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  1. lol. On an NUGK no less. Damn. Even the...

    lol. On an NUGK no less.

    Damn. Even the old Heils I find in 'hood basements around here don't usually look *that* gross.
  2. Cosmogas/Embassy Industries equipment - any wholesalers in the Midwest?

    The week before last I had to get a Cosmogas Embassy OneX condensing boiler/domestic hot water package going.

    Nobody in the immediate area (southeastern WI/northern IL) sells stuff for them and...
  3. Thread: Bryant furnaces

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    Just changed mine out. It had *three* cracks in...

    Just changed mine out. It had *three* cracks in it.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8418081902_69b8a08e17_z.jpg

    All like this. None were dripping, but all were wet.

    At least it's...
  4. Heh. Carrier SX. Good riddance to that. ...

    Heh. Carrier SX. Good riddance to that.

    Nice installs. I could never do one that well...which is why I'm service ;)
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    Honeywell control by Salvador Dali. Reminds me...

    Honeywell control by Salvador Dali.

    Reminds me of a burned out unit I found on the roof of a Greek restaurant. Massive rollout due to bad Hx, set unit on fire, everything destroyed.

    'Gus'...
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    Sticky: Poll: The shop I work for is a Carrier FA dealer. We...

    The shop I work for is a Carrier FA dealer. We occasionally install Day and Night (cheap Carrier) or very occasionally Goodman for a cheap job. Boilers are generally Burnham/New Yorker or...
  7. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8412445898_dda0...

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8412445898_dda0160301_b.jpg
  8. Thread: Duct issues

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    If I ever move to a part of the country where...

    If I ever move to a part of the country where everything is in a crawl or attic, I'm finding a new line of work.
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    I've been on a few calls where our utility...

    I've been on a few calls where our utility company had red-tagged and shut-down a furnace due to CO. Apparently their guys carry analyzers on the trucks, because they always have the CO ppm and...
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    If I had a tripped breaker, I'd have immediately...

    If I had a tripped breaker, I'd have immediately checked the cap just to rule it out.
  11. Of course we run warranty calls after hours. ...

    Of course we run warranty calls after hours. Also, run calls to fix stuff the installers botched. Such as saturday two weeks ago when I had to fix some work our resident channellock bandit did on...
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    Heh heh. Good old Carrier. Had one of those...

    Heh heh. Good old Carrier. Had one of those myself once. The question is, did it come from the factory like that or did it happen when some dope changed the inducer.
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    I've got one almost as good. Been in a house...

    I've got one almost as good. Been in a house where a (since out of business due to owner's unexpected death) company vented a 80% furnace and natural draft water heater in PVC. Out the wall like a...
  14. Thread: Bryant furnaces

    by Andr00
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    I just did a search to look into this. I've had...

    I just did a search to look into this. I've had two leakers so far this winter...one was cracked and one was not. I think some may just be getting warped and not having the gasket seal properly. ...
  15. Huh. Interesting. The Lennox reps in this area...

    Huh. Interesting. The Lennox reps in this area didn't seem to know what was building up in these things when we pressed them about it. They just said 'replace the collectors and it'll be fine'. ...
  16. These collectors have an annoying issue where...

    These collectors have an annoying issue where they plug up with a white substance - looks like by-products of combustion to me, but I don't know. We just replace the collectors because they'll just...
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    LOL. **** trailers and the Nordynes they...

    LOL.

    **** trailers and the Nordynes they rolled in on.
  18. Thread: Goodman Furnace

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    I had a similarly aged Goodman 80% doing the same...

    I had a similarly aged Goodman 80% doing the same thing a while back. The board was dropping out power to the inducer then starting it back up. Same clickety relay too.

    The new board that...
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    I hope I'm not the only one who expected a giant...

    I hope I'm not the only one who expected a giant cloud of R22 to come shooting out when he cut that line.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik

    Yeah, get used to 58-series Carriers with bad secondaries if you do any kind of resi work ever, gmoliver. You'll get a lot of them. I work at a Carrier...
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    The usual amount is 'higher PPM than my TPI is...

    The usual amount is 'higher PPM than my TPI is capable of reading'.
  22. Carrier 80% furnace consistently running a high heat rise.

    Not quite 1 year old Carrier single-stage 80-percenter, 66k BTU. Can't recall the model and serial. The house is an older 1100 sq. ft. ranch with a single return in the hall and two more in...
  23. Mopar has been troubled since forever. Fiat...

    Mopar has been troubled since forever. Fiat can't do anything to make them worse.



    The Transit and the Dodge are both Sprinter sized. Hardly small.

    I for one welcome our new European...
  24. Thread: .30 IQ

    by Andr00
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    Ah. Just curious. I have some relatives in...

    Ah. Just curious. I have some relatives in Crestview and their neighbor has a service van in the driveway.
  25. Thread: .30 IQ

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    Crestview?

    Crestview?
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    I spent almost 2 hours fixing multiple problems...

    I spent almost 2 hours fixing multiple problems on a Goofman furnace that had clearly been under water at some point, in a house that had just been purchased and had nothing in it but renovation...
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    Why do old NUGK's seem to attract this sort of...

    Why do old NUGK's seem to attract this sort of thing? I swear I find more junk in the bottom of those than anything else.

    Maybe it's because they're all ancient and only still installed in...
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    No heat, customer insists something is wrong with...

    No heat, customer insists something is wrong with his thermostat.

    Go there, stat reads 72, furnace works beautifully.

    All of my instruments are within a degree of the stat.

    "It's...
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    BTDT. Last one was at a home that a young couple...

    BTDT. Last one was at a home that a young couple lived in. They had just bought the house from a guy who was a handyman legend in his own mind. Why wouldn't you wire your entire finished basement...
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    I get some like that (full of flaky black HX...

    I get some like that (full of flaky black HX coating bits), but most of the ones I unplug are full of the same sort of slimy stinky brown mold/gunk that builds up in drain lines.
  31. The websites for Carrier's...

    The websites for Carrier's off brands are certainly the same.
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    My bet is that there's a gallon of water in the...

    My bet is that there's a gallon of water in the secondary. Good old Carrier drain traps. I have days where I un-clog 3-4 of those in a row.

    Pull the flex hose off the top of the drain trap.
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    I started with and still regularly use an SC56. ...

    I started with and still regularly use an SC56. It's treated me very well. I also have two Flukes and until recently a second Fieldpiece (SC76) that I just sold to a co-worker.

    That said, I...
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    Usually taking the form of the back of the...

    Usually taking the form of the back of the circuit board being charred crispy under the relay. I think I've already replaced about a dozen BBQ'd single-stage Carrier circuit boards this month.
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    Technically, I didn't run the call, but... -...

    Technically, I didn't run the call, but...

    - On call on a Sunday.
    - Get a call from some old stroke.

    "I smell smoke in my house."

    "Why are you calling me?"

    "What if it's my furnace?"
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    Fieldpiece SC56 Fluke 116 Fluke 322 (backups)...

    Fieldpiece SC56
    Fluke 116
    Fluke 322 (backups)
    Fieldpiece SC76 (backup for my backups)

    I'm a sucker for good deals on lightly used tools. I think my SC56 gets the most use though. Fits...
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    That Wirz book is excellent. Definitely read...

    That Wirz book is excellent. Definitely read through it.
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    I've never had FedEx do something like that for...

    I've never had FedEx do something like that for anything I had delivered.

    DHL on the other hand...
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    lol. Win. How much do these tests cost anyway? ...

    lol. Win. How much do these tests cost anyway? I could ask my boss, but I wasn't too bothered about how much he spent. Still, I may not be the brightest cookie in the tool shed, but I recognize...
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    Not A Technician, Exactly.

    So, I took some NATE exams today. Core and some service tests.

    All I could say was...Really?

    There are some really long threads here devoted to NATE...and I find it hard to believe anyone...
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    http://www.jokespalace.com/wp-content/uploads/free...

    http://www.jokespalace.com/wp-content/uploads/free-candy.jpg

    You'll be missed, Econoline. *cough*
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    So...I'm a service tech now.

    So, after less than a month, I left my new-construction installs job, since the amount of driving I was doing (the 'city area' I was slated to work in turned out to have rather liberally defined...
  43. Associated Builders & Contractors apprenticeships - who has done one?

    So, I just turned down a job offer, because I got another one. Both were in the 'install help' category, and frankly I had to take one or the other because entry-level options around here have gone...
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    The only thing that feels better than a job offer...

    The only thing that feels better than a job offer is turning it down for a *way* better job offer.

    Sweet.

    That's a load off my mind.

    Now I can start panicking about the actual job...
  45. The bigget wrist and time saver that I didn't see...

    The bigget wrist and time saver that I didn't see on the list was a variable speed 3/8" cordless drill with torque control, good metal drill set and tools for using it as a power nut driver and screw...
  46. I do plan to call next week and talk about...

    I do plan to call next week and talk about it...go in in person if I can.

    I planned to ask about what's on the truck, insurance, what he suggests I have at what part of my training, etc.
    ...
  47. Is there a particular retailer for HVAC tools...

    Is there a particular retailer for HVAC tools that people like? Online? I've been cruising ebay and the like as well.

    I thought about the local wholesale houses...but I have a hunch their...
  48. Brain, ass....same diff, really :whistle:

    Brain, ass....same diff, really :whistle:
  49. Going to start working soon. I'd like to talk about tools.

    Okay, so...I have one job offer on the table, and I would start 2 weeks from next Monday, and a very promising second interview at another place early next week.

    The first place will be training...
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    chuckcrj, I live and work in eastern Racine Co,...

    chuckcrj, I live and work in eastern Racine Co, between Racine and Milwaukee.


    Markl, the very first class in my program was an 'Intro' class that was essentially two halves. One a very...
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