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  1. Why not fix the real problem. Tort reform why is...

    Why not fix the real problem. Tort reform why is a case even heard in court on this issue i can refuse to work on anything i want to it should be the same for anyone for any reason. No need for a new...
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    where i am at the moment i cannot do any...

    where i am at the moment i cannot do any training. but the in the future i will be looking for trainable guys.
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    I got into it by accident i got a job at a supply...

    I got into it by accident i got a job at a supply house and i didn't have a clue about anything HVAC related 5 years in the supply house i was the refrigeration specialist all the free training from...
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    Send a resume to this add. ...

    Send a resume to this add.

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/trd/4906873647.html
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    What part of TN are you in?

    What part of TN are you in?
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    I think a lot of the problem with pay is how most...

    I think a lot of the problem with pay is how most companies price their services. I was at NTB getting an oil change and their basic labor rate is $100 an hour and we go to them.... Why do people...
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    I had quality control managers that worked with...

    I had quality control managers that worked with them and followed up on repairs and PMs that were done I also did spot checks on all of the guys. Also everyone in my division was revenue generating...
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    You have to develop your own talent. I had a huge...

    You have to develop your own talent. I had a huge turnover rate at the last company I was working for. I started taking guys into the shop and making them show me the basics on units. This was a...
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    I did a lot of work for them when they had the...

    I did a lot of work for them when they had the AT&T contract. Huge company. Easy to work with
  10. I started taking guys out during the first...

    I started taking guys out during the first interview and made them show me what they knew it was like a pop quiz. Went from a high turnover rate to a long standing team that way. I did a 2 week ride...
  11. Have you ever managed technicians? Do you know...

    Have you ever managed technicians? Do you know the business end of HVAC there is a lot more to it. I would jump in and learn since it is not your capital but keep in mind they want you to handle...
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    i love HVAC because you are not stuck in the same...

    i love HVAC because you are not stuck in the same place everyday.
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    You have experiance that goes a long way tell...

    You have experiance that goes a long way tell them your story. I'd hire you because you have real world training and grew up in the business. Don't sell yourself short like you said good techs are...
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    Why don't you take over the company

    Why don't you take over the company
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    5 years of documented field experience is for the...

    5 years of documented field experience is for the state license. No requirements to work for someone with a license.
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    No piece work is per job like a percentage of the...

    No piece work is per job like a percentage of the invoice or a fixed rate for installs. That would make you a sub contractor

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    If you pay a man extra to sell something he will...

    If you pay a man extra to sell something he will find a way to sell it. We are all in this to get paid salesmen are there for a reason.

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    To many companies hire warm bodies in the spring...

    To many companies hire warm bodies in the spring and lay off in the fall. It's hard to grow new talent in that environment. There is one company here in GA with billboards everywhere and 30 empty...
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    I work more profitable. low overhead. Bigger...

    I work more profitable. low overhead. Bigger shops usually have sales staff so they generate work (service contracts and construction) some companies do $60,000,000.00 a year but don't have work to...
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    Big usually means more work since there are more...

    Big usually means more work since there are more people generating it
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    Some big shops lay off every year small shops I...

    Some big shops lay off every year small shops I worked for took care of me in the slow times
  22. http://en-us.fluke.com/products/electrical-testers...

    http://en-us.fluke.com/products/electrical-testers/fluke-1lac-ii-a-electrical-tester.html#features
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    I really wish ads for "experienced techs" had...

    I really wish ads for "experienced techs" had this info if you want an established technician you really need to put the info out there. We are most likely working somewhere since there really is a...
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    Send a resume to mkovack@conservonline.com and I...

    Send a resume to mkovack@conservonline.com and I will pass it on to hr
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    Are you close to Marietta? We are looking for a...

    Are you close to Marietta? We are looking for a PM tech in that area
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    Santa brings many fun toys

    Santa brings many fun toys
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    They dont make men like that anymore get them...

    They dont make men like that anymore get them while you can. Work ethic and life experience go a long way coupled with mechanical skills

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    What part of town are you in? We are looking for...

    What part of town are you in? We are looking for PM techs PM me your info
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    What do you know how to do? What's your...

    What do you know how to do? What's your background? I know a guy that is over 50 that got into Hvac 5 years ago he was a diesel mechanic
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    Yeah why is it that salary is always a secret. At...

    Yeah why is it that salary is always a secret. At least a salary range. If you are paying $25-36 an hour vs $18-24 it does help the decision process for someone on the fence about switching jobs
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    You should be ok. Why not let the tech double...

    You should be ok. Why not let the tech double check it when he comes out
  32. Thread: Dry units

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    Not worth the trouble anymore unless there is no...

    Not worth the trouble anymore unless there is no choice. Warranty alone should sell the 410a unit
  33. Thread: Bad judgment

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    Just remember it next time. That is why we always...

    Just remember it next time. That is why we always wonder how the last guy did it cheaper....
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    You can go into settings and reset the wiring...

    You can go into settings and reset the wiring configuration.
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    What's the pay scale up there for 10+ years...

    What's the pay scale up there for 10+ years commercial experience
  36. There are still openings on Craigslist for techs...

    There are still openings on Craigslist for techs in north ga. I think the pay scale is better than florida too.
  37. Thread: Lennox NAS

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    This is what happens when everyone cuts their...

    This is what happens when everyone cuts their price to win contracts. The companies have to figure out how to cut costs
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    First off thank you for your service. I would...

    First off thank you for your service. I would read through this entire site for starters get familiar with equipment and what everything does. When you get back home find an install job and work from...
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    i had my sman3 when they came out they sent me...

    i had my sman3 when they came out they sent me the new valve design update and i had one leak they replaced it no charge and sent me a new one with a return label. last month the micron gauge went...
  40. Thread: Experiance?

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    What do you know how to do?

    What do you know how to do?
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    Florida is pretty strict.

    Florida is pretty strict.
  42. I think the management companies are completly...

    I think the management companies are completly unrealistic in their pricing. It amazes me that anyone in this trade would work for $65 an hour. You go to an auto mechanic and pay $90+ an hour. We...
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    Some companies forbid this practice. I choose not...

    Some companies forbid this practice. I choose not to work for them.

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  44. The unit is 13 years old. You would be better off...

    The unit is 13 years old. You would be better off with a new system. Since R22 is on the way out. Most contractors will not install equipment they did not purchase since they will be responsible for...
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    On a new system that I didnt install I always...

    On a new system that I didnt install I always check SH/SC I find that most are not charged properly. I would like to think it is because I use an SMAN and the original installer didn't I also check...
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    I like when the wires are all the same color

    I like when the wires are all the same color
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    There is more to HVAC than heatpump wiring

    There is more to HVAC than heatpump wiring
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    it is that customer...... look what we are...

    it is that customer...... look what we are putting in now


    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/k4mjk/coollinks_zps1c4d3946.jpg
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    my other crew does 2 sites in a day 4 units....

    my other crew does 2 sites in a day 4 units. these units are new -48v dc blower and controller units with weather stations. seems like overkill but its their money.
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    HVAC INSTALLATION HELPERS

    i am looking for two helpers to install wall hung package units in the Atlanta metro area. there is heavy lifting involved and you need to have a basic knowledge of electrical wiring.
    PM me for...
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