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    Passing or failing a given test does not make or...

    Passing or failing a given test does not make or break you, I know quite a few guys with 0 field experience that have passed the CM(S), NATE exams with flying colors.I'm all for training and...
  2. it would be nice to have temperature clamps for...

    it would be nice to have temperature clamps for large diameter pipes, all digital refrigerant gauges are marketed to residential/light commercial service techs.
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    Do Italians count as Caucasians? I was 3 on the...

    Do Italians count as Caucasians? I was 3 on the non-Italian list, took me 15 years to get in. I feel your pain!
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    I'm ABB certified start up tech and I prefer...

    I'm ABB certified start up tech and I prefer Honeywell and Allen-Bradley on the high end, on the cheaper side Lenze AC Tech.
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    If they are screwing with you and you have no...

    If they are screwing with you and you have no intensions of ever returning to that outfit, why don't you just leave? you don't owe them a thing, if they were to fired you there would be no two weeks...
  6. Is not a bad gig, no overtime pay although and...

    Is not a bad gig, no overtime pay although and they are required to attend meetings,parties dinners, etc with customers after hours without pay.on a bad year they clean over 100K.
  7. I work with 3 former mechanics turned into...

    I work with 3 former mechanics turned into salesmen, they get pay over scale plus commission, they are still union members and have nothing but good things to say about the job.
    If the offer was...
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    You are so quick to put the guy down, I wish you...

    You are so quick to put the guy down, I wish you would contribute something helpful instead of your usual bashing.
  9. Thread: Wages

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    I've worked on both sides of the fence and there...

    I've worked on both sides of the fence and there is no place like the union for the working men, working non-union I was making more on the check but did not have a pension or annuity all I had was a...
  10. Thread: Wages

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    $55 to $60 per hour total package is the norm for...

    $55 to $60 per hour total package is the norm for union mechanics, cost of living around here is mid to low, a house on a bad area sells for $40K to $50K, for $120K you could buy a nice 1500 SF house...
  11. Thread: Wages

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    Most commercial fitters and plumbers are A rate,...

    Most commercial fitters and plumbers are A rate, the wages are calculated based on less than 12 months/Year employment. there is a B rate for plumbers/fitters too. The market for...
  12. Thread: Wages

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    Is true, they split local 638 in A and B, some...

    Is true, they split local 638 in A and B, some large tonnage guys make "A" rate, must service guys are 638B. Contractors tried to do something similar locally but we all went to the hall with...
  13. Its probably a choke to reduce fan speed from...

    Its probably a choke to reduce fan speed from 1075 to 450rpm, those were common in older York units.
  14. remove the panels and wash 'em with Rydlyme.

    remove the panels and wash 'em with Rydlyme.
  15. Thread: Wages

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    That is true and there is a reason why, service...

    That is true and there is a reason why, service guys dont give a rats behinds about the union, dont go to meeting, don't vote in elections etc. and the construction side view us as a bunch of lazy,...
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    FultonBoiler congratulation on lasting as long as...

    FultonBoiler congratulation on lasting as long as you had with Fulton, they have a reputation for "hiring and firing" all the time, I was told that very few make it beyond the year mark, you must be...
  17. Thread: PRODIGY

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    code 77 is indeed related to RT6 DAS, why dont...

    code 77 is indeed related to RT6 DAS, why dont you replace the sensor? is a very inexpensive part.
  18. Thread: Flir Meters?

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    Dont own any Flir meters but have couple of...

    Dont own any Flir meters but have couple of Extech and as you probably know Flir bought them out. my experiences dealing with Flir/Extech are negative, the cost of repairs and calibrations is very...
  19. Thread: Wages

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    I agree with you and let me add that the union...

    I agree with you and let me add that the union contract only mandates the minimum wage an apprentice or journeyman must be paid, must of us make more than the union scale.
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    There seems to be some confusion with who/what is...

    There seems to be some confusion with who/what is the primary/secondary, manufacturers are to blame, for example Laars calls the boiler "primary" while Lochinvar calls it "secondary", I gone to jobs...
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    Who told you that? there is always a score. you...

    Who told you that? there is always a score. you need to talk to the person in charge of training.
  22. Thread: CLO broads

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    Yes!! if there is a call for mechanical cooling...

    Yes!! if there is a call for mechanical cooling and the compressor fails to start the CLO board would enter lockout.
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    Run away from Lennox! do a search here, keywords...

    Run away from Lennox! do a search here, keywords "lennox NAS"
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    better skip the truck part cause "all the...

    better skip the truck part cause "all the buildings are within walking distance", the special guy will be doing lots of hoofing around the town:grin2:
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    Certified technician? to use the L-connect? is...

    Certified technician? to use the L-connect? is that something new?
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