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  1. #1
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    Talking Time for a change

    Hello everyone,

    I found this site today while searching for info on how to get into HVAC. I worked 15 years as a Communications Technician in industrial and commercial environments and the last 5 as a Maintenance Director at a Senior Living Community, and I have decided that it is time to change it up and start a new carreer.

    I am getting things in order to start a year program for HVACR at the local adult education center. I am hoping to find a contractor to work with or I may just stay at my current job until I complete my schooling and get certified, but I really hope for the former rather than the latter. (This is not a solicitation for employment). I know a guy in the trade, I plan to see if he can help me out, and I'll provide free labor to ride along to some jobs.

    I have always been intrigued by air conditioning, and miss doing service work, so I hope this will be the thing for me.

    I do not know a lot about the trade yet, but I am really trying to learn all I can. I did replace the furnace in my house in 2005 with no help, maybe I'll post it in the hall of shame, lol.

    I am experimenting with automobile A/C at the moment, and I really hope that my friend in the business will let me work with him and his guys on my days off.

    I'm going to work on my post count so I can read in the pro section. So far I really like this forum; seems like the mods run a tight ship.

    Later guys, and....keep cool!

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    welcome

    yea, the gestapo run a tight ship

    read & heed the rules and it'll all be good
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    Welcome eh!

    It is a good trade! I love the work, hate the bullpoop.
    Big difference in auto A/C and residential. Auto A/C is dynamic, constantly changing with the reves of the engine. Even experienced A/C guys can get in trouble with that....Keeps us on our toes.....

    Hope you do well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    welcome

    yea, the gestapo run a tight ship

    read & heed the rules and it'll all be good
    Thanks, appreciate that comment.

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    You may find the thread http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=827392 worth reading: Employers - Let me pick your brain!

    Welcome. The AC controls area may be right up your alley.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
    Mark Twain
    NEVER STOP LEARNING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn comstock View Post
    You may find the thread http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=827392 worth reading: Employers - Let me pick your brain!

    Welcome. The AC controls area may be right up your alley.
    I read that thread, and all I can add is that it is not just the HVAC industry, the ideals portrayed are in every industry that I know of. I am only hoping that being seasoned to the workforce will be in my favor, HVAC experience or not.
    One thing I do have going for me is great pride in my work, willingness to succeed and excel, hunger for knowledge and desire to be the best I can. What gets me in trouble is that I expect the same from others.

    As for AC controls, I will research it, thanks for the tip!

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    For a thread on the need and opportunity for controls experts see:
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=770872
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
    Mark Twain
    NEVER STOP LEARNING.

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    Cool, I will check it out as soon as I have access, I need to work on my post count and go pro. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the board

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    Welcome here!
    Worry is a really gross misuse of one's imagination. -- PHM

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    Thanks Guys!

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