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    Hello. I am in Portland,OR. and have been running a TV & VCR repair shop for more than 10 years. I am forced to diversify into Refrigeration field. I am currently taking refrigeration classes at community college. Also, a retired person comes to my store once a week to help my cause. So far, we made two service calls to my relatives' convenient stores. Also, I have fixed an ice maker, a portable air conditioner, and a freezer. I like working in this field and if just someone could take me along real job sites and teach me for a month. I am even willing to pay for your trouble. Any takers?

    Thanks.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    You are asking in the right place. Post your questions here as you come up with them.

    Since you ave relatives who own C-Stores, practice on their equipment.
    Go there and inspect how it is currently operating. Write down what you have discovered and then come here and post your findings. We will make coments on your progress.
    We will give you sugestions on what to do next.


    As far as that ice maker you worked on, I feel I must correct you. You siad you "fixed it". In truth, there is no such thing as an ice maker which is "fixed". There are only ice makers which are "repaired". And this is somethign we all must do on a regular basis. Just ask DiceMan, he works on Scotsman and they certainly require regular reapiring!


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    Write back, we'll have fun.

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    Welcome to the forum also.
    As R12 said your in the right place.
    Now if your bold and venture on to the other parts of this FINE site you may need more than a mentor......
    (Tough skin is a good thing to have here also) (LOL)

    But the bottom line is you will find help and a volume of ideas here. Welcome aboard.

    Yuma,
    What is snow? Is it that white stuff in a freezer?

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    Thanks. Two Koreans who are already in this field insulted me saying I would not do well in refrigeration. I see why not. I self taught TV repairing and did fairly well. Eventhough the refrigeration repair comes with more pressure, I am going to make it. It may take a while, but that is OK.
    Talk to you later.

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    R-12 is dying to mentor someone, but he has some personal issues .......and I think some outstanding warrants as well.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

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    Bring Em Home....

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    Talking need a mentor

    dice will be your mentor,or robo, if you are into goats
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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    Sung, If you can grasp pressure/temperature and have a good mechanical aptitude, you can learn this field.

    If you can't, you would serve yourself better, to stay in Electronics.

    This is physics, electronics are just one of the components.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    Welcome to to this forum, Mr.Hoon, if you want to learn about Refrigeration, this will be a great place to ask questions.

    Just one question, What make you decided to quit TV and vcr and switching to Refrigeration?
    koolrite837

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    I am making less than half what I used to make. I can still get by with that. But what about next year? By getting into the refrigeration field, I obtain something that is very valuable, hope.

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    sung

    If you have thw aptitude for the electronics youll be okay. Like frozen said this is a lot of physics. We track our service calls though, and at least 65% are electrical problems. Good luck and keep asking questions thats how i learned.

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    sung, come to phoenix, Az. I'll be your mentor.

    You don't need to pay me for the training. Your labor for trade. I am preparing to retire soon. Looking for a self motivated person to possibly take over.

    I used to live in Portland Oregon, Graduated from Benson PolyTech. Majored in electronic. By chance you live close by Benson?

    Oh, by the way, the climate in Phoenix is substantially diff than Portland... be perpare to work on 110F heat. Plenty of work... get you up to speed before the summer is over.

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    Originally posted by dan wong
    sung, come to phoenix, Az. I'll be your mentor.

    You don't need to pay me for the training. Your labor for trade. I am preparing to retire soon. Looking for a self motivated person to possibly take over.

    I used to live in Portland Oregon, Graduated from Benson PolyTech. Majored in electronic. By chance you live close by Benson?

    Oh, by the way, the climate in Phoenix is substantially diff than Portland... be perpare to work on 110F heat. Plenty of work... get you up to speed before the summer is over.
    thats a HELL of a place to start out haha yea he'll get penty of experience the tmep change might shock him haha

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    He will learn how to work real fast, on those roof tops in the summer.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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