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  1. Thread: van setup

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    I would suggest to stock everything you can. It...

    I would suggest to stock everything you can. It can only help you in general and help you to impress your employer by taking care of everything you can in a more timely manner. Since you also do...
  2. Thread: van setup

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    Do you do install or service or are you new and...

    Do you do install or service or are you new and do mainly maintenance? If you are new to the trade get in the habit of supplying more information if you expect to get much help.
  3. Thread: fluke 116

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    Good post and I agree with all of it. I hope the...

    Good post and I agree with all of it. I hope the OP reads it. The purpose of my post was to find out what the OP thinks without spelling it out for him like you just did so well. From his response to...
  4. Thread: fluke 116

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    When you used the continuity beeper and got a...

    When you used the continuity beeper and got a reading you correctly realized you had a grounded compressor. If you use ohms on that meter and get a reading does it mean you have a grounded compressor?
  5. Thread: fluke 116

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    Do you mean that showing you the limits of the...

    Do you mean that showing you the limits of the continuity beeper and the link showing that didn't point that out to you?
  6. Thread: fluke 116

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    Beeper on < 20 Ω ...

    Beeper on < 20 Ω

    https://www.fluke.com/en-us/product/electrical-testing/digital-multimeters/fluke-116

    I wouldn't advise to look for grounds that way although it might work sometimes.
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    I think the general nature of HVAC businesses are...

    I think the general nature of HVAC businesses are small businesses, especially when talking about the residential side. I believe it will continue to be that way in general. The term small business...
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    You specifically said commercial which makes a...

    You specifically said commercial which makes a difference imo. All commercial jobs in my experience are charged time and material. Going to pick up a part was charged as time. In some cases that let...
  9. Did you do this without a permit?

    Did you do this without a permit?
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    I would start with this, tell us what you have...

    I would start with this, tell us what you have concluded. Thinking of starting your own mega corp?

    https://www.contractormag.com/sites/contractormag.com/files/Top100_rev1_0.pdf
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    I have seen this many times. The call only comes...

    I have seen this many times. The call only comes in when enough people compalin and they can't keep up with the load.
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    This is true but I do not see it happening. Many...

    This is true but I do not see it happening. Many people are already being drawn to this trade for better paying jobs. This isn't going to help to raise wages. Unions are not going to make up that...
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    Good point to add to what I said. It does not...

    Good point to add to what I said. It does not change anything I laid out previously. Of course nobody should be lazy. The average tech of today has spent much more time learning in classroom...
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    It is harder for a younger techs to get training...

    It is harder for a younger techs to get training these days compared to many years ago. Which is ironic because it is needed more today than before. They are usually thrown to the wolves before they...
  15. Normally with the mileage and years on that van I...

    Normally with the mileage and years on that van I would be more concerned with the transmission. If you end up changing the motor any consideration of doing the transmission? My normal feeling would...
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    That wasn't what I said, try reading the post...

    That wasn't what I said, try reading the post again.

    It doesn't violate Conservation of Energy at all my friend. It is not a closed system that we are talking about. Read the link I put with it. I...
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    Did you come up with that or was it from a...

    Did you come up with that or was it from a website you frequent that passes that off for science? Or was it inspired by a certain fake news channel that says silly stuff like that is OK because there...
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    It shows how your trying to minimize it by...

    It shows how your trying to minimize it by examples and highlighting decimals is just plain nonsense. It doesn't mean that a relatively small amount can't be hazardous. It was a very good analogy...
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    You highlight CO2 as a percentage as a means to...

    You highlight CO2 as a percentage as a means to minimize it. Only an uninformed person would fall for that trick.

    The next time you see 400 ppm CO in a home explain to them how small percentage...
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    After reading through this thread you are...

    After reading through this thread you are wondering if I am aware of the amount of CO2?

    The 100 ppm you refer to is not all that humans are responsible for btw. Is that important to you or support...
  21. Thread: Poor Goodman

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    Couldn't be a Section 8 house anywhere I have...

    Couldn't be a Section 8 house anywhere I have worked because they have to pass inspections to meet code and that wouldn't pass anywhere I have been.
  22. Thread: Poor Goodman

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    The flue pipe looks interesting too.

    The flue pipe looks interesting too.
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    "NASA Climate Change also took on the doubter...

    "NASA Climate Change also took on the doubter talking point that because global warming is happening on other planets, what’s happening on Earth isn’t anything special. “Other planets in the solar...
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    If I read that post correctly this may help you....

    If I read that post correctly this may help you.

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide
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    From where in that post did you think I said...

    From where in that post did you think I said anything about the rules of this website?
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    Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict...

    Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients

    https://phys.org/news/2015-06-carbon-dioxide-air-restrict-ability.html

    It is a free country that is why I...
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    Too much CO2 is not a good thing for plants or...

    Too much CO2 is not a good thing for plants or crop yields. That is a dangerous simplification about CO2.

    Increasing CO2 is both a cause and effect of global warming. There have been warming...
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    Maybe you should consider putting in a price...

    Maybe you should consider putting in a price range you are going to spend. Are you in install or service commercial and resi or resi only?
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    [QUOTE=kitchenrestock;25806986] I have a...

    I have a different version I use at home and I am happy with it. It is Amazon if you don't like it send it back. If you want or feel you need the extended warranty get it for a few dollars for peace...
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    Cauldryn Coffee Travel Mug – 16 Ounce, Heated, 10...

    Cauldryn Coffee Travel Mug – 16 Ounce, Heated, 10 Hour Battery Life, Temperature Controlled Smart Mug, App Control, Boils Water, Brews and Maintains Coffee or Tea
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    Mars getting warmer and it is a problem for...

    Mars getting warmer and it is a problem for science believing people?

    In another post in this thread you said "Real science requires data, and sometimes, that data may not exist. If it does not...
  32. If health insurance benefits were even average...

    If health insurance benefits were even average one would at least expect some mention of them. When nothing is said as is the case here (Unless I somehow missed it.) it would be normal to expect less...
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    News or the TV doesn't drive science. As I said...

    News or the TV doesn't drive science. As I said peer reviewed papers at the time for global warming outnumbered cooling ones by 6-1. Many of the opinion of an upcoming iceage were geologists also.
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    What was the nature of your call there that day a...

    What was the nature of your call there that day a maintenance or something like that?
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    If you get your own tent or umbrella keep it to...

    If you get your own tent or umbrella keep it to yourself or you may find yourself getting all the jobs like this,
  36. It's a little late for that he needs to get the...

    It's a little late for that he needs to get the engine put back together.
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    Nonsense. Peer reviewed papers from the 60-s and...

    Nonsense. Peer reviewed papers from the 60-s and 70's predicted global warming as opposed to another ice age by 6-1. By picking out the minority as you did means absolutely nothing.
  38. They can be a nuisance that's for sure. That...

    They can be a nuisance that's for sure. That makes sense that a repair wouldn't last long if at all. I always heard on a modern car you need or should replace the whole harness because of the low...
  39. I think maybe you ought to lock that van....

    I think maybe you ought to lock that van.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI4397aXkAACOE9?format=jpg&name=small
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    I had a big picnic umbrella and I had a popup...

    I had a big picnic umbrella and I had a popup tent also for awhile. Usually when it rains it isn't pouring all day and I would time aspects of a job like that accordingly. If it takes longer on a day...
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    They can't short cycle? That is like saying a...

    They can't short cycle? That is like saying a comfort ac stays on until the thermostat is satisfied. Ice machines don't have pressure switches or get dirty coils etc?
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    That was already addressed also. " It is...

    That was already addressed also.

    " It is normal for them to heat up after first use. They work fine the first time then not as well after they are in the circuit. They will work OK again after the...
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    I think he knows that from the first time it was...

    I think he knows that from the first time it was stated.
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    I think there is some confusion in the industry...

    I think there is some confusion in the industry concerning start kits-devices. Just because a company labels something a "soft start" doesn't necessarily mean that it is one imo. I don't know if you...
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    This is actually more evidence that the recent...

    This is actually more evidence that the recent global warming is driven by man. In other words the earth has been warming even during a cooling cycle of the sun.
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    They might have smart air there so it knows where...

    They might have smart air there so it knows where to go. To play it safe they should have put arrows so it knows where to go.
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    SWEET VIRGINIA https://youtu.be/tIfQipkkOqs

    SWEET VIRGINIA


    https://youtu.be/tIfQipkkOqs
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    I definitely would have done so for the flue...

    I definitely would have done so for the flue pipe. As for the electrical I might have said to call an electrician and I would return. I definitely would have documented enough of what I saw and make...
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Most here...

    Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Most here want to serve their clients and solve the underlying issue or at least help the homeowner do it.
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    That house just looks dangerous with electrical...

    That house just looks dangerous with electrical hazards and venting issues and who knows what else.

    I personally wouldn't ever go back to that house. Nothing good can come from having your name...
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