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    I suppose I should provide some context for the...

    I suppose I should provide some context for the post above. As there are people who are trying to develop such refrigeration systems:



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    Probably true. But if you think about it, the...

    Probably true.

    But if you think about it, the Thermador Car Cooler (as pictured above) does work off the refrigeration principle. I suppose the reason it is not considered a true ďA/C systemĒ is...
  3. Yeah, but that thread is ancient (2009) Ö I just...

    Yeah, but that thread is ancient (2009) Ö I just thought we might have some fun with newer members, some of whom have never seen this humorous plea.

    Itís not like people google/search ďdihydrogen...
  4. Should Dihydrogen monoxide (R-718) be banned from use?

    The refrigerant R-718 (Dihydrogen Monoxide) causes thousands of deaths per year. You can learn more about this killer compound here: http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

    Do you support banning this...
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    Even R-718? Better hold your breath. ...

    Even R-718?

    Better hold your breath.

    :whistle:
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    Or you could completely replace the current A/C...

    Or you could completely replace the current A/C system with a R-718 system, as pictured below. The one problem with these older R-718 systems is that they continually need recharged, but I believe...
  7. Thread: Turning Vanes

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    That is how it works in most cases with squirrel...

    That is how it works in most cases with squirrel cage type fans, centrifugal water pumps etc. -- as you close off the flow, the blower or pump will draw less current. What happens is that the air (or...
  8. Thread: Turning Vanes

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    He could price them as an extra and then give the...

    He could price them as an extra and then give the owner a quick demonstration of the improved air flow.

    On second thought, improved air flow will actually make the blower pull more electrical...
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    If the job affords them then I think they are a...

    If the job affords them then I think they are a great idea. I like blowing in the duct and running to the end and feeling my breath come out, that just doesn’t happen without turning vanes.
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    I guess so. In our area we have had very...

    I guess so. In our area we have had very unusually high temperatures, record breaking temperatures. Our fruit trees actually have fruit on them. Hurray!
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    I donít care about global warming. Warmer eras...

    I donít care about global warming. Warmer eras are called ďprimesĒ because life flourished under them. I do care about pollution, and I care about dependency on exhaustible natural resources. I...
  12. I believe you are right. I am misreading that...

    I believe you are right. I am misreading that line as weight when it is referring to volume.

    Well, I learned something. I am amazed at how much refrigerant is left in a bottle. I just wouldnít...
  13. I still canít come close to your number. See...

    I still canít come close to your number.

    See this chart and go to the 70F line. That line says that at 135 psia (121 psig) 75 lbs of liquid volume will convert to .4027 lbs (6.4 oz) of vapor at...
  14. Ok, I found a conversion calculator...

    Ok, I found a conversion calculator and the expansion rate of liquid R22 is 385 times to gas at 1 atmosphere. So 30 lbs divided by 385 equals .0779 lbs.

    Of course this isnít exact because new...
  15. That number seems high to me. I couldnít find the...

    That number seems high to me. I couldnít find the expansion rate of R-22, but propane is similar enough to R-22 that it can be used as a drop in replacement (usually not legally).

    The expansion...
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    I think most individuals would find it very...

    I think most individuals would find it very comforting to know that no matter what happens, they will always have some land to use, to make their own sustenance, and that they could never be...
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    Sorry John, but it simply is so . It is proved by...

    Sorry John, but it simply is so . It is proved by the Henry George Theorem, so that fact is not up for debate:

    "The Henry George Theorem, named for 19th century U.S. political economist and...
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    No John, for the really patient landowner, if...

    No John, for the really patient landowner, if they just wait long enough, the city will bring all that and more within close grasp, and all for free. The favorite trick of a land speculator is to...
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    That is great if you like paying twice for what...

    That is great if you like paying twice for what you get:

    A man goes to a real estate agent in a town, wanting to build a factory.
    The agent says "I have the ideal plot size." She takes him out of...
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    Most homeowners pay them out of their wages. As...

    Most homeowners pay them out of their wages. As for landlords, they presumably pay them out of the rents they collect.

    The problem with the current tax system is that part of the rents the...
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    If we stick with the current system of income...

    If we stick with the current system of income taxes, then they need to be way more progressive, like they were in the 50ís and 60ís.

    Taxes that fall on privileges are the least harmful to the...
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    Maybe Iím just doing a poor job of explaining the...

    Maybe Iím just doing a poor job of explaining the land value tax system. Perhaps you could take a few minutes and read this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geolibertarianism

    Once you have read...
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    That is not true of all the land, much of it was...

    That is not true of all the land, much of it was simply given away, and even on the land where it is true the buyer knew he would be taxed for owning it.

    At any rate, the earth is a gift from God...
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    The landowner is nothing at all like an investor....

    The landowner is nothing at all like an investor. In the true meaning of the word, investment means to supply something that otherwise wouldn’t be available. If I invest in a garden, then fruits and...
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    It most certainly is a privilege. A land title...

    It most certainly is a privilege. A land title is just a piece of paper issued by government which allows the holder to exclude everyone else from what nature freely provided. Land is not earned, it...
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    No, everything is taken into consideration. ...

    No, everything is taken into consideration.


    Your right, farmers ARE producers, but landowners are NOT producers. In economics, farming is an occupation and landowning is a privilege -- they are...
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    No, I do not have it backwards. You are simply...

    No, I do not have it backwards. You are simply not clear on the definitions. Land values by definition excludes all improvements made to the land. The privately supplied infrastructure to which you...
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    John, I may still be learning HVAC (I was...

    John, I may still be learning HVAC (I was licensed in another trade but it became too boring), but I know the subject of fair taxation in far greater detail than you.



    If you read the OP then...
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    I donít support taxing the rich per se, except to...

    I donít support taxing the rich per se, except to the extent that their riches came from monopolistic privilege, and on that count I would support taxing them extremely heavy.

    But as far as...
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    Right, and the rich can always do their...

    Right, and the rich can always do their consumption in foreign lands, while capturing income from this lands publicly provided infrastructure. A sales (consumption) tax is a recipe for economic...
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    If the market sees no benefit from ownership of a...

    If the market sees no benefit from ownership of a parcel of land, then the land is of little value and the owner would pay little or no tax.


    The lands value is determined by the market, if the...
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    Sorry, but you are wrong. The MOST appropriate...

    Sorry, but you are wrong. The MOST appropriate means of collecting taxes is beneficiary pay. And you can tell who is benefiting most from government by observing who has the most valuable land, and...
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    Destructive Taxes

    Most government revenue is collected through destructive taxation. Income taxes discourage the production of wealth. Sales taxes discourage beneficial trade. Taxes on property improvements discourage...
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    I think you did a great job of explaining this in...

    I think you did a great job of explaining this in simple terms and I agree with you in terms of normal refrigeration. On the other hand, in more technical terms, you can use straight gases to...
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    Iíve been there twice while on vacation. Now that...

    Iíve been there twice while on vacation. Now that my children are older Iíd like to revisit.

    When I was there they had an SR-71 Blackbird parked out front. The battle ship is amazing, for anyone...
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    So is your avatar the U.S.S. Alabama? Have you...

    So is your avatar the U.S.S. Alabama? Have you been to Mobile?
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    Maybe one thing we can all agree on is that if...

    Maybe one thing we can all agree on is that if kept below certain levels, the consumption of fossil fuels does not damage the economy or environment. Alternately, I think most honest people would...
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    In economic speak, privileges result where...

    In economic speak, privileges result where government acts to restrict the natural rights of a portion of its populace but allows another portion to be exempt from that restriction. Those who are...
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    Obamacare cannot relieve the high cost of...

    Obamacare cannot relieve the high cost of healthcare services, because it does nothing to address the root of the problem, which is the scarcity of healthcare service providers.
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    While the typical rightist manipulation is to...

    While the typical rightist manipulation is to pretend that government-issued/enforced privileges are not government involvement.
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    That is because everything else is just fluff,...

    That is because everything else is just fluff, tossed out as a distraction.

    Healthcare can never, never ever, be affordable unless we stop allowing the American Medical Association to control the...
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    Ok, after going back through the discussion, I...

    Ok, after going back through the discussion, I see that I may have misinterpreted what you wrote. If so, my confusion arose from this comment and the context in which it was offered:

    ďI certainly...
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    Exposing the truth is not being a troll. And I am...

    Exposing the truth is not being a troll. And I am using the term socialism in the same context as the writer of the post I was quoting. He wants government involvement, but only on terms which he...
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    Youíre the one who supports government enforced...

    Youíre the one who supports government enforced restrictions on healthcare services. It is those restrictions (which you are so fond of) that are pushing the cost of healthcare far beyond what many...
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    Well, what else can I say? I despise...

    Well, what else can I say? I despise government-issued privileges and how they masquerade as property in the capitalist system. These privileges are simply restrictions placed on society, but the...
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    And what about the critically charged units? Ah,...

    And what about the critically charged units? Ah, I remember now, thatís when you pull out the fishing scale.
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    Journeymen who are perfectly capable are also...

    Journeymen who are perfectly capable are also excluded.
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    Or in other words, you have no facts, you have no...

    Or in other words, you have no facts, you have no logic, so instead you will pretend that I am a doper.

    Just like everyone in the antebellum south had the opportunity to buy a slave; or that the...
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    Capitalism and freedom donít belong in the same...

    Capitalism and freedom donít belong in the same sentence. Every capitalist I have ever had the displeasure of chatting with has been a firm supporter of privilege. Privileges allow the privilege...
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    No, it is a fact. The consumers would hire...

    No, it is a fact.


    The consumers would hire them if given a chance Ö but that wouldnít be ďlegalĒ would it? What I find funny is that you pretend to support free markets, but then you want...
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