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06-19-2011, 12:57 PM #14Regular Guest
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- Jun 2011
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
06-19-2011, 01:02 PM #15
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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06-19-2011, 01:20 PM #16Professional Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Chicago, IL
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.
06-19-2011, 02:51 PM #17Professional Member
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- Jun 2009
- Ontario, Canada
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
Have tools and gauges. Will travel.