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    holy batpoop.. if i'm gonna pay $2250 for a Meter...

    holy batpoop.. if i'm gonna pay $2250 for a Meter it damn sure aint gonna be a fieldpiece..
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    this unit had two identical compressors and the...

    this unit had two identical compressors and the other discharge line didn't have this setup.. interesting
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    over the last 6 years I bought 5 brand new...

    over the last 6 years I bought 5 brand new vehicles, essentially trading them in after owning for a year. some were traded in with as little as 4000 miles and one with 14000 miles..i lost my tail...
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    wonder what this was supposed to do?

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b131/gransportsedan/angle%20on%20line_zpszfnwc8qu.jpg

    found that on the discharge line of a 06d compressor on a carrier RTU
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    wow, you seem to find all the "good stuff"

    wow, you seem to find all the "good stuff"
  6. Thread: Unions

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    I am in a plumbers/pipefitters union and I pay...

    I am in a plumbers/pipefitters union and I pay right at 1.20 per hour for dues and then another 1.75 per hour is removed for vacation fund. the benefits are certainly better than my last non union...
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    I'm Married. what is this cash stuff you speak...

    I'm Married. what is this cash stuff you speak of?
  8. Don't be so sure about your sexuality Mikey..

    Don't be so sure about your sexuality Mikey..
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    this one has happened to me many times but it's...

    this one has happened to me many times but it's still the stupidest call ever.. go to a customers house for a no cooling call. go the thermostat and check to make sure it's set to cool made and set...
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    wow, that's not the norm in my area .. if a...

    wow, that's not the norm in my area .. if a company takes that long to decide on a good guy somebody else snaps him up, especially in a good economy.
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    aaah, makes sense now..

    aaah, makes sense now..
  12. i'm looking forward to the training resources...

    i'm looking forward to the training resources they have available as well as a wide variety of work.
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    once you get some experience and time under your...

    once you get some experience and time under your belt you will find that the job offer comes with the face to face interview. i've had probably 10 interviews in the last 2 months while trying to find...
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    makes sense because you'd want to vent gas and...

    makes sense because you'd want to vent gas and not liquid.
  15. Thread: Nice job

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    wow, quality workmanship at it's finest eh?

    wow, quality workmanship at it's finest eh?
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    I used to work for a large well known company...

    I used to work for a large well known company that had our name on the truck but not the phone number. it was company policy that if a customer went to the trouble to get our phone number and call in...
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    is the pressure relief on the bottom of the...

    is the pressure relief on the bottom of the receiver?
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    no not recharging, and i'm basing that comment on...

    no not recharging, and i'm basing that comment on the techs I worked with that gave me their reasoning for clipping the stub.. same kinda guys who remove EPR's on 2 door freezers because that had to...
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    kinda reminds me of all the clipped headmasters I...

    kinda reminds me of all the clipped headmasters I run across, 9 times out of 10 there is nothing wrong with them but for some reason lots of guys think they are bad
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    I have mixed feeling about this.. police officer...

    I have mixed feeling about this.. police officer was a little overzealous but then again the guy was carrying a gun and unpredictable
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    i'm guessing that wasn't supposed to happen..

    i'm guessing that wasn't supposed to happen..
  22. I am no longer looking for a position. I have...

    I am no longer looking for a position. I have accepted a position in the UA local 290.
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    I agree. I could see buying the customer some...

    I agree. I could see buying the customer some time if it were a suction accumulator but not a drier.
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    I find this thread very interesting and learned a...

    I find this thread very interesting and learned a few things..
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    is that a suction drier? and if so why not...

    is that a suction drier? and if so why not replace it vs repairing when it will surely leak again ?
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    I would be oh so grateful if you were to send the...

    I would be oh so grateful if you were to send the info my way as well.
  27. I agree with you to a point. where it becomes...

    I agree with you to a point. where it becomes unethical is when you grossly overcharge customer B to compensate for customer A. frankly I rarely run across a situation where I lose money on a...
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    is the insulation falling down as well?

    is the insulation falling down as well?
  29. not ethical to make customer B compensate you for...

    not ethical to make customer B compensate you for problems with Customer A..
  30. i was primarily hvac when I started doing...

    i was primarily hvac when I started doing refrigeration and it didn't seem like a big struggle to grasp the concepts.. now I could see how a refrigeration only guy could really struggle with some of...
  31. I have NEVER seen a situation where flat rate...

    I have NEVER seen a situation where flat rate favored the customer.. not saying it doesn't happen but it's very very rare..
  32. in my opinion Flat rate and commission based...

    in my opinion Flat rate and commission based Technician pay are the two worst things to happen to customers.. why not charge a standard parts markup and an hourly rate that allows you to make a good...
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    wow, that's a pretty elaborate system for a...

    wow, that's a pretty elaborate system for a convenience store.. around here we have a rooftop package unit for hvac and separate walkins for cooler and freezers.
  34. Thread: Characters

    by Bald Menace
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    I went to a customers home for a no heat and a...

    I went to a customers home for a no heat and a man greeted me at the door and showed me the furnace in the garage and lefty me to work on it.. as i'm working on the furnace I can hear a man and woman...
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    almost true.. only the factory 4 barrel version...

    almost true.. only the factory 4 barrel version was 10.25 compression.. aka the MB and NB coded blocks for 66 and 67.
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    hey I've seen that car (or it's identical twin)...

    hey I've seen that car (or it's identical twin) on Seattle craigslist.
  37. Thread: Characters

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    those overly talkative customers are the worst.....

    those overly talkative customers are the worst.. especially when you're a flat rate shop and don't have a tab in your book for conversation..lol
  38. Thread: Characters

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    the most creepy customer I ever had was this...

    the most creepy customer I ever had was this Pervy old guy who took a liking to me and kept breaking his furnace on purpose and he'd request me when he called the office. I hated dealing with him...
  39. Thread: Characters

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    back when I was fairly new to the trade I had a...

    back when I was fairly new to the trade I had a old fellow answer the door butt nekkid and he didn't seem the least bit self conscious about it.. he stood there while I fixed his furnace and told me...
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    wow, nothing like a little pressure on the new...

    wow, nothing like a little pressure on the new guy..lol
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    if you don't know or can't figure a problem out...

    if you don't know or can't figure a problem out don't be afraid to ask for help.. I have been doing this for a long time and I have no problem admitting i'm in over my head or don't have the solution...
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    Thanks, the blue Buick has less than 50,000...

    Thanks, the blue Buick has less than 50,000 original miles
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    I had it sand blasted and when it came back it...

    I had it sand blasted and when it came back it was very rough because they used a course media on it.. I had to go back over it with 80 grit on a DA sander. the body was sandblasted with 80 grit...
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    4 barrel, 4 speed, dual exhaust.. 442

    4 barrel, 4 speed, dual exhaust.. 442
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    I no longer live in Montana but I still play with...

    I no longer live in Montana but I still play with old cars.. just bringing this to the top to see what other cool stuff you hvac dudes have lurking in your garage
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    yeah the red snot is one of my favs.. when I show...

    yeah the red snot is one of my favs.. when I show my customer why they need quarterly maintenance and they gag when they see the red slime I know I have made my point..lol
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    I saw that exact thing happen at an Olive Garden.

    I saw that exact thing happen at an Olive Garden.
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    for this question we assume it's a properly...

    for this question we assume it's a properly functioning system. no gas should be flowing to the evaporator, it should be metered liquid that turns to a gas as it boils in the evaporator.
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    yup, D

    yup, D
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    yes I see one answer that makes the most sense...

    yes I see one answer that makes the most sense although in a recovery situation it isn't that likely to be an issue
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