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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smoke show, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. imacman

    imacman Guest

    31 years as a public school Technology Ed. teacher. Very happily retire from that for 3 years, and working in the transportation field for a major automotive auction company.

    Also, part time sprint car pit crew member. Been involved in racing for 40 yrs.

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  2. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    For almost 20 years, worked in various positions handling Workers' Compensation claims. Could not have hated it more; had a midlife crisis at 40, went back to school, I am now a librarian in a school. Very happy.
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  3. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Journeyman machinist/Production Controller @ Watervliet Arsenal (The Nation's Cannon Factory) 75-00
    Hearth & Patio Specialist (Service, Install & Sales) @ Best Fire Hearth & Patio 00-11
    Technical Support Manager (AutoCad - Chrome Plate Fixturing Designer) STI Hartchrom, Inc. 11-?
    Build decks & General Contracting as a side job...
  4. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Structural Designer...Simply put, I draw stuff!!!
  5. Gabe

    Gabe Member

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    Well started off as a Chef right out of school 15 years ago,Now I am a Plumber for the last 6 years
    and I am still a night club DJ on the weekends!! ;-)
  6. Bxpellet

    Bxpellet Feeling the Heat

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    Woodwork and Furniture restoration for the last 30 years, Finisher by trade specialising in field work, On the sales end of it but still get the hands dirty, All this work is for Fortune 500 Companies, Unreal on the money they spend on Furniture and woodwork, here are some pictures. one from the owner of Bears/Cubs Apartment, the other is From the Met's owners desk at Citi Feild

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  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    NICE!

    I taught woodworking in school.
  8. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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    Work in the paper industry. I work on high speed camera systems(Cognex)
    and also work on ABB quality control systems utilizing caliper,
    moisture, weight and gloss sensors. Started doing this
    type of work in 1982. Was in USAF Avionics tech '75-'79
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not a pellet burner, but I was a Navy nuke...and it's rare to come across another one on the web, so I hope you'll bear with me. I was a Mechanical Operator/ELT, picked up for instructor duty at S5G after I qualified in 1971. Never had a chance to go to sea and earn my silver dolphins before I was selected for NESEP and went off to get a degree and a commission. After that, no more Nuc Pwr...Rickover said I was 6 months too old to go back into the program as an Ensign. Worked out just fine for me in the long run. All told, just a bit over 30 years active duty. A kick-ass career, in retrospect (it's getting easier to forget the crappy parts). OK, back to the regularly scheduled program. Thanks for your indulgence. Rick
  10. buildingmaint

    buildingmaint Feeling the Heat

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    Porn Star/maintenance man, yep I got allllllllllllllllllll the tools.
  11. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Military medic for 8 yrs. (Viet Nam Vet), Then U of Maine, Rn, commissioned Army Officer, Reserve, (Desert Storm vet). Nurse manager in a Veteran's hospital. Retired from both Va and Army, Now after 44 yrs, I work Per Diem for an area health care agency doing electronic monitoring of clients from home, 32 hrs./month. My best job is my family, wife, 4 kids and 8 grand kids.
  12. schoondog

    schoondog Feeling the Heat

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    2 years worked at a diesel repair shop in Spokane Wash. Then worked at a Buick/Hyundai car dealership for 11 years. Ran a road simulator/R&D facility for a mega oil company for 12 years until a merger resulted in closure. Last 7 years worked as a maintenance mechanic for a large computer mainframe company and repair cars and sell used cars in the evenings. Ready for something else.

    Schoondog
  13. tony58

    tony58 Member

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    After 6 years in the Navy spent most of my working years as a CDL driver.15 years with Trailways Bus Lines(Loved).Greyhound bought TBL and I stayed there 3 years(HATED).Switched to trucks and retired from McKesson General Medical in 2007.Started a nursery(plants)in 1995 part time ,still doing that full time...
  14. imacman

    imacman Guest

    And I bet his gay screen "name" is Buck Naked.
  15. dukefan3916

    dukefan3916 Member

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    Auto tech at a Toyota dealership
  16. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    Hi Rick,
    I trained on the little reactor up in Windsor Locks, CT. If I remember it was S2C, the same as on the little Tullebee. (Nope, it was an S1C, younger brother) I had the pleasure of a Rickover interview and could tell a story or two about that one. I flew down from Newport, RI, OCS for the meeting and when I went into his office, he immediately started hammering me on current events to throw me off, as was his legend. I told him I didn't know any of his answers because we were isolated up there at the school with no radios or newspapers. He, like he did to everyone, told me to get the hell out! I got accepted into the nuke program though. I flew back to Newport for the night and the next morning when we fell out for calisthenics, news was being broadcast over the loudspeakers and a newspaper was delivered to every room!!! That man had power and kicked ass!
    I was Radio/Sonar Officer for most of the time plus RC officer and stood watch on the conn from midnight to 6 am ALL the time. :) So many good times and not so good experiences, but like you said, you forget about the bad ones.

    Tom
  17. ifixmy2

    ifixmy2 New Member

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    Started 32yr ago as a garage door installer and still in the same field of work.
    Only now I specialize as electrical/mechanical technician of high speed fabric doors and dock leveler equipment.
    Still do a lot of troubleshooting of equipment, when maintenance people make the problems worse.

    Hope to someday become an independent consultant, training in-house maintenance for repairing their
    own equipment.
  18. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Build bombs USAF.
  19. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Thats how I came up with my screen name. When I was in school. Someone told me your "Porn name" was your middle name and the street you grew up on.

    Dexter and Day Dr.. DexterDay.... Now you guys know the story behind it. I use it for everything. Email, Screen names, Etc.....
  20. FireManDan

    FireManDan New Member

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    Currently i am the Head Automotive Painter at a body Shop, looking to change career paths this year to something i will enjoy till retirement!'
  21. mgeary0624

    mgeary0624 New Member

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    I'm a Meteorologist and have been at the same privately owned forecasting/consulting company for 27 years. Jokes may start now......however, I ask that you come up with something new but I think I have heard them all!
  22. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Facilities Maint. Mechanic/Journeymen Maint. Machinist for the last 20 years. I have worked in aircraft as a sheet metal fabricator and Previously was a mill wright for TRW bearings.

    But I always wanted to work on one of them there pellet stoves! :)
  23. tractorman100

    tractorman100 Member

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    Answer depends on who is asking

    Reply to attractive person of the female persuasion
    " Regional Sales Manager of a multi-state wholesaler of electrical and electronic components and supplies"

    Reply to my kids
    " I sell light bulbs"
  24. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    That's a good one!!! :)
  25. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Freight Logistics. Pre/Post audit freight bills

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