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    That has been suggested but I think a firmware...

    That has been suggested but I think a firmware update to the imanifold was going to be required and that is a slow process I guess. So no, for now. Someday, maybe/probably.


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    You've worked for generous companies or you've...

    You've worked for generous companies or you've worked under local agreements that are more generous than the NSMA. When you work under contract the only thing you can count on is what's specified in...
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    All time IN EXCESS OF REASONABLE COMMUTE shall be...

    All time IN EXCESS OF REASONABLE COMMUTE shall be paid for = no pay unless more than reasonable commute which is the 50 mile radius/1 hour thing.


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    Our of the NSMA. Not to argue. 533961 Sent...

    Our of the NSMA. Not to argue. 533961


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    NSMA allows for 50 mile radius of normal office...

    NSMA allows for 50 mile radius of normal office unpaid. So there you go.

    Sounds like there's another paragraph in your local agreement further specifying what travel is to be paid.


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    When you say "MES guys" are you talking about...

    When you say "MES guys" are you talking about Mechanical Equipment Serviceman or Mechanical Equipment Service Journeyman? They are two different classifications.

    What you are describing is a...
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    WE're mixed up? Or vadelocc is? Or am I...

    WE're mixed up? Or vadelocc is?

    Or am I confused? Lol


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    Yes, under most schedules with the NSMA, a...

    Yes, under most schedules with the NSMA, a mechanical Equipment Serviceman is to be no more than 80% of Mechanical Equipment Service (MES) Journeyman.

    So where does MES Journeyman fall in your...
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    I'm still browsing the paperwork from my local to...

    I'm still browsing the paperwork from my local to see if there's a separately defined Service journeyman wage that I haven't found but all the definitions and wording include "service and repair" in...
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    533661 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    533661


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    Doesn't give any wages. Actually doesn't mention...

    Doesn't give any wages. Actually doesn't mention service journeyman at all. Just percentages for the lower classifications.

    http://www.mcaa.org/msca/labor/schedule_a/A-Illinois.pdf


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    The only wage listed in the Articles of Agreement...

    The only wage listed in the Articles of Agreement book is "Building Trades Wages" and it is 20% more than my pay.




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    No, the way the local agreement reads, there's...

    No, the way the local agreement reads, there's just one local agreement and all pipe trade work including service of said equipment is lumped under that agreement.

    But then there is a separate...
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    I don't have a solid answer to that but I would...

    I don't have a solid answer to that but I would guess no. It seems like they're holding up the construction type of actual Pipefitters as the top money earners.


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    Problem is I'm pretty sure the BA of this local...

    Problem is I'm pretty sure the BA of this local and the owner of my company are tight. The owner of my company has put all of the last 4 or 5 recent new hires into this local regardless of where they...
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    Is that a different national agreement? ...

    Is that a different national agreement?

    Problem is I've been "told" by my boss and the BA that service is 80% of scale in my local. But I can't find that in writing in the local agreement.

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    Get this, I just called the MCSA or MCAA or...

    Get this, I just called the MCSA or MCAA or whatever they are cause my company doesn't come up when I search the site. I tell the lady my companies name and she says yes, they are a NSMA signatory,...
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    Very true! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Very true!


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    Yes, in the Scedule "A" that covers Illinois-- a...

    Yes, in the Scedule "A" that covers Illinois-- a Mechanical Equipment Serviceman (MES) is specified as not less than 50% (I think) and not more than 80% pay scale of a Service Journeyman.

    BUT.
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    There's a line in the NSMA that specifically...

    There's a line in the NSMA that specifically covers this.

    Article IX paragraph 18

    No Employee shall receive any change in classification as defined in Article IX or any reduction in basic wage...
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    Mine says "DVJ Mechanical Equipment Service...

    Mine says "DVJ Mechanical Equipment Service Journeyman". It doesn't say specifically Pipefitters or sprinkler fitters or steamfitters. Just UA at the top and the UA logo at top left with all the...
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    PHM-- I fell for it too! Thanks MechTech! ...

    PHM-- I fell for it too!

    Thanks MechTech!


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    I get that. Service requires a much broader...

    I get that.

    Service requires a much broader knowledge base also.

    I just figure somewhere, somebody is looking at things based on yearly income.

    Vehicle being provided is a bit of a factor...
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    That seems excessive but our split is around...

    That seems excessive but our split is around $10/hr.

    Someone else made the point about BTJ work being somewhat seasonal and that justifying the rate difference. That's a fair point BUT I'm not...
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    Only techs I know that aren't at NSMA companies...

    Only techs I know that aren't at NSMA companies are out of locals that don't have a reduced MESJ rate. It's specified as the same as BTJ in that local.


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    That's a lot of tittles! That would be nice if...

    That's a lot of tittles!

    That would be nice if MESJ = BTJ. I have coworkers out of other locals and they are all similar. Some are just a lower specified rate instead of a percentage.


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    So MESm would be a MES apprentice basically? ...

    So MESm would be a MES apprentice basically?


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    Sorry. Whats MESm stand for? Not a national...

    Sorry. Whats MESm stand for?

    Not a national company. Regional I would say.

    We have techs out of 5 or 6 locals I think.


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    You mean a contractor signed onto the NSMA? Yes. ...

    You mean a contractor signed onto the NSMA? Yes.

    That agreement leaves it up to the local to determine MESJ scale. My local sets it at 80% of BTJ scale.


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    The local. Sent from my iPhone using...

    The local.


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    So, did anyone come up with a real answer for...

    So, did anyone come up with a real answer for what DVJ means? That's what my card says "DVJ Mechanical Equipment Service Journeyman".

    I'm a service tech in a van, no pipe fitting. Unfortunately...
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    Are these the made in Mexico ones? We have one in...

    Are these the made in Mexico ones? We have one in our show room if so. Water level instead of ice thickness? I like that.


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    X2 Yes, down to near zero or even below...

    X2

    Yes, down to near zero or even below slightly when down to temp.

    Liquid in high side, exactly per plate.

    Seems like I would check frost pattern after I picked up all my tools. Can't...
  34. Eh. I see more non conditioned mua units. I...

    Eh. I see more non conditioned mua units. I almost never see a cooled mua and less than half the time even see heated.


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    Feel the air blowing out the stack, if it's...

    Feel the air blowing out the stack, if it's similar to the next then you don't have an air flow issue.

    If there is an air issue then I would kill the gas, kick it on so the inducer is running....
  36. 527331 That's from the Cfesa directory. ...

    527331

    That's from the Cfesa directory.

    That's too far probably but they may be able to refer a reputable company.



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  37. The smaller the company, the consistency of the...

    The smaller the company, the consistency of the quality of service is much better.

    They're either consistently bad or consistently good instead of good with this tech and bad with that tech.
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  38. I would disconnect the speaker and swap it to the...

    I would disconnect the speaker and swap it to the next fryer. Then swap that fryers speaker to the first one. Probably simply a bad speaker. The speaker on a Frymaster plugs into the interface board...
  39. I thought all the Appion stuff was made here? ...

    I thought all the Appion stuff was made here?


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  40. Ok Jim, How bout this, the app isn't keeping...

    Ok Jim,

    How bout this, the app isn't keeping my iPhone on iOS 8.1 awake. It goes to sleep just like normal.

    Is that a setting? Or on your end with the app?

    Btw... Bluetooth is staying...
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    Ah. Cool.


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  42. What am I looking at here? I'm interested. ...

    What am I looking at here? I'm interested.


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    Electrical? Or tinners? Or fitters? I know s...

    Electrical? Or tinners? Or fitters?

    I know s lot of ibew guys that work 1/2-2/3 of the year. Do not gross 100k


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    Hope it's not $499. That's double the BluVac...

    Hope it's not $499. That's double the BluVac price. More than double.


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    I posted the link to it on johnstones page, if...

    I posted the link to it on johnstones page, if anyone knows their login to see pricing. Can't see prices on their site without logging in.


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    I just googled it. It's listed on johnstone.com....

    I just googled it. It's listed on johnstone.com. I don't have my login info at home though, almost never use them, I've got better supply options.
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    So how does the cleaning compare to the bluvac? I...

    So how does the cleaning compare to the bluvac? I mean, it's pretty easy.

    I WILL own this Appion gauge as an optional use gauge if it ever makes it to market. And isn't ridiculously priced.

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    Ordered WHERE? Sent from my iPhone using...

    Ordered WHERE?


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    ^^^^^^^priceless response from a...

    ^^^^^^^priceless response from a manufacturer/designer^^^^^^^

    BluVac. Period.


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  50. Richardsolo.com is another good source for...

    Richardsolo.com is another good source for auxiliary litium ion power packs of various sizes.


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