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  1. #22972
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    Oct 2009
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    Ontario, Canada
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    Hey grups. Long time no see. Been on nights pretty much since I started the market job. Right now im on my "We dont want work in the stores this time of year" vacation (aka taking back my deductions from the Conservatives).

    I thought after having almost a year in resi. I would be somewhat good at markets...

    WRONG!!!!

    I'm starting at the bottom again. The union here is having a hard time figuring out what my level is. I should be a 2nd year but the rules for apprenticeship differ from here and NB so they have had to send it off to the ministry to figure it out. So I've had to take the hit and be a 1st year again BUT I'm glad I did. Yeah I'm lugging pipe and cleaning the job site but some journeymen have let me get my hands dirty. I've realized that its a different beast altogether. Considering there was maybe 5 different fittings and 3 different pipe sizes I used before well... Its hard work. I get my fair share of blastings. But I guess this is how you're supposed to start out in the trade. However I have been told that I can make trim on cases look good, and before I got laid off I passed my brazing test.

    I also learned what its like to leak test in a market, and that in markets, theres no such thing as too much silicon lol.
    Get money, get paid.

  2. #22973
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    Great to hear from you, Ray!!!!
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  3. #22974
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone. Early start today....
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  4. #22975
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Hey grups. Long time no see. Been on nights pretty much since I started the market job. Right now im on my "We dont want work in the stores this time of year" vacation (aka taking back my deductions from the Conservatives).

    I thought after having almost a year in resi. I would be somewhat good at markets...

    WRONG!!!!

    I'm starting at the bottom again. The union here is having a hard time figuring out what my level is. I should be a 2nd year but the rules for apprenticeship differ from here and NB so they have had to send it off to the ministry to figure it out. So I've had to take the hit and be a 1st year again BUT I'm glad I did. Yeah I'm lugging pipe and cleaning the job site but some journeymen have let me get my hands dirty. I've realized that its a different beast altogether. Considering there was maybe 5 different fittings and 3 different pipe sizes I used before well... Its hard work. I get my fair share of blastings. But I guess this is how you're supposed to start out in the trade. However I have been told that I can make trim on cases look good, and before I got laid off I passed my brazing test.

    I also learned what its like to leak test in a market, and that in markets, theres no such thing as too much silicon lol.
    Welcome to the jungle.

    Get good and Markets will feed a family for the rest of your life, friend.

  5. #22976
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    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vancouver Island, B.C.
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    Listen to JP, Ray and dig into an RSES course....they're on line as well....

    DON'T sit idle......get busy and if you can keep your nose out of the booze, coke, crack and crystal meth as well as your dick out of the hookers......they're hiring tons of guys up in Fort MacMurray and up at Rio Tinto.....very, very good wages. $150,000 to start for a TQ'd reefer mechanic sight unseen....

    These Yankees need the oil bad and either Obama endorses and gets on with the 'Keystone' pipeline or Harper will sell our oil to China and Korea...who have offered more but to this point the USA is a long term friend, ally and confidant so Canada is trying to hold a spot for them.......but if they don't convert......China and Korea will pay that much more...
    Bottom line is you could pay for a house in one year with your job and side jobs.......$hit, there's nothing else up there to do ...but work...
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  6. #22977
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Hey grups. Long time no see. Been on nights pretty much since I started the market job. Right now im on my "We dont want work in the stores this time of year" vacation (aka taking back my deductions from the Conservatives).

    I thought after having almost a year in resi. I would be somewhat good at markets...

    WRONG!!!!

    I'm starting at the bottom again. The union here is having a hard time figuring out what my level is. I should be a 2nd year but the rules for apprenticeship differ from here and NB so they have had to send it off to the ministry to figure it out. So I've had to take the hit and be a 1st year again BUT I'm glad I did. Yeah I'm lugging pipe and cleaning the job site but some journeymen have let me get my hands dirty. I've realized that its a different beast altogether. Considering there was maybe 5 different fittings and 3 different pipe sizes I used before well... Its hard work. I get my fair share of blastings. But I guess this is how you're supposed to start out in the trade. However I have been told that I can make trim on cases look good, and before I got laid off I passed my brazing test.

    I also learned what its like to leak test in a market, and that in markets, theres no such thing as too much silicon lol.

    Great to hear from you Ray
    Stay with the Market Side
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #22978
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    Jun 2004
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    coaching Oddesscy of the Mind team at Andy's School this year.

    Here is the link I told the team to heck with winning open your mind and learn to think if we win that will be nice too.

    http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

    Our team is doing this
    Problem 2: Weird Science
    Divisions I, II, III, & IV
    The team will create and present a performance about a team of scientists on an expedition to uncover the cause of mysterious events. The team will select the location of the expedition from NASA Earth Observatory Photographs . The scientists will collect two samples and will report on their findings. The performance will also include a technical representation of the mysterious events, the appearance of actually traveling, and a team-created device that the scientists use on the expedition.
    Cost limit: $145 USD.
    Sponsored by NASA.



    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Ody...t_selector.php

    the Kids choose
    this one
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50659
    If you help others then you are a Success

  8. #22979
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    I'm beat and feel like crap new Med from Neuro today.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  9. #22980
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    coaching Oddesscy of the Mind team at Andy's School this year.

    Here is the link I told the team to heck with winning open your mind and learn to think if we win that will be nice too.

    http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

    Our team is doing this
    Problem 2: Weird Science
    Divisions I, II, III, & IV
    The team will create and present a performance about a team of scientists on an expedition to uncover the cause of mysterious events. The team will select the location of the expedition from NASA Earth Observatory Photographs . The scientists will collect two samples and will report on their findings. The performance will also include a technical representation of the mysterious events, the appearance of actually traveling, and a team-created device that the scientists use on the expedition.
    Cost limit: $145 USD.
    Sponsored by NASA.



    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Ody...t_selector.php

    the Kids choose
    this one
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50659
    I remember Odyssey of the Mind.

    We had a blast doing that stuff.

  10. #22981
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    Speaking of school stuff...

    I was asked to share with the elementary school classes how I use science in my job.

    So, I decided a nice, interactive demonstration would be good.

    Last night, I built 2 quart sized "bell" jars. Drawing on the lessons from the one I had built previously, I reinforced the lids by soldering in a fitting, THEN JB Welding 2 lids together for a better seal and greater structural stability.

    Lemme tell ya, these ones WORK!

    I didn't bother taking the micron gauge as I knew the kids wouldn't understand microns. I was lucky enough to get them to understand HOW the water was boiling while they held the jar in their hands.

    I also built an insulation sleeve for the jars and we put a thermocouple probe down between the insulation and the jar.

    In 20 minutes, we dropped the temp of the water from 78F to 56F.


    The kids had a blast making the water boil by grabbing the jar. The heat from their hands was enough to re-start vigorous boiling in the water once it was under vacuum.

    I was actually impressed...

  11. #22982
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    Very cool!

    As for me, I've been wiring an EMS system today. 13 hours.
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    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  12. #22983
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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  13. #22984
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    On call again today.

    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    Last edited by timebuilder; 12-03-2011 at 09:04 AM.
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