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    Lol, love the ridiculously low "not to exceed"....

    Lol, love the ridiculously low "not to exceed". Fellow co workers have gone to them, throw it in park in front of the store, and called the "person" to inform them it was exceeded as soon as they...
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    Sometimes all you can just do is note it on the...

    Sometimes all you can just do is note it on the invoice. Then when it fails Friday at 9pm they can pay you double for the simple task. Had a bad sheave pinch a belt and stall a motor to flames...
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    We badly abused them and they hold up. Just put...

    We badly abused them and they hold up. Just put one of the old beater tez8's on van. Still need to test it out, clean it up, and change some o rings. Price does seem steep but they seem to back their...
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    Lots of times it is all packed in on furnace and...

    Lots of times it is all packed in on furnace and electrical which is probably a no no. I also like ladder surprises. Like the three hundred clothes hangers they keep putting on the fixed ladder. We...
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    Most of the chillers I see are 134a or 22.

    Most of the chillers I see are 134a or 22.
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    I have 5 or 6 sets but for the most part it is...

    I have 5 or 6 sets but for the most part it is for different types of work. I do have them somewhatly divided for different refrigerants but that is primarily because the application they are geared...
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    Ughh Christmas tree

    Anybody else get tired of falling over Christmas trees in mechanical rooms? Yesterday a customer was trying to clear path to furnace. I could hear him pulling and cursing, so I asked..."let me guess...
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    Go to walmart and buy 300 window units

    Go to walmart and buy 300 window units
  9. Look I may seem a little harsh on you but I think...

    Look I may seem a little harsh on you but I think you are being your biggest hurdle. I went to school too while working. Full time school and working 80 hours when ice was selling. This is what many...
  10. Everyday I go to work in this trade and I do not...

    Everyday I go to work in this trade and I do not know when I will be home. Most days it will be in the 8-12 range. Sometimes I will go in early, go in late, work overnight, whatever customer or...
  11. At your age/experience you are not really going...

    At your age/experience you are not really going to have that option. That is because you should be taking advantage of every waking minute to get further in life. I am not trying to be a dik but...
  12. No overtime? If you like working so much and...

    No overtime? If you like working so much and desire so much overtime why not get a second job? I went and turned wrenches on semis for a cash second job when we were slow. They wanted me for HVAC...
  13. Sled doesn't always win. A full pull means sled...

    Sled doesn't always win. A full pull means sled lost wouldn't it? One day I will return to the pulls. When I pulled with my 55 Mack liberalism won. I'm thinking about pulling with the Freightliner...
  14. More advancements in jetpacks and adult diapers...

    More advancements in jetpacks and adult diapers so we can do contracts faster for less money.
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    [QUOTE=VTP99;16413151] Picture doesn't do it...

    Picture doesn't do it justice but I'm not sure you could set a refrigerant jug on top of them without it tipping.
  16. Probably smoking a cig fillin it with r22a

    Probably smoking a cig fillin it with r22a
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    413081 Looks like DIY home suicide kit. Next...

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    Looks like DIY home suicide kit. Next week I'll have to stop and get better pic.
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    If your not seeing a spread in pressures, or like...

    If your not seeing a spread in pressures, or like said above it's not pumping down.
  19. When the going gets tough-nubrite Lighter duty...

    When the going gets tough-nubrite
    Lighter duty calclean hd. Let them both fly out of the coil gun but sometimes the nubrite gets poured straight out of jug onto really bad coils.
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    We also use the little colored circle stickers....

    We also use the little colored circle stickers. Sometimes a grid gets written on mostly just an arrow for the proper tile to pop. After some time passes on a building usually you just locate it via...
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    Don't see what the big deal is. Just tape it up...

    Don't see what the big deal is. Just tape it up in the box and let it hang out the side. :D
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    Worked on the building next to this one. Carriers...

    Worked on the building next to this one. Carriers looked like they were popping wheelies. I wonder how much extra trouble it was to run drain lines out the curb under the condenser.
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    Drove by got out and Laughed while marveling,...

    Drove by got out and Laughed while marveling, then left.
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    Glad to just be driving by

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    Really like the c-clamps locking unit to frame.
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    Around here there is a difference. If you are...

    Around here there is a difference. If you are leaving the trade you can give two weeks. If you are switching companies in the trade or something that may resemble the trade it's a different...
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    I have seen it done on Trane units. Guy drilled...

    I have seen it done on Trane units. Guy drilled the back of header(not all the way through) knocked small hole with punch, and then cleaned with wire. They had to have unit online ASAP no other...
  27. Since I'm too cheap to have cable I was watching...

    Since I'm too cheap to have cable I was watching robocop the other night. I think it's coming true.
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    My 3 year old son was stung in the head this past...

    My 3 year old son was stung in the head this past weekend by a wasp. Kind of nerve racking being a parent and wondering if they are really allergic to something like that. A popscicle made it better....
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    LOL!! Spray glue is the most fun it's like...

    LOL!! Spray glue is the most fun it's like playing spiderman.
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    We set all the good units we pull aside. They are...

    We set all the good units we pull aside. They are mostly for friends, family, or coworkers of salesman that sold them a new system. Use to sit out but everytime the locals want to steal they cut up...
  31. I'm thinking about buying up some real estate! ...

    I'm thinking about buying up some real estate!

    6) There are lots of houses available for sale in Detroit right now for $500 or less.

    7) At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned...
  32. Great song. Bloodhound gang radio on pandora is...

    Great song. Bloodhound gang radio on pandora is about all I listen to anymore.
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    When it ices up duh :D

    When it ices up duh :D
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    I have had about 25-30 warnings never had ticket....

    I have had about 25-30 warnings never had ticket. My stories and performance are way too good to ticket. Even had a gun pulled on me at a traffic stop, been searched and all kinds of fun stuff. My...
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    Thanks for link. I really enjoy looking at or...

    Thanks for link. I really enjoy looking at or looking through industrial structures in that state of abandonment. Amazing pictures
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    Contactor surprise

    Fixed a leak on a less than year old Trane unit, fired it up and watched it. Unit is on stilts so electrical is at head level. Right about the time I was going to take panel off and pull gages. BOOM!...
  37. I'm calling BS on that one. Scrap percentage...

    I'm calling BS on that one. Scrap percentage effects steel not aluminum. They have been remelting recycle aluminum a long time.
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    Mine are all secure in a drawer in their cases....

    Mine are all secure in a drawer in their cases. Just kind of torqued about the other day wasting a bunch of time with a brand new broken lie o meter. Just really wondered if it's across the board....
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    Getting hvac tool frustrated

    It seems to me that many of the tools geared directly towards HVAC are not meant for the long run. I have a like new leak detector opened it's case a month ago and it was broke in half in it's case!...
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    The piercing tools are ok. Seems the piercing...

    The piercing tools are ok. Seems the piercing piece likes to break off though. Always just braze them up to do the deed. Sometimes installers cut off too short and I bake the valve and make a...
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    If your going to go off the deep end with a...

    If your going to go off the deep end with a carrier slash at least include real blunders to back up your claim. Like a phoenix, 3 panel, gemini lol

    I'm guessing someone had a bad day. I curse...
  42. That was the low ambient kit. Put it back geesh :D

    That was the low ambient kit. Put it back geesh :D
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    It's the high temps on the tranes choking them...

    It's the high temps on the tranes choking them up. If it isn't the driers it's the orafices, or txvs choking up.
    At those temps your getting in mill range. Time to switch them out to r124 :D
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    If you found a way to make bad bearings good you...

    If you found a way to make bad bearings good you have struck oil :D.

    Joking aside my sister had a squalling indoor blower motor once. I pulled it and it was a non serviceable motor. (no oil ports...
  45. Agree.

    Agree.
  46. We take care of a casino and it's surrounding...

    We take care of a casino and it's surrounding hotels, restaurants, and other stuff. They have been getting tight on maintenance cost and have even gone as far as to request getting a quote on getting...
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    I love scraping. I worked a lot of winters in our...

    I love scraping. I worked a lot of winters in our scrapyard. I have a personal scrap pile at home also. Since we are banned from side work I have also thought about large scale scrapping of HVAC...
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    Techs at our shop call it the ten year burn out....

    Techs at our shop call it the ten year burn out. Usually at approximately 10 years a tech has his fill. When this happens it seems to be one of three things: quit with no return, quit sample the...
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    Poll: From a distance the Nissan looks like my 12 ford....

    From a distance the Nissan looks like my 12 ford. I really like how the fords were looking and the direction I thought ford was going. Looking at the new ford van I vomitted in my throat a little....
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    Can't quit laughing about when he hits his head.

    Can't quit laughing about when he hits his head.
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