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  1. I ended up ordering the Yellow Jacket Deluxe tool...

    I ended up ordering the Yellow Jacket Deluxe tool and have yet to use it since I had to buy a mastercool eccentric flaring tool(which looks just like the rigid one above)on my company's account as an...
  2. What is the best flaring and or swaging tool?

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to get a new flaring tool and am wondering what you guys think is the best one. I'm almost sold on the Yellow Jacket Deluxe 45 degree flaring tool; however, a set which...
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    Yea... I figured that was a no no.

    Yea... I figured that was a no no.
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    Topping off with HOT SHOT?

    Hey everyone. I do mostly HVAC work with a rare R here and there; so I am not too familiar with the refrigerants used. I was on a job recently at which a technician topped off an r12 system with HOT...
  5. Thanks for the replies! The fan is running and...

    Thanks for the replies! The fan is running and the unit does not have a high limit switch. The coil seems OK to the naked eye; I even cleaned the damn thing. Unfortunately, sub cooling I didn't have...
  6. Constantly rising head pressure on r22 Carrier unit

    Hey everyone. I have a Carrier r22 condensing unit that was sitting in salt water for a little while after Hurricane Sandy struck. It seemed to run fine afterward. Now, however, there are issues......
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    Anyone Familiar with Samsung S-NET PRO?

    Hey everyone. Our company has a lot of Samsung DVM units installed and we picked up a Samsung iconverter to hook up our units to laptops making troubleshooting and service easier. This is my first...
  8. Theory, practice, and continuous study are all...

    Theory, practice, and continuous study are all very important in this field. Being able to do the hands-on stuff sufficiently will keep your foot in the door early in your career since most of your...
  9. I see, so contacting local shops is the way to...

    I see, so contacting local shops is the way to go. Thanks for all of the input! Though I cannot seem to find any email addresses for 638b or anywhere that I can find a list of 638b shops. Does...
  10. Any Realistic Way to Join Local 638(NYC) as Apprentice?

    Hey everyone. I'm hoping that someone can provide me with an answer as to how one can join Local 638 in NYC as an apprentice. I do not have any relatives in the union nor any union for that matter....
  11. Poll: I have to say this thread helped me a lot. I just...

    I have to say this thread helped me a lot. I just finished reworking my resume and although it was not easy cutting 2 pages down to 1 without putting the resume's style in jeopardy, at the moment, I...
  12. Poll: Thanks for all your help guys! All this resume...

    Thanks for all your help guys! All this resume talk almost made me forget that I have a job I must wake up early for.
  13. Poll: Hmmm... I thought about putting grades next to...

    Hmmm... I thought about putting grades next to the certifications a while back but thought it was borderline bragging since all of my grades were in the high 90's with a few 100's. Now that you say...
  14. Poll: It's actually interesting you mention the...

    It's actually interesting you mention the maintenance thing since I am on the fence on whether or not I should go for the FDNY Refrigeration System Operating Engineer License which is needed to work...
  15. Poll: I see your point XcelTech. I do have...

    I see your point XcelTech. I do have certifications from HVAC Excellence which I tested for in the program. What would be your view on using them as proof of knowledge and to give the program some...
  16. Poll: Yeah... they fail to warn you about that when you...

    Yeah... they fail to warn you about that when you choose your email. I'm on point though. At the least, I have that in my corner:cheers:.
  17. Poll: I understand; however, the issue I have is that I...

    I understand; however, the issue I have is that I haven't been in the field for long, only working for one company, and so there are things that I have not done service-wise with most of my...
  18. Poll: XcelTech, thanks for the advice. Though for some...

    XcelTech, thanks for the advice. Though for some reason I'm not able to get through the resume example link, I do appreciate the effort. Your chain of thought is another reason why I feel that...
  19. Poll: Thanks Kryzd; I was thinking along the same lines...

    Thanks Kryzd; I was thinking along the same lines as far as 1 and 3:cheers:. It seems like leaving 2 out won't hurt as far as reaching the interview stage, and I'll always have it in my back pocket...
  20. Poll: Wow!!! Thanks a ton guys--especially...

    Wow!!! Thanks a ton guys--especially Blows_Sucks_Heats_Cools! I didn't expect to get that much detail and all of the advice seems to be right on. I know the one page rule is very important when it...
  21. Poll: As an employer, what do you want to see in a resume and/or cover letter???

    Hey everyone,

    I was in the midst of updating my resume and thought I would be doing a disservice by not posting this thread since any post here may help me and, I'm sure, others upgrade their...
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    The company I work with has had a serious issue...

    The company I work with has had a serious issue with Ecofreez ef22a. I can say without a doubt that it is flammable...highly flammable actually to the point that a leak coupled with a spark may and...
  23. I see. Thanks icemeister; I'm looking forward to...

    I see. Thanks icemeister; I'm looking forward to the Educational Forums Challenge Quiz.
  24. Does Cool Cwiz ever ask HVACR questions???

    I've only been a member for 3 days and thus far took 2 cool cwizzes , admittedly with horrible results. I guess how high a penguin can jump can be construed as an hvac question by some, but...
  25. Sticky: Well, thanks for the advice anyway, ironpit. I'll...

    Well, thanks for the advice anyway, ironpit. I'll be spending a lot of time reading the posts and learning from the pros there.
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