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    Greg - Central Kansas - where it's windy and we...

    Greg - Central Kansas - where it's windy and we make power from it.
  2. Thread: Testo 330-1

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    Testo 330-1

    I have a Testo 330-1 that seems to eat CO sensor cells. Anyone have similar problems. The highest reading the last cell encountered was 3100 ppm. A high CO warning alarmed and it was removed...
  3. Let's see... the Wilson sisters are from there. ...

    Let's see... the Wilson sisters are from there. Ann & Nancy Wilson from Heart. Some killer rock n roll! I still think it's the coffee.
  4. Could it be Starbucks© and all that expensive,...

    Could it be Starbucks© and all that expensive, highly caffienated coffee putting them on edge?
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    About Da@N time!!

    http://men.msn.com/articlepm.aspx?cp-documentid=5444427&GT1=10416

    Haven't we all been waiting for these things long enough? Now, if I only had a spare $155,000 or $250,000 sitting around.
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    Yes, I'd rather have either of their money...

    Yes, I'd rather have either of their money compared to mine. I much prefer split systems and neither are my personal preferred brands.
  7. Thread: ifc walls

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    R-20 to R-25 is typical of ICF- do not fall...

    R-20 to R-25 is typical of ICF- do not fall victim for some of the 'equivelant to R-50' or similar claims. But the right, or maybe I should say the wrong builder can still make one leak like a...
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    Tray- if your avatar is her mother... what do you...

    Tray- if your avatar is her mother... what do you like to play with?

    My wife has collected Barbie® dolls for a number of years now- somewhere just over 2,000 of those d#%$ things fill our home. ...
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    Icemeister- your data was very helpful. Thanks...

    Icemeister- your data was very helpful. Thanks so much. I'll finish running the numbers and send to the store for their application to the USDA. I never worked on case coolers and wasn't certain...
  10. Thread: Buy a Coleman

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    I wondered if anyone could ever improve on the...

    I wondered if anyone could ever improve on the Popiel Pocket Fisherman® and leave it to the folks at Coleman! OOOOOOOOOOOOaaa, OOOOOOOOOOOaaa, OOOOOOOOOOOOaaa as 'John Boy' would say.
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    You sure the Knight hasn't had any press on this...

    You sure the Knight hasn't had any press on this site? I've praised it a number of times here. My first choice for mod/con - Knight. My second choice - Knight. I've put in a number of Munchies &...
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    No way would I believe that as real. Got to be a...

    No way would I believe that as real. Got to be a doctored photo.
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    Thanks, Icemeister! I never worked on anything...

    Thanks, Icemeister!

    I never worked on anything but HVAC when I did service work. We did not work on refrigeration or ice equipment, so I'm a little out of my realm here.

    Sales company data: 6...
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    Thanks, Jabarco- that's the kind of info I need...

    Thanks, Jabarco- that's the kind of info I need to use. So far, no valid response from the sales business, manufacturer referred me to the sales. I keep going in circles. I may use your as an EWAG...
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    Consider an electric water heater. Look for one...

    Consider an electric water heater. Look for one with an energy factor of 0.95 or greater. No combustion air needed, no vent piping needed, therefore both your concerns are solved. If you have...
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    It's an open self-service type. As for sales...

    It's an open self-service type. As for sales information "Typical payback is within the first six months" & "Ongoing energy savings up to 16% annually after payback..." This is unacceptable for...
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    Meat case operation time

    I've been asked to do an energy audit for a small grocery store for a USDA loan/grant application. They are planning to replace some meat case coolers and I need to determine approximate energy...
  18. One thing that is often neglected is the final...

    One thing that is often neglected is the final cost of the exchange field. Once it's installed, the PE tubing will be there and should function a long, long time. The upfront cost of installing...
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    Maybe... Blazing Saddles. It's amazing how much...

    Maybe... Blazing Saddles. It's amazing how much the railroad industry affected the taming of the West and the sacrifices made to see the job completed. Wasn't Twili was in that movie? As one of...
  20. Thread: floor heat

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    sorry posted in wrong thread!

    sorry posted in wrong thread!
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    I think maybe your inspector is confusing air...

    I think maybe your inspector is confusing air conditioning condensate with fuel gas exhaust condensate, such as that from a condensing furnace or boiler. Big difference. Do him/her a favor and...
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    I've never seen a right angled 45/90 combo-ell. ...

    I've never seen a right angled 45/90 combo-ell. Our local supply house doesn't carry them.
  23. "To Know Him is to Love Him". Describes me...

    "To Know Him is to Love Him". Describes me pretty, well I think... 'nuff said.
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    Ralph hit it- wheels and ground speed mean...

    Ralph hit it- wheels and ground speed mean absolutely nothing to lift on a winged air craft. Blimp would be a different story. Lift is created by air pressure, not wind. Facing an air craft into...
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    We've installed a lot of them on sensitive...

    We've installed a lot of them on sensitive electronics, but mainly at the customer's request. They really don't cost that much, but I often wonder their actual capabilities of protecting a system. ...
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    When we perform a duct test, I have a theatrical...

    When we perform a duct test, I have a theatrical fogging machine, something like a DJ would use for special effects. The Duct Blaster pressurizes a home's ductwork and the fogger injects a little...
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    Now that... is a radiant barrier. Without a gap,...

    Now that... is a radiant barrier. Without a gap, nothing can "radiate", plain and simple. I like your crew it looks like they're having way too much fun! Having recently helped at a Habitat...
  28. Thread: WTF (Not HVAC)

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    I showed this to my wife and she told me of a...

    I showed this to my wife and she told me of a horror story her family went through. In the early '70's her dad loaned his pickup to some family friend one day. He was moving and had mattresses and...
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    The heat is radiant from the sun right up to the...

    The heat is radiant from the sun right up to the point it strikes the surface of the roof. The heat energy then transfers into the attic via conduction. It's that simple- radiant energy transfer...
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    Low tech option- filter whistle, as previously...

    Low tech option- filter whistle, as previously mentioned is available at Niagara Conservation. Better yet, just make a quick inspection of the filter each month, pick a date and put it on your...
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    I don't remember my first post, but I remember...

    I don't remember my first post, but I remember the thread that made me change my user ID from my real name to a psuedoname. Some bozo from Florida insulted my mother and apparently wanted to have...
  32. Thread: Furnace help!

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    The short answer to your question is- YES the...

    The short answer to your question is- YES the 310AAV is a contractor grade. This is the one Bryant model your contract specifically asked to not be installed. Bryant doesn't make a furnace with...
  33. Thread: WTF (Not HVAC)

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    Unsafe practices & bad fashion taste granted, but...

    Unsafe practices & bad fashion taste granted, but doesn't the Missouri license tag kinda' sum it all up with no excuses necessary??? I've seen dumber things here and probably have done some dumber...
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    I see your temp reading, but the jury is still...

    I see your temp reading, but the jury is still out for me on radiant paint. Think about what anything 'radiant' needs to work - direct line of sight and an air gap. A painted on application has...
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    This story has been authenticated by history, if...

    This story has been authenticated by history, if not it still makes a good story. When Kit Carson was a young man, he was standing guard one night at a place called Pawnee Rock located not far from...
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    Milkman- I knew it was a scam once I saw your...

    Milkman- I knew it was a scam once I saw your name & pro status at the top of it all. For once, I observed the situation before I responded or I'd have fallen for your trap. Taking a lesson from a...
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    Your regions will vary. For example, a...

    Your regions will vary. For example, a manufactured home in Colorado has different insulation specifications than one made in any surrounding state. They do have often a "Colorado Insulation...
  38. Thread: PVC Venting..

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    I use those metal reinforced no-hub connectors in...

    I use those metal reinforced no-hub connectors in strategic places if the unit does not have some access connectors already built in.
  39. Thread: Habitat

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    Habitat

    Anyone ever help with a Habitat home? Locally, there is a brand new chapter, first and only home- no blitz. I show up for my first time and WTF?? Thank goodness I used to frame - not one thing...
  40. Our regional design temp is 100F. I have...

    Our regional design temp is 100F. I have personally never witnessed over 103F in my life here in Ks. I know it has exceeded that temp somewhere in the state at some time according to historical...
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    First, find out about your local codes by...

    First, find out about your local codes by literally asking or searching on your city's website. Any additions or amendments to standard codes will be listed somewhere at City Hall or maybe on their...
  42. Thread: Consultant?

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    Twili- Nice resume! You might want to put a...

    Twili-
    Nice resume! You might want to put a little spin in the 'convicted felon' part, but qualifying it with 'no sex crimes' probably should do the trick- I'm sold on your honesty and you seem...
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    My sister-in-law is usually good for a laugh. ...

    My sister-in-law is usually good for a laugh. Darkest blonde hair you've ever seen. She called us one day complaining their computer and satellite dish didn't reset automatically from Daylight...
  44. Thread: Dirty Jobs

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    His former job was singer - opera, I think? Not...

    His former job was singer - opera, I think? Not many people in the entertainment industry would be willing to do what he does and do it with a grin. It seems like he really respects the hard...
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    I'm concerned about the Bear taking himself out...

    I'm concerned about the Bear taking himself out when he turns 40 or God forbid... 50.

    Holy crap man, it's just a birthday. OK, it's a little milestone, but still! Wish I was 30 again, not much...
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    Karst- Have you been to Carlsbad NM? We were...

    Karst- Have you been to Carlsbad NM? We were there four years ago. They have found and started exploring some caverns just a few miles away from Carlsbad Caverns that they say have a lot more miles...
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    Cool, so now how are the windows going to be...

    Cool, so now how are the windows going to be replaced? Simply popping out the old sashes and inserting a new frame inside. This leaves all the old leaks behind- cavities where the rope & weight...
  48. Thread: Kelsey Smith

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    I know what you mean about Kline. His only...

    I know what you mean about Kline. His only agenda while state AG was Dr. Tiller's abortion clinic. Because of that and the fact he didn't seem to accomplish much in office, I have concerns. My...
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    You will also find the wiring insulation inside...

    You will also find the wiring insulation inside the unit has a different temperature rating than houshold wiring. Confusing I know, but UL must approve what is inside equipment.
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    Contrary to what the window sales people say,...

    Contrary to what the window sales people say, windows are typically not a good energy investment. Savings is there, but it's minimal, especially compared to the investment required for them. Unless...
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