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  1. #14
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    Confused

    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoang View Post
    Man I thought I knew a few thing or two about HVAC, but ever since I got on to hvac-talk.com I know crap!!! Okay so here's the questions for ALL experts and pros:

    What three areas MUST I need to get good at in order to be successful in HVAC???

    There's so many things to learn, but I don't know where to start.

    Thanks for all advice.
    the $ is in service , repair, and replacements, concentrate on those areas. the reason there are so many problems with duct systems is most people don't want to spend the money to do it right! but again the money is in service/repair/replacements. in the residential market, no money in installing duct. plus you'll have a much longer shelve life with service!, plus keep on top of the new products being introduced.

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    As has been said already, you need to know all the technical stuff.

    From a homeowner's perspective:
    1. Whatever you do, whatever you specialize in, do it right.
    2. If you have to charge more to do quality work, then charge more.
    3. Let some other contractors take the "low bid" customers.
    4. Don't BS your customers.

  3. #16
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    This trade is constantly evolving constantly growing. The first thing you should do is learn how to learn. You will be learning throughout your lifetime. Enjoy it even if it is frustrating at times. good luck
    Never give up; Never surrender!

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    Twilly says have a sense of humor and don't take yourself so seriously, have fun and enjoy your family, life is short.
    No Heat No Cool You need Action Fast

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    Confused

    Quote Originally Posted by Twilly View Post
    Twilly says have a sense of humor and don't take yourself so seriously, have fun and enjoy your family, life is short.
    and if you do a lot of attic work, get a cooling vest from re michael!

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    Twilly is so glad Twilly got basements.
    No Heat No Cool You need Action Fast

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    Gentleman, I see some recurring themes in your grammar;

    ‘Yourself’ is one word and so is ‘Anyone’ .

    You know who you are… :-\

    Sincerely,
    Miss Crabtree

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    Besides what everyone else has said on here, I would say learning how to read a schematic is very important too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_C View Post
    Gentleman, I see some recurring themes in your grammar;

    ‘Yourself’ is one word and so is ‘Anyone’ .

    You know who you are… :-\

    Sincerely,
    Miss Crabtree
    wellsaidmisscradtreeioftenfindmyselfdistractedfrom thesubjectmatterduetothegrammaticalerrorspostedher ebythosewhoplacelittletononovalueintheproperuseoft heenglishlanguagepunctuationorspellingitsabouttime someonestoodupfortheimportantlittlethingsthatmakea civilizedworldtick

    I couldn't help my self

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by btuhack View Post
    wellsaidmisscradtreeioftenfindmyselfdistractedfrom thesubjectmatterduetothegrammaticalerrorspostedher ebythosewhoplacelittletononovalueintheproperuseoft heenglishlanguagepunctuationorspellingitsabouttime someonestoodupfortheimportantlittlethingsthatmakea civilizedworldtick

    I couldn't help my self
    GOOD POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by btuhack View Post
    Well said Miss Crabtree. I often find myself distracted from the subject matter due to the grammatical errors posted here by those who place little to no value in the proper use of the English language, punctuation or spelling. It's about time someone stood up for the important little things that make a civilized world tick
    I couldn't help myself
    B-


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    I only deducted a few points

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_C View Post
    B-

    "by those who place little to in this case the correct spelling is too no value in the proper use of the English language,"

    Also, didn't I make it clear this was to be ONE PAGE double spaced? deduct another 10 pts
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

  13. #26
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    Only one principle

    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoang View Post
    Man I thought I knew a few thing or two about HVAC, but ever since I got on to hvac-talk.com I know crap!!! Okay so here's the questions for ALL experts and pros:

    What three areas MUST I need to get good at in order to be successful in HVAC???

    There's so many things to learn, but I don't know where to start.

    Thanks for all advice.
    When you reach the point where you know what you don't know, THEN you need to find out where to find the answer OR who to call.

    At that point you have arrived at the beginning of a lifetime of learning

    Good Luck
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

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