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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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  14. 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.
  16. 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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  18. 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


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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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    Not a problem we have a lot of military guys. We...

    Not a problem we have a lot of military guys. We cover from charlotte up to myrtle beach and down the coast all the way to hilton head sc. apply on the link and mention hvac talk

    Sent from my...
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    I love mine I had one issue with them leaking and...

    I love mine I had one issue with them leaking and they sent me a new set and paid to return the one I had mine was one of the first that were sold and they shipped me revised seals when they changed...
  27. Thread: Heat pump

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    The heatpump cutoff temp

    The heatpump cutoff temp
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    Weigh it in by lineset length on a new start up...

    Weigh it in by lineset length on a new start up and come back to check in warmer temps. I like to be over 70 to do SUPERHEAT or sub cooling to charge
  29. Thread: Heat pump

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    Rule of thumb I set them for 25 degrees here in...

    Rule of thumb I set them for 25 degrees here in Atlanta 15kw is 51000 btu. There are a lot of factors that can change this setting.
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    I need HVAC techs in Raleigh NC and Charlotte NC...

    I need HVAC techs in Raleigh NC and Charlotte NC
    Click to apply for Charlotte

    Click to apply for Raleigh
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    Had to ask I know everyone wanted to know

    Had to ask I know everyone wanted to know
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    Hvac agent seems good I have used indeed.com with...

    Hvac agent seems good I have used indeed.com with little success and birddog.com has been good in the past. Just remember most experienced technicians that are good have a job or know someone to call...
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    Technology and why you need to be ahead of the...

    Technology and why you need to be ahead of the curve with dispatching and billing.
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    Timberland pro 8 inch rig-masters they are...

    Timberland pro 8 inch rig-masters they are waterproof and as comfortable as sneakers
  35. load calculation and balance the system there are...

    load calculation and balance the system there are a lot of variables the duct size and static pressure will dictate your airflow at each register
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    I was looking at some applications with a 60...

    I was looking at some applications with a 60 question basic hvac skills quiz and there were guys with 9 years experience that missed more than 36 questions. I have hired guys right out of school and...
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    Do you have to pass a drug test?

    Do you have to pass a drug test?
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    Also looking in coastal Carolina's

    Also looking in coastal Carolina's
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    :pop: Not now But I am looking in Valdosta...

    :pop:


    Not now But I am looking in Valdosta GA and Savannah GA
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    Thats not legal overtime is supposed to be 1.5...

    Thats not legal overtime is supposed to be 1.5 times your hourly rate over 40 hours worked I think you can even break it down to over 8 hours a day. We get overtime pay for any after hours time we...
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    We get time and a half for any after hours call...

    We get time and a half for any after hours call port to port no incentive to be on call but at least you know you will get called and we are allowed to use out trucks to run around if we have errands...
  42. My question is why does everyone think they can...

    My question is why does everyone think they can start in commercial service? Residential is a great place to earn your stripes. I started in a supply house and did not know what a contractor was and...
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    I carry insurance that covers my customers from...

    I carry insurance that covers my customers from any crime possibly committed by an employee of mine. Yes they have insurance for this
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    How does this work for travel time? Time for...

    How does this work for travel time? Time for picking up parts? I guess you do not do paid vacation. What about holidays? What happens when your tech goes to a job and the customer decides not to fix...
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    like i said before i hire guys out of school but...

    like i said before i hire guys out of school but they do not make as much as a seasoned tech does. weird part is i have had a few guys out of tech school that were better than the 5+ year techs. bad...
  46. I fell off a ladder and crushed my heel had to...

    I fell off a ladder and crushed my heel had to have it put back together I was in a wheelchair for 6 months. As soon as I got a walking cast I was back in the field
  47. I know some that have been on unemployment and...

    I know some that have been on unemployment and collecting food stamps for a few years and doing side work. Making good money
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    Go for it it counts toward experience in the...

    Go for it it counts toward experience in the field and you learn a lot doing PMs.
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    i love new guys they have not picked up the bad...

    i love new guys they have not picked up the bad habits yet
  50. Companies won’t even look at resumes of the long-term unemployed

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/15/companies-wont-even-look-at-resumes-of-the-long-term-unemployed/



    I have mixed emotions about this because i have always pushed to...
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