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    Another Phase Rotation Story.... got a call from...

    Another Phase Rotation Story.... got a call from a grocery store that several of their compressors had stopped cooling properly.... got there and 4 out of 10 compressors had gone out on low oil...
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    Phase Rotation Story.... got a call that a small...

    Phase Rotation Story.... got a call that a small water utility stopped pumping... all pumps were running.... as I was driving out I notice utility was doing some work out by the highway.... walked in...
  3. The guy looks like the protologist who overhauled...

    The guy looks like the protologist who overhauled his 350 chevy engine through the exhaust pipe.... :eek2:
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    Just put my grandson through Lindsey Cooper...

    Just put my grandson through Lindsey Cooper Refrigeration school in Irving Texas - he graduated today with Universal 608 cert and some know how.... $1950.00 .... two weeks 10 hours a day. I went to...
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    "But when I turned them on together, there was a...

    "But when I turned them on together, there was a small flash of fire and then nothing."

    I have had that same experience.... sometimes its just some smoke and no fire at alll..... but either way it...
  6. My grand kid is down the street in HVAC-R school...

    My grand kid is down the street in HVAC-R school right this minute... Im going to try and find a way to get that picture to them... or have the school access this website.. That is such a good...
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    It's 1/8 female IPS X 1/4 female flair adapter...

    It's 1/8 female IPS X 1/4 female flair adapter...
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    I have used several of the different kinds of...

    I have used several of the different kinds of shrinkable tubing for wire numbers... Raychem is one of the big ones but its a commercial system that costs thousands... there are several rather...
  9. Same formula = $207.90 per month based on the...

    Same formula = $207.90 per month based on the same assumptions as I listed above...
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    I was looking for my old Dial-A-Charge the other...

    I was looking for my old Dial-A-Charge the other day to show my grandson (who happens to be going through HVAC-R school as we speak.... It appears that my particular Dial-A-Charge has evolved into...
  11. Two 1/2 hp motors will cost you 33 cents per hour...

    Two 1/2 hp motors will cost you 33 cents per hour to run both of them at the same time.... so the numbers go like this.... the nec gives amperage at 9.8 amps for a 1/2 hp motor... so it's 9.8 x 120 =...
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    yes - the two trades complement each other... I...

    yes - the two trades complement each other... I have been in both for over 30 years
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    "I'm having trouble thinking of ways that it's...

    "I'm having trouble thinking of ways that it's less safe, too. "

    I have had the crap knocked out of me when the motor was replaced by a previous contractor without hooking up the ground wire.......
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    manufactures do that all the time to save money...

    manufactures do that all the time to save money on components - it is electrically correct and in the short term it is fine. However, In my opinion (which when combined with anywhere from 3 to 9...
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    The gas must be bad here.... had to install a...

    The gas must be bad here.... had to install a clean out for the drip leg ... LOL
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    approach the utility about taking payments on...

    approach the utility about taking payments on extending the gas... which is common... do away with the heat pump and go with forced air gas heat... do away with the electric hot water heat and go...
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    Reminds me of a cartoon that showed a plumber...

    Reminds me of a cartoon that showed a plumber handing his bill to a doctor... the doctor did a double take and swallowed hard then said "that is more than a doctor makes" the plumber said.... I...
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    well the pressure moving the cooling medium...

    well the pressure moving the cooling medium through the condenser will control how much temp gain there will be to that medium.... if the medium flows too slowly the rise of the temp of the medium...
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    oh and one other thing..... a few jumper wires...

    oh and one other thing..... a few jumper wires with clips...
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    Heating calls = 10 in 1 screwdriver, small wide...

    Heating calls = 10 in 1 screwdriver, small wide mouth crescent wrench, small screw gun, fluke 87, flash light, channel locks, needle nose pliers, all in a very small old military canvas bag.... If I...
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    Well after 22 years in Alaska I found the rock...

    Well after 22 years in Alaska I found the rock method for weather forecasting was the most accurate... practically every house had one.... you tie a sort of small rock on a string... In the morning...
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    According to my figuring based on averaging your...

    According to my figuring based on averaging your two run times your house needs 42210 BTU's at 5 degrees. So 45K would be very very close if it gets much colder there.... but the idea of a...
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    "target a subdivision" reminded me of a guy who...

    "target a subdivision" reminded me of a guy who was on a thievery mission in the A/C business one day in Dallas. He was going door to door and knocked on my door carrying a 30 jug of R22 and some...
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    Well the way I see it - when your employer wants...

    Well the way I see it - when your employer wants to pay you like that you are basically working in a partner ship... so you have to examine who is bringing what to the party. The boss has the truck,...
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    I got paid to repo it from the finance company...

    I got paid to repo it from the finance company and reinstall by the homeowner...
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