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  1. Thread: rooftop workload

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    90% of my systems have redundant back up units. ...

    90% of my systems have redundant back up units. Same for the pumps. I get a list of routines at the first of each month. I usually finish them up by the 17th of the month. Then I start repairing...
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    I am speechless. At 24 you should only be...

    I am speechless. At 24 you should only be worrying about the future. I feel selfish at 54 because I am in very good health. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. God bless...
  3. Thread: rooftop workload

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    No, that is not too much equipment for one guy to...

    No, that is not too much equipment for one guy to take care of. Once you get all the problems sorted out you will be sitting around waiting for something to break.

    Set up a PM program so that...
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    If you where a white man not being shot at in...

    If you where a white man not being shot at in WWII or Korea. Any person of color was considered, how can I put it. Ah yes; expendable in the rural South In the 40's and 50's.

    But, I agree with...
  5. I was told that only Carrier (BDP) was doing the...

    I was told that only Carrier (BDP) was doing the dry units. I could be wrong.
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    If your amp has not recapped that is the #1...

    If your amp has not recapped that is the #1 issue. Old electrtrolytic caps tend to leak. I am not a guitar amp guy but the principles are the same. A total rebuild is in order.

    Tubes are...
  7. Hmmm, I have a friend who is an engineer for...

    Hmmm, I have a friend who is an engineer for Carrier. I called him but have not heard back yet.
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    Wow, 45's offer a piping job that has less...

    Wow, 45's offer a piping job that has less fittings and less labor. I have installed thousands in refrigerant piping systems and have never had one develop a leak. They do have to be refrigerant...
  9. Thread: Todays rescue

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    Not me, I always seem to get to watch the unit...

    Not me, I always seem to get to watch the unit self destruct. Terminals blowing out of a 150 ton Copland recip was the worst.
  10. Has anyone been able to buy dry r-22 commercial condensers

    Had a 15 ton Carrier from the stone age go down today. I heard a while back that Carrier and others would be offering commercial R-22 condensers shipped with a nitrogen charge. (I kind off thought...
  11. Thread: Cornbread

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    +1 and the oil has to be bacon drippin's cured or...

    +1 and the oil has to be bacon drippin's cured or uncured and it needs to be cooked in a well seasoned cast iron skillet.

    Try it, you'll like it, it's a way of life.
  12. Got to love Ray Stevens. The only snakes I ever...

    Got to love Ray Stevens. The only snakes I ever handled were the ones I dispatched with a big stick while putting up hay. Rattlers are calm. Copperheads would just a soon kill ya as look at ya. ...
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    No, but the idiot dems cheerleaded for one of the...

    No, but the idiot dems cheerleaded for one of the most useless wars in American history. Iraq makes Vietnam look good.
  14. Kewl, Do you handle snakes and drink lye....

    Kewl, Do you handle snakes and drink lye. :grin2: I miss my pet rock. I gave it up for Lent.
  15. Thread: Bill Williams

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    Twilly, like you my dad (step-dad actually) was...

    Twilly, like you my dad (step-dad actually) was my mentor. He passed in 1995 also. I miss him, and think about him, everyday.

    You put tears in my eyes. Life goes on.
  16. Thread: Short cuts

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    Why buy an expensive laser thermometer when you...

    Why buy an expensive laser thermometer when you can just feel the top of the compressor with your hand to determine if the charge is correct.

    SH/SC? We don't need no stinkin' SH/SC.

    I would...
  17. While I agree there are a lot of folks that don't...

    While I agree there are a lot of folks that don't pay federal and state income tax the statement, "Not a surprising statistic when you consider how small a percentage actually pays taxes", Is flat...
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    I believe the current budget passed by the House...

    I believe the current budget passed by the House cut almost all funding to FEMA. Eric Cantor is holding up emergency FEMA funding to help the victims of all the devastating storms unless there are...
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    Those old York tombstones looked cheap to me when...

    Those old York tombstones looked cheap to me when they came out in the seventies. I guess they weren't that bad. There are a whole lot of them still around.

    Goodman units had problems back in...
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    Who was it that said "it is easy to go to war but...

    Who was it that said "it is easy to go to war but very hard to get out of a war". It's simple, no one in Congress wants to be perceived to be weak on terrorism. It is easier to go with the flow...
  21. It is a standard 12 volt battery that is used in...

    It is a standard 12 volt battery that is used in fire alarm systems and DDC controllers in my buidings. Cheap to buy and very sturdy. I carry a couple spares in my truck at all times.

    I have...
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    Interesting thread. I will read through it all...

    Interesting thread. I will read through it all when I get time.

    Another example of a gross violation of the 4th amenmendment is the Patriot act. It is set to expire Friday at midnight. The...
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    No, Newt proposed mandated health insurance in...

    No, Newt proposed mandated health insurance in the nineties. It was and has always been a Republican proposal. Most of Obamacare consists of Republican ideas that have been proposed in the past...
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    Traditionally news divisions lost money for the...

    Traditionally news divisions lost money for the network because it takes a lot of time to write real, fact checked, news stories.

    The news departments of the big three broadcasters were pulled...
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    One of the main reasons that the cell phone...

    One of the main reasons that the cell phone emergency broad cast is being implemented is that traditional radio and TV broadcasters no longer have actual people at their broadcast studios to read the...
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    That is why God installed two big handles on the...

    That is why God installed two big handles on the front of the driver at the perfect height for hanging on.
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    True, but I bet they are not the original BC, the...

    True, but I bet they are not the original BC, the so called long form. Long forms are a state generated document. Original long form BC's are government documents that are archived for history. ...
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    Yeah, stealth helicopters have been around a long...

    Yeah, stealth helicopters have been around a long time. I heard the ones used in this raid were a redesign and until now not seen outside of the military. Rotors designed to reduce noise,...
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    Reuters has pictures on the net of the coumpound...

    Reuters has pictures on the net of the coumpound after the raid. A couple show a chopper that is mostly destroyed but is different than any helicoper I have ever seen before. There are also photos...
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    Ditto to all the above. I was working at a...

    Ditto to all the above.

    I was working at a private christian school onetime in one of the womens dorms. I pulled out a ceilng tile to trace a t-stat wire and found a bunch of lace panties...
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    I heard Osama used one of his wives as a human...

    I heard Osama used one of his wives as a human shield. She is dead now. I am glad that coward is fish food.
  32. Thread: Boo-boo at MSNBC

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    I can see mixing the similar names up. ...

    I can see mixing the similar names up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMP7Ys57ha4&feature=player_embedded
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    Social Security is not part of the general fund. ...

    Social Security is not part of the general fund. It is a trust fund that contributes $0 to the national debt. Currently it has 2.9 trillion invested in treasurey bills. They have to invest the...
  34. Thread: New E-mail scam

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    Maybe a new version of a scam that has been...

    Maybe a new version of a scam that has been around since the seventies maybe earlier. It was the Nigerian civil war back then. It came to me via snail mail.
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    Been that way for awhile and it is not just...

    Been that way for awhile and it is not just Trane. I work as an HVAC contractor for AT&T. I work for a very large construction company. They buy so much equipment from Trane that my pricing at...
  36. Thread: Hvaclover

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    Get well soon hvaclover.

    Get well soon hvaclover.
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    Bring back slavery to the US I say. Let's get...

    Bring back slavery to the US I say. Let's get air quality standards that are the same a China's. I bet you are a tort law expert. What is a tort? I thought it was a dessert. Taxes, Hmm, what...
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    You need to read the rest of the story. ...

    You need to read the rest of the story.

    Gwenda Blair's book "The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire" (Simon and Schuster, New York, 2000) pp.118-122, 154. Fred Trump was Donald's...
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    Trump is a blowhard that inherited a whole bunch...

    Trump is a blowhard that inherited a whole bunch of money from daddy. He manged to go into backruptcy several times and one was a casino. HOW DO YOU BANKRUPT A CASINO!?!?!?!

    It is too bad...
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    I had a big spider like the one pictured jump out...

    I had a big spider like the one pictured jump out of some straw I was spreading in a chicken house for bedding. It got me on the end of my finger. the bite was very painful but really did not...
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    I have been nailed before. I guess some people...

    I have been nailed before. I guess some people react differently to the bite. I did not get the body but I suspect I was bitten on a fishing trip three weekends ago. We stayed in cabins that had...
  42. Thread: Tools

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    Just be sure you get the tools with the lifetime...

    Just be sure you get the tools with the lifetime guarantee. They have a line out now that does not carry the lifetime warranty.

    I use Craftsman tools to wrench on my Mercedes and Porsches. I...
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    When spiders attack

    A Brown Recluse nailed me on my forearm a couple weeks ago. I waited awhile for it to dry up a little before snapping this pic. It was pretty gross for about a week. The worst symptom was blood...
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    The city just approved three chickens in the...

    The city just approved three chickens in the backyard. No roosters. I don't know if I am going to get any. I pass small farms everyday advertising a dozen fresh eggs for $1.00. They are good for...
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    The effects of radiation contamination of the...

    The effects of radiation contamination of the land like in Chernobyl disaster took many decades to fully manifest. People in the region developed cancer at a much higher rate than normal Most...
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    I think it is a very poor decision on AT&T's...

    I think it is a very poor decision on AT&T's part. Comcast has had it in place since 2008 but I hear charging overuse fees is hardly ever done.

    I can go back to the good old days and perhaps we...
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    AT&T is capping home internet usage

    Starting May 2nd AT&T is placing a 150GB cap on DSL usage and a 250 GB cap on Uverse IPTV. The will charge a $10 overage fee for 50GB used over the limit.

    To put this into perspective you can...
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    Great stuff. Saw Dr John in the early seventies...

    Great stuff. Saw Dr John in the early seventies touring with the Allman Brothers. Then again with the J.Geils Band.
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    The database failed when I posted a response in...

    The database failed when I posted a response in the open chiller forum concerning an RTWA low diff press alarm. That thread is gone.

    Good luck sorting it out. When I worked in IT I lost five...
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    I had an ABB drive on a medical chiller cooling a...

    I had an ABB drive on a medical chiller cooling a CAT scan machine. The drive was replaced several times before I started working on the unit by another tech when it was under warranty. It turns...
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