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  1. #1
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    i'll start, my closet one is 50 miles.

  2. #2
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    90 miles

    an 1½ hr. drive. Just gotta think 1 day ahead.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  3. #3
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    About 3 miles, 5 more within 20

  4. #4
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    Indianapolis, IN, USA
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    1/2 mile, then a couple about 10 miles.

  5. #5
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    Thumb of Michigan
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    75 miles

  6. #6
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    Six wannabes within a few miles.

    The real ones are only a phone call away (next day air).

  7. #7
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    We have one wholesaler here. The other ones are 450 miles away as the crow flies, longer by boat.
    The way we build has a greater impact on our comfort, energy consumption and IAQ than any HVAC system we install.

    http://www.ductstrap.com/

  8. #8
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    Nov 2000
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    Manhattan, Kansas USA
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    We have it pretty good, one within a block, another within a 1/2 mile, and another just up the street within a block from that one.

  9. #9
    I hope some of you charge for travel time and parts pick up.
    Lots of em not that far away, a few miles or so, some certain distributors maybe 15 miles or so...thankfully.
    Civilization does have it's good points.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  10. #10
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    Here and there
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    Carns, i'm 1200+ miles away. A lotof my territory is 60-80 miles out
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

  11. #11
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    Man I thought I had it bad here in Connecticut! We have 2 good supply houses in Groton that sell air conditioning parts. That's it. We cover all of southeastern connecticut, so if we are on the other side of the conty, we have to go all the way to groton to get something. It pisses me off. Every time I have to go out of the way like that I think back to the days when I lived in Kansas, when all of our work was in one town. If we needed something, we drove to the closest supply house, and if they didn't have it, we drove to the other one on the other side of town. I will never know why it can't be that way here.

    A lot of times now if I need something and I'm on the other side of the county, I will just tell the customer that we have to order the part, we will be back in 1-2 days. Then I call the office, who calls the supply house, who delivers it to the shop, and then we go install it.

    A lot faster when you have lots of work ahead of you than driving all over the place. The bad thing is, if the 2 supply houses in groton don't have what we need, we have to yet still order it from another supply house somewhere in an0other part of the state.

  12. #12
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    Aug 2001
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    Man, it would kill me to have to drive 75 miles to get parts. But on that same note, here in Atlanta the traffic is so bad that sometimes it can kill you to have to drive 20 miles.

  13. #13
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    Midwest
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    A whole slew of them within a mile.




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