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About yorkcentraltechtalk

I have been in the HVAC industry most of my life. I worked 25 years for contractors on anything from residential to large commercial boilers and power burners. For the past 23+ years I had been employed by York International UPG Division ( a division of Johnson Controls) as a Technical support/Service Manager but I am now retired. One of my goals has always been to "educate" dealers and contractors. The reason for starting this blog was to share some knowledge, thoughts, ideas, etc with anyone who takes the time to read it. The contents of this blog are my own opinions, thoughts, experiences and should not be construed as those of Johnson Controls York UPG in any way. I hope you find this a help. I always welcome comments and suggestions for postings and will do my best to address any thoughts, questions, or topics you may want to hear about. Thanks for taking the time to read my postings! Mike Bishop

Last Posting

We regret to inform you all, but the creator/moderator of this site, Mike Bishop, recently passed away. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago, and after a long but optimistic fight, he succumbed to complications last week. As … Continue reading

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Flood Damaged HVAC Equipment

The South Central, Midwest, and the Northeast have seen record rainfall in the last couple of weeks with more coming , especially, the next couple of days.  Rivers are over flood stage.  Sewer systems cannot keep up with all the rain and … Continue reading

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Heating Efficiency and Proper Sizing

This weekend I got an email from my nephew who lives in New Hampshire. He recently moved into a home and they finished the basement and attic. Now, he had a contractor come in and he was telling him that … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

Here are a few little thoughts to get you started for the new year. I have found these on various web sites. I especially want to THANK all the “educators” — whether they be community college teachers, manufacturer trainers, company owners … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays !

It is a wonderful time of the year. It’s the HOLIDAY SEASON and the new year is approaching fast. I would like to take this time to THANK all of you readers who make use of this site and ask … Continue reading

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Natural Gas piping Questions

I recently had a reader ask these questions: How bad is it to use regular galvanized pipe instead of black? How tight should 1/2″ pipe be? I was taught to use sealant dope but to skip the first thread. Should … Continue reading

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I must be doing something right!

Back in April 2011, I started writing on this blog site as a way to help my local contractors and dealers. Most of the posts were based on issues these persons were experiencing and this was a good forum to … Continue reading

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How To Always Win With Customers!

My last few posts have been centered around customer relations.To conclude this series, I offer the following that was something I tried to teach my Techs and follow myself. First, we need to ask the question, “WHAT IS A CUSTOMER?” … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments of Human Relations

I was recently going through some of the boxes I packed up when I retired in January and came across this article that I used both when I was a service manager for a contractor and when I became the … Continue reading

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Up near the top of the Door County peninsula in Wisconsin is a wonderful candy shop in the old Newport School House.  My family discovered this place many years ago while camping with our children.  It was run by 2 … Continue reading

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