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Good days pay for good work.
Training stay on top things.
What is the difference in sheetmetal workers and
pipefitters? When I talked to the guy at he mentioned
alot about residential and light...
Considering relocating to St louis area so I could
be closer to family.I am not familiar with unions
or the way they operate.Contacted sheetmetal workers
local#36 and pipefitters local #562 to...
Thats the thing about residential its a feast or famine.
The sad truth is there is hardly any customer loyalty
if you dont get them quick they move down the phone book.
The other thing is its...
which end are you in residential or commercial?
They make an epoxy sealer rated for freon available at
most supply houses.I used it once on a line set at
a hospital on a hole rubbed threw a line set.It was in
a impossible spot above a ceiling...
Any stlouis techs in the house.
Planning on relocating to the St Louis area. Been in the
trade for about 10 years looking for commercial shop. Like
St Louis alot seems like a nice town. Who are the good and
bad companies. Just...
I hate dumb a** dispatcher.They are part of the office
crowd.With there over the phone unit diagnoses and know
it all attitude.This is all just part fo an underlying
problem.I had another...
In the process of buying a laptop for home and work.
Due to the fact the shop has 2 laptops for 12 techs
which stay broke more than not.Whats the best laptop
out.I am kind of scared of Dell...
We picked up a commercial install duct banger.He knows
service but likes getting off on time.He worked in
the orlando area for 7 years and form what he says
Florida is the bottom for many...
So halliburton pays what??? You may not have been here
when a company called klm a sub contractor for Hallibuton
which they proudly bosted.They promised 80.000 to 90.000
a year to work in...
2004 Lennnox appraised for 14 billion.Goodman sold for
several billion.Carrier is owned by one of the largest
employers on the planet united technologies which
develops you now cheap stuff like...
I have only heard bad things about Florida seen alot of
guys saying the same thing your saying.Im in tn pays a
little better here Only in the cities.The south in
general is the pits in my...
Read some of Norms posts seems pretty sharp on hvac.
where would I get a copy of his book?
thanks r12 for the input.You know a good tech is always
learning.Theres alot of talk at the shop about me and a
couple of other techs to do most of the commercial.
So Id say I will be putting more...
I have the luck of this year going to get some advanced
traing.The boss wants 2 of us to go to get some training
on air packaged chillers and controls.From the way he
talks he would pay for a...
You in your own business?If so and you have a bullet
proof plan tell us about it.I seen lots of friends
in our industry work 24-7 not just talk it.I seen it with
a tech I worked with for several...
I was watching a special on bankruptcy?They say when
the current bankruptcy bill now just made into law
hits the small business will be felt by everyone thats
strugling.From what I read in the...
First charge the unit full of water to get it clean.
Then use a shop vac if you cant find a vacuum pump.
Id never guessed 1400lbs for 7.5 rtus
I think 410-a is probably is like any thing else.You put
it in correctly and it will probably work fine.The problem
is like anything else I our trade no training other than
ojt.So the customer...
I agree with the get it now because you wont get it later.
Ive seen techs be loyal and pay a heavy price.Hvac owners
will lie cheat and steal to keep there profits high.When
I started in the trade...
Big or little.You can get bad work out of either.Look
for a professional attitude in the sales person and
without being rude watch the unit go in if there in and
out slam bam.If your not sure...
Straight hepas.Made to order from the filter company.It only
does the 4 surgery rooms.It is pre filtered with 4 inch
pleated filters.Got a toshiba freq drive motor, carrier
premier link ccn...
Hepa filter is the best no dought.We just installed a
carrier aqua snap chiller.State requires 40 percent outdoor
air minimum for the operating room.We installed a series
of cartridge hepa...
Good stat bad application bald loonie is right. If you
set your heat back more that a couple of degrees it
will end up costing you.Also depends where you are
I dont like set back stats in the...
I put a 3 ton cond on a 2.5 evap coil lennox just change
piston size good delta t and humidity control.My undersanding if you go to far is you start to have
low suction press.
Your return sounds small to me.
I mean do you have to take a contractors test to
be a technician.Where I am in a right to work state.
Is there a big benefit from passing the test or is
Ever work on liebert units.Typicaly they are in computer
rooms.The 4 inch pleated filters we installed would easy
last 3 months while they do have a little more restriction
they make up for in...
I cant believe his card.How much did he want upo front?
Might have been a scam.
Dont void your warranty by tampering with your furnace yourself.The more I think about it
its probably time for a second opinion.If hes putting
you off like that he may be trying to wiggle out of ...
Need to know temp rise?Gas press?Infinity is great stuff
dont get dicouraged,Infinity alows to check cfm at tstat
in system set up.Also adjust cfm.You can check fault
record at tstat.Infinity is...
Ever cut open an electrostatic filter.I did on an old one
lots of dirt.Read an epa article if not properly maintained
can grow air born bacteria.Also confuse variable speed
Goodman is good if your going to sell the house.I know
some guys love them but I have seen to many die an early
death.I realy stated hating them last year we picked up
an apt complex man oh man...
Djc is right.Inductive loads current lags capacitve
circuits voltage lags.Resolute tech you ever read across a
cap while the motor is running you will find 360v or
440v on a 220v circuit that...
Thanks for the info.I had a chiller tech who from
a large commercial contractor who told me that chillers
were as he put a lot of back breaking work.He was older
seemed sharp and said the way to...
I am looking to be a full time commercial tech.Been
talking to some mech contractors.When I first got into
hvac I did a year at a mech contractor shop.My current
employer wants you to do both...
My boss is a electrical engineer.He runs the company his
dad started.He graduated top of his class so asked him
why didnt he pursue being an engineer full time?He gave
me a couple of simple...
I have also been considering chicago area for employment.
I checked in with a local in my area did not seem to bad
to get into a union.In the old days the unions dominated
all skilled trades not...
I will be straight with you PM contracts suck but you
can learn alot from them.Pay attention look how the units
are laid out ect . Thats the way it starts small steps.PM contracts are different...
I carry a utilty cone on the van.We keep a couple extra
at the shop.I just block off the space or spaces I need.
If owner doesnt like it then thats what sick days are for.
I have found tech schools from my experience
not just in Hvac are lacking at best.When I went to
school in 95 my first instructor stayed on the
phone in his office 5 out of 6 hours a day.Just...
Im not sure where your your talking about.I worked for
cox corp 15 guys the least had been in the trade for
25 years all of them from lee company ( nashville's biggest
The owner son at our company is a electrical engineer
and what he does redefines dull? We do alot of work at
a local air force base that does wind tunnel testing and
space shuttle work.The mech...
Im not sure how big a difference the right to work
law makes but I think is causes a general lack of
respect for techs.Im in the commercial dept at our
shop during our weekly meeting one room...
I dont know how much 410a you have dealt with but
I have and have my concerns.Two months ago I pulled
a burn out compressor on a 2 year old system the
evaporator coil had a multiple leaks in the...
I am in the nashville tn area the market here is
flooded with mom and pop shops. The wages are low part due
to all the comp and tn has the right to work law.
All summer things were slow and it...
I would like to here some input from other techs on
wages,jobs and living cost on chicago work seen.
I have 8 years in the last 4 all commercial.All info
would be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111