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    Someone with a back that cant stand the thought...

    Someone with a back that cant stand the thought of carrying a 50lbs cylinder to the top floor mechanical room.
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    I get a lot of helpers from the local hvac...

    I get a lot of helpers from the local hvac training school. most of those guys dont even want to be paid, just want a chance to go out on a changeout. I never work anyone without pay. you got into...
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    im self employed, probably changed 35 coils last...

    im self employed, probably changed 35 coils last year, some i do solo in 2 hours, some take 2 guys 5 hours. if i can pull the truck up to a garage/basement unit with the condenser near by thats gravy...
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    it goes in the metal spot just to the left of the...

    it goes in the metal spot just to the left of the contactor, should already be holes and those little punch out things.
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    im guessing that they were only heating the house...

    im guessing that they were only heating the house to a more economical 50 degrees because they were not home. 50 to 32 is only 18 degrees. It would be there in a day, another day of it sitting to get...
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    He means that all the tools your going to need at...

    He means that all the tools your going to need at your current position. I have given away a ton of tools to guys who needed my old tools worse then me. ask senior techs, most of the time if they...
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    should have made it past 350, but idk on air. bet...

    should have made it past 350, but idk on air. bet it blew a lot of oil out of the suction when it went.
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    if its a scroll the head can separate (trane does...

    if its a scroll the head can separate (trane does this) and the motor keep running this causes the discharge and suction pressure to suddenly equalize.
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    I really wanted someone to say machete, I put one...

    I really wanted someone to say machete, I put one on my truck a year ago and cant believe how much i use it, i use to deal with the bushes around the unit. I have added destructive landscaper to my...
  10. I have used them before, in high winds makes you...

    I have used them before, in high winds makes you a little nervous on the edge of the roof.
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    Cordless 4.5inch angle grinder. best sheet metal...

    Cordless 4.5inch angle grinder. best sheet metal cutting tool i got. blows though the side of those furnaces like paper. with practice this will leave a great edge.
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    I have a small bag, ill take a picture of it...

    I have a small bag, ill take a picture of it later its a veto tp4 probably could have gotten away with a tp3 I can fix almost anything with that thing, I have a huge install bag that i have the...
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    do you do any chageout work? 32 inches seems...

    do you do any chageout work? 32 inches seems kinda tight I know a full size pallet can go in the back of my service body van, no idea how wide that is but i would think 4 feet at least.

    If its...
  14. My wife was very understanding, most of my other...

    My wife was very understanding, most of my other personal relationships suffered a lot in that year. Honestly it was almost like getting to know my friends again after that year. If you have children...
  15. I did it for 1 year to finish. took night classes...

    I did it for 1 year to finish. took night classes my boss was a former teacher at the university, very very understanding took me off call for the year (lost a $1/hr for it to make it look fair, got...
  16. Biggest advise i can give not sure your age, make...

    Biggest advise i can give not sure your age, make it a single story house. If the lot will allow. If this is your last home plan on wheel chair accessibility. even if its not full time wheel chair...
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    there is very little propane here, but your right...

    there is very little propane here, but your right about that, its expensive.
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    gas is getting way to cheap in the southeast to...

    gas is getting way to cheap in the southeast to justify this. this also adds a lot of moving parts to the unit makes it less reliable.
  19. Im paranoid about shingles letting loose in the...

    Im paranoid about shingles letting loose in the heat, it only has 3 nails per shingle, im a big guy. if one let loose that would be all she wrote i would slide right off.
  20. Get a new Diablo Blade for the circular saw if...

    Get a new Diablo Blade for the circular saw if you plan to use it much, Makes it into a corded like performance. Before mine wouldn't even go through a wet treated 2x4 now it will blast through a...
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    I just bought a lot of internet advertising, I...

    I just bought a lot of internet advertising, I feel like these are the only customers I get from that. ones i dont want.
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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
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    I used the milwaukee to find a restriction in a...

    I used the milwaukee to find a restriction in a coil once. I borrowed it it was a condenser coil a piece of metal had broken out of the compressor and spit into the coil not sure how it made it as...
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    I changed a grounded compressor at the wrong...

    I changed a grounded compressor at the wrong house once. This was a very very weird situation, another tech found it bad, i went by the shop picked it up, it had the sticky note on it saying the...
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    Way too much water flow can eat the inside of the...

    Way too much water flow can eat the inside of the heat exchangers, I have changed probably 15 that have flooded the system. They want it repaired (its a plant where the manager can issue P.O. only...
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    whats your kw/h price? 50$ because of the outdoor...

    whats your kw/h price? 50$ because of the outdoor fan running all the time seems like a lot. Thats how much my bill went up when I got a hot tub.
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    They installed a 2 ton compressor in a 3.5 ton...

    They installed a 2 ton compressor in a 3.5 ton unit, because the unit next to it (same house) was a 2 ton and the electrical panel covers were switched on the condensers.
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    restrictions look different in them because of...

    restrictions look different in them because of the small amount of piping, sounds like a almost full restriction, kick it into ac mode then look again, if your from Florida your more comfortable with...
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    sounds like your not moving any air, was the...

    sounds like your not moving any air, was the panel off on the blower section, Check for a restriction close to the compressor? it the piping freezing up somewhere in the unit?

    Im assuming these...
  30. Thread: multi tool

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    dont use it for that, its impossible to ever get...

    dont use it for that, its impossible to ever get the knife clean again.
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    by Birmingham
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    Fish scaler. for sure.

    Fish scaler. for sure.
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    New Low for home warranty company

    Got an internet lead for a changeout, went out to home, customer was on a business call when i arrived he said the unit was around the side of the house its a 3.5 ton.
    I walk around two units...
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    You could get an extremely good idea of where...

    You could get an extremely good idea of where your techs were at by spending an afternoon or 2 with them in the field, this would also allow you to gauge how they are with customers and work ethic. ...
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    what type of wire is in the whip? fine strand...

    what type of wire is in the whip? fine strand wire is different then regular wire.
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    I got my truck searched by msha Its osha for...

    I got my truck searched by msha Its osha for miners, pulled me over asked to see my paper work asked to look in the back, opened the door, 2 empty drums of r-22 fell out, there was a mound of stuff...
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    Not numbers, talking percentages. Im thinking at...

    Not numbers, talking percentages. Im thinking at least 20 to 25%. Also are we going to see going to see apartment style units with x13 motors.
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    So were getting very close now, anyone been able...

    So were getting very close now, anyone been able to squeak out firm price increases?
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    R-22 or change the units. with systems that...

    R-22 or change the units. with systems that critical I would say repair to exact manufactures specs or dont touch them.
  39. I was somehow imagining that you removed the...

    I was somehow imagining that you removed the neutrals from each other, like eliminated them. this makes since.
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    My wife loves huge blankets, regardless of the...

    My wife loves huge blankets, regardless of the outdoor temp. I have set the t-stat so she cant go below 70 in cooling mode. this has started a big fight about how she is hot on the couch under her 4...
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    I heat my home to 60 degrees, the colder it gets...

    I heat my home to 60 degrees, the colder it gets outside the lower the acceptable number goes for me. The wife loves it.

    keep in mind, 55 is the acceptable number for customers who chose to have...
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    Im coming up on year 1, a very good year. im more...

    Im coming up on year 1, a very good year. im more nervous about making it to year 5. the changes that will come in the next 4 im less sure about. I know i can make it on my skills and value. less...
  43. I wouldnt have posted this, :) but somewhat agree...

    I wouldnt have posted this, :) but somewhat agree with it, not sure anything 115 would be fried, i think do to lack of potential nothing would happen.
  44. where?

    where?
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    guess i should have been more specific mid teens...

    guess i should have been more specific mid teens are ok for them. I had some customers with regular heat pumps and no backup heat, several previous co workers chose this. in the mid teens with a...
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    Works great in Alabama.

    Works great in Alabama.
  47. I would love to have this conversation over a...

    I would love to have this conversation over a drink. I am always curious to hear other points of view and learn new ways to think about things. I think we all are hence why we spend our free time on...
  48. Im guessing this has a lot to do with the human...

    Im guessing this has a lot to do with the human brain and the fact that you need to heat the filament till it glows.
  49. also this thought process would imply that when...

    also this thought process would imply that when you turn on the light switch would matter.
  50. My guess is that you have a full phase shift from...

    My guess is that you have a full phase shift from when it left the generator. Its not really moving in a straight line back and forth, its potential, it doesn't have to go back to the generator....
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