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  1. Poll: Late to respond. Cool Today is a great company,...

    Late to respond. Cool Today is a great company, worked for them when I lived in Florida. Jaime Didomenico is the owner and takes care of his employees.
  2. Very rare to find a residential company​, at...

    Very rare to find a residential company​, at least in Atlanta that doesn't pay performance pay(sales). Did that years ago but no more, hence why I'm into commercial. For the OP, recommend commercial,...
  3. I'm planning to quit my business ( too much work...

    I'm planning to quit my business ( too much work as owner not enough time for family or myself- 1 man show). Looking into Union like Maxair or Mckenneys down there. Going into commercial because i...
  4. I worked for coocoray and a company associated...

    I worked for coocoray and a company associated with them known as N&M back in Sarasota, FL about 10 years ago, wasn't bad pay, just hated management.
  5. Is the company you're referring to known as...

    Is the company you're referring to known as "Unreliable"? I ask because I live in Cobb county and that's the only one I see. Just curious.
  6. Stepped through a ceiling twice during an...

    Stepped through a ceiling twice during an install. That was in the beginning of my career. Still remember the installers name I was "helping" that day, worst day of my life. Ended up paying $1500 to...
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    I'm a contractor in ATL, GA. You need a...

    I'm a contractor in ATL, GA. You need a conditioned air license along with liability insurance if you're in business or if you're a subcontractor.
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    Thank you Sir!

    Thank you Sir!
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    I'm trying to find the Dad (site administrator)...

    I'm trying to find the Dad (site administrator) email address. I was kicked out of pro membership when i reset my password and i want to let him know.
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    Hey guys I totally agree! But if my employer...

    Hey guys I totally agree! But if my employer tells us to do it , what choice do we have? It's either their way or the highway...
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    I use the field charging blanket but when it's...

    I use the field charging blanket but when it's below freezing Temps the blanket proves worthless. The blanket is only good above 45 degree temps.
    Can't complain....I could be home not doing any work...
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    Spring maintenance

    What is your guys opinion on doing residential spring maintenance during cold weather (32 and below)?
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    I know the difference, my meter checks...

    I know the difference, my meter checks capacitance. I was stating that I also own a supco product. Sorry for the confusion, sometimes I'm typing and forget to reread the text before posting to make...
  14. Thread: Best Drills

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    I have both the Milwaukee and Bosh drills 12v...

    I have both the Milwaukee and Bosh drills 12v drill and impact drill . I prefer the Bosh drill due to its compact size and use it in service work. It fits perfectly in my veto tech lc bag.
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    2 weeks ago I replaced a carrier circuit board...

    2 weeks ago I replaced a carrier circuit board due to board intermittently not sending signal to gas valve. Locked out on ignition lockout. I think it was a carrier 58cva.
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    My meter has capacitance built into it but I do...

    My meter has capacitance built into it but I do carry a supco megahometer.
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    Please enlightened me on why it's the worst thing...

    Please enlightened me on why it's the worst thing to install.
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    Zone systems definitely need a bypass damper due...

    Zone systems definitely need a bypass damper due to static pressure. My company started using the honeywell cprd damper where you can set the static.
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    Thing that bothers the hell of me is when I'm...

    Thing that bothers the hell of me is when I'm there to fix one issue on their hvac equipment and then the customer wants me to check her other two systems to make sure they're running ok. On days...
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    My wife surprised me with a gift card from Home...

    My wife surprised me with a gift card from Home depot, so i went ahead and just purchased the klein cl2000 true rms meter. Let's see how it performs in the field tomorrow.
  21. I use the pdt650 uei pocket thermometers. Bought...

    I use the pdt650 uei pocket thermometers. Bought two on special at John stone about two weeks ago.
    I tend to go through these thermometers like crazy, I always forget and leave them stuck in...
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    UEI phoenix. It's similar to the kline multimeter...

    UEI phoenix. It's similar to the kline multimeter that was posted. I've had two fieldpiece multimeters and they have both crapped out after a year. I'm surprised this uei has lasted more than two...
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    I understand but don't agree. There's another...

    I understand but don't agree. There's another member here that goes by the name of Justcallmedave, he basically laid out a plan on how he went on his own and it included working on his future...
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    Well, even with restricted you can still work on...

    Well, even with restricted you can still work on commercial you're just restricted to 5 tons. My long term goal to work on my business on the side while maintaining my day job.
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    I went restricted. All my signatures were from...

    I went restricted. All my signatures were from people who were restricted themselves except for one. I took a prep course before taking the test and the instructor told me it's basically the same...
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    I've been lurking for some time on these forums...

    I've been lurking for some time on these forums and it seems the Union guys have it made. ANY advice for a guy in atlanta on how to join them
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    Yeah I've always had that feeling in doing...

    Yeah I've always had that feeling in doing residential. I wanna be paid for my technical ability not for my sales ability. I have my nate certs, universal epa and just took my test for the ga state...
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    Buttwheat seems like you have it made....

    Buttwheat seems like you have it made. Unfortunately I've tried joining the union down here in Atlanta but they never respond back. I work non union so I doubt they will have benefits like you do....
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    Turbo capacitors and turbo minis. Also use...

    Turbo capacitors and turbo minis. Also use universal hot surface ignitors. I try not use universal boards
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    residential to commercial

    I've been in this trade now for 12 years. Everything I've worked on has been residential, from new construction to residential service. I've been wanting to jump over to commercial to expand my...
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    Company I work for pays $25 extra per call that...

    Company I work for pays $25 extra per call that you run. We work incentive pay so you get paid to diagnose the system plus repair pay then an extra $25 for the call. If you run 2 or more on- calls...
  32. If you want a successful HVAC bussiness its...

    If you want a successful HVAC bussiness its important to provide customers,especially warranty custmers(they've bought equipment through you) around the clock service because if you dont do it...
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    hey if its leaking you replace it. You are not...

    hey if its leaking you replace it. You are not ripping him or her off, you are probably saving their lives. Also try using soap bubbles or some of that leak detection fluid in case your detector is...
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    I live in Atlanta and i remember winter here...

    I live in Atlanta and i remember winter here being a lot colder than now. A couple of years age i remember being snowed in. Cant stand these light winters, business gets slow because of it.
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    The Heat exchanger must be CHECKED!!!!

    The Heat exchanger must be CHECKED!!!!
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    The tools you will need are Torches, vacuum pump,...

    The tools you will need are Torches, vacuum pump, nut drivers, leak detector, swaging tool, good drill, salan wrench. Hope this helps....feel free to reach out to me if you need any additional...
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    Starting New Company looking for guidance

    I am a seasoned HVAC tech who is finally going solo...If anyone has some advise on how to run a successful small business, I would love to hear from you...
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    HVAC Recruitment

    Whats the most effective way to hire an HVAC tech?
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