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    I've seen it done, got called out when the new...

    I've seen it done, got called out when the new condenser failed. I don't think the installing contractor got the oil out of the evap.
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    I've used this a few times. Agree with previous...

    I've used this a few times. Agree with previous comments, works good for quick checks, but if you need complete accuracy, use a hood
  3. Thread: Overpriced

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    Its a cardboard plant, so the hopper dumps a...

    Its a cardboard plant, so the hopper dumps a bunch of crap onto the roof. Coils get slammed. Yeah the ducting looks clean, but servicing the system is almost impossible. And check out the control...
  4. Thread: Overpriced

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    Overpriced

    I didn't get this job because I was "too expensive."
  5. I recognize that sticker on the condenser and...

    I recognize that sticker on the condenser and would say without a doubt that it was intentional. I have followed that company throughout OC and have seen similar sabotage countless times from them. I...
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    Take the job. I've seen so many guys coming out...

    Take the job. I've seen so many guys coming out of school that are worthless. Hands on trumps classroom studies everytime IMHO.
  7. Thread: Travel Time

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    I see no need to get petty either. I take my...

    I see no need to get petty either. I take my truck home. Which is 20 miles from the office. If I had to drive my jeep to the shop everyday, I'd be spending $300 a month in gas. Not to mention the...
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    I see a lot of caps go out here after Edison...

    I see a lot of caps go out here after Edison fires up the "rolling blackouts" I suspect it is due to them being short on power and not supplying the proper voltages to the customer aka "brownout"
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    A lot of the retail stores we service have open...

    A lot of the retail stores we service have open returns. Most are in "exposed duct" ceilings where they want the industrial look
  10. Thread: Copperpus

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    Sad to say I see stuff like this all the time in...

    Sad to say I see stuff like this all the time in LA and the Valley
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    How are they working out? I am always trying to...

    How are they working out? I am always trying to go American made and I feel you about those Spanish tile roofs out here.
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    I have a UV light in my home and it works great....

    I have a UV light in my home and it works great. I dont use a HEPA filter, just a standard 2" pleated MERV8. Almost all UV lights are super easy to install. I like the Honeywell product myself....
  13. Thread: PTAC Unit Install

    by 09jk
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    The PTAC's I work on here in s. california dont...

    The PTAC's I work on here in s. california dont evaporate all of their condensate, so take that into consideration. Pretty much all I've seen are installed about 5" off the floor
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    That came out looking super clean. Depending on...

    That came out looking super clean. Depending on the job, we have used storm collars or had custom flanges made.
  15. Thread: Plastic line set

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    I've pulled out some plastic linesets. One of the...

    I've pulled out some plastic linesets. One of the first installs I helped on went real sour when the sales guy qouted to reuse the existing lineset, not noticing it was plastic. Man was the lead guy...
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    I use a set for 22 and a set for 410A. But thats...

    I use a set for 22 and a set for 410A. But thats is because my company provided me with both. I agree with many others here, dont see why you couldnt use the same set for both.
  17. Drilling a hole in angle bracket overhead to hang...

    Drilling a hole in angle bracket overhead to hang an AHU. Somehow a shaving got past my safety glasses and into my eye. Took the ER doc almost an hour to dig it out with a needle, while 3 nurses held...
  18. There are many different reasons for a callback....

    There are many different reasons for a callback. Faulty replacement parts, misdiagnosed issue, or additional problems. I went on a call last summer for no cooling. Found a bad condenser fan motor....
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    I try to treat every piece of equipment like it...

    I try to treat every piece of equipment like it is my own. Keeps me from making compromises and getting lazy
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    I know where everything is. Its so frustrating to...

    I know where everything is. Its so frustrating to have a coworker put something away for you in the truck, then you can't find it the next day. I've cussed out my buddies countless times under my...
  21. Thread: Post Trade School

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    Some "on call" duty is a given. I am on call 1...

    Some "on call" duty is a given. I am on call 1 week a month. Still get my 40 a week, plus any extra from after hours or weekends is paid as OT. Being on call does not mean life is on hold. When I am...
  22. I would say Pepsi. Great starting pay and I'd...

    I would say Pepsi. Great starting pay and I'd assume room to grow in a co. that big
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    Redwings all the way for me. They may cost more...

    Redwings all the way for me. They may cost more $, but they last twice as long as anything else
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    Last September I ran 4 OT calls until 9pm on a...

    Last September I ran 4 OT calls until 9pm on a friday night... every single one had no cooling due to Edison shutdown.
  25. Thread: Crazy

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    Amazing!

    Amazing!
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    Ive had GPS in my truck for 3 years. No issues...

    Ive had GPS in my truck for 3 years. No issues with it, other than a few "+80MPH slow down" calls. I dont see the big deal as I am not paying for the truck, or the maintenance, or the gas, and I get...
  27. Good for him

    Good for him
  28. Thread: Dog Problems

    by 09jk
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    Dog Problems

    "He's just marking his territory"363041
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    Ignorant southern califonian here. Whats the...

    Ignorant southern califonian here. Whats the difference between a snow scoop and a snow shovel?
  30. Sticky: Ive basically had a lifetime in the trade as my...

    Ive basically had a lifetime in the trade as my father is a owner of a HVAC business. I swore for years that I'd never do what dad does. Come 8th grade, I start helping out his installer in the...
  31. Thread: knee pain

    by 09jk
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    Stretch

    Before I decided to join the family business, I got a degree in Kinesiology. Biggest advice I could give anyone... STRETCH! Even if you just spend 2 minutes stretching while putting on your boots,...
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