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    Hey there, been a long time since i've posted. ...

    Hey there, been a long time since i've posted. Anyways, i'm familiar with the TT27 series, and i havent yet read all to the thread, but i think the unit isnt hitting the second stage. You say the...
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    Sweet

    Sweet
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    100% in floor, 95% modulating boiler with a 44...

    100% in floor, 95% modulating boiler with a 44 gal boiler mate. For the air, high pressure mini duct system.
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    Dow, entertained is right! Anyone up for a...

    Dow, entertained is right! Anyone up for a little karaoke? LMAO!! Hope the front yard project is going well.
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    Another issue that i've seen quite often from a...

    Another issue that i've seen quite often from a hum being installed on the supply is the air flow, it's so high it will take the water right off the pad causing it to drip, and we all know what it is...
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    I too am rather specific with my work van. ...

    I too am rather specific with my work van. Everything has a specific location, if it' s not there i cant find it, so when it's used, it goes right back for next time. I also try to restock everyday...
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    Based on what you've just said, I would highly...

    Based on what you've just said, I would highly recommend getting in touch with a reputable local contractor. Have them come out for an estimate, odd's are it's free, and that way they will be able...
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    If your journeyman disagreed with your opinion,...

    If your journeyman disagreed with your opinion, did he atleast explain why he was correct? Nothing is worse then working with someone who will not share any knowledge. But then again, with todays...
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    I'm glad that the back of my van doesnt have...

    I'm glad that the back of my van doesnt have windows, had to use it in emergency situations.
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    Busy????ohhhhhhhhhhhyeaaaaaaaa!!!

    Man oh man, here in michigan weve basically had subzero temps for the last four days and guess who's on call...........yep......me. I dont know about you guys but i love it, working literally around...
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    I got some good questions for ya bob. When do we...

    I got some good questions for ya bob. When do we start?
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    Would recommend calling a company that deals with...

    Would recommend calling a company that deals with your brand. Hopefully that way they will be more familiar and have parts with them.
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    Finally! Just go back from three more calls! ...

    Finally! Just go back from three more calls! Had a customer call from a local competitor who installed his system two years ago, funny part was, there phones were down so i got the call. After...
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    in my tool bag: three pair channel locks-two...

    in my tool bag: three pair channel locks-two large-one small, small drill made by bosch, file, meter, wire strippers, dykes, gloves, needle nose, various quarter inch drive sockets w/2 exstensions...
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    How busy are the oncall guys?

    I've been oncall since friday @ 5pm. So far i've done ten calls, have two boilers going out and one forced air unit. I never thought it was gonna be that busy this weekend.
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    Ya coulda came and visited us here in chicago. ...

    Ya coulda came and visited us here in chicago. We went to the track last winter, it was awesome, definately have a good spread put on and good drinks.
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    I'm in Chicago for the weekend. Tonight we are...

    I'm in Chicago for the weekend. Tonight we are going to a brewery called Rock Bottom. All inclusive, and staying with the girlfriends brother.
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    24 and some change second try

    24 and some change second try
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    i know what dow's hiding, anyone want to know?

    i know what dow's hiding, anyone want to know?
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    Who has the most posts? and how many? I think we...

    Who has the most posts? and how many? I think we should get some competition going on here.
  21. Hey there BOB, I recall driving with mellisa in...

    Hey there BOB, I recall driving with mellisa in my truck one time, pretty scary!! Definately as scary as riding with you, but in a different way lol. I'd rather have a son to teach driving than a...
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    What would of happened if that guy called and it...

    What would of happened if that guy called and it wasnt the boss, but a service tech who was burning your money looking at what he wanted to buy? just curious.....
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    Crap, got another service call in, probably a bad...

    Crap, got another service call in, probably a bad exspansion tank on a boiler, the relief valve blew and the customer said the pressure guage is at 60 psi, sounds espensive.
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    I hate working with plumbers on new construction...

    I hate working with plumbers on new construction jobs, no matter what you tell them when it comes to putting their crap pipes up, they still put it right in our way.
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    Hey, i'm always trying to make the boss that big...

    Hey, i'm always trying to make the boss that big money, upselling add-ons and replacements. I think he appreciates that. Plus he can always depend on me.
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    Keeping stock in the shop is a huge project, we...

    Keeping stock in the shop is a huge project, we have several guys using it up, and yet nobody wants to keep a list going to replace it.
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    Last year it snowed for 24 hours straight. Ended...

    Last year it snowed for 24 hours straight. Ended up getting over a foot, had to work clearing chimney caps and vent pipes for hours.
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    Had a boiler once, carrier oil fired, a tech went...

    Had a boiler once, carrier oil fired, a tech went out and cleaned it, but didnt get the large chunk of soot at the end of the burner tube, it was plugged back up in 48 hours.
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    Back from my service call. Customer claimed he...

    Back from my service call. Customer claimed he had a bad flame switch, just needed a new igniter, not to bad, just about an hour on the road.
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    Re: Wow! You had only 50 posts before the

    time for a break, i am running out of steam.
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    the customer said he wants to put a screen on the...

    the customer said he wants to put a screen on the vent pipes, it's hard to get it across to them sometimes that you can't do that. i will probably go out this winter and have to remove his screens...
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    i removed two birds from a ventor motor on a...

    i removed two birds from a ventor motor on a furnace the other day. what makes birds want to fly into a furnace, it does not happen that often but it does.
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    having to drive to the shop or a supply house...

    having to drive to the shop or a supply house eats up time and money and then the customer is waiting. people today want everything right now.
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    flat rate works well if you have all the parts...

    flat rate works well if you have all the parts you need on your truck, that's why i have mine loaded to the hilt with almost everything i need and more, except bthat darn mercury filled flame sensor...
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    while we are talking about professionalism. i...

    while we are talking about professionalism. i also think flat rate pricing is the way to go, i hate watching the clock while i work. I can give the customer a price right now, they like it.
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    charge what you are worth and collect your money....

    charge what you are worth and collect your money. now thats another subject, collecting money. we never bill a residential customer. we take cash check or credit cards on every HVAC service call...
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    while you are at it, make sure you flat rate the...

    while you are at it, make sure you flat rate the heck out of that guy. but also look professional and act professional as well, wear a uniform and booties,
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    keeping them warm and comfortable in winter and...

    keeping them warm and comfortable in winter and summer yet we are looked down upon. I say go buy that sprinter go to ebay and put a mercedes grill in it and drive it proudly on your next service...
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    most of us charge more than doctors do and we...

    most of us charge more than doctors do and we deserve it. we are in their basements working on their junk that is never maintained properly.
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    Now how do you like that for the publics...

    Now how do you like that for the publics perception of our industry. we are not good enough to show up at their door in a mercedes benz to fix their furnace or a/c/
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    it's about a vehicle that many of you hvac...

    it's about a vehicle that many of you hvac service techs and installers use on a day to day basis in your business. mercedes benz renamed the sprinter a freightliner or dodge because they were...
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    speaking of the way the public views our industry...

    speaking of the way the public views our industry and other trades here is a little known fact that i bet none of you know about the HVAC trade and others.
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    promoting professionalism and changing the way...

    promoting professionalism and changing the way the public views service techs and installers is going to be very difficult. we have to get rid of the hacks in our industry but i doubt that will ever...
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    we definately need to promote more...

    we definately need to promote more professionalism in our industry. does anyone have any idea on the best way to do so? NATE certification is one way. did i mention that i am a nate tech.
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    That's why we really should command more money...

    That's why we really should command more money than we do in this industry. we are pipefitters, service technicians, and electricians. Yet the public looks down upon us.
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    The electrical aspect of being an HVAC service...

    The electrical aspect of being an HVAC service technician is also very interesting, there are full blown electricians that can't do our control wiring, it's very technical.
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    Now, I have a lot of respect for our installers,...

    Now, I have a lot of respect for our installers, taking a flat peice of sheetmetal and making it into a work of art, there is now way I can do that, remember i bleed when I see sheetmetal.
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    In this trade I think it can be divided into many...

    In this trade I think it can be divided into many different catagorys. first we have service technicians, installers as well as pipefitters and so on. You can pick your specialty and go from there.
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    I have a lot of sheetmetal tools in my truck. ...

    I have a lot of sheetmetal tools in my truck. That does not make me an installer, in fact I bleed whenever I see any sheetmetal. I am glad i do service.
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    Have you seen some of those hvac companies where...

    Have you seen some of those hvac companies where their service technicians wear white shirts with patches on them? What's with that? How do they work on oil furnaces with white shirts. They also...
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