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  1. I ask as a former landlord, Why would you want...

    I ask as a former landlord, Why would you want to put premium hvac in a rental ? Do you pay the utilities ? Just curious.
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    What are you calling " big game " ? Mule deer,...

    What are you calling " big game " ? Mule deer, elk, hogs ! A buddy of mine that has a big income goes to Africa every few years and his idea of big game is different than me.
    I have a 308 on a...
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    Last month several cases reported on the Tyler,...

    Last month several cases reported on the Tyler, Tx news & all have a common attendance at the East Tx Fair. 1st death reported this week .
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    Today per morning news the North East is going to...

    Today per morning news the North East is going to break 300+ record low temps
    for this date. Global warming is a moody beach isn't she.
    On the mars thing, Astronomers have reported an average...
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    Put enough blower in it will:grin2: I don't have...

    Put enough blower in it will:grin2:
    I don't have a ducalator but IIRC 12" @ .06 or .08 is 700 cfm . It's too darned small unless it's a MH with hi static blower. Run a 10 to a couple of close boots...
  6. Sounding like a techs pay is based on a set per...

    Sounding like a techs pay is based on a set per cent ( commission ) of the invoice so the more you convince a customer they need a new widget the more you make. OP convince me I am wrong. To make...
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    No trusses on these type buildings. Each arched...

    No trusses on these type buildings. Each arched panel bolts to the next supporting its self. They go up pretty easy
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    Exactly what I was trying to say. Good sound...

    Exactly what I was trying to say. Good sound business goes for 5 times revenue and up. That kind of business savvy to fund , those guys run more on instinct than advice from strangers. We on here...
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    Build some triangle braces out of angle iron and...

    Build some triangle braces out of angle iron and attach to back wall
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    Since the company does provide a phone you can be...

    Since the company does provide a phone you can be contacted. What about lunch & breaks, that's your time not work time.
    Way back when we were billed by the minute , I had a tech that had a phone...
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    Could you use longer bolts somewhere on the arch...

    Could you use longer bolts somewhere on the arch connection point then use a barrel nut to add all-thread ?
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    Why would someone that can purchase a company...

    Why would someone that can purchase a company with $10M in annual revenue care what we think ? If OP has a vision and burning desire to make it work that's all that's needed after investigating from...
  13. In my area it's a 2 stage 80% with a variable...

    In my area it's a 2 stage 80% with a variable speed blower. My honest thinking is a 90+ but our winters are couple cold days followed by running AC a few days most years. In all my years only...
  14. If the OP is planning on staying in the home over...

    If the OP is planning on staying in the home over 5 years do the 25vna systems as it takes 4 or 5 yrs to get the difference back between the standard & the best.
    When I was in business I wouldn't...
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    Just throwing this out to the OP. It might be you...

    Just throwing this out to the OP. It might be you need a whole new career that is Mon thru Fri 8 to 5. HVACR just sometimes has crazy hours but if know weeks in advance that you have the duty you...
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    What can you do in these situations when the...

    What can you do in these situations when the home/business is gone ? Help cleanup is all I can see. I still have lots of family & friends that live near the devastation but it was like a mile south...
  17. He also thinks he can get around a license and...

    He also thinks he can get around a license and also not pay big fees to a franchise label. Paying really big bucks he might attract above avg techs but then he has to charge really outlandish prices...
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    Is this for hydronic heating ?

    Is this for hydronic heating ?
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    Maybe this was installed by that guy with 4...

    Maybe this was installed by that guy with 4 months total experience that wants a raise.
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    Ok, what's a Taco Cartridge Circulator ? Here in...

    Ok, what's a Taco Cartridge Circulator ? Here in Texas we only have Tacos with hard shells or soft tortillas. They can be stuffed with ground beef, shredded chicken, fajita beef or chicken, shrimp,...
  21. You would make more money with a Krispy Kreme...

    You would make more money with a Krispy Kreme franchise and wouldn't need a license. Yes I did my homework once on this but no franchise available in my area at the time. I would think for the...
  22. The big problem is WHO has the license to...

    The big problem is WHO has the license to actually be a hvac service provider in your location. That person will have your " family jewels " in a vice ready to squeeze when you the owner does things...
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    Since I retired has the industry got this...

    Since I retired has the industry got this desperate to actually solo a guy at 4 months with no real training or prior experience in our business other than a delivery driver ?
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    Timebuilder is on the ball pointing out "...

    Timebuilder is on the ball pointing out " socialism is for the people, not for the socialist " . When all the " sky is falling " crowd gives up thier jets, ac,electricity , and start walking...
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    Totally depends on where you live/work. Here in...

    Totally depends on where you live/work. Here in Texas you can have refrigeration only, AC only, or a Combination . Plus there is an A or B for each license. There is also two different Tech licenses...
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    You don't have a tape measure ?:grin2:

    You don't have a tape measure ?:grin2:
  27. As said, PAY a mechanical engineering firm to...

    As said, PAY a mechanical engineering firm to design & spec material. Then put out for bid. You tell a small contractor he might work his tail off designing & installing then not get paid because he...
  28. OP, things especially HVAC equipment keep...

    OP, things especially HVAC equipment keep breaking no matter the economy. What did you do to stop the phone ringing ? If you were a service business in a downturn it will slow down for a short time...
  29. From your description of the collapse of your...

    From your description of the collapse of your numbers, the value of theses 2 items is " not much " . Your phone isn't ringing and most marketing/advertising companies have customer data already...
  30. BDP/Carrier residential HP & small package HP use...

    BDP/Carrier residential HP & small package HP use O for RV to energize in cool. Commercial style units( 7 1/2 up IIRC correctly )RV still operates in heat. The OP must be DIY and not a tech to be...
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    You don't say where you live. In my state,...

    You don't say where you live. In my state, employer must do criminal background check and submit to our Dept of Licensing for approval if felon. It gets sticky in residential.
    When I was an...
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    OP, what is the model & brand of out door unit ?...

    OP, what is the model & brand of out door unit ? Let's make sure it is straight AC . What was the winter electric bills on average ?
  33. Isn't it based on the ACCA man J ?

    Isn't it based on the ACCA man J ?
  34. I had a rotobrush system for several years....

    I had a rotobrush system for several years. Looking back after I sold it never paid for itself. My area it just didn't give folks the warm fuzzies to have their ducts cleaned. It's a good machine...
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    Contact the local Rotary Club for help . They are...

    Contact the local Rotary Club for help . They are allways looking for a local project such as this
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    I demanded my employees take a lunch break. I...

    I demanded my employees take a lunch break. I believe the break actually improves production, quality, and safety. Seven scheduled calls to be completed by end of an eight hour shift is a pipe...
  37. Thread: Proper way?

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    I thought anything higher than 400 microns was a...

    I thought anything higher than 400 microns was a leaker :grin2:
  38. I haven't read the ACCA Manual J instructions...

    I haven't read the ACCA Manual J instructions since I retired so check, but on a HP it allowed up to a 25% increase over load to help keep the strips OFF.
    I went to 2 different OEM schools on...
  39. If you believe it's a good product you can sale...

    If you believe it's a good product you can sale it. If you honestly way down deep think it's not what it's cracked up to be, your customer can tell.
  40. You don't need the work that bad. If it's like...

    You don't need the work that bad.
    If it's like the old Servells that condenser is a chiller, and they are HEAVY if need to remove it.
    Down here in Tx & Ar. , when gas was cheap the gas Utilities...
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    The so called architect/engineers of...

    The so called architect/engineers of apartments/condos started using the areas between floors as a mixing box of all returns on that floor. I guess they hope that when one of the cheap junk ac's...
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    So It never dawned on him those numbers looked...

    So It never dawned on him those numbers looked like something else he was using daily . Would some of these new tech school grads head explode if you mentioned Boyles or Charles laws ? Or a really...
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    Dr.'S have allways " practiced medicine " which...

    Dr.'S have allways " practiced medicine " which gets them off the hook.
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    She gives the $700 bucks to the guy :gah: Can...

    She gives the $700 bucks to the guy :gah: Can people actually be that gullible ?
  45. Man oh man, frymire back in 60's was one of the...

    Man oh man, frymire back in 60's was one of the biggest outfits in Dallas .
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    Those were the days. Here in my area , fire...

    Those were the days.
    Here in my area , fire ants #1 contactor killer followed by loose terminals.
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    I have had job applicants that say they had...

    I have had job applicants that say they had mucho experience and I would hand them a standard dial guage manifold & ask what's the temp of say r22 at 80 psi . Deer in headlight look, you get the...
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    I guess the OP doesn't have a clue what a PT...

    I guess the OP doesn't have a clue what a PT chart is.
  49. The only real value-asset your company has is...

    The only real value-asset your company has is your service agreements or maintenance contracts , which ever you choose to call them. Next is real estate, do you have a shop/office ? Not a put down...
  50. There's a big AC company near me that makes up...

    There's a big AC company near me that makes up all of the Flex duct in the shop then installers take to new home. It's wyes, registers, each planned run put together, just attach to plenum. Now if...
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