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    I will jump in and concurr with frozen ocean....

    I will jump in and concurr with frozen ocean. hvac/r is a career trade not just a job. if you are in it for the paycheque you will be disappointed, there is no guarantee of work or steady hours....
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    re: " its not a union school " what kind of...

    re: " its not a union school "

    what kind of school is it?

    its located behind the union hall.
    the busines manager of ua516 lists himself as the president and ceo
    of jarts.

    if its not a...
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    i think it is the wrong unit listed in the...

    i think it is the wrong unit listed in the attachment. that version of carrier was in the
    mid '80s. i was finishing my apprenticeship at that time and did an install with 30 units.
    simple...
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    in my thirtieth year as a UA516 member, currently...

    in my thirtieth year as a UA516 member, currently on travel with UA488
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    aren't they all good companies when you start and...

    aren't they all good companies when you start and then....

    there is talk of another boom to come for the oil sands so stay tuned.
    i logged onto 488's website today and the only jobs posted were...
  6. with engineered air units you need to go to eng....

    with engineered air units you need to go to eng. air
    every unit is specifically built for the roof it is on ie; no mass production

    when you call eng air you need to have the full model AND...
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    just to follow up. took the plunge, working...

    just to follow up.

    took the plunge, working for fmr mechanical as refrigeration maintenance
    at suncor. still wearing the green hat, the colour for the newbies. lol.

    for anyone interested i...
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    well not sure of the exact implementation date of...

    well not sure of the exact implementation date of TILMA, thought is was
    in '09. no biggie though. actually the new restriction for the 'b' is 400 mbtuh.
    the old 'b', which is what you have the...
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    the 'a' gas course is long and tough. missed...

    the 'a' gas course is long and tough.
    missed passing by 1.5% because i ran out of time writing the exam

    there no multiple choice of fill in the blank kind of questions.
    no code books allowed...
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    was wondering if you guys could shed some light...

    was wondering if you guys could shed some light on what the levels
    of the 'g' rating are?

    here in b.c. we have the 'a' license which is an unlimited gas license, then
    there is the 'b' license...
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    Alberta oil sands

    wondering if anybody has worked in the tar sands?

    things are very slow in Vancouver, minor heatwave notwithstanding
    might have an opportunity to go to a camp job in Alberta

    anybody have any...
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    hey snagin, make sure you keep us posted because...

    hey snagin, make sure you keep us posted because this will an interesting repair.
    i concur that a 55 psig lp cutout is too high and the hp control is probably
    wrong for your location. its tough to...
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    ps. there is another site called...

    ps. there is another site called refrigeration-engineers.com

    i found it after googling info about Taylor soft ice cream machines.

    its very interseting and most of the members seem to be on your...
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    Modern Refrigeration is a good book. It was used...

    Modern Refrigeration is a good book. It was used when I did my pre-apprenticeship in 1980 and is still used today.

    Also get the Copeland manuals and Trane has/had two books, each one
    separately...
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    diets don't work, period, end of discussion. they...

    diets don't work, period, end of discussion. they just make people cranky

    the reason for that statement is what happens when a person reaches their
    target size, weight or what ever. that said...
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    this industry is very seasonal. just ask all the...

    this industry is very seasonal. just ask all the mechanics that are not getting
    their 40 hours a week, and its been that way for months with some companies

    as far as school goes, jarts or bcit....
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    wow there can no end to good advice with this...

    wow there can no end to good advice with this question.

    when i was starting out my method was to ask the dispatcher where, with
    who and what i would be doing the next day. and that evening i...
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    speedy recovery brother! hope its full and fast....

    speedy recovery brother! hope its full and fast.

    to the noobs and the veteran a/c guys this is truly a reminder to take that
    extra second and always be attentive to your enviroment.

    i stress...
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    yes a 'qualified person' needs to do the work for...

    yes a 'qualified person' needs to do the work for warranty but when in doubt ask the
    counter guy that you are buying the equipment from.
    no an electrical apprentice cannot take the place of a...
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    516 companies hiring

    just got off the phone with the local

    ps parksy the union local number is 604-882-8212
    but if there are alot of unemplyed apprentices they may not
    allow new hires

    anyhow was told that Coral...
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    vancouver job market

    hey parksy, been reading your posts
    its a tough game to get into right now, you may be too young to know or
    remember but it reminds me of when i started in the early 80's.
    it was a bad economy...
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