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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 Anything that runs at 1725 is outdated.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...
  5. I just google manufacturer, model number, and...

    I just google manufacturer, model number, and install manual. Usually gets me what I'm looking for.
  6. 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...
  9. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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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    sorry, didn't notice the need for computer...

    sorry, didn't notice the need for computer programing before posting.
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    Could be a wiring problem with zone valves or a...

    Could be a wiring problem with zone valves or a flow check sticking on a dedicated circulator loop, could be other things too. Plumbing company isn't telling you anything when they talk to you about...
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    He lives on Long Island.

    He lives on Long Island.
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    You could ask them questions about the systems to...

    You could ask them questions about the systems to see if anything stuck. Or you could try pounding a cork into one of their ears to keep the info from spilling out. :grin2:

    Here's a link to one of...
  29. Good idea. Resetting a safety does not fix a...

    Good idea. Resetting a safety does not fix a problem.
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    Think a testo 310 for half price is a great deal...

    Think a testo 310 for half price is a great deal if your happy with your job and don't see yourself moving on any time soon. One thing I don't like about the 310 is that you need to send it back to...
  31. Sounds like you have done everything you can for...

    Sounds like you have done everything you can for now. Hope you are on of their first calls on Monday.
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    Sorry about that. I did try the glasses that...

    Sorry about that. I did try the glasses that adjust to the light in the area but found they really didn't get clear enough at night.
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    I also wear transitional lenses. The job pays for...

    I also wear transitional lenses. The job pays for two pairs of glasses every other year. So I just by two of the same design. One regular clear lenses and the other sunglass lenses.
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    Watched a webinar a few months ago on business...

    Watched a webinar a few months ago on business finance and was surprised to hear that many businesses go under after a big growth spurt. They order the equipment and the help to do the install and...
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    Read a book years ago called "zen and the art of...

    Read a book years ago called "zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance". The main character of the book said people like harly riders, triumph riders and bmw riders stuck to their brands due to the...
  36. Poll: I used a laptop, ipad, desktop and smartphone.

    I used a laptop, ipad, desktop and smartphone.
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    X3

    X3
  38. Like you, I had a job I thought I'd retire from...

    Like you, I had a job I thought I'd retire from but lost it during the recession in 2009.

    I was working the in the oil business so decided to just go into the industry more broadly. Graduated...
  39. Isn't afraid to play this game.

    Isn't afraid to play this game.
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    Only one rude person posting in this thread. ...

    Only one rude person posting in this thread.

    Wonder how he ever got professional status...
  41. Check good old craigslist. Plenty of hvac jobs...

    Check good old craigslist. Plenty of hvac jobs listed there just about every day. Here's a link to NYS Plant Utilities Assistant exam coming up soon:
    ...
  42. Seems like all the companies are using craigslist...

    Seems like all the companies are using craigslist now. Found my current job with the state, and my part time teaching job with BOCES through craigslist. There's a lot of crap jobs there, but just...
  43. Something like this already exists in the...

    Something like this already exists in the commercial world. They are called fan coil units. A fan under the heating coil blows air though them. In your case I'd say it's not a very good idea. Not...
  44. Depending how close we are to the surrounding...

    Depending how close we are to the surrounding surfaces and their temperatures, we will either radiate heat to those surfaces, or they will radiate heat to us.
  45. I remember studying this, but not sure if it was...

    I remember studying this, but not sure if it was in college or a bpi class I took. Sounds like your talking about the effect of the mean radiant temperature of a space. To be comfortable we need to...
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    An electrical control upstream from the burner is...

    An electrical control upstream from the burner is causing this on and off. Riello burners do have a 20 second pre-purge before the five second trial for ignition. And some have electronic air gates...
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    You are so right. I just hate how long you...

    You are so right. I just hate how long you sometimes have to wait in the hallway.:whistle:
  48. Call your oil service company for a pre-season...

    Call your oil service company for a pre-season preventative maintainence. Looks like some sulfur buildup. Sorry but we do not give DIY advice on this site.
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    All we can suggest is to make sure the circuit...

    All we can suggest is to make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped. This is most likely not the problem as you have already been replacing parts and getting it to go temporarily. Next suggestion...
  50. It wouldn't hurt to check the job prospects...

    It wouldn't hurt to check the job prospects before going in. The way things go today, the average person will most likely change jobs at least once every five years. The days of having a life-time...
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