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    Seen the national companies non-union control...

    Seen the national companies non-union control techs working on agreement covered HVAC and mechanical work in "non-right to work" states with no recourse from the local union's paid officers. Nobody...
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    This is just another way the UA sells out the...

    This is just another way the UA sells out the service mechanics.

    When the UA negotiates the National Agreements with JCI, HW, Siemens, Carrier, etc., they always find a way to work a "special...
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    Richard Zeta/Cicso

    Any word on Richard Zeta/Cisco controls?

    Are they gone forever, or is someone going to buy and bring them back??
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    If the AHs are constatnt volume, use the...

    If the AHs are constatnt volume, use the mechanical suction unloader plate, not the electrical unloaders.

    If a chiller or VAV AH, use electrical unloaders w/ discharge water/air controller.
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    A Card = Your Daddy or Uncle is a fitter/member,...

    A Card = Your Daddy or Uncle is a fitter/member, and they like you

    B Card = A relative is a fitter/member, and they don't like you

    C Card = You don't know anybody in the local, and they need a...
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    Cisco/Richard Zeta Control??

    Any word on the former Cisco/Richard Zeta controls?

    No news on RZ controls, RZ seemed to have disappeared after Cisco closed down that division. Thought Ed Richardson might try to buy RZ back.
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    It depends.

    It depends.
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    Replace the bellows and leave the vent port open...

    Replace the bellows and leave the vent port open as a vent. The vent should not be plugged. This is the 1st step and should resolve your loading/unloading issue.
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    I'm not creating any misconceptions, just stating...

    I'm not creating any misconceptions, just stating facts.

    If my daddy was a fitter, maybe I'd run for office. The way most locals operate, if your daddy wasn't a fitter you don't have chance...
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    This isn't a sour grapes thing. I'm still in and...

    This isn't a sour grapes thing. I'm still in and have been in for over 30 years, never missed a beat, and still have a ways to go. The trade has been very good for me.

    I'm just stating the way...
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    Sounds like your local rebuilder did an aerosol...

    Sounds like your local rebuilder did an aerosol overhaul on it, and never really rebuild it.

    Why did you get the same compressor back? Usually a rebuilder has an exchange system.

    If a...
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    If your card says BTJ Pipefitter or BTJ...

    If your card says BTJ Pipefitter or BTJ Steamfitter, then you have a "real" fitter card, which means your somehow related, know somebody, are owed by somebody, or they made some kind of rare mistake....
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    BergerMech Rob: My card says "BTJ Refrigeration...

    BergerMech Rob: My card says "BTJ Refrigeration Pipefitter", BTJ stands for "Building Trades Journeyman". I do service work. I am not related to anyone else in the local. What's the problem?

    ...
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    The UA HVAC program is for guys that are not...

    The UA HVAC program is for guys that are not related. Sounds like you're not related, right??

    Most BT programs are father/son programs.
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    Retrofit the compressor with a Hanbell or Bitzer.

    Retrofit the compressor with a Hanbell or Bitzer.
  17. If you know someone at a company that wants to...

    If you know someone at a company that wants to help you, that would be an advantage.

    If you're going to send resumes and/or make cold calls, it can't hurt but is a long shot.
  18. Go online to get the 420 contractor list. To...

    Go online to get the 420 contractor list.

    To get in, just let them know you know Marty M.
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    You need a good mechanical engineer who knows...

    You need a good mechanical engineer who knows chillers, piping, and pumping to correct this bad job. This guy is hard to find. To many BSer's and fakers out there.

    This is a typical job...
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    Thermal Engineering Corp. stole your buddies...

    Thermal Engineering Corp. stole your buddies money if they actually engineered and stamped those drawings, and promised the system would operate properly.

    Send them another blank check, I'm sure...
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    It's hard to see all of the details, but I'll...

    It's hard to see all of the details, but I'll guarantee it's piped and pumped wrong. It'll never work properly with more than one chiller operating at a time.

    Send the design data on the chillers...
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    Sounds like a piping and/or pumping issue, more...

    Sounds like a piping and/or pumping issue, more than a water balance issue.

    Post a flow diagram of the system. The more info the better.
  23. Well then, it just sounds like you have to wait...

    Well then, it just sounds like you have to wait your turn.

    How long has the other guy been waiting??
  24. Sound like your boss isn't doing you any favors...

    Sound like your boss isn't doing you any favors if he has someone else signed up already. Why is that?? Are you delusional?? Is the other guy more talented, related to the boss, a political...
  25. No problem. Send the us $ 1K and we'll get you...

    No problem. Send the us $ 1K and we'll get you in the GTA local ASAP.
  26. The "Hall" means the union hall (the...

    The "Hall" means the union hall (the building/offices for the union).

    If you're not a turd, and truly want to learn the trade, work hard, and have a high paying longterm carreer with excellent...
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    [QUOTE=Dowadudda;8729831]eliminate the union as...

    [QUOTE=Dowadudda;8729831]eliminate the union as being the pure focus of your quest. concentrate on what you want. which I am assuming is a job with in the industry.

    get it. work it. apply...
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    Previous training and experience to the UA local...

    Previous training and experience to the UA local around here is the last thing the union considers when they select apprentices.

    The most important factor is who your daddy or uncle is, or who you...
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    What's wrong with calling the hall? 47 or 449??

    What's wrong with calling the hall? 47 or 449??
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    AMEN... I'll second that. Well said.

    AMEN... I'll second that.

    Well said.
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    Bingo, Willg, make it feel like a union and...

    Bingo, Willg, make it feel like a union and support the men. Don't feel special though, the UA doesn't support their service people anywhere.

    A dirty little secret the UA doesn't want the members...
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    $50.00 Truck Charge per Day x 5 days per week x...

    $50.00 Truck Charge per Day x 5 days per week x 50 weeks per year = 12,500.00 per year

    $500.00 per month truck payment = $6,000.00 per year
    $900.00 per truck per year for...
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    BINGO, we have a winner. Or, $50.00 per day...

    BINGO, we have a winner.

    Or, $50.00 per day for the truck and $00.40 per mile for gas is our cost to run a service van at cost w/o any profit.
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    Well said, I second that.

    Well said, I second that.
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    The "unknown criteria known only to them" for...

    The "unknown criteria known only to them" for your score at the interview concerns the heavy politics of who you know, not how well you actually do at the interview.

    You could "ace" the written...
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    Sounds like the slide valve is "stuck" in a...

    Sounds like the slide valve is "stuck" in a loaded position, a common problem with the YR.

    The YR slide valve cylinders weren't finished well enough when the compressors were machined and have a...
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    So true, why are HVAC guys like this? The R guys...

    So true, why are HVAC guys like this? The R guys seem the worst.
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    HVAC S, What pet peeve was the kicker? Just...

    HVAC S,

    What pet peeve was the kicker? Just curious. My guess would be:

    1 - Show up late
    2 - Miss time
    3 - Personal cell phone use
    4 - You have the "bobble head", don't listen, and/or...
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    How does Trane's retirement plan at their...

    How does Trane's retirement plan at their non-union branches compare to the Trane unionized branches??

    How come some of Trane's branch offices are union and some non-union? You'd think they would...
  40. I'd get the refrig license. And, send...

    I'd get the refrig license.

    And, send resumes to the control contractors and contractors that do controls in your area. Control people are looking for a guy like you with good basic knowledge...
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    I heard all local 597 apprentices took a pay...

    I heard all local 597 apprentices took a pay freeze for one year starting June 1st. The local, journeyman, and contractors were all in agreement on this.
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    If they had put the oil in the frame and dropped...

    If they had put the oil in the frame and dropped the seat I might be more interetsted.


    Then it'd be a POS BBW.
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    Harley2, Goods news, your correspondences with...

    Harley2,

    Goods news, your correspondences with the UA VPs worked. Your buddy, Donnie House got fired by Hite for being a hand job and not representing the service mechanics.

    The new guy is...
  44. Thread: Union Testing

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    Only three things you need to know: 1 - You...

    Only three things you need to know:

    1 - You get paid once a week

    2 - The boss is a jack o$$

    3 - The big pipe on the compressor gets cold
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    Check out: www.IFM.com #SN0150 electronic...

    Check out:

    www.IFM.com #SN0150 electronic flow switch w/ sensor

    http://www.ifmefector.com/ifmus/web/dsfs!SN0150.html

    Excellent upgrade for problem paddle type or DP type FS's.

    Some...
  46. As long as you establish the minimum required oil...

    As long as you establish the minimum required oil pressure it would work. Too risky for me.

    I'd consider a chilled water buffer tank to add substanially more water volume to the system to...
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    Call or check out Belzona Inc. They make a...

    Call or check out Belzona Inc.

    They make a product that cures, but remains a little flexible. A two part epoxy that you apply with a fiberglass mesh for reinforcement. Two applications per seam...
  48. Chet, Is the job bonded? If it is, get a copy...

    Chet,

    Is the job bonded? If it is, get a copy of the bond and contact their bond company to file a claim.

    Then, you can hire anyone you want to finish the job and the money will come JCI's...
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    Puh, Check out Heating Help.com, they have a...

    Puh,

    Check out Heating Help.com, they have a "find a pro" section to locate a qualified contractor in your area. These guys are real steamfitter pros.

    If you need just a gas valve, your boiler...
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    Donny House has no idea about the service trade,...

    Donny House has no idea about the service trade, service work, or service mechanics because his experience in the field was just working as a basic tubing fitter. He can't even calibrate a receiver...
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