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    Ohh did I ever try. I emailed and talked to every...

    Ohh did I ever try. I emailed and talked to every 519 union company on the list. I guess 2011 was a really bad year to even consider landing a apprentice position for a refrigeration company.

    I...
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    Now here is a big amonia leak..aka, the death cloud. I think 40,000gallons leaked.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNkdAs1e7Cw
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    Indy, do you work for one of the companies in...

    Indy, do you work for one of the companies in Vancouver? Is it union or non union?
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    function of interest rates and regional weather temps

    It is a function of "how hot or how cold" and the housing start numbers are. I would imagine it is slowing down..as predicted due to the climb in interest rates. Coupled with a very high debt to...
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    No matter what, do not take the pre-apprentice...

    No matter what, do not take the pre-apprentice program. Its not enough to be excepted in this trade without alot of other training. I submitted my resume to all the union companies after completing...
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    When I attended first aid, fist thing taught "evaluate your enviement"

    If you happen across some one unconscious or lying on the ground, evaluate the enviroment.

    I heard of a case of five bodies laying next to a power pole with one live wire on the ground. Seems that...
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    ice rink coach breaths in amonia from leak

    All I can say is wow. I know the stuff is dangerous, but did not know it can lead to life disabling injuries.

    My question is, do these ammonia alarms respond to ammonia by detecting it in the...
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    Should have thought of that :)

    I custom fabricated the necessary hardware to run a air compressor off my truck engine. Its a bit of pain to drain the water off of it but yes, I do agree, this is perhaps the way the water is...
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    Wind turbine makes water by compressing air

    I read the article and wondered if this wind turbine uses traditional evaporator thaw technologies to create the water.
    ...
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    fv tom, yes but what do you know about there wages?

    Was the program four year where they would pass the red seal and make up to 30 per hour? I do not know how BCIT determines those wages but it could be a average for four year graduates.
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    For some one young single, not commitments in BC,...

    For some one young single, not commitments in BC, it would be best for that person to move to ontario, get the experience, then move back after a employer here offers them a job. I have a wife,...
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    acetalene leaks into chevy, drive inside BOOM

    Lucky it did not kill the owner of the chevy. I wonder if the guy was cited by the RCMP!

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291529
  13. your lucky the feet of the ladder did not slip

    I once was on a small 5 foot a frame ladder. I could not get into a cling of a restaurant to look for some wire near the wall because the kitchen dishwasher sink was in the way. So, Stupid me leaned...
  14. I actually witnessed a worker from one...

    I actually witnessed a worker from one refrigeration company haul up a nitrogen bottle on his sholder with one hand while walking up the ladder. I should have taken a picture of it and sent it to...
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    I really do not think it was a starter to begin with

    The jeep is to new to have bearings or brushes fail. So, sounds as if it was ignition or as you said, module related.

    You or anyone here really cannot work on today's vehicles. Way to many...
  16. Do ladders offer sliding lanyard tracks to prevent falls?

    I just saw a video that showed a kid diving off a 40 foot cliff or dock edge, missed the dock below smashed face first into it before tumbling into the water.

    He is brought to the surface, then,...
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    Wow, nice reponce rate!

    I attended a highly recognized HVAC pre apprentice program a few months back. Did not get any calls for a position "Everyone says they are full or, not hiring"

    Anyway, I have been a auto mechanic...
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    perhaps you should have told them

    Years ago, my wifes boss was pocketing thousands of dollars from customers and not paying tax on it. I do not know what to do in a case like that. Do I call the tax burue and tell them, only to have...
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    Ugg, I will take heights any day over a...

    Ugg, I will take heights any day over a crawlspace with spiders..unless I was in a suit head to toe!
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    I to am scared, but it is also thrilling!

    can remember being on a scissor lift at 35 feet first time. Was nervous :) But I got used to it. I have only fallen off a ladder once, at three feet and cracked some ribs can you believe that? The...
  21. I would start documenting the mistakes because a...

    I would start documenting the mistakes because a letter of complaint or, a letter of efficiency review had more weight then complained words that are often forgotten about. Does your management have...
  22. wow, what a mixup :)

    At least its not as bad as cutting off the wrong leg in surgery :)

    BTW, does the work order usually reflect the correct unit serial number?
  23. Experianced middle aged tech looking for refrigeration apprentice position in Vancouv

    I come from a background in automotive/aviation and passed my JARTs pre-apprentice training for the Vancouver BC market. I did try some time back to apply to some companies, but no one was hiring. We...
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    Is there such thing as pre training on a unit...

    Is there such thing as pre training on a unit "IE, modules, vidios and such" before you work on a piece of equipment?

    I can recount, I was very green in the US Airforce. With a months experience...
  25. in aviation we call that FOD. I served in the...

    in aviation we call that FOD. I served in the USAF and saw a picture of a 105,000 dollar engine get scrapped "rebuilt" simply because some one left a washer the size of a finger lying near the intake...
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    we are having the same problem in vancouver

    Vancouver is pretty tough market to break into.

    I have a mechanical background in automotive, 2 years electronics collage from years ago, physics class last year, and jarts pre-apprentice this...
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    service manager

    I have seen the complains how this trade affects the body. Makes me wonder if I will want to work in it "Long term automotive/heavy/aviation tech here" But I would suggest he takes post secondary...
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    George2, When you discribe the tomato plants...

    George2,

    When you discribe the tomato plants as 6 feet, that's astounding. What do you put in the soil to make them so big?

    BTW, take off the suckers. When the tomato plant has large green...
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    how about what is wrong over the phone?

    I get that on the phone BEFORE I head out. I say to them "Does a doctor give you a answer to your ailment before he sees you??" I really do not say that, but that is what it boils down to.

    Just...
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    yea no kidding :) I am just a stones though from...

    yea no kidding :) I am just a stones though from my home state of Washington.

    We have had a cool summer here in BC. Guess its all that cold pacific water that came up from chili that is making us...
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    serios crime low...compares to most other major cities

    I think Vancouver has the lowest major crime per 1,000 people vs most other north American cities.

    I can remember living just south of the border called Tacoma. In the early 1990s, it was like the...
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    facelift are you kidding?

    I will take down town Vancouver over ANY city!! there are some really run down places across the country. Despite the downside of high cost of living here, we have what most would envy. Great summer...
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    Actually, 99% of vancouverites are not like this

    It was anarchist, that mingled in with the rest of the crowds, then went to split off and went behind dumpster, only to dress in black hoddies "caught on tape" and ohh, lets, see, guys under 22 that...
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    you mean extended medical?

    Extended medical? paid or non paid vacation?
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    That is good to know.

    I will have to look up the rates. Besides pay, what other benefits are there?
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    That is nice of you

    Do you know what the pay scale was for the entry level position?

    I have been thinking of doing refer work. Since I am a auto mechanic, my skills in repairing the small diesel engines and the AC...
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    mabey you can give us a heads up on the questions thay asked?

    I guess it would be helpful with the questions they are asking. Also, what exactly are thay looking for in a new candidate? Does he need to be fresh out of karts pre apprentice? Have some kind of...
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    All I can say is WOW

    Did you guys read the last paragraph of this document??

    http://www.dlsc.ca/borehole.htm

    I know, if a medium takes a long time to heat to its maximum heat absobtion potential, it can also take a...
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    wester, how is it in Ontario?

    I agree, it probebly is gutted. Which means, I can wait as long as I am bringing in some other form of income to pay the bills which is important.

    Did you say you have your Gas B ticket? Your...
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    wester, how much money did you invest?

    I was warned it was hard to enter into the trade. How about you? what did you have to invest in it?

    I am just going to stop at every company, and hopefully catch a few min with the managers. While...
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    funny, your leaving the automotive trade because it has problems

    I guess it is called glutville. I am tempted to go into a office, with luck, and interview a manager. Sounds kind of funny, but mabey I should have done this before the classes. BTW, I think you can...
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    cooljob, have you been in contact with other...

    cooljob, have you been in contact with other students of jarts? Did thay get a job?

    I think to break into this market, you need to be a younger guy in his mid 30s. Just to much time to invest in...
  43. Thread: MY RESUME'

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    Adding experiance as a helicopter mechanic hurt or help

    The title means can it hurt my chanced for a interview or help. I was a helicopter technician for the United States Airforce back in the 1980s. Will this make me look to old to be passed over for a...
  44. Thread: MY RESUME'

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    He needs his entire resume reworked

    I want him to email me, or me to him because it wont work the way it is. Just awaiting his reply
  45. Thread: MY RESUME'

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    mstx, are you part of another forum I can message you?

    Unfortunately this forum does not allow messaging for guest. Are you part of another forum that I can message you? or if you want to put your email here, then I can ask you a few questions.

    Thanks
  46. Thread: MY RESUME'

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    I agree, it looks like a "I do it all resume"...

    I agree, it looks like a "I do it all resume" unfortunately, you need to tailor each resume to each position. If its not sales, take all the sales info out of the resume. The employer want a hvac...
  47. Thread: MY RESUME'

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    to long and possibly repeating?

    It to bad he did not have financial numbers in terms of the projects budget he was working with. Often employers like to see these numbers, and in turn, call for a interview.

    I think is resume is...
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    disaster?

    I would have asked a curios question how long it was making noise.

    I would say the building needs a contract. I bet it could be a potential cash cow in the short term because there is also alot...
  49. Thread: New roof

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    Funny, I made my first tool shed with roofing on...

    Funny, I made my first tool shed with roofing on it and it was my first time doing this. Only one level of roofing tiles were slightly off, the rest lined up perfectly. These guys got ALL of the...
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    wow wow. I bet that shaft was making lots of racket with the missing inner/outer race

    Obviously this was ignored long before the bearing failed. Does this building owner not have a regular maintenance contract?
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