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    The mechanics house is the worst kept house on...

    The mechanics house is the worst kept house on the block.

    Who wants to come home and deal with that crap?

    Ain't nobody got time for that.
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    Apply directly to a union contractor. They...

    Apply directly to a union contractor.

    They will introduce you to the hall.
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    A case of scotch to the apprenticeship director...

    A case of scotch to the apprenticeship director can get things done.

    I kid I kid.
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    I went to BOCES when I lived in NY. Even back...

    I went to BOCES when I lived in NY. Even back then the term “BOCE” was derogatory, it was meant as “retarded”. It was used to pick on kids who went to the school.

    HS trade classes were cut in...
  5. Up ahead in the distance I saw the supply house...

    Up ahead in the distance
    I saw the supply house light
    My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
    I had one more emergency call for the night
  6. So you’re getting out of HVAC service to go into...

    So you’re getting out of HVAC service to go into .gov HVAC service?

    It’s like the hotel California... You can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave.
  7. $150k to $175k and a $30k sign on bonus? Tools...

    $150k to $175k and a $30k sign on bonus?
    Tools paid for?

    Is this a 40hr/5 day a week position?

    Residential installs?

    What does a commercial/industrial tech position pay?
  8. Thread: Saying Goodbye

    by zw17
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    If you ever get to the central Ohio area, dinner...

    If you ever get to the central Ohio area, dinner and drinks are on me.

    Congrats on retirement Dad.
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    I’m in the same boat. It is scary stuff for sure.

    I’m in the same boat. It is scary stuff for sure.
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    At least you’re working bud, I’ll trade you.

    At least you’re working bud, I’ll trade you.
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    I hope this passes quick for everyone. I...

    I hope this passes quick for everyone.

    I foresee some hard times ahead for all of us.

    Three weeks ago if you told me this would happen, I would have laughed at you. I’m not laughing anymore.
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    With the mild winter we had, the in between...

    With the mild winter we had, the in between seasons, and now this virus our shop is getting hit hard.

    We have a cushion but that won’t last long with so little work coming in.
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    Has the virus cost you your job yet?

    Lots of guy are down to “sweeping the shop” because of how many businesses are closed. Homeowners are not calling. The phones are dead.

    His this crisis cost you your job yet? With the service...
  14. Thread: New job offer

    by zw17
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    You should have taken the job. Two residential...

    You should have taken the job.

    Two residential side jobs a year and you would have been even, two more and you could be $5-10k ahead.

    How’s your current retirement looking? Do you have one?
    ...
  15. Thread: Editing threads

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    Editing threads

    Is there a reason you cannot edit your posts or threads after a certain time period?

    I wanted to update a thread title to reflect the fact that a problem was solved to let the members who helped...
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    Many thank to Roadgear16... We were able to...

    Many thank to Roadgear16...

    We were able to get a copy of the Trane TU T&B software from our rep.

    Turned out to be an easy fix, box wasn’t hitting its minimum airflow for heating. Made the...
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    Thank you. Email sent to our inside sales rep....

    Thank you. Email sent to our inside sales rep. We’ll see what he can dig up.
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    You’re right. We could easily and cheaply...

    You’re right.

    We could easily and cheaply swap it out with something like a Prolon VAV controller and t-stat for a fraction of the price of a bacnet router.

    Although a nice bacnet router is a...
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    Jim, Please PM me and let me know when you...

    Jim,

    Please PM me and let me know when you will doing a commercial class in the central Ohio area. I have four of us that will attend ASAP.
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    Any suggestions on a good universal router?

    Any suggestions on a good universal router?
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    Thanks all. Don’t really need to make changes,...

    Thanks all. Don’t really need to make changes, just try and resolve the alarm.

    May try the bacnet route to see what’s up.

    I am guessing it’s a discharge air temp sensor or airflow issue.
    ...
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    How much are we talking?

    How much are we talking?
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    Trane stand alone VAV box, what software?

    I have a Trane stand alone vav box that we got a call for no heat on yesterday.

    This building doesn’t have a front end to control anything, no laptop with software, etc...

    It’s up to me to...
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    We use: Viper alarm system with remote start,...

    We use:

    Viper alarm system with remote start, phone app, and GPS
    Cargo lock deadbolt system
    Slick locks hokey puck system
    Hardwired GPS

    Have fun getting in our vans.
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    I hate cheap people. I hate them as customers, I...

    I hate cheap people. I hate them as customers, I hate them as bosses, I hate them as human beings.
  26. Thread: that magical time

    by zw17
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    I thought you were going to say "5:30pm, when I...

    I thought you were going to say "5:30pm, when I crack my first beer"

    That's my magical time.
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    I set off a smoke head in a nursing home in...

    I set off a smoke head in a nursing home in upstate NY on a zero degree day and pulled this card and it worked.

    Those poor old people had to have been cold as hell.
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    Another quick answer for you... Does your van...

    Another quick answer for you...

    Does your van have GPS on it?

    That is the difference between a 4hr job and a 8hr job.
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    7gig an hour for HD videos 1/4 gig an hour for...

    7gig an hour for HD videos
    1/4 gig an hour for standard 480p youtube videos.
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    If that was an empty beer can I bet you wouldn't...

    If that was an empty beer can I bet you wouldn't have given it another look.

    Just sayin'
  31. Thread: Work schedule

    by zw17
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    I was 7-3:30 for years. I had plenty going on...

    I was 7-3:30 for years. I had plenty going on outside of work and never wanted to be married to my job. I would routinely tell the boss to get the oncall guy to cover the run over work.

    Then...
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    3M sticky tape. I screwed mine in with pan...

    3M sticky tape.

    I screwed mine in with pan head screws.
  33. Thread: BURN BABY BURN!

    by zw17
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    Any chance of tape on the pipe threads that came...

    Any chance of tape on the pipe threads that came loose and got stuck under the diaphragm? Or thread shavings, etc...?
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    Just ordered two more sets to have just in case....

    Just ordered two more sets to have just in case. For $22 you can't go wrong.
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    Here is an entire thread on these lights. Looks...

    Here is an entire thread on these lights. Looks like the eBay seller still is selling them and they are in stock.

    Highly recommend for any van.
    ...
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    I use a locking Husky 4 drawer, it works...

    I use a locking Husky 4 drawer, it works perfectly.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ZW17/Lights3_zps7mbb7twd.jpg
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    I see kids toothbrushes... :(

    I see kids toothbrushes... :(
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    Was that techs initials CC?

    Was that techs initials CC?
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    I lived in update NY before nutting up and...

    I lived in update NY before nutting up and pulling the eject lever 12+yrs ago.

    One of the absolute best moves I made in life.

    Fortune favors the bold.
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    So what's the superheat? ...

    So what's the superheat?

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nhnAnosoyEs/maxresdefault.jpg
  41. I would get rid of that "if you are poor apply...

    I would get rid of that "if you are poor apply here" page like right now.

    Not only are you going to get overwhelmed with applicants once the word gets around, but you are also opening your...
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    I applaud your effort in sourcing your tools. ...

    I applaud your effort in sourcing your tools.

    As a small business owner I do the same, although I have never contacted a factory in China.
  43. Wait, you paid for items/material on your company...

    Wait, you paid for items/material on your company truck?

    Lol.

    Nope.
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    Which maintenance guy lost his job over this?...

    Which maintenance guy lost his job over this? :angel:
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    How can they keep you on as a pre-apprentice for...

    How can they keep you on as a pre-apprentice for three years and let you work jobs? That's like the fitters keeping guys at MES wages.

    I was a SMW pre-apprentice for 1yr before getting in the...
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    As a business owner, you have a very very strong...

    As a business owner, you have a very very strong case. I would consult with a labor attorney tomorrow if I was in your shoes.
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    I had one with rough ignition issues. Turned out...

    I had one with rough ignition issues. Turned out to be a failed heat exchanger on very hard well water. The HX had more less solidified with minerals choking off exhaust and causing the gas to build...
  48. I buy Thorogood boots exclusively and I have...

    I buy Thorogood boots exclusively and I have tried a lot of different high end boots.

    They are bar non the best built and most comfortable boots on the market.

    Email customer service and you...
  49. Thread: UA STAR??

    by zw17
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    Disappointed that I took the exam and never...

    Disappointed that I took the exam and never achieved more than a certificate for my troubles.
  50. Thread: UA STAR??

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    The Star is more for the contractor than it is...

    The Star is more for the contractor than it is for the tech.

    It allows them (contractor) to advertise as a certified Star shop.

    I was very disappointed after studying and passing that exam. I...
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