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    Thanks guys ! I am a little nervous but excited...

    Thanks guys ! I am a little nervous but excited about
    this opportunity. For awhile I was thinking I might have to try something else , as I wasn't getting anywhere in the job search.
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    First commercial job

    Today I was offered a job with a company that does the HVAC work for a large factory in my area. I took a pre hire assessment test that I wasn't sure how I did on. So the supervisor comes in and says...
  3. This is the first thing that I thought. I am...

    This is the first thing that I thought. I am finding it hard to get on with a company (who all want 3-5 yrs. experience) I have 1 yr. of school and about 1 yr. of practical experience. Most companies...
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    Mcquay water source heat pump

    Hi guys,

    I work in a building that uses water source heat pumps to heat and cool the many rooms and hallways in the building. We have about 140 individual heat pumps. All of which are connected to...
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    Thanks for the tips guys! I don't have any caps...

    Thanks for the tips guys! I don't have any caps here at home. I don't get to take a truck home either. I may get an extra cap for my home a/c being that I already replaced this one 3 years ago....
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    Thanks for replies guys! I think I will wait till...

    Thanks for replies guys! I think I will wait till Monday.

    My back up a/c is a fan and open windows after the sun goes down:LOL:
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    hvac parts on Sunday

    Hello gentlemen,

    I check the run capacitor on my a/c and get no reading, thus I believe the capacitor is bad. It is a 35/5 dual cap., common enough. The only problem is that it is Sunday. Does...
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    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the encouragement:yes:

    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the encouragement:yes:
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    I got the job ! I started last Monday. The pay is...

    I got the job ! I started last Monday. The pay is $13.00 hr., which I guess isn't too bad to start. The building has 112 heat pumps in total. These are all controlled through a DDC system that is...
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    Thanks for the replies guys! :yes: This place...

    Thanks for the replies guys! :yes:

    This place I am going is already set to expand, another 80 units or something. With an aging population (I am not far behind) I think these type of facilities...
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    building maintenance Technician

    While in school I met a guy who turned out to be a building maintenance supervisor. Since I was looking for a job, I asked him if they had any spots open. He told me to put my application in, so I...
  12. I have known people with job knowledge not the...

    I have known people with job knowledge not the hvac field, but my previous field (electronics) that were hesitant to share their knowledge with others. One fellow employee seemed to relish the fact...
  13. I worked for a company last summer as an entry...

    I worked for a company last summer as an entry level installer. I worked with 3 senior techs and they all had quite different approaches to working with a green helper. The first guy they put me with...
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    Impressive resume. You shouldn't have any trouble...

    Impressive resume. You shouldn't have any trouble finding work in Lincoln. They are always looking for guys with experience like yours. Now, me I am just getting started in the industry, so that is...
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    A wealth of information in this thread. I was in...

    A wealth of information in this thread. I was in school, got a job, then let go, and now in school again. I think the local union is testing in March. Their apprenticeship program pays better than...
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    I am also considering the Union route. I think...

    I am also considering the Union route. I think they are offering the test in March 2013. I better start studying.
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    Hello I, like you, have a background in...

    Hello

    I, like you, have a background in electronics. So the electrical side of things was much easier for me to grasp than refrigeration. It took repeated studying of "the refrigeration cycle" and...
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    Good luck, man. I got the boot in mid-September....

    Good luck, man. I got the boot in mid-September. School starts back up at the end of the month.
  19. Thread: 50s sci fi

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    I always liked this one. The Forbidden Planet was...

    I always liked this one. The Forbidden Planet was another favorite.



    http://youtu.be/T5xcVxkTZzM
  20. Thread: Tools list.

    by drkglass01
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    If they expect you to supply pumps and torches...

    If they expect you to supply pumps and torches and such, consider going into business for yourself.
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    You were right to tell your current employer...

    You were right to tell your current employer about the history you have with this other company. I can't help but think about how empowering it would be to walk into a place that felt you were not...
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    Thank you for the information !

    Thank you for the information !
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    This reminds of the boss and a couple of the lead...

    This reminds of the boss and a couple of the lead guys asking me "you're not afraid of heights are you?" I would just say, "I guess we will find out today". We had to do a couple of rooftop installs...
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    Wow, that is quite a story. I guess we all have a...

    Wow, that is quite a story. I guess we all have a few bumps in the road to success.
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    I will try this, thanks XcelTech.

    I will try this, thanks XcelTech.
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