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    Looking for a wiring diagram

    I have a G.E refrigerator model #GSS25JFMD that is having multiple intermittent problems and since I have no wiring diagram, it's kind of hard to figure out what is wrong. Does anybody know of any...
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    A better question is: Will HVAC training be...

    A better question is:

    Will HVAC training be enough to get me a job without any experience?

    I would take a good look at the job market in your area and maybe ask a few shops if the training you...
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    Yes, that is exactly what I'm talking about. It...

    Yes, that is exactly what I'm talking about. It seems as though everything they are doing now to stimulate the economy is just prolonging the inevitable, and when shat finally hits the fan, it's only...
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    Is this the new American Dream?

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-new-american-dream-sprawling-tent-cities-filled-with-tents-made-in-china


    So sad. How long will it be until we hit rock bottom and is there ever a...
  5. Right now I would be more than happy to find a...

    Right now I would be more than happy to find a job making $10 an hour (if it were local). The problem for me has been I've been out of school for over 3 years and the only offers I've had have been...
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    That is exactly what happened. Not only did they...

    That is exactly what happened. Not only did they tell me this over the phone but they were stupid enough to mail a letter to me stating that fact. My lawyer loved that. He made sure to make copies.
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    Update: Yes I did get a good lawyer. Have you...

    Update:

    Yes I did get a good lawyer. Have you ever heard of a confidentiality agreement? Well because of this there is very little that can be said about it other than the fact they without a...
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    See if you can tell the difference

    Look at these 2 pictures and tell me what the difference is. There is at least 3 differences but I could only find 1.

    Just click on the link and let me know what you think.
    ...
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    Which browser are you using. That might be part...

    Which browser are you using. That might be part of the problem.

    Internet Explorer 8



    Make sure the "remember me" box is checked when you log in

    Always do
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    Avast Antiviurs

    The other day I installed the free version of Avast antivirus and been having problems ever since. Just about every time other time I visit a site like this, I have to log back in. I don't think...
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    I noticed on another thread that is now closed...

    I noticed on another thread that is now closed that you mentioned you were a third generation union member? What unions did they belong to?
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    Let's see.... He could join a union, get paid...

    Let's see.... He could join a union, get paid training, make decent wages with benefits, or he could sign up and pay for your worthless training and probably not even be able to get a job with your...
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    The only problem is this isn't a small trade...

    The only problem is this isn't a small trade school. My guess is that his students sit on 5 gallon buckets in a garage behind his shop.

    You are right though. It is all about the money. With the...
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    That is his user name on this site.

    That is his user name on this site.
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    Mike Dixon is at it again

    Last fall Mike Dixon posted an ad in the St. Louis Craigslist for affordable training in HVAC. There are already at least 4 accredited trade schools in the St. Louis area and there are not enough...
  16. Thread: Rental car

    by Joe Cool
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    Which will be significantly higher than what you...

    Which will be significantly higher than what you paid.
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    I've tried contacting a few lawyers but none of...

    I've tried contacting a few lawyers but none of them have returned a call yet. I don't know if they are that busy or they just don't think that I have a leg to stand on and don't want to waste their...
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    One more thing that I forgot to mention. I...

    One more thing that I forgot to mention. I contacted the doctor that performed the surgery and they told me that the medical records that were faxed over to the doctor who performed the physical said...
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    They had to tell me something because they sent...

    They had to tell me something because they sent me the job offer in the mail. Of course this was depending on the outcome of the physical.
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    I have another theory but it is just a guess....

    I have another theory but it is just a guess. During the physical they found out that I have had 2 attacks of acute pancreatitis. One of them was fairly recent. Maybe this is the real reason that...
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    I was 35 at the time I had my surgery. Yes the...

    I was 35 at the time I had my surgery. Yes the doctor got paid. My background check, drug test, and references all checked out. That is all there is to the story.
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    I just don't understand how the orthopedic...

    I just don't understand how the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery and released me for full duty on a production line doing welding of all things thinks that I'm ok, but the doctor that...
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    NOT HIRED BECAUSE OF CARPAL TUNNEL

    After years of trying I finally landed a pretty good job in the HVAC trade doing maintenance at a college in the St.louis area. This is the type of job where you would get to work on chillers, walk...
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    I've sent resumes to just about every HVAC...

    I've sent resumes to just about every HVAC contractor within a 30 mile radius more than once. The only job that I was able to find was for a small apartment complex. In 10 months of doing this, I...
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    He probably isn't being sarcastic. For those that...

    He probably isn't being sarcastic. For those that have got a job in this field, the future looks bright. For those that don't, you will probably have a hard time trying to get your foot in the door....
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    This subject has only been covered about...

    This subject has only been covered about 5859475049 times. Do a search and I'm sure that you are bound to find the information that you are looking for.

    Just for your information, I've been done...
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    One of the pros of a career in HVAC is that these...

    One of the pros of a career in HVAC is that these are jobs that can't be outsourced. If you are lucky enough to be able to find a job in this field, you might be able to have a career that can last...
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    I would think that anybody that is ready to start...

    I would think that anybody that is ready to start their own business would have a pretty good idea of what kind of equipment is needed.
  29. Thread: HVAC up 42%

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    I'm ready to be trained. I received my...

    I'm ready to be trained. I received my certification 3 years ago and all it did for me was to get me a job doing apartment maintenance. But boy I sure know how to install (and clean) a toilet. LOL
    ...
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    What about the people that like to slam on the...

    What about the people that like to slam on the brakes as soon as the light turns yellow?

    I've seen this more than once. The people right behind them almost rear ended them.

    Now I know you are...
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    pool liner leaking

    :anyone:I have a five year old pool that has just starting leaking for no apparent reason. It's not even open yet. I was wondering what could cause that and how hard it would be to fix.

    It seems...
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    Is their bank local? If it is I would take that...

    Is their bank local? If it is I would take that check there and cash it as soon as possible. With an outfit like that, you never can be sure if, or how long, the money will be there.
  33. Thread: New to trade.

    by Joe Cool
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    What's wrong with straight A's?

    What's wrong with straight A's?
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    They are running vertical. I have thought about...

    They are running vertical. I have thought about doing that way and I still might. The only problem is I had windows installed a few years ago and if I do it this way they will be set back in the...
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    I wouldn't be using it for the R-value. From my...

    I wouldn't be using it for the R-value. From my understanding the fanfold is really meant to give the siding a smoother surface to lay on. During really windy conditions, siding that is placed...
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    installing vinyl siding

    Anybody here have experience installing vinyl siding? I'm getting ready to replace the old board and batten siding I have and I have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done with the exception of...
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    My guess is he is just miserable because his...

    My guess is he is just miserable because his business is not going good. In fact it is going so bad that he is running ads on craigslist for in house training for HVAC. I've seen the ads myself. He...
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    Casino Maintenance Jobs

    Does anybody have any idea what the casinos pay their maintenance employees. They are hiring maintenance workers I, II and III. Workers in the class II and III would be required to have an EPA...
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    I don't know why on earth anybody would want 95...

    I don't know why on earth anybody would want 95 degree water. That just doesn't sound very comfortable to me. Unless of course you just wanted to test it out and see what it is capable of.

    The...
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    After the first quarter, I thought there was...

    After the first quarter, I thought there was going to be a blowout. But the Saints turned it around and really dominated the rest of the game. I must admit that I didn't see that coming.

    Just...
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    You may be considered a journeyman but if you...

    You may be considered a journeyman but if you were to ever get on with a union company, I'm not sure but I believe that you would still have to start out as an apprentice, no matter how many years...
  42. Thread: Dear Abby:

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    just what you need

    :LOL:I'm sure that you could go to Spencer's Gifts and find a wide variety of cards and other novelties that would be appropriate and would be sure to please her.
  43. Thread: Just venting

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    I have seen lots of ads for HVAC technicians but...

    I have seen lots of ads for HVAC technicians but a lot of them specifically say "NO APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHS". So yea I could put out my name with these companies and see what happens. But knowing...
  44. Thread: Just venting

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    Just venting

    After getting done with my schooling over 3 years ago I was finally able to get a job in the HVAC field doing apartment maintenance. I will use the term HVAC field very loosely because after doing...
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    It is some companies policy to try to do whatever...

    It is some companies policy to try to do whatever they can do to try to deny you unemployment. Their hope is that you wont follow through with the appeal process and they win. I know from first hand...
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    MOMA ALWAYS SAID: CHEAP IS WHAT CHEAP DOES

    Well when you pay your techs 7 bucks an hour, I would imagine that you have a pretty high turnover rate and therefore you probably have no techs that are capable of running a call on their own.
    ...
  47. Thread: finding work

    by Joe Cool
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    I can tell you from my experience that getting a...

    I can tell you from my experience that getting a job is not the easiest thing with only schooling. It took me 2 years from the time that I finished school before I was able to get a job in this...
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    I'm not in a big hurry because I know that it...

    I'm not in a big hurry because I know that it will take time to get enough experience to be really good. I actually enjoy the variety of jobs that I've been doing so far. There are a lot of skills...
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    What kind of a job do you think that apartment...

    What kind of a job do you think that apartment maintenance could lead to?
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    Why do you ask so many questions? 17 post all in...

    Why do you ask so many questions? 17 post all in 1 day and all questions. You sound like a little 4 year old kid that doesn't know how .
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