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  1. Thread: Geocaching

    by Aerovox
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    Geocaching

    Does anyone ever geocache? It can be pretty fun on the things they hide that are hidden pretty good. Good practice for looking for dropped screws from condenser doors too :)
  2. Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get...

    Never tried it but you shouldn't be able to get shocked if wearing mechanix gloves unless they are wet right? I always try to just be careful but another layer of safety never hurts. That would...
  3. The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been...

    The tree stand story made me feel sick. I've been wearing my ring so far working on live circuits but this thread makes you rethink it. No matter how careful you are it only takes one mistake at 1 am...
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    When you called the supervisor did they say hey...

    When you called the supervisor did they say hey put the spare on and you said no it's too old?
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    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go...

    Thanks for all the advice, probably going to go with a concrete v shaped ford.
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    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and...

    Do you think installing a concrete culvert and some kind of semi-invasive low lying plant that wouldn't let anything else grow but is easily mowed to keep it off the road would work? Don't they...
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    Maintaining Neighbours Easement

    Let me know if I'm thinking about this backwards. My neighbour has an easement that runs across my property. Right before I moved in the last owner cut down all the trees on the property which was...
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    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package...

    You should make one out of an 8kw heater package :D
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    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like...

    Good to know, I hadn't heard that. It looks like we are still importing about 35%. Decreasing that number even further would be awesome
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    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book....

    Oh I see, I was looking in the wrong code book. Does it say anything about minimum r value in the mechanical code book?
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    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil

    That would solve our dependence on foreign oil
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    Flame rectification is actually pretty...

    Flame rectification is actually pretty interesting.... Don't know why commercial guys would know more about it but I don't care
  13. It's kind of scary that the healthcare...

    It's kind of scary that the healthcare professionals who you would assume are taking all measures possible not to catch it still are. If they are still catching it you would think normal encounters...
  14. We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they...

    We have mostly heat pumps in my area and they keep the houses as warm as anything else. People who have had nothing but natural gas or oil sometimes say they aren't warm enough but they are mostly...
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    Awesome thanks. I tried looking but thought it...

    Awesome thanks. I tried looking but thought it would be under duct work lol. Really need to learn where everything is
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    R8 or R6 for attic flex return?

    Different inspectors in this area are saying different things. My understanding is that it's r8 minimum in the attic and r6 minimum in the crawl. Where it's talked about in the code book would be...
  17. If you don't understand something always ask. Try...

    If you don't understand something always ask. Try to understand why your doing something not just how to do it. Try your best but don't feel bad if you make mistake. Learn from it and do better next...
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    Thanks guys, returned the galvanized for brass.

    Thanks guys, returned the galvanized for brass.
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    Didn't read any of the other responses because......

    Didn't read any of the other responses because... I don't care enough to finish this post :).

    Oh and pex connections cost a small fortune.
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    3/4 pex to 1 inch male threaded

    Hey I know this is a plumbing question but you guys seem to know about everything. I need to attach a 3/4 inch pex supply line to a pex manifold with a 1 inch plastic male threaded. Lowes didn't have...
  21. Thread: Made a mistake

    by Aerovox
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    That's really good advice. Good advise for life...

    That's really good advice. Good advise for life in general too.
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    Best Multitool for HVAC

    I know this has been discussed before but new ones have come out. What are you guys using? The leatherman OHT looks good.
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    It's because this job is so much fun. There's not...

    It's because this job is so much fun. There's not as much to think about when fishing or hanging out with friends.
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    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to...

    I know I need to pay for it, I'm not trying to get anything for free. It's actually 190 a week which is more then 600 a month. All I'm saying is that's 2/5ths of a 40 hour pay check for me. Is that...
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    Affordable Health Insurance

    Getting out of the reserves in about a year. Right now I'm paying around 200 for a family plan which has pretty good coverage. My wife is a stay at home mom and I've got a 1.5 year old with another...
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    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've...

    Which ones are you guys using? Every company I've worked with had the supco one that just has two wires coming off it
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    Trane :)

    Trane :)
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    My service manager said those silfos rings don't...

    My service manager said those silfos rings don't work very good so we aren't supposed to use them. If he doesn't want me to I won't but what are your experiences with them? He said they tried them...
  29. Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of...

    Ok great explanation, so what are the effects of this distortion on the power distribution? It sounds like it effects everyone on the same grid as heavily as the individual home?
  30. Is there a good source to read more about...

    Is there a good source to read more about harmonics and why they are important to HVAC?
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    Tuning fork tip for reversing valves

    Does anyone use these? If this worked it would be awesome!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FI1JBV0?pc_redir=1408667557&robot_redir=1
  32. Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if...

    Finally got to work on one today. Don't know if all of them are like this but:

    There is a water loop out in the customer yard. Then that loop is connected to a coil inside that acts as the...
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    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more...

    Thats kind of what I was thinking but I was more worried about humidity. Would ~1200 cfms be enough for 400 square feet hypothetically?
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    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind...

    We aren't all bad. I'm 23 and I don't mind working hard at all. It's something you can take pride in. The first day I started working in hvac was running flex in an attic with blown in insulation...
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    Whole House Fan in VA?

    Got a GE 1/2 hp ECM2.3 blower motor, squirrel cage, and control board out of a unit that was going to be scrapped today. The first question is do you think this would make a good whole house fan on a...
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    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that...

    Read through the "stitch in time" booklet that was posted on here. Great reading! Got a lot of recommendations for the SMG5 but in all the threads I read no one said anything about it being bad. All...
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    UEI vs Fluke MegaOhmMeter

    I know this has been touched on quite a few times on here but is a Fluke megaohmmeter really necessary for residential? What makes it better to have then a UEI or Extech? Its really a once in a while...
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    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you....

    Your not being an ass, Im completely with you. When ever Im not 100% sure on something I ask someone who is. The worst that can happen is I look a little stupid and learn the right way. Ive learned...
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    Great information, that was explained very well....

    Great information, that was explained very well. Dont want to give way too much info but my panel isnt being powered by the utility company because Im completely redoing the house. The plan was to...
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    Ok, so I've been meaning to make it possible to...

    Ok, so I've been meaning to make it possible to run my panel off of my generator. So the other day I saw a generator outlet with three prongs. I assumed (you know what they say about that) two legs...
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    Generator Outlet

    Would it hurt anything to use a 120v 30 amp generator outlet for 240v as long as I keep it at 30 amps?
  42. Maybe I'm just not understanding it right. So on...

    Maybe I'm just not understanding it right. So on a capacitor you have a mfd value and a +/- % variance. The mfd value is dictated by the motor but the +/-% changes with the capacitor. I've always...
  43. I've got a rough idea how a capacitor works but I...

    I've got a rough idea how a capacitor works but I am curious why the acceptable variance changes with the capacitor. Based on my understanding, since the capacitor's job is to help the motor, the...
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    Really love the Fluke 902!

    Really love the Fluke 902!
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    Properly installed Trane's are a good bet....

    Properly installed Trane's are a good bet. Another one of the biggest things is getting a 10 year parts warranty. Also I would really recommend against Goodman from what I've seen. Not sure if it has...
  46. Capacitor's Variance or Motor's Capacitor Variance?

    I've always thought a motor needed a capacitor to be at a certain mfd and when it gets outside a certain percentage of that it should be replaced because it's hard on the motor. Today I wondered if...
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    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation :)

    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation :)
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    24v Bulb to Test for Short

    Today found a fuse blown on a new install but could not determine the cause. Checked all connections, cycled through all the modes multiple times. So I did what I always do and hopped on here. I...
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    Oh that's awesome! So apparently tankless water...

    Oh that's awesome! So apparently tankless water heaters are a bad idea but at least I found something else to help customer's save money. Thanks for all the input guys :cheers:
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    Long hours on Commission?

    If you worked on commission would you work late (from 8 in the morning till 7-10 at night) pretty much every night? I've been doing it but found out a lot of guys start refusing calls after a certain...
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