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  1. Thread: Nice Easy Day

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    BB ruins all the fun. :grin2: There is a book by...

    BB ruins all the fun. :grin2:
    There is a book by James A. Swan called Nature as Teacher and Healer where he suggests our bodies have a cellular memory and to find out what your ancestors ate....
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    Why? Either the condenser sub cools the...

    Why? Either the condenser sub cools the refrigerant or if it doesn't, if not why. What's going on?
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    Exactly. The problem with some tests is answers...

    Exactly. The problem with some tests is answers can be subjective. I remember one where the right answer wasn't listed. I wrote the formula next to their choices and explained to the admin. He...
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    If it were some attempt at capacity control I...

    If it were some attempt at capacity control I don't think the reed would be left in the head. Sounds like someone got in a hurry or just didn't understand.
    Maybe the journeyman told his apprentice...
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    I had a question on a test that made me scratch...

    I had a question on a test that made me scratch my head a bit. It was "What's the Most important thing to do when installing a flared fitting?"
    Something like that. I thought torque? wrench type?...
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    As someone drilled the holes there is probably a...

    As someone drilled the holes there is probably a T&B report somewhere. That report might save you some work.
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    Duct liner helps most if there are at least two...

    Duct liner helps most if there are at least two elbows in the duct run. The change in direction helps baffle the noise.
    As far as Safe n Sound goes I'd be very careful about placing them in an air...
  8. Before Montreal I built a sort of recovery system...

    Before Montreal I built a sort of recovery system using a refer tank with a valve also on the bottom. Worked for years. Got to watch bad contaminants though.
    I guess the tank could be tossed after...
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    I like it especially the bobber.

    I like it especially the bobber.
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    Who makes those covers for line sets? I remember...

    Who makes those covers for line sets? I remember Diceman had them on a job he did.
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    I posted on the wrong thread. Never...mind!!!

    I posted on the wrong thread. Never...mind!!!
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    Well you called it. In my Local that's a first...

    Well you called it. In my Local that's a first year six months into the education.
    Look I'm glad he tried to figure it out but the easier (Best) way is to become an actual apprentice and do the...
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    I remember a evap cooler on a roof with plywood...

    I remember a evap cooler on a roof with plywood duct work.
  14. Thread: Call

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    Call

    Call your Mom!
  15. Thread: huffing r22

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    With the price of refrigerant it's a wonder the...

    With the price of refrigerant it's a wonder the copper thieves haven't been stealing the juice too.
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    I would go to the experts who have the...

    I would go to the experts who have the experience. Like steveriegh mentioned, B&G can help.
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    Those of us that take pride in not just our...

    Those of us that take pride in not just our abilities but in the way we have crafted our skills also often put too much trust in mans ideas. We tend to over believe in mans abilities.
    I've spent a...
  18. Thread: huffing r22

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    I had a near death experience with R11. I was in...

    I had a near death experience with R11. I was in a mechanical room changing deyers and didn't know the crew was blowing R11 through the system and it was coming out in the mechanical room. I had a...
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    I'll never be convinced that nuclear power is...

    I'll never be convinced that nuclear power is safe. There have been three major events so far that we know of.
    Homer Simpson works in the Springfield plant. There are a lot of Homers out there....
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    Only problem is it's hard to know who's grill it...

    Only problem is it's hard to know who's grill it is unless it's manufacturer is known. Even in the specs the contractor might have been given the ok to substitute. Sometimes you need to SWAG it by...
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    Reverse flow can also happen on a straight piece...

    Reverse flow can also happen on a straight piece of duct. It happens when static pressure drops to zero or almost. Over-sized duct or poor air delivery. It's called vena contracta. The velocity of...
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    Great idea. Why not build it on your fault line....

    Great idea. Why not build it on your fault line. Fukashema or how ever it's spelled would be a distinct possibility.
    I knew Mr. Carrier would spoil us. I can't feel to much as I don't have ac. Just...
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    X2 It's also a good parts cleaner with a low...

    X2 It's also a good parts cleaner with a low flash point. It doesn't smell anymore.
    Old hot rodders used to say Gasoline is for cleaning parts, alcohol is for drinking and nitro is for racing.
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    I'd look at the install before I'd blame the...

    I'd look at the install before I'd blame the filter.
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    I don't believe you should let others make a...

    I don't believe you should let others make a safety decision for you. Your the one that has to live with the results.
    Sooner or later superstitious people need to get out of the 12th century. It's...
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    Some years ago I got involved in a three story...

    Some years ago I got involved in a three story gov building that froze a fire sprinkler in the pent house on Thanksgiving and wasn't discovered for four days.
    Doing a little detective work I found...
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    You're not alone. Some have tried in the past to...

    You're not alone. Some have tried in the past to have a T&B forum but it hasn't happened. I think many would benefit.
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    It's good to understand the difference between...

    It's good to understand the difference between frost and ice. Two different problems. Ice is most often caused by low air flow and frost by low refrigerant flow. Usually the best method to figure the...
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    Actually the problems happen when you quit...

    Actually the problems happen when you quit wommitting. and that does happen. someday you just quit getting sick no matter how much you might drink. NO MATTER HOW MUCH. Something changes inside you....
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    Drink too much wadka you wommit!!

    Drink too much wadka you wommit!!
  31. Even if he was intelligent he wouldn't look it....

    Even if he was intelligent he wouldn't look it. What customers think of your company is usually who they meet at the door.

    Is there some reason the person can't get some teeth? I don't know if...
  32. I use an impact driver for most things and have a...

    I use an impact driver for most things and have a lot more luck driving Phillips. I probably wouldn't have an impact driver except for a piece in Fine Home Building called something like "Why you...
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    Most vibration problems are solved either by...

    Most vibration problems are solved either by dampening or adding mass. Rubber compressor feet are an example of dampening. Compressor vibration can be mechanical or harmonics from the discharge...
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    On airplanes, cracks are usually stop drilled. A...

    On airplanes, cracks are usually stop drilled. A hole somewhat larger than the crack is drilled at both ends of the crack. This helps the crack from traveling.
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    The fix for most vibration problems is to add...

    The fix for most vibration problems is to add mass. Adding mass moves the pipe out of the harmonics the compressor is creating. One Carrier fix for a semi-hermetic was a foot long piece of angle iron...
  36. Let me introduce a challenge of sorts.The next...

    Let me introduce a challenge of sorts.The next time you have an under performing system instead of pulling out the arsenal begin with just your senses. All of them. (no one watching) What you...
  37. When I was introduced to this trade we didn't...

    When I was introduced to this trade we didn't have gauge sets where a Gennie came out and whispered what the problem was. No electronic anythings. No RMS meters, No electronic thermometers.
    What we...
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    Ya but you'd need to include all of humanity. And...

    Ya but you'd need to include all of humanity. And if you think 'The People" are any more competent go on a jury.
    I've had the thought that if I was being tried I might prefer a computer to a jury....
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    Don't overlook this. It's one of Carrier's weak...

    Don't overlook this. It's one of Carrier's weak areas. You can't just look from the outside you actually have to remove the screws and split the coils apart. Sometimes they will look like a plugged...
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    I'd use the high side for the tool because I most...

    I'd use the high side for the tool because I most likely will add the refrigerant to high side initially. There was a time where after the vacuum a small amount of gas was added just enough to break...
  41. Thread: ACT Test

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    One refer job isn't the same as another. I knew a...

    One refer job isn't the same as another. I knew a guy that was a tech for a brand and left to do refer work at Fermilab accelerator. That would seem to be more interesting than crawl spaces.
    One...
  42. Thread: Dispatchers

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    I guess some people respond to things that way....

    I guess some people respond to things that way. Like watching Dumb and Dumber.
    Some dispatchers can be very frustrating as most have never ran a call. I had to tell one "Me Tarzan, you Jane" just...
  43. I used my cutting head like a rosebud for years...

    I used my cutting head like a rosebud for years with good results. Larger pipe of course or where I need a lot of heat fast. Try it you'll like it.
    As far as what solder to use I packed them all and...
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    A lot of information about returns was based on...

    A lot of information about returns was based on models that showed the air movement to the return incorporating the whole space. Newer models showed that not to be true. The air movement takes place...
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    During summer break from HS I worked at a fast...

    During summer break from HS I worked at a fast food place. The cook was a skinny guy that would sweat like crazy. All over the food he was cooking.
    He never seemed to notice.
  46. Actually it has to do with intolerance. That's...

    Actually it has to do with intolerance. That's mostly what I'm hearing here. the original post here about the Indiana law created a slew of defenders of Christianity. Strange brew because Jesus...
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    I'm not surprised because many contractors are...

    I'm not surprised because many contractors are simply rat shops. Our Union includes OSHA, Hazmat, and other safety training (ladder safety example) training as a requirement to work. I know UA does...
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    I knew a guy that used to take unsafe chances on...

    I knew a guy that used to take unsafe chances on his ladder. I mentioned this to him several times but he continued. I finally told him I was calling his wife and telling her what he's been doing....
  49. Brian, you really don't know how to make an...

    Brian, you really don't know how to make an argument, do you? What makes you think I might have "boney frail fingers"?
    Also don't assume I'm a liberal. I feel I'm a liberal libertarian, what ever...
  50. Also, isn't it up the the individual to determine...

    Also, isn't it up the the individual to determine what common sense is. Your kidding right? So Brian, just who is it up to??????This statement is absurd. WTF?

    I'll guess you made a typo because...
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