by the AOP Committee. You may ask a question by starting a new thread....
  33. Thread: Hello!

    by greenhorn93
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    Hello!

    Hello everyone! Im 19 years old and I've been in the electrical/hvac trade for about 6 months now! I have no schooling yet, mainly OTJ training. I've installed new electrical services, furnaces, and...
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