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  1. I always use 5% to braze brass to copper. I never...

    I always use 5% to braze brass to copper. I never have a problem doing that...

    Is there a problem that I don't know about?
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    Aren't these built from a Fiat design? Looks like...

    Aren't these built from a Fiat design? Looks like an ugly Euro design. I noticed that the rear axle beam looks very low to the ground on these.
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    Haha why do you guys pull through the schrader on...

    Haha why do you guys pull through the schrader on your valve core remover tool?

    Compare your micron gauge with another one, that's where I would start.
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    Damn, you guys really gotta post links or at...

    Damn, you guys really gotta post links or at least models to products you're talking about.
  5. Thread: Best knee pads

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    http://www.contractorsdirect.com/core/media/media....

    http://www.contractorsdirect.com/core/media/media.nl?id=7898&c=494083&h=d74ddf601afb04d31153

    Take the top strap off for better comfort. I wear these all day long, they keep my knees very...
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    Thanks Jim, that looks like it would definitely...

    Thanks Jim, that looks like it would definitely work. I wonder how I would adapt my lines to that though. I guess a turbine meter is what I should research.
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    Testing Water Flow

    I need a meter that will test water flow in GPM. I am searching for something both portable for field service and stationary for plant use. The purpose is to confirm flow at water source heat pumps....
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    I discharge my hoses (allow pressure to draw back...

    I discharge my hoses (allow pressure to draw back through low side), but I leave some vapour. Don't you put air in the system if you empty the hose?
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    Ug hate the ball valves. Wait until you keep...

    Ug hate the ball valves. Wait until you keep knocking them open while transporting!
  10. Thread: Impact Driver

    by mario_m
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    Don't waste your time with the small 12v bs. Get...

    Don't waste your time with the small 12v bs. Get Makita 18v, it can do just about anything you want and it's not much larger.
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    I have the Testo H2, but the damn thing is so...

    I have the Testo H2, but the damn thing is so cheap and flimsy, not happy with it at all. I would definitely like to find a more rugged replacement.
  12. Thread: Knee pads

    by mario_m
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    Get this style here:...

    Get this style here: http://kunysleather.com/products/detail002.asp?partNo=KP-309 (at Home Depot)

    Remove the top strap and only use the bottom. These are the most comfortable by far. Any other...
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    I guess I forgot to mention, we are also part...

    I guess I forgot to mention, we are also part time furniture movers. :yes:

    Don't get me wrong, sometimes it is not possible to even change the filters on these units. Once or twice we have...
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    Thanks beachtech.

    Thanks beachtech.
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    Ideal Customer Service (Pouch Warranty)

    I have purchased a few Ideal brand products over the years and I have found most their hand tools to be good quality. I have carried their "tuff-tote" tool pouch for about 5 years. Not long after...
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    Would you mind sharing those charts, Beach?

    Would you mind sharing those charts, Beach?
  17. Thread: Whoz Got Wood?

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    Very nice! I really appreciate the pictures. That...

    Very nice! I really appreciate the pictures. That thing has definitely had some hard use over the years. I'm definitely gonna look into some Occidental products.
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    I'm pretty sure torque wrenches should be zeroed...

    I'm pretty sure torque wrenches should be zeroed before storing them.
  19. Thread: Whoz Got Wood?

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    Got any pictures?

    Got any pictures?
  20. Thread: Whoz Got Wood?

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    Does anyone here own any Occidental stuff? I am...

    Does anyone here own any Occidental stuff? I am interested in some of their tool pouches, but I would really like to see a "real life" picture.
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    Guinness is the only thing I am drinking these...

    Guinness is the only thing I am drinking these days.
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    Ha, service those daily. I take them down to do...

    Ha, service those daily. I take them down to do compressors, though.

    In my short time in the WSHP game I have abandoned a ceiling mounted unit once or twice and installed a floor model and tied in...
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    I wouldn't recommend the 905-T2. I liked the...

    I wouldn't recommend the 905-T2. I liked the quick readings, but the thing is flimsy! Battery cover broke pretty easily after a short fall. Another disadvantage is that there is no option to clamp it...
  24. Thread: flashlights

    by mario_m
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    That doesn't sound good. I deal with the Canadian...

    That doesn't sound good. I deal with the Canadian rep, the guy seems reasonable and I can't picture him pulling that bs. Now that the light works how do you find it?
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    Why don't I see mass amounts of glue and primer...

    Why don't I see mass amounts of glue and primer seeping out of the venting? :eek2:

    Nice job.
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    To the OP: I'm surprised you still have a job....

    To the OP:

    I'm surprised you still have a job. Good luck getting anywhere with that attitude.
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    Mighty Putty?

    Mighty Putty?
  28. Thread: flashlights

    by mario_m
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    For some high quality flashlights check out...

    For some high quality flashlights check out 4Sevens.

    http://www.4sevens.com/index.php?cPath=297&osCsid=c0859ff37265f18e89ba20171e20bdfd
  29. Thread: AHR EXPO

    by mario_m
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    Looks like I will be there on monday.

    Looks like I will be there on monday.
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    I'm just gonna sum this up for everyone: ...

    I'm just gonna sum this up for everyone:

    Women, for the most part (probably 99.9%) are not physically capable of handling this work. That being said, probably a large quantity of men are not...
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    I remember going on service calls with my dad at...

    I remember going on service calls with my dad at 5 years old or so.

    Started part time when I was 13, after high school I never looked back. :)
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    Save your money. I bought one and it doesn't work...

    Save your money. I bought one and it doesn't work well at all! It does not grab onto pipe like it should.
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    Best way to stay warm: During the first cold...

    Best way to stay warm:

    During the first cold months of cold weather I try to wear as little as possible, so I am always cold. Eventually my body adapts pretty good.

    Once the cold really hits I...
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    If I had a dollar for every time an apprentice...

    If I had a dollar for every time an apprentice has said that they are going to start their own company... =/
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    Currently I have been using a SOG Aegis. Really...

    Currently I have been using a SOG Aegis. Really great blade and very light weight for its size.
    http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/sogAE02.jpg

    I have a Spyderco Caly 3 with ZDP 189 steel,...
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    Exactly what I was thinking. The only thing I...

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    The only thing I need from my customer is their money at the end of the day. I could care less how they want to treat me or how much respect they have for me (within...
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    How much money did that bird cost her? Did you...

    How much money did that bird cost her?

    Did you sell her a high efficiency? :D
  38. Thread: dog bites?

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    Should have threw a little coil cleaner on it....

    Should have threw a little coil cleaner on it. :eek:
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    I got that one too.

    I got that one too.
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    Push the old man down a flight of stairs and say...

    Push the old man down a flight of stairs and say he fell.
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    I guess now they know who to send home first when...

    I guess now they know who to send home first when it gets slow. :o
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    I can't imagine you going very far in any career...

    I can't imagine you going very far in any career with that attitude.

    Good luck.
  43. Thread: Tools for sale

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    I was just thinking that. Failed asking price....

    I was just thinking that.

    Failed asking price. I'll give you $100 for the pump. :o
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    It drives me insane that you guys are so in love...

    It drives me insane that you guys are so in love with Testo.

    I saw the 510 at a supplier and it feels cheap. It would probably snap apart in my tool bag.

    I own a couple temperature measuring...
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    I have two G5 Twins that I use in my shop all...

    I have two G5 Twins that I use in my shop all day.

    I have owned them for over a year now and they probably average out at running for at least 20 minutes per day (365 days).

    I have not had a...
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    Haha, we have done this many times. Tie the...

    Haha, we have done this many times.

    Tie the condenser to a two wheeler then drag it up the side of the roof with a rope and a couple guys.

    Done.
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    Excellent work. I really like those pipe...

    Excellent work.

    I really like those pipe supports on the floor.
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    I'm looking for a similar solution. We currently...

    I'm looking for a similar solution. We currently take our canvass drop sheets to laundry mats for cleaning, but they don't really hold up well as a runner.

    The clean and safe product looks good....
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    Fail.

    Fail.
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    Before everyone gets their panties in a knot I'm...

    Before everyone gets their panties in a knot I'm pretty sure these are taken from the Maddox site.

    Besides it's meant to be a joke. Don't feel bad.
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