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    Thanks guys ! I am a little nervous but excited...

    Thanks guys ! I am a little nervous but excited about
    this opportunity. For awhile I was thinking I might have to try something else , as I wasn't getting anywhere in the job search.
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    First commercial job

    Today I was offered a job with a company that does the HVAC work for a large factory in my area. I took a pre hire assessment test that I wasn't sure how I did on. So the supervisor comes in and says...
  3. This is the first thing that I thought. I am...

    This is the first thing that I thought. I am finding it hard to get on with a company (who all want 3-5 yrs. experience) I have 1 yr. of school and about 1 yr. of practical experience. Most companies...
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    Mcquay water source heat pump

    Hi guys,

    I work in a building that uses water source heat pumps to heat and cool the many rooms and hallways in the building. We have about 140 individual heat pumps. All of which are connected to...
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    Thanks for the tips guys! I don't have any caps...

    Thanks for the tips guys! I don't have any caps here at home. I don't get to take a truck home either. I may get an extra cap for my home a/c being that I already replaced this one 3 years ago....
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    Thanks for replies guys! I think I will wait till...

    Thanks for replies guys! I think I will wait till Monday.

    My back up a/c is a fan and open windows after the sun goes down:LOL:
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    hvac parts on Sunday

    Hello gentlemen,

    I check the run capacitor on my a/c and get no reading, thus I believe the capacitor is bad. It is a 35/5 dual cap., common enough. The only problem is that it is Sunday. Does...
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    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the encouragement:yes:

    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the encouragement:yes:
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    I got the job ! I started last Monday. The pay is...

    I got the job ! I started last Monday. The pay is $13.00 hr., which I guess isn't too bad to start. The building has 112 heat pumps in total. These are all controlled through a DDC system that is...
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    Thanks for the replies guys! :yes: This place...

    Thanks for the replies guys! :yes:

    This place I am going is already set to expand, another 80 units or something. With an aging population (I am not far behind) I think these type of facilities...
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    building maintenance Technician

    While in school I met a guy who turned out to be a building maintenance supervisor. Since I was looking for a job, I asked him if they had any spots open. He told me to put my application in, so I...
  12. I have known people with job knowledge not the...

    I have known people with job knowledge not the hvac field, but my previous field (electronics) that were hesitant to share their knowledge with others. One fellow employee seemed to relish the fact...
  13. I worked for a company last summer as an entry...

    I worked for a company last summer as an entry level installer. I worked with 3 senior techs and they all had quite different approaches to working with a green helper. The first guy they put me with...
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    Impressive resume. You shouldn't have any trouble...

    Impressive resume. You shouldn't have any trouble finding work in Lincoln. They are always looking for guys with experience like yours. Now, me I am just getting started in the industry, so that is...
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    A wealth of information in this thread. I was in...

    A wealth of information in this thread. I was in school, got a job, then let go, and now in school again. I think the local union is testing in March. Their apprenticeship program pays better than...
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    I am also considering the Union route. I think...

    I am also considering the Union route. I think they are offering the test in March 2013. I better start studying.
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    Hello I, like you, have a background in...

    Hello

    I, like you, have a background in electronics. So the electrical side of things was much easier for me to grasp than refrigeration. It took repeated studying of "the refrigeration cycle" and...
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    Good luck, man. I got the boot in mid-September....

    Good luck, man. I got the boot in mid-September. School starts back up at the end of the month.
  19. Thread: 50s sci fi

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    I always liked this one. The Forbidden Planet was...

    I always liked this one. The Forbidden Planet was another favorite.



    http://youtu.be/T5xcVxkTZzM
  20. Thread: Tools list.

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    If they expect you to supply pumps and torches...

    If they expect you to supply pumps and torches and such, consider going into business for yourself.
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    You were right to tell your current employer...

    You were right to tell your current employer about the history you have with this other company. I can't help but think about how empowering it would be to walk into a place that felt you were not...
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    Thank you for the information !

    Thank you for the information !
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    This reminds of the boss and a couple of the lead...

    This reminds of the boss and a couple of the lead guys asking me "you're not afraid of heights are you?" I would just say, "I guess we will find out today". We had to do a couple of rooftop installs...
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    Wow, that is quite a story. I guess we all have a...

    Wow, that is quite a story. I guess we all have a few bumps in the road to success.
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    I will try this, thanks XcelTech.

    I will try this, thanks XcelTech.
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    Welcome to the same boat! Now grab a pail, this...

    Welcome to the same boat! Now grab a pail, this boat is starting to take on water;)
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    XcelTech , thank you for your input ! I have come...

    XcelTech , thank you for your input ! I have come to the conclusion that the guy I worked for (the HR person hired me) resented the fact that I was hired. He might have been under the impression that...
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    The whole union, non-union thing is a bit...

    The whole union, non-union thing is a bit perplexing to me. I would gladly join a union shop, as I was in a union for 27 years in my last job. I was even shop steward for a few years, until the...
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    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I was mainly...

    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I was mainly outside guy, and one of the guys was letting me braze. Once I learned the parts, I would always go to the truck when asked to get a scale, saws all,...
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    Yes, I learned to recover the freon and help tear...

    Yes, I learned to recover the freon and help tear out the old line set if it was being replaced. I was doing some brazing ( I still need some practice at this) and I learned to fill the system with...
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    That's the thing, I got along with all the techs,...

    That's the thing, I got along with all the techs, save one. It was the head of my dept. that seemed to resent my presence. The first few days I was taping duct seams and using duct seal on joints we...
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    Yes, I was the 2nd oldest tech, but the other...

    Yes, I was the 2nd oldest tech, but the other "old" guy had much more experience than I do.
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    This is the reason that I was hesitant at first,...

    This is the reason that I was hesitant at first, to "jump in" and slow down the senior tech, as I know we have to get this stuff done. I worked with 3 different techs, all with different ways to do...
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    Don't stand around !

    So, here is my story:

    I had 2 quarters of HVAC training under my belt, with a background in electronics. Then, through a local Good Will program, I got an interview with a local company for an "on...
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    This is also very true. My boss pulls me aside...

    This is also very true. My boss pulls me aside after 3 weeks on the job (knowing this is my first hvac industry job) and says "you've got to start picking up the pace and start learning all the parts...
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    I am told to "stay busy", and I am getting better...

    I am told to "stay busy", and I am getting better at it (now that I know better about what needs to be done). I am smart enough to know texting while working is a no no. The only thing I use my phone...
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    Thanks ! , I will try this.

    Thanks ! , I will try this.
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    On this Labor Day, let's not forget all the...

    On this Labor Day, let's not forget all the contributions organized labor has given us that we now take for granted. Like the 40 hr. work week, paid time off, benefits like healthcare and pension......
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    Thanks for the advice and encouragement !

    Thanks for the advice and encouragement !
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    Wow, you hit the nail on the head ! Some...

    Wow, you hit the nail on the head !

    Some of the senior techs I work with have more patience than others. On my first day, I was trying to help a guy hang a piece of duct (trying to push it...
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    One guy I was working with told me, " you won't...

    One guy I was working with told me, " you won't need a tubing bender for that" and then I proceeded to kink the suction line (damn it). Maybe with a little finesse, I can do it !
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    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the input. I will try...

    Thanks guys ! I appreciate the input. I will try bending some scrap copper in my down time on the job. (as I don't have my own tubing bender, I use the company supplied one.)

    Part of my problem...
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    tubing bending and brazing !

    I have been working at a local HVAC company for a little over a month now. I am in the replacement/install dept. I only have about 6 months of schooling and I got this job as a kind of "on the job...
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    After reading your post, I just wondered how...

    After reading your post, I just wondered how appreciative your family maybe of your hvac skill, come some hot summer day when a/c is on the fritz and granny is having vapors.
    I like the fact that I...
  45. Experienced techs for 15-18 ? Maybe, that is why...

    Experienced techs for 15-18 ? Maybe, that is why the few responses.
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    I guess, I am lucky, my boss comes around to the...

    I guess, I am lucky, my boss comes around to the different work sites and hands out bottles of Gatorade if the temp is above 95 degrees.
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    Good advice ! I just started working in this...

    Good advice ! I just started working in this field, this week. Everyday so far has been 100+ degrees! It felt hotter in the house today than it did outside, at least we were out of the direct sun.
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    It makes me wonder, check my criminal record,...

    It makes me wonder, check my criminal record, check my driving record, check my urine and get a company physical... oh, and we need to make sure you can afford that new camaro you are driving.

    We...
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    Like it or not, many companies are using your...

    Like it or not, many companies are using your credit information as another tool to judge character.

    For instance, what does my credit score have to do with what I pay for auto insurance ?...
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    You could try the HVAC agent website.

    You could try the HVAC agent website.
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