View Full Version : who was the best Air conditioningand refrigeration teacher u guys ever had?
09-19-2005, 10:25 PM
Just curious who was the best A/c refrigeration teacher you guys ever had from around the entire world?
09-19-2005, 10:42 PM
my fav is Mr. Birmigham.. he taught me at R.E.T.S trade school in baltimore maryland... he knew pretty much everything and could easly understand...
09-19-2005, 10:52 PM
I learned sheet metal fabrication from ole Pop Rivet and Rusty Steel, furnace installation from Bern R. Flame and cooling from I.C. Lineset.
09-19-2005, 11:09 PM
I learned the most from Stu,
He was an tech with a place I worked for.
He had 30 yrs with that company, we both moved on.
Everything he worked on was fixed correctly,
he wasn't fast at all. Thats probably why he fixed everything, instead of just got it running.
09-19-2005, 11:10 PM
Wills carrier when he first started out.
09-19-2005, 11:21 PM
The best teacher I have had is an occasional poster to this forum!
He works full time in the field, teaches, and has a family.
Must be buring them 3 ended candles. ;)
My first job ,still in high school,a guy named Woody Daniels,he came from a different industry,only a couple of years in the trade.
The difference between him and the experienced guys was ,he didn't BS anyone,and taught me the answer is almost always in the "book" and how to find it.
He would have loved this site.
09-19-2005, 11:36 PM
MR trial and error....i will never forget his lessons.... that bastard :)
09-20-2005, 12:53 AM
A guy named Barnett, factory trainer for Rheem.
09-21-2005, 12:46 AM
mike patriak boces liverpool,ny excellent teacher. even with the brooklyn accent.
09-21-2005, 07:48 AM
The best teacher I ever had was.... me.
Trying to teach a class at the local trade school.
Have never learned so much in my life as I did the three years that I taught school. Several times, I would be in the classroom trying to teach the students something and as I would be talking, the light bulb (over my head) would suddenly go on and I would find the answer to something that I did not understand myself.
Trying to explain to students shows you just how much you know & DON'T KNOW.
09-21-2005, 07:58 AM
Canít narrow it down to just one but can honestly say I have learned more from this site than anywhere else
So for all you guys who have taken time to answer questions and inform myself and others how to do things correctly
THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!
09-21-2005, 09:25 AM
09-21-2005, 10:44 AM
I went to college for an associates degree in HVAC back in 95' so I would have to give kudos to Mr. Bill Whitman.
This instructor worked as a stationary engineer, had his own HVAC/electric business, and taught evenings. Very intelligent instructor, I'm glad I had him teaching for almost every semester, because there were some inept instructors there.
09-21-2005, 08:31 PM
my grandfather and father.
09-22-2005, 07:49 AM
Several of my trainees, have told me that I was there best instructor, I drilled philosophies into them that they keep til this day, simple stuff, fundamentals, only deal with facts. Get all your measurements, be self sufficent.
09-22-2005, 03:00 PM
I was lucky enough to have two instructors with different backgrounds. One was in the trade 37 years, from the korean war to owning his own company, the other was a senior tech with 30 years experience. I have picked up alot of info off of this site also, and it keeps you up to date and has some very deep questions. Thanks to all....
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