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    This past spring, I was doing my pms on rooftop...

    This past spring, I was doing my pms on rooftop units on a local bank. They have 7 units.opened up the filter door and found that the filters had been shredded on the first unit I came to.insulation...
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    Both lines are low pressure there for they must...

    Both lines are low pressure there for they must be insulated. As stated the metering device is in the out door unit.
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    Split the condenser coil and clean it. Outside...

    Split the condenser coil and clean it. Outside and inside look clean. I can guarantee you that when you split it, it will be plugged. I just completed a pm on 30 RTU at a factory. Major problems...
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    Had a good one this past week. I just finished a...

    Had a good one this past week. I just finished a 2 day pm at a local bank which happens to be an account of mine. 2 days later I get a call that an air handler is making a noise. I stop what im...
  5. I have worked residential, light commercial for...

    I have worked residential, light commercial for many years. Enjoyed the commercial aspect more than residential. Two things made me go over to commercial /industrial. First, the customers. They...
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    Company is contracted to perform PM on 30 hanging...

    Company is contracted to perform PM on 30 hanging heaters in an empty factory bldg. Customer wants systems maintained so when place is sold no issues with heating systems. Good idea. Completed the pm...
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    Several years ago an Ice Storm came thru the...

    Several years ago an Ice Storm came thru the area and knocked out power all over the city. Customer call to say her heat was out. I asked her if she was effected by the power outage. Yes I have no...
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    Run Run Run

    Alot of the statements made here are pretty accurate. I worked at SE for 2 yrs. some of the guys I worked with were good techs, others not so good. Its all about customer service and that's great,...
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    Looking to move to Ft. Wayne In.

    Looking to move back to Ft. Wayne Indiana, to be closer to family. Retired Army. Graduated from Ferris State Univ. with an AAS in HVAC. 28 yrs experience with the army and civilian work environment....
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    Army Training 52C school

    Toptech, when did you go thru the 52C course. I was an instructor at Ft. Belvoir from 90 thru 93
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    I love this job

    Started at Ferris State in 79, completed a 20yr career in the army doing this, and now im a service tech for a reputable company. I thank the good lord everyday the job I have. I enjoy getting up and...
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    Check sensors

    you need to ohm out your sensors. The troubleshooting chart in the unit tells you what the resistance should be depending on what the current temperature the sensor is sensing. Take the temp readings...
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    looking for work

    try walker white here in columbia, seems they always have an add for help in the paper
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    thanks in advance for your service to our...

    thanks in advance for your service to our country. Im a retired ARMY who just happened to be an instructor at the Heating/AC school at APG Maryland. The MOS is 52C Utilities Equpiment Repairer. I...
  15. Thread: Any Ideas????

    by wuffdog
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    Thanks , will do.

    Thanks , will do.
  16. Thread: Any Ideas????

    by wuffdog
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    Any Ideas????

    Sent out to an Apartment complex today on a no cooling call. Found the compressor not running. The unit is a goodman CPKE24-1AB and is a less than 1 year old (heat pump). Checked voltage, capacitor...
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    found 4 coils last week, 1 a goodman, 1 a ICP, 1...

    found 4 coils last week, 1 a goodman, 1 a ICP, 1 a trane, and 1 a carrier, dosen't really matter what brand, they just all seem to be leaking, all these units were less than 4 years old???
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    its been hovering between 95 and 100 all this...

    its been hovering between 95 and 100 all this week, 4 of us service techs been handling 10 calls per day, to include the service mgr catching some also. On call guy this weekend was swamped. Mine is...
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    for get those running traps

    Please do not install running traps, I end up changing them out on every service/maintenance. Ever notice how rusted and damp the blower side of the air handler is, P-trap is the way to go. Here in...
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    It is apparent your service tech dosen't have a...

    It is apparent your service tech dosen't have a clue. Get another one. There is a problem on the low voltage side of the operating system. should be easy to find if you know what your doing.
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    Only place to go.....

    I attended Ferris State University and graduated in 1981. The best hands on training in a school enviroment I have ever been associated with. Would love to be able to go back for their 4 year degree,...
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    How I learned

    I started in this trade back in 1979. Went to Ferris State University and got my AAS in HVAC. Best learning environment other than hands on training.In the midwest at that time was difficult finding...
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    Proudly Served

    US Army Retired SFC, 52C4H,I Also spent time within the recruiting command.
    Spent time in W. Germany, FT. Stewart GA, Ft. Belvoir VA, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Ft. Meade, MD. and FT. Jackson SC,...
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    Service Language

    One reason the Services have trouble operating jointly is that they
    > don't speak the same language.
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    > For example, if you told Navy personnel to "secure a building," they
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    What a way to get rid of the wife

    This 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.


    When she went before the judge in Cincinnati he asked her, "What did you steal?"
    She replied, "A can of peaches."

    The judge then asked...
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    US Military Rules

    US Marine Corps Rules:
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    > 1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
    > 2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
    > 3. Have a plan.
    > 4. Have a back-up plan, because the...
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    I totally agree with you. The One Hour company I...

    I totally agree with you. The One Hour company I use to work for started off great. I could see where this could be a great company to work for. But with a change of management it went right down the...
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    What about the dreaded call back?????? :confused:

    What about the dreaded call back?????? :confused:
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    I use to work for a One Hour company for about 4...

    I use to work for a One Hour company for about 4 years. First thing is it is a locally owned company, until One Hour determines wether or not you are worth buying you out. Then you no longer have the...
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    In referance to Retired btc, I've had more...

    In referance to Retired btc, I've had more deployments and unaccompanied tours than I care to count during my Army career.

    The moral I was talking about referred to the other techs.

    As for...
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    Thanks, I appreciate the responses. I talked with...

    Thanks, I appreciate the responses. I talked with the GM and dispatcher this morning. Basically the conversation went nowhere.

    They are not going to pay me for the drive and wear/tear on my own...
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    Any thoughts on this one.... My copmany has...

    Any thoughts on this one.... My copmany has decided to take the benifit of driving our trucks home after work. THey say that it is too expensive on gas. We now have to drive to the office, 22 miles...
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    Try this......

    Your cat suspicion is probabley the correct assumption. We have a customer who started complaining of the foul oder. We pulled the floor registers putting your hand down the ducts feeling the...
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    had the same problem last year on several amana...

    had the same problem last year on several amana gas packs. Look at the flue comming up and out of the package unit. There should be some caulking at the seams at the bend. We beat our brains out last...
  35. Thread: SEER

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    Does anyone know the best and easiest way to...

    Does anyone know the best and easiest way to determine SEER ratings on old equipment ie. Heat pumps. I don't mean looking at the model number or data plate. Is there a formula or even a sight I could...
  36. Thread: Sooting up

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    Was on a call friday night on a carrier dual fuel...

    Was on a call friday night on a carrier dual fuel package unit. The problem is it is sooting up real bad. The unit is about 7 years old ( according to the HO) No data plate. Soot all over the place....
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    Thats the only thing left to try as far as I...

    Thats the only thing left to try as far as I know, replacing the breaker. I'll give it a shot tomarrow and see what happens. thanks for your input one and all.....
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    Yes, when I disconnect the wires to the...

    Yes, when I disconnect the wires to the compressor, the breaker will not trip. This would indicate a problem with the compressor, yet no shorts or grounds are indicated.
    As for the LRA, the data...
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    Put in a new 2 1/2 ton Heil condensing unit...

    Put in a new 2 1/2 ton Heil condensing unit several weeks ago. Unit has run fine until this weekend. Thermostat calls for cooling, unit starts up and runs fine. Cools house well. When the thermostat...
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    i run flexduct on the floor of the attic. If I...

    i run flexduct on the floor of the attic. If I can I will have it buried under the blown in insulation. This will give it extra protection from the heat built up in the attic during those hot summer...
  41. Thread: 13 seer

    by wuffdog
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    what cha going to do????????/

    With 13 seer being bigger, I don't know what we are going to do. 90% of our customers have units in the attic or crawl space. Most are to small to get these larger units in. I guess we will be...
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    I feel for you guys in F*&^%-up companys out...

    I feel for you guys in F*&^%-up companys out there. I thought about moving to AZ, but but there is no way I would work in those conditions. Doing PM's that late is ludicris.
    The company I work for...
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    There could be several things wrong with your...

    There could be several things wrong with your unit. It could be a low charge( unit leaking refrigerant) If it is leaking don't waste your money trying to fix it due to age of equipment if what you...
  44. Thread: One hr air

    by wuffdog
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    whoaaaaaa back up buddy

    I don't know where you get your information about One hour Air companys, but you better watch what you say. I happen to work for a One Hour Air/Heating. We do not get paid by commission. Whatever...
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    This program sure has changed since I graduated...

    This program sure has changed since I graduated in 81. Would love to go back and take the entire program all over. This was the best decision I have ever made to attend Ferris. Anyone considering...
  46. Thread: Goodman Job

    by wuffdog
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    Anyone desiring to get on the job training on...

    Anyone desiring to get on the job training on repairing equipment, go for the Goodmans. This year alone I have personnally replaced 16 cracked heat exchangers on their gas packs. Ranging from 1yr old...
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