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  1. #1
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    intro

    hey yall, I have made my way around the site a few times looking for answers, decided to introduce myself, get the post count up and get the pro membership so that I will be able to easier gain some insight into issues we are running into. Started out in the HVAC field when i was about 12 years old running ductwork for an uncle on weekends and during the summers. High school came and went, and with college nowhere in sight i joined the US Marine Corps. I spent 4 years there as a diesel mech in 29 palms CA and a tour to Iraq in 2008. I ended my contract and continued the work as a gov contractor for about 2 years as I went to school for HVAC/Refrigeration and earned my associates. I took the advice of my father who has been in the business for about 30+ years and got into the service side of the trade. I have been working for a commercial company for about a year, maintaining 4 college campuses with another technician. I kind of skipped the residential area, except side jobs here and there and have been in the commercial/ industrial work. Being on big campus has helped out tremendously as we have a little bit of everything from a 70's carrier where every wire either black or yellow to some brand new yorks and tranes. I'm doing what i can and gaining every bit and piece of knowledge from my old man before he forgets it all, HA! Any help from yall is always greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Welcome, my brother was over there around the same time also and as a diesel mech.

  3. #3
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    Thanks, yah I got tired of working on trucks all day and having to come home and work on cars. Stopped enjoying it so I decided to get back to HVAC and maybe start enjoying working on cars again

  4. #4
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    Welcome here! I came from the auto repair world and this is much better!

  5. #5
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    Feb 2013
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    definitely is, much more of a challenge and room to grow and expand knowledge....luckily I am with a big company that has an abundance of training and learning network to put in all of the extra effort I want

  6. #6
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    Does the name tourtillott ring a bell, my bro has been there from the start as a diesel mech

  7. #7
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    dont think so, i deployed with CLB-1 security company, we provided security for EOD and wrecker/recovery teams, and also convoy security. I turned all my wrenches stateside with CLB-7

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