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  1. Isn't it great to have such a knowledgeable...

    Isn't it great to have such a knowledgeable customer that knows all about oil and cap tubes?

    I have worked for folks like this a few times. You just have to balance the need of the job vs the...
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    New house install electric furnace and ac. ...

    New house install electric furnace and ac. Normally only 2 or 3 single pole breakers in main panel. Usually check first but got in a hurry. Cut into both hot #6 wires to trim excess to wire...
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    Fluke 52 - any repair issues?

    Wonderful diagnostic tool.
    Protected in a padded carry case.
    My Fluke 52 was great. I've had it for about 3.5 years. Took very good care not to drop or damage it. Tools should be taken care...
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    Do a search on Hvac-talk to see what pops up. I...

    Do a search on Hvac-talk to see what pops up. I have seen several threads on this subject. Most were pro membership with positive results.

    I'm checking into local chapters in Indianapolis.
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    Out of all the great answers here, I like and...

    Out of all the great answers here, I like and agree with timebuilder the most.

    Honesty (without design flaw opinion).
    Maintain your company's integrity.
    Provide service that is a true service...
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    Don't fall for that one! (how long for Pro...

    Don't fall for that one! (how long for Pro Membership)

    The replys to that can make a grown man cry!!!!

    :nopity:
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    The ultra-low cascade systems are fun to charge....

    The ultra-low cascade systems are fun to charge.

    A little R-508, a little R-404, and mix in some Propane to help move the oil around. Just like your home chemistry set when you were a kid.

    Had...
  8. That is quick thinking! Keeps his fire hose...

    That is quick thinking!

    Keeps his fire hose zipped up and close. :rolleyes:
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    Lucky the whole metal roof wasn't hot with 480...

    Lucky the whole metal roof wasn't hot with 480 volts!

    Went on one call that flat line winds (no tornado) blew a 20 ton RTU off a 3 story building into the parking lot. Customer called and said...
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    At least they didn't kick the fins shut. ...

    At least they didn't kick the fins shut.

    Many times on condensers behind the mini marts or gas stations the kids hang out and sit on the units and kick their feet and totally kill air flow.
    ...
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    That's the sign of a caring tech. I hope your...

    That's the sign of a caring tech. I hope your customer appreciates the savings.

    Good job!
  12. If I was you, I'd keep my lucky meter for ever...

    If I was you, I'd keep my lucky meter for ever and ever!

    And maybe start wearing bullet proof shorts while working on this equipment! ;)
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    I avoid going into jobs that require cool tools...

    I avoid going into jobs that require cool tools like this one. I would like to play with one like this tho.

    Nice looking machine!
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    Sticky: Marker about 2 miles south of the house, but...

    Marker about 2 miles south of the house, but square in the middle of the Post Office.:)
  15. Thread: Supply Houses

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    Frozensolid has it right. Between "real" jobs,...

    Frozensolid has it right.

    Between "real" jobs, I worked at one of the national supply chains. If the computer program saw that a product didn't turn (x) times per quarter then the reorder point...
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    519,000 is cool. I'm a GM guy, but have had good...

    519,000 is cool. I'm a GM guy, but have had good luck with Fords also.

    I like to see the oil change guys face when he see's the mileage on the rare occasion I don't do it myself.
  17. Thread: Census

    by shephvac
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    I'll bring you a cake with a...

    I'll bring you a cake with a file:bump::bump::bump:
  18. Thread: This is good

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    That's funny! I was going to show this to my...

    That's funny!

    I was going to show this to my wife but I want to wake up in the morning!
  19. Thread: Am I OCD?

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    Is that galvanized in the first picture? Not...

    Is that galvanized in the first picture?

    Not code around here.
  20. Thread: Twist of Fate

    by shephvac
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    Nice job, looks good! Is this for a job or...

    Nice job, looks good!

    Is this for a job or school?
  21. Thread: why??

    by shephvac
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    What? No overflow switch???

    What? No overflow switch???
  22. Thread: my apt

    by shephvac
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    They work even better if you take them out of the...

    They work even better if you take them out of the box and install per instructions!:):):):):)
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    Half a million miles

    My 1993 GMC 3500 work van is coming up on 489000 miles. It starts up faithfully every morning rain or shine. No problem during the cold either.

    Sheet metal is a little rough across the bottom of...
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    What is the conclusion of this thread????????? ...

    What is the conclusion of this thread?????????

    (I'm also getting my post count up for pro membership):):):)
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    It is not easy to go solo. Many different...

    It is not easy to go solo. Many different different skills needed to succeed. I like the trade side but need lots of help with sales and bookkeeping.

    Build your support team. It is difficult...
  26. Thread: Census

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    I like the video :) I don't have the guts to try...

    I like the video :) I don't have the guts to try it myself. Just too chicken I guess.
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    Door gaskets not sealing? Is it the coil or...

    Door gaskets not sealing?

    Is it the coil or sheet metal next to the end bends icing? Check charge if coil, check air flow if sheet metal.

    Does it have an electric heater in the drain pan and...
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    I've seen them used all the time to add pressure...

    I've seen them used all the time to add pressure controls. I have always added a tee so the next tech could attach their gauges to monitor any operation problems should they occur in the future.
    ...
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    Redneck Baby Teething Seat

    83852
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    Montana State Trooper

    83842
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    Sorry, Bellaire. I didn't see your post before I...

    Sorry, Bellaire. I didn't see your post before I sent this one.
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    Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives

    Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives:


    1.. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.


    2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.


    ...
  33. Yorktek37 is right about the mom and pop stores...

    Yorktek37 is right about the mom and pop stores going away. It is such a shame!

    Years ago I went into a hardware store at 54th and Keystone and asked for a radiator bleeder key. The old guy...
  34. Flip it around, guys! If the poor service...

    Flip it around, guys! If the poor service frustrates us so bad, then imagine how frustrating it is for the poor home owners who also shop there.

    A lot of times while shopping for plumbing or...
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    Beats them up pretty bad when they let go like...

    Beats them up pretty bad when they let go like that. Did you have much trouble with clean up? Don't see any holes in the piston which is a good sign. How is the cylinder wall?
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    this guy that installed this is a...

    this guy that installed this is a plumber/volunteer firefighter, and this is the kind of work that he always does, but his prices are cheaper

    just creating some extra business for the guys back at...
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    Plenty of make up air, and maybe some humidifying...

    Plenty of make up air, and maybe some humidifying on wet days.
  38. Thread: they do care.

    by shephvac
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    That is just the right height for condenser...

    That is just the right height for condenser thieves to back up their pick up trucks, slide it in, tie it off and drive off without even having to cut the lines. Now that is just so darn nice of the...
  39. Thread: WH vent

    by shephvac
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    Top pic has that new one size fits all silver...

    Top pic has that new one size fits all silver flue adapter material. :gah:

    Bottom pic looks like they broke out the asbestos board to expose the frame work to a little heat!:eek2:
  40. Thread: hmm...

    by shephvac
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    Exhaust high so kids won't throw rocks and dirt...

    Exhaust high so kids won't throw rocks and dirt in the open end!
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    (To Zachhvac) What is a B. N. I. Chapter? Is...

    (To Zachhvac)

    What is a B. N. I. Chapter? Is this a business group or something. (probably be obvious once you tell me)
  42. I always kick myself for trouble shooting on the...

    I always kick myself for trouble shooting on the way to the job. Now I am helping someone else learn bad habits. :oops:

    Start at the beginning with your trouble shooting. A lot of times when...
  43. Senior tech sounds like a wise choice. Then to...

    Senior tech sounds like a wise choice. Then to get the most out of the senior tech you must watch and listen and learn from him.

    Probably is relay stuck on circuit board. Check schematic to...
  44. Thread: Avatars

    by shephvac
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    I got a hard head and it takes some beatin to get...

    I got a hard head and it takes some beatin to get anything into it!
    :bump:
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    The guides I use are: National Fuel Gas Code...

    The guides I use are:

    National Fuel Gas Code
    NFPA 54
    and for LP gas use NFPA 58

    Try these web sites: www.aga.org or www.nfpacatalog.org

    also check local codes if applicable.
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    The common factor here is the product itself. I...

    The common factor here is the product itself. I believe someone has already stated that it is their issue and they are trying to blame your maintenance or the equipment operation for the product and...
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    Two other things to watch on this type of case is...

    Two other things to watch on this type of case is store lighting and air flow patterns disturbing air curtains.

    I have seen flood lights warming the product even though the case temperature is...
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    Always best to start with a clean machine. This...

    Always best to start with a clean machine. This is true with any problem. Once you know that dirt, water flow, airflow, etc... is not an issue then evaluate and make adjustments and repairs as...
  49. Thread: Chimney caps

    by shephvac
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    Cap for the moisture and screen for the critters....

    Cap for the moisture and screen for the critters.

    I have had 3 birds at one house, and 1 squirrel in another, before I got tired of no heats due to flue limits tripping. No fun to install screen...
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    Human Resource questions

    The Human Resources manager was narrowing the list of applicants.

    He asked the next candidate: "Where did you receive your training?"

    "Yale."

    "That's excellent; and what's your name?"
    ...
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