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    I really like my testo 550 digital gauges. I'm on...

    I really like my testo 550 digital gauges. I'm on my second season with them. I use them at least 2 or more times a day. Never use them in the rain.
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    i have lots of experience with the lt17a. been...

    i have lots of experience with the lt17a. been using it for 4 years now no problems. i was using the older model of this for 6 years before i killed it by having a piece of wire inplace of a fuse. If...
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    10 years of hvac field work and my fieldpiece...

    10 years of hvac field work and my fieldpiece never failed me. plus you can calibrate the temp on the fieldpiece.
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    http://www.fieldpiece.com/classic-style-meters/lt1...

    http://www.fieldpiece.com/classic-style-meters/lt17a

    what is ugly about this meter. plus you can calibrate the temperature. i trust my life with this meter every day.
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    i use the fieldpiece lt17a as my main meter. it...

    i use the fieldpiece lt17a as my main meter. it don't clamp for amps but it does everything else. then for a clamp on i use the sc45. i may be brbarick but i think the clamp on is more for amps and...
  6. Thread: my new van

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    i been driving an 09 sprinter15k miles. It really...

    i been driving an 09 sprinter15k miles. It really is a nice van. the down fall is, you need a ladder to get the ladder. i can stand on the back bumper and unload the ladder. Yet to strap it back up u...
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    metric flare nuts

    I used american standard on all my flares. usually nmy flares never leak. i had 4 leaks out of 12 flare fittings. Anyone else ever use american flare block,on metric size flares?
  8. i remeber this post from last summer. to think i...

    i remeber this post from last summer. to think i survived a summer of this economy. working every other day to days off and then 5 hour days. with only 2 calls. But i did make my boss money whenever...
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    At least today i got a no heat call and a...

    At least today i got a no heat call and a horizontal drain pan under a york coil to replace. Next weeks suppose to hit 80's so................
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    today i got nothing lines up. I guess i'll clean...

    today i got nothing lines up. I guess i'll clean up my shop/ basement. I wanted to work on the astro. Too bad its pouring outside.
  11. Thread: Raises

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    i don't know i been with my current employer for...

    i don't know i been with my current employer for 3 1/2 years. My first raise was for 4 bucks, my second raise was another 4 bucks, third raise was 3 bucks. now how do i ask for a raise when there is...
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    We really need some 90-95 degree weather for 2...

    We really need some 90-95 degree weather for 2 weeks striaght. lets make these machines work hard under a real load. If summer doesn't kick in soon i wonder how many companies around here will be...
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    work creeping to a halt.

    Ok i survived the winter having to rotate days with the other tech. I got busy and was doing full time from mid march to yesterday. Now im only working as needed. when is the sun gonna shine. no more...
  14. i survived the winter of working every other day....

    i survived the winter of working every other day. Been back to work the last 3 weeks. Hopefully come agust things aren't slow again. 4 months of partial unemployment sucked. It woulda been so much...
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    im lucky if i see 16 hours this week. and...

    im lucky if i see 16 hours this week. and unemployment is telling me that i probally won't be finding a job lots of guys from this trade are in the same boat.
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    look into part time unemployment its what i gotta...

    look into part time unemployment its what i gotta do im working every other day starting this week. yet office manager gets 4 days no matter what
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    im working part time when i find something that...

    im working part time when i find something that can work me full time your husband can take my job.
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    anyone looking for help in north jersey

    My employer does not have enough work and me and the other tech rotate days. i can't live on part time work. Anyone busy in north jersey and can provide full time work? I have been in the field since...
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    get a tech there there is a problem inside the...

    get a tech there there is a problem inside the furnace that is shutting off the furnace and u should get a white rodgers tstat.
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    80 m is that the little black boiler. if so i...

    80 m is that the little black boiler. if so i just installed on the other day. replaced a hydropulse.
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    was your fill valve and backflow changed when...

    was your fill valve and backflow changed when they installed it? how hard is your water? this changes everything at first u said as it ran the pressure would drop every heating cycle. Is your fill...
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    what kind of boiler? usually the pressure rises...

    what kind of boiler? usually the pressure rises when its heated.
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    hot water or steam?

    hot water or steam?
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    call an hvac tech he will tell u what the problem...

    call an hvac tech he will tell u what the problem is. he also will know how to fix it.
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    why do u need this? and why isn't your hvac guy...

    why do u need this? and why isn't your hvac guy fixing your problem?
  26. I could care less if someone can spell. with this...

    I could care less if someone can spell. with this market u should be happy if he can provide u with steady work. Is he from jersey? I might have to start looking around, my job is getting really slow.
  27. now into the heating season. last year at this...

    now into the heating season. last year at this time there was 5 checkups a day. 3 average 4 if lucky. hopefully things change so all i can do is pray for really cold weather. best of luck to everyone...
  28. things are getting worse my boss is saying it may...

    things are getting worse my boss is saying it may be half days untill things pick up. At least all the heating check ups are gonna start in a week or 2. im getting worried. they been keeping me busy...
  29. Thread: raise

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    how can one ever really make enough? Im paid...

    how can one ever really make enough? Im paid really well hourly and get commision on my jobs. One can never really ever make enough unless your a slacker and just don't care. thats why i love doing ot
  30. Thread: raise

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    i just tell my boss every year i want a raise. If...

    i just tell my boss every year i want a raise. If not he won't approach me. this year i waited till the first extremly hot weekend. worked 21 hours of ot on emergency service. then asked him for a...
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    why does this seem like a fear the boss thing. I...

    why does this seem like a fear the boss thing. I make fun of my boss whenever i can. He does the same. why would i wanna make someone who don't know who i am money?
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    were in jersey. i went to mahwah LTi. i learned...

    were in jersey. i went to mahwah LTi. i learned some interesting stuff there. On the job training thou will really teach u some s#@t.
  33. is it the company im with or is work slowing down

    I been with this guy for a few summers. every summer im running around to 8pm if not later. some night around 11. all summer long. this year im the only service tech. And it seems like im lucky at...
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    i won't cast any stones but what is this guy...

    i won't cast any stones but what is this guy thinking. putting the humidifier that will be blocked off by a return duct? looking foward to see what they do to finish this. hope they don't turn to a...
  35. Thread: Find a leak

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    i will apologize cause i thought you were talking...

    i will apologize cause i thought you were talking about a fuzzy evap coil. meaning a blanket of dirt on it.
  36. Thread: Find a leak

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    how do you know this system has a leak? im...

    how do you know this system has a leak? im finding it hard to believe you are a tech...
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    why do they always change the filters before i...

    why do they always change the filters before i get there and try to hide that fact. its not hard to tell seeing a brand new filter in the unit. last week i had a frozen coil. new filter in filter...
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    i hate to offer advise like this. But cause this...

    i hate to offer advise like this. But cause this machine should be under warranty. Call and speak to a goodman direct. explain your issues with them. they will get another rep of theres to take a...
  39. if you like working long days. then this can be...

    if you like working long days. then this can be the trade for you.i do 12-16 hour days often.
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    before helping this guy out and thinking he...

    before helping this guy out and thinking he actually does hvac. you should read his other post. no one doing hvac would ever do the things this guy has. im wondering how he feels knowing his new born...
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    what was used to evacuate this system? and is...

    what was used to evacuate this system? and is there a filter drier?
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    waite you were told something was not right, and...

    waite you were told something was not right, and you allowed someone to do this to you? Your compressor sounds like its internal overload is shutting it down. your winding are most likely damaged....
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    I am a dewalt guy been using the 14.4 xrp for the...

    I am a dewalt guy been using the 14.4 xrp for the last 6 years. Its been throu hell and back with me. taken falls i was sure it was done. nope keeps on drilling. the new makita drill is nice but a...
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    im curious but was super seal stop leak ever...

    im curious but was super seal stop leak ever added to your system. All this adding and taking out refrigerant. does the compressor run for awhile or did the techs have problems keeping it running?...
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    lets see so you have a system with non...

    lets see so you have a system with non condesibles in it. why do you have a 410 condensor on a r-22 coil. this is the funniest thing i ever heard.
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    when is this getting done and who is gonna show...

    when is this getting done and who is gonna show up with a camara. i want this repair posted on here in video. i got 5 bucks he blows his charge and gets contaminants in his system.
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    most leases state that when you moved in you were...

    most leases state that when you moved in you were provided with air conditioning so when you move out you need to give back a working system.
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    nope thats not what im saying. i never seen a...

    nope thats not what im saying. i never seen a unit set up with the return on top. thats where the supply goes. the filter at least in jersey would be under the furnace or on the side. now what i want...
  49. im for it. there is too much work and not enough...

    im for it. there is too much work and not enough techs in this field. I started at 11 bucks an hour out of trade school. in this field you have to squirm on your belly before you can walk.
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    yes sir. cut open a bay space inside the house....

    yes sir. cut open a bay space inside the house. braze a new piece to the outside unit. thats my specialty spot. i love brazing in spots that light up on fire easy. im not gonna share my secret thou...
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