Articles by Rich Schuster

What's in Your Wallet? Err, I Mean, Attic

December 20, 2010
Do you know what nasty stuff lurks in your attic or down in that dungeon you call a basement?  Of course you do, you probably installed it, or at least
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O.K., who's ‘fessin' up to this one?

December 9, 2010
The other day a friend called me to help him with a problem on a job. His customer had an oil tank in their basement that began to leak, and obviously needed it replaced. Now, I know that a lot of you don’t see oil systems too often, if ever, but for those of us who live in the northeastern part of the country, it’s pretty common.
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Explaining a Blackout

December 1, 2010
You know, a lot of what I talk about these days is the need for training that exists in the HVAC world.  So, without going into another rant on the subject, let me ask you this. 
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Welcome to Your World

November 19, 2010
“Hey there, do I know you? No, not you; you, the one trying to solder those two pieces of ¾ PVC together. No, I must have you confused with someone else, but while I’m here, I think we should talk. Did you ever work with PVC before? No, that’s what that white pipe in your hand is called. Here, look, do you see the way that the torch is melting that pipe all over your shoe? Yeah, that white, smokin’ plastic running across your Timberlands? And you’re having a problem with that SilverBrite taking, aren’t you? Well, they have words for that technique and techs with skills like yours, but I don’t think I am allowed to use them here. No, hey, STOP THAT, you don’t need a bigger tip, just sit down and listen, but put out the fire first. And you better put the dog out, too. Yeah, in the back around his tail…”
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