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    I should be more specific I need to replace my...

    I should be more specific I need to replace my A-14 and A-11 not to keen on purchasing Turbo Torch brand tips by Victor heard good things about the Harris Infernos, but the you tube video on Goss...
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    "GOSS" TARGET TORCH TIPS

    :anyone: Was looking on you tube the other day,saw an interesting video on the "GOSS" brand of torch tips called target torch. I was going to purchase the "Harris" Inferno tips because I'm not so...
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    Manitowocs are easy to work on have not seen an...

    Manitowocs are easy to work on have not seen an ice o matic is'nt ice o Matics slogan the Elegance of Simplicity:ghug:
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    Over the last "30" Years has'nt Kold draft gone...

    Over the last "30" Years has'nt Kold draft gone out of business a few times ???? I've only worked on 3 Kold drafts in the last year "1" had to replace the water pumps the DC volt conversion. The...
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    Just remembered a doozy I changed a 5 hp...

    Just remembered a doozy I changed a 5 hp compresser on a rooftop condensing unit for a walk in box in a specialty store my boss had a guy show up with a boom truck nice, rig in new, rig out dead...
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    I'm sure that happens a lot more than you think....

    I'm sure that happens a lot more than you think. I went to a service call years ago, business had 2 walkin boxes 1 ice machine and multiple self contained cases I had to clean plugged condensers and...
  7. No they are not self lighting go to the websites...

    No they are not self lighting go to the websites uniweld and turbo torch the shutoff valves are towards front of handle seems more user friendly.
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    I had a conversation at the supply house with a...

    I had a conversation at the supply house with a tech I've know for about 30 years. He grew up in the business and took over his fathers business 25 years ago. He is a "1" man shop and a very...
  9. Front Valve Torch Handles "TURBO-TORCH "PLF-A5"(0386-0872" and UNIWELD "TH7" & "TH8"

    Hi all check out these torch handles with the front mounted shut off valve none of the supply houses stock them only the same brands but with the shut off at the bottom. It definitely seems to me...
  10. "IFERNO" TORCH TIPS From Harris the silphos/staybrite mfg.

    I have to replace my A-11 & A-14 Turbo Tips the type made by Turbo-Torch, have heard that the Inferno Tips made by Harris are better anyone using Inferno's able to chime in.
  11. Company provides "ALL" the Tools ??? Wow that's...

    Company provides "ALL" the Tools ??? Wow that's unusual. If I may ask what's the pay scale in Wisconsin and the cost of living like?? As far as the question to the cost of living example what's an...
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    It's true many years ago there were "2" actual...

    It's true many years ago there were "2" actual "METAL-TRADES" business agents, for many years now "B" business agent has been a Fitter.
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    Ok here's a fact at "638" only the "PIPE-FITTERS"...

    Ok here's a fact at "638" only the "PIPE-FITTERS" can hold an elected position it's been that way for almost "20" years 2nd fact the union meetings should be held later in the evening not at 4 pm....
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    Another thing about the "638-B" collect pension...

    Another thing about the "638-B" collect pension at "62" and union gives you medical till "65" you can leave at "60" early retirement but that is a "12%" penalty "FIRST"."2ND" then if you want to...
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    Was there really ever a time in the last "100"...

    Was there really ever a time in the last "100" years that the United States "TRULY" had an honest to goodness "BALANCED BUDGET" not that Fuzzy math that the Clintons claimed????
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    My 2 cents... I've been in "638-B" for over 30...

    My 2 cents... I've been in "638-B" for over 30 years current pay scale is $39.25 per hour. "FOR NOW" the medical is still fully paid by employer. I "5" techs who made the transfer from the "B" to "A"...
  17. I told a friend of mine about that position,he...

    I told a friend of mine about that position,he lives in Hicksville and is tired of working for a contractor that works him to death,since he paid off his house and his last kid moved out he can...
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    Treat others as you would like to be treated is...

    Treat others as you would like to be treated is the best approach.
  19. "SPEED-LINER" Spray on Bed Liners for your pick up truck

    :det: Hi all !!! Anyone have a "SPEED-LINER" on their pick up truck if so are ya glad you chose it over "LINE-X" or "RHINO" ???? My Last truck had Rhino held up well it was the 1st generation stuff...
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    First: cardio vascular fittness, 2nd: Lean...

    First: cardio vascular fittness, 2nd: Lean individual with very low body fat, 3rd: a huge set of Balls a job like that "HAS" to pay very well.
  21. 638-B Scale is "$38.80" per Hour "$1,552" per...

    638-B Scale is "$38.80" per Hour "$1,552" per week on a "40" hour week "$80,704" Per Year without overtime.
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    UEI "HA1" HERMETIC COMPRESSER ANALYZER

    :anyone: any of you guys use an "HA1" compressed analyzer ??? Whenever I'm working on single phase units and I find the compressors not working after checking the windings for shorts or grounds and...
  23. This year so far replaced "3" embraco compressors...

    This year so far replaced "3" embraco compressors actually changed the complete condensing units to tecumseh's new driers and precision charge. R-134a. All the cases were between 18-20 years old but...
  24. I see your point, the level of dedication and...

    I see your point, the level of dedication and years of education to become a Doctor or other medical professional you would be dealing with rational people. The next thing that I cautiously assume is...
  25. I suppose one can always say there is a learning...

    I suppose one can always say there is a learning curve to everything...the equipment is one thing... Have dealt with easy going and difficult store mgrs. for years in small commercial and heavy...
  26. Looking at your website it appears you specialize...

    Looking at your website it appears you specialize on equipment most Refrigeration mechanics have'nt seen. Equipment found in Laboratories Doctors offices and Hospitals Etc. Etc. Medium temp and low...
  27. I would like a job like that even though I work...

    I would like a job like that even though I work in refrigeration a friend of mine taught me how to operate skid steers and small bulldozers I was working on the side for him..So I would be willing to...
  28. I'm sure this is an interesting job,however...

    I'm sure this is an interesting job,however definitely for a single man,I'm sure telling the wife I am taking a 6 month job in the South Pole might not go over well. That being said... What is the...
  29. Thread: Unions

    by uncle buck
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    You are a pipe fitter in the long run you should...

    You are a pipe fitter in the long run you should stay Union if possible. If you were a HVAC/R Mechanic also stay Union although there are some non-Union shops that pay Union scale or better they are...
  30. The instructer/Tech who gave the seminar did...

    The instructer/Tech who gave the seminar did state that the circulaters on the supply was always the best way, But due to the fact that the boiler room was small he was not going to tackle a complete...
  31. Not much information on the internet refering to...

    Not much information on the internet refering to bullheading.. just a mention of FLUID IN A SUPPLY SIDE OF A HYDRONIC SYSTEM SHALL NOT ENTER A TEE FITTING THRU THE BRANCH SIDE.
    My "2nd" question...
  32. Split Loop Question

    Please see diagram attached. Did not attach on previous post. Thanks
  33. The following is an elementary diagram of the...

    The following is an elementary diagram of the instructers lecture notice the 1 inch copper supply feeding the branch side of the tee fitting. Which according to the instructor is bullheading a supply...
  34. Proper Residential Hydronic Piping ??? Opinions welcome

    :anyone: Any of you folks ever heard the Term "Bull-heading a supply Tee" causing fluctuating temperatures from base board heating systems ?? more specifically to a single Supply split return heating...
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    I have the D-Tek select great leak detecter...

    I have the D-Tek select great leak detecter don't care for the rechargeable batteries should have been set up to use "2" D-cell batteries like their cheaper heated diode type leak detecter.
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    Wild Goose ????

    Ok How does it taste compared to Duck ?? :cheers:
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    Supermarket Refrigeration Tech

    The Nite service will wreck havoc on your family life and sometimes the store mgrs. will really push your buttons. The alarm shows up in the computer at 9:30 am but they ignored it all day now it's...
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    Get the High Roof version !!!! Reduce Back...

    Get the High Roof version !!!! Reduce Back strain stand up straight while in the cargo area getting parts.
  39. Tankless

    Look into a Rinnai condensing fired type or Navens brand get rid of the peerless boiler go for a Crown Freeport boiler with the "3" pass heat exchangershut the boiler off in the warmer months....
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    tankless suggestions

    No spa sized tubs in Brothers house. Current water heater is located on an outside wall with a thru the wall vent.He lives in North Carolina. The electrical panel is less then 20 feet away in his...
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    Tankless water Heater Brands "SUGGESTIONS"

    My Brother wants to replace his "10" year old gas fired 30 gallon water heater with a "Tankless"
    He is mainly concerned with buying the "BEST" unit on the market.
    He "REFUSES" to shop price..
    ...
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    "X-NAVY"

    Electricians Mate Uss Aylwin FF-1081 Knox class frigate may 1981 till july 1984:cheers::.02:
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    liquid stacking up in reciever

    company I work for has a few customers with the hill Racks with the "ATTRON" system As per my field supervisor attron parts no longer available.
    we put in a "20" pound checkvalve "Sporlan"...
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    Rhode Island

    :anyone::det::limb::anyone::anyone::det::limb::couchhide: Lash I'm not trying to start controversy, but you know how everyone talks to everyone at the supply houses. sooner or later the the ...
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    Rhode Island Bill ??

    Most likely the techs working for residential companies are paid poorly compared to the techs doing commercial work anyway. over in my area even the techs working for the "High-End" residential shops...
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    spray on liner

    :payattention::tank: yo wirenut get the Line-x it's more industrial and looks better if you call line-x's national # they mail you 2 samples one is the line-x the other looks like cottage...
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    Gas Price

    all those who read this post "GREETINGS" also please take the time to read

    "WWW.CLOSE THE ENRON LOOPHOLE.COM"
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    "FALLING" "GAS-PRICES"

    Wow is'nt it amazing how after the "INTESTINAL-PARASITES" of the

    "OIL-FUTURES" trading "SODOMIZED" the american consumer for 2007/2008
    all of a suden the price of a barrel of crude oil has...
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    The Loaded ???

    It was'nt intended to state divorced people are not "GOD-FEARING" but if a candidate is going to attack his opponent on certain accusations or allegations he must be prepared for some zingers to...
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    ?? Model "M" Man Question about "GOD-FEARING"

    :confused: Model "M" hear is a question about God-Fearing don't take this as a political endorsement.

    "McCAIN" as God fearing He spent years in a prison camp yes that was horrific, The First...
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