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Tinman
Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
replaces a furnace you installed 23 years ago and finds your nickname inside of a change fitting.
Steve Minnich
IronmanSTEVEusaPAErin Holohan Haskell

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,467
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    follow the yellow brick road, tin man
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Tinman
  • ch4man
    ch4man Member Posts: 296
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    i used to use a sticker with my work ID and date on repair parts.

    you know youve been around a while when finding those parts need replacing again after a long life that only need replacing because they have just plain wore out some 20 years later
    Tinman
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    edited February 2019
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    Oh the funny things I’ve written inside of ductwork!!

    Some installers will have a good laugh
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    When I first started, the flawed Arkla furnace was all the rage. I installed a bunch of them for the first company I worked for.

    Fast forward 12-15 years and I'm replacing them under my own company and some of the customers recognized me as the kid who installed them in the first place.


    Move ahead another 20-25 years and I'm replacing them again for the same customers. That was pretty cool but I didn't have another generation in me, had to move on.
    Steve Minnich
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Usually that’s a sign to retire :D
    Tinman