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  1. Need some suggestions on flare wrenches and gear wrenches, what else should i buy?

    Just got back from trade school a little over 2 months ago. Got some federal monies to spend on tools that i have been contemplating about for the last year or so.

    I already spent a little over...
  2. Anyone ever challange the 313a refer licence?

    Title says it all. I have a friend who has been in the trade doing commercial food equipment for 12 years. The ministry granted him the needed 9500 hours. He finally wants to get his papers after the...
  3. My problem is not that i cannot do the work. When...

    My problem is not that i cannot do the work. When i do go to calls i can usually fix the issue without any help. The problem is that the odd time i run in to trouble i never get any help. 70% of my...
  4. I consider myself an apprentice because I'm still...

    I consider myself an apprentice because I'm still learning. By title I am an apprentice. In Canada we have government regulated apprentiships. According to apprentice guidelines I'm a 3rd year...
  5. Thanks man this is what i needed to read. I just...

    Thanks man this is what i needed to read. I just talked to him today and he wants to take me out to meet his lead mechanic. Ill be definately talking with him some more and getting things sorted out.
  6. after what feels like 2.5 years wasted i need a change.

    Hey guys i really could use some advice from some of you.

    I started in the trade 2 and a half years ago, may 2011 right after finishing a 2 year HVAC/R program. Started at a steady resi/light...
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    Basic hand tools. Such as: Screwdrivers Wire...

    Basic hand tools.
    Such as:
    Screwdrivers
    Wire strippers
    adjustable wrenches
    Channel locks
    nut drivers
    pipe wrench (at least 14inch)
    Hammer
    Tubing cutters
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    my boss gets ticked off with me because i like to...

    my boss gets ticked off with me because i like to keep the units at least 20inches away from a wall where its practical. He says im making the unit look like a huge eyesore and it might as well be in...
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    I see the relief. Its the copper pipe coming down...

    I see the relief. Its the copper pipe coming down on the right side of the boiler with 2 90s to offset to the floor.
  10. Thread: Tool bags

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    Veto pro pac probably does make the best tool bag...

    Veto pro pac probably does make the best tool bag out there but damn they are expensive. I bought a large mouth open top husky bag from HD....
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    What type of programming are we talking about...

    What type of programming are we talking about here?
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    The guy i work with has the rigid eccentric...

    The guy i work with has the rigid eccentric flaring tool, I like it and i have used it many times. It has a clutch on it that clicks when the tube is flared all the way and it polishes the flare nice...
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    Pipe Clamp for Amprobe ACD-14

    Amprobe doesn't have a pipe clamp listed on there website. Whats a good one that compatible with the ACD-14, i know a lot of guys on this site use this meter so i thought id ask before i venture too...
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    What constitutes a "Controls Guy"

    As someone working in Resi/Light Commercial i don't get much exposure to the rest of our trade. A lot of guys talk about controls and how one can make a career out of it, but from my standpoint all i...
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    I also dont like these articles. I don't know...

    I also dont like these articles. I don't know about you guys but it does nothing for my wallet to sell the customer a bunch of un needed parts. At our shop I get an hourly rate. I don't profit from...
  16. You should be getting $13 - 15 per hour starting...

    You should be getting $13 - 15 per hour starting if the company is serious and they want you to be good at something. Honestly, if a company hired me and wanted to pay me min wage, id either turn it...
  17. For some reason many people think that only union...

    For some reason many people think that only union workers can be apprentices. whats with that thinking?
  18. Windsor area

    Windsor area
  19. your supposed to use the chart. I know for trane...

    your supposed to use the chart. I know for trane units anything under 20ft lineset you dont need to add but if its over 20 ft you use the chart to fill by weight.
  20. blitz are you just a g2?

    blitz are you just a g2?
  21. Is it a split system? If its a sealed unit like a...

    Is it a split system? If its a sealed unit like a rooftop or outdoor package unit all you need is a G2 to connect the gasline and your done. If your doing the refrigeration side you should be signed...
  22. 313 has 3 parts AFAIK 313A is for unlimited...

    313 has 3 parts AFAIK

    313A is for unlimited tonnage, 9000 hour apprenticeship
    313B is for maintenance guys, apprenticeship is usually done in house. Mostly for hockey arenas
    313D is for...
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    i was referring to united refrigeration on manitu...

    i was referring to united refrigeration on manitu drive not ISC
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    THIS!!! When i had finished my first year at st...

    THIS!!! When i had finished my first year at st clair i was staying with a friend in Kitchener for a week. I visited the refrigeration supplier on manatu drive every so often just for something to do...
  25. just ordered from amprobe-direct. The shipping...

    just ordered from amprobe-direct. The shipping page claims its only $9.60 for shipping/duty/freight etc anywhere in ontario so i might have just gotten away with paying under $170 with tax and...
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