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  1. As far as forfeit of PTO, Im not sure, but the...

    As far as forfeit of PTO, Im not sure, but the Companies had more leverage to say sorry, “this is what the collective wanted”

    I know one guy from Mcquay that lost 4 of 6 weeks vacation time....
  2. Im not hip to your short hand lingo. I used to...

    Im not hip to your short hand lingo.

    I used to work for Trane Factory Service - after all the local Factory Service Reps here consolidated into a single Factory owned branch. Around the time...
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    Just sling some extra wired in there to through...

    Just sling some extra wired in there to through the next guy for a loop


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  4. Ive always thought it should be code to make all...

    Ive always thought it should be code to make all roofs drive up.

    There are a couple Home Depot stores in Chicago that have parking on the roof. You can park right next to the RTU’s

    I think...
  5. It happened a while ago. It was likely...

    It happened a while ago. It was likely inevitable. Daikin/mcquay did the same.


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    Sad but true. To me, nothing better then a...

    Sad but true.

    To me, nothing better then a hard copy. Phones and such are fine for basic manuals and references, but even at work when Im having trouble with something tricky or have say an...
  7. Are you saying that union scale in your area tops...

    Are you saying that union scale in your area tops out at 20 per hour?

    Our 1st year apprentice’s start at nearly that if not more, I dont really keep up.


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  8. Inductive loads are tough for many switches. ...

    Inductive loads are tough for many switches.

    Had a problem recently with a relay rated for 10 amps running a 2.3 amp motor. Just could not handle the start up load.

    Ended up replacing with...
  9. Also any established company just waiting around...

    Also any established company just waiting around for the phone to ring would be out of business in short order


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  10. New customer acquisition is terribly expensive....

    New customer acquisition is terribly expensive. Way more-so now then ever before.

    I have no percentages, and no clue who Nexstar is.

    But i would say, yes majority of work is existing customer...
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    Rigid and Rothenberger both have spray oil cans...

    Rigid and Rothenberger both have spray oil cans that work.

    Never tried with a power driven threader, but for manual threading its way easier then setting up the oiling bucket. A lot less messy...
  12. Whatever you do, maintain your principles. ...

    Whatever you do, maintain your principles.

    There is a severe non-monitary cost imposed on you by "learning to sell"

    Keep that in mind.

    Never make it seem like an option is an obligation....
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    Sometimes for the sake of continuity I mount...

    Sometimes for the sake of continuity I mount things crooked.

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    When work is slow and I have free time, I do...

    When work is slow and I have free time, I do hobbies and I read a lot. Actual books.

    Most of my hobbies involve labor, research and thought. Woodworking is the primary, but also blacksmithing and...
  15. Totally agree. Unless your a manager, or an...

    Totally agree. Unless your a manager, or an owner, generation of income should not be top of mind.

    Focus on doing your job well, in as efficient and professional manner as possible.

    Seek...
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    Same concept as a rigid 600, etc... Those have...

    Same concept as a rigid 600, etc... Those have worked for decades.

    May need use more oil then your used to.

    My manual ratchet threaders also rotate the head around a stationary pipe. They work...
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    Bravo! You're becoming quite the controls guy....

    Bravo!

    You're becoming quite the controls guy. Nice work.

    Looks like you even reused the existing panels, which is even more impressive.

    Many times if Ive got to do that much of an overhaul,...
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    No, but Id be willing to give em a shot. Ive...

    No, but Id be willing to give em a shot.

    Ive been looking myself. Table top pittsburg, roller and a flanging tool.

    Once I finish my never ending house project and sell the other, Im gonna scoop...
  19. Hardwired is always more reliable, especially in...

    Hardwired is always more reliable, especially in commercial applications. Ive had nothing but problems with totally wireless in commercial settings. Particularly when the controlled equipment is...
  20. Depends. Only downside is you need adaptor do dad...

    Depends. Only downside is you need adaptor do dad if you want it internetified.

    But its very simple to set up, great for a location with multiple rtus, or say retail or office with multiple...
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    And for an escape from HVAC and the current crap...

    And for an escape from HVAC and the current crap situation of life in general, nothing better then a good old “whodunnit”

    Just finished reading ‘Magpie Murders’ by Anthony Horowitz.

    Great book....
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    One of my favorites : Honeywell grey manual. ...

    One of my favorites : Honeywell grey manual.

    https://www.av8rdas.com/uploads/1/0/3/2/103277290/gray_manual.pdf


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    After reading your Farther’s story and...

    After reading your Farther’s story and remembering how often you mentioned his mentoring of you particularly when it came to use of a torch, Im somewhat surprised that you never struck out on your...
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    Thats pretty. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thats pretty.


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    The tinning snips are more like shears for sheet...

    The tinning snips are more like shears for sheet metal. Not for multiple layers.

    They are for cutting strait on sheet stock. I use them when making fittings mainly.

    Most field work can be done...
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    I have the regular. The ones I linked to. I...

    I have the regular. The ones I linked to.

    I dont like the shorter versions, cause they dont feel right to me, and also dont have enough leverage for working 24 gauge for extended periods, like...
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    For those I like Wiss. Cause they are the only...

    For those I like Wiss. Cause they are the only ones I found in the size I wanted at the time, and they served me well, so I rewarded the brand with loyalty.

    I have had my original set of these for...
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    Nice


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  29. Thread: NEW RHEEM

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    They hold up fine here, even offer some actual...

    They hold up fine here, even offer some actual bullet protection.

    Seriously though, I would not mind using one at my new place if the price was right.


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    New old furnace for the the garage

    Your probably right. But, its got plenty of airflow. I think it clocked around 1100 cfm with the hot wire traverse I did in medium high. 1000 cfm was my target airflow when I designed the ductwork. I...
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    Its not temporary. But that is correct in...

    Its not temporary. But that is correct in general. You dont really want the return drawing from the combustion air zone. And Id probably be tempted to write it up if I found such in a customers home....
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    Thats a sad truth. The trades are in a race for...

    Thats a sad truth. The trades are in a race for the bottom. Especially in new construction. I do find it somewhat uplifting to see so many retrofits posted on this site that are truly professional...
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    New old furnace for the the garage

    No problem.

    A few corrections- the pipe temp may not be the inside air temperature, so would be more accurate to go by the surface temp of the pipe.

    And get rid of the U factor

    So just...
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    New old furnace for the the garage

    The first is easier to figure then the latter.

    Heat loss is dependent on surface area and temperature difference.

    But for 6” round I believe its 2.35 square feet per foot. (r x r x 3.14 x...
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    I like the leveling legs I see in many of the set...

    I like the leveling legs I see in many of the set ups, who makes them?


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    Anywhere that sells duro-dyne should be able to...

    Anywhere that sells duro-dyne should be able to order them


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    No, it could, its just my cheapness. Its also...

    No, it could, its just my cheapness.

    Its also the standard method here. Single wall connector to B-Vent stack.


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    If a coil is going in that thermopride, it would...

    If a coil is going in that thermopride, it would be on the leaving side of the heater, which would be essentially the same as what I have.


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    New old furnace for the the garage

    Ive never seen a combo indoor unit that is a combination gas heat with evap coil pre-built from the factory.

    Everything residential here is a split system, furnace totally separate from evap coil....
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    Figured it would be easier to remove and clean...

    Figured it would be easier to remove and clean the blower if the relays where not mounted there. If I had an enclosure I probably would have used one. But the filter door hinges open, so its sort of...
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    New old furnace for the the garage

    1 ) Furnace is multi-poise - any flow direction you want - upflow, downflow, left or right. Then you just rotate the flue elbow inside the furnace. Carrier 48CTA

    I assume thats what your talking...
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    I think I spent a little more then an hour making...

    I think I spent a little more then an hour making the square to round. Once I figured it out that is. Surely you could have one made at a fab shop. We have tinners at work, some may know how to make...
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    Just finished the trim plates for the flue and...

    Just finished the trim plates for the flue and the supply into the storage area.
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    Also, I dont have a Pittsburg machine, so those...

    Also, I dont have a Pittsburg machine, so those are all hand done on the brake.

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    Personal preference. It is code in most of the...

    Personal preference. It is code in most of the Chicago Area, where I live and work, but the county were this home is, NM cable is allowed.

    But I prefer conduit on any installation I do, whether...
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    Poll: I would take it in your shoes. Especially for...

    I would take it in your shoes. Especially for someone with very little experience, its a good opportunity. Its a good stepping stone job.

    And, yes thats the company I thought you were talking...
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    New old furnace for the the garage

    The furnace and coil are not new, but the price was right. Did the entire duct system and attic finish as part of the project.

    AC yet to be installed - its cold out now.
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    Surprisingly I got 50 bucks. Not even an hours...

    Surprisingly I got 50 bucks.

    Not even an hours pay


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