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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    What is this bull**** lic you keep talking about? Sounds like it lic you to change filters! Why do you think you can wing a trade that takes 5 years to be lic in ???
    GO TO SCHOOL
    +1, I've been in the trade 21 years and I'm still learning!

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  2. #15
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    Needs to go to school and pay close attention when they show the film on HERMATIC compressors and the EXPLOSIVE force they have when played with by inexpereienced people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    What is this bull**** lic you keep talking about? Sounds like it lic you to change filters! Why do you think you can wing a trade that takes 5 years to be lic in ???
    GO TO SCHOOL
    Sadly, in many parts of the USA, it only requires an EPA card to proclaim one's self to be an HVAC/R technician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Sadly, in many parts of the USA, it only requires an EPA card to proclaim one's self to be an HVAC/R technician.
    Yep.. And NH is one of those places.
    Epa card and write Refrigeration and AC in frosty letters on your truck and your a pro.

    Only license you need in NH is a gas license and that JUST happend a few years ago.

    It is fun going behind some people that are pro's in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchappa21 View Post
    Yep.. And NH is one of those places.
    Epa card and write Refrigeration and AC in frosty letters on your truck and your a pro.

    Only license you need in NH is a gas license and that JUST happend a few years ago.

    It is fun going behind some people that are pro's in my area.
    Makes me money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Sadly, in many parts of the USA, it only requires an EPA card to proclaim one's self to be an HVAC/R technician.
    Yep and this thread is proof of that.



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  7. #20
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    at epa-test.com $150 Mainstream Engineering Universal 608.. self-study and one 100 question test at your local HVAC dealer. I like the quick route.. cheaper and about 5 years faster. local school said $6000 2 years. Have fun with that!

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    Yeah funny thing about propane.. an out-of-stater visiting for vacation blew up his daughter cause he was a hack. NH was all set until these summer meatheads ruined it.

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    [QUOTE=jurtaman;13748221I like the quick route.. cheaper and about 5 years faster. local school said $6000 2 years. Have fun with that![/QUOTE]

    :thumbdown:

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    I am pretty sure I went to that school you described. I can honestly say that I would have been so clueless without it that I would have likely become burnt out within a year. I don't have anywhere near the experience that some of the guys on this site have, but I can say you are probably going to do some real damage to the equipment at the very least before you figure this out. Good luck though and when you get tired of breaking stuff, try calling a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurtaman View Post
    at epa-test.com $150 Mainstream Engineering Universal 608.. self-study and one 100 question test at your local HVAC dealer. I like the quick route.. cheaper and about 5 years faster. local school said $6000 2 years. Have fun with that!
    That schooling is just the beginning of a proper technician's education.

    2 years is almost enough time to learn which hose to connect to the system, IMO, and certainly NOT enough to learn much of anything about how systems operate.

    You send me a 2 year tech degree and, in 3-5 years, I'll turn him into a REAL tech, or I'll throw his idiot *** off the roof somewhere.

    Without a baseline eduation, that 3-5 years is closer to 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurtaman View Post
    at epa-test.com $150 Mainstream Engineering Universal 608.. self-study and one 100 question test at your local HVAC dealer. I like the quick route.. cheaper and about 5 years faster. local school said $6000 2 years. Have fun with that!
    Also, now it seems that you're flaunting the fact that you have chosen to go the 'no education' route. Not the best way to curry favor among a group that places value upon education.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Also, now it seems that you're flaunting the fact that you have chosen to go the 'no education' route. Not the best way to curry favor among a group that places value upon education.

    Sounds like a youtube guy!!!!!!!!!
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