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    Welcome, Being in Point Roberts your search of...

    Welcome, Being in Point Roberts your search of employers will be extremely limited. Are you planning to drive to Bellingham every day? My shop has a Bellingham office I think we only run 2 guys...
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    Yes here all MES are classified as journeymen...

    Yes here all MES are classified as journeymen whether they are level 1,2 or 3 but only get a percentage of journeyman scale and a fraction of the pension.
    What is keeping you from becoming a full...
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    Don't get stuck in the MES program have a plan to...

    Don't get stuck in the MES program have a plan to get out and become a journeyman.
  4. Plan on being very bored. I would say around...

    Plan on being very bored. I would say around here a chief facilities guy would be somewhere in the $35-$40 range
  5. Thread: union

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    Sounds like you were in a bad local. Yes I don't...

    Sounds like you were in a bad local. Yes I don't get vacation/holiday pay per say but I have a vacation account that the company pays in $4.00 an hour to. The company pays for everything for my van...
  6. You definitely need to find a new job. If it...

    You definitely need to find a new job. If it were me I wouldn't hesitate to make a call to the EPA, Why the heck do we jump through hoops when these guys just say f it and do what ever they want.
  7. I'm not sure how it works there but in my local...

    I'm not sure how it works there but in my local 35 hours a week will cover the health insurance. Anything over 35hrs gets banked if you work less than 35hrs you draw from your banked hours. Your...
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    My company supplies me the H10 it works great

    My company supplies me the H10 it works great
  9. Thread: union

    by buttwheat
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    Why? please tell me what bad they did to you to...

    Why? please tell me what bad they did to you to have your negative opinion.
  10. That it is because it is far better coverage than...

    That it is because it is far better coverage than Obama care requires. My employer pays in $9.01 an hour w/ a minimum of 32 hours a week for continuing coverage(the rest is banked) That buys way...
  11. Yes same here my health and welfare is paid by my...

    Yes same here my health and welfare is paid by my employer not by my union or my union dues.
  12. Please explain what you mean? Do you mean it is...

    Please explain what you mean? Do you mean it is hard to understand with company's screwing you like this why is there so many techs that are anti union?
    I think it is the placement of the comas...
  13. That $400 seams awfully cheap. Here insurance is...

    That $400 seams awfully cheap. Here insurance is much more expensive than that
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    Get all your licenses and certs that you can....

    Get all your licenses and certs that you can. Nate is pretty worthless. state electrical, journeyman refrigeration, gas piping, boiler lic., plumbing lic. Star cert.(worthless unless you are UA)
    I...
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    This ^^^^^^^ We have a 56 yo first year...

    This ^^^^^^^

    We have a 56 yo first year apprentice smart guy lots of life experience
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    Good luck. Most people that bash the unions don't...

    Good luck. Most people that bash the unions don't have any real knowledge about them.
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    $13 an hour really? They are hosing you. We start...

    $13 an hour really? They are hosing you. We start tradesmen at just under $22 an hour. A Tradesmen is a helper, parts runner etc. until they get into the apprentice program.
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    If your wife is unhappy then is is an urgent...

    If your wife is unhappy then is is an urgent situation. Call and pay for a second opinion. The price of the service call is a small price to pay to bring harmony back into your house;)
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    Nice

    Nice
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    Call your contractor and ask him these questions....

    Call your contractor and ask him these questions. Where do yo live that you only need 5 kw of aux. heat?
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    I use the Testo one. I have no complaints with...

    I use the Testo one. I have no complaints with it. I dont remember how much it was I bought it at Johnstone. It has found many bad heat exchangers the best part is that you can easily show the...
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    Most likely 1 30 amp is the heat pump. the other...

    Most likely 1 30 amp is the heat pump. the other 2 30 is 1 element the 60 2 elements, blower and controls. man I hope I'm not giving away any secret info and they come and take away my birthday.
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    Yes they are changing it to 134a which qualifies...

    Yes they are changing it to 134a which qualifies it as a reformulation so there is no more generics.(well at least for another 3 years)
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    I huff it daily. The propellant in asthma...

    I huff it daily. The propellant in asthma inhalers is refrigerant look on the label dichlorodifluoromethane.
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    Moving the blower up to "Full Blast" will not...

    Moving the blower up to "Full Blast" will not solve anything with your cold room upstairs. Let me guess you want to have the furnace blow real hard and shut off a bunch of the registers. Maybe that...
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    Well if its built like the old GE's it very well...

    Well if its built like the old GE's it very well could make it that 30 years. I just changed out a working 31 y.o. GE heat pump this week.
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    Variable speed motors

    What Meter/analyzer are you using to diagnose Variable speed motors?
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    That would be 54 not 57. Im not getting down on...

    That would be 54 not 57. Im not getting down on the Messiah just thought it was funny.
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    How many states?

    I thought this was funny

    http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=82127
  30. As designed 70%, what it is running at now ?...

    As designed 70%, what it is running at now ? maybe 60%
    as for a quote call out some local contractors in your area.
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    I would have said the ductwork oil canning, but...

    I would have said the ductwork oil canning, but you say its not blower related. Time to call out a pro.
  33. What info do you want? correct model#...

    What info do you want? correct model# BLU108F936B1. input:108,000 btus, Blower 3 tons. it's about 23 years old and probably ready to be replaced(yesterday).
  34. Thread: On Call

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    Please keep them coming. My boss has started to...

    Please keep them coming. My boss has started to whine about paying a min. of 2 hrs on a call out, So I need so ammo to come back at him on what other company's do.:)
  35. Thread: On Call

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    On Call

    So how does your company compensate you for being on call?
    My company does not pay you any extra for being on call. They do pay a min. of 2 hours if I get called out. But no on call bonus or...
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    With the IAQ stat and outdoor sensor you will not...

    With the IAQ stat and outdoor sensor you will not need an antique duel fuel kit.
    Any competent technician can easily hook this up for you.
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    and also the XL14 is no longer produced.

    and also the XL14 is no longer produced.
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    Just installed one last thursday. the new XR14 c...

    Just installed one last thursday. the new XR14 c model not the old a model.
    Either it was a VS or it was so under powered it took a while to get up to speed.
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    Yes no more 2 speed motors they are variable...

    Yes no more 2 speed motors they are variable speed now on the 14 seer units.
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    Unless you weight it in there is no reliable way...

    Unless you weight it in there is no reliable way to charge in cold weather. Get it close and come back when it is over 65 out.
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    The fist sound you hear is the inducer, the...

    The fist sound you hear is the inducer, the dragon clearing his throat is the burners. You don't hear that after the blower kicks on is because the blower drowns out the burner sound. Going to a 90%...
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    X2 I still work on alot of 30+ year old GE's...

    X2 I still work on alot of 30+ year old GE's tuff old units
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    What he is telling you is true, but that doesn't...

    What he is telling you is true, but that doesn't mean its correct.
  44. No you dont have to change the heat exchanger....

    No you dont have to change the heat exchanger. Pretty easy for a pro to do. pretty easy for a home owner to blow up his house to save a couple of bucks.
  45. Lining it cuts down on noise and makes the duct...

    Lining it cuts down on noise and makes the duct smaller in air volume
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    I hope the internet can come and repair it under...

    I hope the internet can come and repair it under warranty when it breaks.
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    Older houses where all like that. with that set...

    Older houses where all like that. with that set up it tends to feel drafty with all the heat on the interior walls and all the heat loss on the outside walls. Does your house feel drafty? if not...
  48. Thread: Old Furnace

    by buttwheat
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    When was the last time you had a pressure test on...

    When was the last time you had a pressure test on the heat exchanger? It may be time for that new unit now.
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    Should be a minimal amount. Its a Trane and...

    Should be a minimal amount. Its a Trane and should be able to pump down 95% of the refrigerant.
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    Have you tried the Lenox snipes?

    Have you tried the Lenox snipes?
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