12-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Hello, my name is Dave I've been in the business since 2008. I really love this trade and enjoy every thing about it. Even 120 degree attics in July. This forum stuff is all new to me so I hope I can get the hang of it quick because this is a great tool to have access to. Thanks
12-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Hi....my name is Darren and am a Gas Fitter 1/OBT 1 in my location here in Barrie. It would be nice to be accepted as a pro member considering my experience. I have 17 years experience [to date] here in Canada doing both commercial and residential installs, repairs & designs. Unit heaters, rooftop units, heat pumps, pool heaters furnaces, oil burners etc. I used to design [ULC test & approve] equipment here in Canada working in engineering. I sat on various committees representing a former company helping to determine rules and regs for industry (COHA, CSA etc). At present, I have my own heating company which is doing well....my company also has a website where more information is available.
Last edited by barriefurnacerepair; 12-08-2012 at 03:45 PM.
12-10-2012, 02:07 PM
My name is Rob and I have been in the HVAC field for 15 yrs now. I started my career as a Chrysler certified tech. I went through an apprenticeship and due to the dealerships owner was soured on the industry. A friend of mine worked for a local contractor and got me a sit down with them. I worked there for a few months before they realized I was better suited on the service side. I worked for them about three years and went to every class I could. A local union shop called me and offered me a service position. I served my 5 yr apprenticeship with the sheet metal workersand have been here 12 yrs now. The company I work for fixes anything that gets hot or cold. Somedays it really racks my brain, but I enjoy the work. I found this forum looking up some info. on an ice machine. I was happy to find a place where professionals who endure the same problems can talk. Thanks
12-10-2012, 02:55 PM
12-10-2012, 03:04 PM
Has any one use the digital manifold gague sets out there I am trying to find someone who has either used them or has a set to see if they are worth the money
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12-10-2012, 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by KerryA
Head over to the section titled Tools and Test Equipment. You will find enough discussions about digital gauges to really confuse you! Lol.
Yes they are nice, accurate, and quick. They have made my job easier.
Worry is a really gross misuse of one's imagination. -- PHM
12-10-2012, 04:08 PM
So how's the committee doing on my application.....
Originally Posted by Dad
Am I a pro? Is there something I'm missing?
12-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Ive basically had a lifetime in the trade as my father is a owner of a HVAC business. I swore for years that I'd never do what dad does. Come 8th grade, I start helping out his installer in the summers. Once I got my drivers license I worked summers full time. I didnt really like it, but man the pay was better than anything else I could do. Headed off to college and got a degree in Kinesiology, but kept working summers for pops. Sometime near the end of school, I realized that the demand for technicians was on the rise and I didnt want to be stuck in an office all my life. 7 years later and Im still here.
12-11-2012, 02:01 PM
You will need to ask them. When did you send in your app??
Originally Posted by barriefurnacerepair
12-11-2012, 03:17 PM
It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.
12-11-2012, 05:56 PM
You make it sound like you joined the mob....hehe
Originally Posted by 09jk
Thanks for the info
Last edited by barriefurnacerepair; 12-11-2012 at 05:59 PM.
Reason: thanks added
12-11-2012, 06:21 PM
I must apologize, I was surprised when I was able to post in the aop forum. was a simple reply giving some non technical information and the homeowner is a total adjflkadjfkasjdfl please excuse my french. I feel sorry for the contractor that did the work. sorry to the moderator for having to remove my post since I am yet a pro member and not sure that I will qualify as an office manager and not a tech
12-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Kathy... you may qualify for Pro at this time. Click here and follow the instructions. The Membership Committee will decide.
Originally Posted by kathy-sunshine
The AOP area is a trial for DIY but limited in the answers one can give. You must be a vetted Pro here and have the dreaded (*) beside your user group or a Mod will put out your flame. Once a Pro member you can apply for the *
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