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So, I have this 18 year old apprentice

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gerry gill
gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
And he comes in to work Friday and I said 'pop quiz time' and sent him to the white board. I told him to draw a gravity hot water system, and this is what he did. Mind you, I totally blind sided him with this. I don't think my journeymen would have come up with this. I think he is a keeper! I'm totally blown away that an 18 year old did this.

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,000
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    He's been reading Dan's books.
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  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    we use Dan's Classic Hydronics as a training text book- yes
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    JohnNY
  • Mike
    Mike Member Posts: 94
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    If he understands how it works, I would tie a rope around him. So he can't get away. It's difficult to find good help, but a young one! Good find.
    Sal Santamauradelta T
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    Looks like a keeper, for sure!
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,955
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    I'm lucky if my 30 year old apprentices know what a tape measure is....
    delta TCLambSolid_Fuel_Man
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,829
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    Sounds like a keeper. Most can't drive or pass a CORI check. But the can operate a phone which they never put down.
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,344
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    Nice!

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Gerry, please give him a hug from me. Thanks for being such a great teacher.
    Retired and loving it.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    Gerry, please give him a hug from me. Thanks for being such a great teacher.

    what i know i learned from you ;)
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    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    And I from you!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Ken D.
    Ken D. Member Posts: 836
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    Happy to see the new generation is getting it.
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,827
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    He also added the attic tank, I have not seen one in 30 years I am thinking

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