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  1. If I go to Delaware to buy something and bring it...

    If I go to Delaware to buy something and bring it into Maryland (either myself or have it shipped) I pay no sales tax... and it's completely legal. Explain how this is different than buying...
  2. As a whole, I am against the internet sales tax. ...

    As a whole, I am against the internet sales tax. I think we pay enough in taxes already. The argument that brick and mortar stores suffer does not take into account the fact that you don't have to...
  3. If the existing system is not currently in need...

    If the existing system is not currently in need of replacement then one option would be to add a system for the second floor now and to replace the first floor unit when you can afford to in the near...
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    A hot water line to a humidifier is an entirely...

    A hot water line to a humidifier is an entirely different subject than one to an ice machine. With the humidifier the water now requires less BTUs to evaporate off the pad. With an ice machine the...
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    I swear inducer motors lull DIYers into a false...

    I swear inducer motors lull DIYers into a false sense of security as to what is possible in venting a furnace.
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    Thank your son for his service for me Dice. ...

    Thank your son for his service for me Dice.

    BTW, was your son the impetus for a recent episode of Harry's Law wherein a soldier was rewarded (technically in the episode he wasn't rewarded it yet...
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    Definitely hasn't had a filter for a while. It...

    Definitely hasn't had a filter for a while. It also looks like it was sucking in lint from a dryer... not saying it was but looks like it.
  8. The short answer is yes, it would be better to...

    The short answer is yes, it would be better to not ever run the auxiliary heat if you don't need to in order to maintain temp. The two Pro's above me gave you a more detailed explanation as to why...
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    Damn, you posted that 3 minutes before me but...

    Damn, you posted that 3 minutes before me but it's basically the same thing I posted. :gah::grin2:
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    1) If I recall correctly, the default setting on...

    1) If I recall correctly, the default setting on a Honeywell Pro stat is 3 CPH for the compressor and 9 CPH for the electric heat. The backup heat does run simultaneously but only when the HP...
  11. If I'm reading this right the cable was...

    If I'm reading this right the cable was disconnected but not removed. Therefore I am wondering why it wouldn't be a simple matter of having the electrician hook it back up within the junction box. ...
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    A similar solution to skippedover: Use some 3/4"...

    A similar solution to skippedover:
    Use some 3/4" (or even better 1" PVC) to discharge the condensate pump into. Specifically have the vinyl discharge into a vertical 24" (this length isn't...
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    Whether the current system is sort of new or not...

    Whether the current system is sort of new or not they should be doing a proper Manual J in my opinion. How do they know whomever put in the previous system sized it properly according to a Manual J?...
  14. Thread: i'm 98%

    by platchford
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    Had the question said "Think of a colored tool" my answer would have been different but it said a color and a tool so I came up with green linemans... but I was picturing blue linemans in my head.
    ...
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    Regardless of whether you believe hot water...

    Regardless of whether you believe hot water freezes first or room temp water, the fact remains that there was no logical reason to hook up the hot water to the ice maker. They apparently told him...
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    :ditto:

    :ditto:
  17. From the link: "On the morning of the accident,...

    From the link:
    "On the morning of the accident, Stratton had dropped off her children at her sister's house when she was involved in a collision with a deer, which left her vehicle disabled on the...
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    :ditto::payattention: And has already been...

    :ditto::payattention:

    And has already been pointed out jump O to R as there is no need to have the reversing valve switch between cycles.
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    I'm not sure if you mentioned this as a good...

    I'm not sure if you mentioned this as a good dirty job for Mike Rowe or if you realized he actually did an episode on this (or a similar) style toilet. If I remember correctly he did the episode in...
  20. It sounds very similar to a system used by the...

    It sounds very similar to a system used by the retailer where my wife works. She receives a certain number of vacation days each year based on time with the company... currently something like 3...
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    Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how...

    Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how long the indoor unit will last... it really is a crap shoot... and the same could be said about the rest of the outdoor unit.

    You say it has a gas...
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    IMO, it depends on your budget and luck. Since...

    IMO, it depends on your budget and luck. Since the compressor was out of warranty I assume the air handler is as well. While it is somewhat unlikely that the air handler would have a major failure...
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    Can you upload a pic of your indoor unit? I'm...

    Can you upload a pic of your indoor unit? I'm trying to picture the furnace and heat strip setup. Did they just add a heat strip in the duct? This is why a pic would help.

    Based on your...
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    I've re-read your post and realized you said you...

    I've re-read your post and realized you said you have a furnace AND a heat pump with electric heat. How is the system setup? I was thinking more of a typical dual fuel setup with the furnace...
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    I assume you can use the flex once it's outside...

    I assume you can use the flex once it's outside the cabinet right? So $ just to run hard pipe out of the cabinet? And just before Christmas? :censored:
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    You could probably set your balance point lower...

    You could probably set your balance point lower to save money vs using the propane. You'll have to experiment with how low you can set it until the heat pump is no longer able to keep up with the...
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    That reminds me of driving 2+ hours away to a...

    That reminds me of driving 2+ hours away to a service call to replace a bad pressure actuated water regulating valve on a water-cooled batch ice cream freezer. Because the call was so far I had...
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    Funny, I had no problems signing up for a Lennox...

    Funny, I had no problems signing up for a Lennox account even before I got my EIN and business insurance. I guess maybe your luck varies with the region you're in. I am fortunate enough to have two...
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    I've never had anyone knock on my door but if I...

    I've never had anyone knock on my door but if I did I doubt a $90 service call would scare them away unless they were looking for a freebie. Our service call is $115 and $135 per hour after the...
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    Also, you didn't mention this but I am sure you...

    Also, you didn't mention this but I am sure you are aware... You don't need a CFC license for the HFCs like R410a, R404a, and R134a. You can buy those refrigerants without an EPA certification......
  31. If you don't like the VisionPro stat then you may...

    If you don't like the VisionPro stat then you may not find the iComfort any better. I'm not sure what you mean by saying the stat is hard to read but they are both touch screen stats and if you mean...
  32. Thread: Dennis

    by platchford
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    I'm assuming you mean combustion air intake for...

    I'm assuming you mean combustion air intake for the furnace rather than fresh air for the ducts... Regardless, while I don't condone using CPVC glue for PVC pipe (why not just buy the right stuff) I...
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    I'd agree with this assessment. Also, in today's...

    I'd agree with this assessment. Also, in today's economy you could very likely claim unemployment despite the fact that you 'quit' especially since, as freemind pointed out, what the boss told you...
  34. Depending on the length of the vent connections...

    Depending on the length of the vent connections and/or how well the installer cleared away any PVC shavings before gluing pieces together I have seen the rubber hoses and/or their connection points...
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    You'll have to decide for yourself if it's time...

    You'll have to decide for yourself if it's time to move on but I do agree it's awfully suspect for them not to want to help you complete an apprenticeship program especially given the fact that you...
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    Thanks for the physics lesson. I realize it's...

    Thanks for the physics lesson. I realize it's not only theory but fact. I still find it highly unlikely the round ever reached a Y apex and killed the poor girl at terminal velocity.



    While I...
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    I am especially surprised given that it was a...

    I am especially surprised given that it was a muzzleloader. Also, Mythbusters did an experiment shooting rifles in the air and collecting data on the impact of the round as it returned to Earth. ...
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    Thanks for the F.lux tips. I will look into the...

    Thanks for the F.lux tips. I will look into the driver but I have a GeForce not a Radeon. Parts of my screen are almost pink... or some such color. I may adjust the rate of change as well. As an...
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    Reheated in the toaster oven... you could also...

    Reheated in the toaster oven... you could also use the regular oven but it seems like a waste to heat a full-size oven up for a slice of pizza. I never microwave it... makes it tasty soggy.
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    Just downloaded F.lux and I am going to give it a...

    Just downloaded F.lux and I am going to give it a try. Currently trying to adjust to the odd shade of 'not blue' on the screen but I imagine I'll get used to it. Thanks for the info!
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    It would appear that Cannon Marketing is...

    It would appear that Cannon Marketing is 'wholesale foodservice equipment distributor and manufacturers representative' and one of their product offerings is Hoshizaki ice machines. I think their...
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    I've attended a 'Hoshizaki America Basic Service...

    I've attended a 'Hoshizaki America Basic Service Seminar' which lasted about 6-7 hours total. It included breakfast and lunch so the class itself was likely about 5 hours in length. I thought it...
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    I have seen that and/or a small fee to cover the...

    I have seen that and/or a small fee to cover the expenses of having to handle the warranty claim. After all, it's not like it doesn't require labor to process the warranty... how much depends on the...
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    Isn't that a downside to heat pumps in general? ...

    Isn't that a downside to heat pumps in general? At least with geothermal you have a pretty consistent output even as temperature drops. I'm not saying there is no decrease in output but it's not as...
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    By my (rough) calculations you would save between...

    By my (rough) calculations you would save between $150-$200 a year at the current rates. Given the current potential buyout of Constellation it wouldn't surprise me if it bites us in the @$$ and...
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    Cheapest AFTER taxes since many of the other...

    Cheapest AFTER taxes since many of the other countries tax the hell out of fuel. It would be more interesting to see how we compare before taxes.
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    I thought it was Sexiest Women of All Time......

    I thought it was Sexiest Women of All Time... that's what they said on the radio... but I went to the Men's Health website and sure enough they list it as hottest. I don't consider hottest and...
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    Do you really need to have unlimited? I have...

    Do you really need to have unlimited? I have 1400 minutes through ATT with a total of 4 phones, I use mine a tremendous amount of time and we still don't use all 1400 minutes. Evening and weekends...
  49. We install Lennox and the last time I was picking...

    We install Lennox and the last time I was picking up equipment I asked about the weather tab. No news yet according to the manager. It's sort of a pet peeve of mine that they have that tab and...
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    I'm surprised you say that it would take in the...

    I'm surprised you say that it would take in the order of 10 years to see a return on investment by going hybrid in this area. I live near BWI and I'm sure my rates are comparable to yours. Also,...
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