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    Met Dan at the Oil Energy Service Professionals...

    Met Dan at the Oil Energy Service Professionals Trade Show last fall. He's a really smart and nice guy. Sorry to hear he will be retiring at the end of the year. But his books will always be around....
  2. My father ran a part time moving company when I...

    My father ran a part time moving company when I was a kid. He'd work at it after his regular job and on weekends. He never allowed any kind of bumper sticker on his truck because he wanted to do...
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    My wife got tired of finding all my stuff on the...

    My wife got tired of finding all my stuff on the kitchen table so she gave me a salad bowl to use. Keep it on top of a mini-freezer in the kitchen.
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    THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR energy_rater_La! A...

    THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR energy_rater_La!

    A few years ago I read a book on steam heat by Dan Hoolahan. He stated that insulation is a one time cost while the energy to maintain comfort in a home...
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    I would check with the gas company and see what...

    I would check with the gas company and see what they say.

    Don't understand why gas would be considered less efficient then oil. You buy oil by the gallon and gas by the therm. To figure out the...
  6. So far, I have not purchased a set of digitals. I...

    So far, I have not purchased a set of digitals. I have been researching them and was thinking of buying the ak900's. Then I saw the video on yellow jacket's mantooth and think I've changed my mind. I...
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    I'd recommend and energy audit performed by a...

    I'd recommend and energy audit performed by a HERS or BPI certified auditor. Find out why the home isn't comfortable, fix the problems, then size the equipment.
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    In NYS you are covered one half hour before your...

    In NYS you are covered one half hour before your work starts and until you get home. The only restriction is that as soon as you deviate from a direct route home you are off the clock and off workers...
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    I've got Tapatalk on my phone and never use it....

    I've got Tapatalk on my phone and never use it. Would rather login using my phone's or tablet's browser.
  10. I would think it was the heat generated by the...

    I would think it was the heat generated by the blower motor. Converted the cooling equipment load of 49,345 btuh to watts and came up with 14,462 watts / 230 volts means this unit fan motor would be...
  11. From apprentice to A mechanic over the course of...

    From apprentice to A mechanic over the course of 25 years I'd say five companies. Mostly changed jobs because one company kept buying out the companies I was working for. Finally stopped running when...
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    Had a friend's son call me about replacing his...

    Had a friend's son call me about replacing his heating system. Said he was spending too much on oil and the house wasn't heating up. Turns out both he and his wife work, so they turned the heat down...
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    I wouldn't do a man j without getting paid for...

    I wouldn't do a man j without getting paid for it. Once you have your man j info you can have anyone install it. Would also build the price of the Man D into the price of the job. So there are a...
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    A person with a degree and no experience will...

    A person with a degree and no experience will start at the same level of employment as someone without that degree. The degree holder has a better chance of getting hired though. Once hired, the...
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    Sounds like this is mainly a commissioning...

    Sounds like this is mainly a commissioning position.
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    Taking a guess that the supply from the boiler is...

    Taking a guess that the supply from the boiler is on the side that has the black pipe attached. Don't think it's removing much air either from day one. Supposed to have 18" of straight pipe run...
  17. I'll bet the motor mounts are sagging.

    I'll bet the motor mounts are sagging.
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    The less time the better. Riello burners have a...

    The less time the better. Riello burners have a 20 second pre-purge and only a 5 second safety. Riello's probably the most reliable burner on the market.
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    Replaced one furnace in a mobile for a friend....

    Replaced one furnace in a mobile for a friend. Took 5 minutes to get the old one out. Basically just tilted it out of its doorway and it tumbled out the rear entrance of the trailer. Took 5 hours to...
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    I think my oldest son may have bought that car as...

    I think my oldest son may have bought that car as his first classic. Loved the drive in theaters. Worked as a projectionist before getting into hvac and worked in a bunch of them. Ran the last show...
  21. The coldest design condition for any area of New...

    The coldest design condition for any area of New Jersey is 10 degrees. A person living in this area of NJ can expect to be able to maintain 70 degrees at design temp. Don't think you have a problem.
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    Captain Walker didn't come home His unborn child...

    Captain Walker didn't come home
    His unborn child will never know him
    Believe him missing with a number of men
    Don't expect to see him again...

    My niece is visiting and ,while talking to my...
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    Could only see Trump as a "hail Mary candidate"....

    Could only see Trump as a "hail Mary candidate". McCain was the king of hail Mary's when he ran. Didn't help him and don't think it would help the Republican Party.
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    Thanks for the info beenthere. I've used 1725s on...

    Thanks for the info beenthere. I've used 1725s on 3450s in the past without a problem. Just thought they wouldn't last as long as the 3450 would. My thoughts on this where not based on anything but...
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    Low water cut off. Turns the burner off if the...

    Low water cut off. Turns the burner off if the water level falls too low.
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    NICE!

    NICE!
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    I'd carry a 3450 sunstrand and a riello pump if...

    I'd carry a 3450 sunstrand and a riello pump if you have any riello's in your area. Anything that runs at 1725 is outdated. I'd still make a run to the parts house for them but I wouldn't stock any.
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    Just thought of something. It is not unusual for...

    Just thought of something. It is not unusual for a company to ask a job-seeker to take a job related test before the interview. I've completed these types of test a few time over the past few years....
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    From what I read in your post it seems that the...

    From what I read in your post it seems that the company isn't messing with you, they just don't agree with your idea. How's the work? How's the pay? Are you part of management? If not then just take...
  31. I just google manufacturer, model number, and...

    I just google manufacturer, model number, and install manual. Usually gets me what I'm looking for.
  32. Yes you can do it, but it is tricky. I went...

    Yes you can do it, but it is tricky.

    I went back to school during the recession while out of work. On all my interviews I stated that I was going to school at night, told them what time and what...
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    According to ESCO's EPA 608 certification...

    According to ESCO's EPA 608 certification literature, leak repair requirements for type II comfort cooling appliances containing 50 lbs. or less of refrigerant do not require leak repairs. Units over...
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    Have to look at the price of gas vs electricity....

    Have to look at the price of gas vs electricity. The COP of heat pumps can be anywhere from 2:1 to over 3:1. This means for every btu of electricity you put into the system you will get 2 to 3 btus...
  35. The installer did a nice clean job. Two...

    The installer did a nice clean job. Two complaints though; First, he claims the unit he replaced was undersized but did not mention doing a manual j to prove it. Second, he found cracks in the heat...
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    From what I've read here, the Goodman name...

    From what I've read here, the Goodman name suffers due to the ability for anyone to buy their equipment and install it. So if you get a crappy install who gets the blame? Sure, the installer but the...
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    Checked out the Motion Tablet. So many people are...

    Checked out the Motion Tablet. So many people are unhappy with Windows 8 that they don't even plan to update it. They are going directly to Windows 10. Can't remember an operating system that Apple...
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    I'd think for property damage.

    I'd think for property damage.
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    I was told during a NORA class here on Long...

    I was told during a NORA class here on Long Island that you can not red tag an oil fired unit. You need to write down your safety concerns and recommend shut down. But it's up to the customer. Again,...
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    20kw furnace is a good brain teaser because it...

    20kw furnace is a good brain teaser because it converts to 68,000 btuh (3.412 btu per watt)
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    26 HP (0.00134 HP per watt)

    Wouldn't expect anyone to really have these numbers in their heads...
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    The union I used to belong to bargained for the...

    The union I used to belong to bargained for the same deal ksfan gets: 8 hours holiday pay and 1-1/2 time for all hours worked. Everyone on the job would say they where getting double time and a half...
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    Watched Genteq's videos on their different ECM...

    Watched Genteq's videos on their different ECM motors the other day. Here is the one that introduces the X13 motor:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtjPlyloXxc&index=5&list=PL286A1F3FB9666538
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    If one device fails do you need to replace both?...

    If one device fails do you need to replace both? Or can you replace each side as needed.
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    The college I attended used "Refrigeration and...

    The college I attended used "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th edition". I think this book pretty well covered the hvac field. One of the authors of the book, Eugene Silberstein, was...
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    True tech tools offers many free videos that may...

    True tech tools offers many free videos that may help you make a decision.
  46. A friend just had an energy audit preformed by a...

    A friend just had an energy audit preformed by a company called powersmith. Think they are located in south west Suffolk County. Can tell you that he was very impressed by this company.
  47. When I took my test the school used Ferris...

    When I took my test the school used Ferris University. They put out the 160+ page book which stateed that it contained what you needed to pass the exam and more. Sounded like a good deal until I...
  48. Do you know if the clamps are thermocouplings or...

    Do you know if the clamps are thermocouplings or thermistors?
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    From my experience the Bacharach spends too much...

    From my experience the Bacharach spends too much time being repaired. The one we have at our heat plant has been sent back repeatedly because the on/off switch keeps failing. I've had a testo for...
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    try heatinghelp.com. post under radiant heat.

    try heatinghelp.com. post under radiant heat.
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