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  1. My swiss army knife has every tool I need in...

    My swiss army knife has every tool I need in regards to a multi-tool. 2 blades, one dull and one razor sharp, a worthless plastic toothpick and an even more useless tweezer. The saw blade comes in...
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    :couch:

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  3. This^^^^^^^ Now, define affordable when...

    This^^^^^^^

    Now, define affordable when protecting ones life from an unknown, unseen, unsensed killer.
  4. Thread: Cold weather

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    -20 is a fairly standard "coldest day of the...

    -20 is a fairly standard "coldest day of the winter" around here. Factor in the wind chill and we were at -45 one day back in January. It's only cold if you're not prepared for it. Layers, layers,...
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    I would charge whatever it costs me in time,...

    I would charge whatever it costs me in time, tools, materials, vehicle costs, insurance, licenses, etc. Then add a little bit on top for myself. After all, we aren't doing this to break even.
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    Love is a strong word. How about, tolerate? I...

    Love is a strong word. How about, tolerate? I tolerate my job. I would rather be a professional angler with full sponsorship. However, in order to do that I need money to get started. To get...
  7. Thread: wow

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    Disconnect is "off" and it looks as though the...

    Disconnect is "off" and it looks as though the line set has been cut and is just "resting" on the roof. Either that, or somebody just poked a hole in the roof and fed it through. I don't see a...
  8. Or, you could invest in one of these. It has...

    Or, you could invest in one of these. It has several different diameter stainless wires and a hydraulic pump. Cut a small piece of wire of the proper diameter, pump it through the cap tube and it...
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    I think there is some level of "good" in the...

    I think there is some level of "good" in the background checks. However, as you stated, it is unconstitutional. I know a few people that I don't believe should have the "right" to keep and bear...
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    Likewise in MN. If there is a sign it should be...

    Likewise in MN. If there is a sign it should be respected, however there are no legal ramifications for disobeying. Like you said, just say Oops and leave if requested. As for the loaded gun in...
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    Don't know if it is true across the nation, but...

    Don't know if it is true across the nation, but in Minnesota, a No Guns sign means nothing (with the exception of schools and some government buildings)unless business personnel verbally ask you to...
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    You own any fire arms? You could accessorize a...

    You own any fire arms? You could accessorize a weapon or ask for ammo, holster/s or cases for long guns.
    A set or two of Whiskey Stones.
    A good quality green laser pointer is always nice to have...
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    I can't carry at work, but I do everywhere else. ...

    I can't carry at work, but I do everywhere else. The war department doesn't care for it at all, but in the event it is needed (hopefully never!), I'm sure she'll change her stance on the subject.
  14. Thread: Why

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    Must be a regional thing. The trade is alive and...

    Must be a regional thing. The trade is alive and well in the upper Midwest. There are a few low quality companies around here, but they are few and far between.
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    Don't forget a good supply of oil nozzles, burner...

    Don't forget a good supply of oil nozzles, burner motors, pump couplings, ignition transformers, primary control plus everything else listed above.
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    So your concern is, when power went out the...

    So your concern is, when power went out the vacuum in the system sucked some oil out of your vac pump and contaminated the system? I would say that is unlikely. I say carry on.
  17. Thread: PM's

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    Clean flame sensor, brush burners, check gas...

    Clean flame sensor, brush burners, check gas pressure, check amp draws and wire connections, combustion analysis, flame signal, clean drain line/s, test safeties, check temp rise. Basically...
  18. Air conditioning is refrigeration and vice versa,...

    Air conditioning is refrigeration and vice versa, just different temps. Let's go back to the basics. Think about your subcooling and superheat measurements. What do they tell you? No subcooling...
  19. Almost looks like the bearing came out of the...

    Almost looks like the bearing came out of the mounting block and the shaft was just "rolling" on the support bracket? That's pretty crazy! What happened?
  20. How bout these?

    How bout these?
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    I had the exact same experience. Came up on...

    I had the exact same experience. Came up on target better (the Glock would tend to come up high) and I really don't like the paddle holster mine came with. I love the gun though. I've only put...
  22. The AM only radio in my van. The Lennox...

    The AM only radio in my van. The Lennox "Wish-for-Heat" (Whisperheat). Wood ladders (step and extension) Conversion burners. B valves (the aluminum kind with the pilot line that went to a Baso...
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    To the OP, in regards to buying something online...

    To the OP, in regards to buying something online and having someone install it. Have you ever bought a steak at the grocery store and taken it to a fine restaurant to have them cook it? If not, why?
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    A socket with a small pipe wrench (8") As...

    A socket with a small pipe wrench (8")

    As others have said, if you can't pressure test it, at least pull the blower and check the secondary HX for corrosion around the return bends. Green and/or...
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    I ate my twin in the womb.:eek2:

    I ate my twin in the womb.:eek2:
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    Love the .50 (?) coolwhip! That thing set you...

    Love the .50 (?) coolwhip! That thing set you back $4-$5 per round?
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    The Amprobe Ultrasonic new is above 400.00 around...

    The Amprobe Ultrasonic new is above 400.00 around here. The H10 is over 600.00. Ultimately, it would be nice to have both. The nice thing about the ultra sonic is there is no sensor to replace. ...
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    They do work fantastic. I used one to pinpoint a...

    They do work fantastic. I used one to pinpoint a roof leak once. Transmitter in the attic and start scanning topside until you hear the "leak". It worked. I've also had great success finding...
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    Fantastic pizza. The Anchor is the same way in...

    Fantastic pizza. The Anchor is the same way in regards to minimal seating. It's also dirt cheap. I think the last time I was there I got a 1/2 lb. bacon cheeseburger, an order of fries (fresh cut)...
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    Mike, if you get a chance, run over to Superior...

    Mike, if you get a chance, run over to Superior and grab a burger, fries and beer at The Anchor Bar. Fantastic food from a nice little dive bar. It's located kind of beneath the bridge in the ship...
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    I usually wash them off in the tub, shake the...

    I usually wash them off in the tub, shake the excess water off and stick them back in the unit. I get eye rolls from the war department as well.
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    Maybe there is no problem? Perhaps the coil is...

    Maybe there is no problem? Perhaps the coil is for reheat for dehumidification?
  33. Yeah, some of the answers used to surprise me. ...

    Yeah, some of the answers used to surprise me. Not any more. It's too bad there is not a way to teach common sense. If I could figure that one out, I would be the richest man in the world.
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    There is no renewal on your EPA certification....

    There is no renewal on your EPA certification. Yet. I wouldn't be surprised if some day soon the government creates yet another fund raiser by requiring annual renewal though.
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    My profile in the upper right hand corner. Once...

    My profile in the upper right hand corner. Once in the profile screen, click on the "about me" tab. Click the pencil next to the item/s you want to edit.
  36. On one of my shop safety tests I have a fill in...

    On one of my shop safety tests I have a fill in the blank question:
    "I can talk safety all day long, but in the end safety boils down to two words. These two words are C___________ S_________." ...
  37. Thread: Trainer

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    Here's a pic of one of the trainers in the early...

    Here's a pic of one of the trainers in the early stages. Manual metering device and cap tube depending which valve is opened. Electric defrost from a refrigerator. R-134a.487381487391

    Sent from my...
  38. Thread: Trainer

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    We do something similar, except the students...

    We do something similar, except the students build and tear back down every year. By using isolation valves, we incorporate a manually operated metering device (valve), a cap tube and an expansion...
  39. Its in a shop so no big deal. Sent from my...

    Its in a shop so no big deal.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
  40. Thanks for the input tech45.

    Thanks for the input tech45.
  41. Thanks for the input John. I still need to...

    Thanks for the input John. I still need to figure out total equivalent length of my return and supply so I know which friction rate to use on the ductulator to size the supply trunks. The ACCA...
  42. Help with pressure loss on electric heat elements and calculating TEL of return

    Goodman electric heat kit HKR-08c being added to a 5 ton heat pump. Trying to size a duct system, but can't find any info on the pressure loss of this heat kit. Also, there will be two (2) returns...
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    Looks like someone hacked in a liquid line...

    Looks like someone hacked in a liquid line service valve backwards. Shouldn't the hose connection face out? Which in turn would give you room to hook onto the true suction port.
  44. I was doing a RNC, standing on a saw horse (dumb)...

    I was doing a RNC, standing on a saw horse (dumb) and jumped off (dumber still) and landed on a 1-5/8" drywall screw (the coarse threaded ones) that was standing on its head. It went through my boot...
  45. Why does this diagram show the true suction line...

    Why does this diagram show the true suction line and the discharge line off the compressor having reversed flow in heating/cooling?
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    Holy crap Rob! Is that for real or a misprint?

    Holy crap Rob! Is that for real or a misprint?
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    Yep. That's a pisser. I listen to them just...

    Yep. That's a pisser. I listen to them just about every day. And, unfortunately for me, I never got a chance to see them in concert. :(
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    Interesting perspective. Had never thought of it...

    Interesting perspective. Had never thought of it that way. If you do find documentation, I would certainly enjoy the read.
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    Air can only go in to the system if the system is...

    Air can only go in to the system if the system is out of refrigerant, in which case, what does it matter? A hose full of air at 0 psig will not flow into a system that has a positive pressure.
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    I'll pay the small fee for the peace of mind it...

    I'll pay the small fee for the peace of mind it provides me and the fact that I did what I could to keep another person employed.
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