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    Thanks

    I will look into the Peterson set. I try not to do gas logs, except to CO check them as I am walking past, as a freebie.

    So, they went to the Super big fireplace, pool table and spa place for...
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    20 inch wide firebox

    I have a long time customer that wants me to install a set of gas logs in their fireplace. It is a very small fireplace with a 20 inch opening at the front. They bought a set of "18 inch" logs at the...
  3. Thread: shoulder lurking

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    I had a bunch of neighborhood kids hanging all...

    I had a bunch of neighborhood kids hanging all around me once on a compressor changeout. I was using my big set of tanks and cutting torch to braze in the new one, for some reason. I just let the gas...
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    Didn't seem too wet, but it had one of those...

    Didn't seem too wet, but it had one of those plate and float humidifiers on it at one time. The bottom of the cabinet was long gone, but it was 56 years old too.
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    The guy wasn't convinced he needed a new furnace,...

    The guy wasn't convinced he needed a new furnace, "It always stunk when it came on" lol. He kept it running till the original burner motor finally gave out. I didn't post pics of the new install...
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    Can't you just patch it? Heat exchanger pic

    This is a 1950ish model oil low boy. Got the call at 6 A.M. (no heat-burner problem) and the new furnace was on before sunset.
  7. Thread: test

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    test

    :eek:
  8. Thread: 6 training CD's

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    Bidding implies an auction....

    so when does this end? What did these cost new, and how old are they? Thanks!
  9. Thread: What the hell?

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    I bet it is some sort of combustion air for the...

    I bet it is some sort of combustion air for the fireplace insert.
  10. Thread: Terrible day

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    Thank you for posting this. I hereby resolve...

    Thank you for posting this.

    I hereby resolve to be even more careful in the future.

    I thought I was pretty good about this stuff, but I see where this could happen.
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    The credit for this one goes to my Dad. Forty...

    The credit for this one goes to my Dad.

    Forty years ago, they pulled in the driveway in a station wagon. They stopped in the barnyard, which was about 300 feet from the house on top of the hill. ...
  12. I have been sending out my batteries to get...

    I have been sending out my batteries to get "rebuilt".
    Works great at about half the price of new.
  13. Thread: HVAC Slang

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    turtle tool--button punch fine adjustment...

    turtle tool--button punch
    fine adjustment tool---big hammer
    bcc= properly charged, beer can cold.
    How's your sister?---Something is really wrong, get over here quick!
    liquid duct---silver...
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    I had a problem with a "supply" company years...

    I had a problem with a "supply" company years ago. Hi pressure telemarketer would keep calling here. My spouse takes all my calls, while I'm out making a buck. Would call all hours, but I wan't here....
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    What are the advantages over the scope? ...

    What are the advantages over the scope?
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    Well,I apologize for replying instead of will2,midhvac, but I am looking for options to see with too.I like tv screens because my middle aged...
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    I like the Armstrong better of the two. Lately...

    I like the Armstrong better of the two. Lately they have been coming in with advanced controls and electric oil cutoff solenoids, which should keep them cleaner in between servicing. All said though,...
  17. Thread: Doc Rusk

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    I have been fortunate enough to get to take Doc's...

    I have been fortunate enough to get to take Doc's course. He had some seminars on his own after he split off from Honeywell. I have never met anyone quite like him. He absolutely told it like he saw...
  18. "Inventing" a new way to test electrodes on an...

    "Inventing" a new way to test electrodes on an oil furnace. Knocked me out for a bit, and had a headache for three days.
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    I have never done this. If I sense its being done...

    I have never done this. If I sense its being done to me, I will derail them some way. Just asking their name will lose a lot of them. Caller ID is great!
    Jim
  20. Thread: motorcycles

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    This should show my age. 1. Allstate mo-ped...

    This should show my age.

    1. Allstate mo-ped 1962?
    2. Cushman scooter 1950?
    3. Cl 90 Honda 1967
    4. Dad's Duo-Glide 1958
    5. Yamaha 175 Street/trail 72?
    6. Honda 305 (rough)

    A ten year break...
  21. Thread: Stump The Staff

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    Just how long ago was this? ;) Was this a...

    Just how long ago was this? ;)


    Was this a coal fired unit? :)

    Jim

    [Edited by bshm on 09-30-2004 at 08:01 AM]
  22. Thread: Stump The Staff

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    A if you want the furnace to last awhile, D if...

    A if you want the furnace to last awhile, D if you really want an "even" temperature. Since there is no mention of outdoor temperature, I would go with 70 degrees outside and "0" cycles per hour:)
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    42yrs.exp. this looks like a walk in the park. I...

    42yrs.exp. this looks like a walk in the park. I would just go over to his house (right at mealtime is good) and ask to see the guy. If the wife says he's busy, say you'll wait.

    You are already...
  24. Thread: Really Mad!

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    So how do you pull this off? This unit is too...

    So how do you pull this off? This unit is too icky? I wear nitrile gloves use a good sweeper and clean it often. A good two cartridge mask is a must as well. Drop cloths and tarps, 409 type cleaner,...
  25. Thread: stuck

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    Thanks Dice and midhvac, I worry a lot more than...

    Thanks Dice and midhvac, I worry a lot more than I used to about this. My buds don't like the work I take on, so I have to handle each call on a cse by case basis. Then my buds get a little ticked...
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