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  1. #1
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    new company - first winter service

    Hey I'm just starting my company and have been doing service and checks for a few months now. I am starting to get calls for no heat, and gas heat service. I was wondering what checks need to be done on gas heat to make sure every thing is running well. What tools/ meters do I need to purchase? I have flute and field piece for the ac side and heat pumps, but nothing for nat gas. I know how to check the pressure coming in the then through the gas valve (11 WC for nat gas). I was thinking there was a fume detector or something I needed. something to check to flame maybe, not sure what all I need.

    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetbar View Post
    Hey I'm just starting my company and have been doing service and checks for a few months now. I am starting to get calls for no heat, and gas heat service. I was wondering what checks need to be done on gas heat to make sure every thing is running well. What tools/ meters do I need to purchase? I have flute and field piece for the ac side and heat pumps, but nothing for nat gas. I know how to check the pressure coming in the then through the gas valve (11 WC for nat gas). I was thinking there was a fume detector or something I needed. something to check to flame maybe, not sure what all I need.

    Thanks for the help
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  3. #3
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    you pressure seems to be a bit off... you need schooling..... stop before you hurt your self....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  4. #4
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    sorry lp is 11 natural gas is 3 - 3.5

  5. #5
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    Not to be mean but maybe you should just run the business and hire an experienced tech to do the work. A list of tools doesn't help if you don't know what the readings are telling you.

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    I just love posts like this.....what are you qualifications 5 months carrying a guys tools? You have insurance for when something goes bad?
    I admire you trying but please get more schooling

  7. #7
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    You need the same tools you used last winter?

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    or someone else.
    Quote Originally Posted by carmon View Post
    you pressure seems to be a bit off... you need schooling..... stop before you hurt your self....

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    The best way to do it is work for a company and make all the mistakes you can so it is at least covered by their insurance and then the least that can happen is you look for another job. I am not mad at you though for trying but you do need some more experience.

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're really in business for yourself and got to ask what kind of tools you need to properly service a gas furnace......uh......you might think really strongly about going to work for a quality experienced contractor before you lose everything in a horrible lawsuit. Lawsuits may be in your immediate future.....so get some more experience!

  11. #11
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    While were on the subject- what tools do I need to change out my transmission? I changed the oil last week.

  12. #12
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    What if you have a 2 stage gas valve then what? X2 on training.


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    2 stage gas valve is 3.5 x 2 right?

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