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    So, did you get it? And who sold it to you? I...

    So, did you get it? And who sold it to you? I need to bind a sensor.
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    They actually removed one back in 03 I think from...

    They actually removed one back in 03 I think from the Jefferson Theater here in Beaumont TX. It was still running. Houston clean it up, refurbished it and it is on display at the factory in...
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    ipaq 4L Converter

    ipaq 4L. I call it my Star Trek module. The universal translator. It can take any signal and convert it to any other signal. It's programmable with a cable and free software. The cable costs...
  4. Thread: Carrene #2

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    Carrene 3 is 113. Thanks EMETH. My Engineer...

    Carrene 3 is 113. Thanks EMETH. My Engineer sent me the same thing. I ran across an old 19C that looked to be in pristine condition and the nameplate said Carrene 3.
  5. Thread: Carrene #2

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    What is Carrene 3? 113? 114?

    What is Carrene 3? 113? 114?
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    Drawings on all parts are proprietary info. Get...

    Drawings on all parts are proprietary info. Get a new one or use clearance chart and new bearings, telescoping gages and mics to check your shaft. If youre looking to get it cheaper than RCD, itll...
  7. Wow, had no idea they were a national company. ...

    Wow, had no idea they were a national company. My point is, we're not going to organize them by becoming them. Free markets work. A company can come in, undercut everyone, and for a couple of...
  8. In our market they are doing some good, but some...

    In our market they are doing some good, but some of the wrong things also. What makes the UA GREAT is the apprenticeship program. We are in a right to work environment. While it is harder for the...
  9. Question: Most of the time when a contractor...

    Question: Most of the time when a contractor comes in to a market and offers work at half the price; it follows this business model: They hire a couple of good mechanics, pay them way over scale,...
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    Full Maintenance Contract at a Chemical...

    Full Maintenance Contract at a Chemical Plant----HVAC(which I dont usually do but I was the guy that answered the call. The contract specifies only Process Critical Units will be serviced after...
  11. Yes I find 90% of the time the problem is...

    Yes I find 90% of the time the problem is mechanical. You only tell stuff what to do. We must make sure it has the ability to follow commands. I am mostly in the Process Business and deal with...
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    If you have an older XR5, there was a different...

    If you have an older XR5, there was a different nozzle. It was skinny and flimsy. The new nozzles are beefier. It MUST spray into the center of the rotor.
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    If the YR is the one Im thinking about; it is...

    If the YR is the one Im thinking about; it is generally a warm-over upside down Frick. Maybe a York guy will answer this, but generally you must set each rotor individually to get .002-.003 from the...
  14. I have been on both sides. Human...

    I have been on both sides. Human nature.....Folks tend to blame the thing they do not understand. Secondly, controls guys are in the business of selling controls. The more the more$$$$ regardless...
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    TECO? Used to have some 17DA's and some Yorks. ...

    TECO? Used to have some 17DA's and some Yorks. It is a district cooling plant for the entire Med Ctr. They have a similar plant at Greenway Plaza, just not as big.
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    PSIO/SMM

    You should be OK. If you are not RetroPic-ing the machine, you should have a LID 2B and an SMM with this number. In your menus you should be able to select your starter types, amps,etc; which you...
  17. Thread: Cold Trap

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    Necessary piece of equipment. Use pure methanol...

    Necessary piece of equipment. Use pure methanol and dry ice. If your very large tonnage customer has lots of $ and little downtime; a hot nitrogen truck can speed up the process too!
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    I deal with them on occasion...in industrial...

    I deal with them on occasion...in industrial process areas. Its nice to have the bottoms of all your 3 way changeover valves tied to a 24 inch flare line to "recover" your refrigerant. ...
  19. Yeah, I am 18 years into the pension. I would...

    Yeah, I am 18 years into the pension. I would hate to interrupt my years of service at this point. Have nothing against non-union and my wife has better insurance than me.
  20. Chiller Mechanics-Job Market around Texas Cities

    Hello All,

    I am currently in the East Texas area along the coast; and may have to relocate to assist wife with her career. Maybe in a year or so. Maybe not. What are the markets like for...
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    Also I think it is funny how we as a union ( the...

    Also I think it is funny how we as a union ( the UA) would like to expand and get more members to sign up, but then others in above posts refer to people as "Scabs" or "Union in name only." Maybe...
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    I was issued one of these cards when I started. ...

    I was issued one of these cards when I started. It means Division Vocation Journeyman --Mechanical Equipment Serviceman. I was promptly told by a more knowledgeable person in union matters after a...
  23. Of course there has been a few rumors that they...

    Of course there has been a few rumors that they are for sale. Dont know how true this is.... but with their new philosophy of only taking high-margin work; they have lost a lot of techs,...
  24. I like Air1 have an Associates in HVAC and...

    I like Air1 have an Associates in HVAC and Electronics. The Electronics has served me well because i always never seem to have problems on the advancing edge of new technology in our field. But the...
  25. You are absolutely right. If you give them your...

    You are absolutely right. If you give them your number after you have gone, and they choose not to contact you, leave them alone. The key is the ex employee is bugging the customer. If you gave...
  26. They are trying a one size fits all in all...

    They are trying a one size fits all in all markets. In southern AZ, if some's street rates are already at 130, then Carrier will do well. In the Texas market, price is still king. Most cannot get...
  27. It's all about taxes and Cost of Living. I pay...

    It's all about taxes and Cost of Living. I pay Fed Inc Tax. No State Inc tax. No Local Inc Tax. 6.25% State sales tax; 2% Local Sales; 1000 a year property taxes. Compare that to New York,...
  28. Thread: head hunters

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    Great advice! get it in writing! Oh if only I...

    Great advice! get it in writing! Oh if only I had done that when I was younger.
  29. Thread: head hunters

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    Yes, and sometimes I say "you cant afford me." ...

    Yes, and sometimes I say "you cant afford me." They say yes we can. I tell them what it would take and then they agree. But in the ever-changing environment down here, companies are changing...
  30. It is my personal view that it is ethically wrong...

    It is my personal view that it is ethically wrong to wear the uniform of a current company, and discuss your leaving said company and try to bring them over to your new company. That being said,...
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    Not according to my Trane rep.

    Not according to my Trane rep.
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    When it locked up, the keys on the screen locked...

    When it locked up, the keys on the screen locked up. It would stay running, and tech view would show normal operation. Usually in the ckt 2 comp screen. Good now!
  33. They went paperless and GPS. Technology did a...

    They went paperless and GPS. Technology did a lot of it.
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    No not for him really. But I did have a boss who...

    No not for him really. But I did have a boss who was tired of a contract admin holding payment due to gate time bc of supply house. He ordered me to call a hotshot and wait. It worked. Trying to...
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    Thank you for your service. My son is...

    Thank you for your service. My son is Afghanistan right now and i cant wait until he comes home. As for your post, all of the degreed professions you mentioned, think they are going to die when...
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    Man, this guy must have to hire an extra...

    Man, this guy must have to hire an extra accountant to keep track of your time and wages!

    I have had customers at plants that didnt want to pay for you to go get supllies/parts. Badged in gate...
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    Many companies use this as a "try you before they...

    Many companies use this as a "try you before they buy you" program. Be careful, after you have proven yourself and can keep up with any journeyman; make sure they get your card changed to BTJ...
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    New Hampshire? I hear it's beautiful up there. ...

    New Hampshire? I hear it's beautiful up there. What do they pay? Do they discriminate against guys with Texas Accents?
  39. Carrier is restructuring it's service. They are...

    Carrier is restructuring it's service. They are going to a hub and spoke concept. I dont know about Florida, but in most of the country they are modernizing their operations and just having central...
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    Update. Bad display. 2nd bad new display. 3rd...

    Update. Bad display. 2nd bad new display. 3rd time great!
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    NH3 is right. Some of my screws operate at 50...

    NH3 is right. Some of my screws operate at 50 psi above discharge, and some with part time oil pumps, using condenser pressure to feed the oil. All depends on your equipment. At least the oil is...
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    In Texas, it means the free market rules. You...

    In Texas, it means the free market rules. You get paid what the market dictates you get paid, union or not. The only difference is the union provides training, and better insurance, and better...
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    The Chemical Plants are the same way. They allow...

    The Chemical Plants are the same way. They allow 10-20% parts markup. One major one even requires copies of your supply house reciepts, and then they negotiate the rates well below street rates. ...
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    I agree with zw17 above. About the order of...

    I agree with zw17 above. About the order of profitability. From the techs view, the large process chillers inspire more loyalty in customers and more pay for the tech. But many times, the margin...
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    Just got pro membership. Can you post this in...

    Just got pro membership. Can you post this in the pro forum?
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    They do too believe in voter ID! You have to...

    They do too believe in voter ID! You have to show one 3 times to get in to their convention to vote to nominate Obama!
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    One of my kids and I were listening to Pearl...

    One of my kids and I were listening to Pearl Jam's Yellow Ledbetter. He said wow that' s a good song, which album is it on? I told him it wasn't on an album but was on the Jeremy CD maxi single. A...
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    Cavalieri85, keep chugging away man. I know...

    Cavalieri85, keep chugging away man. I know here in Texas there is a lot of industrial process work to be had, but almost all of it is union. The problem I usually see is that the folks trying to...
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    In a right to work State you pay dues because you...

    In a right to work State you pay dues because you personally want to and feel it is your duty as a member. Not because you have to. We in unions in RTW states do not depend on the union for our job...
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    Thanks for the info. Sounds logical to me. I'll...

    Thanks for the info. Sounds logical to me. I'll give it a shot
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