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    In South Carolina I believe thatís the case....

    In South Carolina I believe thatís the case. Either way it would be pretty obvious.
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    I agree, in this instance I was safe because the...

    I agree, in this instance I was safe because the homeowner was sitting behind me watching me troubleshoot the heat kit. He couldnít say I was the one to cut it because he watched from when I took the...
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    Thoughts on bodycams

    Story time
    I went on a ďsecond opinionĒ service call behind another contractor who had written off the unit as being beyond repair and in need of replacement. I found a rubbed lead to the compressor...
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    Honeywell Round Heat Pump Thermostat

    Alrighty. Any help would be appreciated. My wife (the home decor decision maker) has decided she wants a Honeywell Round Thermostat. Cool beans, I like vintage stuff, except we have a heat pump and I...
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    Sticker Swap!!

    A good friend of mine drew a up design for me, based on my social media handle (@caffeinated_rabbit on Facebook & Instagram, I restore and build custom motorcycles). Iím getting some stickers...
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    Anyone ever been robbed before?

    I had a very strange experience today, nothing happened, but alarm bells were going off the whole time.

    I had a man message me through my business Facebook wanting a quote on a new system. I...
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    Iím not sure what yíall are talking about. Iíve...

    Iím not sure what yíall are talking about. Iíve had the testos for awhile now and have had absolutely zero issues with them or the app. My only complaint is I wish the LED was brighter, itís hard to...
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    Ouch. Profit technically was pretty high since I...

    Ouch. Profit technically was pretty high since I had no money in the condenser. I could make a payment from my personal account into the business and write it up as showing me purchasing the air...
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    Ahh. Didnt consider that. Iím an LLC, filing as a...

    Ahh. Didnt consider that. Iím an LLC, filing as a sole proprietorship instead of C Corp. I wrote his invoice out as ďNo Balance DueĒ just so weíd each have a copy of the details for record keeping....
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    Just a recent HVAC trade...

    So I have a posting up on my business Facebook and Insta saying that Iím always looking to expand, I want to do that without out of pocket expense or debt as much as possible, and thus Iím open to...
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    I guess thatís true. I have a pretty good idea...

    I guess thatís true. I have a pretty good idea whatís going on based on symptoms, Iíll just write it up as failed electrical component IC #xxxxxxx. Nonsensical number. IC for internal code. If they...
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    Never gotten a service request like this before....

    Never gotten a service request like this before. Are you saying tell them whatís wrong and let them fix it? Iím trying to DISCOURAGE that, not enable it. Or do you mean let them diy it and mess it up...
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    How to avoid diyers?

    So I had someone text me wanting a service call. No idea how they got my number, they didnít say a referral or what not. They first asked when could I come, how much, and was I a pro. I gave them a...
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    X3

    X3
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    Well that doesn't do much lol. A warranty on a...

    Well that doesn't do much lol. A warranty on a repair is just a feel good statement. Sure, I have a warranty on my repairs, and will back it up, but if I always do my best to fix it right the first...
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    That's what I'm planning on doing moving forward....

    That's what I'm planning on doing moving forward. I just still need to collect a few.


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    I know I'm probably too trusting by having a...

    I know I'm probably too trusting by having a standard 30 day invoice but most of my customers are light commercial or rental management so while they always pay, they pay a few weeks from receipt.
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    Collecting customer debts

    Does anyone have any tips on collecting delinquent debt from customers? I have a few issues with people not paying for repairs. My SOP: I typically quote and perform the repair, present them with an...
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    R410a instead of R22

    Just curious and like experimenting. I currently have a 12 year old R22 3 ton Goodman split system in decent condition sitting at my shop. We took it out during a changeout, the cap tube on reversing...
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    It should have an aux drain yes, but it would be...

    It should have an aux drain yes, but it would be functional the way I'm looking at it.


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    What's wrong with the drain? I see a float switch...

    What's wrong with the drain? I see a float switch on the aux pan. All that turned up pipe does it cause the pan to fill, tripping the switch.


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    My Klein 11in1 has a schrader bit in it. That and...

    My Klein 11in1 has a schrader bit in it. That and a pair of needle nose will work anywhere.


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    If it doesn't seal, just put a 1/4" valve with...

    If it doesn't seal, just put a 1/4" valve with cap on it for future service.


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    Play with them with a schrader tool. I've come...

    Play with them with a schrader tool. I've come across some that leak when the cores are too tight.


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    Dead serious. He said other inspector was new and...

    Dead serious. He said other inspector was new and I quote "need to reel him in some".


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    I always install them by the condenser so there's...

    I always install them by the condenser so there's no extra soldering indoors (safety and future serviceablity) Had one inspector pitch a fit and insist it was installed by Evap per installation...
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    I installed a sheet of plexiglass of the...

    I installed a sheet of plexiglass of the perforated holes in the pass through door and glued armaflex sheeting to the divider, with armaflex tape on the seams to make it look good. I also folded the...
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    Only time I've ever encountered this was when...

    Only time I've ever encountered this was when servicing a nursing homes systems and the maintenance man (EPA certified friend of mine, little HVAC experience) had the nursing home purchase 8 jugs of...
  29. Good point. I just set up a display as Business...

    Good point. I just set up a display as Business of the month at my bank and when he called he said the ladies at the bank (ive worked on their units since I've been in business, my grandfather was...
  30. I'm sure. I told him that with the age of the...

    I'm sure. I told him that with the age of the unit, the fact that's it's R22 and we don't know how much is in it, along with the shoddy install, I wouldn't be willing to hook it up. I offered to...
  31. That's my plan. Either install whole new...

    That's my plan. Either install whole new system/repair ducting as needed with picture perfect installation or walk away.


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  32. Called to install unit original contractor abandoned.

    Got a call from a landlord, new customer, and was asked to come look at a house. Last winter, another "contractor" had installed a used gas furnace and AC, but said it was "too cold" to hook up the...
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    Man. Get a real thermometer. That infrared is...

    Man. Get a real thermometer. That infrared is reading the temp of the entire wall behind the unit.

    Depending on the climate, weather, and garage doors, (garage doors esp) I'm not sure I'd expect a...
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    That's my worry, I'm leaning towards not using...

    That's my worry, I'm leaning towards not using them on this job.


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    My issue always arises when working for cheap...

    My issue always arises when working for cheap landlords. Unit has a small leak, just enough to need attention annually. To find the leak would involve pulling the whole thing apart, recovering, and...
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    Zoomlock tool

    Anyone had any experience with the Zoom Lock coupler tool from Parker Sporlan? Starting at 55 unit apartment remodel next week and thinking it would ridiculously save us on labor. No nitro purge,...
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    The nucalgon direct injects can be great, the...

    The nucalgon direct injects can be great, the times I've used them they sealed well and never had a callback. But they did have a bad run where the sealant hardened in the tube. My supplier swapped...
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    I need a Daiken decoder for sure. That's what I...

    I need a Daiken decoder for sure. That's what I usually install but they've never told me about those


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  39. Thread: Coil size

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    Also pricing discussions are prohibited here but...

    Also pricing discussions are prohibited here but that's way overpriced for a coil cleaning, coil replacement, and gas leak repair.


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    That is in no way causing stress on the heat...

    That is in no way causing stress on the heat exchanger, those parts are completely unrelated. Heat exchangers discolor just from heating up and cooling down, nothing to worry about unless the...
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    Talked to my supplier over lunch yesterday. His...

    Talked to my supplier over lunch yesterday. His opinion is that in the early years before strict EPA regs, Goodman sold to anyone with money and truck, with manufacturing quality to match the shoddy...
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    Glock all the way ;). My supplier is awesome,...

    Glock all the way ;).

    My supplier is awesome, the owner is one of my best friends from before I got in the business and they go out of their way to take care of everyone not just me.


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    I really like the Appion but for my use that's...

    I really like the Appion but for my use that's just too much to have invested in a tool. The JB looks the most promising, but I also like the CPS. I want to do what I was saying earlier and rebuild...
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    I bought two pumps visually identical to that ...

    I bought two pumps visually identical to that one but cheaper on Amazon awhile back. Both were absolute POS. Tinkered with them to see if I could make them better but nope. They were the dinkiest...
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    I'm a Daiken dealer and haven't gotten a firm...

    I'm a Daiken dealer and haven't gotten a firm answer about classes from my supplier. That's been my theory so far, with unit prices the way they are and the minimal labor, it would be cheaper to...
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    I see both sides as I'm a sole owner operator. I...

    I see both sides as I'm a sole owner operator. I see how some calls could easily be to high or low based off of flat rate alone, you'd need an extensive list of modifiers, (hard access, etc). But I...
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    Learning mini split service

    I've installed about 20 mini splits in my history, and I do the best job I'm able on those few installs, and have yet to receive a callback fortunately. However I know next to nothing about servicing...
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    What's parts availability like? That seems like a...

    What's parts availability like? That seems like a good option



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    Everyone who responded seemed to like them and...

    Everyone who responded seemed to like them and online ratings are favorable. I'll def check eBay, I know Amazon has them for $457 with free prime shipping.


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    Ok so looks like I'm going with the JB Platinum!...

    Ok so looks like I'm going with the JB Platinum! Where should I buy from? Anyone know of any coupon codes haha


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