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  1. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5
    WOW.. no 2 paths are the same. lots of good stories and thank you all for sharing. I have had many Office jobs and have done mostly sales. HVAC seems like a great fit and so far so good. Its a long road

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    1,136
    What I do is to make people comfortable. That is really the product that I produce. Fixing the stuff is just the necessary evil. Although that is all part of the fun.

    I will say that for as much as you have to endure to get the job done that pay is way low.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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  3. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    68
    I am a building engineer and work on all kinds of hvac related stuff. Myself and the rest of our staff is responsible for all aspects of climate control for a 1.5 million square foot corporate office center. 9 chillers of various tonnages and 5 300 hp hot water boilers split over 2 central plants. Plus emergency generators, around 60 air handlers, 16 vane axial fans, more exhaust fans than I can even count, plus kitchen refrigeration equipment. Critical facility with chillers running year round. Have worked in other facilities over the last decade, but this is something else. So far I love it.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,038
    I need to put food on the table and money in the bank. simple enough. oh, and it's a demanding, interesting and fun place if you like working with your hand and by your self or a regular work partner/helper. I still enjoy it.

    the downside is there isn't pretty girl in powersuit that you can gawk at like in the office. or u know the office bicycle that everybody has a ride at . the only entertainment I have at work is the morning talkshow and the news radio. and being on call on peak season sucks, although it put money into the bank a lot quicker.
    Parts Changer Extraordinaire
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