View Poll Results: when will we get to 4,000 posts?

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  • june 12

    33 24.63%
  • june 20

    31 23.13%
  • july 1

    26 19.40%
  • july 12

    44 32.84%
  1. #13222
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetaldad View Post
    read about the 'y'. you're going good.............try to take it easy, you'll get there.........
    It feels good. Feels nice to be gaining strength beat the H3ll out of a year of loseing it.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  2. #13223
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    howdy jp

  3. #13224
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyman#1 View Post
    Yep, I am, and am very fortunate to be doing so! Lots of guys sitting on the bench and am running into guys at the wholesale houses who are happy to be getting 30 hours Most contractors have done significant downsizing, kind of scary!
    Yeah, but next year is going to be just that much better. One of the REALLY BIG contractors here filed chapter 11 bankruptsy, then cut hours on everyone, then couldn't even make payroll. I guess they have a couple million in accounts recievable, but not everybody was paying.

  4. #13225
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyman#1 View Post
    Yep, I am, and am very fortunate to be doing so! Lots of guys sitting on the bench and am running into guys at the wholesale houses who are happy to be getting 30 hours Most contractors have done significant downsizing, kind of scary!
    I am staying busy here too! I get between 45-55 hrs a week. But it helps when you drop down to 2 service techs due to attrition!

    Had a heck of a day with LP systems. Got sent out to check the pins and gas pressure on an LP trane furnace. Did it... verified low and high fire. Left... went to work on a boiler down fir a week due to a bad recirc pump. Did the pump last night. COuldnt get the boiler to stay lighted.... (notice I said lighted and not lit!?!?! ) anyhoot.... in the middle.... got called to run back to the furnace job.... they smelled propane. They shut the cutoff valve inside the building. (I just knew I hadnt screwed anything up) ,,,, broke out the soap bubbles... no leaks on any connections the guys did. Saw some rust on existing pipe.... VIOLA! Originally someone had put pvc over the pie... and around those edges.,... there was rust.... and a leak. Boss was coming with parts.... took it all apart..... had to beat the old pipe through the wall due to the swelling of the rust. That piece fell to the floor and knocked the rust off. Underneath was a hole about 1/4 inch around!!! LOL... Like they had saved the building? NOT. Damn glad I found that leak, woulda been a lot warmer in DUCK today if that building went up
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

    Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!

  5. #13226
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    Good job Bubz
    If you help others then you are a Success

  6. #13227
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    Quote Originally Posted by james80031 View Post
    Yeah, but next year is going to be just that much better. One of the REALLY BIG contractors here filed chapter 11 bankruptsy, then cut hours on everyone, then couldn't even make payroll. I guess they have a couple million in accounts recievable, but not everybody was paying.
    How the cold calling goning James?
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #13228
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    I am working tomorrow. And Friday too! Oncall Turkey Day! I remember my first Tday with the old company... got called out thurs fri and sat from about 90-6 or 630 finally ate turkey on Sunday! Hoping its slow this yr!
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

    Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!

  8. #13229
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleheadski View Post
    I am staying busy here too! I get between 45-55 hrs a week. But it helps when you drop down to 2 service techs due to attrition!

    Had a heck of a day with LP systems. Got sent out to check the pins and gas pressure on an LP trane furnace. Did it... verified low and high fire. Left... went to work on a boiler down fir a week due to a bad recirc pump. Did the pump last night. COuldnt get the boiler to stay lighted.... (notice I said lighted and not lit!?!?! ) anyhoot.... in the middle.... got called to run back to the furnace job.... they smelled propane. They shut the cutoff valve inside the building. (I just knew I hadnt screwed anything up) ,,,, broke out the soap bubbles... no leaks on any connections the guys did. Saw some rust on existing pipe.... VIOLA! Originally someone had put pvc over the pie... and around those edges.,... there was rust.... and a leak. Boss was coming with parts.... took it all apart..... had to beat the old pipe through the wall due to the swelling of the rust. That piece fell to the floor and knocked the rust off. Underneath was a hole about 1/4 inch around!!! LOL... Like they had saved the building? NOT. Damn glad I found that leak, woulda been a lot warmer in DUCK today if that building went up
    Tell em they owe you some beer and chicken wings for saving their house.

  9. #13230
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetaldad View Post
    howdy jp
    Hi HMD.

    Good to hear you are doing better, right along with Bret.

  10. #13231
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    I joke this was a good time to have cancer No work out there anyway.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  11. #13232
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Good job Bubz
    Thanks bret.... Good job to you too! We are damn proud of you! Keep up the good work and the comedy.... maybe we will see ya on the comedy channel!
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

    Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!

  12. #13233
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    JP have you had a chance to play with the DigiCool yet?
    If you help others then you are a Success

  13. #13234
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    Quote Originally Posted by james80031 View Post
    Tell em they owe you some beer and chicken wings for saving their house.
    LOL... it was the laundry facility and offices for a resort timeshare type place.
    would be nice if trhey gave me a tip or a drink anyways..... LOL
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

    Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!

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