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    If he can't get it to run, it isn't gonna help to...

    If he can't get it to run, it isn't gonna help to hang gauges on it!
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    I've still got my original JB that I bought in...

    I've still got my original JB that I bought in 1979. A second JB came my way for $150 in 1982, from a tech's widow. (still have it) Also have a Ritchie that is heavier than my ex wife. Now using...
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    Johnstone used to sell a wonderful yellowjacket...

    Johnstone used to sell a wonderful yellowjacket spray, but they quit carrying it. The stuff they have now works, but it isn't as potent as the original stuff. Wish I could find it.
  4. Was involved with ammonia way back in the early...

    Was involved with ammonia way back in the early 80s, when I was working for a large company that eventually was absorbed by their competitor. The ammonia guys, (most of them older) showed up at the...
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    I only use kick starters to get a customer by on...

    I only use kick starters to get a customer by on a weekend or evening call. I believe in OEM parts, for start components
  6. Yeah, me too. I miss the Nat. Gas stuff. All we...

    Yeah, me too. I miss the Nat. Gas stuff. All we have here is propane. Talk about regulator probs. The local gas co. installed a half million BTU high press. reg. upside down, so the vent filled up...
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    The first two years were tough. I rolled pretty...

    The first two years were tough. I rolled pretty smoothly for the next 17. Then I decided to move to the beach, so I sold my customer base to a friend, and made the move. I started over in a small...
  8. call the gas co. and tell em you have "regulator...

    call the gas co. and tell em you have "regulator creep." It occurs from time to time in gas co. regs. They never warned us about it until I unknowingly hooked my gauge type manometer up to a gas...
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    And when all else fails, call the man.

    And when all else fails, call the man.
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    You can reinforce a crack in a line with silfoss...

    You can reinforce a crack in a line with silfoss if you anneal the fitting by doing your repair and them quenching the repair with a lot of water. The water anneals the copper and actually makes it...
  11. We do it a lot here in the PNW because we also...

    We do it a lot here in the PNW because we also have electric heat as our main source of heat and usually use pellet stoves or wood heat as a supplemental source of warming. It's really great if you...
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    You become a part of a lot of families. I had an...

    You become a part of a lot of families. I had an occasion just last week where I was at the local Chinese restaurant dealing with a Rinnai water heater that was leaking like a sieve, and all rusted...
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    I've been doing this kind of work since 1963. ...

    I've been doing this kind of work since 1963. The most popular theory of all of my customers is "My unit isn't cooling. I think you need to come and add some of that juice to it." I've spent...
  14. Be prepared for lower wages, and because of the...

    Be prepared for lower wages, and because of the influx of people like you, (Californians) the cost of living has increased in the past 10 years, and is comparable to urban areas in Salt Lake, and...
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    Leaving them off is like nose picking. Bad...

    Leaving them off is like nose picking. Bad Habit! the guys that do this mount motors with two bolts instead of four, put panels back on with one screw instead of six, and just generally are lazy.
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    Call the man. Sage advise that Andy always gave...

    Call the man. Sage advise that Andy always gave Aunt Bea when her washer broke. Goober and Gomer always wants to repair it for her.
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    Need more info, like pressures , superheat, and...

    Need more info, like pressures , superheat, and subcool. Sure sounds like an airflow problem.
  18. Thread: boat cooler

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    I'd call Integrated Marine. They have all the...

    I'd call Integrated Marine. They have all the equipment and knowledge to do the job. They specialize in marine applications.
  19. What language do you speak fluently?

    What language do you speak fluently?
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    Dontcha just love home inspectors. Had one tell...

    Dontcha just love home inspectors. Had one tell a homeowner that their A/C wasn't operating properly. They called me out to check it out. walked around the house looking for a condensing...
  21. I've experienced the same problems with homemade...

    I've experienced the same problems with homemade concession trailers here. In particular an elephant Ear wagon, and a burger and fry and fish and chips trailer. Very similar experience as ECtofix....
  22. Short Course??? Yeah, apply to a school district...

    Short Course??? Yeah, apply to a school district and get your dust pan and broom and mop, and after you clean classrooms and restrooms for 10 years maybe one of the old guys in the boiler room will...
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    When I worked union, I did commercial...

    When I worked union, I did commercial refrigeration and some HVAC. None of it was residential. It was very interesting, diversified work, and I enjoyed everything that I did with the exception of...
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    There's nothing wrong with adding the sight...

    There's nothing wrong with adding the sight glass. Sounds like the line set size is OK, and some of the performance specs are spot on while a couple are puzzling. Most of us would have not used the...
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    Even back in the day of 80% furnaces, I always...

    Even back in the day of 80% furnaces, I always installed a fresh air intake into a mechanical room of 1" per 1000 BTUs . I never did it on residential installs in garages, however. Usually it was...
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