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    Bwhahahahaha! Git-R-Done!

    Bwhahahahaha!

    Git-R-Done!
  2. Skunk defense system... :D When I did computer...

    Skunk defense system... :D

    When I did computer work I had an office manager that I loathed... I 'developed' IBS. Every time I could when she came over I let them rip. Then I apologized for my...
  3. Air handler and condenser on the same circuit

    I'm swapping an air handler for a friend, AC system only. It's a never ending surprise... I had to cut an access hole to get the old one out and the new one in. I wonder if they built the house...
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    They'll send samples. I had them send me the...

    They'll send samples. I had them send me the siltron and siltron 15 rods and they asked about the solder and I said "Sure, toss some of that in there too..." :)
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    NetBraze sent me a sample of their solder. Maybe...

    NetBraze sent me a sample of their solder. Maybe I'll have to pull that out and give it a try. I love their Siltron 15 brazing rods.

    http://netbraze.com/solders/big-ass-solder.html
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    You don't want to see the pipe I was working on...

    You don't want to see the pipe I was working on the other day. I could not for the life of me solder it up. Leaked every time. So I took out the big torch and brazed it in about 2 seconds and it was...
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    Or CSST installed as a poor mans union. Valve at...

    Or CSST installed as a poor mans union. Valve at the appliance of course so you have to shut the whole house off for service...
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    I've fished birds out, but never a squirrel...

    I've fished birds out, but never a squirrel...
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    Is that the old filter in the background in...

    Is that the old filter in the background in picture 2?
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    Oil furnace not working...

    Installed in 2002, never serviced...

    No valves, no filters and the lines are spray foamed into the walls. Two pipe system and I know if I don't pull the lines from the tank it'll siphon oil all...
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    Ok, this really has been bugging me, so I finally...

    Ok, this really has been bugging me, so I finally looked it up.

    IFG: 411.1.3.3, UPC: 1212.1 and IRC: 2422.1.2.3 prohibit the use of a connector through the appliance housing except where the...
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    It's surge protection with a quick disconnect...

    It's surge protection with a quick disconnect...
  13. Just pulled a boiler today and they had an...

    Just pulled a boiler today and they had an emergency cutoff switch like their supposed to... Only problem is it was wire nutted inside the box. The switch was just for decoration...
  14. Thank you... I've had a few other installers in...

    Thank you... I've had a few other installers in my area comment, saying "Why did you put that inside..." I was really starting to wonder if I was doing something wrong.
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    Obviously I'm not done with the install in that...

    Obviously I'm not done with the install in that picture and I was planning on supporting the pipe on the way down but tonight I broke the union to purge the line to fire the heater and it really...
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    This is more my style... Also, I think the...

    This is more my style...


    Also, I think the zoomy pipe is a keeper... :p
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    I like reading the NTSB reports when they get to...

    I like reading the NTSB reports when they get to contributing factors... "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate vertical separation with terrain is a contributing factor to the crash..."

    If you...
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    I'm doing a boiler to forced air conversion and...

    I'm doing a boiler to forced air conversion and rushed to get the heater working in one of the apartments due to the extreme cold we were expecting and due to the fact the contractor running the job...
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    I've done tile before. I have the table saw...

    I've done tile before. I have the table saw version, but I'll have to try the overhead one, it looks easier.
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    In the Philly area NG is super cheap. WAY cheaper...

    In the Philly area NG is super cheap. WAY cheaper than electric. Before I decided to move I was going to install a powervent WH to replace my electric now that they've done away with off peak...
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    The word inoperable reminds me of an old aviation...

    The word inoperable reminds me of an old aviation mechanic's joke.

    Pilot: Nav inoperative in O.F.F. mode
    Mechanic: Try O.N. mode instead.

    Love how they're recycling the flue gasses into the...
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    Yup... I love metal, but this almost makes me...

    Yup...

    I love metal, but this almost makes me want to get the tools to do ductboard and flex duct just so I can show people how to do it correctly. I'm a noob in the field but already my work is...
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    I play guitar, the high E on my Les Paul is...

    I play guitar, the high E on my Les Paul is .010". I know the thickness very well... :)

    I was always told that you couldn't go into the cabinet with it. She still wants it replaced because it's a...
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    Nice gas piping.

    Went on a no heat call and saw this. Pressure switch was bad and I advised the owner of the fault of using an appliance connector inside the cabinet. I'm scheduled to go fix it in a few days and she...
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    Nice floor registers....

    This is at my new house. Pretty funny actually. It's hard to tell but it's so mashed up there's almost no air coming out.

    This is but the tip of the iceberg with the ductwork. Manual J says ~55k...
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    My favorite pet peeve to gripe about? Flex Duct....

    My favorite pet peeve to gripe about? Flex Duct.

    Got 15' to span? Use the whole 25' box - the homeowner is paying for it... We'll save him money on hangers, put one in the middle somewhere.... And...
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    I've had a few HD China cast iron fittings with...

    I've had a few HD China cast iron fittings with pinholes in them... But yeah, looks like not tight enough.
  28. I've got 500k right at the moment and it's about...

    I've got 500k right at the moment and it's about $650/yr. I got it through my All State rep but it's through Knightbrook insurance.

    I'm upping it to 1mil but I haven't got a quote back yet due to...
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    Yes, I plan on keeping all three right now. I...

    Yes, I plan on keeping all three right now. I want propane for cooking - no questions... :) I haven't looked at the cost difference between electric/oil/propane/HP hot water - yet... There's an...
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    I looked at the heating degree days with 65...

    I looked at the heating degree days with 65 degrees as a baseline and then again with 40 degrees as a baseline and created a ratio that I used to calculate the costs. So assuming I use heat only...
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    Ceilings are 9' or so, so that shouldn't be a...

    Ceilings are 9' or so, so that shouldn't be a problem. How much of a transition should I add?
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    Would the plenum thermostat be integrated with...

    Would the plenum thermostat be integrated with the vision pro or more mechanical like a NC limit switch that opens the connection to the HP above a certain temp?

    Also, would that be placed above...
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    Add heat pump to existing oil furnace

    I'm buying a new house that has a Bryant oil furnace with conventional air conditioning. I only casually looked at it, but tomorrow afternoon I'll be making a much more detailed inspection of the...
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    The HP WH will be in conditioned space. I'm...

    The HP WH will be in conditioned space. I'm planning a utility room for it where I want to keep a chest freezer. My thoughts are the chest freezer will help offset the HP WH to some degree. Not sure...
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    It's a slab and I'd have to break up the floor...

    It's a slab and I'd have to break up the floor for underfloor heat on the first floor. Ceilings are barely 8' so an over-pour isn't real attractive. Unless there's something I'm missing.

    The...
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    The house is in Oxford Pa. I want to loose...

    The house is in Oxford Pa.

    I want to loose the boiler to reclaim the utility space as well as get rid of the tube and fin radiators.

    I'm also thinking propane backup because I will have it...
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    System design ideas

    Ok, this one is for my personal house, or at least I hope it will be my personal house. I'm putting an offer in an offer on a kind of weird cape cod style house. It's 1,700 sf total, two stories and...
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    Found a pic I took of when granny went into the...

    Found a pic I took of when granny went into the gas meter...
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    well oiled used burner...

    Went to quote a new system and found something very odd... The was an old burn left on the floor that was T'd into the oil line. Only the supply was hooked up, but in the furnace itself the return...
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    Hey, I'm hear to lean. Can't do that if I blindly...

    Hey, I'm hear to lean. Can't do that if I blindly ignore advice from people, so I'm a little taken aback that you would just assume I wouldn't take your advice.

    I agree, but sometimes it's not...
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    At least they taped the seams they could reach...

    At least they taped the seams they could reach...
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    And that's the reason I built a crappy looking...

    And that's the reason I built a crappy looking but removable fence for my unit... 12 years now and no rot on the fins despite 2 dogs that LOVE to mark...
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    Nope. It's fully boxed. Look at the screws near...

    Nope. It's fully boxed. Look at the screws near the floor, that's where I joined the two pieces.

    I forget what size the boiler was but it was the smallest one they had in stock. Still probably...
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    Yeah, the supply house gave me a 230v pump and I...

    Yeah, the supply house gave me a 230v pump and I didn't check so I had to come back and finish.
  45. When I replaced the service in my house I had a 6...

    When I replaced the service in my house I had a 6 zone fuse panel fed from a 60A fuse disconnect with #12 wire. It was only 2 feet or so which is why it worked but it did creep me out to think it had...
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    Higher static pressure :D Guess I should run a...

    Higher static pressure :D

    Guess I should run a TESP...

    Right now this is a feasibility study basically to see if a 3.5t unit can replace a 2.5t unit economically. Otherwise the window unit...
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    I just got $2.65/lb for #2 scrap copper. A...

    I just got $2.65/lb for #2 scrap copper.

    A contractor friend of mine just got hit on a commercial triplex. He called and told me and thanked me for being behind on installing my line sets... :)
    ...
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    The AH is in a closet on an interior wall, so it...

    The AH is in a closet on an interior wall, so it would require some work.
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    No real room for insulation, but I agree with...

    No real room for insulation, but I agree with you. The third floor apartment is built into the attic. It's plaster on lath and a bit convoluted to blow in insulation. Plus there would be no room for...
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    undersized suction line.

    A friend of mine has an 1890's mansion converted to a triplex where each floor is an apartment. The installer botched the calculations and undersized the unit for the top floor and it doesn't keep up...
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