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    Definitely sounds like air in the system with all...

    Definitely sounds like air in the system with all that slugging going on. I would try turning up the pressure,keeping in mind the relief valve rating,with the pumps off (boilers as well) and the air...
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    Appliance techs are drastically underpaid...

    Appliance techs are drastically underpaid compared to hvac guys up here. Total bs really. I've been interested in entering the field for quite awhile but if I do, it'll have to be as a hobby/side job...
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    I'd try and sell him the Brooklyn Bridge. He...

    I'd try and sell him the Brooklyn Bridge. He sounds gullible enough.
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    Very lucky people. Was the valve turned off? If...

    Very lucky people. Was the valve turned off? If so, that thing was a ticking time bomb.
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    Pump line up to 30 psi with a compressor and...

    Pump line up to 30 psi with a compressor and check the joints with leak detector solution(ie:soapy water). Disconnect any appliances and cap lines beforehand. The pressure will damage any gas valves...
  6. Thread: Wages

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    Wow. That's impressive. Lots of work? Same rate...

    Wow. That's impressive. Lots of work? Same rate on the island? Visited Victoria and the surrounding area over Christmas. I was impressed to say the least.
  7. Thread: Wages

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    Union wage here in Edmonton is $46. Total package...

    Union wage here in Edmonton is $46. Total package is $58. They're screaming for more.
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    Wicked links. Much obliged.

    Wicked links. Much obliged.
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    Ya, my intuitions were correct. Stay with HVAC....

    Ya, my intuitions were correct. Stay with HVAC. One of the supervisors is a licensed appliance guy and he ditched it to be a reefer. Money's better and the work is cleaner.
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    Hmmm...Apprenticeship wise it sounds like a great...

    Hmmm...Apprenticeship wise it sounds like a great training ground.
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    HVAC or refrigeration

    Looking for a little career advice. Any input is appreciated.

    Been a j-man plumber doing resi service for the most of my career up until 3 years ago when I changed direction into commercial...
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    Just got indentured as a reefer at 46. Mind you,...

    Just got indentured as a reefer at 46. Mind you, I've been a j-man plumber for 10 years.
  13. Hopefully you ditched the job riding shotgun with...

    Hopefully you ditched the job riding shotgun with plumber boy who couldn't use a multimeter. I'd have jumped at the other job in a heartbeat.
  14. My biggest weakness is definitely steam but I...

    My biggest weakness is definitely steam but I have worked on a few espresso machines and steam humidifiers. Scale seemed to the biggest problem. I've seen combi ovens referred to as being tricky....
  15. I am a journeyman plumber/gas fitter. Am...

    I am a journeyman plumber/gas fitter. Am currently doing plumbing/HVAC service with a refrigeration/air conditioning mechanic apprenticeship in the works but no schooling as of yet. Soon to come...
  16. I'm looking into entering this area as well....

    I'm looking into entering this area as well. There is a website linked to the CFESA site
    http://www.ignitorlabs.com/foodequipment/ that has tons of e-courses. Good luck affording them all though....
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    I saw a post on heatinghelp.com that it may be a...

    I saw a post on heatinghelp.com that it may be a problem with the orifice (lack of gas volume). Gonna try running it again today with fan off to see if noise continues and look into the orifice...
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    Wicked hum from heat exchanger

    Got a modine unit heater that makes this loud whiney hum coming from the heat exchanger when the burner fires. At least that's where it seems to be coming from. A little heat exchanger noise is fine...
  19. I am a plumber by trade and was recently hired by...

    I am a plumber by trade and was recently hired by an HVAC company at the age of 45. I'm doing installs and the work is very physical, especially after doing commercial plumbing service for years....
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