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Women in Trades


 My name is Amie and I am an Oil Heat Systems Technician Apprentice. I am fresh out of school and would love to meet other women in non- traditional trades , especially Burner Mechanics. I am interested in discussing many things about the trade itself and what experiences you have had in the field. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I look forward to meeting you ladies!


  • Yay!

    We need more women in our trade.  
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • The Steam Whisperer (Formerly Boilerpro)
    edited December 2012
    Yes sir and Mam!

    One of the best gas techs for one of our local gas companies was a gal.  Unfortunately she was about the only women I have met in the HVAC trade in 20 years.   Being back in Chicago, however, I expect I will meet more.   I hope we will see a much more balanced future in the trade.  

    Keep on, keeping on!
    The Steam Whisperer (Formerly Boilerpro)

    Chicago's Steam Heating Expert

    Noisy Radiators are a Cry for Help
  • bill_105
    bill_105 Member Posts: 429
    Good for you Amie!

    By meeting other women in the trade I assume your talking about in person and not just through the computer.If you disclose your location I bet you will have better luck in getting what you are looking for.

    This site could use more Female Techs. (sorry Dan:)

    Good luck!
  • Women and steam/hydronics

    The women who have posted here and in some cases have repiped their own boilers have always shown exceptional problem solving skills. Do a search for vaporvac, and radiator ranger, and you will see what I mean. There are others I may have forgotten.

    There have been a few others who somehow felt that as women they would be unable to deal with the complications of the new boiler installation, without a man to oversee everything, so thank god you are not part of that group!--NBC
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    The thing I have noticed about women is attention to detail is exceptional.
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752

    Man, woman, or beast...this industry needs people who care.

    Welcome to The Wall!
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