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  1. Thread: Customer R22 Sheet

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    This is a very good information sheet.

    This is a very good information sheet.
  2. Thread: No superheat!

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    You definitely need to check or have someone...

    You definitely need to check or have someone check to see if you have about 400 CFM of air flow per ton.
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    Try your local union. In your part of the...

    Try your local union. In your part of the country from what I read on this site, it is a good way to get in.
  4. Thread: expensive

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    Dan, Have you used them before? Does is a...

    Dan,

    Have you used them before? Does is a have a minumum order?
  5. Thread: HVAC employee

    by LA1
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    This is good advice. Also, check with the...

    This is good advice.

    Also, check with the hotel you are working for. Do they have maintenance people who do HVAC in the hotel?

    Check with mom and pops, apartments, hospitals (in person).

    I...
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    See these: ...

    See these:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=1011041

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=1012121
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    There is a governement mandate that caused this...

    There is a governement mandate that caused this increase. There is thread on this site-I will try to find it.
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    How often do they test to see if it is below PEL?...

    How often do they test to see if it is below PEL? Is it close?

    If you feel the effects of it, good chance is that you should wear a respirator. Also, if you smoke, you should DEFINATELY consider...
  9. Thread: What to do?

    by LA1
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    I see a potential opportunity. Maybe you can ask...

    I see a potential opportunity. Maybe you can ask your boss to send you to a more in depth training as well. You may plant the idea in his head that he can save money from his budget if he doesn't...
  10. Thread: Losing weight.

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    Down 18 by eating healthy foods, cutting out the...

    Down 18 by eating healthy foods, cutting out the processed and junk, cutting back on alcohol, and exercising (cardio plus weight lifting).
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    Definately agree with you and your ex-boss. ...

    Definately agree with you and your ex-boss. There is a whole lot of wisdom there. Don't forget the guys that need to be bailed out to come to work or the ones who "disappear" after they get paid...
  12. Thread: What to do?

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    I think your in a good place with the hospital. ...

    I think your in a good place with the hospital. I would think long and hard before quitting that one.

    You have a lot of time in the mornings and early afternoon to pursue a second job/training...
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    As far as Rosetta Stone, you may not need to. My...

    As far as Rosetta Stone, you may not need to. My local library has a program similar to RS online that is free if you have a library card. Check yours out.

    I hate to direct you down this road,...
  14. Thread: Health Insurance

    by LA1
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    Most mom and pops in my area don't offer health...

    Most mom and pops in my area don't offer health insurance...

    I was not able to find a job that had health benefits till after working many years.

    I think with the new health law, you can get...
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    This looks good. Usually, I put references...

    This looks good.

    Usually, I put references available upon request because its hard to get a resume down to one page.

    You might consider a skills section, i.e. installation of AC's, brazing,...
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    I think it depends on your situation i.e. ...

    I think it depends on your situation i.e.

    Don't have a job-will take anything or anything decent
    Single, no dependants-pay and maybe better training/advancement
    With dependants or with health...
  17. Thread: HVAC/R helper

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    Another angle.. you may try apartment complexes...

    Another angle.. you may try apartment complexes or real estate agents who manage rental properties. You may have to do other non-HVAC tasks like make readies and general maintenance, but if you're...
  18. Thread: HVAC/R helper

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    I would suggest calling on small companies. You...

    I would suggest calling on small companies. You may be able to visit several per day. Although most will not be able to offer you a job, they may have ideas or be able to point you in the right...
  19. Thread: Management Salary?

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    It is very common to make less than your techs as...

    It is very common to make less than your techs as a supervisor, especially if they get OT and you don't.
  20. When I replaced a capacitor once, I thought I'd...

    When I replaced a capacitor once, I thought I'd check everything out so as not to get called back. After washing the condenser, I thought the pressures were to high but I did not have my temperature...
  21. We learn from our mistakes; it's a part of life.

    We learn from our mistakes; it's a part of life.
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    I have two friends, one in his mid forties, the...

    I have two friends, one in his mid forties, the other in his mid fifties and they just recently started a career in HVAC. As stated earlier, you do have to keep in mind the physical aspect, but if...
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    The truck and gas (and the fact that you won't...

    The truck and gas (and the fact that you won't have to pay for insurance, registration, inspections, etc) is probably worth at least $900/month.

    I would just be sure to give the old employer...
  24. The general trend among many large companies...

    The general trend among many large companies nowadays is termination for safety violations.
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    I agree. Perhaps you can look for apartment...

    I agree. Perhaps you can look for apartment complexes. Many of them require EPA certification. However, the pay may be on the low side.
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