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    Thanks for showing me some of the risks guys. I...

    Thanks for showing me some of the risks guys. I worked on building a entire house in one year and I really liked the the freedom that all the trades people had when running their own business. I'm...
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    Thanks for putting things in perspective guys. I...

    Thanks for putting things in perspective guys. I got one other idea to throw out there. What about kitchens with deli display cases and ice makers or freezers. Does the restaurant environment make...
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    As far as the insurance goes, I don't have a clue...

    As far as the insurance goes, I don't have a clue about it. Last summer I was talking to a guy that pours foundations about his work and he was saying that it costs him something like $50,000 a year...
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    I'm not planning on doing this any time soon but...

    I'm not planning on doing this any time soon but I know a few apartment owners who will be in need some time and it seems like we could help each other. I'm taking the EPA test right now and there...
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    Working freelance requirments?

    So here is a idea that keeps coming back to me. Say I have a vacuum pump, recovery machine, guages, and all the necessary hand tools. I have a universal EPA card. Now here is the situation There are...
  6. You guys are right, my question probably shows my...

    You guys are right, my question probably shows my greeness. I guess a better question would be what should I do during a open lab. The teacher is in and out of it and there is all this equipment and...
  7. Everybody I am talking to seems to agree with you...

    Everybody I am talking to seems to agree with you guys. It definetly can't hurt. I came into the school with my goal set for HVAC, which I'm really enjoying and it was my idea. The thing about this...
  8. what are the top 5 things to fail on AC's and Furnaces

    I just wanted to find out the common things that break on a service call. So I can pay some extra attention to them while I'm in classes. In the beginning classes everything is running and we mainly...
  9. energy audits and blowerdoor testing

    So the community college I'm going to has this deal for low income people that they are sponsoring energy audits and blowerdoor testing classes. You get to take the courses in a group with other low...
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    I started school, I'm taking a refrigeration...

    I started school, I'm taking a refrigeration class and EPA cert. I have my EPA test at the end of the month but hopefully I get a universal card. School is good, its nice to be in the shop and...
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    The boss called me a week later said that he...

    The boss called me a week later said that he couldn't take me on at the moment but told me to call him back after I started my classes. In 4 weeks I'll be in school so I'm looking forward to that and...
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    So I had my interview and the boss there seemed...

    So I had my interview and the boss there seemed to really interested in having somebody dependable and motivated as me. He offered me minimum wage which is great for me studying and working. He must...
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    So basically I should expect to expect the...

    So basically I should expect to expect the unexpected.
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    Secret Initiations?

    So I haven't entered in this field yet. But I've been talking to family members and my aunt was warning me saying "If you get into the trades you have to be careful" for instance " some plumbers only...
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    I actually got in contact with a local shop and...

    I actually got in contact with a local shop and they are giving me a interview on Monday. On the outside looks like they have a very big warehouse 6-7 trucks/vans. I guess things are looking up for...
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    I've been helping some family members move these...

    I've been helping some family members move these last two days and I've got to say I wasn't expecting to get such solid advice. Its helpful to find out what the professionals are looking for and...
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    I'm going to email some local companies to see if...

    I'm going to email some local companies to see if they are interested in a internship. I wouldn't be able to work for free for a long time but I just want to get some first hand insight. I mean I...
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    Working for free is this the way to go?

    So I want to get work experience. I looked on craigslist and all the jobs are posted for the Chicago area. I live in Lake county. There are plenty of local heating contractors. I plan on going to a...
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