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  1. I dislike the Informant 2 more than the Infijunk...

    I dislike the Informant 2 more than the Infijunk select.
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    I think Sams club sells the same for $74.

    I think Sams club sells the same for $74.
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    I'm also a firm believer on the ZX, I've tried...

    I'm also a firm believer on the ZX, I've tried and owned the Infijunks, H-10,fieldpiece(of crap) srl, the Informant 2 and a few more, none come closer to the sensitivity of the ZX for any given...
  4. more like Hot Crap bypass or Hot Gas buy crap.......

    more like Hot Crap bypass or Hot Gas buy crap.... is cheaper to do it the right way!
  5. Your definition of hot gas bypass and mine are...

    Your definition of hot gas bypass and mine are slightly different.
  6. I don't believe there is such thing, hot gas...

    I don't believe there is such thing, hot gas bypass requires an additional pipe.
  7. Thread: 597 fitters

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    I think the company is playing with you, The more...

    I think the company is playing with you, The more money you make the higher the dues you pay, why in the world the hall would want you to take a pay cut? seems like they are playing "good cop-bad...
  8. Thread: 597 fitters

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    service and construction are two different...

    service and construction are two different animals, the union cant block you cause the construction guys are benching, its normal for them to seat this time a year, in the other hand if there are...
  9. Thread: 597 fitters

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    I believe is 6 months probation period and then...

    I believe is 6 months probation period and then you get initiated. Contractors are allowed to hire outside the hall if the hall has nobody suitable to fill the job opening, many times contractors use...
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    Is probably a local issue with the socialist...

    Is probably a local issue with the socialist republic of Canada, down the bridge we can get it all, pack some cash, take a drive south of the border and buy as much as you want, cheaper too, just...
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    Run in the opposite direction, around here their...

    Run in the opposite direction, around here their reputation is worst than Lennox NAS, retail Bottom feeders.
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    Been using the SKF laser alignment tools for 6...

    Been using the SKF laser alignment tools for 6 years or so and when you get used to it there is no way back, strings and straight edges are good for cheap, non-critical machinery.
  13. Thread: Nu-22 vs R22

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    There isn't really a comparison,there are no...

    There isn't really a comparison,there are no pros, nothing comes closer to the performance of R22, I wouldn't do it. if your customer really wants to get away from R22 then do it the right way,...
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    There is nothing in the national agreement...

    There is nothing in the national agreement equating the pay any of the non-BTJ denominations to BTJ. I want to be classified under the same denomination as the top earners in my local, in my...
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    I think the "law" is open for interpretation, the...

    I think the "law" is open for interpretation, the key point is the question; is your package higher or the same as the highest paid union brothers in your local? if the answer is yes then they can...
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    There isn't such thing as "MESJ" wage, it falls...

    There isn't such thing as "MESJ" wage, it falls under the "whatever the contractors feel like paying.." thats the way its been done around here.
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    Like I said I'm classified as BTJ, about 90% of...

    Like I said I'm classified as BTJ, about 90% of service mechanics fall under the same BTJ classification, we get pay full rate wages and some make overscale. MES guys dont have a set scale like we...
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    In my local most service mechanics make the same...

    In my local most service mechanics make the same or more than construction, our union card has BTJ pipefitter, BTJ refrigeration or BTJ steamfitter, MES guys at any level make less money and have...
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    The only segment of the UA that is growing is the...

    The only segment of the UA that is growing is the service side, union plumbers are almost extincted, fitters are piling on the bench while we work all year around, our money keeps the pension-H&W...
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    The contractors get around it by laying off...

    The contractors get around it by laying off employees, then two or 3 weeks later they get a phone call where contractor offers employment contingent to accepting a change in classification, it...
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    I dont think any of the non-BTJ classifications...

    I dont think any of the non-BTJ classifications are entitled to the BTJ scale, MES means lower wages and fringes AKA cheap labor.I believe the national agreement has set the MES wages between 60% to...
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    Awesome!! you actually bother to read the...

    Awesome!! you actually bother to read the agreement and know your rights. very few of us know that information and contractors take advantage of our ignorance plus our elected officers only enforce...
  23. Thread: True GDM 49F

    by valdelocc
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    Years ago service mechanics used to know how to...

    Years ago service mechanics used to know how to read wiring diagrams, knew how hop scotch, find and fix the equipment problems without guessing or randomly replacing parts, there was some dues to be...
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    Around here things are way different, I'm a union...

    Around here things are way different, I'm a union member and I work for a unionized contractor, the union has no saying about the hours I work, my employer provides me with work (installs ,service...
  25. Thread: Info On JLL

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    You are right! CBRE got JCP, we are doing a ton...

    You are right! CBRE got JCP, we are doing a ton of work for them. JCI is trying to sell its building management business....
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    In general unionized service guys don't vote,...

    In general unionized service guys don't vote, don't run for union leadership position and don't go to the meetings but beach and complain about how bad things are with the union, got two words for...
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    The only ones to blame are those that voted them...

    The only ones to blame are those that voted them in and the ones that don't care to vote.
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    Sorry to put that way but you are a freaking...

    Sorry to put that way but you are a freaking moron!!!
  29. out of all them outfits in my opinion the only...

    out of all them outfits in my opinion the only one worth working for is Mollenbergs-betz.
  30. Around here they earned the nickname "vancrook"

    Around here they earned the nickname "vancrook"
  31. here is the deal, union contractors need...

    here is the deal, union contractors need mechanics and the union has nobody to give them, if you have the experience and can do what you said...... you shouldn't have a problem getting into the union...
  32. The benches are empty in Local 13 in Rochester...

    The benches are empty in Local 13 in Rochester and Local 22 in Buffalo. we are always looking for good mechanics. shoot me an email when you arrive.
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    My thermal is over 20 years old and still works...

    My thermal is over 20 years old and still works like it did when new, its a proven tool widely use by most hvac mechanics. outside hvac-talk nobody know what a "bluevac" is.
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    Whats "an expunged charge" ? I truly didn't know...

    Whats "an expunged charge" ? I truly didn't know you had one of them, whatever they are.
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    I used the PCA-3 with Nox features, its a great...

    I used the PCA-3 with Nox features, its a great tool, the only problem is Bacharach charges a lost for their sensors and calibration, customer support is as bad as Testo.
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    Jobs are plenty here in NY but having criminal...

    Jobs are plenty here in NY but having criminal record makes one ineligible for most, background checks are getting deeper and deeper.
  37. Thread: Lennox NAS

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    I'm confused! is Lennox Nas the "GM union.." or...

    I'm confused! is Lennox Nas the "GM union.." or the Japanese worry about his dead grandpa?
    By the way, I own an union made silverado, 46,000 miles and no issues, before that I drove a union made...
  38. Thread: RSES.ORG

    by valdelocc
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    how bout the buffalo bills? do you think they...

    how bout the buffalo bills? do you think they have a chance this year?
  39. Thread: Wages

    by valdelocc
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    The union does not claim, its a fact! union...

    The union does not claim, its a fact! union training is far superior than what any trade school has to offer around here. our local gives extra credits to pre-apprentices that have completed "trade...
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    Icor makes garbage! there are no substitutes for...

    Icor makes garbage! there are no substitutes for R-22!!
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    Happy to know your selfy gig is doind OK, but I...

    Happy to know your selfy gig is doind OK, but I know for a fact that you rolled out of bed many times before for about half as much.
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    Here something interesting,UA Local 364 offers...

    Here something interesting,UA Local 364 offers higher wages for servicemen.

    http://www.ualocal364.org/index_files/Page356.htm
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    The main difference is that we get pension,...

    The main difference is that we get pension, annuity, paid health care and around $40 an hour on the check, see if Issac can touch that.
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    In my local every one worth hiring has a job.

    In my local every one worth hiring has a job.
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    Flir has horrible product support,repair cost as...

    Flir has horrible product support,repair cost as much as buying a new tool, dont waste your money.
  46. Thank you for posting it!sadly hvac-talk is very...

    Thank you for posting it!sadly hvac-talk is very anti-union, mostly from some of the moderators stand points, having positive UA news posted here, by an editor is a dream come true. thank you once...
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    The best tools are your eyes,your nose and your...

    The best tools are your eyes,your nose and your hands, thats about all a good mechanic needs, all that digital crap has been around for maybe 10 years perhaps, and we were fine without it, its all...
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    DuPont is pushing the MO99 crap really hard,...

    DuPont is pushing the MO99 crap really hard, dealers are given $$$ incentives to sell, they talked a large supermarket chain into converting one rack to MO99, only to have it changed back to r22...
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    Locally Johnstone supply sells to anybody,there...

    Locally Johnstone supply sells to anybody,there are always a parade of homeowners,landlords and weirdos shopping, I mentioned to the owner and he said "it was against the law to refuse a customer in...
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    Been in the trade for 20+ years and haven't hear...

    Been in the trade for 20+ years and haven't hear that "old saying.." once, so in your opinion before the Tez,bluevac, digi-cools etc. we were all doing bad work? I disagree! the tools dont make you a...
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