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    Hmm. My favorite ex-employer took a T&M job from...

    Hmm.
    My favorite ex-employer took a T&M job from another company to install 11 10 ton split system heat pumps, and the duct work.( with the contracting company supplying the equipment)
    After the...
  2. Any time a government can control what you say,...

    Any time a government can control what you say, they will, since saying is the start of doing.
    Go Anon, and go hard.
    Or, wake up sooner, rather than later, to a world where the truth is a lie, and...
  3. Could of been a case where bringing the high side...

    Could of been a case where bringing the high side down left the low side too low, and bringing the suction up, raised the head too much.

    Easy to see that happening with stuff not matched. I'd...
  4. If my business was all ice machines, all the...

    If my business was all ice machines, all the time, and specifically one brand, it might be worth it to me.

    As it stands, I work on any ice machine, including one this summer that was entirely...
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    environmental wackiness

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44627081/ns/today-today_health/t/otc-inhalers-be-phased-out-protect-ozone-layer/

    Going to ban them because of CFCs and HCFCs they contain (I'd guess much, much less...
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    Have you considered steam or water based heat? A...

    Have you considered steam or water based heat?
    A geo-thermal system feeding below floor pipes seems like it might work.
    I agree that forced air ain't that good for paint/body shops.
  7. Lol. We stick condensing units in terrible...

    Lol.
    We stick condensing units in terrible conditions on a regular basis (looking at chinese restaurants where they condensers are set on top of walk-ins, boxed in and are in an unconditioned space...
  8. EH. I recommend this for those times the temps...

    EH.
    I recommend this for those times the temps are far exceeding design parameters.
    If you are in a stretch of 100+ degree days, and your system was designed for 90-95 degree days, the only thing...
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    In commercial refrigeration, leaks are mostly at...

    In commercial refrigeration, leaks are mostly at joints or fittings.
    In residential, in coils usually.

    But, the leak will always be in the most PITA place/most expensive/or place that is not...
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    Nah, it is just not cost effective. My favorite...

    Nah, it is just not cost effective. My favorite ex-employer has a tech that never gets call backs. But he only runs maybe 2 calls a day, on a good day.

    If he gets a call and the problem is the...
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    Go buy a commercial fryer. If you are a pro,...

    Go buy a commercial fryer.
    If you are a pro, then it should be no problem installing it.
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    Working for myself. Know that ain't the answer...

    Working for myself.
    Know that ain't the answer you are looking for, but it has been the answer to me.
    From being married with a child in private school, to being divorced and ridden hard by...
  13. You can rebuild a semi-hermetic.

    You can rebuild a semi-hermetic.
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    I see vastly more electrical problems than...

    I see vastly more electrical problems than refrigeration problems, or airflow problems.
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    Don't know why folks get torqued. If you are in...

    Don't know why folks get torqued.
    If you are in business and can not communicate properly with your customers, you are failing.

    I just hope that many of the posts I have seen on this site are not...
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    I am dumbfounded they would steal it. Scrap yards...

    I am dumbfounded they would steal it. Scrap yards around here will accept chain link fence, but will not pay for it.
  17. Thread: Fan Death

    by stonewallred
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    The flow of room air across the coils of the...

    The flow of room air across the coils of the motor lead to depletion of the oxygen in the air due to the arcing which causes the oxygen to bond with CO and make H2O.
    Don't they teach anything in...
  18. I am going to be 100% honest, it is cheaper and...

    I am going to be 100% honest, it is cheaper and easier to examine machine, see if you can figure out the problem, and if not, just call tech support.

    The way various manufacturers change specs,...
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    Neese's sausage, if I am out of the stuff my...

    Neese's sausage, if I am out of the stuff my kinfolks in KY make from their hogs.
  20. In my state, for a year I own it lock, stock and...

    In my state, for a year I own it lock, stock and barrel. If it breaks, I have to fix it at no charge to the owner, unless they broke it.

    After a year, then owner gets any warranty parts at no...
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    Brands don't matter, neither does NATE,...

    Brands don't matter, neither does NATE, regardless of what they and some people claim.

    Professional work, for a fair price. That should be your goal. And if you achieve that goal, then you will be...
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    White males don't need construction jobs. We all...

    White males don't need construction jobs. We all know they lay around their mansions and roll around in their huge piles of cash they got when the government bailed them out....oh, sorry, I missed...
  23. Thread: Recycling

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    I did, then did some more digging as while I like...

    I did, then did some more digging as while I like them, I also like to verify facts.
    They were conservative in their views if you ask me.
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    Don't know where I came up with this, but make...

    Don't know where I came up with this, but make your favorite bean dip (mine has refried beans, hamburger, spices, finely diced onions, jalapenos, green peppers and sometimes crushed garlic cloves),...
  25. Thread: Recycling

    by stonewallred
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    Landfills. Look at them as convenient places for...

    Landfills. Look at them as convenient places for our descendants a couple of thousand years in the future to find raw materials. A land fill, 50 miles on a side, would handle all the stuff the USA...
  26. Thread: Recycling

    by stonewallred
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    I figure that recycling is a rip off except of...

    I figure that recycling is a rip off except of metals.

    If it was "good" then we would be forced to directly or indirectly subsidize it via taxes and fees. And we ain't running out of space for...
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    Your problem could have been easily solved by...

    Your problem could have been easily solved by installing something other than Trane.
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    OoO. Yeah , it is that frickin important....

    OoO.

    Yeah , it is that frickin important.
    Order of Operation

    Knowing what the heck you are supposed to be seeing when, is far more important than the rest of the "advice" spewed so far.
    ...
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    Hmm, the draft inducer fan, that I had to get for...

    Hmm, the draft inducer fan, that I had to get for a customer on a Trane Voyager model, which cost $ bucks (my cost) versus the $ bucks any other brand would have cost, begs to differ.

    I agree...
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    Rheem AC/HP, especially the older ones with the...

    Rheem AC/HP, especially the older ones with the comp outside the coil. Thermopride oil furnaces. And the rest is meh, decent, works, but not the "best"/

    Give me a furnace or AC that is reliable,...
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    Extensive non-HVAC/R experience with industrial...

    Extensive non-HVAC/R experience with industrial type maintenance.
    I was making $18 an hour in 2000 with a HVAC company.

    Right now, unless the company was offering very good benefits, I would not...
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    lmao. Do you not have a life outside HVAC?...

    lmao. Do you not have a life outside HVAC? (speaking as one who is looking at HVAC talk at the same time as you)
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    Lmao. I get home many days, and all I want is...

    Lmao.
    I get home many days, and all I want is breakfast, being that most days I don't even get that.

    Today, being it is Labor Day weekend (although I have to work tomorrow cleaning a condenser,...
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    42, and from 8 until 20 I raced BMX or motocross....

    42, and from 8 until 20 I raced BMX or motocross.
    Throw in 18+ years of tossing iron in the gym.

    I gave up and went into business with a younger partner(a former tech of mine) and am riding out...
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    True enough.

    True enough.
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    Brand has far less importance than design and...

    Brand has far less importance than design and installation.
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
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    Hmm, I could go Southern and say that when you...

    Hmm, I could go Southern and say that when you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps....

    But no, I was referring t several folks who called installers all kinds of names, impugned...
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    Simple meals

    Two dish chicken and rice

    1 pot
    1 bowl
    1 can of chicken breast
    1 can of cream of chicken soup
    1 can of cream of celery soup
    enough "instant rice" for four people
    1/3 of a medium onion
    1 can...
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    Gotta be able to do both, in order to understand...

    Gotta be able to do both, in order to understand what is going wrong.
    I can install to code, and bend metal to order. I was a sheet metal mechanic for a time at a large multinational company where...
  41. Good luck, safety, and an interesting journey.

    Good luck, safety, and an interesting journey.
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    Work when it is needed. If the unit was vital,...

    Work when it is needed.
    If the unit was vital, then yeah, I'd work on it, taking whatever measures needed to make sure me and the work area was dry and safe.
    If it ain't vital?
    Lol, they can wait...
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    Been dragging around various UEI meters for...

    Been dragging around various UEI meters for several years.
    Only issue I have ever had is they will occasionally be off on temp readings by 2-3 degrees, which is consistent and can be worked around...
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    As a service tech, do you get paid more than the...

    As a service tech, do you get paid more than the installers?
    Do you get paid more when "doing" their job?
    And do you think all an "installer" does is hook up the unit to duct work?
    I think you...
  45. Hmm, good luck with that. In my state, I am...

    Hmm, good luck with that.
    In my state, I am required to warranty the entire install for 1 year.
    I don't install customer supplied equipment.
  46. Thread: Ice Cold

    by stonewallred
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    is this like that zerol ice or some stuff UR...

    is this like that zerol ice or some stuff UR was/is selling?
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    methinks you should come to my fair town, where...

    methinks you should come to my fair town, where in East Winston, they will stop in the middle of the street to carry on a conversation.
    Or make illegal turns over medians, or figure that right on...
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    I don't do work for home warranty companies,...

    I don't do work for home warranty companies, period.
    Too many horror stories for me.
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    Get what works. That is the only thing I can...

    Get what works.
    That is the only thing I can say.
    I use TT for general brazing, except for stuff smaller than 1/4" or larger than 7/8".
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    Check the venturis at the bottom, if they get...

    Check the venturis at the bottom, if they get clogged it can cause problems.
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