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Old 06-20-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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I start on July 2nd. Any advice from you pro's, anything I should know that will help me out? This is a huge change and very exciting for me.

Sorry for a slightly off-topic post.

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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I start on July 2nd. Any advice from you pro's, anything I should know that will help me out? This is a huge change and very exciting for me.

Sorry for a slightly off-topic post.
Sign up at the Contractortalk.com forum and post the same question there. You may not be a professional yet, but you will be. I'm willing to guess there's some folks who'd like to welcome you!
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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I second the suggestion to get your butt signed up over at Contractor Talk. You will learn alot over there.

Congratulations and good luck.

P.S.- There's alot you can learn about the business, beyond the technical end, by just listening and paying attention. (Some guys are great plumbers, but lousy business men....)
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:35 PM   #5
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Pay attention and show up.

I went to a union school in Tualatin Oregon (local 290) and my dad went to a PHCC school in L.A. a million years ago

Are you going to a PHCC school? You will get classroom training and hands on stuff. I hope your good at math.

I think a person has to really want to do this or he will quit.

I dont know your situation but even though I worked for my dad at the time I did alot of digging and drilling holes and the idea of going to class after work sucked but it pays off in the end.

You will learn about materials, sweat copper etc., how to size pipe, septic systems and other good stuff.

In the end your will have a trade that you can take anywhere and always have a job or learn the bussines end and start your own shop.

Oh yeah, when I was in school there was always some heat between new construction guys and repair guys. It was all in fun though.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard brother. I am a UA Pipefitter in NJ. Our local has a program with a college to earn a degree in construction management that is really worth your time. You get credits from the apprentice program to start you out.
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Serving an apprenticeship is great. I served mine in Toledo Ohio back in the 70's. I worked with a lot of different journeymen and learned a whole lot about different types and ways to do things. Have fun and keep an open mind.

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