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Thread: Welcome to HVAC-Talk! Please read these rules.

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    Talking Welcome to HVAC-Talk! Please read these rules.

    Welcome to! A Non-DIY Site

    The purpose of is to provide a fun meeting and learning place for people with an interest in the HVAC/R Industry. Note that while all are welcome, our primary interest is in serving the HVAC Pro and the related industry. This is a site for the industry professional, constructed by and run by industry professionals..

    Caution - is a moderated site. Moderators will delete and edit posts in an effort to keep the site free of flame wars, insults, crude language, and advertising or off-topic replies. Please be polite, professional and helpful in your replies.

    Equipment Owners- Guests are allowed to post questions to our industry professionals relating to help with your existing issues or future equipment strategies. You may do so within the AOP Forum. AOP stands for Ask Our Pro. You will find a section for residential, commercial as well as other topics. This is an open forum where a Guest may interact with our Professional Members. This is the only area open for posting by our Guests for equipment information. Note- This is not a DIY site. We will only answer questions as regulated by our AOP Committee. Please read the AOP rules before posting or your thread may be removed.

    AOP Rules, Click here

    The AOP Area can be found by clicking here

    Please read through the following main site rules and instructions.

      1. Who Is Welcome Here?

      Anyone in the HVAC/R related industry, home or building owners with HVAC/R concerns and other polite and fun people willing to contribute. Please feel free to ask any question relating to HVAC, or other topics of general interest except Do-It-Yourself (DIY). We welcome questions so please don't be critical of someone's question, or other member's answers.

      a. All site users must treat other site users with respect. Anyone who posts defamatory, insulting or otherwise disrespectful comments toward others will find their posts deleted and possibly their posting privileges suspended or revoked.

      b. Any site user that becomes belligerent, argumentative, posts smart-ass comments or requires too much attention of the Moderators will lose their posting privileges either with or without warning.

      c. Any post or reply that we feel that may cause harm to others or violates any of the site rules will be edited or deleted.

      HVAC Pros, please note; home owners are welcome to ask questions here, if you do not wish to be helpful that is fine but do not intimidate, obstruct or criticize those that wish to be more helpful than you. If you do not like a particular thread or topic, do not reply and please move on.

      2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - not here.

      This site is for industry professionals and folks seeking HVAC/R advice and knowledge. Please do not ask for step by step instructions on purchasing, installing or repairing your own equipment. This is our job and our livelihood. We are generous, but not to a fault.

      Questions of this type will not be answered and may be deleted at the discretion of the Moderators.

      Click here for more information on DIY

      3. No pricing questions please

      Only people who actually see your job can price it accordingly. There will be no pricing allowed in the public access areas of this site. Please do not ask for or give pricing comparative information.
      Posts of this type will be deleted.

      4. Direct Advertising of Web Sites and Products or Site User.

      Advertising of web-sites and products to our site members is not accepted on this site - so don't do it. It will be deleted and your user account will be locked.

      Advertising the company you work for in the open areas of the site is forbidden until you become a Professional Member where you may put your company link in your signature and Bio/Profile area only if you want to advertise to non Professional Members. Site Sponsor may advertise to all site members.

      Signature advertisements for Guests are not allowed however, you may add your work information in your User Bio/Profile area. Advertising the company you work for via post is the same as Spam unless you are a supporting Sponsor.
      If you would like to purchase advertising space and support our site, please Click Here for more information .

      To all Sponsors: It is your responsibility to contact our Site Administrator before posting on the site. The Site Administrator will change your user title to Sponsor. This will give a signal to all that you are actually sponsoring the site or a sponsor of Contracting Business Magazine. You may contact the Site Administrator here.

      5. Posting is a Privilege

      Please note, you are a guest on a privately owned site. Posting here is a privilege that we hope you will enjoy and respect. The Moderators can and will remove the posting privileges of any person who does not wish to follow the rules, or in the opinion of the moderators is a detriment to the site. All Moderation decisions are final.

      6. No Swearing

      This is a public site, not a locker room, swearing or near swearing will cause your post to be deleted.

      7. Avatar and Picture posting

      This public site has a "G" rating. Please do not post vulgar, crude, nudity, politically incorrect or controversial Avatars, Pictures or Cartoon like images on this site. The Moderators will immediately delete them and may deny your posting privileges. Please note that forum signatures are subject to the same rules as forum posts.

      8. Do NOT fight with the Moderators

      This is a busy site. It is a big job to keep it running smoothly. If your post or thread "disappears", live with it, we do not have time nor do we need to send you an explanation. If you receive an e-mail asking you to stop doing something or change something, just do it. We do not need to enter into a discussion with you. If you become a nuisance, you will lose your posting privileges. Again, All decisions of the Moderators are final.

      9. Special Forum Committees

      Several HVAC-Talk forums have regulation committees and special rules. Please familiarize yourself with their special rules. The Committee Members will monitor their forums as needed and their decisions are final. Continued disruption in these special forums may cause your site account to be locked.

      10. One Registration Only

      As the board gets larger, it becomes more important that each member has only one registration name. Any member who signs up under a new name will be banned from the site. If you feel you have to re-register with a new name due to a technical problem, be sure to get it okayed by the Site Administrator first. To find the Site Admin follow this link

      11. No E-mail addresses or Spam

      Please do not include your e-mail address in your posts or signature file. There are automatic programs called "bots" that will tear through all of our posts if there are e-mail addresses. They gather them for the spammers, but, like the spammers, they have no consideration and can overload our server making it unavailable to legitimate users. Posting Spam or contact information in your signature file is also prohibited. Email addresses are not allowed in any form on the site except in the Job Forum and for Moderators, Committee Members and paid site sponsors. Contact info and e-mail addresses may be posted in your Bio/Profile area only.

      12. Do not double post or bump

      Choose the correct category or section for your thread and put it in only one category forum. Also, if your thread has not received any new posts lately it will slide down the list, so be it. Do not post a reply just to bump it up the list.

      13. Recruiters - not for free

      Post only in the "Jobs" section on the forum. There is a cost associated with posting a job if you are a recruiter. To inquire, Click on this link for advertising information . You may find other job posting rules here Job discussion rules .

      14. Legal Matters & Information Sniffers - NOT HERE

      For those who come here to gather information dealing with lawsuits and/or to question our membership for such purposes; whether you feel you have been wronged by a contractor or other. This is not the place to bring your arguments, questions or conjectures. To all Lawyers, Sniffers or Consultants: Gather your information elsewhere. Posts dealing with lawsuits regardless of status will be removed from this site and your site membership along with it. No exceptions. This site and its members will not get involved with dabbling in your legal or illegal affairs.

      15. Avatar, Signatures and Location

      Using your Avatar, Signature or Location for ARP (America-Religion-Politics) soap-boxing or grandstanding is against the site rules. Only our Professional Members may advertise in the Signature area. Our Administration/Moderation team will remove any violation. Further information can be seen here.

      16. For all other special forum rules CLICK HERE

      17. Spread the word!

      Please, if you can link to this site from your website
      then please do so! Here is some html code you can use:

      <a href="">
      <img src="">

      The more people that use this site, the more fun it will be!
    Last edited by Dad; 02-24-2019 at 11:38 AM. Reason: repaired site link info

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    To all Members,

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