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    The only time I could ever justify working for...

    The only time I could ever justify working for IIM is on Market/Plus stores with Z.Z. racks -- because their knowledge is so short on those, you have a little bit more room to actually get...
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    Tons of opportunities out there...think about...

    Tons of opportunities out there...think about both contractors, in house, ancillary companies, distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer reps, etc.
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    Agreed -- IIM is terrible to work for. We worked...

    Agreed -- IIM is terrible to work for. We worked for them for two years and I recently shut them off.
  4. Thread: Training

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    ACCA & ASHRAE offer both online and onsite...

    ACCA & ASHRAE offer both online and onsite classes.
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    We do a TON of 3rd party work, lots and lots. We...

    We do a TON of 3rd party work, lots and lots. We have very few problems. Feel free to PM me and I can pass some of the names along.

    That being said, we've been burned a few times. One I have...
  6. Agreed, I've had stores have no cooling for 2...

    Agreed, I've had stores have no cooling for 2 months in the middle of summer because the "client" wanted to get 3 quotes on replacing stolen equipment...then they get the 3 quuotes and they revise...
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    We do lots of FCB machines, lots of post mix,...

    We do lots of FCB machines, lots of post mix, some beer work. A good bit of beverage work, it's relatively easy to cross train refer guys.
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    We have a tonnn of issues with Artic Fox, we were...

    We have a tonnn of issues with Artic Fox, we were recently told by Kolpak tech support that they have "many bugs they are working through." I think they started using it prematurely....Manitowoc for...
  9. SMS isn't too bad, they actually have people who...

    SMS isn't too bad, they actually have people who understand that contractor's must make a profit, and once you understand their rules, they can be profitable. IIM on the other side....I'm pretty sure...
  10. Thread: Daikin VRV

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    wow. the oil recovery cycle is pretty neat. i had...

    wow. the oil recovery cycle is pretty neat. i had never heard of that before.
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    For as small as Ft. Wayne is (relatively...)...

    For as small as Ft. Wayne is (relatively...) there are some larger mechanical contractors up there, very quality outfits too. GL!
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    Yup -- pain in the a**. Why can't they make it...

    Yup -- pain in the a**. Why can't they make it easy like Hoshi and Scotsman?
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    not answering your question -- but we were...

    not answering your question -- but we were experiencing 3+ hour delays in getting a call back from tech support last week. and we're a FAS. perhaps some guys on vacation?
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    Manitowoc's new Kool aire line utilizes 410a....

    Manitowoc's new Kool aire line utilizes 410a. Zero zone also has done some med temp and low temp cases as 410a. May catch on..
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    I've dealt with fm, facility source, Cbre,...

    I've dealt with fm, facility source, Cbre, service channel, etc for about four yearsnow. In the beginning I hated them but as time goes on you get to learn their procedures and develop contacts to...
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    From my experience almost all major market chains...

    From my experience almost all major market chains employ some sort of in house refer staff. Sometimes they may be pm techs only at small chains.
  17. If you strike out with Anthony try schott gemtron...

    If you strike out with Anthony try schott gemtron out of Vincennes indiana. They are great for custom stuff.
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    Alternative is to do the supco or Sporlan I can't...

    Alternative is to do the supco or Sporlan I can't remember which conversion chart to find another id different length to serve same capacity.
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    Not familiar but have you tried zero zones tech...

    Not familiar but have you tried zero zones tech support? They really great.. I can give you a name of the guru there if you've struck out already.
  20. Very few 502s around here, most everyone has...

    Very few 502s around here, most everyone has converted to 408a. I'd say mistake.
  21. Anecdotally I've had a lot tighter control...

    Anecdotally I've had a lot tighter control utilizing a Honeywell vp8000 or an equivalent as opposed to tranes oem baysens controls.
  22. Large in Ohio for construction. Appears they are...

    Large in Ohio for construction. Appears they are trying to infiltrate indiana.
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    Ironic timing.., Manitowoc announced today they...

    Ironic timing.., Manitowoc announced today they are utilizing 410a in their new line of ice machines..
  24. Thread: Info On JLL

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    Just for clarification purposes.. Cbre got jcp...

    Just for clarification purposes.. Cbre got jcp not Jll.
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    *cough* trane *cough*

    *cough* trane *cough*
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    Ditto, we have probably installed 200 Carrier...

    Ditto, we have probably installed 200 Carrier micro channel coil units in the last 3 years, probably 20 leakers. Carrier claims to not have any problems, lol.
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    Link for those who haven't got sales sheets...

    Link for those who haven't got sales sheets yet...

    http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-us/Products/Condensing_Units/Scroll/Pages/Copeland_Scroll_FFAP_Condensing_Unit.aspx
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    ServiceNet is a PITA to deal with.

    ServiceNet is a PITA to deal with.
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    Price out a helicopter, if you get the job,...

    Price out a helicopter, if you get the job, great, if you don't you're probably better off.
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    I'm HVAC Excellence certified, and have really...

    I'm HVAC Excellence certified, and have really seen no benefits. After I became certified, I never heard a word from HVAC Excellence.

    I am in the process of getting ready to take NATE...
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    Not disagreeing with your post, but you just...

    Not disagreeing with your post, but you just described most if not all mechanical contractors :) Kind of the nature of the beast, feast or famine.
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    I can only speak for the market we work in -- but...

    I can only speak for the market we work in -- but PremierLink has been abandoned. The new EMS company is Gridpoint -- great to work with when you do get their roll out.
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    Concur. Although relatively new to ductless...

    Concur. Although relatively new to ductless splits, we've installed probably 15-20 Fujitsu's over the last 3 years and have had 0 problems. Never any install problems, never any call back problems.
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    Question answered. Gotcha. In my area, American...

    Question answered. Gotcha. In my area, American Standard offers up to 10-ton 230v 3ph, but nothing bigger. I understand now :)
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    I gotta ask, why change to 407 right now? Dry 22...

    I gotta ask, why change to 407 right now? Dry 22 units are available like crazy, atleast around the midwest. R-22 prices aren't "that" bad right now, relatively. I have yet to have a customer, albiet...
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    We've ran into quite a few of these. I've got...

    We've ran into quite a few of these. I've got three invoices on my desk currently where customers refuse to pay for our fix, stating that it should be under warranty. Frustrating.
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    I'm in the midwest, prime area for economizers....

    I'm in the midwest, prime area for economizers. They are theoretically beneficial, as explained by others a few posts back not only do they provide free cooling, but provide outside air for IAQ....
  38. Most of my technicians have went to the CSR...

    Most of my technicians have went to the CSR school, as well as Servend classes in Sellersburg -- nothing but compliments. I'd really gauge it on how much you work on their machines though. If you...
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    The company I worked for is geared the same way...

    The company I worked for is geared the same way -- service everything in the restaurant. however, we do handle dish machines and coffee machines also. Just out of sheer curiosity, why do yo not? I...
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    Seen quite a few K-Mart roofs, and I've never...

    Seen quite a few K-Mart roofs, and I've never seen a chiller. All package RTUs.
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    They ditched Marvel quite a few years ago (3-4?)...

    They ditched Marvel quite a few years ago (3-4?) around here. They now use Sanyo Biomedical.
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    If you're going to recover anyway, why not...

    If you're going to recover anyway, why not nitrogen?
  43. Thread: best books

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    Get signed up for Trane's Comfortsite and read...

    Get signed up for Trane's Comfortsite and read their IOM and service manuals, some pretty good explanations in there of operations.
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    A DuPont guy came into my company and touted MO99...

    A DuPont guy came into my company and touted MO99 as a complete drop-in, no oil change, no flush necessary AT ALL. Went to a seminar put on by National Refrigerants(NRI) and they claimed that there...
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    Our local Carrier distributor does Sanyo in my...

    Our local Carrier distributor does Sanyo in my area. This may just be local, but you may try your Carrier distributor.
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    Anthony is a challenge to deal with. I can tell...

    Anthony is a challenge to deal with. I can tell you now, make sure you have their BM#, dimensions, what side its hinged, etc. Overkill all your information before you call.
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    If you ever decide to drop south to Indy, drop a...

    If you ever decide to drop south to Indy, drop a line.
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    Hobart guards their literature like gold, good...

    Hobart guards their literature like gold, good luck.
  49. Dry 22 units are all over here. Gone through 4-5...

    Dry 22 units are all over here. Gone through 4-5 of them this summer. Carrier distributor, Bryant distributor, and the cheapos all have them. Trane and Lennox do not, here anyway.
  50. I'm amazed every day Ice-O-Matic stays in...

    I'm amazed every day Ice-O-Matic stays in business. Maybe its just around here, but it seems as if no restaurant chains use them, maybe one in a hundred.
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