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    I am using your own words. That is what is not...

    I am using your own words. That is what is not making any sense.
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    You said "Every conversation I had pagey was...

    You said "Every conversation I had pagey was concerning engineering."
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    In a thriving and well rounded society there is...

    In a thriving and well rounded society there is no best or worst degree. All are needed to have that kind of society.
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    You go to that from your opening post to where...

    You go to that from your opening post to where you said "I have never been able to have a reasonable discussion with one of those people."?

    Do you think your opening statement was a reasonable...
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    The first chartered college in the United States...

    The first chartered college in the United States of America was a liberal arts college. George Washington lent his name and a personal donation to start it.
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    What is YOUR criteria "good and not so good?"

    What is YOUR criteria "good and not so good?"
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    Key Skills of Liberal Arts Majors: Writing...

    Key Skills of Liberal Arts Majors:
    Writing
    Speaking
    Foreign languages and cross-cultural knowledge
    Numeracy
    Research and information retrieval
    Analytical thinking
    Creative thinking
    Effective...
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    Hmm. "Liberal arts, also referred to as the...

    Hmm. "Liberal arts, also referred to as the humanities, includes the study of history, literature, writing, philosophy, sociology, psychology, creative arts, and more. More broadly speaking, students...
  9. Some cities may require a special license to work...

    Some cities may require a special license to work within their city limits or even require one to pay city income taxes when working within their town. This is over and above permits that the...
  10. I am surprised to hear that someone managing 15...

    I am surprised to hear that someone managing 15 techs wouldn't be aware of city licenses.

    It seems you get screwed when you are an employee and as a business owner. Hmmmm
  11. Nothing wrong with it by itself as I said. It is...

    Nothing wrong with it by itself as I said. It is at least ironic to be whining about the cost of doing business while doing so.

    A city protecting its citizens is not "screwing companies over."...
  12. Nothing wrong with it by itself but to be...

    Nothing wrong with it by itself but to be complaining about the cost of doing business while working out of your home is at least a bit ironic.
  13. Especially since he works out of his home.

    Especially since he works out of his home.
  14. I meant to say. So here we have a person running...

    I meant to say. So here we have a person running an HVAC business OUT OF HIS HOUSE complaining about the cost of doing business
  15. An informed person that was redlined by you might...

    An informed person that was redlined by you might say. Thank you but the city ensures that my service person is insured and knowledgeable of local codes etc. plus it helps to keep my local taxes...
  16. So here we have a person running an HVAC business...

    So here we have a person running an HVAC business complaining about the cost of doing business.
  17. I hear ya about the plugs etc. I imagined that...

    I hear ya about the plugs etc. I imagined that compression numbers would be least likely to get and the rest wouldn't be a problem. Good luck again.
  18. When you buy a used engine do you get information...

    When you buy a used engine do you get information like the VIN nunber, mileage or year it was totaled? Will the spark plugs be new? Do you get compression numbers on each cylinder? Just curious.

    ...
  19. I mean the engine you are buying now.

    I mean the engine you are buying now.
  20. When you buy a used engine do you get information...

    When you buy a used engine do you get information like the VIN nunber, mileage or year it was totaled? Will the spark plugs be new? Do you get compression numbers on each cylinder? Just curious.
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    Talking to your boss in such detail could be a...

    Talking to your boss in such detail could be a great idea or it could backfire. Just be careful and it seems you have good judgement so far.
  22. Thread: Good company

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    I agree, start a new thread. Please do. Not...

    I agree, start a new thread. Please do. Not arguing just pointing out what I see as facts and standing up for a segment that gets ridiculed more than it should.

    It can and is abused by some but it...
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    So you are a commercial tech where it isn't...

    So you are a commercial tech where it isn't common and you say that you haven't seen it. That doesn't really mean that much. Do you have to see everything to believe it? I have worked both commercial...
  24. Thread: Good company

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    It sounds like you may be concerned with what you...

    It sounds like you may be concerned with what you hear the other techs talking about to each other.

    It sounds that you are being given a decent opportunity with what I read. Even if it isn't the...
  25. Thread: Good company

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    I have seen many a technician fix things that...

    I have seen many a technician fix things that were better off replaced. A customer deserves options and to be educated, it is a good service tech that offers that to them. And a tech deserves to be...
  26. Thread: Good company

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    Does that make it good or bad?

    Does that make it good or bad?
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    Is it a good one? No it isn't although for spot...

    Is it a good one? No it isn't although for spot readings it was accurate enough given the ranges it showed. It was more of a sales tool imo. IMO do not get the Fluke that many have instead go for the...
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    I made my own with every type of connection 15-20...

    I made my own with every type of connection 15-20 years ago. One is pictured below. The Lil Poppers weren't trustworthy in my experience. With the name Supco you should always be weary. I also made a...
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    If they pay you well and pay for good benefits....

    If they pay you well and pay for good benefits. If they encourage and practice proper procedures in the field. Do they recover refrigerant? Do they have a log for refrigerant? Do you see people using...
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    The H-10's have 3 sensitivity settings.

    The H-10's have 3 sensitivity settings.
  31. Kevlar shoes? Now people can get away with...

    Kevlar shoes? Now people can get away with shooting themselves in the foot
  32. Shanken law is a law which encourages new car...

    Shanken law is a law which encourages new car sales really. It taxes or makes the registration costs more on an older vehicle than a newer one. Also their inspection process is much more stringent...
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    I think both can be had still. Here is from an...

    I think both can be had still. Here is from an Amazon review talking about the two versions.

    Short Pro vs Short Finder
    Received the non-Mars Short Pro and so far it works essentially the same....
  34. It is proper not to put quotes around it because...

    It is proper not to put quotes around it because that is not a quote of his.
  35. That's OK I knew it couldn't be serious. For...

    That's OK I knew it couldn't be serious. For example how could someone with a spurious "quote" of Jefferson on their signature be concerned with correctness?:)

    I am glad you don't have quotations...
  36. It is always good to be correct. Where did I say...

    It is always good to be correct. Where did I say I didn't like slang terms?

    From that post it would be logical to assume that you agree with my other recent posts.

    “The Oxford English...
  37. IDK maybe. I think this thread among many others...

    IDK maybe. I think this thread among many others shows you to be a can do person which I admire. But one that jumps in with both feet. From building onto your garage without consulting zoning laws...
  38. Why didn't you go to the shop installing the...

    Why didn't you go to the shop installing the engine and ask them to purchase the engine so they would be responsible? Was it to save a few hundred dollars? Did the thought not occur to you? Did you...
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    Continue your schooling if you are able to.

    Continue your schooling if you are able to.
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    I have been waiting for the change resistors who...

    I have been waiting for the change resistors who say they are not really against change but who struggle to come up with examples to cite "New Coke" before they do just to get it out of the way.
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    Vista was designed to be much more secure but had...

    Vista was designed to be much more secure but had high system requirements so that made it a bit slower. It didn't last long. They did put a lot into it I don't think it was an example of change for...
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    Which version of Windows should have been the...

    Which version of Windows should have been the last? Did they stop when one was supposedly a "step back/ more difficult to deal with" or improve upon it?
  43. I think that the owners that crow the most about...

    I think that the owners that crow the most about how good they are to work for are the worst in most cases.
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    Your plan sounds great (Either way.) but don't...

    Your plan sounds great (Either way.) but don't necessarily get the masters in economics with the rest of the plan. But a broader education is not a bad thing imo.

    I believe the tuition credits...
  45. Do you think it is wise buying the engine from...

    Do you think it is wise buying the engine from one place and having it installed at another?

    How will the warranty work?

    I loved it when you said you "pulled the plug."
  46. Thread: CO detector

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    I got my old boss to fix an exhaust leak in my...

    I got my old boss to fix an exhaust leak in my truck because that unit alerted me while driving.
  47. It is easy for a one man show working out of...

    It is easy for a one man show working out of their garage or a sidejobber to do things cheaply because they don't incur the "cost of doing business" that most businesses face. Most techs don't...
  48. The post you originally quoted about all of this...

    The post you originally quoted about all of this was about a well rounded residential tech. One that can repair, educate and yes sell. One that isn't one dimensional. That seems to bother you for...
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    I didn't have luck with the Supco 3 amp either...

    I didn't have luck with the Supco 3 amp either that was why I made my own.
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    I worked for a company that had them available...

    I worked for a company that had them available for free to leave in homes. They were supplied for us for free I believe with the idea of being able to sell filtration devices etc... I forget the...
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