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    If the transite is 4.2" inside diameter, a 4"...

    If the transite is 4.2" inside diameter, a 4" diameter B-Vent won't fit in. a 4" Diameter b-vent is closer to 5" outside diameter (1/2" baffle around the 4" inside diameter). So you will definitely...
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    Dang. I laughed out loud hard. Nicely played.

    Dang. I laughed out loud hard. Nicely played.
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    Slip ups are not the same as deliberate...

    Slip ups are not the same as deliberate laziness!:whistle:
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    I can't imagine ever e-mailing a customer with...

    I can't imagine ever e-mailing a customer with elementary writing skills. It speaks volumes about a person's character. Find a better tech. If possible, one that has the ability to write coherent...
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    Nah, it's still one of the safest cities and most...

    Nah, it's still one of the safest cities and most polite cities. Dubin is way too expensive for the Oakland loons thankfully. Most of the bart users are white collar cube workers heading to SF for...
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    Yup the city has grown a ton. I've lived in this...

    Yup the city has grown a ton. I've lived in this city for 15 years. There's a bart, and traffic is crazy now. Used to be able to drive from dublin to danville through the farms without seeing anyone....
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    I honestly don't know any instances short of...

    I honestly don't know any instances short of living on a remote island with no internet (and since you live in Boston, that's clearly not the case here) where someone can't network.

    I network...
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    Heh, you have me pegged there. I'm OCD about...

    Heh, you have me pegged there. I'm OCD about stuff like this so I probably do overuse zip ties and electrical tape. Guilty as charged.
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    X2 Well put, Mason. We are all responsible...

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    Well put, Mason. We are all responsible for our own financial gain. If you want more money, you have three choices:

    1) Prove to your boss you're worth more.
    2) Find a boss who will pay you...
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    No, it's not. They are both important. It's...

    No, it's not. They are both important. It's important to strive to become better and make more money through hard work, experience and skill. It's also important to spend your money wisely, and save...
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    If you have so much objections feel free to start...

    If you have so much objections feel free to start your own company. My current helper makes $12 a hour and is living off it just fine. I had to live off less than that 15 years ago. If you can't do...
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    When I was his age, I was diving forklifts, doing...

    When I was his age, I was diving forklifts, doing sheetmetal work, helping my dad install furnaces and service them. I don't really see the problem with a kid doing this with family.
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    Leaks in the gauges, in addition to other harmful...

    Leaks in the gauges, in addition to other harmful stuff being pulled through your gauges.

    TTT has a good guide on how to do it. Here's a link.

    http://youtu.be/eGLYAmjWkvA

    You want to put a...
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    My SMAN4 has a a micron gauge, with 3/8 hose...

    My SMAN4 has a a micron gauge, with 3/8 hose attachment for pulling a vacuum. I do not own a hose for this vacuum port. I use a Blu Vac Micron gauge. Not supposed to be pulling vacuums through your...
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    A business license is probably enough. That's...

    A business license is probably enough. That's what I used to become a pro member. Epa cert works too but you won't get access to business/marketing forums as far as I am aware.
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    No monthly payments. You need to prove you are...

    No monthly payments. You need to prove you are working in this industry to the forum commitee and they will give full access.
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    Well, I don't know how much a facilities mechanic...

    Well, I don't know how much a facilities mechanic pays. In my experience the pay goes, in order from least to most: Resi Installer > Maintenance Tech > Resi Tech > Commercial Installer > Commercial...
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    Still hard to say a normal pay range. I know a...

    Still hard to say a normal pay range. I know a Commercial Installer that makes $40 a hour (approx. 90k per year after overtime). But that is because he is the only experienced installer they have and...
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    Whether $13 a hour is enough for you or not...

    Whether $13 a hour is enough for you or not depends on a lot of things. If you're not much more than a glorified janitor and gopher, then yeah that sounds about right. Maybe low but only by a dollar...
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    I had that same "meter not detected" issue with...

    I had that same "meter not detected" issue with my HG3 and SMAN4. It was a bit counterintutive but I got it sorted as well by RTFM.
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    It depends on you, really. I was a lead...

    It depends on you, really. I was a lead Residential installer within a year, and a lead Commercial installer in about a year and half. There are people who are still apprentices that have been...
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    by Kobe RBVBD
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    Well that's a lot of glowing recommendations. I'm...

    Well that's a lot of glowing recommendations. I'm sold.

    And I like the beltless tools. Never seen those before, I might have been converted!
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    Double post.

    Double post.
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    You really don't want a manifold to be involved...

    You really don't want a manifold to be involved in evacuating a system.

    I put my BluVac Micron Gauge on the core removal tool, and attach the hoses directly to the vacuum. No manifolds at all,...
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    Online HVAC classes

    My current apprentice is wondering about taking an online course for HVAC. He has no HVAC school experience. I've been teaching him, but he feels he'd be more comfortable with a structured learning...
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