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The Last Hurrah

Paul Pollets
Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
Finished up my last boiler project today on Vashon Island. The wrenches and myself are going into retirement. I'll be working part time as a trainer and mentor to apprentices for another well-established hydronic company in Seattle. Hope to have the time to return to my musical roots and interests that don't include business and boilers. 47 years in the pipe trades. More if I count the years working as a kid in my father's supply house.
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
    Wow, sorry to hear you're departing, but glad to know you'll be passing on your knowledge to the new guys.

    Best wishes to you in your golden years.

    Please post something occasionally so we know how you're doing.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    kcoppNew England SteamWorks
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,649
    Congrats on making it out of the rat race!
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    Congratulations Paul! May you have many many years and much success in your retirement.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
    Congratulations on your new endeavors! Went out on a high note, nice 222!
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,326
    Congratulations, Paul!


  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
    Bravo, Paul!
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
    Good Luck Paul. One of the nice things about our trade is future generations will look at our projects and say, "Wow"
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
    NY_RobErin Holohan HaskellRomanGK_26986764589
  • heathead
    heathead Member Posts: 234

    Thank you for all your responses on the wall. I looked up to you as one of the Viessmann pros.

    Robert O'Brien
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    Good luck, my friend. Stay in touch.

    - DF
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,616

    A well deserved retirement.

    I only have a year or so left myself......haven't decided yet. 45 years next summer.

    Best wishes for a long happy retirement
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
    Thanks for all the best wishes...
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
    Paul, you cared. You really did. That’s what I’ll remember most. Your Dad would be proud.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,256
    You leave a legacy of top notch installation. Now pass that skill and desire on to others that you tutor. Have fun with the next chapter.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
    And don't be a stranger on The Wall!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    Congratulations Paul! I hope you get to do everything you pushed off till retirement.

    You have been a voice of clarity to my ears throughout the years on the wall. Take pride in passing that knowledge on to the up and coming. It will make professionals out of ametuers.
  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    I wish you the very best of luck....
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,103
    You've earned it Paul! Happy to see you'll be an Emeritis scholar for the local yutes. God Bless.. Mad dog