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    I took the Jarts pre-apprenticeship course. Its...

    I took the Jarts pre-apprenticeship course. Its there just to give you the basics, but the best thing I got from that was a call from the union with a temporary job. That got my foot in the door...
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    Jobs in hvac/r are pretty tough to come by...

    Jobs in hvac/r are pretty tough to come by without experience or contacts. You may want to consider approaching a small company and asking the owner if you could ride along for free to get some...
  3. That's really tough to say without seeing how its...

    That's really tough to say without seeing how its been wired. I've worked on these Cleveland Steamers a few times. They too were serviced by a very well known Vancouver food equipment company. You...
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    Where do you get your parts - Canada?

    Where do you guys working in Vancouver or Canada get your replacement parts from? Key Food Equipment and Russell Food Equipment are the two big companies that supply parts in Vancouver, but they're...
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    Keep your chin up bud. There's plenty of people...

    Keep your chin up bud. There's plenty of people in the same boat as you. If you can't find a job in a/c directly, you can gain experience by starting off in a related field such as food...
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    I wouldn't worry too much about your resume. As...

    I wouldn't worry too much about your resume. As long as its decent and easy to read, people will call you. I know quite a few people in the hvac industry in BC and all of them say its slow at the...
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    I had an interview with Sears hvac installation...

    I had an interview with Sears hvac installation division in Vancouver a year ago. Sears contracts out all their hvac installation and service work. They do not have any guys with refrigeration...
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    Things are slow in BC and the cold spring didn't...

    Things are slow in BC and the cold spring didn't exactly help either. Last time I checked with the union, there were 20 or so apprentices looking for work. Even with a few years experience in...
  9. I work in Vancouver BC. Went to Jarts back in...

    I work in Vancouver BC. Went to Jarts back in 2006 and got my first job through them.

    Back in 2006 it was easy to get a job as an apprentice because the economy was so good. Right now its pretty...
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    lol. nice story. Was the old compressor still...

    lol. nice story. Was the old compressor still good?
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    Jumper cables? I prefer to use a couple of screw...

    Jumper cables? I prefer to use a couple of screw drivers. Paper clips work good too. Blow torches are only good for checking gas leaks. They're not necessary in this situation.
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    If you < he might try that and do more damage >...

    If you < he might try that and do more damage > start the unit, does it work? If it still doesn't work then you know the problem is not the t-stat.
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    Bad run capacitor? or Maybe the compressor is...

    Bad run capacitor? or Maybe the compressor is defective...test for a short to ground.
  14. Job ads like this make me want to call up the...

    Job ads like this make me want to call up the company and tell them off. I almost make more as a 2nd year hvac apprentice in BC. No way in hell any ammonia mechanic with 5 years experience up here...
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    Probably better off contacting hvac contractors...

    Probably better off contacting hvac contractors in your area. Just do a search on the yellow pages and you'll have a list on everyone working in your area. Good luck.
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    Interesting story. Would the compressor still...

    Interesting story. Would the compressor still have needed to be replaced in this situation or was the blocked condenser coil the only issue?
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    Thanks for the story. Never would have...

    Thanks for the story. Never would have considered something like that.
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    GrodyPhysics - we all make mistakes, even the...

    GrodyPhysics - we all make mistakes, even the best of us, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Other people just aren't willing to admit it as openly as you are.
    Don't let the condescending...
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    I am looking for a few things if this trade...

    I am looking for a few things if this trade offers it.

    1. Job stability. Want to work year round with little chance of layoffs.
    Can get a little slow during periods where weather is mild, ie...
  20. Perhaps you should have posted this in the first...

    Perhaps you should have posted this in the first place instead of this:



    Remember, we're all here to help each other, not to make others look inferior.
  21. Ok. All the guy wants to know is, "Is it really...

    Ok. All the guy wants to know is, "Is it really that slow in January in the midwest or is this advertisement just a bunch of BS " and "are prices generally cheaper amongst a/c contractors".

    He is...
  22. I'm not sure why you're so hostile to his...

    I'm not sure why you're so hostile to his question. He's not someone that works in the industry so he's doing his due diligence. There are plenty of BS advertisements out there from every industry....
  23. No need to get condescending. The guy is just...

    No need to get condescending. The guy is just asking if this is BS or not.
  24. If you're system still works perfectly fine, I...

    If you're system still works perfectly fine, I wouldn't be in a rush to replace it. The residential heat pumps we were installing had a life expectancy of 10 years (at least that was what we were...
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    2nd year apprentice in Local 516. Good at...

    2nd year apprentice in Local 516. Good at troubleshooting furnaces and typical commercial rooftop units. Anyone know of any companies hiring?
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