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  1. Like I previously mentioned , the easies way to...

    Like I previously mentioned , the easies way to get in the union is to be sponsor by a signatory contractor, that's how I got in, going to the local and taking to turd chasers proved to be a waste in...
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    The bearings cant be replaced on the field, at...

    The bearings cant be replaced on the field, at least here in the US nobody does it, you best bet is to post on the refrigeration engineering forum, see if techs from other countries can help you,...
  3. Nowadays getting into the union is easy, guys...

    Nowadays getting into the union is easy, guys with the proper experience come in as full rate journeyman, there is a 6 months probation period. The problem is we cant find good guys anywhere, we get...
  4. It took me ten years to get in the union, I tried...

    It took me ten years to get in the union, I tried to get through the hall, went to many interviews with pipe fitters clueless about HVAC service then I finally realized they had no intentions to let...
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    There is not correlation between high cholesterol...

    There is not correlation between high cholesterol and heart attacks yet doctors love to prescribe statins and they do more harm than good.
  6. You are still an apprentice right? how many years...

    You are still an apprentice right? how many years you got under your belt? I know apprentices that are making over scale and in my local pretty much every journeyman makes over scale, there must be a...
  7. Thread: Appion vcrt

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    The appions are in my opinion "pretty junk", they...

    The appions are in my opinion "pretty junk", they leak and most of the time wont grab the cores, C&D makes them cheaper and better.
  8. Thats what I was thinking, very common issue with...

    Thats what I was thinking, very common issue with screw compressors, the inverted metric threads are deeply embedded and impossible to break apart.
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    The X terminal is connected to a lockout relay...

    The X terminal is connected to a lockout relay and when a safety opens it outputs to the stat letting the owner know that there is a problem.
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    If I recall correctly X is an alarm output from...

    If I recall correctly X is an alarm output from the condensing unit to the stat.
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    Have you try calling Bitzer? they may be able to...

    Have you try calling Bitzer? they may be able to help with the module resistance values. Nice avatar, that was their best album, my favorite.
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    After reading your thread I measured the...

    After reading your thread I measured the resistance on a spare module...over twice as higher than yours, I been dealing with Bitzer compressors for a long time and I dont recall having one protection...
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    What a ridiculous thing to say, I bet you have...

    What a ridiculous thing to say, I bet you have never been anywhere near Europe, turmoil ?? LOL yeah sure in your fantasy world only!
  14. The real cause of global warming is all the hot...

    The real cause of global warming is all the hot air coming out trumps mouth with over 10,000 lies since the election.
    https://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/
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    Why would you care if he destroys the half...

    Why would you care if he destroys the half million bucks machine? this forum was created almost 20 years ago and it hasn't happened yet, and we all got started somewhere.
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    You are a true superhero..something like the...

    You are a true superhero..something like the chillers-batman, thank you for all the sarcasm embedded protection!
  17. Here the SB

    Here the SB
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    Must be hard to have "a bad day at work" while on...

    Must be hard to have "a bad day at work" while on hvac-talk all day!
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    Trump is nothing but a glorified used car...

    Trump is nothing but a glorified used car salesman, he would sweet talk you into buying the Pinto for ten times its worth. he is a conman and a crook and has no moral values, I still prefer him over...
  20. I know, the thing is input vs output! after a...

    I know, the thing is input vs output! after a few years of hauling heavy crap across 100+ degrees roof when his back and knees start to feel it, he is going to regret leaving that cushy job for a...
  21. How can you even consider leaving such gravy...

    How can you even consider leaving such gravy train? You could make more money elsewhere but you gonna be working fifty times harder, stay where you are and appreciate what you got!
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    You posted it for me...thanks again , check your...

    You posted it for me...thanks again , check your mail box
  23. I recall years ago there was a problem with the...

    I recall years ago there was a problem with the MQ single screw compressors having gate rotor failures that sent junk throughout the refrigeration loop. I really like the Bitzer "twin" screws.
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    Got to play with the Stratus the other day and I...

    Got to play with the Stratus the other day and I like it , felt very tempted to buy one for the discounted price of $860 but I'm going to wait till there are a few good reviews on here before...
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    Whats is this all about ? cuckold party?

    Whats is this all about ? cuckold party?
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    The mods should let him back, he is entertaining...

    The mods should let him back, he is entertaining like no other and he taught us all how to troubleshoot a RTU from inside our service trucks:grin2:
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    It comes from both sides, stop being such crying...

    It comes from both sides, stop being such crying baby!!
  28. Imperial Cap-Check tool and electronic sigh-glass

    Imperial Cap-Check tool and electronic sigh-glass
  29. Yes you have to remove all the r-718 refrigerant...

    Yes you have to remove all the r-718 refrigerant !!
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    He is in the middle east, their legal system is...

    He is in the middle east, their legal system is way different than ours, there aren't any lawsuits there, if proven that Trane sold them a "lemon" chiller the salesman would be given two choices...
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    A btu is a btu ...from steam,hot water or...

    A btu is a btu ...from steam,hot water or whatever, the problem is your formula I have no idea where the "65" ".25" etc come from, you math for calculating EDR based on the BTU's is correct yet the...
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    The so-called national agreement is pure union...

    The so-called national agreement is pure union pandering to contractors, Local union agreements are always far better for the worker. I know two nearby locals that refuse to honor the national...
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    You are dealing with a bottom feeder, they have...

    You are dealing with a bottom feeder, they have not yet realize how hard to find HVAC techs are, my guess this company does lots of retail work and are trying to undercut an already very low margins...
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    Trane mini-splits are made by Gree, your best ...

    Trane mini-splits are made by Gree, your best bet is to search the Gree site for something similar and interpolate https://www.greecomfort.com/resources/dealer-resources-current-product/
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    No only bad but I dont think is legal, I would...

    No only bad but I dont think is legal, I would call the DOL offices and verify,turn them in if they are violating labor laws.
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    Bacharach PCA400 combustion analyzer

    Been using the PCA400 for a month or so, prior to that I was using the PCA-3, PCA-2, PCA-24 etc. I have also experimented with Testo analyzers the 330 series in particular. The PCA-400 is a step up...
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    Good to see contractors asking for STAR...

    Good to see contractors asking for STAR certification, I got mine 10 years or so ago and nobody has ever ask for it, same with the OSHA-30, big hurry to get it done yet nobody care afterwards.
    By...
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    About a month ago I started to use the Bacharach...

    About a month ago I started to use the Bacharach PCA 400 and really like it, my favorite feature is the blue tooth app very handy for tuning large boilers, now I can make adjustment watching the...
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    I got a good grasp on linkages by thinking of...

    I got a good grasp on linkages by thinking of them in terms of sheaves, the same relationship exist between driven and driver, in a power burner the modutrol would be the driver (sheave) and the...
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    Interesting! Honeywell did something similar not...

    Interesting! Honeywell did something similar not long ago, they even tried to sell their service/controls division. I would like to see unitary manufacturers getting out the service market and...
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    Could you elaborate?

    Could you elaborate?
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    UT also owns Fireye and most of the top guys...

    UT also owns Fireye and most of the top guys there either retired or were let go, of course the competition picked them right away.
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    I heard corporate forced branches to let go at...

    I heard corporate forced branches to let go at least 1 field guy,journeyman or apprentice, needed or not, pretty weird thing to do, locally they let go an apprentice and on his way home JCI offered...
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    Thanks! I work on low pressure machines here and...

    Thanks! I work on low pressure machines here and there.
    I removed a PreVac setup from a decommissioned chiller and I going to mount it on a hand cart, make it portable and use it for leak checking,...
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    Do you work for prevac? I have questions about...

    Do you work for prevac? I have questions about the pressure transducer for r123, whats the output? 0 to 5V, 4 to 20...? and whats the pressure range? thanks
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    About 25% classroom and 75% hands on, they give...

    About 25% classroom and 75% hands on, they give you the overhaul manuals with step by step instructions and you get to do one overhaul or two.
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    I think you are going to be fine, tell your boss...

    I think you are going to be fine, tell your boss to send you to the Entech training in Garland TX, there isnt really much to overhauls, lot of bull work in my opinion.
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    There has to be a apprentice to journeyman ratio....

    There has to be a apprentice to journeyman ratio. if the national agreement does not have it then the local agreement prevails. We cant provide service journeymen, bench been empty for years, The...
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    The manpower demand started around 8 years ago...

    The manpower demand started around 8 years ago and since then we haven't had anyone benching, times are good and most service techs are getting over scale, paid vacation etc. we cant flood the market...
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    I know exactly what you saying but we cant just...

    I know exactly what you saying but we cant just hatch apprentices like that to please JCI, we are regulated by the DOL and doesn't work that way.
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