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    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no...

    I know this is an old thread, but I've had no luck with the ones I've used and was looking around to see if other's had similar issues. Our company provides us with these micron gauges so I'm...
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    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking...

    Sorry I should of been more specific. I'm looking for one that's electric, preferably battery operated. Thanks
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    hand held vacuum pumps

    This is unrelated to the field but, I was wondering if there were small vacuum pumps (possibly battery powered?) that are fairly small and compact. I'm not trying to pull a deep vacuum with it. I...
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    Are there any hand held readers that are...

    Are there any hand held readers that are standalone (no phones required) worth looking into? I'd like to have something like this available but I like my flip phone lol
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    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't...

    Sorry that pic was sent with my ipad. I didn't realize it was that damn big. I've never owned stubbies before but I've used a set from a coworker who had the
    gauge with the hoses and I liked it....
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    woops. Here is the pic: ...

    woops. Here is the pic:

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2s1rk9t.jpg
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    low loss stubbies?

    Are there 6" hoses where they already have a low loss fitting at the end? Johnstone didn't have any, so I just put together what you see there. I don't mind the current setup I have now but, I'd...
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    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van...

    I'd like to keep a rescue motor or two in my van as a temporary fix for temporary fixes for after hours calls, but have only recently heard about them. This would be for a 208/230v 5ton application....
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    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years...

    I have the Bacharach (I think H-10G) from 7 years ago which works perfect and I have the Fieldpiece IR detector that my company supplied me. I've only used it once and haven't touched it since.. I'm...
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    I was considering "building" my own kit from...

    I was considering "building" my own kit from trutech tools for $450 but, I might stick around and see what other (and possibly cheaper) options are. With the bluvac, hoses, fittings and what not, it...
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    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently...

    Thanks for the replies. This is what I currently use:

    http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/c6/c6144b6f-d8cd-4c84-a570-e387f1e66ac1_400.jpg

    and I use it often but, I'd rather use a...
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    Nut driver bits above 3/8

    Are there nut driver bits that go above 3/8? 3/8, 5/16 and 1/4 are the only ones I see at the stores.
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    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:...

    This must be what they're using for toilet paper:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-10521483515574/1-mil-12-x-25lb-543-feet-copper-foil-roll-3.gif

    :eek2:
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    BUMP I'm currently in the market for a...

    BUMP

    I'm currently in the market for a headlamp and was wondering if there has been any new models/brands/suggestions since the last post. I've used some lights from coworkers and hate the...
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    thanks for the review. Are these only sold...

    thanks for the review. Are these only sold online? I went to johnstone and asked if they carried the bluvac micron gauge and he had no idea what I was talking about.
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    I just ordered the Milwaukee m12 impact/hammer...

    I just ordered the Milwaukee m12 impact/hammer drill combo from home depot but I just noticed they had the fuel line. Anyone who has had both or know more about them, is there really that big of a...
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    Thanks I just looked up some shops nearby and saw...

    Thanks I just looked up some shops nearby and saw Airgas has one. Looks to be right.

    http://www.airgas.com/browse/productDetail.aspx?Category=176&product=RAD64003952

    Thanks for the heads up
    ...
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    Adapter for acetylene tank

    Hey guys I could really use some help finding an adapter for an acetylene tank. The tech I was working with had this adapter that fits on a "B" tank (or size 2 tank in the pic below) and when the...
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    Good question. *edit*

    Good question.


    *edit*
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    I tried watching the video but when it started...

    I tried watching the video but when it started getting into that teeny bopper crap I had to quit :gah:
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    Is there a recharging kit like this one: ...

    Is there a recharging kit like this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Fenix-PD32-UE-Ultimate-Edition-Cree-XM-L-T6-LED-740-Lumen-Flashlight-Kit-/110995368754

    that also has an adapter which can be...
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    Oh wow I didn't realize that. Just checked out...

    Oh wow I didn't realize that. Just checked out home depot. Thanks for the heads up
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    Not sure if this has been talked about but, what...

    Not sure if this has been talked about but, what do you guys think about buying used tools off of other people? There is a craigslist listing for a drill and impact driver. Comes with batteries for...
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    please delete this. thanks

    nevermind
  25. I wonder if they will make that change in the...

    I wonder if they will make that change in the central FL area.
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    With 18 years of experience, I'm surprised no one...

    With 18 years of experience, I'm surprised no one took you in yet.
  27. Thread: ingersoll rand

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    Bit of a bump here but, if anyone here works for...

    Bit of a bump here but, if anyone here works for them, can you provide me with some contact info for the Maitland, FL. branch?

    I applied several weeks ago and I can't get in touch with them,...
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    Yes Thanks. I guess it was a pretty...

    Yes



    Thanks. I guess it was a pretty obvious answer huh :)
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    High side manifold

    I'm looking to replace my high side manifold due to some damage it received. Are those cheap to replace and where would be a good place to look?
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    Call me what you want but, I refuse to lie...

    Call me what you want but, I refuse to lie whether its for a job or otherwise. I know for sure I've been turned down at least once because the other guy bs'd his way through the interview. He was a...
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    Are there companies that even do that for...

    Are there companies that even do that for experienced techs? For someone out of trade school, I'd imagine the chances of that are pretty low.
  32. Thread: Questions??

    by Jigjoe
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    Sounds great. I'm from the central FL area and...

    Sounds great. I'm from the central FL area and apparently, were the lowest paid area out of the state (compared to north, west, and south FL) and apparently, work is not as good as it is compared to...
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    Are you from 803?

    Are you from 803?
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    Thanks so far guys. I was just thinking about...

    Thanks so far guys. I was just thinking about this topic because I recall in high school and college some of my teachers would have these sessions to 'train' us to become better job candidates. They...
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    Testing applicants/interviewees

    I mentioned this in another thread and I'd like to expand on it some more to see what some of you business owners do or if any of you techs. went through this. For those of you who do the hiring, do...
  36. I'm not interested in working on cruise ships...

    I'm not interested in working on cruise ships but, I'd love to learn more about that type of work as well. Well, not necessarily the work but what a typical work shift is like and how often you're...
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    On the topic of interviews, why don't employers...

    On the topic of interviews, why don't employers offer any kind of test to applicants before or after an interview? Wouldn't that somewhat help filter out those that are all talk vs those that...
  38. There's word that Carrier is looking to hire a...

    There's word that Carrier is looking to hire a couple of apprentices down here in Orlando which was kind of a shock to me since 99% of the A/C guys here are MSI. A few of the guys spoke highly of...
  39. I'm only in my first year apprenticeship, so I...

    I'm only in my first year apprenticeship, so I can't really speak of the pros or cons but, I don't think one person can really say that it is or isn't worth getting into since the experience can vary...
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    I believe this is their site:...

    I believe this is their site: http://www.advancedplumbingid.com/
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    Were you in the apprenticeship? If so, what...

    Were you in the apprenticeship? If so, what happened with that (if you don't mind me asking)?

    Also, here is a website I used to frequent quite a bit: www.employflorida.com

    It is updated daily...
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    Our local does all the job placements for the...

    Our local does all the job placements for the apprentices but they pretty much said MSI is a guarantee for most, if not all, of us. Its the first time I've seen a hill york vehicle around here which...
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    Hill York - Central FL

    Does anyone have any info about this company, specifically in the central FL area? MSI seems to be the major player around here when it comes to hiring apprentices but I've seen a hill york vehicle...
  44. I applied for their maintenance position earlier...

    I applied for their maintenance position earlier this year. Unfortunately I had little to no experience with commercial / refrigeration so that never happened. It seems like the bulk of their work is...
  45. Thread: Any Help

    by Jigjoe
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    Its funny you mention that because I'm going to...

    Its funny you mention that because I'm going to school with a guy who currently works for one of those types of companies. Working for them actually motivated him to go to school in the first place...
  46. Thread: Just wondering!

    by Jigjoe
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    I think this about sums up how I feel about...

    I think this about sums up how I feel about schooling. Its just like when I first started out a while back. I rode with a "senior technician" and he was called a senior tech. simply because he has...
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    Today was my first day of class and it was pretty...

    Today was my first day of class and it was pretty refreshing as compared to anything I've experienced in the past. Its funny that you mention you have your teachers on speed dial. Ours gave us his...
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    As soon as I start work, I'll be more than happy...

    As soon as I start work, I'll be more than happy to send you my employer's contact information. Hell, I'll even throw in my school's information as well. Good luck with your investigation.
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    Shortened for relevancy... Where did I say or...

    Shortened for relevancy...

    Where did I say or give the impression that anything is owed to me?
    Where did I say that the UA is cost free?

    In an open shop, do all employers share this mind frame...
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    Oh great, the kool aid metaphor... So what is...

    Oh great, the kool aid metaphor... So what is your advice for new guys entering the field who want to go to school? Go the traditional, more expensive route rather than go through the UA's program?...
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