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    It is amazing to me how a group of people can...

    It is amazing to me how a group of people can condone the acts of their group and blast another group for the same actions.

    I am not a Bush basher or a Clinton basher, but didn't Clinton get in...
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    Never liked Cattrax. Used it at school. I...

    Never liked Cattrax. Used it at school.

    I liked Johnstone University and Toptech. You can order Johnstone niversity from Johnstone (of course). Toptech (from Rheem) is at...
  3. It always seems strange to me that a leaking duct...

    It always seems strange to me that a leaking duct can cause the air inside to cool down.
    Lots of times the leak draws air into the duct. Metal duct can create a low pressure vortex at the joints....
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    I would not put a furnace upstairs. Enough heat...

    I would not put a furnace upstairs. Enough heat will rise. Do a load sizing on both floors, add them and put that size downstairs.
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    Did any else ever burn aluminum? Doesn't take...

    Did any else ever burn aluminum? Doesn't take much to get it started, but man does it burn hot. Anybody ever see an office that was not full of particle board and plastic. That stuff burns pretty...
  6. The war on terrorism is about to hit a turning...

    The war on terrorism is about to hit a turning point. Look at the Jordanian reaction to terrorism. They are ready to kick some terrorist butt.
    Let them blow up a couple more mosques and the Iraqi...
  7. Thread: help me

    by big al2
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    I have changed my email provider. Now I can't...

    I have changed my email provider. Now I can't get my password. Everytime I try to email build central, I get a box to full message. I did not know what to do. I decided I would get Bosses...
  8. I use the Shamrock. It is much better than a...

    I use the Shamrock. It is much better than a mirror and flashlight. Sometimes you have to pull the blower or look down the evap. The advantage is 1) you can shoe the HO the leak 2)You can video...
  9. Thread: Leaky rooms

    by big al2
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    Don't assume old means well built. They had cost...

    Don't assume old means well built. They had cost shoppers back then too. You had to be willing to pay for the best to get the best back then just like now.

    Stucco does a good job of sealing...
  10. There is the problem. Derate and TR drops. You...

    There is the problem. Derate and TR drops.
    You can't derate far and keep TR up.
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    Let me give you my heat pump/dual fuel spiel. ...

    Let me give you my heat pump/dual fuel spiel.
    Your gas costs $1.30 per therm. That $1.30 would buy you 100,000 BTUs of heat. Your electricity costs 11 cents per Kilowatt hour. If that 11 ...
  12. Thread: Leaky rooms

    by big al2
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    John is right. Those old windows are leaking. ...

    John is right. Those old windows are leaking. Best to put in double pane windows and seal them up well. You can pull all your window trim and caulk the crap out of it, but you have done half the...
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    You rant like a madman on a dozen subjects and NO...

    You rant like a madman on a dozen subjects and NO points get across.

    Politicians are crooks. The republicans spend our money on the rich and the democrats spend our money on the poor. The...
  14. Thread: walk-in deltaT

    by big al2
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    I read the books a couple of times, but you...

    I read the books a couple of times, but you really learn your work when you figure out crap that is not in the book.

    I have seen so much crap:
    "unsized" compressors
    medium temp comp on low temp...
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    They are both Catilacs compared to Delfeild. ...

    They are both Catilacs compared to Delfeild.

    The problem with small boxes: most are sold to ignorant people. They buy the cheapest box and hope for the best.


    I have seen some pretty good...
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    I cut the first 6" off old cap tubes and install...

    I cut the first 6" off old cap tubes and install the largest drier possible.

    Cutting off the cap tube decreases superheat, It can also decreases capacity so be carefull.
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    Foriegners are easy First spanish I learned...

    Foriegners are easy
    First spanish I learned "Ustedes escribe tu nombre agui, y Yo trabahoe" "No escribe, No trabahoe"
    (I can't spell in spanish either)

    1)write it down with price and...
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    I'm a big Milwalkee fan. Do they have a light to...

    I'm a big Milwalkee fan.
    Do they have a light to go with my battery?


    They make some pretty decent beer up there too.
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    I like playing with valves I will tell you a...

    I like playing with valves
    I will tell you a couple of the things I have learned
    1) count the turns so you can put it back
    2) adjust the valve to control comp temps, particularly dischange temp...
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    How many people have sent in their RECOVERY...

    How many people have sent in their RECOVERY MACHINE cards into the EPA? It has to have a model number and serial number.

    You can legally build your own machine. That machine has to be certified...
  21. Self rinsing cleaners are faster They work...

    Self rinsing cleaners are faster
    They work better than a wire brush alone.

    It all depends on what you want. I like getting out of the attic faster. I did not complain once when the boss said to...
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    It is like the difference between an old...

    It is like the difference between an old 6-cylinder chevy truck and a race car. The race car runs better, but requires more things to be tuned properly.

    We will see more people complaining about...
  23. Thread: Shock and Awe

    by big al2
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    You live in hurricane areas you have to be...

    You live in hurricane areas you have to be mobile.
    You live in tornado alley, you have a storm cellar.
    You live in a flood plain, you have a boat.

    People might be pretty smart about changing...
  24. Its just TV. It is supposed to be edgy. It...

    Its just TV. It is supposed to be edgy. It would be boring otherwise.

    Hollywood would have no control over public opinion except for 2 things:
    1)Some people are so stupid, that they can't make...
  25. At least N Korea is a constant. Their rhetoric...

    At least N Korea is a constant.
    Their rhetoric has not changed (in my lifetime anyway)
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