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  1. #1
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    I was told most hvac techs have fathers that are techs. How many people on this site have hvac in there familys, if you do could you post relationship of family member just doing a little survey. Thanks bks

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    None here,and only a few of the techs,I've ever known.

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    I'm all by myself, the only one.

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    Me either, my dad flipped burgers.

    Let me guess. Your dad's an hvac man and wants you to be one too?

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    i STARTED OUT A 5TH GEN PLUMBER.

    3rd gen. to own this biz. I hated toilets and drains and stuff. Now we just do HVAC and drive prettier trucks.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    I'm solo too.

    My Dad worked for Ford and now I get to buy their vehicles at a discount Thanks Dad!

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    All by myself, my father was an awopaho indian chief....

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    grand dad, dad, uncle, brothers and in-laws in the biz, it's in my blood I guess.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

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    Total solo act. My dad wasn't round much but he was good at what ever he did and I get that from him so .

  10. #10
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    Going down the HVAC trail....

    by myself...Dad was a auto mechanic and discouraged me from following in his foot steps.
    If every a...... could do this,I wouldn't have a job...

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    Hey this is different. My Dad was not in the business. He worked in restuarants most of his life. Never owned one.

    My Uncle Marty, my Mother's brother, was a pipefitter. He was my favorite uncle. He taught me how to solder pipe when I was 10. My grandfather so I am told was a steam fitter in Yonkers NY. I never met the man.

    I have 2 sons that have Associates Degrees in HVAC. They both say that they don't want to take over the business. The younger has continued on in college and is going for his Bachelors in Mathematics. He wants to be a teacher. He is now working for the company for the summer. His older brother has been working for the company for 10 years now as an installation foreman.

    Spotts could tell us better how they really feel about taking over the business. I think they feel that I will die if I don't work. So they don't want me to die. I kinda had a nice retirement in mind.

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    Thumbs up

    Dad, uncles, cousins, brother!! The trade has been good to us!!

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    just me. daddy is a farmer. still lives on the same spot of land he was born on.

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