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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by navyhydronics View Post
    Sounds like most of you guys dont really like working restaurants....

    Only real downside is i will be totally out of HVAC. But like smurphy said i guess i will be trading in the 120 degree roofs for greasy floors....

    I will have plenty of latex gloves handy, i guess.
    Not trying to discourage you, just give you some things to think about.

    One thing about trading hot days on the roof. Imagine a hot kitchen in the middle of summer, ovens, friers, grills, etc. Those kitchens get pretty darn hot. Now add the greasy floors you will be crawling on, it can get messy. Find some cardboard boxes to lay on the floors while you are working.

    Again, I don't want to discourage you, just give you some things to think about. Much luck in your new endeavour.

  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by navyhydronics View Post
    Sounds like most of you guys dont really like working restaurants....

    Only real downside is i will be totally out of HVAC. But like smurphy said i guess i will be trading in the 120 degree roofs for greasy floors....

    I will have plenty of latex gloves handy, i guess.
    Don't forget an extra set of clothes/uniforms and non-slip shoes.

  3. #16
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    least favorite part of my job, but I've found when I cash my paycheck , it all spends the same. Non-slip soles a must.

  4. #17
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    I'll take the 120 degree RTU any day.....Sweat washes off easier than grease....and if you work on a produce reach in, you'll have that acid/rot smell on your hands for the next two days.....and your miss/us won't want you near her.....

    Gee, I miss those "rats caught in the condenser fan" calls....
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

  5. #18
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    Thanks for the warnings and advice.

    Guys in the equipment repair feild just dont seem to love it or beat their chest like us HVAC and cold side only guys. Why's that?

    ....Also whats the most common hotside equipment repair i will run into.

  6. #19
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    Lol How do you feel about sticking your head iinside a greasy fryer for a couple hours ?

  7. #20
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    Probably couldnt be any worst than sticking my hand in a black widow infested ac unit, stuck out in the middle of a swamp at 4 o'clock in the morning ( Which i have done on a few occassions )....

  8. #21
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    a job is a job!!!!!!!!!!!

    fix stuff and get paid!
    gotta love it!!!!!








    Quote Originally Posted by navyhydronics View Post
    Probably couldnt be any worst than sticking my hand in a black widow infested ac unit, stuck out in the middle of a swamp at 4 o'clock in the morning ( Which i have done on a few occassions )....

  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by navyhydronics View Post
    Sounds like most of you guys dont really like working restaurants....

    Only real downside is i will be totally out of HVAC. But like smurphy said i guess i will be trading in the 120 degree roofs for greasy floors....

    I will have plenty of latex gloves handy, i guess.
    Personally I would not do it.

  10. #23
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    pays better than coil cleaning!





    Quote Originally Posted by coilcleaner View Post
    Personally I would not do it.

  11. #24
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    This is where i started my career in hvacr. I will tell you something, after working in kithens everything over the years in comparison has been like semi retirement.

    The only truely bad memories, and the reason I chose to move on, was the constant battle of negoiating every invoice with the resturant owners.
    Giving upfront quotes is a waste of time, as this becomes the starting point or highest number.

    One of the last calls i did, the Greek owner said "How much? Do you know how many breakfast specials that is equal too?!"

    This is while I was covered with grease, and cockroach parts.

  12. #25
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    Do it.

    Move to my area and give me your stickers and business cards. I'll be your best salesman.

    Anything to keep me away from that stuff.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

  13. #26
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    I have to admit, restaruant work was good for one of the biggest laughs of my life.....this message on voice mail one evening:

    "Dis Jimmy Cheng wife at Peking Chinese Resrahnt....My little box is hot, you come fix quick"......
    Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....

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