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  1. Dang too bad I live to far to drive everyday or I...

    Dang too bad I live to far to drive everyday or I would apply.
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    Use a sequencer

    Use a sequencer
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    If half of the ones they put together don't leak...

    If half of the ones they put together don't leak then it is worth it to them. Plus the installers aren't the one going back to fix it, service fixes it. Which is the other part of why I left. The...
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    They do mostly all new construction. As far as I...

    They do mostly all new construction. As far as I know all they have to do is pay a re-inspect fee which ranges up to a 100 bones.
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    The company I just left doesn't. The amount of...

    The company I just left doesn't. The amount of inspections they fail for gas lines not holding pressure is crazy. Several a week. I'm pretty sure the foreman would go out right before the inspector...
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    I am glad I finally left this company

    Was deleting pictures of model s#'s off my phone and found these 2 houses. I swear they are either gonna blow a house up and kill someone. The first is a braze joint under a cook top. Big lp leak...
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    I have had this happen once with a x13 motor. The...

    I have had this happen once with a x13 motor. The shafts wouldn't spin with the module plugged in.
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    Icp and carrier defrost sensors go bad all the...

    Icp and carrier defrost sensors go bad all the time. The one with the pinks wires.
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    The capillary action of the cold water in the hot...

    The capillary action of the cold water in the hot attic should help with the drainage. [emoji23]
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    Must be a bad squirrel. He is in the corner

    Must be a bad squirrel. He is in the corner
  11. Thread: Work boot

    by SgtBone
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    637641 I've had rocky's, timberland and ce...

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    I've had rocky's, timberland and ce schmidts. All didn't last long. So I went back to my military boots made by Belleville. Had these ones for 3 years now wearing them to work in the winter...
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    I'm rollin in the dark

    I'm rollin in the dark
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    I was lucky enough to learn basic sheet metal...

    I was lucky enough to learn basic sheet metal work while on active duty. I was an airframer (just like Orville Wright) and learned to fix helicopter parts. When I went trade school I had my final...
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    I use 3/8" vacuum hoses with vcrt and a tree and...

    I use 3/8" vacuum hoses with vcrt and a tree and have no problems on smaller systems. My vacuum pump is a super evac 6 cfm
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    Milwaukee m12 screwdriver

    Milwaukee m12 screwdriver
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    I had a new construction house with that problem....

    I had a new construction house with that problem. The outlet got added last minute so I guess they didn't look to see what they tapped from. Took me 3 times of going there to figure it out.
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    South Carolina is getting it bad. Here in...

    South Carolina is getting it bad. Here in Fayetteville it's just windy. I was up in blacksburg this weekend and it was fine too. I've got friends that live in ocean view in Norfolk that are under...
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    Reminds me of when I was on active duty in an...

    Reminds me of when I was on active duty in an aircraft hydraulics shop. They wanted to streamline our days so they came up with a thing called airspeed. The first week or so was rearranging the shop...
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    In case the first disconnect quits working?

    It was seriously too much work to take the old disconnect off the wall.
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    Did they attempt to drill a hole for combustion...

    Did they attempt to drill a hole for combustion testing? Bet it didn't look good
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    2 driers? Are you sure one of them isn't a...

    2 driers? Are you sure one of them isn't a muffler? If the unis was never pulled into a vacuum or exposed to the atmosphere I would leave it.
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    You signed a contract with uncle Sam so I'd say...

    You signed a contract with uncle Sam so I'd say you have no choice but to go to boot camp. Are you going reserve or active? If reserve then go to the interview. What's the worst that could happen by...
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    Invest in an inspection mirror for spots that are...

    Invest in an inspection mirror for spots that are tough to see. I buy mine from advance auto for like 2 or 3 bones.

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    Are you letting the nitro flow out while brazing....

    Are you letting the nitro flow out while brazing. Trickle it in the low side and pull the valve core out of the liquid line.

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  25. It's a 3 and a half ton by the way. Both zones...

    It's a 3 and a half ton by the way. Both zones are 12 flex. They charged the owner 10 large for that mess. She said she will have us repair and pay us then sent them the bill.

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  26. If they would have left the ducts the way they...

    If they would have left the ducts the way they were before the change out the motor probably wouldn't have crapped out so early. All of what the installers did directly resulted in its demise. The...
  27. Finally a terrible install not done by our own

    This little beauty is a product Sears. They abandoned the original supply trunk and instead used 14" round pipe to a y pipe for the zone dampers. They used the old trunk for the upstairs zone but the...
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    Lennox sent us the info out of the blue with a...

    Lennox sent us the info out of the blue with a list of all the affected units. We have 78 out there and have only had like 6 that have had problems. I did add the stuff to 2 units yesterday as a...
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    From others on this site,the moisture freezes in...

    From others on this site,the moisture freezes in the system. You need a positive pressure to raise the temp. Since nitrogen is inert/dry it makes sense to pressurize to 2 or 3 psi then start vacuum...
  30. Nahh, most of them are just average installs. I...

    Nahh, most of them are just average installs. I went into the wrong house one day that was done by a competitor and they had a spider system going that was zoned. Kinda made our stuff look great. At...
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    Good knowledge to have but sadly all the ductwork...

    Good knowledge to have but sadly all the ductwork around here is round pipe. And if you need to offset around something it's done with flex.

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    Have you looked into the VA national guard or the...

    Have you looked into the VA national guard or the Marine corps. My last Marine unit was out of VA Beach and I was in an a/c repair slot. Though most of their work was with generators. I'm in the...
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    The hackzall will get you out of a jam like this...

    The hackzall will get you out of a jam like this real quick.
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  34. I had a start up on a new construction house get...

    I had a start up on a new construction house get me. The siding guys ran a nail in the line set, so when the installers overheated the suction valve it slowly released the refer and it went out the...
  35. The only upside to it is we stay busy during the...

    The only upside to it is we stay busy during the winter. I applied to a job on Bragg but I have yet to hear anything back. I am about fed up with residential.

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  36. All of our installers are migrant workers. It's...

    All of our installers are migrant workers. It's like that at a lot of places here. We have one crew that is real good. The new construction market is to competitive to hire any higher wage workers....
  37. It's vacant so no home owners yet. It's gonna...

    It's vacant so no home owners yet. It's gonna get a good bit of lipstick tomorrow to make it look better. They also had the return box overlapping the door by 3 inches.

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  38. Yea they are. It's the only draw back to working...

    Yea they are. It's the only draw back to working here

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  39. The installers had to work to make it this bad

    Went to do a start up on a new construction house and this is what I found. They literally had to work harder to do it wrong.
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    M12 all the way. I have the screwdriver(my most...

    M12 all the way. I have the screwdriver(my most used tool), impact, 3/8 hammer drill/driver, radio and the hackzall. The hackzall is one bada$$ tool.

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    At least the contactor is in a box.........

    At least the contactor is in a box.........
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    I guess I need to scrap some of my coils now to...

    I guess I need to scrap some of my coils now to get the jl2.

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    Bogo special on disconnects

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    Not sure why they used so many disconnects but whatever.

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    603721 It's kinda expensive but we'll worth...

    603721

    It's kinda expensive but we'll worth the money. Clears a full drain pan in about a minute.

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  45. I wear Keen hiking shoes during the summer. I...

    I wear Keen hiking shoes during the summer. I couldn't imagine wearing jeans and boots in an attic. Glad I'm able to wear shorts.

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    I have had one for 2 or three years now. Works...

    I have had one for 2 or three years now. Works great for what I use it for

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  47. I went to a new construction house we did cause...

    I went to a new construction house we did cause they said it wasn't working right. The tstat was set for 60 and it was 60 in there.

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    I carry one. I hang as many as 15 tstats a week...

    I carry one. I hang as many as 15 tstats a week for new construction start ups. I can't stand a out of level tstat
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    You probably won't get many responses until they...

    You probably won't get many responses until they come out with the android version.
  50. Thread: Oy Vey

    by SgtBone
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    It reminds me of the joints on icp condensers for...

    It reminds me of the joints on icp condensers for the coil. They almost always look flared and when you un-sweat them it doesn't seem like the pipe from the coil is in there all the way.
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