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  1. R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications...

    R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications it is used in, serviced and maintained by professionals.

    I've been in Auto Zone buying whatever (wiper blades, bulbs, wax, etc.) and I see some...
  2. Who's giving advice? Mr. Fixit came to a board...

    Who's giving advice?

    Mr. Fixit came to a board I read and asked about using Blue Rhino R-22. I never heard of such foolishness. It wouldn't be me, but I can just imagine you connecting to a system...
  3. I hope you realize that I say outrageous things...

    I hope you realize that I say outrageous things with a straight face. Sometimes to just get a funny rise out of some who notice the little gems I often place in my posts.

    Like getting R-22...
  4. Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix...

    Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix whatever ails you. Because the symptoms in the TV ad sound like what ails you.

    I'm still trying to convince my wife we need to get two old leg tubs to...
  5. You can't keep all that information to your self....

    You can't keep all that information to your self. You can go to Homey and on Saturdays, they have classes to cut you out of your jobs so they can sell your products for you to install and service for...
  6. According to the MSM, the Professionals charge...

    According to the MSM, the Professionals charge too much and the DIY'ers get hurt because Professionals won't show them how to do it so they can save money.

    You didn't know that?
  7. What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane...

    What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane refrigerant come in?

    I want to be able to tell. Grey like they have the Blue Rhino canisters at Home Depot?

    That's where the unlicensed EPA DIY...
  8. Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas...

    Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas meter regulator?

    How come the press didn't pick up on that?
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    The same as touching yourself can lead to...

    The same as touching yourself can lead to blindness or eye problems?

    Only one shake. Two and you run the risk of blindness.

    And one puff of a home rolled lawn cigarette will shortly lead to...
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    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If...

    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If not better.

    Grass in its various forms is the #1 agricultural crop grown in the USA. In case you didn't know that. How much time and money do you...
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    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off...

    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off grid"? They should be covered, and if you are only using one pipe to fill and draw off, the gravity tanks are only there to give elevation for pressure...
  12. It might be fun to look at the videos. You might...

    It might be fun to look at the videos. You might not get to the point.

    If you are getting air in a heated or chilled closed system, you do NOT have enough water pressure in the system. From the...
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    You could have knocked me over with a feather...

    You could have knocked me over with a feather with THAT observation.

    Those Reps at the supply house "Greet and Eat" sessions will tell you ANYTHING they think that you will believe. And a lot...
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    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and...

    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and doesn't de-humidify as well as the colder R-22. As it was explained to me by a really qualified (in my opinion) technician, R-410A could use more energy in...
  15. Thread: DIY Gas line

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    Is this for real and did this just happen in...

    Is this for real and did this just happen in 2009?

    I haven't seen aborted duct work like that since the 1970's. The duct work looks older than dirt. Are you sure that this wasn't a used furnace...
  16. I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be...

    I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be correct that the guy is using straight compression fittings. But it is very hard to tell the difference between inverted flare brake fittings from...
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    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power,...

    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power, they always connected to the hot side of the main breaker, before the breaker.

    I used to give them ship. I'd tell them that the only thing between...
  18. And then there's this. A little thing to...

    And then there's this.

    A little thing to remember when other "people" start cutting out or moving your equipment and they don't finish up the job.

    This should be a separate topic or...
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    What is snow? A PITA.

    What is snow?

    A PITA.
  20. Thread: Got shocked

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    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I...

    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I had my jobs to do, but it was understood by me (from the boss) that whatever the welder and his helper needed, I was to make it happen. The welder...
  21. Thread: Got shocked

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    That box is open to the weather? That looks...

    That box is open to the weather?

    That looks like a serious case of hackitis. No matter what you did, whomever installed that box like that did it improperly. If you had been killed, the Tort...
  22. I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that...

    I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that electrical appliance being that close to a swimming pool, doesn't it need a GFCI? I mean, it is awfully close to a water source.

    And as far as I am...
  23. Thread: Got shocked

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    What is it they say about the word "ASSUME" Makes...

    What is it they say about the word "ASSUME" Makes an ASS out of U and ME? You could run the tracer over and around the box before opening the cover, it will usually sound. Personally, I consider all...
  24. Thread: Got shocked

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    One like this: ...

    One like this:

    http://www.greenlee.com/products/DETECTOR%2540c-VOLTAGE-%2540dADJUSTABLE-(GT%2540d16).html?product_id=17647

    Way on the short side of $50.00. There are other ones. The Fluke is a...
  25. Thread: Got shocked

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    Because I can't see the whole box. But, it is a...

    Because I can't see the whole box. But, it is a tool that once you have one, you wonder how you could ever have lived without one. In a sense, they are like Wiggy. They are only safe if you first...
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