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  1. Thread: 911

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    FYI: McGruder = Zapruder

    FYI: McGruder = Zapruder
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    I was in the office in my IT desk job. I heard a...

    I was in the office in my IT desk job. I heard a commotion in the hallway as someone who had just arrived to work had heard the first reports on the radio in his car.

    Rihgt then it was just a...
  3. Couple months ago the lights started flickering...

    Couple months ago the lights started flickering at my house. Went outside and found a large bird had landed on teh wrong part of the power pole and was fried, still stuck there...

    My wife came...
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    Everyone around me is staring, wondering why I...

    Everyone around me is staring, wondering why I just burst out laughing... :D

    Move along... Nothing to see...
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    I don't see thre katrina link here. Just...

    I don't see thre katrina link here. Just advertising a rudimentary butler service
  6. Grew up in England so we never needed AC. My...

    Grew up in England so we never needed AC. My first AC was a heat pump in my apartment 8 years ago. My house has the original 1978 Heat Controller split that's probably running at about 3 SEER, ;) ...
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    I'm not anti-dog... I have two myself... :-) ...

    I'm not anti-dog... I have two myself... :-)

    I would gladly foster one or two dogs from the disaster zone in my own house until their owners can get back on their feet... Does anyone know of...
  8. Gotcha. :)

    Gotcha. :)
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    Are you making up the incident description to...

    Are you making up the incident description to illustrate your point, or is that reported somewhere?

    They won't kill the dogs, but they won't let a dog take a place on the bus/helicopter etc that...
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    Supermarket gas stations can operate at zero...

    Supermarket gas stations can operate at zero margin because they expect you to get gas after you've done your grocery shopping...
  11. Is that TXV in the condenser? I thought the...

    Is that TXV in the condenser? I thought the TXV was supposed to go on the liquid line at the evaporator, with the sensing bul on the suction line at the evaporator... :confused:
  12. Thread: jail

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    "Hey Seargent. I thought you said you didn't...

    "Hey Seargent. I thought you said you didn't want to come out here again?"

    "If I lie down on the floor can you draw my outline with that chalk y'all got?"

    - Jeff Foxworthy
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    The 26-year old hunter was charged: 2nd Degreee...

    The 26-year old hunter was charged: 2nd Degreee Murder.

    http://www.wlbz.com/home/article.asp?id=26209
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    Anyone who shoots a person because they failed to...

    Anyone who shoots a person because they failed to identify their target properly should be held responsible. If nothing else it should discourage the blatant Ramboism at work when people shoot at...
  15. The icy stare I got from my wife when I bought my...

    The icy stare I got from my wife when I bought my motorbike would have frozen that lake over in a second... ;)
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    I do automotive work for friends/family, and I...

    I do automotive work for friends/family, and I only ever charge the part cost. Nobody ever came back and wanted their money back...

    I once did a full engine replacement in a friend's car (just...
  17. How many BTUs would you need? Someone do a...

    How many BTUs would you need? Someone do a Manual-J... :D
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    If you want to drive without a seatbelt or ride...

    If you want to drive without a seatbelt or ride without a helmet then go ahead - just please carry additional insurance to cover the significantly greater injuries you will suffer.

    That would...
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    Hey, if EVERYONE wore their seatbelt then 100% of...

    Hey, if EVERYONE wore their seatbelt then 100% of detahs would be associated with seatbelts.


    There's three kinds of crash.

    1) Survivable without seatbelt
    2) Not survivable without...
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    Pumping the gas won't do you any good except...

    Pumping the gas won't do you any good except maybe lean out the a/f mix while you're starting.

    I'd put in a new fuel filter and air filter before doin any diagnosis. Aslo pull the spark plugs and...
  21. Thread: Cell Phone Laws

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    in our area some LE depts use older radios that...

    in our area some LE depts use older radios that can be picked up with a cheap scanner. Some depts use MARCS, which is an 800mhz trunked radio system that requires more expensive equipment to...
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    #41... ROFLMFAO

    #41... ROFLMFAO
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    Was thinking... Would it be possible to use a...

    Was thinking... Would it be possible to use a can of R134a, a coil of copper line and an empty can of R134a, with fitteing etc, to make a beer can cooler?


    You'd start off with the R134a in the...
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    Good eye! Hope the crane guy had plenty of...

    Good eye! Hope the crane guy had plenty of insurance. Looks like if those nails had given out then that sucker would have wound up in the basement...
  25. Thread: Bad window A/C

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    Remember this is a window a/c with a ~8" plastic...

    Remember this is a window a/c with a ~8" plastic squirrel cage, so it ain't gonna be taking any fingers off...

    I only spun it by hand once a couple times while troubleshooting it, then left it...
  26. Thread: Bad window A/C

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm gonna invest a couple...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm gonna invest a couple bucks in a new cap before condemning the unit.
  27. Thread: Bad window A/C

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    If the blower fan will not start in it's own, but...

    If the blower fan will not start in it's own, but will pick up speed slowly and run when you spin it over by hand... Is that a sign of a bad starter winding, and/or bad capacitor?
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    Just finished the recovery. Capacity of the...

    Just finished the recovery. Capacity of the truck is supposed to be 1.6lbs but I pulled 2 lbs out (net wt), so I guess it was overcharged before... ;)

    The dry ice technique worked like a charm. ...
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    Thanks for the replies on my first automotive A/C...

    Thanks for the replies on my first automotive A/C question. I now have my wife's car charged correctly and it's blowing air in the cabin at 40 degrees. And as we all know... Happy Wife = Quiet...
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    So I guess I could warm up the can a little... ...

    So I guess I could warm up the can a little...

    I'll have to look up the temp/press chart for r134 and see how hot the can would have to be to exceed 32psi and allow refrigerant transfer.

    If...
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    Automotive A/C. Charging R-134a via manifold...

    Automotive A/C. Charging R-134a via manifold guage...

    Car has poor, but some, cooling. Hooked and and purged the gauge set and let it run for 20 mins with the a/c on high and windows open. ...
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    The system being overcharged is what I'm worried...

    The system being overcharged is what I'm worried about. Adding 3lbs to a system that only takes 8lbs full is a lot it seems. Now I'm worried that low load could flood the compressor.

    How do...
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    Tnx. I'll make sure this all gets covered when...

    Tnx. I'll make sure this all gets covered when the tech comes out.
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    I'm a homeowner looking for advice on if I shoudl...

    I'm a homeowner looking for advice on if I shoudl calla tech to my house...

    background: I called a HAVC tech out to my house a couple months ago on a no-cool situation. He verified that the...
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    What are the main steps in a gas furnace...

    What are the main steps in a gas furnace maintenance? I'm going to call a tech out to do a maintenance before we get into winter, but I want to make sure he covers everything... (last hvac tech...
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    More like $200/mo :-P I pay about $400 to...

    More like $200/mo :-P

    I pay about $400 to fill the propane tank, and I fill it twice over the winter season. This is in Central Ohio I have a 92% furnace.
  37. I guess I'm struggling to understand why people...

    I guess I'm struggling to understand why people here are talking about swapping a t-stat as being a complicated or dangerous thing...

    I swapped my T-stat because it was making a new call for cool...
  38. The amp draw of the blower fan is LESS with a...

    The amp draw of the blower fan is LESS with a dirty filter? Seems more sensible to me that the fan would work harder to pull the air through the more restrictive filter. Kinda like towing with your...
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    Because of the lack of a TXV to adjust of...

    Because of the lack of a TXV to adjust of superheat, closing vents in a CapTube system would be much worse, especially when heat loads are low... Correct?
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    Some of the ducts in my basement were blocked by...

    Some of the ducts in my basement were blocked by the previous owner of the house...

    If the evap superheat is still good per manufacturer specs then there must still be enough airflow to allow...
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    This is in Central Ohio. The sunroom is on the...

    This is in Central Ohio. The sunroom is on the west wall of the house and has 3 glass sides, north west and south. The south windows are shaded by a roof overhang, and the north windows do not get...
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    I'd like to extend the ductwork to include the...

    I'd like to extend the ductwork to include the sunroom. It's a framed 3-season room with 12" of insulation in the roof, insulation in the floor and the walls are windows from the cieling down to...
  43. Thread: Few questions:

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    Thanks for the fast reply... :)

    Thanks for the fast reply... :)
  44. Thread: Few questions:

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    I have a 28y/o 3.5ton "Heat Controller" split...

    I have a 28y/o 3.5ton "Heat Controller" split system in my 2100sqft home.

    1) There is no TXV (or bulb) or AXV visible on the copper lines leading to the A-Coil. Does this mean it is a Capillary...
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    Coil is above the furnace. I can feel cold air...

    Coil is above the furnace. I can feel cold air coming from the bottom of the drain. The condensate drips into a hole drilled int he floor and then makes it way to the sump about 3' from it, and is...
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    It's amazing what you find when you look close...

    It's amazing what you find when you look close enough...

    One of the upstairs return ducts in my house uses a wall cavity to reach the basement. Problem is that the wall cavity runs down the wall...
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    They came back out tuesday night and repeated the...

    They came back out tuesday night and repeated the work. This time they ran a brush down each vent then used the whip. They were there for 4 hours for 20 total vents/returns. They also sent a...
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    My evap coil condensate drain does not have a...

    My evap coil condensate drain does not have a trap - the line comeout of the evap pan, straight down to the floor then our 12" across the floor to a hole drilled in the concrete.

    Should I have...
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    What if the water-spraying system was designed...

    What if the water-spraying system was designed like this:

    - Would only kick in when the head pressure was high
    AND
    - The thermostat is calling for cool
    AND
    - The condenser inlet temp is...
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    They are coming back out on saturday to repeat...

    They are coming back out on saturday to repeat the job. And this time they are under orders to make sure the evap is cleaned before they leave.

    They are going to use a chemical solution to clean...
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