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    It's an evaporative cooling towel. I've had mine...

    It's an evaporative cooling towel. I've had mine for a year and a half now and really like it, but I forgot the extra g's. Frogg Togg:...
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    I feel your pain...spent enough long days doing...

    I feel your pain...spent enough long days doing changeouts and ducts here in south Louisiana. Drink lots of water, take breaks often (sometimes even if your boss gets pissy...don't become a heat...
  3. Adding to what Penderway said, the best way to...

    Adding to what Penderway said, the best way to anticipate what your mechanic needs next is to have the tool with you. When I first started as a helper, my mechanic was completely disorganized. His...
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    Yep, I'm sure big tobacco has plenty of lobbyists...

    Yep, I'm sure big tobacco has plenty of lobbyists pushing the FDA to regulate ecigs. Of course they don't want ecigs banned because they make plenty of juice. They just want it regulated to put all...
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    I see over 100% savings because I sell 15ml...

    I see over 100% savings because I sell 15ml bottles to my friends for $5 (and they return the bottles for me to refill)...so I vape for free and make a few bucks. 1000ml of oil is $15...120ml of...
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    This guy has a very good diy ejuice video. It's...

    This guy has a very good diy ejuice video. It's the one I watched minutes before I decided to order my supplies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUSWbn-bVaU
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    You just buy the stuff and mix it up :) I use a...

    You just buy the stuff and mix it up :) I use a pre-mixed 50/50 VG PG oil, 100mg/ml nicotine, flavors and syringes with blunt tips. All of my mixins' came from ecigexpress.com I bought a bunch of...
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    There are lots of articles around, but I think...

    There are lots of articles around, but I think that WebMD has the most complete article on burning tobacco vs. electronic cigarettes.
    ...
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    There are actually lots of scientific studies...

    There are actually lots of scientific studies proving that ecigs do not produce as many or as harmful cancer-causing agents as cigarettes do. Look them up...mostly universities and private labs. "...
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    I fry everything with pancake batter mix (eggs as...

    I fry everything with pancake batter mix (eggs as called for by batter box) and use beer instead of water or milk...keep it thick. For fish, I add sea salt, black pepper and a pinch of cayenne to...
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    Idaho, the bit extender has never fallen out. I...

    Idaho, the bit extender has never fallen out. I was worried about it falling out when I first put it in the sleeve, but I've been keeping it in there for over a year and it has never come out. The...
  12. Thread: Quail?

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    Hvacker, I would have a hard time resisting...

    Hvacker, I would have a hard time resisting sniping a couple quail daily for dinner. Wild quail don't get nearly as big as the ones that I raise, so maybe more than a couple. I've eaten quite a few...
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    Leatherman Wave is great. But buying the...

    Leatherman Wave is great. But buying the upgraded nylon case is what makes it great. It can carry both extra sleeves of bit heads, the extension (acts as a 1/4 nut driver), a 5/16 head and a mini...
  14. Thread: Quail?

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    OK, off to the grill with them. I will try a few...

    OK, off to the grill with them. I will try a few this weekend. I'm not really looking forward to the slaughtering process. I raise meat rabbits, so it's not the idea of slaughtering...just the...
  15. Wahoo, which edition of Doolin's do you...

    Wahoo, which edition of Doolin's do you recommend? I buy a new book every couple of months and this one seems to be highly regarded by many techs. I've found the original 1963 edition as cheap as...
  16. Thread: Quail?

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    Quail?

    So my first group of home-grown quail is ready for harvest. There are lots of recipes on the net, but I would like to get ideas from anyone on here that knows what is best.

    These are jumbo...
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    I just had a call identical to this one a couple...

    I just had a call identical to this one a couple of days ago. The landlord had receipts for all past hvac work to this unit and showed them to me. Two years ago, the system had 3 pounds of R22...
  18. Thread: r12 can

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    I sold two sealed drums on Ebay for a friend at a...

    I sold two sealed drums on Ebay for a friend at a supply house last year. The first drum went for around $320 shipped, the second one a couple weeks later sold for over $500 shipped. Cost me about...
  19. Gary, please do post about your experience with...

    Gary, please do post about your experience with Ridgid's LSA. I have their complete set-up as well...great tools and lifetime warranty...no brainer for me. But I haven't had any reason to return...
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    I asked the exact same question on this site a...

    I asked the exact same question on this site a year ago. Most guys said "yes"...and I even had one guy flame up on me and say I'm not serious about my trade because I questioned the value of...
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    I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make/use a...

    I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make/use a suicide double male cord...dangerous, illegal, voids homeowners insurance, etc... But I do think that techs should be made aware of the fact that...
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    Whole-house natural gas generators are becoming...

    Whole-house natural gas generators are becoming very popular here. As long as they are sized properly, they can run the hvac system without any problems. Automatic transfer switches make everything...
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    We just erected a "Mortech" walk-in mortuary...

    We just erected a "Mortech" walk-in mortuary cooler at a new medical center last week. The medical center isn't open yet, but I'm sure we will be servicing it in the future. I couldn't resist...
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    I like to try out different quality boots, but...

    I like to try out different quality boots, but think I found a new favorite. I've had these Timberland Pro waterproof, steel toe, puncture shank boots for about 8 months now and they are still in...
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    Chemical smell???

    This is a bit off-topic, but I figure someone here has dealt with chemical smells. My dad mixed two different types of drain cleaner in his toilet, resulting in horrible fumes. A plumber has since...
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    ^^ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. How can...

    ^^ding, ding, ding...we have a winner. How can this month's RSES journal stumble around this topic for 4 pages, and you can get it right in two sentences? Maybe I should write RSES and ask them to...
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    I've had the Knee Pro III's for over a year now...

    I've had the Knee Pro III's for over a year now and really like them. When they first came in, they seemed too cheap to hold up. But they have, and I'll buy another pair when they fail. They do...
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    Digging up this old thread to ask if anyone has...

    Digging up this old thread to ask if anyone has personal experience with this device? Or if Bob maybe wants to sell me one at discount price so I can install it in my own air handler and post my...
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    My vacuum pump is a 6cfm Mastercool that I bought...

    My vacuum pump is a 6cfm Mastercool that I bought off Amazon.com It certainly isn't as well-made as my bosses 7 cfm yellow jacket, but it pulls a surprisingly fast vacuum and has been going strong...
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    I've only installed three so far. They were all...

    I've only installed three so far. They were all LG's and one of them is a pile. Every time there is a loss of power, the unit will not come back on without a service call. Tech support walked me...
  31. Mix half water and half distilled white vinegar...

    Mix half water and half distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and go at it. The vinegar smell may linger for a while, but it beats cat piss. I have been amazed at the smells vinegar will...
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    Pimp my SMAN's

    My suction knob stripped out on my SMAN3's as I was trying to close them off after pulling a vacuum...perfect timing. The knob is all plastic with threads inside (see pic), so if you have a habit of...
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    I agree completely...if I didn't think that there...

    I agree completely...if I didn't think that there was a livable income in the not too distant future I would have to jump ship. I'm just saying the time necessary to get to that level can be...
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    I think that entry-level pay and work environment...

    I think that entry-level pay and work environment in this trade really keep the number of intelligent, hard-working and potentially proficient techs down. Only myself and two other guys that I went...
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    My SMAN3's broke today

    I've had my SMAN3's for a few months, but have only been using them for about a week. They have been out of the truck literally 4 times (only dragged them out to pull a vacuum...use my yellow...
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    Why do they call it PMS?

    Because mad cow disease is already taken.
  37. What's strong enough for a man but made for a woman?

    The back of my hand.
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    I haven't noticed these in the supply houses yet,...

    I haven't noticed these in the supply houses yet, but I've seen them used on youtube with induction brazing. Some company makes a portable 120v induction brazer...pretty cool looking but I'm sure...
  39. Anyone else have an opinion about automatically...

    Anyone else have an opinion about automatically adding POE when converting to MO99?
  40. Completed first MO99 conversion today...sight glass question???

    So we did our first MO99 conversion today on a dual compressor 7.5 ton system. Changed driers and schraders, pulled down on vacuum, charged via calculated subcooling (my SMAN3's had R438A just...
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    Boot Insoles

    I've read so much great advice and technical info. on this site that I'd like to offer a little of my own. While I'm still too new to this industry to offer technical advice to anyone on here, I...
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    I have a H10PM (got it in like new condition on...

    I have a H10PM (got it in like new condition on Ebay for about $125...just had to buy a new battery after using it for a while). My boss just picked up a fieldpiece SRL2 infrared detector to replace...
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    Pic #5 makes me happy, happy, happy...I hated the...

    Pic #5 makes me happy, happy, happy...I hated the old Huey and can't wait for this one to be finished. I was driving back to the best bank from Butcher on Thursday and almost got into a nasty wreck...
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    I'm working in New Orleans right now. People are...

    I'm working in New Orleans right now. People are always hiring around here, and it's about to get nice and hot. If you have plenty of $ saved up, I say jump in and start your own thing. If not,...
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    Viking refer stand

    Can anyone tell me where to get information (error code, schematics, installation etc...) for a Viking VSC84 or VSC84-6 refrigerated stand?
  46. Thread: Join RSES?

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    Thanks for all the input guys, I joined RSES...

    Thanks for all the input guys, I joined RSES today. Coolinman, I, unfortunately, can not take credit for the "Stiff Nipples" vehicle that is shown on my posts. This is a picture taken in England...
  47. Thread: Join RSES?

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    Pretty big chip on your shoulder there...

    Pretty big chip on your shoulder there coolinman...bet your loads of fun when training someone. You preach encouraging training a mere sentence after grilling someone for inquiring into training. ...
  48. Thread: Join RSES?

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    Join RSES?

    Is it worth the $130/year? I just started looking into it, so can someone explain why it is/isn't worth it? Do you go to local chapter meetings? How often are they/any additional cost?
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    Just ordered it from Century Tool. Is that...

    Just ordered it from Century Tool. Is that little red ball in the head an indication that the pump is working? Just curious.
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    Thanks GT and newoldtech.

    Thanks GT and newoldtech.
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