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    I don't know. I applied for a industrial...

    I don't know. I applied for a industrial maintenance job last year some time. They finally called me this week. I was like ahh... Who are you? I don't remember applying there? They were like you...
  2. Thread: Johnsen's

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    a quick search. seems they have a lot of their...

    a quick search. seems they have a lot of their refer sold in retail stores. like sams club, rural king etc.

    I say you shouldn't have any issues. its refer it should meet ari 700 specs right?
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    Mapp with oxygen? Never seen the set up for...

    Mapp with oxygen? Never seen the set up for brazing. I have seen it for cutting very thin metal but not brazing. You got a link
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    brazing linesets with mapp gas

    Any one ever do this. I was at j mart today. A local contractor was picking up cases of mapp. I asked of he also plumbed. He replied. Nope I use this to braze my ac linesets. He could sense the wtf...
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    awesome work. I recently switched to doing all my...

    awesome work. I recently switched to doing all my plenums with pitts in stead of s lock. I have been using just a hand bender and seamers.

    look forward to the you tube video
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    Well hey it's a fixer upper

    Well hey it's a fixer upper
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    Great link pecmsg

    Great link pecmsg
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    Hey I would take a copy of it. I love reading...

    Hey I would take a copy of it. I love reading tech stuff.
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    no. luckily

    no. luckily
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    do we all think the new china made pipe ...

    do we all think the new china made pipe will last half that long?
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    cleaning them is no fun.you have to remove this...

    cleaning them is no fun.you have to remove this disk that collects all the urine. Man it will be slime and funk. I done bout 5 of them in my life. never again. when the clog up. talk ...
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    Man bet they had fun installing that

    Man bet they had fun installing that
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    OK so what company worth it a salt will offer you...

    OK so what company worth it a salt will offer you a job has a service tech? No disrespect towards you. I just see a sisuation that is a huge failure waiting to happen.

    How many is a few install...
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    what experience do you have?

    what experience do you have?
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    give them a meter and ask them to turn it to...

    give them a meter and ask them to turn it to voltage and ohms. also take some questions from the ice test. if they cant answer a good percent of them move on to other candiates. Also just chat with...
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    How in the hell do they expect a tech to afford...

    How in the hell do they expect a tech to afford all that equipment. A middle of the road set of HVAC tools is going to be at least 1800. That's not including ladders and some hand tools. Which we...
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    X2 They are the shot I have regular long...

    X2

    They are the shot

    I have regular long and stubby lengths
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    The five gallon bucket vac form HD. Has a blower...

    The five gallon bucket vac form HD. Has a blower to.
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    I wonder if it was inspected before the start of...

    I wonder if it was inspected before the start of the heating season?
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    Knopp or the square d. I have the square d some...

    Knopp or the square d. I have the square d some where.
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    It ran dry and went boom. ?

    It ran dry and went boom. ?
  22. X2 the hilmors do look nice.

    X2 the hilmors do look nice.
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    I have been there before. While industrial...

    I have been there before. While industrial automation is cool. There is nothing like installing a new furnace and ductwork, or dealing with some customers that are just plain nuts. Those things make...
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    Can you explain this please?

    Can you explain this please?
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    So we are to expect the employer to train us on...

    So we are to expect the employer to train us on all we need to know. While on the clock? Horse dung. If you want to be good at something it takes personal time and sacrifices. Athletes do it so do...
  26. For the trouble shooting bag or pouch. A multi...

    For the trouble shooting bag or pouch. A multi bit is the way to go.
  27. One year 46 days. Then I would probably commit...

    One year 46 days. Then I would probably commit suicide, or be a raving alcoholic. I did production work in a factory for awhile. The only thing that kept me sane. Was I was able to work on every...
  28. Thread: New House

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    Wait is that a plastic box attached to the...

    Wait is that a plastic box attached to the furnace and is the 12-2 not stapled and juating running from the ceiling to the plastic j box?
  29. Thread: New House

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    Did you ask for a discount on sale price since...

    Did you ask for a discount on sale price since the HVAC system is a crappy install?

    Classic builder grade install. Low bid gets the development. The HVAC contractor has to use crap materials and...
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    Why not just use the wattage formula?

    Why not just use the wattage formula?
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    Why

    Why
  32. Thread: Hack City

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    Who is in charge of the maintenance?

    Who is in charge of the maintenance?
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    Is the "fix" even brazed?

    Is the "fix" even brazed?
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    glove for handling refrigerant?

    What do you guys use. After seeing a thread on here. I think I would like to try some gloves.
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    Well I'm not saying I approve of moonlighting....

    Well I'm not saying I approve of moonlighting. But I suggest looking into a dodge minivan. Do a search there is a member on here. That has a really sweet looking mini van
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    Opportunity is not always there for some. I went...

    Opportunity is not always there for some. I went to the carpenters union. Tested and tested. But was turned down. The desk lady was like man your scores are the highest I have seen in years. I was...
  37. I have been known to practice my drunken sailor...

    I have been known to practice my drunken sailor act on calls like this.
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    I have no problem blowing the charge. I will...

    I have no problem blowing the charge. I will try quickly if no luck let it blow. I am not ashamed to admit I have blown a few charges in my life

    Another reason hvac tech and...
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    Let's remember luck has a bit to do with running...

    Let's remember luck has a bit to do with running a successful business. We have all seen great techs that were also great business people fail. For a **** ton of reasons that had nothing to do with...
  40. The cheap manual pipe threading set is good. You...

    The cheap manual pipe threading set is good. You never know when just a few pieces will need threaded.

    Their gloves are good, mainly the nitrle disposable ones.
  41. 10 k for Goodman and flex duct? Where do I apply...

    10 k for Goodman and flex duct? Where do I apply for jobs like this
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    [QUOTE=AtticAce;20091791]If you don't think they...

    [QUOTE=AtticAce;20091791]If you don't think they are going to pay you have a few choices, we will list these from best to worst: Get a CC authorization upfront for all repairs. Don't work for dead...
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    I never purchased anything from them. I actually...

    I never purchased anything from them. I actually forgot about them until now. Their sales must be slow. Lol
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    What about a good wage for a robotics technician?...

    What about a good wage for a robotics technician? What should they be bringing in?
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    Northern Indiana. Non union residential tech. Non...

    Northern Indiana. Non union residential tech. Non commission based. Lucky to top out at $ 20. In the very rare case. Commercial non union. I know a few guys that are over $ 30.00. These guys are also...
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    Hey not to bad of an install, I to have to battle...

    Hey not to bad of an install, I to have to battle the bigger companies being hacks.
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    Wow my 7 year old thread is reborn.

    Wow my 7 year old thread is reborn.
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    I will say that 40 k a year is good in some parts...

    I will say that 40 k a year is good in some parts of the country. I do not know much about new Orleans.
    Keep your head up. Have you considered going out on your own
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    That is why HVAC is great. You have to be a...

    That is why HVAC is great. You have to be a plumber,sheet metal worker, electrician, mason, carpenter, half engineer, mover, and outside the box trouble shooter,
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    Trailers. Trailers. Trailers. I don't mind...

    Trailers. Trailers. Trailers.


    I don't mind the money for the installs. I just hate the way they are assembled in the factory.
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