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  1. Leatherman surge, carry it on my belt whether I'm...

    Leatherman surge, carry it on my belt whether I'm at work or at home. You don't understand how handy it is until you carry it for a few months. From fishing, to being at military reserves, to being...
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    Come on over to Virginia, my boss would probably...

    Come on over to Virginia, my boss would probably love that. That's another annoying thing, no company I have worked for puts any kind of effort into training or ride alongs. The company I'm at now...
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    It's nice going to jobs where the notes say the...

    It's nice going to jobs where the notes say the customer only wants you out. It's nice when you come to a piece of equipment that looks like it was designed by aliens and then you not only understand...
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    Pretty sure it is norovirus but we have taken him...

    Pretty sure it is norovirus but we have taken him to the doctor. They said it is the stomach flu. First he got it, then both of us got it. He got over it, we got over it. He feels better for a couple...
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    Hydrogen Peroxide Particles

    So my son got the stomache bug a couple weeks ago and keeps getting it over and over. Been washing clothes and disinfecting like crazy but it doesn't seem to help. The last company I worked for...
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    Anything is better then a transit :)

    Anything is better then a transit :)
  7. Are there any hvac companies that require...

    Are there any hvac companies that require mechanical engineers and might not only want you to go to school for it but help you do it? I have heard of companies doing this but never hvac companies....
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    That's very true, that's one of the great things...

    That's very true, that's one of the great things about this trade, learning to really understand something and try to use critical reasoning to come to a conclusion based on that understanding. None...
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    ^ This Usually I don't change out of work...

    ^ This

    Usually I don't change out of work clothes because I'm usually doing some other kind of work after work. When I do I don't have too many nice clothes because like in this thread, oh I don't...
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    Yeah I saw those couple differences but I think...

    Yeah I saw those couple differences but I think your on to something with the set up. That must be it. Talked to some plumbers yesterday and got some more pipe dope info so apparently:

    T plus 2 -...
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    So basically Rectorseal 5 is the way to go every...

    So basically Rectorseal 5 is the way to go every time? I didn't ask the Lowes guy, he saw me looking at them and said can I help you with anything? I said sure, whats the difference in the two?...
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    Rectorseal 5 vs T plus 2

    Tried google and asking several plumbers but couldn't find any real difference. They both seem to cover mostly the same pipes, they are both able to be instantly pressurized. So what's the actual...
  13. Thread: Geocaching

    by Aerovox
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    Geocaching

    Does anyone ever geocache? It can be pretty fun on the things they hide that are hidden pretty good. Good practice for looking for dropped screws from condenser doors too :)
  14. Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get...

    Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get shocked if wearing mechanix gloves unless they are wet right? I always try to just be careful but another layer of safety never hurts. That would...
  15. The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been...

    The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been wearing my ring so far working on live circuits but this thread makes you rethink it. No matter how careful you are it only takes one mistake at 1 am...
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    When you called the supervisor did they say hey...

    When you called the supervisor did they say hey put the spare on and you said no it's too old?
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    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go...

    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go with a concrete v shaped ford.
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    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and...

    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and some kind of semi-invasive low lying plant that wouldn't let anything else grow but is easily mowed to keep it off the road would work? Don't they...
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    Maintaining Neighbours Easement

    Let me know if I'm thinking about this backwards. My neighbour has an easement that runs across my property. Right before I moved in the last owner cut down all the trees on the property which was...
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    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package...

    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package :D
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    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like...

    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like we are still importing about 35%. Decreasing that number even further would be awesome
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    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book....

    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book. Does it say anything about minimum r value in the mechanical code book?
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    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil

    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil
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    Flame rectification is actually pretty...

    Flame rectification is actually pretty interesting.... Don't know why commercial guys would know more about it but I don't care
  25. It's kind of scary that the healthcare...

    It's kind of scary that the healthcare professionals who you would assume are taking all measures possible not to catch it still are. If they are still catching it you would think normal encounters...
  26. We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they...

    We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they keep the houses as warm as anything else. People who have had nothing but natural gas or oil sometimes say they aren't warm enough but they are mostly...
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    Awesome thanks. I tried looking but thought it...

    Awesome thanks. I tried looking but thought it would be under duct work lol. Really need to learn where everything is
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    R8 or R6 for attic flex return?

    Different inspectors in this area are saying different things. My understanding is that it's r8 minimum in the attic and r6 minimum in the crawl. Where it's talked about in the code book would be...
  29. If you don't understand something always ask. Try...

    If you don't understand something always ask. Try to understand why your doing something not just how to do it. Try your best but don't feel bad if you make mistake. Learn from it and do better next...
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    Thanks guys, returned the galvanized for brass.

    Thanks guys, returned the galvanized for brass.
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    Didn't read any of the other responses because......

    Didn't read any of the other responses because... I don't care enough to finish this post :).

    Oh and pex connections cost a small fortune.
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    3/4 pex to 1 inch male threaded

    Hey I know this is a plumbing question but you guys seem to know about everything. I need to attach a 3/4 inch pex supply line to a pex manifold with a 1 inch plastic male threaded. Lowes didn't have...
  33. Thread: Made a mistake

    by Aerovox
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    That's really good advice. Good advise for life...

    That's really good advice. Good advise for life in general too.
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    Best Multitool for HVAC

    I know this has been discussed before but new ones have come out. What are you guys using? The leatherman OHT looks good.
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    It's because this job is so much fun. There's not...

    It's because this job is so much fun. There's not as much to think about when fishing or hanging out with friends.
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    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to...

    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to get anything for free. It's actually 190 a week which is more then 600 a month. All I'm saying is that's 2/5ths of a 40 hour pay check for me. Is that...
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    Affordable Health Insurance

    Getting out of the reserves in about a year. Right now I'm paying around 200 for a family plan which has pretty good coverage. My wife is a stay at home mom and I've got a 1.5 year old with another...
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    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've...

    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've worked with had the supco one that just has two wires coming off it
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    Trane :)

    Trane :)
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    My service manager said those silfos rings don't...

    My service manager said those silfos rings don't work very good so we aren't supposed to use them. If he doesn't want me to I won't but what are your experiences with them? He said they tried them...
  41. Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of...

    Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of this distortion on the power distribution? It sounds like it effects everyone on the same grid as heavily as the individual home?
  42. Is there a good source to read more about...

    Is there a good source to read more about harmonics and why they are important to HVAC?
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    Tuning fork tip for reversing valves

    Does anyone use these? If this worked it would be awesome!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FI1JBV0?pc_redir=1408667557&robot_redir=1
  44. Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if...

    Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if all of them are like this but:

    There is a water loop out in the customer yard. Then that loop is connected to a coil inside that acts as the...
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    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more...

    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more worried about humidity. Would ~1200 cfms be enough for 400 square feet hypothetically?
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    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind...

    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind working hard at all. It's something you can take pride in. The first day I started working in hvac was running flex in an attic with blown in insulation...
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    Whole House Fan in VA?

    Got a GE 1/2 hp ECM2.3 blower motor, squirrel cage, and control board out of a unit that was going to be scrapped today. The first question is do you think this would make a good whole house fan on a...
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    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that...

    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that was posted on here. Great reading! Got a lot of recommendations for the SMG5 but in all the threads I read no one said anything about it being bad. All...
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    UEI vs Fluke MegaOhmMeter

    I know this has been touched on quite a few times on here but is a Fluke megaohmmeter really necessary for residential? What makes it better to have then a UEI or Extech? Its really a once in a while...
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    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you....

    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you. When ever Im not 100% sure on something I ask someone who is. The worst that can happen is I look a little stupid and learn the right way. Ive learned...
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