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    Skills acquired through being an installer.

    Hi guys, I went to school for service but seem to be getting myself into installing lately. Today I just got picked up by a mechanical company doing installation. But I wanted to know what skills do you aquire as a good installer that carries on with you as a service tech. Also if I wanted to be a contractor would install experience be better than service since that's primarily what your doing.

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    Honestly you need service and install if you want to branch out on your own one day. Most places in my area will start you in install though before moving to service. We just picked up a kid fresh out of school. He may have gone to school to do service but a service tech he is not. Right now he is helping install and every chance he rides along with a tech to do tune ups to also learn the ropes on service side and customer relations. Our tune up tech retires in a few years and our hope is he will be ready by then. His goal is also to be an owner someday. Something we are actually happy to help him achieve.

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    OK I didn't know that was a traditional route.

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    If you don't Know "how" to put it in,"how" will you Know "If" it's 'wrong?
    Get it?
    I know you would.
    Besides the understanding,you'll know which 'way' you want to go.
    No matter how long you have been doing this,
    Go back and reread the Basic's.You WILL Learn something.
    Why is it called,an Act of GOD when IT has Nothing to do with Him?
    Will of the Devil would be more appropriate IMO.Just Saying.
    PSALMS, 18 & 25.
    I am a non college educated,white male and I made a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martelh1984 View Post
    OK I didn't know that was a traditional route.

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    The owner of my company is the son of the founder. He started in install when his dad ran everything and actually knows very little about service. He also has a business degree. I'd say his business degree is almost as valuable as his years in install and ductwork when running the business.

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    ive always leaned myself towards service but along the way ive been on many installs(not as a lead) in sufficient in metal work and can do good work but I'm awful slow and don't know all the practices, being an good installer could never hurt you being a great installer is not a necessity. at the end of the day can you get them properly cooling or heating

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    A service tech with out install experience makes a service tech not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toocoolforschool View Post
    A service tech with out install experience makes a service tech not.
    How ya doin' there Grinch?

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    You need to know how to do everything to be a super tech, you don't get your wings until you've installed 500 systems and don't get your cape until you've diagnosed and fixed 4,000 systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    You need to know how to do everything to be a super tech, you don't get your wings until you've installed 500 systems and don't get your cape until you've diagnosed and fixed 4,000 systems.

    soooooo, you're neither a super tech nor a cape wearer?
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    soooooo, you're neither a super tech nor a cape wearer?
    Probably not but likely so

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