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  1. Yes very common issue. So bad you have to use...

    Yes very common issue. So bad you have to use fake project names, swap serials from other jobs etc. Price manipulation from "senior" sales making sure if any other Jr. sales are selling the equipment...
  2. Clinton has her eyes set on small business/1099

    In case you missed it in all the latest hoopla going on she has said she will be increasing taxes and IRS audits on small business and 1099 to make sure we are paying our fair share. This field is...
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    I see a lot of posts about Cali. I know you can...

    I see a lot of posts about Cali. I know you can pull over 6 figures but it's all relevant right? We had some guys to fly out and fix some data center issues from a crap company. Long story short all...
  4. Thread: Sign on Bonus

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    Usually see 3-7k here. Wow 25... Lol I may be on...

    Usually see 3-7k here. Wow 25... Lol I may be on the move. I think in the near future we will see our pay rates increase to where they should have been all along. You can't find educated, well...
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    Silicone Grease Trane CSC Eco Gaskets

    Just cleaned some tubes in a new building. Pulled the Eco heads on some Swuds and they were caked up with silicone grease. Have I been missing something all these years on a flat rubber gasket? I...
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    Put me in the H10 Pro group.

    Put me in the H10 Pro group.
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    Ugh, just think if you showed up before it...

    Ugh, just think if you showed up before it tripped and made the mistake of touching the cabinet ground. I hear of at least one death a year from bad/missing ground issues. A buddy of mine whose an...
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    Yeah it might not help prevent it but it might...

    Yeah it might not help prevent it but it might mean getting off the roof alive. My luck would be weekly meeting:
    "Anyone seen Dave?"

    "Not since two days ago when he went up on that industrial...
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    One man vs two man jobs

    I had a quick question. I have been out of the profit at any cost field for a while. I was walking into a mechanical room the other day and saw technician setting up a T-Frame by himself. He was...
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    Good ol' Coney Island College. Go Whitefish!

    Good ol' Coney Island College. Go Whitefish!
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    I can't speak on the residential side but the...

    I can't speak on the residential side but the commercial side has taken to adds on radio looking for "The best of the best..." Union contractors have had adds up all winter in residential supply...
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    You can't do most customers a favor. Repair it...

    You can't do most customers a favor. Repair it once and mark that if it occurs again you recommend replacing the heat exchanger and all ancillary components. That way if it reoccurs you can fall back...
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    Don't underestimate your worth. GA has a huge and...

    Don't underestimate your worth. GA has a huge and I mean huge hole for techs right now. You make 12 at a fast food restaurant for doing nothing. You will be expected to do the exact same thing as...
  14. Good data center guys are rare. Some guys work on...

    Good data center guys are rare. Some guys work on a mini mate and classify themselves as data center ready. Few possess the knowledge of what that entails when you go 50,000 sq feet and larger with...
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    What a piece of a$$ kissing waste of pixels...

    What a piece of a$$ kissing waste of pixels "article". America needs to pull every tax break these scumbags enjoy if they are going to destroy the American job market. Yes it is affecting the market....
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    Garbage company with garbage product treating...

    Garbage company with garbage product treating people like garbage. Check out the videos on these manufacturing "towns" in Mexico. People living in filth, card board houses outside the facilities....
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    *You're
  18. I guess I'm not tech savvy enough lol I use kite...

    I guess I'm not tech savvy enough lol I use kite string. As far as adjustable groove goes I have never seen one that will pass a vibration test. I was always told they were there to help get the...
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    I've worked in several facilities that were taken...

    I've worked in several facilities that were taken over. Some were horrible, some not so bad. Seems like it depends on the contract or agreement and if they are third party or not.
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    I was hoping to avoid cracking open customers...

    I was hoping to avoid cracking open customers computer. I thought I did it a while back by changing the gateway on the modem to match the bacnet/IP LAN but I am probably remembering wrong. I ll see...
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    Bacnet/IP Tracer Summit Question

    I have a customer with one site with two BMTX BCU v17 sp16 setup bacnet/ip. They currently have no internet connection on their workstation. They are having it brought to the building so they can put...
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    Absolutely I have one. My camera, my video, only...

    Absolutely I have one. My camera, my video, only goes to me and my attorney. It cost a whopping 60 bucks and works awesome. Any lawyer will tell you to keep the video to yourself until they review...
  23. We were talking about these in another thread. ...

    We were talking about these in another thread.
    ...
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    Well how about that. A good electronic product...

    Well how about that. A good electronic product still made in good ol' America. Another reason to use their HP controls and motor protectors.
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    We call them I'm China Made lol. They work well. ...

    We call them I'm China Made lol. They work well. Never lost a sleeve bearing motor yet. They work better to control than the off on due to the thermal shock to the coil. Far less header leaks. Plus...
  26. If you can apprentice you should. You can learn a...

    If you can apprentice you should. You can learn a lot and any field experience trumps school training. Learn as much as you can in this field. You are investing in yourself and that's what will...
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    LOL Exactly. Life is too short for that amount of...

    LOL Exactly. Life is too short for that amount of big brother.

    My friend works for a company with GPS. He got called in on the carpet for exceeding 70 for more that 2 minutes. They were going to...
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    I don't see commercial stopping this completely....

    I don't see commercial stopping this completely. Trane and Carrier sales weasels cold call end users constantly. I get two or three calls a month to install chillers, crack units, RTU etc. that were...
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    Plenty of work. Wages reflect knowledge and...

    Plenty of work. Wages reflect knowledge and capabilities. I know guys pulling 30 as commercial PM techs. If Union is your flavor contact local 72. I've seen many fliers from McKenneys hanging in...
  30. Sticky: So sorry for you and your family's loss.

    So sorry for you and your family's loss.
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    As others have mentioned being a true sub and...

    As others have mentioned being a true sub and doing it correctly requires a good bit on your part. Your liability, WC, STD/LTD, health ins, vacation, sick time, taxes state local federal, business...
  32. Any Summit Upgrades Required With an Adaptiview Retrofit?

    Hello,
    Having a Trane Centrifugal retrofitted due to the boards being discontinued. Does anyone know if the Summit system will have any gotchas? Its Comm 4 UCP2 going back with Adaptiview Comm 4....
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    Lol I just get tired of getting threatening...

    Lol I just get tired of getting threatening emails from some group about what I have said. It's happened three separate times and one time actually tracked me down where I work through a scan of...
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    Fwiw I had nothing but trouble with a comm 4...

    Fwiw I had nothing but trouble with a comm 4 driver. I am not mentioning any vendor names, control platforms or company names so please do not have your attorneys contact me as they usually do when...
  35. Voltage is normal high and even if it were out of...

    Voltage is normal high and even if it were out of oil at start up it should last longer than 2 minutes. Only thing I can think of that will eat a scroll that fast is a vacuum. Even reverse rotation...
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    I would look at the receiver head pressure...

    I would look at the receiver head pressure control valve. If it were hanging up I think you would see issues like this.
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    Still use a pager for on call. Easiest way to...

    Still use a pager for on call. Easiest way to route for us during rotation plus it picks up in deep dark chiller plants. When a surgery center has someone open on the slab or data center heating up...
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    Have a friend that works there. Union, they treat...

    Have a friend that works there. Union, they treat him good, likes the pay. They charge so much per hour more than other companies so it's mostly start ups and warranty. They LoJack the trucks so they...
  39. Thread: What to do...

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    Sorry to hear that. I know a lot of friends who...

    Sorry to hear that. I know a lot of friends who have that issue too. Some so bad they had to have knee replacement surgery. Most are in controls though. I think it's the up and down ladders a zillion...
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    Does that surprise anyone that the police are...

    Does that surprise anyone that the police are worthless when it comes to this, even when you do their job and track down your tools?

    As mentioned the company should make it right for you. Tell...
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    http://m.goodway.com/products/industrial-vacuums/r...

    http://m.goodway.com/products/industrial-vacuums/results
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    That's offensive. :angel:

    That's offensive. :angel:
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    I learn something new everyday. In the chiller...

    I learn something new everyday. In the chiller application I guess I can see that, but on the RTU it really sticks out as a band-aid to me. This is to prevent the "surge" issues at start up? I guess...
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    I tried to look that up and couldn't find more...

    I tried to look that up and couldn't find more than what you read about it energizing the "txv assist circuit" I know it is only on their Environ Coils (micro channel). Looking at the part diagram...
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    Goodway Tower Vacuum

    Anyone use the Goodway Tower Vacuum? Any good or bad reviews? Just looking to do some online tower cleaning and checking my options. Thanks!
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    Ehhh.. I do not think you will be happy at an...

    Ehhh.. I do not think you will be happy at an OEM. The glory days for working at most are gone and they have dropped to hiring anyone and everyone. Training is usually not handed out anymore except...
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    When I worked there the suck increased to a level...

    When I worked there the suck increased to a level that most of us left. Working for the owner was a cool personal experience but when it rolled over to corporate it couldn't have been a worse...
  48. Second this. The 410 WSHP being installed I have...

    Second this. The 410 WSHP being installed I have seen for the past few years are using a decoupled loop design to keep water temps and refer pressure stable. The old 22 way was to have one NO/NC...
  49. I would lien all buildings you worked in. Let the...

    I would lien all buildings you worked in. Let the building owners sort it out with their contractor.
  50. Thread: Trane TR-200

    by ZeroCool
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    I would still call Danfoss tech support. They...

    I would still call Danfoss tech support. They are extremely knowledgeable and have given me RMA numbers on TR drives to bypass the local morons on the parts counter. They shipped a new drive to me...
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