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    Are you fairly close to the...

    Are you fairly close to the Rogers/Springdale/Fayetteville area? It's growing leaps and bounds there.
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    The email I used to correspond with the cayman...

    The email I used to correspond with the cayman islands company is:

    caymancl@candw.ky

    Contact name is Pierre. He is the manager and a really nice fella. His reponse to my email was quick,...
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    I don't actually have a line of a job down there...

    I don't actually have a line of a job down there for you, but you really ought to be able to find something better than 21K, depending on your location.

    I grew up in Cassville, MO - 17 miles north...
  4. James: I just got off the phone with Dave - I...

    James: I just got off the phone with Dave - I have to say he was extremely helpful and friendly. He explained that someone with little experience (that's me) would start in a warehouse position, and...
  5. Hey James - Thanks for the lead. I put a call...

    Hey James - Thanks for the lead. I put a call in, but the guy I needed to talk to, Dave, wasn't in. I will put in another call later today and see what happens.

    Do you have any tips as far as...
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    I don't think Kansas City, or Missouri, require a...

    I don't think Kansas City, or Missouri, require a liscense of any kind for anything HVAC/R related.
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    I decided to pursue this career field a couple of...

    I decided to pursue this career field a couple of weeks ago. I did my research, and learned what I could. First thing I decided to do was take the EPA test and go from there. I registered, got the...
  8. I am currently looking for a HVAC/R position in...

    I am currently looking for a HVAC/R position in the Kansas City Metro area. No industry experience, but have recently completed EPA Universal Certification testing and am self-taught (planning to...
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    If I remember correctly, 3.413 is the conversion...

    If I remember correctly, 3.413 is the conversion for BTUs to Watts.

    3.413 BTU = 1 Watt (in a lossless environment)
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    There is not conversion for F to BTU because they...

    There is not conversion for F to BTU because they are measures of two different things. Faranheit is a measure of the LEVEL OF HEAT, and BTU is a measure of the QUANTITY OF HEAT or HEAT CONTENT. (1...
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    Well, I called the local - 1st year apprentices...

    Well, I called the local - 1st year apprentices make:

    $15.87/hr
    -0.50 (Dues)
    -5.31 (Health& Welfare)
    -10% (Savings - that's 1.59) Don't know what "savings" is

    That means I take home 8.47/hr...
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    I am in the middle of applying with several...

    I am in the middle of applying with several companies to obtain a union apprenticeship. Most of my questions have already been answered (though it is hard to find out info on the unions around...
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    Hey Joe, No feathers ruffled. Just speaking...

    Hey Joe,

    No feathers ruffled. Just speaking my mind. Good to meet you by the way - I'm new to (and new to the trade).

    Brad
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    R12rules: You sure are assuming at lot about me...

    R12rules: You sure are assuming at lot about me (and I assume I am the primary object of your post). I will also assume that what you wrote isn't meant personally, becuase if it was, then I'd have...
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    jobsteer - too bad you're not in Kansas City; but...

    jobsteer - too bad you're not in Kansas City; but if you want to move your business, I'm your man.

    Tryin' like hell to break into the business here, and it'll happen eventually. Right now I'm...
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    SWAT, seriously, don't feel sad for me. I'm not....

    SWAT, seriously, don't feel sad for me. I'm not. I surely wouldn't value the education and experience I am seeking in this trade if it were not for those four years I "wasted" in college. Hey, if...
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    I was reading (in my HVAC/R text) that sulfur...

    I was reading (in my HVAC/R text) that sulfur dioxide was used as a dual purpose refrigerant/lubricant in some machines in the 19th century, and was used on British warships up until the 1940's.

    I...
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    What do you want to do? FOR STARTERS, GET WORK...

    What do you want to do?

    FOR STARTERS, GET WORK ANYWHERE. WOULD LIKE TO SPECIALIZE IN COMMERICAL/INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION.

    Hi temp or low temp?

    EITHER?

    Institutional or industrial or...
  19. I will soon be applying for a union...

    I will soon be applying for a union apprenticeship, but am having trouble locating much info on how the apprenticeship actually works. I am mainly concerned with the "classroom" portion.

    Will the...
  20. Well, I've been looking for part-time work in the...

    Well, I've been looking for part-time work in the HVAC/R industry but I've found that almost all of the shops (commercial/industrial refrigeration) that I want to work at are union. I've asked around...
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    Well, I've been browsing this site for a couple...

    Well, I've been browsing this site for a couple of days - was directed here by a member from another site because I was asking questions about aquiring a trade skill in HVAC.

    My basic question is...
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