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  1. #14
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    14 years

  2. #15
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    Been doing it for 27 years I thought it would be a littel easier on the body but boy was I wrong but I still like doing it so I guess thats all that matters.

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by ball a/c View Post
    I started working as a trim out man, putting on grills, stats, hooking up gas lines and starting up furnaces. The company did mostly RNC work. I would trim out four houses each day. This was in 1961.
    I started our company in 1964.
    All this said, Ive been working in this industry for 48 years. It has been a great ride and I'm still riding. We have been able to send our children through college and now are seeing grandchildren in higher education.
    I've seen more of the world, than I every imagined. I've met some of the greatest people in our industry.
    I've seen us going from installing heat only systems, with 1/2" duct insulation, no backing, glued on, to what we are seeing now.
    The future is very bright for those of you that want it to be and are willing to learn. So be the very best you can be and never give up.
    Damn he even beats me, I'm only at 40 years.
    GO GREEN HEAT

  4. #17
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    Got to be careful with experience , sometimes it's just a career full of experiences and not necessarily experience.

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHVAC View Post
    Damn he even beats me, I'm only at 40 years.
    yep what I said...........his only competition is BigBird and Benny......but hey Benny put the HVAC in the Mayflower.................And Big Bird........ was Noah's Apprentice..........

  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesands View Post
    Got to be careful with experience , sometimes it's just a career full of experiences and not necessarily experience.

    Right.......................

  7. #20
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    Full time since 1971, six years summer work before that.
    I was drafted into the industry by my dad.
    Make your expertise uniquely valuable.

    Make your influence uniquely far-reaching.

  8. #21
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    22 years,almost 23.I have been in service for 12 years.I rode with my dad every so often with my dad before that starting at 6 years old.I along with others on here I am sure was raised in this field.
    Look to the past to learn;look forward to live.

    Coach Dean E. Smith

  9. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimj View Post
    Full time since 1971, six years summer work before that.
    I was drafted into the industry by my dad.
    Yep same here........That's called Indentured Slavery.....................



    Signed:

    Indentured Slave......................

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Yep same here........That's called Indentured Slavery.....................



    Signed:

    Indentured Slave......................
    I started out at $.50 per hour.
    Make your expertise uniquely valuable.

    Make your influence uniquely far-reaching.

  11. #24
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    I've been in HVAC since 1985, before that I was an underground coal miner.
    The Bill of Rights ARTICLE II "The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall NOT be Infringed".
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  12. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    yep what I said...........his only competition is BigBird and Benny......but hey Benny put the HVAC in the Mayflower.................And Big Bird........ was Noah's Apprentice..........
    well lets hear form from these long timer (old) whats their years and stories
    If you help others then you are a Success

  13. #26
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    Since June 1972...... Coming up on 37 years.
    Lord knows what I'd be doing if I responded to a different matchbook ad ???

    (That's a joke kids ... back in the olden days all the Correspondence schools advertised on matchbook covers....... "Be A Locksmith!! ... Contact the Nurdlinger School of Locksmithing")
    How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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