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    What series pump are you dealing with? We've got...

    What series pump are you dealing with? We've got 4300 series vertical in-line pumps with high seal failures... bunch of these pumps around 2 years old and all have had problems....
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    What they said already. rustbreaker and sand...

    What they said already. rustbreaker and sand everything down both in front of and behind the bearing. If you have a long enough puller you can use a hinged pipe repair clamp behind the bearing and...
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    I was an "expert witness" last year in a lawsuit...

    I was an "expert witness" last year in a lawsuit directly related to this. The ASHRAE guideline chart that folks are referring to was published in the70's. There has been no updated study done since...
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    That ain't a cheap motor from Carrier but in most...

    That ain't a cheap motor from Carrier but in most cases you're better off replacing it with the OEM motor. If you choose to go to Grainger get an air over motor and put a rainshield on it. If you get...
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    Picked up pork and chicken barbecue. ...

    Picked up pork and chicken barbecue.

    http://www.qbarbeque.com/home.html

    This guy was on TLC's BBQ Pittmasters. Good stuff.
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    Building it up high before shutting down the...

    Building it up high before shutting down the draft and letting it coast overnight. Small cape cod style house with fireplace insert stove in the living room. Stove has two blowers and will heat the...
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    Wood stove's cranking. 82 in my living room right...

    Wood stove's cranking. 82 in my living room right now. 23 and falling outside.

    Had a real hard time getting some firewood though. With the cold and snow everyone on craigs list was sold out. Got...
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    Never had a year with so much snow. What happened...

    Never had a year with so much snow. What happened to our global warming?
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    Pressure readings without superheat and...

    Pressure readings without superheat and subcooling measurements are useless. That being said, clean the condenser coils and watch out for those split condensers.
  10. Thread: Wal-Mart

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    The rise of Walmart over the past 20 years is...

    The rise of Walmart over the past 20 years is astounding and scary. Here in Richmond VA they first opened less than 20 years ago and now there one of the top 10 area employers.
    There's an excellent...
  11. Thread: LINC Service

    by seaboard
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    Linc has a franchise operator in Richmond (Air...

    Linc has a franchise operator in Richmond (Air Excellence) and a company owned store. I worked for Seaboard for 16 years before it was purchased by Linc but only stuck around with Linc a few months....
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    We had a tech right in the middle of one on 95 in...

    We had a tech right in the middle of one on 95 in Colonial Heights. Traffic came to a stop as it crossed the interstate. A couple of cars flipped over but the van was heavy enough to stay put. Debris...
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    My middle daughter is autistic and completely...

    My middle daughter is autistic and completely non-verbal. Don't wait; get testing as soon as possible. Contact your local health department and talk to someone there. Good luck and know that you are...
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    Standard thermostats will not energize the fan on...

    Standard thermostats will not energize the fan on a call for heat through the thermostat. Many programmable models can be configured to do so. A relay can be added to bring on the fan on a call for...
  15. Thread: Oh hell no!!

    by seaboard
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    Alpha has the right idea. Have a spare unit and...

    Alpha has the right idea. Have a spare unit and swap them out every year or so. Block the fresh air and put a spaceguard filter inside the sign. It won't get that dirty anyway because there's no air...
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    I've done a lot of work for the Postal Service...

    I've done a lot of work for the Postal Service and despite all the jokes they really have a very efficient system. For 39 cents you can send a letter clear across the country. Where electronic...
  17. Thread: Freeze Stats

    by seaboard
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    During unoccupied time periods (fan off) use...

    During unoccupied time periods (fan off) use mixed air sensor to maintain 40 to 45 degrees by cracking open the hot water valve.
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    Adjusted for inflation small appliances cost less...

    Adjusted for inflation small appliances cost less now than ever before. Buy the cheapest you can find if you don't need premium performance.
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    "Klixon" type sequencers work by using a small...

    "Klixon" type sequencers work by using a small heater to heat a disc with snaps (clicks) to close the contacts. They've been around for many years. Since it uses a heater it is subject to the same...
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    I've seen a few applications with especially long...

    I've seen a few applications with especially long piping runs where a unique accumulator setup has been required. That sounds like what you have. If it was sweating enough to rust out in the first...
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    Absolutely contact the other company. Send them a...

    Absolutely contact the other company. Send them a picture as well. Be polite; it may not be the company but the individual tech that's the problem. He needs to know about his error or he's going to...
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    Google "overgreasing bearings" and numerous...

    Google "overgreasing bearings" and numerous articles will be pulled up. The hard thing is that different bearings and motors in different conditions will require different procedures. Some bearings...
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    I once attended an all day class on greasing...

    I once attended an all day class on greasing bearings. They must have repeated 100 times that overgreasing killed more bearings than undergreasing. Give your average grease gun one pump and see how...
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    I am a proponent of self evaluations. Overall...

    I am a proponent of self evaluations. Overall I've found that the employee is harder on himself than I am and my scorecard is actually higher than his. The areas where we are further apart are the...
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    I'd probably thank her....when my wife and I get...

    I'd probably thank her....when my wife and I get out without the kids (rare) we sometimes have a hard time finding something to talk about. We're too used to having the kids in tow.
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    What your family needs is a vacation. I think you...

    What your family needs is a vacation. I think you can get an all expense paid trip by responding to the link below....

    http://www.jerryspringertv.com/
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    Here in Richmond there's a lot of museums and...

    Here in Richmond there's a lot of museums and stuff concerning the civil war around. People come from all over to go see these things but most people around here don't take the time to go see what's...
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    Some people are just cheap and stupid. There's a...

    Some people are just cheap and stupid. There's a shopping center here with 4 buildings. Each Building requires a 32 ft ladder ran all the way out and there's a six foot drop on the other side of the...
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    My job has really been tough on me lately. Since...

    My job has really been tough on me lately. Since being purchased by Linc June 1st there's been a lot of talk about changes but my work load hasn't been lightened as of yet. Last weekend we moved the...
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    Did you talk with a guy with Linc? Richard told...

    Did you talk with a guy with Linc? Richard told me that he had spoken with a guy that was from outside of Pittsburgh. Who are you going to work for?
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    Nothing; will cook some steaks on the grill...

    Nothing; will cook some steaks on the grill later. We saw fireworks at Busch Gardens last night. My wife met me at work at 6:30 and we went to Williamsburg for dinner and the fireworks (it was my...
  32. Thread: New Coil Gun

    by seaboard
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    We've been using those for over 3 years and...

    We've been using those for over 3 years and absolutely love them. A real time saver. They will suck down the coil cleaner. Just keep moving with it and don't wait for the foam. It'll follow maybe 20...
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    It's pretty important to replace your blade with...

    It's pretty important to replace your blade with an identical one. It even should be put back in the same place on the shaft to get the right air flow through your condenser. Today's high efficiency...
  34. So you'd rather take a job with these two...

    So you'd rather take a job with these two brothers because they didn't ask a lot of questions! They took you on a couple of service calls when you weren't employed by them and weren't covered by...
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    Happy Father's dad to all the other...

    Happy Father's dad to all the other dads...........I'm still not sure how it happened but we just bought my wife a new van; I better get something good for Dad's day!
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    Only you can figure out if it's time to move on...

    Only you can figure out if it's time to move on or not but there's easy questions to ask yourself:

    1. Who is your boss? If you have more than one immediate supervisor that's a problem in itself....
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    Good story Dow. I've been both fortunate and...

    Good story Dow. I've been both fortunate and unfortunate to work for a lot of different people. One particular new manager was known from a previous company as a tough boss. His nickname was the...
  38. Thread: What to do...

    by seaboard
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    Do your own research!

    Before choosing a realtor, you should do your own research. Sales of houses are public record so you can look for sales of similar houses in your area and see what they fetched. Some realtors are...
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    From what I've learned so far, LINC has around...

    From what I've learned so far, LINC has around 120 franchise holders around North America and had 14 "company stores". With our 4 locations that brings up the total to 18 company stores. Most...
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    Seaboard Mechanical (where I've worked for years)...

    Seaboard Mechanical (where I've worked for years) was purchased by LINC. It became official yesterday afternoon. Anyone else out there either owned by or a franchise member?
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    What tonnage is a Mcquay chiller model # I or T...

    What tonnage is a Mcquay chiller model # I or T C0962. The model # is "fuzzy" but the style # is 763D649G56....
    Anyone got a clue what tonnage this chiller is? How about you Outside Rep?
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    They're for the "big dogs". For centrifugals,...

    They're for the "big dogs". For centrifugals, screws, and large semi's. Lots of bolts.
  43. We use the little file folder stickers that a lot...

    We use the little file folder stickers that a lot of doctor's offices use for labeling files. On VAV's we'll use a red dot for the heat, a blue one for access to the reset volume controller and a...
  44. Thread: Dispatchers

    by seaboard
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    I can't believe this thread is up to two pages...

    I can't believe this thread is up to two pages and no one has asked what she looks like!
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    Now I'm curious! What did Dice do to now be...

    Now I'm curious! What did Dice do to now be banned?


    I'm probably the exact opposite of many of you. If my boss saw my post count he'd likely say that I spend too much time here and it's...
  46. Thread: overtime pay

    by seaboard
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    That's the way the law is written in most states....

    That's the way the law is written in most states. We pay OT after 40 hours regardless of whether holiday pay or vacation time is included (on the vacation time the tech has to request it 30 days in...
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    Buy a Jetta......

    Buy a Jetta......
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    20 years for me next year but we haven't had any...

    20 years for me next year but we haven't had any reunions yet......either that, or they ain't inviting me?
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    Sammy and Big Mac hit home run after home run and...

    Sammy and Big Mac hit home run after home run and the crowd cheered. Now we want to put asteriks in the record books and people want someone specific to blame. The union didn't want to toughen the...
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    I had too much going on. I picked up a blower...

    I had too much going on. I picked up a blower motor in Richmond Tuesday, met a Lynchburg tech at the mall in Danville and helped him install it and do a couple of PM's. Met the tech applicant at noon...
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