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  1. #14
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    Originally posted by i_got_ideas
    get all the refrigerant lines done and connected and start the vac pump pumping as you do all the wiring.
    I pull all my vacuums at night, in my sleep, the day before an install, to save time.

    Don't waste 2 hrs looking for the HO's Penthouse Mags or raiding the fridge, work at least 25 minutes straight before you get in the truck and drive around some more.

    Drink beer only at night and stop before morning. Save most drug use for the weekends. Carry 2 packs of smokes at work so you don't have to stop to buy more.

    You can go to the next job, before the 89 home your working on is cooled to a comfy 69.

    Oh yea, if you run out of drop light bulbs, steal new ones from unoccupied rooms in the home.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    Originally posted by spotts
    Oh yea, if you run out of drop light bulbs, steal new ones from unoccupied rooms in the home. [/B]
    But always take the time to put your dead bulb into the HO's fixture. It's the right thing to do.

    And never drink right from the juice bottle in the fridge. Take the time to find a nice glass. You'll enjoy it more.
    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    It also helps if you don't call in sick. Then you end up drinking your own beer.

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    delete-wrong thread

    [Edited by rob10 on 07-08-2004 at 08:25 PM]

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    [QUOTE][i]Originallys
    Drink beer only at night and stop before morning. Save most drug use for the weekends. Carry 2 packs of smokes at work so you don't have to stop to buy more.


    looking for the stash? check under the couch.

  6. #19
    Pull vacuums at night? While your asleep?

    Surely your joking.........right?

  7. #20
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    Talking Everybody but Spotts and Baub

    Are putting me right to sleep.

    Wow, you guys sure are dull.

    No fun in your lives at all????

  8. #21
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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Pull vacuums at night? While your asleep?

    Surely your joking.........right?
    No, I do this also, whenever possible.

    Copper tubing and a couple of pumps left on 8-10 hours will dehydrate a system, and not drive me insane looking at the micron gauge until the morning.

    Of course, you can't really do this on commercial service calls, but new startups it's the best way.

  9. #22
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    When I put in my system for my house about a year ago, I put two pumps on the system overnight...The color of that site glass indicator was a darker purple than the darkest on the paper scale...
    Hey mosquito, quit biting (slap!!) me...
    Anyone like Josey Wales?
    C'mon, you know I'm right!

  10. #23
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Originally posted by R12rules
    Pull vacuums at night? While your asleep?

    Surely your joking.........right?
    No, I do this also, whenever possible.

    Copper tubing and a couple of pumps left on 8-10 hours will dehydrate a system, and not drive me insane looking at the micron gauge until the morning.

    Of course, you can't really do this on commercial service calls, but new startups it's the best way.
    Now your talking about systems with enough copper to run from Boston to New York, right?
    You not speaking of doing this on systems like the majority here service.

    Your doing this on systems with hundreds of horse power and low temp. Not on systems with fifteen horse power, or less and high temp.


    Makes sense.

  11. #24
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    No, every job.

    I pull a vacuum on the lineset and coil at night, then install them in the morning. 1 step already done.

    I even keep all my themostats pre-wired to a 100' roll. I just run in the house, drill a hole in the floor behind the TV, poke the other end of the wire through, duktape that bastard to the wall and head downstairs, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    Furnaces all have a 25' cord with a plug in already installed, a 5' SS gas flex, already installed, some of that good quality flexi aluminum dryervent on the chimney, already installed (the plastic and spring kind dont last too long.....), and a 16x25 filter already taped where the bottom door was. I just pull the old furnace and return and toss um! Stick this sucker in, plug in the power, gas thermostat, chimney, and build a new supply plenum with the box from the new furnace, making sure to put the Brand in front. Can do one in about 2 days if im sober!
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Re: No, every job.

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by spotts
    I even keep all my themostats pre-wired to a 100' roll. I just run in the house, drill a hole in the floor behind the TV, poke the other end of the wire through, duktape that bastard to the wall and head downstairs, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!



    Spotts- I certainly hope you are kidding about leaving the thermostat wire exposed like that! Remember, we are known by our work.

    Try this tip for a professional look... gob a ball of 99 cent caulk near an inside corner. Then run a thick line of caulk down the corner to the floor where you drilled your 1/2" hole.

    Push the stat into the caulk real good, mushing it around, so it sticks. Then all thats left is to run the wire down the corner into the floor hole, pushing the wire into the caulk as you go. If you have the time, a second bead of caulk over the top makes it look just like wiremold!

    I do like mounting the stat behind the TV! It helps take some of the load off the heat anticipator. They last longer that way.

    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

  13. #26
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    Re: Re: No, every job.

    Originally posted by baub


    I do like mounting the stat behind the TV! It helps take some of the load off the heat anticipator. They last longer that way.

    [/B]
    Great Idea with the caulking. The reason I put thermostats behind the TV or Computer is so my wires are camoflaged by all the other ugly wires there already! Or you can just put it behind the fridge.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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