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  1. #18188
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Yah $hit what progressive company would want to start doing state of the art heating that would allow you a higher profit margin, less competition, better professional image, allow you to attract and train a better level of techs and secure you worker's as well as your own company's future?????
    That'd be … insightful eh?
    I have to agree with Doug on this one, Ray. Geo and solar are the technologies of the future. Many companies won't get on that bandwagon now, as many are in their "I'm about to retire" phase of their existence.

    However, for a young company with a young owner, geo and solar are the way to go.
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    Doug, since you work with geo, I have a question. I asked the water furnace guy at Comfortech, and he did not know.

    What is the technical barrier that is delaying the ability of taking a geo source and making water that is 160 degrees for radiators and baseboards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Doug, since you work with geo, I have a question. I asked the water furnace guy at Comfortech, and he did not know.

    What is the technical barrier that is delaying the ability of taking a geo source and making water that is 160 degrees for radiators and baseboards?
    I have a patent application almost filed to address that but it's essentially an oil breakdown problem in the cylinder/flanks from heat. We are producing 170 degF water from that BCS system where we had custom built units from a haywire design of mine.......next unit will be a 190 degF unit. I confirmed friday that all the parts are on their way.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Hey gang. Well one door closes and another opens. Looks like the wholesaler in town needs someone. Also looks like a couple companies might need some people. So fingers and toes crossed I'll nab something. Even if it's a counter job it won't give me hours but it will keep me going in the industry. And I'm sure someone will stop in looking for a block 1....maybe lol.
    Get money, get paid.

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    g'morning.......
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    you'll find something, rayman...........
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Ray, you present yourself well. I'm sure something will turn up for you.
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    Moring all

    having a good guy weekend with Andy Karens Gone till Monday.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    good luck Ray
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Ray,

    I've been very fortunate in this industry.

    I started at a company 15 years ago as a dumb-$hit, know nothing tool b**ch. Had a top-notch journeyman to show me the ropes and give me a dead solid foundation in the basics of refrigeration.

    I worked my azz off from age 19 to show everyone around me that they made a good investment in an idiot kid that didn't know anything about refrigeration except that if you put warm beer in and waited a while, it magically got cold.

    15 years later, I am one of the "go-to" guys at that same company. Some days, I swear, I spend more time on the phone dispensing advice and solving other peoples problems than I spend with wrenches in my hands.

    I wish I had a hard-luck story to share, but I don't.

    Best I can say is keep your head up, your eyes and ears open and you WILL get a job. Once you do, bust your a$$ twice as hard as anyone else around you. People will notice you and, eventually, come to appreciate your work ethic and knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Ray,
    Best I can say is keep your head up, your eyes and ears open and you WILL get a job. Once you do, bust your a$$ twice as hard as anyone else around you. People will notice you and, eventually, come to appreciate your work ethic and knowledge.
    GREAT ADVISE
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Ray,

    I've been very fortunate in this industry.

    I started at a company 15 years ago as a dumb-$hit, know nothing tool b**ch. Had a top-notch journeyman to show me the ropes and give me a dead solid foundation in the basics of refrigeration.

    I worked my azz off from age 19 to show everyone around me that they made a good investment in an idiot kid that didn't know anything about refrigeration except that if you put warm beer in and waited a while, it magically got cold.

    15 years later, I am one of the "go-to" guys at that same company. Some days, I swear, I spend more time on the phone dispensing advice and solving other peoples problems than I spend with wrenches in my hands.

    I wish I had a hard-luck story to share, but I don't.

    Best I can say is keep your head up, your eyes and ears open and you WILL get a job. Once you do, bust your a$$ twice as hard as anyone else around you. People will notice you and, eventually, come to appreciate your work ethic and knowledge.
    Truer words never spoken..... as in "Nothing in this world can take the place of Persistence.
    Talent will not; nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genuis will not; unrewarded genuis is almost a proverb.
    Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
    Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent."
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Doug, you've posted that in the past.

    Is it your own words or is it a quote?

    I really like it and am thinking of working it into a short presentation for my cub scouts and I'd like to be able to credit the author if possible.

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