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    The setup I am familiar with is the SE MPM module...

    The setup I am familiar with is the SE MPM module (main controller) and just SE room controllers (thermostats) under it. I've only been a part of two sites. Our company uses regular Struxureware also.
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    Schneider Electric Building Expert

    Anyone familiar with SE Building Expert/Struxureware Lite? If so how do you like it? I'm finding it a tad bit clumsy and inconsistent but perhaps I just haven't spent enough time on it.
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    First day in the books! I must admit it was a...

    First day in the books! I must admit it was a bit overwhelming at first, but I just took a breath and tried to absorb as much as I could. My "mentor" said he could tell I have a strong interest and...
  4. Yup we do a few oil to oil retrofits per year in...

    Yup we do a few oil to oil retrofits per year in MN too. Mostly elderly HO who are "afraid" of propane.
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    I'm okay with that. I find it pretty easy/...

    I'm okay with that. I find it pretty easy/ enjoyable to study something I'm interested it. It'll be a change going from having my own work van and being on my own all day to being a shadow.
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    New Controls tech

    Monday I start my next chapter. Got hired with a company doing BAS/DDC. I'm a 7th year HVAC tech. I consider myself a pretty good tech (taking literature home to study every now and again). Just...
  7. Thread: Controls Novice

    by DD931
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    I just accepted a job in controls. I'm a 6th year...

    I just accepted a job in controls. I'm a 6th year hvac tech with experience in both res and commercial, mainly service. Just wondering how you are liking your new job amlynar.
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    Intech , did you get the job? If so how is it...

    Intech , did you get the job? If so how is it going?
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    I recently replaced a 1 pole with a 2 pole on a...

    I recently replaced a 1 pole with a 2 pole on a carrier 25hpa. We only stock the 2 pole contractor. I jumped the side that stayed in the circuit on the previous one, although I don't know why, the...
  10. Thread: Wages

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    $18/hr rarely get OT Double time if you get...

    $18/hr rarely get OT Double time if you get called from home. I'm a 5th year residential tech in southern MN. NATE Certified, EPA certified.
  11. Sticky: So I'm sorry, how can I 'start' my own thread? ...

    So I'm sorry, how can I 'start' my own thread? I'd like to discuss the several heat pumps in southern MM that have been damaged due to our blizzard like conditions. With propane at $5.10/gal it's...
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    Maddog, I wouldn't want to burn this bridge at...

    Maddog, I wouldn't want to burn this bridge at all. I've had raises, the company has been improving, I'm able to afford my entry level house and still have extra for leisure. I plan to discuss what...
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    This is exactly why I read this thread. I'm 25,...

    This is exactly why I read this thread. I'm 25, 5th year residential tech (+ 2 yr tech school) and I worry I'm "treading water". I've proven I'm a good tech , now give me another goal to aim for.
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    Where do you find Carriers service bulletens? ...

    Where do you find Carriers service bulletens? Our shop has a few MN7s out there and we've had some trouble with low pressure switch dropping out.
  15. Thread: Soot vacs?

    by DD931
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    I just got done with a dandy of a Sooted up...

    I just got done with a dandy of a Sooted up boiler. Only had to dump my vacuum and bang the soot off the filter of my 40 dollar shop-vac 3 times but the entire soot removal took me about 5 hours....
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    Always love a cool one! Thanks

    Always love a cool one! Thanks
  17. Thread: paperwork

    by DD931
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    Commission sheet? Off topic, out of curiosity,...

    Commission sheet? Off topic, out of curiosity, how does your company do commission?
  18. Thread: paperwork

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    No, at my place of work we just fill out one...

    No, at my place of work we just fill out one simple time card. (service or install) However sometimes crucial information is lost.... So maybe it's a good thing you are documenting everything.
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    I'm not opposed to paying for training myself....

    I'm not opposed to paying for training myself. After all I already paid for college to get into the field. What types of training does anyone think is the most beneficial?
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    That's another thing, they seem to keep me away...

    That's another thing, they seem to keep me away from the sales part of it. Rather than train me on Manual-J or on the distributor's website, off I go on some meaningless Check and Cleans.
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    In short YES I'm happy. My days go by very...

    In short YES I'm happy. My days go by very quickly, I'm rarely throwing tools across the room, and I'm able to afford a smaller 3bed home in my small town. I was just curious to see what other techs...
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    Res. HVAC Technician Advancement

    I work in a small town (14,000) doing residential HVAC service work. I was just wondering what some of you are doing to better their careers? I am gaining valuable experience but I have to admit some...
  23. Sticky: Anyone out the "burnt out" on PMs or furnace...

    Anyone out the "burnt out" on PMs or furnace checks? I know I shouldn't be complaining, work is work right? But I'm doing a decent sized apartment complex with forced air furnaces and I'm sick of...
  24. Thread: Christmas bonus

    by DD931
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    Last place I worked it gave $100 gift card one...

    Last place I worked it gave $100 gift card one year, one week pay the next. Current company gave me $250. Can't complain
  25. Sticky: Hi my name is Derek, 23, MN. I graduated tech...

    Hi my name is Derek, 23, MN. I graduated tech school in Dec. 2008, and earned a diploma in HVACR. I currently work as res. HVAC serviceman for a small company. I plan to achieve a NATE...
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    Thanks folks. Chuckcrj that is a fresh good way...

    Thanks folks. Chuckcrj that is a fresh good way to look at life
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    That's true about looking out for yourself, and...

    That's true about looking out for yourself, and the people I work for are very nice and easy to work for do we will see what the future holds. And good luck to you there's Definately a lot of...
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    That was my net pay. I end up at 17/hr. I do get...

    That was my net pay. I end up at 17/hr. I do get health insurance free. And yes it could be because I live in a small town, they charge $70/hr. Am I working for a fair wage?
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    How is the proper way to clean those on a typical...

    How is the proper way to clean those on a typical "check & clean". Of course I'm Only supposed to spend about 30 minutes at the job unless more time is needed.
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Right? Lol. Sad part is the rest of the employees...

    Right? Lol. Sad part is the rest of the employees are the family, who invest in property as well as own the HVAC business so they have no motivation to want an IRA.
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    Thanks. I did bring it up once and the secretary...

    Thanks. I did bring it up once and the secretary (boss's wife) said "we pay our employees enough to invest on their own." I currently earn (30-33k/yr) not enough to invest on my own in my opinion. ...
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    May I ask the details About the ROTH IRA? Do they...

    May I ask the details About the ROTH IRA? Do they match a percentage? I'm the only non-family employee and the other two "workers" mainly install and I do most of the service. They likely have the...
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    4th year tech wondering about retirement

    I am a 4th year residential HVAC service tech, work at a small shop (3 employees, a working owner, and a secretary) in a small town (13,000). I was just wondering what other folks are doing for...
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