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    ive lived in the south my whole life, there is...

    ive lived in the south my whole life, there is not many unions down here, I doubt youll find any same companies that are. Just the big guys, trane, johnson, carrier etc.

    Ive found that if a...
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    condenser blades on undercounter ref equipment...

    condenser blades on undercounter ref equipment gets dirty.
    thats bout it, if your filters are kept up you evap coil/fan should never get dirty enough to warrent a clean
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    Powered exhaust fan

    Tomorrow I have a voyager RTU I'm to figure out why the powered exhaust isn't working, I don't know much of the history but the maintenance guys says it hasn't ran in along time, but when they hit...
  4. Thread: Work boot

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    I'm thinking of these ...

    I'm thinking of these

    http://www.bellevilleboot.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=10

    also I hate wearing any boots less that 8"
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    Since no one else would ask what's the weight...

    Since no one else would ask what's the weight limit on that
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    I've been service for about 8 years, starting to...

    I've been service for about 8 years, starting to learn controls.
    i can't see how I could begin to remotely understand anything I would do in controls without having a service background. Chillers,...
  7. Thread: Btu

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    shouldnt we have a american thermal unit and a...

    shouldnt we have a american thermal unit and a british thermal unit :)

    hell we should have just been like the rest of the world and adopted the metric system decades ago
  8. I've been in nc my whole life, our wages are much...

    I've been in nc my whole life, our wages are much lower then northen states. I'm not a chiller guy but most everything else. 26 to 30 is norm. I think our chiller guys are 34 to 36
  9. Thread: Study materials

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    The site has been down all day

    The site has been down all day
  10. Thread: Tstat wire

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    The wireless type

    The wireless type
  11. Thread: Study materials

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    Study materials

    I've been a service tech for about 7 years, I work for a large company and the controls division is offering me a opportunity to maybe move to their side of things. I've got a few weeks to try it out...
  12. Does pay increase as the temperature drops. I'm...

    Does pay increase as the temperature drops. I'm in the south and winters are too cold for me
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    All big companies start out as one man shops ...

    All big companies start out as one man shops

    ive never worked at a one man shop but the pay would have to be great as I'm sure it have no benefits
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    Odd TRANE wshp issue

    I have a axiom wshp that's having a odd issue. First off what I found was

    1. Thermostat (vision pro 8000, TRANE version) was configured as a 2h1c standard, change it to a 2h/2c heat pump.

    2....
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    Bleed air from whsp

    Tomorrow I'm going to look at a whsp that, from what I'm told I'll need to bleed air from the system but there doesn't seem to be any valves to do so. On the incoming water side there is 2 pete plug...
  16. Thread: Appion Hoses

    by marter
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    When I work on the smaller ref stuff I find it a...

    When I work on the smaller ref stuff I find it a lot easier to use one hose.
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    And if it was you, or a family member which was...

    And if it was you, or a family member which was wrongly convicted?

    You should be able to appeal any decision if there is not %100 undeniable proof (video). Not witnesses whom are not reliable
  18. Thread: AK900's

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    Valves are 1/4 turn. I've had mine for a year...

    Valves are 1/4 turn. I've had mine for a year atleast. I doubt I'll use anything else now


    Never used any other manifold
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    Freeze ups can warp the plates, and if someone...

    Freeze ups can warp the plates, and if someone melts it using really hot water
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    When they ask about reduced energy efficiency,...

    When they ask about reduced energy efficiency, how do you explain it to them.
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    No one ever replaces sheeves

    Seems I'll find some worn pulleys, are grooved out pretty bad. Whenever I quote these its almost impossible to get them approved. Seems the little stuff is so mach harder to get replaced (pulleys,...
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    Ours is $150 a month (union), the norm cost for a...

    Ours is $150 a month (union), the norm cost for a family around here (Charlotte NC) Is $300 a week.
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    I have only seen them on ductless exhaust hoods.

    I have only seen them on ductless exhaust hoods.
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    I found it when you replace switches if you...

    I found it when you replace switches if you always at least recrimp the terminals or better yet replaced the wires they tend to last a little bit longer
  25. Try mckenneys

    Try mckenneys
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    Looks nice and alot of guys like it. If the...

    Looks nice and alot of guys like it. If the company is buying it, get it. If you are footing the bill, hell no.

    Invest in good CRTs, hoses, micron gauge
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    Love mine. Work bought me some flukes but I...

    Love mine. Work bought me some flukes but I still use my hs36. Only issue I've ever had was recently I've been working heavy commercial and this unit was 480v the meter said OL. reset the meter...
  28. Thread: Move to union?

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    I just went union. For me as long as I could...

    I just went union. For me as long as I could prove I had the needed skills through past employment i started as a journeyman. Only two months in, the only plus I see being union is insurance.

    I...
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    Another vote for breaking bad. All if them are...

    Another vote for breaking bad. All if them are on Netflix. Out of all the episodes, none were bad
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    Check for a restricted filter drier. The exhaust...

    Check for a restricted filter drier. The exhaust fan is a issue but its probably not your biggest issue right now

    What the pressure when it shuts down
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    Mckenneys or southern comfort are the ones I've...

    Mckenneys or southern comfort are the ones I've felt with and recommend (commercial hvac]

    Stay away from
    day and night
    Conserv

    Both are HVAC and refrigeration

    Live in Charlotte also
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    Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk

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    Would the $300 be worth it if its only only used...

    Would the $300 be worth it if its only only used a few times a month

    I don't think either tool can swage hard copper l

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  34. Thread: What I'm worth?

    by marter
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    I wouldn't be advertising you are single with no...

    I wouldn't be advertising you are single with no kids. Some companies will feel that you will get your check on Friday party all weekend and not show on Monday.

    Either way its none of their...
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    All depends on how much you will use it. I have...

    All depends on how much you will use it. I have the manual type does up to 5/8s.

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  36. Thread: Wages

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    Seems about average for charlotte Sent from my...

    Seems about average for charlotte

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  37. Thread: Wages

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    Guess so Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk

    Guess so

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  38. Thread: Wages

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    Looking through this thread I posted may 2013 I...

    Looking through this thread I posted may 2013 I was making 22 a hour doing all 3 sides. Now making 26 a hour doing big commercial

    North Carolina BTW


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    I know a guy that worked there for a few months,...

    I know a guy that worked there for a few months, also said it was horrible I

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  40. Done in house work for Wendy's and bojangles. ...

    Done in house work for Wendy's and bojangles. Work wasn't bad but the pay was lower then HVAC or refrigeration work

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    Why would you think you needed to add gas? Did...

    Why would you think you needed to add gas? Did you make sure the indoor fan is working. You said the fan cycle doesn't cut in until 300 then your outdoor fan wouldn't run at 212

    Sent from my...
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    The fieldpiece deluxe lead set has them included...

    The fieldpiece deluxe lead set has them included

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    Well they let me go this morning. I should have...

    Well they let me go this morning. I should have been like everyone else and just parked the van at the shop.

    Gave them 2 1/2 years too.

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    So I gave them my two week notice the other day...

    So I gave them my two week notice the other day just told him straight out there with the more money they're offering and the better benefits I just couldn't say no. So I'm going to stay and work...
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    Question on starting new job

    So I just got a new job and I'm going to give my 2 week notice today but I'm just wondering I've accumulated two weeks of vacation time I live in South Carolina shouldn't they have to pay me for the...
  46. Thread: Wire strippers

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    I buy Klein's spring assist ones. Never wanted...

    I buy Klein's spring assist ones. Never wanted to try anything else

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    Took the electrical test today passed with a 85 ...

    Took the electrical test today passed with a 85

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    I'm taking the electrical test any the end of...

    I'm taking the electrical test any the end of this month.
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    fieldpiece hs36, and a fieldpiece st4 better...

    fieldpiece hs36, and a fieldpiece st4

    better then and still cheaper then fluke
  50. Thread: ak900 or sman 3

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    AK900. Tool is great, but when i had a knob on...

    AK900. Tool is great, but when i had a knob on the high side broke and they sent me a new one (free and from canada) that sealed the deal, that kind of support is what really makes a brand.
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