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    That circuit board says MDL3 fuse, which is a...

    That circuit board says MDL3 fuse, which is a time-delay fuse.
    http://www.galesburgelectric.com/Bussmann-MDL3-Time-Delay-Glass-Tube-Fuse-p-4385.html

    That ATM-3 fuse is a low-voltage fast-acting...
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    My post was a polite joke, and I didn't know he...

    My post was a polite joke, and I didn't know he got the sack today. I'm sorry, I wouldn't have posted it if I had known. There's not much further I can put my foot in my mouth.
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    Payson, they put them where access wasn't...

    Payson, they put them where access wasn't restricted and you complained the roof was too slippery. Now they install them on the ground and you're worried about working on them as if you're playing...
  4. The cost of auto A/C repair is a lot of labor to...

    The cost of auto A/C repair is a lot of labor to get to the evaporator and fan motor.

    <sarcasm>
    The auto manufacturers build an extra 500 watts of alternator into every vehicle, to be used in...
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    For my car the service manual says the A/C system...

    For my car the service manual says the A/C system is 18,000 BTU (1.5 tons).
    ('92 Acura Vigor)
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    You might want to try working for these guys:...

    You might want to try working for these guys:
    http://www.mhac.com/

    They do good work from a customer's perspective. A few people have used them over the years and had good results. Manual J,...
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    It's not to code. In more ways than one.

    It's not to code. In more ways than one.
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    Personally I thought the news was bad. But he...

    Personally I thought the news was bad. But he and people at Cerberus came from GE and from what I've heard GE is some sort of gold standard for serving time as a manager. I think it's just the...
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    Nope. They aren't people- or pet-strength...

    Nope. They aren't people- or pet-strength poisons.
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    We have Argentine ants around here, which are...

    We have Argentine ants around here, which are very difficult to control because they co-mingle with each other. (They used to be called New Orleans ant but city leaders objected to it.)
    You have to...
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    Today being the 1st of the month. Usually the...

    Today being the 1st of the month. Usually the last of the month is when all the crap falls off the cars and into the traffic lanes. Moving day.
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    auto-logout problems

    Some threads are pretty long, and after reading one page of a thread I usually find I'm logged out (when I click to read the next page). Is there some software parameter that could be configured to...
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    For the low MPG vehicles someone once suggested...

    For the low MPG vehicles someone once suggested you should look at how they do in terms of gallons per year. If you drive, for instance, 10000 miles per year, the difference between 10MPG and 12MPG...
  14. Thread: copper

    by spackard
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    Canine Unit Takes a Bite out of Crime ...

    Canine Unit Takes a Bite out of Crime

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. It's a bad idea to burglarize a place marked "K-9
    training facility."

    Police dog handlers arriving Wednesday at the abandoned nursing...
  15. You can download iTunes for free (for Windows),...

    You can download iTunes for free (for Windows), and it rips CDs. I don't know how it will compare to the others.
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    Harvey Levin, who is the "man on the street" on...

    Harvey Levin, who is the "man on the street" on The People's Court and seems to be doing www.tmz.com lately.
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    A TV attorney also recommends buying a single-use...

    A TV attorney also recommends buying a single-use camera for the glovebox, in case you have an accident, to get at-the-scene photographic evidence. There are single-use digital cameras at CVS...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_30 Net 30 is...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_30

    Net 30 is a form of trade credit which specifies payment is expected to be received in full 30 days after the goods are delivered. Net 30 terms are often...
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    Get a good dehumidifier (a Sears unit I own...

    Get a good dehumidifier (a Sears unit I own doesn't really pull below 50% easily). There are other threads that talk about good dehumidifiers.
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    I'm a big believer in the better quality of...

    I'm a big believer in the better quality of Honda, so I can't argue with you on that. The Kipor makes a modified square wave (the less expensive ones) and a pure sine wave (more expensive, variable...
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    You should really switch away from PVC for...

    You should really switch away from PVC for fireworks.
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    I have a couple of the Honda EU1000I's but they...

    I have a couple of the Honda EU1000I's but they can only start and run a refrigerator and a fluorescent trouble light, or a hair dryer, or a coffee maker.

    If you want to take a chance on a Honda...
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    I've been thinking about this for several days....

    I've been thinking about this for several days.
    Technically, if you take the LRA of the compressor and the AHU then that's how much you need your generator to put out as a peak current (assuming...
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    Definitely don't use a stool or a chair with...

    Definitely don't use a stool or a chair with normal legs, unless you put it on some wood, or the legs will sink into the roof. Sooner or later you'll forget the piece of wood, so just don't use that...
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    Spotted on another site: Here's what happens...

    Spotted on another site:
    Here's what happens when a homeowner is pissed about a foreclosure:
    http://inspectionnews.com/ubb/uploads/69d.JPG

    http://http://inspectionnews.com/ubb/uploads/69d.JPG
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    Don't forget the new DST

    For those of you still running win2k, you'll want to go to www.microsoft.com and search on DST.
    quote:
    Windows 2000 has passed the end of Mainstream Support and will not be receiving an update...
  27. Thread: Snake oil!

    by spackard
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    I'd be curious how moisture enters through lined...

    I'd be curious how moisture enters through lined rubber hoses (we're talking HCFC where a system has to use lined hoses to limit the small gas molecules from escaping) when the system is always...
  28. I'm not an installer but to me those floor grills...

    I'm not an installer but to me those floor grills look blanked off. Shouldn't the camera flash show some sort of plenum in the grills? It looks like carpet in the first grille pic and wood in the...
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    About 20 years ago there was a British series...

    About 20 years ago there was a British series "The Secret Life Of Machines" produced. One of the episodes is a history of central heat. It's available for download (about 200MB)
    here:...
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    Amish? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene

    Amish?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene
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    Re: Thats why we use the 14.4v Dewalt stuff.

    They're Li-ion. The lithium in them is the lightest metal on the periodic table. I think the Ni-Cd is a tougher battery, putting up with more abuse. Weight-wise, the Li-ion give 2-3 times as much...
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    Maybe try butyl rubber gloves....

    Maybe try butyl rubber gloves.
    http://www.gemplers.com/pix/prod/PB161.jpg
    Can get them at Gempler's.
    http://www.gemplers.com/a/shop/product.asp?T1=B161-L&UID=200608201425510462389894
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    That reminded me of a meat market, or carniceria,...

    That reminded me of a meat market, or carniceria, in Ensenada I saw when I was a kid. His meat locker was cooled by a window shaker, running 24x7. Never felt good about the freshness of his...
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    In the pic just below this: [B] Did you...

    In the pic just below this:
    [B]

    Did you notice the self-drilled gable vents? Pretty good for free-handing a hole saw.
  35. Thread: Traps and T's

    by spackard
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    Ive seen plenty that drain just fine without a...

    Ive seen plenty that drain just fine without a vent after the trap, why wouldnt it drain without it? [/B][/QUOTE]

    It drains just fine at a trickle. If the pipe *flows* water then the air won't be...
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    I'm not Payson but you should check out the...

    I'm not Payson but you should check out the el-cheapo 1/2"
    18V cordless hammer/drill that HarborFreight sells, 94047-3VGA. $60. Another battery is $16. Charges in about 3-4 hours. It's really not...
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    You guys have no imagination. The hot air...

    You guys have no imagination. The hot air exhausts into the bathroom, and you turn on the fart fan to get rid of it. I had a barber when I was a baby who cooled his shop that way.
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    Re: Re: RED TAG!

    If you look closely the CATV has unterminated taps on *two* splitters, and only one cable in and one cable out on each one. I guess it's leftover garbage.
  39. Thread: Gas vent?

    by spackard
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    I got a great deal on a small fan once. It is...

    I got a great deal on a small fan once. It is one of those Vornado fans (a little too expensive for what you get) - somebody placed next to a dumpster so I checked it out and saw hair wrapped around...
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    Hey, don't use that language like that, you'll...

    Hey, don't use that language like that, you'll hurt their feelings ;)
  41. Thread: wirsbo poll

    by spackard
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    A menorah?

    A menorah?
  42. Maybe the only thing PaysonHVAC could do to...

    Maybe the only thing PaysonHVAC could do to improve meter testing of caps is to test them at ambient temp then heat soak them to 180F or so and test them again. The meter does put them in a live...
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    Re: Saturday Supply House

    I've tried doing Saturday installations, July 4th installations, etc., in my (non HVAC) business to make more money. You really have to have all your ducks in a row because the supply houses aren't...
  44. Thread: LN2 accident

    by spackard
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    http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2006/03/08/ho...

    http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2006/03/08/how_not_to_do_it_liquid_nitrogen_tanks.php

    LN2 tank with both pressure relief and rupture disc intentionally sealed off. What's interesting is the...
  45. Thread: No heat

    by spackard
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    Have you tried using an IR thermometer to sweep...

    Have you tried using an IR thermometer to sweep the wall for unusually large hot spots?
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    Pic from another site. ...

    Pic from another site.

    http://mishilo.image.pbase.com/u25/kstuebin/upload/15022651.realouthouse.jpg
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    Why couldn't somebody make a gag wallplate that...

    Why couldn't somebody make a gag wallplate that looks like that? Reminds me of that "Hang In There, Baby!" motivational poster.
  48. Thread: Another View

    by spackard
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    Is that a fishing tackle box used as an...

    Is that a fishing tackle box used as an electrical junction box?
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    LOL! 32 gal solid ice in a trashcan melting in...

    LOL! 32 gal solid ice in a trashcan melting in less than 3 hours.

    [B]Yeah, I'm as dumb as they come. But, brine mix dumped onto where? The lawn? Concrete as shown in his pic?
    Now he has to go...
  50. Thread: test

    by spackard
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    Re: resize

    http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/7471/p10305751zs.th.jpg
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