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  1. Thread: Work Pants

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    http://www.lapolicegear.com/51174251.html I wear...

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/51174251.html
    I wear these or Carharrt B159. We have to wear 100% cotton due to NFPA 70E an these are the best options I have found. Company provides us with Dickies...
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    The baking soda is a good idea. Whatever you do...

    The baking soda is a good idea. Whatever you do when the coil is clean I would change the filtration. I have a textile plant that I look after with (4) 130 ton RTU's and with standard 2" pleats they...
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    If the water flow is indeed what has eaten up the...

    If the water flow is indeed what has eaten up the tube sheet it will do the same with the gates if they are left like that. If there are any circuit setters in the loop he could adjust them to get...
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    Get at least 2. On larger systems you'll need...

    Get at least 2. On larger systems you'll need them. Or you may need to leave one on a system and find on the next call you need one. One of the handiest tools in my truck!
  5. A lot of good points here. One big sticking point...

    A lot of good points here. One big sticking point that I have seen though is that we have nobody new coming into the industry. At least in our area we don't , maybe it's different somewhere else. I...
  6. Thread: RTAA EXV

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    Just a thought but you may be able to find...

    Just a thought but you may be able to find somebody locally that is scavenging parts off of machines that are being decommissioned. We have stockpiled some parts from the RTAA machines as they are...
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    They tried to bill me for minutes used on the...

    They tried to bill me for minutes used on the company phone, a charger that was actually in the truck, and hold my last check. The instances that a check can be held in NC are very specific and a...
  8. Fluke. End of discussion. Bad experiences with...

    Fluke. End of discussion. Bad experiences with Fieldpiece and UEI both. I have a Fluke 29 that I know is over 15 years old and still works great. 2 year Fieldpiece that isn't worth the effort it...
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    Cracked heat exchanger is easy. Disable it and...

    Cracked heat exchanger is easy. Disable it and done. Document it (pics if possible) and notify the customer. Three people died last year in NC due to malfunctioning equipment.
  10. http://www.planomolding.com/product.php?BCCID=108&...

    http://www.planomolding.com/product.php?BCCID=108&PID=705

    I carry this one every day in my Tech LC bag. You can pick these up at WalMart. Works pretty good.
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    You probably won't find an aftermarket one to...

    You probably won't find an aftermarket one to match up. You can get fairly close though. If your system has a TXV you will probably be ok. Will the system be right, no it won't but it will be...
  12. Everything he said except you will need SAE and...

    Everything he said except you will need SAE and Metric tools and a helper to carry your tools! Just kidding about the helper but with the newer equipment you will need Metric tools. Gearwrench makes...
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    You always have questions. I do anyway. Knowing...

    You always have questions. I do anyway. Knowing the answers counts for very little for me. Knowing where to get the answers is what is important. My opinion but I would make the move as long as it is...
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    According to what you're doing. Chiller controls...

    According to what you're doing. Chiller controls is Techview, BAS is Rover or TU but according to where in the network you connect you could probably get by with Rover.
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    I remember those days. Graduated school and...

    I remember those days. Graduated school and thought finding a job would be a breeze. Six months later took a job for half of what I thought I would be making and driving my own truck to work every...
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    Poll: I would recommend Mitsibushi. I like the way they...

    I would recommend Mitsibushi. I like the way they handle the take off to the individual air handlers better. Contact a local rep and ask for a site tour. Ronald McDonald House in Winston has this...
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    http://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/wh...

    http://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/what-is-corona-effect/

    Here is some reading. You can go on from there. As older drives start failing my belief is this will become more common. Good...
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    How long are the cable runs from drive to the...

    How long are the cable runs from drive to the motors and is the ground derated for the circuit. We have a site where we have lost drives and motors both with cabling issues.
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    Been carrying the Terralux but have now switched...

    Been carrying the Terralux but have now switched over to Streamlight ProTac lights. Still carry the HCRI model Terralux because it allows me to see colors better.
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    Eyes, ears, fingers and toes guys! Don't get out...

    Eyes, ears, fingers and toes guys! Don't get out of the truck without them. I have every intention of going home in the same shape I left. That injury will probably need skin grafts and a good while...
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    Deep fried in peanut oil only way to go!

    Deep fried in peanut oil only way to go!
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    I have switched over to the black hoses a couple...

    I have switched over to the black hoses a couple of years ago. Better for pulling a vacum through and tougher day to day. Harder to handle though so there is a trade off.
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    What he is telling you is to get into a union...

    What he is telling you is to get into a union training program. I don't have any experience with a program like that but have been told that they have the best training in the industry. I went to...
  24. Thread: road rage

    by Old Soul
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    Been there. Working at a mall many moons ago and...

    Been there. Working at a mall many moons ago and got done with my job. Wrote up my ticket and couldn't find the manager, found here in the back of the stockroom servicing a guy. I turned and headed...
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    Don't forget getting stepped on! A friend of mine...

    Don't forget getting stepped on! A friend of mine that does a lot of resteraunt work told me always keep your heels to the side while working on your knees in a kitchen so your ankles don't get...
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