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    These guys are animals, just like our installers....

    These guys are animals, just like our installers. Ive had our installers do the primary drain properly, but leave the secondary plug completely open, no cap or plug or secondary drain, the result,...
  2. not to be a dink but anyone can do warranty work,...

    not to be a dink but anyone can do warranty work, i really dont care if someone does the warranty work, but want a tech who doesnt tell me how good he is or what his credentials are. He still needs...
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    wow, you hit the nail on the head. our installers...

    wow, you hit the nail on the head. our installers have this same complex too, and they somehow have this high confidence level that they could do no wrong, yet I keep wiping their a$$, noon night and...
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    Yeah its always cheaper to send a tech out after...

    Yeah its always cheaper to send a tech out after paying installers to do the job in the first place.
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    Vwhat can a true journeyman hvac installer do?,...

    Vwhat can a true journeyman hvac installer do?, the answer at our company is neither of the above, and yes i can and have installed, done service at all hours of the day and night, and finally i can...
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    not true at all, if i am poor at performing my...

    not true at all, if i am poor at performing my job as a tech, can i just blame the owner. You have to take ownership of your own work performance. I wish our company had a person who would check each...
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    Hslamming your own installers, you bet, one of my...

    Hslamming your own installers, you bet, one of my favorite things to do. Do your job right so we, the techs, dont have to critique your work. I even take pictures of the problems i find and show them...
  8. Thread: on call

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    I believe that being on call often makes you a...

    I believe that being on call often makes you a very strong tech, one who can deal with any obstacle or problem that may come up it really takes a few years of being on call and getting you a$$ kicked...
  9. Thread: on call

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    Same for me had a week last winter with 73 hours...

    Same for me had a week last winter with 73 hours worked, some was double time. Just block the whole call thing out of your mind i even go camping when im on call and bring my van to the campground,...
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    i had one leak on friday because the two...

    i had one leak on friday because the two installers didnt connect the condensate hose on the powerhead to the field supplied vinyl hose that runs outside with the lineset. Homeowner noticed water in...
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    Not one installer at our company reads any of the...

    Not one installer at our company reads any of the install manuals supplied with the equipment. Im lucky if the literature doesnt end up in our garbage dumpster.
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    All i ever ask of our installers, and i use that...

    All i ever ask of our installers, and i use that term loosely, is that i dont get a call from a customer afterhours that goes like this. Your company just installed a new furnace today, and now i...
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    i agree, no school can teach you service in my...

    i agree, no school can teach you service in my opinion. Nothing will prepare you for actual on call rotation, irritable and demanding customers. The original poster seems to have a high level of...
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    I guess you could say i have a bad attitude...

    I guess you could say i have a bad attitude towards our installers, so dont take it personally. I went to a new minisplit just installed a week ago one of he powerheads never had the condensate hose...
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    . Do you want to be a lead tech or lead...

    . Do you want to be a lead tech or lead installer. Not to burst your bubble, but our service department wouldnt consider hiring someone who only did installs, unless they fully understood electrical,...
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    What does your local dentist mark his materials...

    What does your local dentist mark his materials and services up, have you looked that up on the internet, ask the dentist to provide you with a detailed invoice. Free enterprise
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    Its sad that the contractor didnt have that board...

    Its sad that the contractor didnt have that board in stock on his van, i carry two of these factory boards on my van he spent more time dinking with the relay than just replacing the board . No need...
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    No installer at our company ever studied, or even...

    No installer at our company ever studied, or even thought about work in any capacity once 2:30 arrives. They just dont care, us techs on the other hand study manuals etc on a weekly basis.
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    Opposite here, so busy in the winter but still...

    Opposite here, so busy in the winter but still get forty in the summer, leaves more time for fishing!
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    Our installers are afraid to work any overtime,...

    Our installers are afraid to work any overtime, we could gain so may more customers if we had an emergency install crew available for changeouts on nights and weekends
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    I agree, anybody that is a new tech needs the...

    I agree, anybody that is a new tech needs the exposure, and to get their a$$ handed to them on a thirty below weekend. I cant stand how whiney the new techs are around our shop. Ive taken call for...
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    Our installers take their fleet trucks home, but...

    Our installers take their fleet trucks home, but couldnt even begin to take call due to their abilitys
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    None of our installers could even think about...

    None of our installers could even think about being a low grade tech. I would say if you can install a to z, meaning you can deliver the unit, install it, and make it run every time no matter what,...
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    Agreed, wevstart clean and checks in late april....

    Agreed, wevstart clean and checks in late april. We will not hook up gauges on any of these systems. You will inspect electrical, clean coils, make sure no air is going around coil, and change air...
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    Call the contractors number ona weekend or after...

    Call the contractors number ona weekend or after hours and see if they answer within a half hour or sooner, they will be your new hvac contractor. Our company would have been out of business years...
  26. I would cut that elbow off asap on the exhaust,...

    I would cut that elbow off asap on the exhaust, and get a bushing that is 2 inch, to 1 1/2 inch then a foot long piece of 1 1/2 pvc. The tech who was there should have done something like this, or...
  27. Grossly oversized. I couldve done a better job of...

    Grossly oversized. I couldve done a better job of a calculation from here, blindfolded.
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    We use isolation, purge tee combo on all...

    We use isolation, purge tee combo on all expansion tanks to allow for an easier replacement when they do fail. We also add our fill combo here too along with our air elimination. We will only install...
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    Get out there and be persistent, stop by any hvac...

    Get out there and be persistent, stop by any hvac shops in your area. You may even have to relocate. Weve been so busy we hired a guy from florida that ive been training since december. The work is...
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    That very well could be the problem, which a tech...

    That very well could be the problem, which a tech should catch in less than five mnutes, but with all the new installs i go to, improper low voltage wiring is by far the biggest problem. There is an...
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    Insist that when they come and say they are...

    Insist that when they come and say they are finished that they explain and show you that your humidifier is working and water is flowing through the drain hose into floor drain etc
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    Yes your existing stat will control a steam...

    Yes your existing stat will control a steam humidifier, or any humidifier for that matter. Call the company back and tell them to rectify the problem they created
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    Im positive they did not wire the humidifier...

    Im positive they did not wire the humidifier properly to furnace board, which controls your call for humidity. I cant tell you how to wire this up per forum rules, but a tech should be able to within...
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    Since you had the same humidifier on your older...

    Since you had the same humidifier on your older furnace, was it able to keep up before the new furnace was installed? My prediction is that the installers did not wirevthe humidifier properly to the...
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    If it cant keep up, call the company back, and...

    If it cant keep up, call the company back, and ask them to rectify the problem with a service tech, not an installer. If the tech cant make it work,ask the company for a steam humidifier, so it can...
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    Somewhat related, yesterday we had a tempstar...

    Somewhat related, yesterday we had a tempstar nulk with a plugged solid secondary. Shop vaccumed, then used hot water with garden hose, rinsed clean for twenty minutes, customer said they never had...
  37. Did you ever do resi service only? I too, would...

    Did you ever do resi service only? I too, would be very bored with resi install. I like to diagnose and fix things not run duct and install. In th past ive helped out install for a few hours but...
  38. Find somebody new, and capable

    Find somebody new, and capable
  39. Install only, definitely popcorn!

    Install only, definitely popcorn!
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    So you are booksmart, street stupid. If you have...

    So you are booksmart, street stupid. If you have such great knowledge of your trade, you should have such a good job that you could afford a new furnace today, and at the very least pay a hvac...
  41. Our vans just say 24 hour emergency service. And...

    Our vans just say 24 hour emergency service. And as far as parts go i just repair the furnace and tell the customer what parts were bad, no selling involved, no approval needed, just getbthe thing...
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    I had one experience of a cast iron iron boiler...

    I had one experience of a cast iron iron boiler used for, o during new construction, where the burners were actually plugged with dust. It was a utica boiler and had soot buildup on the heat...
  43. You should have to be a proven tech capable of...

    You should have to be a proven tech capable of tackling anything, and repairing anything before you eventhink about selling systems. We let our customers decide when they are ready to buy a new...
  44. Thats sad ,the country needs competent service...

    Thats sad ,the country needs competent service techs not sales techs. No wonder resi guys get a bad rap. I always want to learn more, take it to the next level, but i dont have chillers or heavy...
  45. No its not uncommon at all on carrier and payne...

    No its not uncommon at all on carrier and payne and bryant, on lp, ive condemned over a hundred heat exchanger due to soot in the last three years
  46. you must have been an installer not a tech if you...

    you must have been an installer not a tech if you were digging ditches, and running linesets, and running ductwork under a mobile home. No wonder you werent challenged, you were a general laborer.
  47. I love where i live, and like i said before if we...

    I love where i live, and like i said before if we had an opportunity to work on chillers we would tackle them. It has nothing to do with motivation. It has everything to do with quality of living in...
  48. Didnt mention laziness at all. Are the voyagers...

    Didnt mention laziness at all. Are the voyagers similar to the newer phoenix made by hot water products, we have worked on a number of those.
  49. Our company does not pay any commision to the...

    Our company does not pay any commision to the techs or anyone else for that matter. I am strictly an open guy with no schedule except whatever emergency no heats come in that day.all the other techs...
  50. Agreed, a good tech is a good tech period just...

    Agreed, a good tech is a good tech period just because youre a chillerman, doesnt mean you know everything about everything. I do mainly resi and light commercial, because thats all thats available...
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