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    "" Speaking of baking a potato - I used to have...

    "" Speaking of baking a potato - I used to have an old man as a customer. He had a workbench / desk right next to his very old furnace. The top cover of the furnace vestibule was off and he kept his...
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    The worst part was there was an old unlined...

    The worst part was there was an old unlined masonry chimney there that someone tore down, and put a gas furnace in it. Probably a condensing one. That ate the bricks and mortar of the old chimney...
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    Somehow, when it comes to LPG and the choices are...

    Somehow, when it comes to LPG and the choices are safety and cheap, cheap usually wins out.

    SO, if you have a residence, (non-commercial) that is piped for 2# gas, with all the adequate spaghetti...
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    Unintended consequences.

    Unintended consequences.
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    I thought so. Nothing like a good restricted...

    I thought so.

    Nothing like a good restricted airflow on the return to help ice up that coil and make it drip water.
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    Is it even proper under NFPA-58 to be running 2#...

    Is it even proper under NFPA-58 to be running 2# gas in residential applications INSIDE?

    Got ta keep that Gub'ment off our backs. Might stifle business.
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    The original installer should have properly hard...

    The original installer should have properly hard piped or CSST with the properly sized pipe for the system. Instead of running undersized pipe and they running it at high pressure. They would have...
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    I understand why that installation is eff'ed in...

    I understand why that installation is eff'ed in the head.

    But my Trane GAF2OA36M3150A air handler has the return on the bottom, the blower next, then the A Coil, then the heat strips and into the...
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    The Moderator is trying to cut him some slack and...

    The Moderator is trying to cut him some slack and rein him in.

    He doesn't seem to get the message yet.

    Time will tell.
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    He's Smart. We're not.

    He's Smart.

    We're not.
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    No Lie: I once went on a no heat oil call...

    No Lie:

    I once went on a no heat oil call where the HO had a pile of newspapers, with pages rolled up to a point, and a bowl of gasoline. He was dipping the end of the newspaper into the bowl of...
  12. Being self employed and my own boss, I always had...

    Being self employed and my own boss, I always had this policy. I never did any free service call unless it was something I screwed up. But if it was a simple thing like someone flipped a switch off...
  13. If some of us here started re-telling the stories...

    If some of us here started re-telling the stories of the people we have seen screwed over by unscrupulous service and install contractors, no matter what the trade, we would be labeled as liars and...
  14. Snark passed you bye? Maybe you could do that...

    Snark passed you bye?

    Maybe you could do that 40 or 50 years ago. If you are replacing something old with something new, the "NEW" is supposed to meet the code of today.

    The installer did a...
  15. "" These concrete pipes can never heat up so...

    "" These concrete pipes can never heat up so flue gases fall in temp below there due point and acidic water forms within vent and eats up everything it comes in contact with. B vent not as sinful....
  16. If they'd used that Gorilla black tape, or the...

    If they'd used that Gorilla black tape, or the Earthy Crunchy green tape, it would have worked fine. If it didn't work, its because they used the wrong tape.
  17. Thread: Magic Lwco

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    Maybe Sparky didn't know how to wire it in...

    Maybe Sparky didn't know how to wire it in properly?
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    That's a brainless fix. Just take a pot of ice...

    That's a brainless fix. Just take a pot of ice and water and put the bulb in it. Where ever it settles out, take a magic marker and mark it. Tell the customer that the mark is 32 degrees and that's...
  19. Licensed Plumber? Where? Licensed by the...

    Licensed Plumber? Where?

    Licensed by the State?

    In Massachusetts, the "licensed Plumber" would loose their license to engage in the business of plumbing for not taking out a plumbing AND A GAS...
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    A Professional Dubber maybe. You can burn all...

    A Professional Dubber maybe. You can burn all kinds or wood with a MAPP gas flamethrower. Especially if you don't get all the water out of the pipes and fittings. That doesn't come close to the...
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    The only difference in that and what I see in...

    The only difference in that and what I see in some places like Florida is that the application is in a vertical plane and in the open where as, what's in Florida is covered by a roof and it is...
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    No, just before he and the old lady started doing...

    No, just before he and the old lady started doing bong hits on the home grown they grew under the grow lights in the garage. Or under the trailer house.
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    The light bulb died. That's the cause. A...

    The light bulb died. That's the cause. A defective light bulb.
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    Fifty Bucks and two cases of Bud Light.

    Fifty Bucks and two cases of Bud Light.
  25. Thread: Exhaust Fail

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    Just when you think you've seen it all, something...

    Just when you think you've seen it all, something comes along and replace it.
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    Down Home cooling. Or is it heating.

    Down Home cooling.

    Or is it heating.
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    You can't fix stupid. You can't educate stupid...

    You can't fix stupid.

    You can't educate stupid either.
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    I always mark my installs with a magic marker....

    I always mark my installs with a magic marker. More than once, it quickly settled a discussion when something needed to be replaced and the customer said that "It was just Installed". The magic...
  29. R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications...

    R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications it is used in, serviced and maintained by professionals.

    I've been in Auto Zone buying whatever (wiper blades, bulbs, wax, etc.) and I see some...
  30. Who's giving advice? Mr. Fixit came to a board...

    Who's giving advice?

    Mr. Fixit came to a board I read and asked about using Blue Rhino R-22. I never heard of such foolishness. It wouldn't be me, but I can just imagine you connecting to a system...
  31. I hope you realize that I say outrageous things...

    I hope you realize that I say outrageous things with a straight face. Sometimes to just get a funny rise out of some who notice the little gems I often place in my posts.

    Like getting R-22...
  32. Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix...

    Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix whatever ails you. Because the symptoms in the TV ad sound like what ails you.

    I'm still trying to convince my wife we need to get two old leg tubs to...
  33. You can't keep all that information to your self....

    You can't keep all that information to your self. You can go to Homey and on Saturdays, they have classes to cut you out of your jobs so they can sell your products for you to install and service for...
  34. According to the MSM, the Professionals charge...

    According to the MSM, the Professionals charge too much and the DIY'ers get hurt because Professionals won't show them how to do it so they can save money.

    You didn't know that?
  35. What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane...

    What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane refrigerant come in?

    I want to be able to tell. Grey like they have the Blue Rhino canisters at Home Depot?

    That's where the unlicensed EPA DIY...
  36. Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas...

    Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas meter regulator?

    How come the press didn't pick up on that?
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    The same as touching yourself can lead to...

    The same as touching yourself can lead to blindness or eye problems?

    Only one shake. Two and you run the risk of blindness.

    And one puff of a home rolled lawn cigarette will shortly lead to...
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    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If...

    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If not better.

    Grass in its various forms is the #1 agricultural crop grown in the USA. In case you didn't know that. How much time and money do you...
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    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off...

    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off grid"? They should be covered, and if you are only using one pipe to fill and draw off, the gravity tanks are only there to give elevation for pressure...
  40. It might be fun to look at the videos. You might...

    It might be fun to look at the videos. You might not get to the point.

    If you are getting air in a heated or chilled closed system, you do NOT have enough water pressure in the system. From the...
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    You could have knocked me over with a feather...

    You could have knocked me over with a feather with THAT observation.

    Those Reps at the supply house "Greet and Eat" sessions will tell you ANYTHING they think that you will believe. And a lot...
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    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and...

    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and doesn't de-humidify as well as the colder R-22. As it was explained to me by a really qualified (in my opinion) technician, R-410A could use more energy in...
  43. Thread: DIY Gas line

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    Is this for real and did this just happen in...

    Is this for real and did this just happen in 2009?

    I haven't seen aborted duct work like that since the 1970's. The duct work looks older than dirt. Are you sure that this wasn't a used furnace...
  44. I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be...

    I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be correct that the guy is using straight compression fittings. But it is very hard to tell the difference between inverted flare brake fittings from...
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    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power,...

    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power, they always connected to the hot side of the main breaker, before the breaker.

    I used to give them ship. I'd tell them that the only thing between...
  46. And then there's this. A little thing to...

    And then there's this.

    A little thing to remember when other "people" start cutting out or moving your equipment and they don't finish up the job.

    This should be a separate topic or...
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    What is snow? A PITA.

    What is snow?

    A PITA.
  48. Thread: Got shocked

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    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I...

    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I had my jobs to do, but it was understood by me (from the boss) that whatever the welder and his helper needed, I was to make it happen. The welder...
  49. Thread: Got shocked

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    That box is open to the weather? That looks...

    That box is open to the weather?

    That looks like a serious case of hackitis. No matter what you did, whomever installed that box like that did it improperly. If you had been killed, the Tort...
  50. I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that...

    I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that electrical appliance being that close to a swimming pool, doesn't it need a GFCI? I mean, it is awfully close to a water source.

    And as far as I am...
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