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  1. #14
    trust me not that confident, i don't think that i'm a gifted tech i was just seeing if it is normal this soon

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    Have fun, you will as long as your changing Ignitors, pressure switches, thermostats, burnt obvious wires. Youll do fine for about 6 months.
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

    http://rapalaguy.spaces.live.com/

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    Can you troubleshoot refrigeration systems? Read schematics?Would you know how to wire in an outdoor stat for a heat pump with say L.P. backup? Could you install/diagnose a zone system?


    Either your a freaking GENIUS or your going to get in over your head.

    Or your messin with us cause your bored...
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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    Originally posted by mi_tech_mikey
    is this the best way to learn!
    No the best way to learn, is to work with an experieced mechanic for atleast 3 years and go to school.

    You didn't state your mechanical apptitude so I hope for your sake,you get the proper training. Without mechanical experence you are more apt to get hurt.Good luck


    chad take it easy on him he's asking for a little guidence.

    [Edited by pjs on 02-15-2005 at 09:22 PM]

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    there are a bunch of ways to get hurt killed burned and disfigured in this trade. think safety first . if your not sure ask your co-workers.

    good luck

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    yea trust me, some of the stuff scares the hell out of me, not only hurting myself but others

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    Take it easy on him? Was I harsh?


    Wow.......
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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    Don't get discouraged Mike, your gonna have some days real soon that will make you wanna quit and you will feel overwhelmed and frankly stupid. But stick with it , read alot ask alot of questions and By all means if your not sure of something ASK and if you don't feel comfortable doing it...don't......... get someone else out there....alot of info on this site so start reading GL mikey



    And for cool, Not all contractors in MI are bad in fact there are some great ones out there. I was speaking more on "to work for" bases anyway(ya know the ones that throw ya in a truck with 4 months exp )

    [Edited by Spidy on 02-15-2005 at 09:42 PM]

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    Evaluate your position, this company is not doing you any favor by turning you out too soon. If you can't get the proper training with in that company look for a better company one that will help educate you.


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    Originally posted by Chad711
    Take it easy on him? Was I harsh?


    Wow.......
    my bad, I realize you have his interest at heart

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    Originally posted by Chad711
    Take it easy on him? Was I harsh?


    Wow.......
    my bad, I realize you have his interest at heart

    thanks for the Paulie Girl poster info

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    Good luck mikey, don't get discouraged. Try everything once. Ask questions if you get lost. I spent a few years with journeyman, but i never learned as much as i did till i was on my own. Now i'm the Legendary FurnacemanSaving one household at a time.

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    You must work for A.R.S.

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