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    This might sound overly simple but you need to...

    This might sound overly simple but you need to understand what the customer is asking for, then understand if your company can meet their need. You say you work of an HVAC company now, you need to...
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    I had one two days ago no leak in any joint or...

    I had one two days ago no leak in any joint or seams but it leaked through a pressue switch and was coming out at the spade terminal got hit with leak detector in general area but confirmed location...
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    Before you add any die just go look for leaks...

    Before you add any die just go look for leaks with the just the black lite. It's been my experience the oil shows up no problem
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    There are many on this site who refuse to install...

    There are many on this site who refuse to install parts the buyer has obtained from the wonderful world wide web. My position is: I will install any part they buy. I tell them this is my service fee...
  5. rent-a-tech (for a small fee)

    rent-a-tech (for a small fee)
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    In my part of engineering this is called the...

    In my part of engineering this is called the responsible engineer or the field engineer these guys are in the field and make sure it can be installed or make the required revision for the...
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    I would sit and study a couple others myself....

    I would sit and study a couple others myself. Such as: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration by Miller, the Trane Air Conditioning manual, lastly steam by Babcock and Wilcox. These were all recommended...
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    I've seen guys use there ac compressor(no more...

    I've seen guys use there ac compressor(no more Ac) as a compressor I've also seen using an air tank. Mounting under the truck b ed a piping a 12 volt compressor to it with a pressure switch. They...
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    Many jumper boxes have inflators on them the...

    Many jumper boxes have inflators on them the current one I'm using is an Everstart (walmart special) it was about $120. it works OK. I have small Bostitch trim nailer compressor AC powered that...
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    Where I grew up and went to school or in my...

    Where I grew up and went to school or in my current area the shop classes have all been terminated and all the guidance counselors do is tell the kids the only way you will amount to something is to...
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    I just changed my email to my gmail account now...

    I just changed my email to my gmail account now it won't let me go to different threads Yellow banner at top of page says I have not confirmed my new email address. is correct. sorry for adding to...
  12. Thread: Nerd joke.

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    you're sick! LOL

    you're sick! LOL
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    Poll: I'm wondering why or how a discussion about:...

    I'm wondering why or how a discussion about: should licenses be required, get turned into a discussion about racism?
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    No that you mentioned this , I seem to remember...

    No that you mentioned this , I seem to remember there was a problem when I joined in 2015 with using AOL. but that been a while ago. thanks again
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    OK thank for the explanation I do have a gmail...

    OK thank for the explanation I do have a gmail account but rarely use it. I've been thinking of moving away from AOL as they have done several things I don't like, but it's confortable as I have been...
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    Need to change emails

    Hey Mods?

    Due to my coming retirement I logged into settings to change my email address from my work to personal email address when I tried to save I got this following response from the system:...
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    Thanks I will post here also

    Thanks I will post here also
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    Thank that is just what I starting to do

    Thank that is just what I starting to do
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    Need to change email adress

    Hey Mods?

    Due to my coming retirement I logged into settings to change my email address from my work to personal email address when I tried to save I got this following response from the system:
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    Poll: Sorry Hvacr I have to disagree. Fear of being...

    Sorry Hvacr I have to disagree. Fear of being different is not racism. it is the belief that your racial traits or "differences" make you superior or inferior, such as: if you do not have blonde hair...
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    Some jurisdiction have to deal with sales tax...

    Some jurisdiction have to deal with sales tax because that is the law. you are correct, home warranty companies 9 times out of 10 are horrible to do any work for and good luck getting paid. there are...
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    Poll: Looks like one of the critical race theory books...

    Looks like one of the critical race theory books I've seen. no thanks
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    Poll: Some people mistakenly label racism when It could...

    Some people mistakenly label racism when It could be fear of someone just being different. Look at children they most of the time have no knowledge of racism it's taught to them. Many times when a...
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    I'm not a domesdayer but this has no place to go...

    I'm not a domesdayer but this has no place to go but worse. I'm thinking some of these larger companies have got to be about out of money due to all the delay in shipping and production
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    I've got a pair of those someplace!

    I've got a pair of those someplace!
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    welcome

    welcome
  27. I've never met a roofer that did not think the...

    I've never met a roofer that did not think the whole roof needed to be torn off and reshingled
  28. The roofers hate steel because it cheaper in the...

    The roofers hate steel because it cheaper in the long run and they don't make as much money as they do with regular shingles.
  29. There is a new product out. It is steel but it...

    There is a new product out. It is steel but it has an architectural design and they are something like 4' X 8' sheets. looks interesting should go on very fast.
  30. That is why there is supposed to be a strip of...

    That is why there is supposed to be a strip of adhesive at the bottom of the starter strip for the first course of shingles to adhere to.
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    Along those same lines I try to find old used...

    Along those same lines I try to find old used ones (yards sales, ebay or craigslist, I do believe quality used to be better. every industry depends on selling more which means the tool has to wear...
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    Poll: right or wrong, here in my area even the...

    right or wrong, here in my area even the apprentices are required to be licensed. to "turn out" as a journeyman you need to have graduated from an approved department of labor program and pass a...
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    Poll: Glad I don't have to work there my inspector gave...

    Glad I don't have to work there my inspector gave me their cell phone numbers. but we could schedule inspections around our schedule
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    Poll: Nope, at least in iowa the owner can participate...

    Nope, at least in iowa the owner can participate if they desire. Plus I had customer that insisted on me as the worker not the owner to show proof I had workmans comp even though the law states...
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    I know you are in Oklahoma, but I have seen the...

    I know you are in Oklahoma, but I have seen the Crescent crimpers at Menards which is another big box home store similar to Home Depot. the Milwaukee ones look good too.. I don't know probably just...
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    Poll: Here's what I don't get and I know other states...

    Here's what I don't get and I know other states do it too, why should the state test you about the knowledge you have on running the business. What you need to know in my opinion is not very much....
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    Crescent makes a pair that looks like you Hilmor...

    Crescent makes a pair that looks like you Hilmor pair but with blue handles I always called them STA-Kon crimpers which was a brand name. Sta-Kon's are still made they have orange and black handles....
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    Poll: as stated in previous post, here in Iowa you need...

    as stated in previous post, here in Iowa you need to show that you graduated from a department of labor approved apprenticeship program, have 2 to 4 years of verifiable work 4,000 or 7,000 hours of...
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    Poll: It doe not unless you sit on one of the licensing...

    It doe not unless you sit on one of the licensing board and have input on how it's done/ In my state you need to be nominated by the governor. I'm lucky to know who my governor is yet alone be on...
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    Poll: some decent conversation without telling each...

    some decent conversation without telling each other your ass is on backwards
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    Poll: LOL that was not the question it was in your...

    LOL that was not the question it was in your opinion should licenses be mandatory I still think Yes.
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    Poll: Not arguing there. I have known more than one guy...

    Not arguing there. I have known more than one guy who set out and opened their own shop and just do not know or understand the laws and costs that are behind the scenes. good techs poor business...
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    Poll: And you are probably smarter than 90% of the...

    And you are probably smarter than 90% of the customer I have experienced too.
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    Poll: Illinois is home rule they only require licenses...

    Illinois is home rule they only require licenses and inspections if the jurisdiction thinks it's necessary, get outside of larger metro areas it's about anything goes from what I've seen..
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    Poll: and at what cost to the customer. I respect your...

    and at what cost to the customer. I respect your opinion and agree to some extent, but ask you to think of it in a different way . I have been in places in Illinois that were horrible and dangerous...
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    Poll: I understand but don't understand why people have...

    I understand but don't understand why people have that mentality at least in my area the permit fee is a couple dollars per thosusand dollars yes it can take a few hours to allow the inspector to get...
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    Poll: Gentlemen, it has been my experience that the...

    Gentlemen, it has been my experience that the licensure process has several facets, one facet is you have attended a trade school and graduated from it, Another is you have a minimum of 2 years work...
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    Poll: when I first started out I had 5 licenses for all...

    when I first started out I had 5 licenses for all the smaller cities and towns around us, my primary city was pretty much focused on you had to have completed the local pipefitter training...
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    Poll: we used to have local licesnes that renewed every...

    we used to have local licesnes that renewed every year.which worked really well. Then the state thought they wanted to collect and keep all the fees atf irst they doubled the fees but renewal...
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    Poll: I 100% agree because you have a license does not...

    I 100% agree because you have a license does not mean you are qualified! it just means you memorized the correct answer one time when it counted. My proof you need a license to drive but how many...
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