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Appliantologist Merit Exam


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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

So, Grasshoppah, you think you’re smarter than the average grasshoppah? You think you got what it takes to be an Merit Apprentice Appliantologist? Or maybe even a Buckaroo Banzai Appliantologist? Well then, come strut yo’ stuff in the Appliantologist Merit Exam and we shall indeed see if’n you got what it takes to become one of the most fearsome and elite appliance repair shock troops the world has ever seen! :samurai:




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#2 helowrench

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:52 PM

Oh Grand Master,
I am a tech from a far land, of a strange discipline
I know the tools well, the techniques well, but am unfamiliar with the specific demons that abound in these, as you say, appliances.
I have lurked in the shadows of knowledge surrounding this forum for years. All the while slaying the failures of appliances around me, through a combination of guile and bull headed determinedness.
I have now encountered a beast that has given me pause.
I am told that parts are NLA, get rid of the unit.
I cannot face my clan by doing so. I must not let this fiend win.
I must enter your dojo, and humbly ask for training.
I come to you and thank you for acceptance into your domain, and promise to humbly offer experiences and trainings that while foreign to you and yours, may enrichen your knowledge of the disciplines in which I am trained.

Rob

These are my tools. There are many like them, but these are mine. My tools are my best friends, they are my life. I must master them as I master my life. Without me my tools are useless. Without them I am useless. I must use my tools true.

#3 Bob Scott

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:01 AM

Me Too!! I also am now a venerated Merit Appliantologist, TV Broadcast Technician, and amateur Automobile Wrench-head.
Where Oh Mighty Master, might I find the exam to become Merit Sublime Master Beer Connoisseur? Beam me up s'il vous plait.
:ufo:
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#4 Northern-Tech

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:34 AM

  Took the test....but how do I find out the score ? It asks for 4 digit number verification, but thats as far as it went.          Thx!!

#5 BoZo_zach

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:46 AM

I have taken the test and did not recieve a score
I am 18 still in vocational and high school last year of high school though. I grew up around appliances my father Gerald Hughes owned The Appliance Village based out of muskogee oklahoma.

If the name David Mabry rings a bell he is my hvac/r intstructo

#6 flatland

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:42 PM

I cant believe I got one wrong, shoulda spent a little more time reading eh.

sorry guys no spoilers from me heh heh

#7 flatland

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:45 PM

By the way I am a journeyman Appliance tech in the real world.
Have been since 91 and been in the biz since 86.

#8 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:57 PM

Holy Guacamole! How'd I miss all these replies in this topic? I gots me some ketchin' up to do!

#9 StonedWallaby

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:58 PM

I was surprised (and honoured) to discover that I had received full marks on the test. I know I still have much more to learn in the ways of appliantology.

#10 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:00 PM

[user=16154]helowrench[/user] wrote:

Oh Grand Master,
I am a tech from a far land, of a strange discipline
I know the tools well, the techniques well, but am unfamiliar with the specific demons that abound in these, as you say, appliances.
I have lurked in the shadows of knowledge surrounding this forum for years. All the while slaying the failures of appliances around me, through a combination of guile and bull headed determinedness.
I have now encountered a beast that has given me pause.
I am told that parts are NLA, get rid of the unit.
I cannot face my clan by doing so. I must not let this fiend win.
I must enter your dojo, and humbly ask for training.
I come to you and thank you for acceptance into your domain, and promise to humbly offer experiences and trainings that while foreign to you and yours, may enrichen your knowledge of the disciplines in which I am trained.

Rob


Welcome to the dojo, Rob!

Please share with us your foreign art.

#11 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:02 PM

[user=9025]Northern-Tech[/user] wrote:

  Took the test....but how do I find out the score ? It asks for 4 digit number verification, but thats as far as it went.          Thx!!


I got your exam, NT. You should have gotten your results. Lemme know.

#12 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:08 PM

[user=16035]BoZo_zach[/user] wrote:

I have taken the test and did not recieve a score


You're already an Apprentice. The exam is an alternate way to become an Apprentice. I get a bunch of 'em back every day and I grade them by hand. Takes a lot of time. I try to get results back to everyone but sometimes you just gotta triage it. Only so much time in the day and I'm just one guy. One very talented and good looking guy, to be sure, but just one guy nonetheless. :afro:

#13 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

[user=51236]Bob Scott[/user] wrote:

Where Oh Mighty Master, might I find the exam to become Merit Sublime Master Beer Connoisseur? Beam me up s'il vous plait.
:ufo:


Great idea! That's going in The Stack™.

#14 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:17 PM

[user=55102]StonedWallaby[/user] wrote:

I was surprised (and honoured) to discover that I had received full marks on the test. I know I still have much more to learn in the ways of appliantology.


As do we all, my son. Your Apprenticeship should be seen as the beginning of an infinite journey. And since the journey is infinite, we are always at the beginning. Zen mind, beginner's mind. Can I hear an "Amen?" :touched:

#15 CantConfirmOrDeny

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:20 AM

So - I can verify that 9 years of working on copiers and printing presses can qualify one as a Merit Appliantologist. There was one question, though, that I had to get lucky on - copiers don't have certain components found on common household equipment. But they all use the same electricity!




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