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    on the waiting list

    :(hey everyone, i got my rank for the smw local73. lets just say im going to be on the waiting list for a long time:( im thinking of taking the pipefiting test as well. at the same time im looking...
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    my co- worker he was from 265 said if i really...

    my co- worker he was from 265 said if i really want this then i have to expand to everything service, sheetmetal ,and welding to have year round work. thats is what im trying to aim for, i want to...
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    i took the test, local73 chicago

    hey everyone , i finally took my apprrenticeship test for local 73 smw in chicago. i took it april 9th, now i got to w ait til may 15 to see my rank. any advice of what i can i do to find a sponser...
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    hey TINNER what about local 73 sheetmetal any...

    hey TINNER what about local 73 sheetmetal any info on them im going to take the test april 9th
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    gonna take the test in april

    hey every one im back. i finally went down to the union hall (smw local 73) and i gotta take the test in april . i am kinda nervous cause i really want to do good on it but my weak point is math....
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    oh thats nothing, i work in a hvac supply company...

    oh thats nothing, i work in a hvac supply company in chicago and this EUROPEAN guy came in and bought a 175,000 btu crown boiler one day . we all thought he had van or truck... nope. he had a chevy...
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    thanks, im tring to get as much info as possible...

    thanks, im tring to get as much info as possible about the union before i make the plunge.hopefully i get to go down this month and sign up for apprenticeship.
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    local 73 union chicago,il

    any info from local 73 sheet metal union, chicago,il. pros and cons
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    Habitat For Humanity

    a little info first.. i work for a supply company in chicago (PARK SUPPLY, A MULTI MILLION COMPANY) WELL THEY TEAMED UP WITH A ORGANIZATION CALLED HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. THEY HELP BUILD LOW INCOME...
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    another interest is pipefitting can anyone give...

    another interest is pipefitting can anyone give any info in that area?
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    Neo: One Of My Co-workers Came From Local 265 ...

    Neo: One Of My Co-workers Came From Local 265 Due To Layoffs. Although He Gives Some Info But Not A Whole Lot, He Spoke Of The Cons. But When I Was A Helper I Did A Job(lineset Swap Out) The...
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    Unions In Chicago

    Hey Everyone . Im Still Working At Park Supply In Chicago,il But Im Thinking Going Union But Not Sure Which Union Try To Join . I Like Doing Sheetmetal But I Like Doing Service As Well. I Want To...
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    any suggestions?

    ok i did my first install on my own (rhem furnace cased coil,and condenser)and it came out good i need more practice with sheetmetal .and other than some problems that involved me being in a...
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    i want to expand my horizons, how and where can i...

    i want to expand my horizons, how and where can i look to get other licenses such as electrical and plumbingn and welding. i live in illinois chicago
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    You Guys Are Right, I Didnt Go Friday . Ill Wait...

    You Guys Are Right, I Didnt Go Friday . Ill Wait Until Next Friday When My Wife Doesnt Work . I Got A Question , What Time Would Be A Good Time To Go Fill Out Apps? I Dont Have No Problem Waking Up...
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    bringing along my lil girl

    anyone would think it would be a bad idea if i bring my daughter along to visit a couple of shops and fill out apps? my wife works today and its my day off and i want to take advantage. im trying to...
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    thanks for all the advice , i will be sure to use...

    thanks for all the advice , i will be sure to use them all. would 4 refrences be ok? one refrence is a former co-worker that did counter sales but now self employed/service tech.. the others are...
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    snagged an interview finally!!!

    hey everyone , good news hopefully. got an interview in a week with a hvac company that works with chicago housing department.. kinda embarresed because i did not get it on my own, and old friend...
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    i am looking to get into the field ASAP, i would...

    i am looking to get into the field ASAP, i would like 40hr year round but i know its not gonna happen. its ok im pretty handy with my hands i could make a good hustle hear and there.. im a...
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    Get A Service Guy

    Get A Service Guy
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    isitfixedyet: im not sure if u ever read any of...

    isitfixedyet: im not sure if u ever read any of my posts but a little info on me..
    i graduated trade school in 2005, hvac certified, epa certified. i did install as a helper for about 6 months and...
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    did i wait to long?

    hey everyone ,had a question from the employers point of view. but first a general info on me .. i graduated from trade school in 2005, and got a job 2 months laters as a install helper. i stood...
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    does that mean theres no pitch back to the...

    does that mean theres no pitch back to the furnace? but looks kool !!
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    woooowwww. with no exp. doing servic man do...

    woooowwww. with no exp. doing servic man do it...not everyone is lucky as u . if u got a chance then go for it..everyone starts from the bottom in this industry..just soak up as much knowledge as u...
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    anyone know?

    hey every one , im still working at a supply house. i stocked up on enough tools to look again at shops. i know this one shop ALL TEMP in chicago,il is hiring helpers. has anybody heard stuff about...
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    you guys are right ,ill make sure i take a pad...

    you guys are right ,ill make sure i take a pad and pen..yeah i learned the hard way, when i frst started install i didnt know jack. i would be a tool boy basicly,and he did most of the work. i regret...
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    HEY MY FELLOW TECHS, I FOUND SOMEBODY TO WORK...

    HEY MY FELLOW TECHS, I FOUND SOMEBODY TO WORK WITH ON THE WEEKENDS THOUGH. I START NEXT SATURDAY, GOTTA BUY BETTER TOOLS. HES A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR, HE DOES INSTALLS AND SERVICE SO THAT IS KOOL. I...
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    QUESTION: IS IT AGAINST CODE TO RUN GAS LINES...

    QUESTION: IS IT AGAINST CODE TO RUN GAS LINES WITH THAT TYPE OF PIPE LINE? I LIVE IN ILLINOIS,CHICAGO I HEAR ITS AGAINST CODES. BUT NICE INSTALL, LOOKS GOOD
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    i am hungry but ive gone soft cuz i have a...

    i am hungry but ive gone soft cuz i have a newborn to worry about now.if it was just me shoot i take that risk of being unemployed and hitting up the shops. i was out of work for two months and...
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    hey everyone, its been awhile but eveyrthing been...

    hey everyone, its been awhile but eveyrthing been ok for me..ive been working for a supplier out in chicago,il on the north side. and the work is ok just warehouse stuff, getting supplies and...
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    hey hey guys chill, im not that stupid to apply...

    hey hey guys chill, im not that stupid to apply flame to a pressurized line . yes i am epa certified, all i ask was for a little help to refesh my memory on some stuff, but i get it now...i...
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    when in pump down,it is counter clocke wise...

    when in pump down,it is counter clocke wise right,and u start with the liquid line,right?
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    I APOLOGIZE, MY PROBLEM IS PUTTING THE UNIT IN...

    I APOLOGIZE, MY PROBLEM IS PUTTING THE UNIT IN PUMP DOWN, ALTHOUGH I WENT TO SCHOOL FOR HVAC THEY DID NOT TEACH ME JACK...ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE IVE DONE PUMP DOWN...LOL U SHOULD OF SEEN THE HACK...
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    hey guys had a question on swaping out a line...

    hey guys had a question on swaping out a line set..my b-friends father-in-law got a new condenser (duncan 2-2.5 ton) but his cousin didnt do a good job putting in the lineset..its awful kinks,no...
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    there both good, we got one more week to meet...

    there both good, we got one more week to meet her(my baby)..
    some advice, if u really want 2 be in the hvac industry u have 2 give your 110%..no matter what obsticle u go through u cant give up, if...
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    just wanted to give an update on the new...

    just wanted to give an update on the new job..well today's my 2nd day working in the warehouse for a distributer/wholesale and i like it ,so far..lol i found out that half the guys that work there...
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    question on swap outs on condensors...how can...

    question on swap outs on condensors...how can someone know to just swap out a condensor and not a coil..do u take the evap temp? or?
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    i had a question , i finally landed something but...

    i had a question , i finally landed something but its not field work. i landed work in a hvac distribution company in the warehouse, the pay is good but dont want to risk it if i go in the field...
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    dude if u want this, dont give up...i know do,...

    dude if u want this, dont give up...i know do, its gonna be a year and i havnt found anything, just endless interviews, but still going. although i only have 4mnths exp its not enough....im not...
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    hey guys its me again, i had an interview today...

    hey guys its me again, i had an interview today didnt go so good.. ill tell yous why, the owner works out of his apartment, me thinking its an actual shop..but anyways he said supposedley he'll call...
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    hey whats up every 1, its me AGAIN..um had a few...

    hey whats up every 1, its me AGAIN..um had a few questions, i still have no luck with finding a helper position, i had a few interviews but nothing..i know a/c season is kicking in and im really...
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    hey guys, well a brief history on me. i attended...

    hey guys, well a brief history on me. i attended a 9month course in 05 and graduated as a "hvac tech" (ha)and it took me 3 months 2 get a gig..and i finaly got 1 as a install helper.. and got...
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    moved into apartment in cicero,il .barley turned...

    moved into apartment in cicero,il .barley turned on the a/c..right now its 10:25pm and the temp at about i say 75-80
    degrees.. condensing unit turns on but a lil cold air coming out instead of warm....
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    2hot2cool: its norms h/ac.. nope i dont have any...

    2hot2cool: its norms h/ac.. nope i dont have any sales exp.. u were right though they didnt hire me..the position was to work at a home depot and get customers interested in buying trane units,thats...
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    refrtech- what is OSR? but you guys...

    refrtech-
    what is OSR?

    but you guys think i should give it a shot? is it that bad?
    any suggestions if offered the position?
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    dec- "THO" i am sorry for not writing correct...

    dec-
    "THO" i am sorry for not writing correct english, i was just in a hurry to write fast.


    i guess we all do, what we dont want to do,to get where we want to be in life... i wanna do install...
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    no its four seasons in chicago,il... really...

    no its four seasons in chicago,il... really sales? well f@#$ it as long i get in the door of h/air..i just wanna learn and get experience
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    WOW SEE THANKS GUYS.. U GUYS GIVE ME HOPE FOR...

    WOW SEE THANKS GUYS.. U GUYS GIVE ME HOPE FOR MYSELF AND TEACH ME TO BE HUMBLE AND RESPECT THIS TRADE.. I LOVE THIS TRADE!!! HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO GET YOUR 1ST JOB? I AM STILL STRUGGLING TO GET MY...
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    hey guys its been awhile... i got a...

    hey guys its been awhile... i got a question,where should i start..its been months now since i got dischared from four seasons H/AIR company and i been out there looking and no luck what so ever so i...
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    thanks guys for all the info, hopefully ill land...

    thanks guys for all the info, hopefully ill land something.
    ill check out them sites... you know my first time i got out in the field, i was at four seasons out in chicago. most of the install guys...
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