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    Things have really slowed down where I'm at now,...

    Things have really slowed down where I'm at now, partially due to a mild climate, but we've also lost some pretty big contracts. Are most Lower mainland places pretty slow right now? Any that might...
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    You should make a lot more than $30 an hour if...

    You should make a lot more than $30 an hour if you have your ticket. Union rate is just over $40 plus benefits, total package is over $55 per hour. As far as plumbing goes, you have to work on...
  3. I did it. It was a bit of a pain in the ass, but...

    I did it. It was a bit of a pain in the ass, but not too big of a deal. The union should be able to give you a hand as well.
  4. If you get in touch with UA488, they will be able...

    If you get in touch with UA488, they will be able to help you out. Much of the work up there is union and they have a pretty good beat on things.
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    For the most part......... Every company in 516...

    For the most part......... Every company in 516 is different in how they "train" apprentices. Some, maybe most, will use you as a filter changer for a year or so and then "throw you to the wolves". ...
  6. Thread: B.C. Comfort

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    bump

    bump
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    been in the field about 7 years now...... Not...

    been in the field about 7 years now...... Not sure what I expected when I started, but I would do it over again for sure. Very few places to make this kind of money around here without some kind of...
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    Well, I have never attended Jarst, so I cant...

    Well, I have never attended Jarst, so I cant speak as to the quality of education you get there. I know that all my scooling was at BCIT and I did just fine on my IP and I do just fine out in the...
  9. Thread: B.C. Comfort

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    B.C. Comfort

    Any Vancouver guys have experience with B.C. Comfort? I have asked around and noone that I know has any info on them. Any info/experiences would help. PM me if you dont want to post in the open...
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    Whoever told you that is misinformed. While they...

    Whoever told you that is misinformed. While they may have lost their accreditation at some point, they have had it for at least the last 8 years. I did all my schooling there and was given full...
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    I worked for Jci.... you get paid for what you...

    I worked for Jci.... you get paid for what you work. If a job goes over you still get paid to finish it. If they run out of work for the week they usually try to find something, but if they can't...
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    If you haven't done a pre-app or anything then...

    If you haven't done a pre-app or anything then you have a steep hill to climb. I would recommend doing this at Jarts or BCIT. There are tons of guys who have done this and still have trouble...
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    email sent

    email sent
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    Well, I'm willing to learn/work on anything as...

    Well, I'm willing to learn/work on anything as long as the employer is willing to have a bit of patience but most of my experience is commercial HVAC.
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    Where I was working just laid off 3 guys in...

    Where I was working just laid off 3 guys in vancouver and 3 or 4 on the island. Corporate downsizing and me being the journeyman with lowest seniority = no job for me. They had lost a ton of...
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    Vancouver B.C.

    I'm a newish Journeyman looking for work in The Vancouver area. Anyone have any leads?
  17. Around here the running joke is that your g3 or...

    Around here the running joke is that your g3 or "c" ticket basically allows you to carry a furnace into the basement and take it out of the box. My suggestion would be to take a pre apprenticeship...
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    I dont know abou it being slow. I just got back...

    I dont know abou it being slow. I just got back from 2 weeks of holidays and I am swamped probably working Saturdays for a while even.
  19. Since you are fresh out of school you are gonna...

    Since you are fresh out of school you are gonna make mistakes........ most likely more mistakes then you will 5-10 years from now. A good employer will allow you to make mistakes from time to time,...
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    Puzni

    Do not take the bcit co-op program. you are much better off taking a pre app (eltt) and then persuing your apprenticeship that way. The co-op is a scam and most students end up having to got to...
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    There are a lot of first years and greenies...

    There are a lot of first years and greenies looking for work right now so doing everything you can to get a leg up on the competition is a good idea. Most companies that I am familiar with won't...
  22. Starting/stopping is much harder on the machine...

    Starting/stopping is much harder on the machine then it running for longer periods.
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    A little help here?

    Hey guys....... I'm writing my IP (Trade certification) in 2 weeks and was wondering if anyone has any links to a page that has all (or most) of the main hvac formulas out there? I have been...
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    UA 516, Vancouver B.C. Refrigeration

    UA 516, Vancouver B.C. Refrigeration
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    It's not hard. You just contact Rick seder and...

    It's not hard. You just contact Rick seder and he will help you out. (get his # on the 516 webpage) Not too much 516 work on the island as far as I know. We have guys there getting only 20-30...
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    516 companies hiring?

    Any ua516 companies out there hiring? I am working but things are real slow, looks like the writings on the wall that we may have to go with layoffs. Just putting out some feelers. Thanks
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    i've heard gateway mass hires and then lays...

    i've heard gateway mass hires and then lays off..... supposedly their work comes and goes. This is second hand info though. Kimco is decent I have a friend working there right now.
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    What city? I worked in Penticton for about 3...

    What city? I worked in Penticton for about 3 years...... I can't speak too much about Kelowna but as far as Penticton goes, be prepared to take a substantial paycut unless you go union which I...
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    so..... do the modulating stats cost quite a bit...

    so..... do the modulating stats cost quite a bit more? The thing is, if i'm getting a heat pump then is it really necessary to get the fanciest furnace? The heat pump will be doing around 80% of the...
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    Ruud vs York?

    I just bought a house and would like to get a heat pump and high efficiency furnace. Out here if you get a 15 seer HP and a 95% or higher furnace (which i plan to), you get enough rebates to offset...
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    4 valve usually have a bigger hose that you can...

    4 valve usually have a bigger hose that you can hook up to your vacuum pump.... makes it go faster. Most 4 valvers have a sight glass in the manifold. It isn't really necessary but its kind of neat...
  32. Thread: canada

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    beeeyootiful Brirish Columbia

    beeeyootiful Brirish Columbia
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    Yup, I own 1 pittie. She is 5 years old and has...

    Yup, I own 1 pittie. She is 5 years old and has never shown any human aggression whatsoever. She did have problems with other dogs when she was young- before 2 years of age. But since then She has...
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    Sorry.... you are just plain wrong. You are...

    Sorry.... you are just plain wrong. You are actually more likely to get attacked by a schnauzer then a pit bull. If you would actually do some research you would know this. Watching the news is...
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    Are any of your manifolds 4 valve? Let me know...

    Are any of your manifolds 4 valve? Let me know what you want for them. I f I dont want them I know a few new guys who would be interested in your stuff.
    PS. What happened? It seemed like you...
  36. Thread: Payne???

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    Sweet. Thanks guys.... Me thinks I will be...

    Sweet. Thanks guys.... Me thinks I will be installing theses for my friends and family shortly!!!!!
  37. Thread: Payne???

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    Payne???

    Hey guys... Just wondering if anyone has any experience with payne AC and HP's? I installed one today and was surprised by how quiet their 13seer unit was. Anyways, here they have those Payne packs...
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    Well I start tomorrow. Just hope to get thru the...

    Well I start tomorrow. Just hope to get thru the first few weeks without blowing something up and i'll be okay....... right :D
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    send me your email addy. The list has 100...

    send me your email addy. The list has 100 companies so I'll just send you the pdf file.
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    I'm assuming you are a first year guy? I'm not...

    I'm assuming you are a first year guy? I'm not sure how much desire companies have for that, but I do know many companies are quite busy. Im a 4th year and got offered a job at 4 of the 5 companies...
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    yup, thanks for the advice

    yup, thanks for the advice
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    musterdman, i sent you a pm.

    musterdman, i sent you a pm.
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    Well, I ended up getting a call for another...

    Well, I ended up getting a call for another interview, so I had 5 today. I was offered 3 jobs, and im pretty sure another company is interested based on the questions the guys were asking me after...
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    Sweet. I got 4 interviews tomorrow, 3 union 1 non...

    Sweet. I got 4 interviews tomorrow, 3 union 1 non union. Wish me luck! We'll see what happens!
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    Thanks, I will try that. The 516 website is very...

    Thanks, I will try that. The 516 website is very basic, and not particularily helpfull. Is there anywhere I can get a list of union companies in the area? My searches have come up with nothing and...
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    Any work in The Lower Mainland (Vancouver)

    Hey guys, I am a 4th year apprentice looking for work in the Lower Mainland starting in May or so. Right now I live in Edmonton, but the Wife says its time to move back home! I have been working...
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    in some cases they do. Try getting in touch with...

    in some cases they do. Try getting in touch with UA 488. they will pass out your resume for you, its not unheard of for green guys to get work.
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    I am currently working in Fort mac at a large...

    I am currently working in Fort mac at a large plant. J-MAN rate is $40 for reefer guys. The shift is 5 on 5 off, 12 hour days. Your tasks are simply to maintain and repair HVAC Equipment ( make...
  49. Thread: Wish me luck

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    might be more like -50 plus windchill, as I'll be...

    might be more like -50 plus windchill, as I'll be living in Edmonton, but working in Fort McMurray! Oh well c'est la vie
  50. Thread: Wish me luck

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    Yeah, but the problem in the Okanagan is the...

    Yeah, but the problem in the Okanagan is the "sunshine tax" With a young growing family, I can't afford to live there right now. (It doesn't hurt that I'm making almost twice as much in Alberta). ...
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