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    Take a couple of night classes to see if it...

    Take a couple of night classes to see if it something you really want to do. I did just that at the age of 35 and had some people say it was too late to start a new career. Well 27 years later I am...
  2. Thread: Opinions helpful

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    Most work is roof top equipment and is typical...

    Most work is roof top equipment and is typical service work. What I don't like is how your company can be the greatest thing since sliced bread today and find out tomorrow (fill in the company name)...
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    Wine Cooler Control

    A customer has installed two refrigeration systems for his wine cooler, albeit a very large one. He wants to lead/lag the units and also wants to be able to have the ability to adjust runtime for...
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    I don't see many tech's running from the union to...

    I don't see many tech's running from the union to non-union. But know plenty wanting to move from non-union to union if they have a chance.
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    Nu-Calgon Moisture Removal

    Installed an expansion valve a couple of weeks ago on a Carrier 10 ton RTU 410-A air handler and followed complete triple evacuation with nitrogen and new drier. Weighed in factory charge. Checked...
  6. Sounds like you have too much positive pressure ,...

    Sounds like you have too much positive pressure , either through your econimizers or other make up air sources. If the doors won't close it sounds like too much positive static pressure. If you had...
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    The line set entering the buffett was a 1/2 suc....

    The line set entering the buffett was a 1/2 suc. 3/8 liquid then reduced down to 3/8 and 1/4. after the second one. Each evaporator had a solenoid valve. I will be checking this more closely in the...
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    Cold Plate Install

    Well,
    I was sent to check out a job at the local casino buffett table today. I am being asked to add another cold plate evaporator to the three that are now there. A company is coming out this...
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    Pretty common around here. Replaced over thirty...

    Pretty common around here. Replaced over thirty condensor coils last year on one rooftop. Also provided hail guards. :grin2:
    I have advised customers to have guards installed, but some don't seem to...
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    Your not being very clear. But, first I would...

    Your not being very clear. But, first I would make sure you have good air flow. Clean that coil and change the filter. Check to make sure the elements aren't damaged. Are any overloads/ limits...
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    If your serious about being a HVAC Tech you might...

    If your serious about being a HVAC Tech you might want to pass on a job of endless filter changes. You will learn nothing other than the filter locations on a rooftop unit.:.02:
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    As a Maintenance Supervisor you probably already...

    As a Maintenance Supervisor you probably already have an idea what you want in a maintenance tech. Put together some common questions related to your specific needs. More importantly do a few...
  13. Thread: v belts

    by 1tonn
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    Check wear on sheaves. Replace if worn. Alignment...

    Check wear on sheaves. Replace if worn. Alignment is critical on many units. After 25 years of using a straight edge or string, I have been using a laser sheave alignment tool and it is so easy and...
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    My first question is why is there an assumption...

    My first question is why is there an assumption that these units are over charged? Second , I believe it would be more accurate to pull the charge and weigh in the factory charge if information is...
  15. I have been seeing this Business Plan being...

    I have been seeing this Business Plan being implemented in many locations. 15-18 bucks an hour to me is a slap in the face. No wonder no one is interested. As long as someone is willing to work for...
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    Getting your foot in the door is the first step....

    Getting your foot in the door is the first step. You say your not a "spring chicken", so if you haven't did much physical work in a while start a exercise regime. It can be very physically...
  17. Thread: Bad disconnect

    by 1tonn
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    Three Tech's and a Electrician and they didn't...

    Three Tech's and a Electrician and they didn't catch that? Yikes.:whistle:
  18. I think I would have focused on the Mechanical ...

    I think I would have focused on the Mechanical side of the system not so much on the duct work etc. initially. I don't know if you verified all compressors and condensor motors are were operable,...
  19. Thread: Unloaders

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    Unloaders

    I have a Carlyle compressor mn#o6ET265360 208/230 v 3phase on a jobsite that has two unloaders, one on each side bank, 6 cylinder. Iam not sure if it is a hot gas or suction cut-off type unloader....
  20. Thread: Relocation

    by 1tonn
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    :grin2:I appreciate the words of advice. Thanks.

    :grin2:I appreciate the words of advice. Thanks.
  21. Thread: Relocation

    by 1tonn
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    Relocation

    Just looking for some feedback. In the last 2 months or so I have started looking for commercial work in the Colorado area (Denver). My wife and I want to move out west. I have sent several resumes...
  22. Thread: Unethical?

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    I could'nt agree more. YOUR reputation can be...

    I could'nt agree more. YOUR reputation can be tarnished by working for a dishonest shop. Take the high road and have a talk with the boss. If he doesn't care, adios.
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    What? More taxes! How about getting the...

    What? More taxes! How about getting the government out of the way and develop our own natural resources to be energy dependent. And let the free market thrive?:gah:
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    Doesn't appear to be any hiring for commercial...

    Doesn't appear to be any hiring for commercial tech's locally. I've seen some residential shops putting some feelers out, but this winter was mild and quite a few tech's spent time at home. Hopefully...
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    Started running residential A/C my first week on...

    Started running residential A/C my first week on the job. I was so nervous I backed the service truck into a telephone pole on my first call. Luckily it didn't do any damage but I will never forget...
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