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    If it would have been sunny here today I think I...

    If it would have been sunny here today I think I would have had to call in sick. Nice thing is all the snow is gone in my driveway cause I refuse to keep it clear. Will continue to do so till my van...
  2. I am ok with new technology. But when it gets to...

    I am ok with new technology. But when it gets to the point where you dont have to use any common sense or knowledge to repair something. Thats when I have a problem. For instance when the day comes...
  3. What are you talking about?

    What are you talking about?
  4. If you look at that meter we were talking about...

    If you look at that meter we were talking about in the other thread it calculates subcooling and superheat for you by inputting the correct info. Same deal for those electronic refer gauges. They...
  5. I would think we all agree we need multimeters,...

    I would think we all agree we need multimeters, gauges, and thermometers. But when a new company comes out with a meter that makes me input the important info to diagnose a problem. Then I have a...
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    Come on guys it doesn't look so bad. Remember...

    Come on guys it doesn't look so bad. Remember "the bigger the blob the better the job." just kidding cause I know some of you can't take a joke and think I am serious.
  7. Thread: Vasectomy

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    I had it done last year on the fifth of january....

    I had it done last year on the fifth of january. So its almost been a year. Procedure was no big deal but I was sore for about two weeks after. Doctor told me to wear two pair of underwear. That way...
  8. I think you have it all wrong. I never said you...

    I think you have it all wrong. I never said you shouldnt use your multimeter. But when a meter is telling me to take temps here and there then I have a problem. I should be the one making descisions...
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    Thanks. I purchased the car back in 97 for 4...

    Thanks. I purchased the car back in 97 for 4 grand. The price on these cars have skyrocketed since then.
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    Normally they do have a switch to open or close....

    Normally they do have a switch to open or close. My car is not a true air grabber car. The hood was added at some point. Mine just has a spring on it to hold it open.
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    I have a 1970 Roadrunner with a 383 4 speed. Here...

    I have a 1970 Roadrunner with a 383 4 speed. Here is a pic if I can figure out how to do it right. I just finished a partial restoration on her. New floor pans, front brakes, and interior. I am also...
  12. I have enough trouble keeping batteries in all my...

    I have enough trouble keeping batteries in all my other meters. My uei multimeter, amp probe, temp meter, my digital manometer, co detector, and batteries in my flashlight. I think I would pass on...
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    OK I see a problem here. That drain line isnt...

    OK I see a problem here. That drain line isnt trapped so how are they going to tell the difference between sewer gas and natural gas? O yeah thats right its not going to matter the whole neighborhood...
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    OK I thought by you saying that because it was an...

    OK I thought by you saying that because it was an open loop system that it didnt apply. I agree also that even with the valve opened up all the way he should still get some heat transfer. I was just...
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    Also if you were concerned that the last tech...

    Also if you were concerned that the last tech seemed stumped. He should not have been. Their is plenty of technical support from waterfurnace.
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    CRKMONT How do you figure that formula is not...

    CRKMONT How do you figure that formula is not applicable for open loops. It can be used if you know certain things. Like for instance consider this scenario. I have a 4 ton waterfurnace heat pump. I...
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    Yeah something needs to change. We hardly ever...

    Yeah something needs to change. We hardly ever have company meetings. The boss doesnt like to have them cause he is quiet. The company is divided right now. Its service guys vs. installers. I would...
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    I am tired of the snow and cold weather but I...

    I am tired of the snow and cold weather but I know that I would have a rough time selling my house right now. The housing market is terrible right now here in Michigan. Their are so many foreclosures...
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    Because you are moving the water so fast it is...

    Because you are moving the water so fast it is not able to extract the heat. In order to figure out how much heat you are extracting use this formula. Flow X 500 X temp. difference = heat of...
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    I have seen the same. Out of the four installers...

    I have seen the same. Out of the four installers I am the only one who is not family. Two are the owners sons and one is the owners brother inlaw. They all something to lose if we are not profitable....
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    I am glad that everyone feels the same. I am a...

    I am glad that everyone feels the same. I am a pretty competent guy. I know boilers, heat pumps, and gas furnaces. But like I said fuel oil is my weak point. I just talked with the owner of the...
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    So today I tell the boss what has happened. I am...

    So today I tell the boss what has happened. I am frustrated and upset. Then the service manager walks in all cocky with a pail. I am thinking sure your going to show off like you saved the day. When...
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    Now the rest of my story. Last Saturday I was...

    Now the rest of my story. Last Saturday I was oncall and had a call. Guy is mad cause we have had two callbacks on his fuel oil furnace. I tell him I will come out. I go out find it is tripping...
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    Should installers be oncall?

    Ok I am just curious how many other companies put installers in the oncall rotation. The company I work for just changed policies and put everyone oncall. We are a small company 7 working employees. ...
  25. I just took pictures of the stuff and can email...

    I just took pictures of the stuff and can email you pics. Would possible be willing to ship I think it weighs about 400lbs. Also a buddy of mine has a five brake he is looking to sell also. 24 gauge...
  26. I have been offered a nice package to go to work...

    I have been offered a nice package to go to work for someone and have decided to get rid of my equipment. I have a lockformer 24 gauge capacity pitsburgh machine with flanger attachment and a 6 foot...
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    You guys should check into free to air...

    You guys should check into free to air television. So many channels you dont have to worry about commercials.
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    Thats what kinda makes me nervous my eye doctor...

    Thats what kinda makes me nervous my eye doctor said I would be a good candidate and asked me if i ever thought about it. I said yeah but I heard that the price of it has gone up. Thats when he told...
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    I would be real interested in them if really...

    I would be real interested in them if really could get 25mpg but I honestly doubt they could do that loaded down with all the stuff I would have onboard. I have noticed other companies going to them...
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    I know this already was discussed in a previous...

    I know this already was discussed in a previous thread but I am going to have surgery at the end of september. I am feed up with glasses and I cant bet the price of lasik. I know coolblew had it done...
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    Another lefty here. We ought to take a poll and...

    Another lefty here. We ought to take a poll and see how many of us are in the trade. I write left handed but can basically switch hand tools I gained that ability when I broke my arm. While I had my...
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    Its not whining its called seeing a problem and...

    Its not whining its called seeing a problem and asking for it to be fixed. Obviously rather than spending time trying to make money off the oil maybe he should concentrate on make his people that so...
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    Robo you call people trolls and defend our great...

    Robo you call people trolls and defend our great president but when filterchanger ask you "what good has he done for our country" you couldnt defend him. All you could do is call people names and...
  34. I have seen reports on Bush and how he is tied in...

    I have seen reports on Bush and how he is tied in with oil companys and lets think about it Dick Cheney what company was he President of. I think it is pretty clear that they are going to look out...
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    I just turned in my scrap linesets and copper was...

    I just turned in my scrap linesets and copper was up to 1.15 a pound here in Michigan. I save all the scrap A coils and condenser and get .45 a pound its nice cause its like getting a bonus. But I...
  36. Thread: Hackery

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    Bob I am from michigan also. I was checking out...

    Bob I am from michigan also. I was checking out your site to see where you guys are located. I have to say I am pretty impressed. I like the fact you recognize your employees on your website that...
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    I have to laugh when I read those ads. It reminds...

    I have to laugh when I read those ads. It reminds me of last week going to a couple of calls to start up some aireflo air conditioners my boss sold to some diy's. Anyway I was suppose to check the...
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    Hey guys you ever have one of those days where...

    Hey guys you ever have one of those days where nothing goes right or its in a hot attic or a tight crawl space and you just want to get out of there. I think this was one of those installs. I think...
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    Usually I dont really do much work in the attic...

    Usually I dont really do much work in the attic usually its crawlspace or a basement. Usually I do about less then 10 attics a year. Which is ok with me I am 6' 2" and it gets old pretty fast...
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    Yes it no flex what so ever. It is sleeved and...

    Yes it no flex what so ever. It is sleeved and duct wrapped. I kinda like the idea of maybe using a small curb maybe next time.
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    Also that bubble of duct wrap bumping out is a...

    Also that bubble of duct wrap bumping out is a 6in takeoff with a 90 turning down right into the ceiling it was to short to sleeve so what I do is just wrap it with insulation.
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    It is lying on the deck in the attic. I set it on...

    It is lying on the deck in the attic. I set it on a set of bricks and then pulse pads to reduce vibration. I like to do this because by the time you get the plenum on and the 3 in upset duct takeoffs...
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    yeah that one out of the four i took.

    yeah that one out of the four i took.
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    http://us.f3.yahoofs.com/users/428d1dc1z4f109faa/a...

    http://us.f3.yahoofs.com/users/428d1dc1z4f109faa/ac50/__sr_/8ef5.jpg?phylSjCB5.e_L8kH

    I hope this picture ends up posting right. I know hvac but posting pictures is new to me. This is an install I...
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    http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoView.jsp?&collid=...

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoView.jsp?&collid=96978246108&photoid=86978246108
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    http://prolineheatingmi.tripod.com/sitebuildercont...

    http://prolineheatingmi.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/100_0077.jpg
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    A former coworker of mine started his own...

    A former coworker of mine started his own business and called it fahrenheit mechanical, which I thought was cool name. He also used the slogan "we are a degree above the rest".
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    I would bet money that your using fittings that...

    I would bet money that your using fittings that say made in china on them. Seems like every job I do has at least one leak since our supplier quit carrying ward fittings and switched over to those...
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    I agree the units are probably oversized. Best...

    I agree the units are probably oversized. Best thing to do is get someone to give you a qoute for a new system. Better yet, get three quotes and see what the different contrators recommend. Make sure...
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    Kind of off subjesct but anybody seen Mobil's new...

    Kind of off subjesct but anybody seen Mobil's new motor oils they have out that you can go either 5000 7500 or 15000 between oil changes. Not sure I would take the risk on any of my vehicles going...
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