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  1. #1
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    Took A recent HVAV grad under my wing.

    I mert a guy who got screwed out of a good paying job so he went to HVAC school. Got an Assoc Deg.

    I met up with him and he asked for help on a five ton scroll comp change out. I helped him no charge. Showed how to use 1/2" evac hoses and a BlueVac with CRTs.

    He helped with a four ton install. Taught him pump over and purging oil out of lines. Also showed him how to heat sink a service valve and how to use a #2 torch tip on oxy/accy,

    Used my 557 to conduct a press test for leaks ,


    You get the idea.

    Guy is in his early fifties and takes instruction well.

    TODAY AT ONE OF HIS JOBS HI INTRODUCED ME TO THE H.O. AS HIS MENTOR.

    I was flattered and embarrassed at the same time.

    I tried to coach him on how to approach the HO that the AC was 25 years old and it was in need of replacement,

    hE WAS NOT ASSERTIVE SO i HAD TO JUMP IN.

    Hope he gets the job. He;s a good guy.

    Heh, ME a MENTOR,,,,go figure.

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    We may disagree on things, but I'd carry your toolbag for a chance to pick your brain.




    As long as I can bring my digi-cools....

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    Can you mentor me too? I hope he soaked up as much as possible. I would give anything to have a seasoned tech share wisdom with me. Around here it is like pulling teeth. A lot of the really new techs even ask me for advise sometimes. I too was right out of school once, so I don't mind helping if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Can you mentor me too? I hope he soaked up as much as possible. I would give anything to have a seasoned tech share wisdom with me. Around here it is like pulling teeth. A lot of the really new techs even ask me for advise sometimes. I too was right out of school once, so I don't mind helping if I can.
    This is the way that our trade SHOULD work.

    Seasoned techs helping and guiding younger ones.

    Some of the older guys I've worked with don't like to share knowledge.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    Took A recent HVAV grad under my wing.
    Poor guy!

    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Poor guy!


    I am a superstar instructor We investigate reason for the fsilure before we instlled the hard start. The Blue PTC had coroded terminals and and bad connection to the herm side

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