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  1. Thread: Leak Freeze

    by valdelocc
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    "Leak freeze with magic frost", I wish they would...

    "Leak freeze with magic frost", I wish they would sell just the "magic frost", I dont care for the "leak freeze" but sure love some "magic frost"
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    common problem, it happened to my 557 around the...

    common problem, it happened to my 557 around the same time, took them back to the supply house, they sent it to Testo for repairs, got them back month later and havent had any more issues, I dont use...
  3. I have worked in many TL boilers, I would look at...

    I have worked in many TL boilers, I would look at the heat exchanger first, inside and out, maybe it needs a good cleaning, are the angle pieces in between burnt? is the refractory falling apart?...
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    I was advised by former employees against...

    I was advised by former employees against accepting a job with my present employer,years later it turnout to be the best company I ever work for, before that I was working for "the best HVAC...
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    If I was you, green and lacking field experience,...

    If I was you, green and lacking field experience, I would take any job that was offered, good or bad and start building my career from there. guys like you are dime a dozen and not many contractor...
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    probably the tube sheet was damaged/expanded from...

    probably the tube sheet was damaged/expanded from rerolling over the years, is bet to leave weeping tubes alone.
  7. Thread: Blu Vac

    by valdelocc
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    My advise to you, put the bluevac for sale on...

    My advise to you, put the bluevac for sale on ebay and buy a "old school analog", there is a reason why you service manager still uses it, nothing beats the Thermal and I've tried them all.
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    So the tubes in the second pass were leaking? not...

    So the tubes in the second pass were leaking? not just weeping at the sheet, there were holes on them? the reason why the tubes failed was water side pitting, right? typically when retubing a...
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    Stack temp are perfect for those pressures, I...

    Stack temp are perfect for those pressures, I wonder if the contractor carved the tube sheets while removing the bad tubes? what happened to the original tubes? oxygen pitting?
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    How can it be "lower energy consumption" when...

    How can it be "lower energy consumption" when R424a is near 12% less (btu per lb) capacity than R22? meaning that now the air conditioning tonnage is lower than rated and the unit must run longer to...
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    Whats the steam pressure?

    Whats the steam pressure?
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    Is this a two pass, dryback? whats the stack temp...

    Is this a two pass, dryback? whats the stack temp over the whole firing rate? definitely need a combustion analysis and burner tuneup, as you know is normal to have some tubes weep while cold, if the...
  13. Like previous poster said, there is nobody left,...

    Like previous poster said, there is nobody left, all contractors are looking, some are trying to bribe guys into jumping ship at supply houses parking lot.
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    Ohh no :( !! what a horrible tragedy!! It...

    Ohh no :( !! what a horrible tragedy!! It happened to my hoses once and a very wise man recommended to "wash them in the ocean and let them dry covered with rice for 23.5 hours", worked like a charm...
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    I own both tools, dont waste your money on the...

    I own both tools, dont waste your money on the informant 2, it lacks manual control and sensitivity is comparable to infijunk dtek, although it works good finding NG&LP leaks but definitely not worth...
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    Just give yourself a few weeks down in GA and you...

    Just give yourself a few weeks down in GA and you are going to be "fed up" with "high cost of housing and living" and on top of that low wages, good luck finding a " residential/light commercial" job...
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    I like my cheapish from HFT, bought them for $10...

    I like my cheapish from HFT, bought them for $10 years ago. http://www.harborfreight.com/ratcheting-crimping-tool-97420.html
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    here a link to a how to..video ...

    here a link to a how to..video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImGSjFoLIgY
  19. Thread: Work Pay

    by valdelocc
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    Relax, dont get your panties in a wad, lets agree...

    Relax, dont get your panties in a wad, lets agree to disagree.
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    been using it for years and love it, had braze up...

    been using it for years and love it, had braze up to 2 5/8 with the rosebud.
  21. Thread: Work Pay

    by valdelocc
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    You are posting bogus crap about some Canadian...

    You are posting bogus crap about some Canadian company, totally non-hvac related yet I dont see where the Canadian railroad employees are told to forfeit overtime after completing the 40 hours...
  22. Thread: Work Pay

    by valdelocc
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    I dont know why you have to be so dramatic, must...

    I dont know why you have to be so dramatic, must be that time of the month.
  23. Thread: Work Pay

    by valdelocc
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    Worked on both sides of the fence and there is no...

    Worked on both sides of the fence and there is no comparison, for the working men there is no place like the union. I bet you are not a union member and have no idea how the unions operates, I call...
  24. Thread: Work Pay

    by valdelocc
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    I would like to see proof of that!!! No labor...

    I would like to see proof of that!!! No labor union would negotiate a separate contract for just one member and if it wasnt for the labor unions there wouldn't be any overtime pay, 8 hours work day,...
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    I think he is talking about the "new and...

    I think he is talking about the "new and improved" Simplicity SE, there is an upgrade for the software that is supposed to iron a few bugs, you can download the latest version to a flash drive and...
  26. 8D = 8 cylinders, semi, recip. Where have you...

    8D = 8 cylinders, semi, recip. Where have you seeing those Copeland rebranded Bitzers? havent heard of such animal.
  27. They dont make them like they used to, probably a...

    They dont make them like they used to, probably a Mexican rebuilt, next time sell them a Bitzer.
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    does it looks like this ...

    does it looks like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANE-BRK01385-BRACKET-ASSEMBLY-MOTOR-MOUNTING-/271797296845
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    Thats on the MSDS, and its the r-32 that when...

    Thats on the MSDS, and its the r-32 that when heated decomposes into HF.
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    I was using r290 just a few minutes ago, came...

    I was using r290 just a few minutes ago, came home late and didnt have the time for charcoal.
  31. In the 90s, back when Bernie was running the...

    In the 90s, back when Bernie was running the show, he tried to grab a share of service work but once Leone took over he didn't care for HVAC service, gave it away and the bench was half full all year...
  32. Johnson controls now has mesj making more than...

    Johnson controls now has mesj making more than mes-1 but less than btj, i call bs on that
  33. I get it!, when customers call the union hall...

    I get it!, when customers call the union hall requesting techs to fix an air conditioner, boiler, chiller etc. the union hall dispatcher looks at the secret list of the union head honcho drinking...
  34. 8 months is way too much work, I'm with you, 4...

    8 months is way too much work, I'm with you, 4 months a year is more than enough, that just ain't cool bro, trying to play the player.
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    My guess would be they are thinking about...

    My guess would be they are thinking about offering you a job, this time of the year every contractor is looking for hands.
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    How bout animals farts? that's definitely...

    How bout animals farts? that's definitely ultrasonic right?
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    Nope, you made it sound like union dues are a big...

    Nope, you made it sound like union dues are a big secret and thats has never been the case, union members pay dues and in return we get fair wages, great health care, awesome training, and two or...
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    You said you were "white ticketed" did you paid...

    You said you were "white ticketed" did you paid your initiation fee? and you never heard about union dues? how you figure the union training program is funded? how about elected officers pay? the...
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    So you are telling us, that nobody in the union...

    So you are telling us, that nobody in the union hall told you about paying dues? and you thought the union was el freebo, then you got hit with undisclosed fees just like a credit card, right? your...
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    I dislike the informant 2 cause it does not have...

    I dislike the informant 2 cause it does not have manual mode nor can be zeroed plus its way overpriced. My primary leak detector is the Tif ZX-1, my back up is Tif ZX :) and big blue, my h10 hasnt...
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    The union is not for everybody but if it wasn't...

    The union is not for everybody but if it wasn't for the union there wouldn't be a bench mark AKA BTJ scale, and by the way the scale is considered minimum wage, skilled union mechanics get pay more.
  42. What race card are talking about? you were the...

    What race card are talking about? you were the one that pointed out the race of the imaginary Hispanic woman,scamming the system, wrapped up in gold and driving a Cadillac, you could had left the...
  43. If I had a dime for every time I heard that...

    If I had a dime for every time I heard that story, the only thing that changes is the ethnicity of the welfare recipient, now that I think about, its never a White person although there are more...
  44. probably the teacher was a former sheet metal...

    probably the teacher was a former sheet metal worker.
  45. Some of the most hateful people that I know call...

    Some of the most hateful people that I know call themselves "Christians" and go to church every Sunday. I'm not talking about GA (person not the state).
  46. sheetmetal union?

    sheetmetal union?
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    Thats a mystery about to unravel in another...

    Thats a mystery about to unravel in another episode of "random typing adventures", described by critics as "incomprehensible yet funny" :)
  48. Thread: Fluke 902

    by valdelocc
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    Same here!! been using Fluke for a long while, my...

    Same here!! been using Fluke for a long while, my 902 seats in the van all year round, my Fluke 30 is near 20 years old, I keep in in the garage, still works like when new, I live in western NY, it...
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    Journeyman after 2 weeks and a moron for life!!!

    Journeyman after 2 weeks and a moron for life!!!
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    Just when one though it didnt get any worst than...

    Just when one though it didnt get any worst than Testo...
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