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Hey guys, so I just got my 5 years in, trying to get my NYC Journeyman license. I have my Signed and sealed letters from employers. My question is on the website one of the requirements says Department of Labor approved apprenticeship/training program certificate . I worked always local shop non union. Can I still get this certificate and take the test or was I supposed to get this 5 years ago. Also i got my 5 W2s, can i send copies of those or does it have to be requested from social security site and how long is the wait time to get those. Thank you guys.
 

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One week for exactly what?
to post a proper intro if you think your going to get any info...other than a ball busting...follow this link..
 

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Hey guys, so I just got my 5 years in, trying to get my NYC Journeyman license. I have my Signed and sealed letters from employers. My question is on the website one of the requirements says Department of Labor approved apprenticeship/training program certificate . I worked always local shop non union. Can I still get this certificate and take the test or was I supposed to get this 5 years ago. Also i got my 5 W2s, can i send copies of those or does it have to be requested from social security site and how long is the wait time to get those. Thank you guys.

 

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I just registered on the website, I had no idea that I had to post an introduction, no reason to give me a hard time dude.
Get used to it, gonna get it even after you've been here a while. Best have thick skin.
The reason you didn't get hit harder is you at least made the statement you did. Imagine how non-plumbers get ran through the ringer.😱
 

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I just registered on the website, I had no idea that I had to post an introduction, no reason to give me a hard time dude.
Ignorance of the law can not be allowed as an excuse.

The same goes for code ;)
 

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Completely understand
Do they still teach you guys how to solder? I would guess that for fire code you don't use non-metallic piping, is this the case? I'd imagine that with all the modern fire alarm systems propress would be quite tempting, is it legal there?

I prefer to sweat most of the copper I work on, doing service I usually never have more than a dozen joints. It's easier to work on later. Of course I frequently use propress valves and slip couplings for certain instances.
 
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I just registered on the website, I had no idea that I had to post an introduction, no reason to give me a hard time dude.
what hard time??? welcome aboard......that aint nothing..as the others said we have alot of hacks pretending to try and get info..they get hammered..yours was just a wink or nod..LOL..
 

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In Nyc new construction we only use copper and cast iron. Usually everything is solder under 2 inch everything over that is brazed.
 

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Oh boy something isn't right. Unless it's illegal the first bidder using pex will win all the contracts and become millionaire overnight.
its because of the unions...whatever method takes the longest is what they use...unions in the city run the place...keeps them employed longer on each job..
 

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its because of the unions...whatever method takes the longest is what they use...unions in the city run the place...keeps them employed longer on each job..
Maybe in your area but not here, I've been on a few big jobs where they had to tear down everything and start over. I remember my last 2 year as an employee the non union company went kaput or something and us from the union had to remove 4 entire floors of Cast iron because it was all done wrong. The building owner learned a big lesson. Over here non union usually equals workers who have never attended plumbing school or have any certification. I also remember back a long time ago the union workers had to redo an oil refinery because of non union and imported workers from another continent.
 
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