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    I have tried he just doesn't care and he already...

    I have tried he just doesn't care and he already got his retirement and this is the last year they will let him teach. Hes been teaching there for like 28 years and he said to be honest I am burned...
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    Should I go union

    I am currently in school and the professor has no interest in really teaching us all we do is read out of our books. He is about to retire and really doesn't care.

    I was thinking about joining the...
  3. Thread: torch set

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    I got that set up with tanks filled for around...

    I got that set up with tanks filled for around 250 :D
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320925593986?ssPageName=ST...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320925593986?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    On that one, would your micron gauge fit right on the top if I was using say this one?
    ...
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    What hoses do you use the goodyears? Oh, and...

    What hoses do you use the goodyears?

    Oh, and here if you want to save a penny

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yellow-Jacket-93850-SuperEvac-Evacuation-Manifold-/120927766224

    :D
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    What tree do you use :gah:.

    What tree do you use :gah:.
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    evacuation system

    What do you guys think about something like this?

    http://www.hvacr-tools.com/product/yellow-jacket-93865-superevac-evacuation-1-2-system-i

    Any better recommendations? I wanted to get a tree....
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    I usually charge the subcool to a lower amount,...

    I usually charge the subcool to a lower amount, but I think the best way is to get the wet bulb and go from there.
  9. Thread: tank set up

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    tank set up

    I just got

    http://www.amazon.com/Uniweld-KC100P-Centurion-Welding-Brazing/dp/B0038919BY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342837768&sr=8-1&keywords=uniweld+KC100P

    What pressures do you set the tanks at...
  10. Thread: torch sets

    by drew2128
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    torch sets

    Is there a big difference between

    Victor cut skill and Genuine victor torches?

    http://www.weldfabulous.com/p-20669-victor-0384-0936-genuine-portable-torch-cutting-welding.aspx

    vs victor...
  11. Thread: torch set

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    torch set

    1. Where is the best place to buy a torch set?

    2. Should I get one with a cutting tip?

    3. What size tips would I need for residential? I am thinking 0-1-2 maybe?
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    What would you call them then? What do you...

    What would you call them then?

    What do you call the nut driver bits and the nut drivers with handles?

    Thats why I call them nut setters so you dont confuse the two.
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    Do nut drivers have to be impact rated if you are...

    Do nut drivers have to be impact rated if you are using an impact? I have seen many guys using standard nut setters in their impact?
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    What nut setters

    What nut setter sizes do you need or use.

    I was thinking about buying the 2", 6", and 12" sizes 1/4,3/8, and 5/16? What would you recommend for installs and service o.o
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  15. Thread: Compact drill

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    I am debating between ...

    I am debating between

    http://www.amazon.com/Makita-LCT203W-10-8-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Two-Piece/dp/B001DNMUZG/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1339393156&sr=1-2&keywords=makita+10.8v
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    Terrible idea. I just left my last job and got a...

    Terrible idea. I just left my last job and got a different one as the guy was 1099ing me. These type of employers are usually scumbags (no offense). They want everything for nothing. If they want to...
  17. Thread: Compact drill

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    Compact drill

    I was looking for a compact drill for service, what would you recommend? :grin2:
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    Bought :grin2: Don't be shy now people, I am...

    Bought :grin2:

    Don't be shy now people, I am still looking for other stuff.
  19. Thread: HVAC School?

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    I work and go to school. Be ready to work your...

    I work and go to school.

    Be ready to work your :censored: off with no atta boys. Also, be ready to be called slow and feel worthless for a few months :grin2:. Be ready to work for 8/hr until it...
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    If you need a newer guy I might be interested, my...

    If you need a newer guy I might be interested, my current employer doesn't really have the work.
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    Anyone have any training cds for sale

    :grin2:

    Let me know what you got and price :putergreet:
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    I guess the only good thing is that I am learning...

    I guess the only good thing is that I am learning as I go to school.

    I watch them do service, so I might have a clue after school is done, hopefully.
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    Going to tech school

    I know this topic has been beat to death, but!

    My current employer thinks its a waste that I am going to school? He says you will learn it all in the field, however, he never sits down and...
  24. Thread: Hoofing tools

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    I am an apprentice, but it is still nice to have...

    I am an apprentice, but it is still nice to have a rope :grin2:.
  25. Thread: Hoofing tools

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    That was a great post. Thank you for taking your...

    That was a great post. Thank you for taking your valuable time to reply :cheers:
  26. Thread: Hoofing tools

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    Hoofing tools

    What do you usually use to hoof tools up to the roof.

    I usually use a shopping cart, but then I have to get my tools up to the access roof. I know youd use a rope, but what type of hook :D or what...
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    Ya I don't know If i want to be a dick yet :grin2:

    Ya I don't know If i want to be a dick yet :grin2:
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    Look up a 1099, your taxes are your own...

    Look up a 1099, your taxes are your own responsibility and you pay more :grin2:
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    This guy is a prior felon and he pays his helper...

    This guy is a prior felon and he pays his helper under the table, haha! I am in a great situation :grin2:
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    Ya, I actually got this job because the last guy...

    Ya, I actually got this job because the last guy walked off the job. The helper also told me that another guy left too.

    We have the weekends off :grin2:

    I work too much, I am off this weekend,...
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    Thanks RCB, you are a great resource around here....

    Thanks RCB, you are a great resource around here.

    If I was a girl, I'd give you a hug :LOL:
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    Ya the other day I was so happy that I didn't get...

    Ya the other day I was so happy that I didn't get mastic on me and then I bumped up against a seam and got it all over me, haha.
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    It really wasn't even an interview, he said he...

    It really wasn't even an interview, he said he needed someone and he would pay me 10 dollars an hour. I didn't realize he was going to 1099 me, but I was already working there for a few weeks by...
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    I appreciate your wisdom :putergreet:. I will...

    I appreciate your wisdom :putergreet:.

    I will see what I can do, but I won't quit until I have something lined up :patriot:
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    Saint Petersburg, Florida It is a pretty tight...

    Saint Petersburg, Florida

    It is a pretty tight schedule lately going to tech school 4 nights a week and working 50 hours a week :grin2:
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    I agree, I am just trying to be extra careful. I...

    I agree, I am just trying to be extra careful. I really want to learn :gah:. I was reading there is an outlet if I get hurt, I can tell someone whats going on "That I am not an independent contractor...
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    Funny thing is he was talking about loyalty.. As...

    Funny thing is he was talking about loyalty.. As soon as I feel like I am competent to do a full install (in general) myself, I will be out only because he is such a douche.
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    Oh, he is definitely avoiding paying taxes,...

    Oh, he is definitely avoiding paying taxes, workers comp.. everything..

    I am def not an independent contractor. However, I feel like this is my only foot in the door at the moment.
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    Thanks for the encourage words, It's tough going...

    Thanks for the encourage words, It's tough going to work some days, but I know I need experience.
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    Does it get better

    This is the first time I have done a/c work. I have been doing installs for about 2 weeks now and the company owner (3 people including me) is a pita...

    He expects me to know everything and if I...
  41. Thread: No batteries

    by drew2128
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    Well, you are a lucky man. Usually my batteries...

    Well, you are a lucky man. Usually my batteries die far sooner than my drill.

    Unless you use it as your spare hammer :D
  42. Thread: No batteries

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    Ya and they charge you like 45 dollars :beat:

    Ya and they charge you like 45 dollars :beat:
  43. Thread: No batteries

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    That was a joke guys! I am just saying its crazy...

    That was a joke guys! I am just saying its crazy for people to want high dollars for cordless drills when they don't have the battery!
  44. Thread: No batteries

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    No batteries

    I love the people that try to sell cordless tools without the batteries!

    Like who are you fooling! That is the most expensive part :gah:.

    The worst part is they want like 100 dollars just for...
  45. Thread: 1099

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    1099

    Has an Employer tried to pull the 1099 on you?

    If an employer is wanting to classify you as an independent contractor. but you are an employee, what would you do if you are just starting out o.o?
  46. Thread: New member

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    Hello! Welcome to the forums. If you have any...

    Hello! Welcome to the forums. If you have any questions feel free to message Ironpit, he knows everything there is to know about hvac :grin2:. He likes to take his new apprentices to candlelight...
  47. :cheers: Get in the Kitchen

    :cheers: Get in the Kitchen
  48. Thread: Which tool

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    Which tool

    Which would you prefer.

    One of them has a reversible leaver, but the other ones are longer.
    ...
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    Same thing with me. I have a Milwaukee sawzall...

    Same thing with me. I have a Milwaukee sawzall that's 20 years old and it still runs like it did 20 years ago :grin2:
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    Ya, gotta pick the right magnet :grin2:, I'll...

    Ya, gotta pick the right magnet :grin2:, I'll have to look into it.
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