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  1. I would think 2/3 or better. Alot of service...

    I would think 2/3 or better. Alot of service calls can be completed with under $20 in parts/materials. and could be billable for anywhere from the basic service charge up to $300 to $400. Motors,...
  2. Bookmarked :cheers:

    Bookmarked :cheers:
  3. I would start out working out of my house. I...

    I would start out working out of my house. I don't intend to build up a company with employees so I would probably never be interested in having a shop. Maybe a storage space or very small/cheap...
  4. For a one man A/C company, what would be the least...

    ... amount you would want to gross per year in sales?


    As in, if it got below XXX amount, you would consider just working for someone else.
  5. She's a pretty rock solid planner/budgeter. The...

    She's a pretty rock solid planner/budgeter. The only person that I know that could do a better job is HER MOTHER, and I ain't doin that!
  6. Yeah, I've heard nothing but failure stories...

    Yeah, I've heard nothing but failure stories about the Val-Pak and similar expensive advertising. I was thinking cards, sponsoring a couple youth sports teams maybe, talking to some friends that are...
  7. I'm tossing around the idea of a new company start-up in Florida

    I've been doing HVAC work for about 13 years now. My experience is divided between residential and commercial service & installation, but I've never really been involved with the business aspects of...
  8. Neither of these parts have ever been installed....

    Neither of these parts have ever been installed. Willing to listen to offers. Thanks.
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    Due to humidity or is water getting to it? You'd...

    Due to humidity or is water getting to it? You'd have to find out exactly why the board is shorting out and address that particular issue. Sounds like the board failure is a symptom of another...
  10. So do I get your leftover Oreos or what? ...

    So do I get your leftover Oreos or what?


    *taps foot*
  11. Send me all your oreos, I'll eat 'em

    Send me all your oreos, I'll eat 'em
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    If it's a ductless system then adding duct will...

    If it's a ductless system then adding duct will go against the way it's engineered and there will always be problems. If it's intended to have ductwork then I would imagine multiple rooms wouldn't be...
  13. Anybody here play music? Tonight I got my cherry popped for playing live in front of

    .. an audience. I've played guitar for years but never played out.


    It ratcheted my nerves up but was also alot of fun. We got some good reaction from the crowd and were eagerly invited back to...
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    That sounds like a sweet little tip. I will try...

    That sounds like a sweet little tip. I will try it out.

    But did you get any data on caps over 40mfd?
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    I've seen a couple companies sustain the bills...

    I've seen a couple companies sustain the bills for a while by offering flat rate PM's and/or service to rental management companies. It's usually not glorious work but it's something to keep some...
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    Would probably also be worthwhile to better...

    Would probably also be worthwhile to better insulate and vent the attic to help decrease the heat load upstairs.
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    Cooling two different areas with different heat...

    Cooling two different areas with different heat loads is almost always troubling in the long run with only one system, if the areas are not zoned. And with that kind of delta I would guess there...
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    I would think that the "correct" cap size is...

    I would think that the "correct" cap size is simply the lightest one that the manufacturer can get away with using.
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    I usually put back what came out or what it calls...

    I usually put back what came out or what it calls for on the data (if available), but I've always wondered if oversizing a bit really hurts anything. The hard start caps for resi compressors are WAY...
  20. Siemens 3RT 1034 & Carrier Motormaster Control HR 46TN Starters/Contactors

    Siemens 3RT 1034-1AC20, 3P 24V 45A 600V ----- $30

    Carrier HR 46TN 002 Motormaster Control, 3ph 2HP 400/480V ----- $130


    Prices paypal'ed and shipped. Please PM or respond here for questions...
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    I know a guy that is trying to upstart a business...

    I know a guy that is trying to upstart a business this year. He got some decent initial response through hitting a few thousand driveways with flyers. That kind of response tapers off though....
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    I would think that with that many zones you might...

    I would think that with that many zones you might have to go with a controller, interface and VS motor. I can't think of a nice concise way to do it otherwise.
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    It wouldn't be too complicated to run a relay to...

    It wouldn't be too complicated to run a relay to switch to a higher blower speed when the living room stat calls for it and opens the damper. Just a relay, multi speed motor and some low voltage...
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    I'mma get that sh&t for my treehouse :grin2:

    I'mma get that sh&t for my treehouse :grin2:
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    I just recently got back into the trade and I've...

    I just recently got back into the trade and I've been discovering just how useful a smartphone can be on the job. There are all kinds of apps available plus you can just photo and text data plates,...
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