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    hvac helper

    hello i just got hired on as a helper i was told i would be helping as well as cleaning coils taking electrical and pressure readings and checking belts can any one think of anything else there helpers do so i'm prepared for what ever comes my way also what tools should i take with me

    thanks

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    Learn how to read schematics. <----- Really important.
    When i first started i would write down the m# and S# off the unit and when i got home i would look it on the net and kinda look and follow the wiring diagrams, it really helped.

    we are all guilty of this rookie mistake, dont forget to turn on the rtu when your done cleaning/pm on them. i have had a few and the boss wasnt happy.

    pratice good habbits.
    Get er Done!

    Do what has to be done
    when it has to be done
    as well as it has to be done
    And doing it all the time.

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    Don't:

    try to stop a spinning pulley with your hand

    try to spin the belt off while it's still moving

    Do:

    make sure power is off before sticking your hand where it shouldn't be
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    Don't:

    try to stop a spinning pulley with your hand

    try to spin the belt off while it's still moving

    Do:

    make sure power is off before sticking your hand where it shouldn't be
    And don't try to stop the refrigerant leaking from a faulty liquid line service valve with your hand.

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    Learn!

    Installing a new part correctly is as important as testing the machine thoroughly after it's installed

    When troubleshooting, it's important to know how it works to find out why it's not working.

    Ditto on the internet research and finding schematics. Learning something like that in a more comfortable enivronment helps when you're on a rooftop in the blazing heat/driving rain/extreme cold.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Learn how to fill out your profile so we can decide if we want to give you advice. Be very safe. Do not take chances. Learn the propper way your lead tech likes his coffee.(very important) Put your personal phone on silent and leave your personal problems at home. Untill you get to know everyone then you can vent. BE VERY SAFE!!! Good luck and welcome to the trade. Please share your experiences with us.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    It also helps to buy your supervosor lunch everyday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by prorefco View Post
    It also helps to buy your supervosor lunch everyday....
    And beer on Friday afternoon.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib's Son View Post
    And beer on Friday afternoon.
    Yeah well, that goes without saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib's Son View Post
    And beer on Friday afternoon.
    Isnt that in the job description?
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLZ Dan View Post
    Isnt that in the job description?
    Should be in the company's policy handbook....

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