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    Seriously, if you aren't practicing regularly,...

    Seriously, if you aren't practicing regularly, I'd keep a thick layer of KY jelly smeared all over that gun.

    That way, it slides most easily when it is rammed up your nether regions.

    The...
  2. I can't say that I've received any telemarketing...

    I can't say that I've received any telemarketing as a result of being on this site.

    I've gotten a few "headhunting" emails from national companies looking to recruit me, but I can press "Delete"...
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    Poll: I gotta start running either WAY north or south...

    I gotta start running either WAY north or south of the equator for "summers"

    Eff this heat. Just say NO to heat and humidity.

    They have refrigeration down there, right? If so, I'll find...
  4. Moved to AOP

    Moved to AOP
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    Ya know, I never understood why round products...

    Ya know, I never understood why round products tended to frost more than rectangular ones.

    Dang, even an old dog can learn a new trick once in a while.

    Thanks! :cheers:
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    Merged multiple threads into a single topic and...

    Merged multiple threads into a single topic and placed into AOP Residential
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    Defrost termination.

    Defrost termination.
  8. Thread: a32 vs oxy

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    Good to know I'm not crazy. I don't reach for...

    Good to know I'm not crazy. I don't reach for it often, but there are times when the old cutting torch does a better job than any of my other tips.



    Multi flame tips work quite well. I use...
  9. Thread: New here

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    I think that you're missing the point entirely. ...

    I think that you're missing the point entirely.

    I'm not worried that you're going to do it. I'd suggest that you don't because I think that you're just going to cause yourself more trouble than...
  10. Thread: New here

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    Well, friend, I've read both of your topics this...

    Well, friend, I've read both of your topics this morning, and I can say, unequivocally, that you aren't qualified to be doing the work you're setting out to do.

    That big, fancy fridge of yours is...
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    The internal bypass isn't pressure dependent. ...

    The internal bypass isn't pressure dependent.

    It is set to a specific compression ratio.

    11:1 is what pops to mind, but I could be wrong.
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    I struggle with this. I want to use shaded...

    I struggle with this.

    I want to use shaded safety glasses, and I often do.

    Then, I wind up hanging by my toes with sweat running down my nose and puddling in the lenses and I wind up pitching...
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    Well, although this is the refrigeration forum,...

    Well, although this is the refrigeration forum, most compressors anymore are rated to 410 pressures.

    With a minimum rating of 600 PSI, I wouldn't worry too awfully much about 400.

    Now, on an...
  14. Thread: Chain Saws

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    I eyeballed the Echo saws when I was shopping. ...

    I eyeballed the Echo saws when I was shopping.

    Wound up with Stihl due mostly to the local dealer coming so highly recommended.

    Been a very trouble free saw for 10 years or so, now.

    Yeah,...
  15. I've got almost 20 with a union and this has been...

    I've got almost 20 with a union and this has been my experience as well.

    I do know some guys who prefer to take some layoffs, though. They manage their money differently, some do rentals and/or...
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    Edited pricing from posts

    Edited pricing from posts
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    Edited pricing from posts.

    Edited pricing from posts.
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    I would be asking why the compressor failed. ...

    I would be asking why the compressor failed.

    IMO, 6 years isn't much lifespan for a compressor.
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    Edited pricing from posts.

    Edited pricing from posts.
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    Seems to be the standard entry route around here.

    Seems to be the standard entry route around here.
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    I don't understand the classifications as well as...

    I don't understand the classifications as well as many do, but I've heard the term "Service Production Worker" used.

    Basically, you're a filter changer/condenser cleaner/dirt-work guy.

    What we...
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    That was my first inclination as well.

    That was my first inclination as well.
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    From the sounds of it, your tech is guessing. ...

    From the sounds of it, your tech is guessing.

    I can tell you that I don't use wishy washy words when explaining something to a customer unless I don't know EXACTLY what a problem is, and when that...
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    Yep. Does a pretty good job, too.

    Yep. Does a pretty good job, too.
  25. A compressor does a specific job in the system. ...

    A compressor does a specific job in the system.

    Exactly how it does that job really isn't important to me.

    Recip, rotary, scroll... I really don't care.

    Each have certain advantages and...
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    While I haven't used the YJ analyzer, I have had...

    While I haven't used the YJ analyzer, I have had K probes act up on me due to RF energy from cell phones and other sources.

    Some of mine will get jumpy just before my phone rings.
  27. With ball bearing motors, I would be more...

    With ball bearing motors, I would be more concerned about play.

    With bushing motors, not so much.

    I have also seen some pretty wobbly motors run quite a long time.
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    Poll: What's a bike?

    What's a bike?
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    I initially joined just to take the CM exam. I...

    I initially joined just to take the CM exam. I was kind of challenged by my boss.

    For a while, that was all that the RSES membership meant to me, the CM designation and a monthly magazine to...
  30. While I'm sorry for your experience of poor...

    While I'm sorry for your experience of poor service before, I'm glad that you now have a qualified contractor on the job.

    From the sounds of things, you did find a good one. Things like showing...
  31. Pricing isn't permitted on this site. Too many...

    Pricing isn't permitted on this site. Too many variables go into pricing.



    This concerns me. In my career, there haven't been too many failures that I couldn't point to a cause for. Yes,...
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    http://www.sears.com/lisle-exhaust-tail-pipe-cutof...

    http://www.sears.com/lisle-exhaust-tail-pipe-cutoff-tool/p-00915240000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1
    ...
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    I have a mishmash of YJ and NRP hoses. Some...

    I have a mishmash of YJ and NRP hoses.

    Some are getting old and a little leaky, I think, but they serve my purposes well.

    The core tools, on the other hand..... Yeah, those are great. Much...
  34. Now that the oil issue is put aside, I would...

    Now that the oil issue is put aside, I would focus on this.
  35. In larger commercial equipment, I have added...

    In larger commercial equipment, I have added mineral oil to POE oil systems by the gallon.

    No problems at all.

    This isn't nearly the issue that so many manufacturers made it out to be in the...
  36. Thread: Death Trap

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    I can't speak for all of the mods, but my take on...

    I can't speak for all of the mods, but my take on it is that the OP may well have been deceived, so there is no need for any sort of action.



    OP has apologized for posting it. I am taking him...
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    I don't necessarily see it as a temperature...

    I don't necessarily see it as a temperature display.

    Could be an LCD to display an alarm code.

    I'm not familiar with that particular board, just posing an alternative point of view.

    I have...
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    Poll: Believe it or not, my wife does most of the...

    Believe it or not, my wife does most of the riding.

    She has been reluctantly passing those duties off to the kids.

    Before we moved, we had somewhere near 2 - 2.5 acres and the wife decided to...
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    Particularly if someone has tried to use an HC...

    Particularly if someone has tried to use an HC based "replacement"

    I'd be inclined to recover, "inert" the system with multiple nitrogen flushes, then get the torch out and do what I had to do.
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    Poll: AWESOME!!!

    AWESOME!!!
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    Poll: Friend, this ain't a 20" push mower, but a 42"...

    Friend, this ain't a 20" push mower, but a 42" rider. Closer to $1200 replacement cost. Little push mowers are disposable if it isn't new gas and a new plug.

    I've used it as a lesson, both of...
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    I thought that there was a gun range on every...

    I thought that there was a gun range on every corner in Texas.

    :D
  43. Just beat the h*** out of it with a hammer. No...

    Just beat the h*** out of it with a hammer.

    No chisel needed.

    Sweep up when you're done.
  44. To a point, you've come to the right place. ...

    To a point, you've come to the right place.


    WE enjoy discussing esoteric topics and bandying around theoretical ideas.

    As was already mentioned, the practical limits of an AC system are in...
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    A bit of internet searching on the subject of POE...

    A bit of internet searching on the subject of POE oil and hydrolysis and I'm coming to the conclusion, tentative though it may be, that moisture and POE just aren't worth the possible risks.

    The...
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    Compressors are pumped full of dry nitrogen, as...

    Compressors are pumped full of dry nitrogen, as are POE containers when they are filled and sealed.
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    I was under the impression that the moisture...

    I was under the impression that the moisture caused a reaction in the oil if allowed to sit long enough.

    That is why I haven't been saving oil.

    Well, that and some guys don't seem to like to...
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    Sorry, but we can't discuss pricing on this site....

    Sorry, but we can't discuss pricing on this site.

    I've edited your posts.
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    My Bluvac does the same thing. I was starting...

    My Bluvac does the same thing.

    I was starting to think that I was crazy.

    Good to know it's happening to someone else and that there is an explanation for it.
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    I don't think that you can re-seal that can...

    I don't think that you can re-seal that can tightly enough to prevent moisture infiltration.

    I have a "no open container" policy on all oils. If I find an open container, it goes into the scrap...
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