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    Thanks again for all your replies. I'm not sure...

    Thanks again for all your replies. I'm not sure what the future will bring but will continue to keep up on the latest in HVAC. I still like it. It's nice when other techs (especially the newer ones)...
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    Thanks for all the replies and support! I have...

    Thanks for all the replies and support! I have found local group counseling here supportive. This is why I shared --- Not for pity's sake but simply to talk out loud. I have always enjoyed this...
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    Life is not always fair

    I have not posted much over the last 18 months. My life has turned upside down. I have always known life is not easy nor fair, but always tried my best. I left a cushy office job 7 years after...
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    After all these years I have purchased all my own...

    After all these years I have purchased all my own tool;hand,meters, service, metal, power....You name it. My philosohy is if it's mine I will take good care of it. And it's a given that I won't loan...
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    Back to work tomorrow!

    Tore menicus in left knee and also fractured knee cap just after X-mas. Worker's Comp/Disability sucks. Only blessing was a baby boy born 1-15-08. Hadn't visited or posted in a while. Was depressed...
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    Manager and a Service tech went to this job....

    Manager and a Service tech went to this job. Service tech put up an 8ft ladder. Manager went up with a flash light. Took one look and came back down. They didn't argue with me. Paid me for monday....
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    Thanks Mayguy. Tough to see, but the area in the...

    Thanks Mayguy.
    Tough to see, but the area in the bottom-right of the 2x4 is a drop ceiling. Space between furnace and studs about 1 foot. Couldn't kneel or squat. Had to lay sideways. There would...
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    Can anyone tell me how to post pics?

    Can anyone tell me how to post pics?
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    Lousy install location

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    Haven't posted a pic in a long time. Don't know if it will show.

    Had a devil of a time TRYING to service this untouched 10 year...
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    Steve, I always liked that skit. "The Holy Roman...

    Steve, I always liked that skit. "The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy, Roman nor an Empire--Discuss!"
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    After many years of getting my wife "so-so" gifts...

    After many years of getting my wife "so-so" gifts (according to her), I finally got her a gold and diamond heart shape pendant. She will probably think I lost my mind. Can't wait for her reaction:o
  12. Thread: Side Jobs

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    My buddy does sidework, install ONLY. Guess where...

    My buddy does sidework, install ONLY. Guess where this is leading to----if something doesn't work or work right he's stuck. He never learned service. Always phones me and asks if I could take a...
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    What? You guys can't read Russian? :p It's...

    What? You guys can't read Russian? :p It's supposed to be herring.
  14. Thread: Wearing Shorts

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    My boss doesn't care if we wear shorts, jeans or...

    My boss doesn't care if we wear shorts, jeans or sneakers. But he INSISTS that tatoos are covered. Doesn't affect me, but some guys have to wear long sleeves in real hot weather.
  15. Thread: Wearing Shorts

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    When it hits 60-65 degrees I start wearing...

    When it hits 60-65 degrees I start wearing shorts. RTU's, attics, crawlspaces or bushes. Doesn't matter. I'd wear sandles if I could. I look like Cliff Claven with white sweatsocks and black sport...
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    Wolfie, you moved from Las Vegas to California. ...

    Wolfie, you moved from Las Vegas to California. How much time, effort and money did it cost you? You think you can relocate your ego. Not a chance! Your same BS, different place. Get group...
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    Take your story to a psych doctor. Seems like...

    Take your story to a psych doctor. Seems like medication is in order:confused: Or at least, try some rose colored glasses.
  18. It's still embarassing and shameful that a...

    It's still embarassing and shameful that a contractor did that. Even worse that they BS'd you afterward. God knows what hack work they did inside.
  19. Thread: Snl-8/4/07

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    When we were watching it, I have to admit my wife...

    When we were watching it, I have to admit my wife got it before I did:mad:
  20. Thread: Who Cares?????

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    Kinda similar to Pete Rose. Stinks. There will...

    Kinda similar to Pete Rose. Stinks. There will always be doubt.
  21. MCR, now thats funny:D

    MCR, now thats funny:D
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    What if the sign said "Clean restrooms ahead 20...

    What if the sign said "Clean restrooms ahead 20 miles"?
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    I grew up in a working class Italian neighborhood...

    I grew up in a working class Italian neighborhood in NY. All you need to do is "astro-turf" the garage and put another kitchen there as well. Possible add a ceiling fan and TV set. Replace the...
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    Twilli, the modern day Baron von Munchhausen!

    Twilli, the modern day Baron von Munchhausen!
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    I still think you're trying to compare an...

    I still think you're trying to compare an American icon to a monkey. Newman and Heston are head and shoulders above Seagal. I always liked Wayne as an actor; maybe a bit stereotyped, but classic.
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    Oh, I move around. Perhaps too much. I can...

    Oh, I move around. Perhaps too much. I can currently handle picking up dog poop, laundry, weeding and running errrands. The physical activity some of you referenced to is too painful for my...
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    Bored Bored Bored

    Had emergency surgery a few weeks ago when Appendicitis hit me at work. Still can't physically do much. Can't believe the amount of time in a day when you're not busy. Actually reading more Posts...
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    C'mon Twilli, admit you played Festus!

    C'mon Twilli, admit you played Festus!
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    BB, be glad they are just visiting and not moving...

    BB, be glad they are just visiting and not moving in with you:p
  30. Thread: Ya know

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    Roy, how much did you already have to drink when...

    Roy, how much did you already have to drink when you first posted?
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    John Wayne. Try to come up with list of...

    John Wayne. Try to come up with list of "contenders". Bogart and Jimmy Stewart are up there for me, but not even close to the Duke.
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    I live in suburbia. It's a rarity to see kids...

    I live in suburbia. It's a rarity to see kids 12-17 ride bikes anymore. If fact it's the parents who ride bikes and take walks. Rarely do I see a neighbor kid at this age cutting the grass or doing...
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    Mark, I grew up like you. Must have been the...

    Mark, I grew up like you. Must have been the same parents. Probably also washed the cars and shoveled the snow.
  34. I've had the great experience of working on some...

    I've had the great experience of working on some Habitat homes. The one place where you're side-by-side with DIY-ers and just plain volunteers. Made me realize the time I knew nothing (except...
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    Funny thing is we didn't get fat from it. Sure...

    Funny thing is we didn't get fat from it. Sure some extra cavities, but nothing like the overweight kids today.
  36. I don't want to guess what Cracker wrote:confused:

    I don't want to guess what Cracker wrote:confused:
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    Now ya hafta mow the lawn more often. Or do you...

    Now ya hafta mow the lawn more often. Or do you have teenagers and want to keep 'em busy and out of trouble.
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    Girltech, METH addicts?! Whoa. That epedemic...

    Girltech, METH addicts?! Whoa. That epedemic hasn't reached my neck of the woods yet in New York.
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    Meddling family members. Mooching family...

    Meddling family members.
    Mooching family members.
    Family members who did you ONE favor a decade ago, and never let you forget it. They expect a dozen in return.
    My dysfunctional family. God love...
  40. Thread: Jobhunting woes

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    Don't ask Wolfie. He'll cry you a river!

    Don't ask Wolfie. He'll cry you a river!
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    Alright, don't everyone jump on me. Noticed your...

    Alright, don't everyone jump on me. Noticed your furnace MODEL. I'd recommend you have the Primary heat exchangers carefully inspected. Not easy with a coil above and secondary heat exchangers...
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    Sorry, can't tell from your pics. Is that a...

    Sorry, can't tell from your pics. Is that a flexible liner coming directly out/off the furnace?
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    The only reason I like HD is because they sell...

    The only reason I like HD is because they sell Slim Jims and beef jerky at the contractor's check-out register:p
  44. Thread: Is Robo pimpin?

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    Twilli, I figured you'd be wearing suspenders...

    Twilli, I figured you'd be wearing suspenders without a shirt. No, that must have been when Twilli was a doctor.
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    OTTO.............. You mentioned you use "C&D"...

    OTTO..............

    You mentioned you use "C&D" crts. Ever "mash or shred" the Stem valve stopper? If so, have you ever found replacement Valve stem parts. Got 3 old "C&D"s that are worthless...
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    Mojo, I do the exact same thing you do. Same with...

    Mojo, I do the exact same thing you do. Same with o-rings and "cup" seal on hoses.

    Yesterday had TWO other problems. Blue hose burst during nitro pressure check. From years of use/ attaching and...
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    O-ring kicked my butt

    Split system install yesterday. Pressure tested braze connections for 15 minutes @ 300 psi (usually 2 smokes and coffee). HELD. Since long line-set, had pulled cores to pump down with black hoses....
  48. Thread: Man Code.

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    Men do NOT rub suntan oil/sunscreen on each...

    Men do NOT rub suntan oil/sunscreen on each others backs. Me and my buddies had the wierdest sunburns during Spring Break at Ft.Lauderdale in 1984. The HELL if we were gonna rub each other.
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    Mushroom. They keep me in the dark and feed me...

    Mushroom. They keep me in the dark and feed me b.s.
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    Hate those "tombstones". PITA also for cond.fan...

    Hate those "tombstones". PITA also for cond.fan motor and blades. Half the time find mice make nests inside the elec. area.
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