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    I am only 40, but I will give you an Amen too!!

    I am only 40, but I will give you an Amen too!!
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    I agree!! but that is the attitude that you...

    I agree!!

    but that is the attitude that you get from the hvac techs (especially in Ontario) who think they are better than everyone else. (at least the ones who still have jobs)
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    How about down near Austin or Round Rock. That...

    How about down near Austin or Round Rock. That would be the place I would prefer.
    It has been one HOT!!! summer down there.
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    Hey nice to see you are still on here and hard at...

    Hey nice to see you are still on here and hard at it...I remember reading some of your posts a few years ago and recall what you were going thru at that time.

    I am looking at heading West myself,...
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    I was interviewed a couple of times and was being...

    I was interviewed a couple of times and was being considered for a job like yours for a laundry company. I wanted it bad too since the pay was way better. The job was local but the companies office...
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    I'll head over to I.S.C. and check out the job...

    I'll head over to I.S.C. and check out the job board over there....oh wait...they dried up and left town....
    I guess there are other places around to take up the slack.
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    I have installed Nordyne/Gibson units, but...

    I have installed Nordyne/Gibson units, but recently worked on a huge public housing project where we changed out over 500 units over the last 12 weeks....All with Lennox G61's...and I am kinda...
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    Does it help to already be in the UA here in...

    Does it help to already be in the UA here in Ontario and then try to switch to the UA488 out there?
    Is a G2 Gas Fitter any good out West? Is it considered equivalent to a Alberta "B" gas fitter...
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    Anybody heard of a company out of Toronto called...

    Anybody heard of a company out of Toronto called National home services....
    They are in the area doing hot water tank installs.....are they reputable/decent place to work?
  10. Hey Copper, hows things out in Essex....I am an...

    Hey Copper, hows things out in Essex....I am an old Essex boy myself....
    I think that the G3 is pretty much useless, as there are a ton of G2 that are not working right now.
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    I left the pump on it for a couple hours and the...

    I left the pump on it for a couple hours and the gauges were pinned at -30 hg, but when I put the micron gauge on it, it was reading 1100 and just stayed there for quite a while. I decided it was...
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    Floor draining is not to code in my area....so we...

    Floor draining is not to code in my area....so we put in new c pumps at each install..
    I 2nd the opinion on the L G one...They work great as long as you clean them every so often
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    I just got a Ritchie Y/J "Bullet"....It seems to...

    I just got a Ritchie Y/J "Bullet"....It seems to work OK, and will suit my needs fine...but....
    It looks a bit different on the end compared to other brands of "normal" pumps I have used before.
    It...
  14. By the time I paid my bridge toll to get across I...

    By the time I paid my bridge toll to get across I would be in the hole.
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    The test was not hard but trying to get it all...

    The test was not hard but trying to get it all done in the 30 mins is hard. I missed getting to the very end before the time was up, and was just starting the last page. Hopefully I will get a...
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    Did u get the email I sent you?? btw... I think...

    Did u get the email I sent you??
    btw...
    I think they have decided not to fill those positions since things are so slow right now.
  17. Are you looking more for install or service? I...

    Are you looking more for install or service? I have done both, and presently am on an install crew, but it is slow here right now.
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    Hey Blitz...thanks for the email.... Now I don't...

    Hey Blitz...thanks for the email....
    Now I don't feel so bad cuz I am an older green horn too...lol
    It still makes me feel kinda weird being a green horn at 40 though.
  19. Wow I sure wish I was down there. Things have...

    Wow I sure wish I was down there. Things have been so slow lately here...
    and I love it so much in TX....Thank Gawd my wife is a US citizen, it would make moving that much easier.
    Too bad almost...
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    Hey 21...Do they work piecework or hourly up...

    Hey 21...Do they work piecework or hourly up there?
    I went from working with a service contractor last year who was a total loser....went on my own for a while....
    And for the last 5 months have...
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    LOL...most of the autoworkers around here are...

    LOL...most of the autoworkers around here are hurting....and the trickle down effect is hitting even the hvac guys here.

    No more government rebates to make people want to buy a system, and no one...
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    Was blink really buying all that banter for the...

    Was blink really buying all that banter for the first 2 pages...I was lmao


    Goodman...Coleman....lol

    I thought it was going to go on for about 10 pages.
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    Spitfires are up 2 : 0 to the Colts I Love...

    Spitfires are up 2 : 0 to the Colts

    I Love Playoff Hockey.
    We'll see what happens
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    I think you are right steveholt....I have less...

    I think you are right steveholt....I have less than 5 years under my belt, and just in the last 12 months the experience I have earned has been priceless. I went back to do a maintenance check on...
  25. I have been contacted by a recruiter in the GTA...

    I have been contacted by a recruiter in the GTA who is looking for someone for the KW area, one in Hvac design and another in Hvac maintenance....I already have something in my area and I am not...
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    I second that!!!! Tell em to crack open the...

    I second that!!!!
    Tell em to crack open the wallet!!!! LOL
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    I can only comment on my own limited experience...

    I can only comment on my own limited experience (only 3 or 4 years)...but I started out doing service...and love the challenges and finding solutions, and the satisfaction that it brings...but on the...
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    I would tend to agree...I applied to the big...

    I would tend to agree...I applied to the big company online and got nothing.....but when I found the same company running a small ad locally I applied....and got it...I think when I applied online it...
  29. That is too funny!!! I love it...but I don't...

    That is too funny!!! I love it...but I don't think my kid will take to kindly to it. He would probably take it to school and get in trouble for it...lol
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    I give my regards, cuz it takes a special kinda...

    I give my regards, cuz it takes a special kinda tech to want to work on racks all day.
    You guys are worth your coin...That's for sure..
    A few years back as an apprentice I had never been exposed to...
  31. I really wanted a nice matching cased coil...but...

    I really wanted a nice matching cased coil...but at the time couldn't get (at least that is what the suppliers were telling me) the proper one to match with the 2.5 ton condenser and keep the seer...
  32. I was thinking maybe some under cabinet lighting...

    I was thinking maybe some under cabinet lighting in the kitchen...as long as I can make it look neat enough.
  33. Oh yeah...I forgot to mention all the scrap...

    Oh yeah...I forgot to mention all the scrap copper too....
    We always put in a new line set regardless of the present line condition or what type of refrig was being used....
    We even replace the gas...
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    Happy B-day !!!! You Rock T!!! btw I still...

    Happy B-day !!!! You Rock T!!!

    btw I still didn't get my pro status yet....Maybe the Nigerians are using my gas ticket....lol

    Who do I have to bribe?
  35. Any Ideas on a fun low voltage project to make??

    I would like some suggestions / comments / ideas on what I should make or do using low voltage transformers....

    We routinely throw out brand new 24V transformers, small bundles of 2 wire, poly...
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    I am no help...If my wife doesn't cook then its...

    I am no help...If my wife doesn't cook then its K.D. for all...LOL...
    Gotta do the V-tines day thing tonight...Dinner out without the kids for a few hours is a god send!!!! It has been so long since...
  37. Yes in hind sight I could have used one....We use...

    Yes in hind sight I could have used one....We use those on most all our installs with the company I am at now.
  38. I love the company I work for now....There are no...

    I love the company I work for now....There are no Hacks among us...
    They believe that the customer has paid to have a quality job done and supply us with all the necessary tools and equipment to do...
  39. Hey 21... Thanks for the info and compliments......

    Hey 21...
    Thanks for the info and compliments...
    After I got my G3, I was working in restaurant equipment for almost 1 year before the economy tanked around here, while I was laid off, I went back...
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    I ran that by him, but he doesn't want to spend...

    I ran that by him, but he doesn't want to spend the money on tankless. I don't really think there is any other solution though.
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    Water heater question?

    I had and unusual request recently from a customer. He wants to replace his water heater and go from a 50 gal power vented unit to something quieter without any sort of blower on it. What would you...
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    I C I am going to need a vac pump and some...

    I C

    I am going to need a vac pump and some gauges once the warm weather gets here.
    I have been doing mostly furnace installs and some fireplace service mostly since the fall.
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    So what are you doing now??

    So what are you doing now??
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    I see Glaciers ad up at one of the wholesalers...

    I see Glaciers ad up at one of the wholesalers down here. They must be desperate when an ad gets put up on the job board at a wholesalers place that is 4 provinces away.

    They recently had a...
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    That avatar is GROSS!!!! PUKE!!!!

    That avatar is GROSS!!!!
    PUKE!!!!
  46. I guess I could just stick with my local ua 552...

    I guess I could just stick with my local ua 552 if pipefitting was the case...
    They are close to where I live...like less than 10 mins away, so i should stop in and have a chat..
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    Wow...I can feel the flames on my keyboard...and...

    Wow...I can feel the flames on my keyboard...and I am not even the OP...lol
    I would jump at a chance to do around 40K right now....
    In my area the employers have their pick of litter when it comes...
  48. All I can find in my area is a ua local 552....Is...

    All I can find in my area is a ua local 552....Is that the same thing?
    Or is there a specific 787 office in Windsor?
    I know there are 787 reefer guys around town because when I took my ODP the...
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    U said it...We are not far behind.... Stupid...

    U said it...We are not far behind....
    Stupid long gun registry that everyone is finding out is just a big tax grab...
    Guess what...the real criminals do not register their firearms!!!!
    Those are...
  50. What union can a G2 gas fitter join?

    What union can a G2 gas fitter join?
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