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    Just curious if you found out what was wrong or...

    Just curious if you found out what was wrong or not. I'm having the same problem with a GCS3-413. There was a no heat call from the tentant, came up to the unit and found out that the fenwal...
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    UA 516

    UA 516
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    good luck, I've been sitting at home for a month...

    good luck, I've been sitting at home for a month now. The whole industry is saturated with new(ish) hire's. I've been told by my boss that there will be work in another month or so.

    I've also...
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    M&T and was on my hit list. But work called me...

    M&T and was on my hit list. But work called me back a week and a half ago. Was on the island doing a Shopper Drug Mart reno. And now off to Salmon Arm for a couple of weeks helping out in a new...
  5. Thread: air/acetylene

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    I usually use A11 tip on my Turbo Torch it welds...

    I usually use A11 tip on my Turbo Torch it welds from 1/2" to 1 3/8".
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    I'm not too worried about finding another job. I...

    I'm not too worried about finding another job. I guess I've been a little lazy in finding a job right now. With the Olympics going on in town, I've been enjoying the free concerts being put on in...
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    Looking for work.. Lower Mainland, BC

    Got laid off again due to no work. This is the second time in under a year. Getting sick of this. Just completed Level 2 at JARTS. Worked for a Commercial Refrigeration company specializing in...
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    Don't really know, it was given to us. There are...

    Don't really know, it was given to us. There are 9 tables, U Values, Transmission Heat Gain Factors, Solar Load, Average Air Changes per 24h, ect ect..

    I know the teacher did say something that...
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    we are doing cooler/freezer load calculations...

    we are doing cooler/freezer load calculations right now in school. As for evap motors, they are added in the total BTU's. We go off of tables that were given to us by the teacher. The table is a...
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    get hired on with a local HVAC/R company as an...

    get hired on with a local HVAC/R company as an apprentice, sign up with www.jarts.bc.ca

    the first two levels are each six weeks long and level 3,4 are each 8 weeks long.
  11. or check out RSL in Victoria. they usually have a...

    or check out RSL in Victoria. they usually have a job/resume posting board.
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    Yikes, even his welding crap. I cringed watching...

    Yikes, even his welding crap. I cringed watching that video.
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    I was up there about 3 weeks ago and got talking...

    I was up there about 3 weeks ago and got talking to some fellow HVAC/R workers at RSL. Black and McDonald seems to be doing very good in the interior, Trane, Britech. There is a ton of A/C,...
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    Well if you want to just weld and fit pipe you...

    Well if you want to just weld and fit pipe you should aim towards the grocery store install side. Jones, CT Control Temp, Fraser Valley Refrigeration, Gateway(don't really recommend) ect.
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    Well technically second year, just finished up my...

    Well technically second year, just finished up my Level 1 at the union school. Thanks for the tips! On Friday my boss called me a said he wants me to come back to work. They're putting me in the...
  16. good news! the boss called me the other day...

    good news!

    the boss called me the other day and he's sticking me in the service department for a couple of months. I really need to prove myself so I can stay in the service side.
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    congrats! If you don't mind how long did it...

    congrats!

    If you don't mind how long did it take to get your job? Just trying the gauge if the industry is picking up or not right now.
  18. I'm going take it easy and look for the right...

    I'm going take it easy and look for the right job, not really going to rush into things. But if I do get called back to work, I'm going to let them know that I would rather go into the service side...
  19. Jeff was the only guy to score 100% on one of the...

    Jeff was the only guy to score 100% on one of the tests. It was the electrical part of the class (suprise suprise), Kerry pretty much told him he had to get 100% or else.

    HAHA! She does, I think...
  20. it seems that service seems the way to go. ...

    it seems that service seems the way to go.

    LOL.... small world. Jeff, who used to be a electrician, Jeff? Really nice guy, he sat at the back of the class. When everybody was done the test we...
  21. I'm part of UA516, we all learn the same stuff in...

    I'm part of UA516, we all learn the same stuff in school. Thats what's so appealing for service, there will always be work as things break down. Ultimately, when I'm done my school and have my...
  22. Should I stay in refrigeration? A little career path help!

    Iíll give you some background info. Iíve been in the trade just a little under a year and finished my Level 1 at the union school. I work(ed) for a pretty respectable refrigeration company doing...
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    looks like you have some competition now. Just...

    looks like you have some competition now. Just finished up school on Thursday, was looking forward to head back to work and get on the tools. Got the phone call today, my boss told me to stay on EI...
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    so I'm not the only one who feels the same way...

    so I'm not the only one who feels the same way about Gateway :D

    I'll see if there are anymore posting on the cork board
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    check out Gateway Mechanical, they just threw up...

    check out Gateway Mechanical, they just threw up a posting on the cork board at the Union School looking for people.

    http://www.gatewaymechanical.ca/
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    sucks dude! I popped into work after school...

    sucks dude!

    I popped into work after school and I got talking to one of the project managers. Things are slow right now, there might be some layoffs in the company I work for. I'm the third from...
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    Another nugget: The Bacon explosion!...

    Another nugget:

    The Bacon explosion! http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

    My arteries say no but my stomach say's mmmmm bacon!
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    x2 on the impact driver, my Dewalt 18v has been a...

    x2 on the impact driver, my Dewalt 18v has been a saving grace for me. Also a magnetic nut driver bit is really nice to have.
  29. Thread: Market tech's

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    Oh ya, it's been a blast so far! I can't believe...

    Oh ya, it's been a blast so far! I can't believe it took me this long to find out about this trade. :)

    I work for a really good company and all the journeyman I've worked under have been really...
  30. Thread: Market tech's

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    LOL! I was on a Safeway reno and saw some...

    LOL!

    I was on a Safeway reno and saw some good gems that fell in behind the deli/meat department cases, good thing I wasn't hung over that day :D
    Or when we had to move a 20+ year old Hussmann...
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    Just started my apprenticeship 7 months ago with...

    Just started my apprenticeship 7 months ago with a refrigeration company. I've got one grocery store install underneath my belt.

    So much to learn....... :eek:
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    www.ua.org could be a start. ;)

    www.ua.org could be a start. ;)
  33. Thread: Mastercool

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    Mastercool

    I'm just wondering if anybody else finds that the Mastercool ball bearing pipe cutter leaves a lip on the outside edge of the pipe?

    It's gets annoying when I cut down 1 1/8 and 1 3/8 pipe and I...
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    LOL me too! At my pace I should be able to...

    LOL me too! At my pace I should be able to access the educational forums when I'm done my apprenticeship :p
  35. Poll: I can see myself rolling on my side as I'm...

    I can see myself rolling on my side as I'm working under a case and breaking the screen.
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    Life Expectancy Results Life Expectancy: 78.99...

    Life Expectancy Results

    Life Expectancy: 78.99
    Lower Quartile : 71.77
    Median Lifetime: 81.20
    Upper Quartile : 88.62
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    I feel your pain, I was so close to getting on...

    I feel your pain, I was so close to getting on with a HVAC company. The owner even confessed to me that I was what he was looking for. But things went weird with his project manager, lets just say...
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    It took me 3 months to get hired on with my...

    It took me 3 months to get hired on with my current company. You just have to be patient. I must of handed out 25 - 30 resumes and made call backs to the contacts every two weeks or so.
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