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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
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    Tijeras, NM
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    New Member Introduction

    In the HVAC service business since 1972 which doesn't mean squat other than I’ve seen lots of changes. I remember when R-12 was $0.89/lb RETAIL price to the customer. Why fix a leak?
    My employer, residential/light commercial service, made me take a factory correspondence course that had good fundamentals and theory. When I successfully completed it he gave me a raise and more factory training.
    He was the guy that placed me on a path to success.
    There weren’t many vocational training places out there at the time and I didn’t realize what he was doing for me. Worked my way up in the company to service manager…a young guy telling the ‘old guy’s’ what to do.
    I don't make a good employee so went into business, Commercial, Industrial, Intuitional HVAC Service in 1984 which I sold several years later. Went into Facility work in semiconductor manufacturing. Served my time as a Facility Engineer and in 1998 went back into business as a service contractor.
    I’ve lived the change from an electro-mechanical/pneumatic controlled world into the DDC/Microprocessor controlled world.
    Guess what? The principles are the same.
    I’ve lived the regulatory changes in the industry when I started there was no such thing as EPA or OSHA regulations or in my state of residence, Licensing. Yes, I do wear my safety toe boots and glasses and do not vent like we used to when R-12 was used as a propellant in a spray paint can.
    Do I need to continue and grow as the industry changes, yes I do. I ‘work on all brands’ so there is no manufacturers representative that has any special allegiance to me or my company. Information can be hard in coming for support in what I try to do for the customer so I see an industry forum as a resource….another tool in the tool box.
    I also want to give back to an industry that is a GREAT industry and has treated me very well. We will see how it goes.
    isr410ashotgun
    They are phasing out R-22, the rifle

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
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    winnipeg
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    welcome...... another old fart like me
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the welcome
    Have you inhaled enough R-717 that you fart frost rings

  4. #4
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    I certainly have .....lol
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  5. #5
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    Welcome here!

  6. #6
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    Dec 2002
    Location
    SouthEast NC ICW & Piedmont Foothills
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    welcome aboard, kick around the open forums, get that post count up and apply for pro membership-----we try not to divulge much in the open forums; but out of thew public eye, that's a little different.
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  7. #7
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    Tijeras, NM
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    Again, thanks for the welcomes and the Pro advice so that this counts as a post. I've already found information that is productive...

  8. #8
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    Jul 2012
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    Rutherford,NJ
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    "OH MY GOD". Look I'm trying to get my post count up to apply for pro and I don't care if this post counts or not but I just had to reply farting frost rings really? I damn near fell off my chair reading that. That was priceless thanks for the laugh that was great

  9. #9
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    Jun 2012
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    Tijeras, NM
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    kenny08
    glad that you got a laugh out of it
    I find that sometimes the only 'sense' I have is a sense of humor

  10. #10
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    Jul 2012
    Location
    Rutherford,NJ
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    You know what I find that sometimes that's all you need people act positive to a good sense of humor and it makes for great customer service. People let their guard down a little and it can really make your life easier
    Thanks

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