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  1. Thread: 597 fitters

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    Sent you a reply PM

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  2. Thread: 597 fitters

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    That's what I thought too, but it may not be true...

    That's what I thought too, but it may not be true for the lower card levels. I know that guys get over scale as journeymen all the time. Because I asked the company about that. I ran that option...
  3. Thread: 597 fitters

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    The company not trying to get out of paying full...

    The company not trying to get out of paying full scale. In fact the hall will let me in if Im willing to take a 60% pay cut for a year, which im not.
  4. Thread: 597 fitters

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    I think most of the roadblocks are a bunch of...

    I think most of the roadblocks are a bunch of guys out of work. I hear there are 900 on the out of work list. I think most are construction guys, but Im trying to get in for service.
  5. Thread: 597 fitters

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    The guys that are sponsored into 73. Are they...

    The guys that are sponsored into 73. Are they limited in what they are allowed to do? Im looking to do primarily boiler/burner and also general hvac service.
  6. Thread: 597 fitters

    by heatingman
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    597 fitters

    What is the best way to get in as a sponsored member? I have many years experience, and am tired of working in the non-union sector. There is a major company that wants to hire me, but even they are...
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    The future will be in retro-commisioning and...

    The future will be in retro-commisioning and retro engineering. Much of that will land in the lap of the controls guys, but as others have eluded, just knowing the computer side wont be enough. The...
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    Nightrider, If you have full understanding and...

    Nightrider,
    If you have full understanding and are completely capable of troubleshooting and repair of the semiconductor systems, then you should have no trouble finding a company willing to make...
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    I lived in Austin for a while, and hated every...

    I lived in Austin for a while, and hated every minute. But, I would look at TD industries if I still lived there. If you dont yet have the requesit experiance, then lower your expectations a little...
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    "The CATALYST is more than a controller and more...

    "The CATALYST is more than a controller and more than a variable frequency drive (VFD). It is a complete HVAC energy efficiency upgrade that includes numerous components, adds 5-6 new sensors and has...
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    Why not use a swamp cooler and a small hot water...

    Why not use a swamp cooler and a small hot water coil fed from the water heater? San Angelo is a desert is it not?
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    No, You were right. You had resistance from...

    No,
    You were right. You had resistance from start to common, that means the OL is closed.

    But, you may have had the terminals confused, and for that reason (I know I've done it) I always tell a...
  13. Jayguy, You hit it on the head with too much...

    Jayguy,

    You hit it on the head with too much oil. The first comp was a bad burnout, likely from low charge or dirty condensors or some other perfectly avoidable reason for excessive compression...
  14. Well if I wrote the test: What is superheat,...

    Well if I wrote the test:

    What is superheat, subcool?

    What do they mean?

    What is the purpose of a vacuum pump? What is vacuum measured with?

    How is a txv system charged? Piston system?
  15. The unit that is not staying online has other...

    The unit that is not staying online has other issues, most likely spider webs in the fuel oriface.

    As far as the water goes, if should be able to drain out the front through the drain tube. Be...
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    Most likely a reed valve. Take the head off the...

    Most likely a reed valve. Take the head off the cylinder and have a look.
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    Read the instruction manual. They can be used...

    Read the instruction manual.

    They can be used for all sorts of things. Primarily I use mine to set gas pressure.
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    The concept of hot deck/cold deck is to maintain...

    The concept of hot deck/cold deck is to maintain a consistent temperature in the space, regardless of load level without temperature swing, this is accomplished by supplying a mix of the hot deck air...
  19. The only way to reset the internal lockout is to...

    The only way to reset the internal lockout is to cycle power. Most likely cause of lockout is high head pressure. You need to split the coils to clean them right.
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    Go to lennoxcommercial.com

    Go to lennoxcommercial.com
  21. Thread: Questions??

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    To the original post. I can speak from personal...

    To the original post. I can speak from personal experiance here. I too was living about 30 miles west of chicago. I got tired of the politics and bs of Illinois. So I moved to Texas, because my wife...
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    The companies you listed are the hardest of all...

    The companies you listed are the hardest of all to land. If you can land them, your set. If not, take any job you can get. You will learn a ton, even if you work for a "slave driver" I personally...
  23. Dallas would be your best bet, as it is the...

    Dallas would be your best bet, as it is the largest market. Austin is a joke (lousy traffic, too many hippies and homeless), and San Antonio is not much better.

    Stay away from YPS, they haven't...
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    Wait to get into the Union, or the Laid-off and...

    Wait to get into the Union, or the Laid-off and waiting list?
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    I worked for EEI some years ago for a while. I...

    I worked for EEI some years ago for a while. I was a remote tech. The work was steady, I liked the management, and if your a problem solver, they will recognize it. They give you a list of pm's to do...
  26. Will you ever stop giving us your resume? The...

    Will you ever stop giving us your resume?

    The last guy I worked with that did that almost killed everyone in a 4 story office building after replacing an inducer motor with the wheel installed...
  27. Get into the service side of the business....

    Get into the service side of the business. Installers, especially in the residential market are always more expendible. When you do land a gig, try and be as multi-talented as you can. Show up early...
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    Is there a community college near by? Most offer...

    Is there a community college near by? Most offer a 2 day class for the test.

    Also, as far as resumes go, limit it to one page with headings and bullets.

    Self description:

    References:

    Work...
  29. Lennox Nas is hiring in raleigh. They hire low...

    Lennox Nas is hiring in raleigh. They hire low experiance guys all the time, but they may not pay what you expect.
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    I have intentionally done this more then once in...

    I have intentionally done this more then once in split level applications. I outline the game plan in advance and it allways includes alot of retrofit sheetmetal. In every application the system...
  31. Use the ari matched coil. This is likely the 2.5...

    Use the ari matched coil. This is likely the 2.5 ton coil. I would not recommend the three ton condenser, as that is much higher then the 20,000 btu found to be the correct size. As far as the...
  32. Thread: Lennox NAS

    by heatingman
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    When was Lennox nas a family buis? Or do you mean...

    When was Lennox nas a family buis? Or do you mean the family buis was bought by service experts
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    Thanks for the heads up. Ill have to brush up on...

    Thanks for the heads up. Ill have to brush up on oil heating, as Its not real prevelent in my area.
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    It depends on the moisture content of the air, but

    in general 400 cfm per ton of air will keep you out of the woods. For dry climates 450 per ton, and for humid climates 350 per ton.

    I would look at the drive shieve on the blower. If worn, this...
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    CMS Heating Exam

    Has anyone here ever taken it? If so, does it cover all forms of heating, or tend to focus on say gas heat, for example?
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    How was the hot gas originally piped?

    How was the hot gas originally piped?
  37. The piping is likely not oversized for the...

    The piping is likely not oversized for the application you have likely over a 100 ft lineset.

    With the compressor on the roof, the biggest issue will be oil return. Is this r22 or 410a. If 410a,...
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    I never make a change without a pay raise. I...

    I never make a change without a pay raise. I would stay where you are at. Restaurant work is crap, but the supermarket is no picnic either. If all the work is limited to the mechanical room, then it...
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    Thanks, Thats all I needed.

    Thanks,

    Thats all I needed.
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    RSES Austin TX

    Does anyone know when and where RSES meetings take place in Austin TX?
  41. Thread: pump

    by heatingman
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    The impellars normally come off easy enough, but...

    The impellars normally come off easy enough, but they cant be man handled. Those look like there used in hot water service only, so that will be to your advantage. Bring some penetrating oil as spray...
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    I have no problem with a company wanting to do a...

    I have no problem with a company wanting to do a credit check. They can have at it. I just don't think the metric is valid.
    I feel that every item you listed other then the credit check has valid...
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    While I understand your point of view/argument,...

    While I understand your point of view/argument, it does not change the fact that checking credit is a lazy and absurd means of judging a man.

    Just because they teach this method at some hotshot...
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    There are 2 issues I have with this approach to...

    There are 2 issues I have with this approach to risk management.

    1 - This is an approach for a lazy employer. All you really need to do is ask questions in an interview to get a feel of character....
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    It is bs, but any company worth working for won't...

    It is bs, but any company worth working for won't hinge employment on such nonsense. I think it's more of a "we want service salesmen" type companies that make a big issue of it.

    Im sure you can...
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    I wonder if they were also bad at there job in...

    I wonder if they were also bad at there job in general?

    I know my personal credit is not stellar, but there isn't one company that I've worked for that wouldn't jump through hoops to get me to...
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    It has to do with insurance somehow. There is...

    It has to do with insurance somehow.

    There is some rediculuos claim from actuaries that someone with bad credit has less to loose, and is therefore a more risky person. Whether it be vehicle...
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    Likely closer to $13.00 But don't get hung up...

    Likely closer to $13.00

    But don't get hung up on it. If you can find a job, take it. Learn everything you can, and use the experience as leverage for more money when you can make the case that...
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    No, I haven't. Why?

    No, I haven't. Why?
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    Definitely stay away from moving to Illinois. The...

    Definitely stay away from moving to Illinois. The only real market is Chicago, and unless you like a lot of windshield time in bumper to bumper traffic and a high cost of living, it ain't worth the...
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