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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!

  2. #2
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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.

  3. #3
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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..

  4. #4
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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.

  5. #5
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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
    More at: http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/education/

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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!

  7. #7
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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
    More at: http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/education/

  8. #8
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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!

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    Thanks Guys!

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