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    We've been getting it as long as I can remember....

    We've been getting it as long as I can remember. They used to call for free subscription renewals, now they just email the renewal. It's legit.
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    Gee John, you require your employees to bathe and...

    Gee John, you require your employees to bathe and shower each morning? Would a potential employee have a chance if he only showered? lol jk!
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    I've been in this trade and with the same company...

    I've been in this trade and with the same company for 14 years.
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    If you go to work to earn an income then you are...

    If you go to work to earn an income then you are serving a customer of some sort.

    Even if you think you're just an anonymous number working at MegaCorp you likely have a direct supervisor that...
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    Funny if he's running service in that. Sad if...

    Funny if he's running service in that. Sad if it's a case of a fella having just cleaned out his work truck because he got laid off.
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    Would you have rathered the SOB wait until the...

    Would you have rathered the SOB wait until the day before Christmas to tell you "sorry you worked all week but I got no money to pay your wage".
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    I love the attitude of an employee who earns...

    I love the attitude of an employee who earns exactly what he was promised when hired who suddenly thinks that since the boss made money that year he now has a right to a piece of that pie too. Why?...
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    All I'll say at this point is, Merry Christmas to...

    All I'll say at this point is, Merry Christmas to all and let's hope the next year brings us all more pay and less risk.

    Freemind: Keep this in mind, when payroll is tight who do you think is...
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    My favorite is the employee that finds out we...

    My favorite is the employee that finds out we sold a job for say 8 grand and thinks every penny of that is going into my pocket. As if the equipment, shop building, trucks, payroll, coffee and soda's...
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    I have AT&T, my wife and I have BlackBerry Bold...

    I have AT&T, my wife and I have BlackBerry Bold 9700's with unlimited data and the wife has the GPS activated on her phone (I use a Garmin) and that runs $98 per month plus taxes and surcharges and...
  11. Thread: Wendy's

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    I remember Sandies. Hardees moved into their...

    I remember Sandies. Hardees moved into their store back in 73' I think. We also had a "Burger Chef" back in the day too. Not sure how big the chain was but it seems like their food was a lot like...
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    Whenever I come across a unit with no name on it...

    Whenever I come across a unit with no name on it and it's not obvious who made it I just do a google search. Enter the model number and hit search. Always worked for me so far.
  13. Thread: Wendy's

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    Hardees Monster Biscuit rules! Burgers? I...

    Hardees Monster Biscuit rules!

    Burgers? I like Steak N Shake once in a while. Most fast food burgers are just bland.
    I prefer to go to those little no name, hole in the wall places for really...
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    We have a christmas club savings plan. Employees...

    We have a christmas club savings plan. Employees can put whatever amount they want into it (some do $5 a week and others do as much as $75 to $80 a week) at the end of the year the company will add...
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    When you could no longer afford to do the job you...

    When you could no longer afford to do the job you originally had him there to quote you took away the biggest part of his margin on the sale. Once that went away, so did his desire to go above and...
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    I always considered myself to be a quick study, I...

    I always considered myself to be a quick study, I tend to catch on to things pretty fast. I entered this field and figured that in about 6 months I should have a pretty good handle on it.

    At the...
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    Seems odd that someone with such a strong...

    Seems odd that someone with such a strong personality could be swayed by faceless strangers on the internet.
    And just for the record, I had no part in the hiring conversation.

    Could be those...
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    I think you'll find that once you get into the...

    I think you'll find that once you get into the field you'll soon see that 3 years isn't nearly long enough to learn all that you'll need to know.
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    Thanks for the gumball Popeye!

    Thanks for the gumball Popeye!
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    Is this the same company that impressed you with...

    Is this the same company that impressed you with their ability to educate you?
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    I got into this trade because the opprotunity...

    I got into this trade because the opprotunity came up and it seemed a great deal better than my current situation. But, I fell in love with it just the same.

    I began to notice that instead of...
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    For the past 5 years or so I've had to upgrade...

    For the past 5 years or so I've had to upgrade those Comfort Zone I zoning systems to the Comfort Zone II since the rotary T-stats are no longer available. The upshot is that the Comfort Zone II is...
  23. You could do the math and then set the lock out...

    You could do the math and then set the lock out temperature. It depends on how tight the house is but I usually start with a 25 degree heat pump lock out temp and a 40 degree furnace lock out temp.
  24. Hey Jerry, what part of NWA are you in? I'm in...

    Hey Jerry, what part of NWA are you in? I'm in Fayetteville.
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    Well, that doesn't sound anything like Risk. I...

    Well, that doesn't sound anything like Risk. I was thinking you were talking about a version of Risk.

    Risk is the best board game of all time.
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    Did you tell them " Never sit on another mans...

    Did you tell them " Never sit on another mans bike" just before you broke their nose?
  27. Man, if you tell me your working in Northwest...

    Man, if you tell me your working in Northwest Arkansas then I know who you're working for. And if so then yes, you are working for a hack. They don't have a customer list because no will use them a...
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    For the first time in 24 years I had to lay off 2...

    For the first time in 24 years I had to lay off 2 of our guys. I don't think anymore will be layed off but it's going to be tight this year.
    Even with a really hot spring and summer I think it's...
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    When I've misplaced my keys... I look for them....

    When I've misplaced my keys... I look for them.
    When I'm expecting an important piece of mail.... I look for the mailman.
    When I go to do an estimate.... I look for the house number
    When I go to...
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    I too love what I do. For the most part I'm in...

    I too love what I do. For the most part I'm in the office now that I'm the General Manager but still love to troubleshoot those problem systems that our techs struggle with.

    It's gotten so that...
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    Here's my two cents on this. February of...

    Here's my two cents on this.

    February of 07' I interviewed a man looking to fill a service tech position
    that we had open. Really nice guy with a background in commercial hvac
    that had...
  32. Try reading the install manual. It covers...

    Try reading the install manual. It covers everything a competent installer needs to know about wiring and set up.
  33. Breakers are sized to be 125% of load. A 100 amp...

    Breakers are sized to be 125% of load. A 100 amp breaker should be used to control an 80 amp load. 20 Kw of electric heat will pull 78 to 83 amps add the fan motor and you're looking at an amp draw...
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    The people around don't know how to drive when...

    The people around don't know how to drive when it's sunny outside much less when there is ice on the roads.
    We did have a bunch of tripped limit type service calls when power started coming back...
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    Maybe you would, maybe you wouldn't. If the...

    Maybe you would, maybe you wouldn't. If the furnace is wired with a pigtail then you would lose the ground when you unplugged it to plug into the generator.
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    Or maybe, he needed a ground for the furnaces...

    Or maybe, he needed a ground for the furnaces flame sensor which a generator doesn't provide and the squared off sinewave of the DC to AC voltage would corrupt his circuit board and ECM fan motor....
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    When I take a picture I can always see the camera...

    When I take a picture I can always see the camera in it. I suppose the scaffolding you see at the bottom of the picture is the helicopters landing gear too.
  38. Please, do tell. I would love to know this...

    Please, do tell. I would love to know this option. Are you certain it doesn't require wiring into the G terminal and selecting one of three options to allow this and perhaps a relay?
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    Change the line set huh? What if you have a...

    Change the line set huh? What if you have a townhouse with the air handler in a first floor closet and the line set is ran between floors and there is no attic access option? Just run along the...
  40. Wow, you're wrong. The Infinity control does...

    Wow, you're wrong. The Infinity control does allow for the peak usage disable control from the electrical utility. You just have to know how to wire it and configure it on the control.
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    I already had that happen. It looked just like my...

    I already had that happen. It looked just like my security window and and adivesed me that I had several viruses. To remove them click the icon so I clicked the icon shield that looked just like...
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    I don't think I've ever looked at changing the...

    I don't think I've ever looked at changing the heat anticipator on the Infinity stat but you can choose cycles per hour. Default is 4 but 6 is an option that if chosen could account for the overshoot.
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    I checked the run time hours on my 19 seer...

    I checked the run time hours on my 19 seer Infinity heat pump w/electric aux. I started this system up on Nov. 21st and as of today 75% of run time has been in low stage with no aux heat run time...
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    I'm a Carrier dealer. If the installing...

    I'm a Carrier dealer. If the installing contractor can't/ won't honor the warranty then you can call Carrier when the time comes and they will find a dealer in your area to do the work. Carrier will...
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    If I put gps in the trucks then I'll know for...

    If I put gps in the trucks then I'll know for sure that those " I need to go look at a job" runs are indeed personal and just plain goofing off when nothing else is going on. Since I already suspect...
  46. Sounds like a regular heat pump t-stat and they...

    Sounds like a regular heat pump t-stat and they wired the gas furnace to "w" as if it were electric aux heat judging by the way the system is cycling. A dual fuel stat is required for this...
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    The contractors you're dealing with should be...

    The contractors you're dealing with should be asking you what you want and expect from the hvac system and you need to be more candid than " warm in winter, cold in summer and cheap to operate". He...
  48. mgroves, check my profile and send me an email. I...

    mgroves, check my profile and send me an email. I may be able to get you some performance data that will help you.
  49. mgroves, the comment about stressing over my...

    mgroves, the comment about stressing over my system I think came across badly as I meant no offense. You are certainly entitled to measure your systems performance as often as you like and given the...
  50. Once a higher stage of heat is on it will remain...

    Once a higher stage of heat is on it will remain on until call is satisfied. It will not stage down. Here in Northwest Arkansas we've had overnight lows in the twenties. I have the 25hna936 with the...
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