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    Many mechanical engineers are getting wise to...

    Many mechanical engineers are getting wise to penil-whippers also. They will do things often to see if you will catch them. For example: Had a job where the totals of all my returns (as required...
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    I did air balancing for 2 years and was...

    I did air balancing for 2 years and was criticized for taking to long on jobs! I always wondered how some of the other guys turned jobs over so quickly without punch lists! I was eventually "let...
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    ...At least it's working!

    Was on a call for a sandwich shop in a strip mall. This is the kitchen hood exhaust fan for the Chinese place right next door! You can see my helper in the background snapping a pic. also to show...
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    ...Restaurants are the best! This trade will...

    ...Restaurants are the best! This trade will turn you against eating out!

    Strip Malls are good too! I was called to a Hair Salon once and was asked to check out an exhaust fan (it's suddenly not...
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    Somebody's honey would be tasting a lot like coil...

    Somebody's honey would be tasting a lot like coil cleaner!
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    ...Just make the check out to "Tweaker and Crack...

    ...Just make the check out to "Tweaker and Crack Mechanical Services" ;)
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    It is a powered relief damper! We did not have...

    It is a powered relief damper! We did not have control of the units as we did not have BAS support on site. I was told to match the position of the outside air damper to that of the return for...
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    Mc Quay return fan throttling noise

    I am currently on a job with 4 Mc Quay Air Handlers (a 4.5 ton, 14.5 ton, 18 ton and a 19 ton). The largest of them makes no unusual noise. The other three however, make a throttling noise on the...
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    Could I also bother you for that by chance? I...

    Could I also bother you for that by chance? I too am having problems talking to N2 with USB-Serial adapter!
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    I know that Trane often uses dip switches...

    I know that Trane often uses dip switches variable speed control (they let you determine the CFM per ton you are looking for), but how do I keep one from ramping up and down during testing?
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    I was taught to NEVER adjust a TXV unless you are...

    I was taught to NEVER adjust a TXV unless you are doing low temp refrigeration work (then it's an AXV). If you have a bad TXV, you will notice it at start-up! For a while, we had installers who...
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    ...As far as that frozen suction line, I would...

    ...As far as that frozen suction line, I would check for a leak. Had a system that had "balls" of ice between the end pieces of the Arma-flex. The system had a slow leak and it ran constantly, so...
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    Had the same happen to me. Right out of school,...

    Had the same happen to me. Right out of school, I was hired as a service helper. Three months later, we had a service man get fired and another fall of a ladder in the same month. They put on the...
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    My boss supplied me with one and I don't care for...

    My boss supplied me with one and I don't care for it much! As mentioned earlier, it's too difficult to get accurate readings with. Both word of mouth as well as my own personal research tells me...
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    Used to do PM's on a restuarant with similar...

    Used to do PM's on a restuarant with similar problem! On those mornings, I made sure to get LOTS of discarded cardboard from the shop to make a "sidewalk" just to get to the unit. Finally covered...
  16. Thread: ERU 69

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    ERU 69

    Now I may not be an engineer, but common sense tells me that this could be a problem! These are two ERU's with the exhuasts blowing to the fresh air return's of one another! I scratched my head...
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    That reminds me of something our instructors back...

    That reminds me of something our instructors back at Tech. School would have thrown at us!
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    ....No return, ducted sidewall exhausts.

    ....No return, ducted sidewall exhausts.
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    I had to do an Orthopedic Surgery training room...

    I had to do an Orthopedic Surgery training room recently that called for 100% OA with volume dampers.
  20. I will call you first thing tomorrow. I...

    I will call you first thing tomorrow. I currently do not have an ISP at home and have to check mail at the library until I can figure out what I'm doing wrong.
  21. I spoke to the service manager at Snellville Heat...

    I spoke to the service manager at Snellville Heat and Air (forgot his name) a year ago. He told me they were getting ready to let people go! I also applied at Stiles in Athens and even spoke...
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    I'm in the same boat as you jmac! I am also new...

    I'm in the same boat as you jmac! I am also new to the trade. I moved from Clearwater, Florida to Monroe, Georgia a year ago! I compiled a list of HVAC contractors from the web and phone books. I...
  23. Looking for work in Walton County, Georgia!

    Hi am new to the trade! I have been out of work for the past year and am REALLY missing the trade. I am also new to the area! I have been getting by working for temp. agencies and stocking...
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    Looking for work in Monroe, GA!

    Hey guys,

    Been gone for a little while. I was in the process of moving from Florida to Georgia. Well the grueling move is over and we're all settled in. In addition I was locked out of my...
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    Are you kidding? I would never put my mouth on...

    Are you kidding? I would never put my mouth on those! Aside from the sludge, we have lizards here. Let's just say I use a certain vapor pressure:D . I stated earlier that I like to introduce...
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    I remember seing that (the Drain Blaster 2000)! ...

    I remember seing that (the Drain Blaster 2000)! I was warned that those Gallow Guns can blast apart drain lines. I just like the idea of slowly introducing pressure. I have a handy little drain...
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    I'm new to the trade myself. I've been in the...

    I'm new to the trade myself. I've been in the trade a year now and have only used about 1/3 of the tools the school told me to get. I am mostly doing filter changes and planned maintenance...
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    I remember JOKING with my wife 4 years ago that I...

    I remember JOKING with my wife 4 years ago that I was going to move us to Brooksville:D . The developers have their clucthes in that area now. We decided to move out of state because we do'nt want...
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    Actually, Palm Harbor. I put Tampa Bay as my...

    Actually, Palm Harbor. I put Tampa Bay as my location because it's easier to find on the map.:o
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    You've probably never been to North Florida :D

    You've probably never been to North Florida :D
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    Yeah, sorry about that! I'm all squared away now....

    Yeah, sorry about that! I'm all squared away now. My wife and I were looking at properties in Gwinnett and Barrow counties last weekend. We found a 4/2 in Winder that we really like. We're...
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    That $100k a room quip was a metaphor that is on...

    That $100k a room quip was a metaphor that is on the way to being a general rule. Anything less than $190 won't get you much here anymore! The area is growing to fast! Even trailer parks are being...
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    ...Give it time;) . Also, My father-in-law used...

    ...Give it time;) . Also, My father-in-law used to be a builder. He built the house himself in 85' and they built a deed restricted community around him.
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    Rule of thumb: For every bedroom, add $100K

    Rule of thumb: For every bedroom, add $100K
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    That's what I'm going through now! A 2/2 here in...

    That's what I'm going through now! A 2/2 here in Pinellas County will run you about $200K. My wife and I are leaving Florida because we want a house! I'm moving to GA. I'm new to the trade as...
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    O.K. The wife and I just got back from a...

    O.K.

    The wife and I just got back from a 4 day trip to north GA. My wife found a realtor on-line. We spent two days looking at properties in Barrow and Gwinnet Counties. We found a 4/2 we...
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    Moving to Northern GA

    Hey guys.

    I am new to the trade (1st year) and am looking to re-locate. I can't afford to buy a house here in Florida. I
    I've posted this before but I changed my ISP and my computer...
  38. At first glance, it looks more like a "tear-out"....

    At first glance, it looks more like a "tear-out". I say (c) WTF:confused: !
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    Floridian looking to relocate to GA

    Hi. I'm new to the field. I am currently employed at a residential/light commercial company. Property values here in Florida are crazy (a 2/2 can EASILY run you about $200-250K) and property taxes...
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    DAMMIT!!!! They take a good show off and leave...

    DAMMIT!!!! They take a good show off and leave us with "Survivor" and "American Idol".
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    My favorite show too! I don't have cable so I'm...

    My favorite show too! I don't have cable so I'm like, 3 seasons behind. Jack O' Niel is my alter ego.:cool:
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    How can you tell your wife has reached orgasm? ...

    How can you tell your wife has reached orgasm?

    She comes home.
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    What's a WASP idea of foreplay? A half hour of...

    What's a WASP idea of foreplay?

    A half hour of begging.
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    A black man and a Puerto Rican are sitting side...

    A black man and a Puerto Rican are sitting side by side in a car, who's driving?

    The cops.
  45. Thread: $100 Parrot

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    $100 Parrot

    A guy walks into a pet store and sees three parrots; one for $25, one for $50, and one for $100. Curious, he asks the pet store owner about the difference in price.
    The owner replies, "Each...
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    I had to put a hardstart kit on my system while...

    I had to put a hardstart kit on my system while my wife wasn't home one day or I would have had to answer 20 questions and give a verbal essay that it really does help.

    The guy who said...
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    I've heard that back in the early 80's, seafood...

    I've heard that back in the early 80's, seafood packaging companies would submerge lobsters, shrimp and the like in R-22 and then freeze them to ensure that they were "market fresh" as advertised...
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    On the news one night (Polk County, Florida)...

    On the news one night (Polk County, Florida) There was a 10 foot long aluminum railing stolen from a sidewalk in the middle of the night. Where did those idiots think they were going to unload...
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    We had 2 condemned coils stolen from our yard in...

    We had 2 condemned coils stolen from our yard in a 20 minute period during lunch one day.
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    My boss would chopping off heads by now!

    My boss would chopping off heads by now!
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