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    I'll stay as a Pipe Fitter who works on repair of...

    I'll stay as a Pipe Fitter who works on repair of mechanical equipment. Occasionally installing it.
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    Because the training is separate. Even though...

    Because the training is separate. Even though most of the skills are common the Service Contractors are very specific that they want service training only. They want second year Apprentices to fix...
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    Does 469 have a split scale for Construction?

    Does 469 have a split scale for Construction?
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    In 597 all Apprentices are classified as Building...

    In 597 all Apprentices are classified as Building Trades. Many Contractors have Service and Construction. So a building trades Apprentice can work for an HVAC Contractor.
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    Salesman called me asked why i figured so much...

    Salesman called me asked why i figured so much time to replace a compresser on a Desert Air unit. Says another shop beat us by 2k
    "first I never saw it run, the customers maint. condemed it. Unit...
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    Still cant beat a chilled water system. Nobody...

    Still cant beat a chilled water system. Nobody cares about effeciency when its not working
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    Sounds like a job bid by someone with just enough...

    Sounds like a job bid by someone with just enough knowledge to put the car in Drive but not enough to check the brakes. Any AC DX job with an Accumulator or an Oil sep. Is a bad system wich has been...
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    Have not had to work on one. Put a sungle evap...

    Have not had to work on one. Put a sungle evap system worked fine. Just think too many issues with multiple evap dx AC systems.
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    Went to a Daikin Training Seminar the more i...

    Went to a Daikin Training Seminar the more i listened the less I would want to burden a customer with one of those systems. Have n
  10. Discharge superheat higher than 50 deg might have...

    Discharge superheat higher than 50 deg might have broken ring or
    Cracked piston. If its a recip. Can you pump doen either wirh suction valve or liquid solenoid/valve? If it does not pull 15" you...
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    Sorry about 638. 597 has an open door policy in...

    Sorry about 638. 597 has an open door policy in it's weld shop. Pass the Weld test requirements and you will get a chance. Come to Chicago Service Fitters & Construction Fitters actually get along
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    Thanks figured it out afterword

    Thanks figured it out afterword
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    Dont know what PM is My email...

    Dont know what PM is
    My email billwren20@yahoo.com
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    Originally in 2005 at inception of HvAC...

    Originally in 2005 at inception of HvAC Apprenticeship HVAC/R and Construction Apprentices after 4 year and 1 year on Journeyman permit (1 year at scale & Bennies stillassigned to Contractor)...
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    Rather work for a communist ocer a Dictator

    Rather work for a communist ocer a Dictator
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    He looks like A young Ron Reagan. Republicans are...

    He looks like A young Ron Reagan. Republicans are spinning their wheels. Like it or not McCain would have had same Stimulus Plan. Hammering Gay Marriage, Abortion and wether President is a citizen or...
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    Yep 1 vote decided it. Trane guys wanted vacation...

    Yep 1 vote decided it. Trane guys wanted vacation and sick time covered in contract. Business Manager tried to explain that 7000 members don't have that not going to change it for 20 new members. I...
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    Yeh NY is F-ed up. 597 merged with 422 Joliet....

    Yeh NY is F-ed up. 597 merged with 422 Joliet. They had a bad agreement for Residential 1/2 top scale 5 tons and under no retirement bennie. Now 597 OK it. All officers except one worked big jobs....
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    More classifications more lower pay scales....

    More classifications more lower pay scales. Pipefitter installs it a Pipefitter repairs it. United we bargain divided we beg. Seems like a moot point new guy running HVAC for UA came out of...
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    Talk to 638 NY Coordinator few years ago. He was...

    Talk to 638 NY Coordinator few years ago. He was trying to change it but change is hard to accomplish. There is no difference on pay for 1/2" or 12" . Why a difference in pay for 3 ton or 300 ton?...
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    2sac I started in 84 in shop for RMC saw how...

    2sac I started in 84 in shop for RMC saw how poorly they treated B card guys. They told me a minimum 8 years to be an A card. Went to work for Dual Temp in same capacity. Got lucky in 85 and got in...
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    It would to me

    It would to me
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    Chicago Pipe Fitters 597 had no HVAC...

    Chicago Pipe Fitters 597 had no HVAC Apprenticeship just a Construction Apprenticeship. Some of us Service guys got lucky over the years and served a Construction Apprenticeship. What 597 Service...
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    If your that good how come your not an A card?

    If your that good how come your not an A card?
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    Read the article. I believe R290 is propane. Was...

    Read the article. I believe R290 is propane. Was told very popular in europe.ammonia is a lot safer than propane
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    Wow seen that myself. Rats have couple of guys...

    Wow seen that myself. Rats have couple of guys who can fix the **** they put in. If they did not put it in their selling a new Furnace and AC.
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    There are lazy in every occupation. You missed...

    There are lazy in every occupation. You missed the point. The volitile field of HVAC/R Construction and Service Contracting. Where a shop can lose work overnight. Union members can jump to another...
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    I can leave one contractor start the next day...

    I can leave one contractor start the next day with another and not have to worry about losing health or retirement benefits. My steady shop ask if we could take two weeks off because we were "slow" I...
  29. Evap pressure can be lower at times than water...

    Evap pressure can be lower at times than water side with compressor running at lower load, unloading or low on charge. Bernulli's principle is as simple to explain as adding Miracle grow in your...
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    Work for a Pipe Fitters Chicago Local 597 shop...

    Work for a Pipe Fitters Chicago Local 597 shop and try to say your not welding yet because guy who starts welders is not here. They'll immediatley write your check and send you on your way. Bridge...
  31. Local 597 never had a MES designation. No Formal...

    Local 597 never had a MES designation. No Formal Apprenticeship for HVAC only construction.They used the "C" card (appliance Journeyman) and "B" card (Metal Trades Journeyman for classification....
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    not to get in Apprenticeship or local but some...

    not to get in Apprenticeship or local but some contractors will not hire convicted felons. You probably will be prevented from working on Security clearance sights too>
  33. Local 597 never had a MES designation. No Formal...

    Local 597 never had a MES designation. No Formal Apprenticeship for HVAC only construction.They used the "C" card (appliance Journeyman) and "B" card (Metal Trades Journeyman for classification....
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    Apply for 597 Apprenticeship choose Construction...

    Apply for 597 Apprenticeship choose Construction or as it's calls Building Trades. The HVAC Apprenticeship pays a lower hourly scale after four years. Do not let a Contractor talk you out of...
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    Sorry figured he was already f ing up just trying...

    Sorry figured he was already f ing up just trying to help out. By telling him he was in over his headwind he would not perform Maintainence. What type of chiller did they use on subs did they use sea...
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    You are in over your head but since you are in...

    You are in over your head but since you are in the Navy use your recovery suck out of your tank (vapor) discharge (vapor shut condenser fan or water of on recovery equipment) from recovery into top...
  37. You obviously have problems with the system if...

    You obviously have problems with the system if you are happy with it why did you call in a pro. I am not a car mechanic I trust my mechanic I do not go on car mechanic web sites. He tells me what's...
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