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    The people presently cheering for Donald Trump...

    The people presently cheering for Donald Trump are about like the guys cheering on a pole dancer at a strip club or leering at some Hooter girl in her tee shirt. Sure they are all enthused and...
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    I feel like I make myself look like I know what...

    I feel like I make myself look like I know what I'm doing. I think I could use anything and have a good impression with the customers. Of course maybe I am delusional and maybe I am a...
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    Which one? I have most often favored the one...

    Which one?

    I have most often favored the one less traveled, but which is your preference?

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    Well; let start with: Do you live in Nome...

    Well; let start with:

    Do you live in Nome Alaska or in Brownsville Texas?


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  5. you just gotta love being broke and deep in debt

    Fannie Mae is broke and has about FIVE BILLION in debt - a hole which they dig deeper into every day. Here is the new headquarters for them:

    ...
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    Yeah; the future sure ain't what it used to be; ...

    Yeah; the future sure ain't what it used to be; I can tell you that! <g>

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    I don't know what you mean.

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    Stop guessing. Buy some inline fuse holders with...

    Stop guessing.
    Buy some inline fuse holders with wire pigtails on them.
    But some ONE TENTH AMP fuses for the fuse holders
    Wire one fuse holder across the contacts of each control in the control...
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    That is the story of my sleeping at any time. ...

    That is the story of my sleeping at any time. Last night I was endlessly figuring out some job which required 3" PVC adapters secured through a metal floor. There were motels, meetings,...
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    Which control was interrupting the control...

    Which control was interrupting the control voltage to the compressor contactor?

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    Emily, OK; thanks. Tell the technician...

    Emily,

    OK; thanks.

    Tell the technician that you want them to check and write down the following for you.

    Model and serial number of the outdoor unit and also of the indoor coil and air...
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    Do you have a male dog?

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    Have you seen both sides of the inside coil? ...

    Have you seen both sides of the inside coil? Both the inlet and the outlet sides?

    BTW: where did you get the sun blocking fabric? Does it have a name?

    Can you run the A/C and check the...
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    I have charged them. PHM ------

    I have charged them.

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    I bought one new pair of shoes and the salesman...

    I bought one new pair of shoes and the salesman gave me two different sizes. What effect will this have on me and my trekking?

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    My point is: Please help by supplying...
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    Thirty minutes is a less forthright way to say: ...

    Thirty minutes is a less forthright way to say: The Two Beer Test. Thirty minutes is about the time it takes to agreeably drink two beers.
  17. First: Do you really look like a young Bob...

    First: Do you really look like a young Bob Duval? <g>

    Don't take this badly, but you wrote: "I had a bbq, and (the many) people wouldn't stop leaving the door open"

    Then you wrote: "An hour...
  18. Thread: Gays

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    I agree; they sure do seem to be. But the media...

    I agree; they sure do seem to be. But the media only sells what the people are willing to buy. If no one bought their crap they wouldn't be able to sell it. I am choosing not to buy their BS. I...
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    I don't give a damn about gays. Let them be gay...

    I don't give a damn about gays. Let them be gay all they want - I can't worry about every crazy person in the world.

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    I do like that Donald Trump says popular populist...

    I do like that Donald Trump says popular populist things. It's enjoyable and refreshing. But the Trump-Circus is doing nothing useful for the party he claims to represent.

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    That is a real problem with Washington DC as we...

    That is a real problem with Washington DC as we know it. Only someone who is willing and able to 'play ball' can ever get anything effective done.

    Carter had the problem, Obama has the problem,...
  22. No; they are not a "matched set" in isolation. ...

    No; they are not a "matched set" in isolation. Well; I guess they would be if they were still in the boxes in your garage. <g>

    But the third variable is the piston. And the maker thinks it so...
  23. As a customer I would want the correct piston...

    As a customer I would want the correct piston installed and the indoor air flow adjusted properly. I speculate that the 57 piston will tend to make the indoor humidity trend higher and may be...
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    I like Donald Trump too - as far as he goes. ...

    I like Donald Trump too - as far as he goes. Which is largely his entertainment value. As has always been his life-long habit; he is presently saying what sells and what most benefits Him.

    I...
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    What would happen if we closed the US borders,...

    What would happen if we closed the US borders, made everything we need, want, and use inside the US; with American workers in US factories, and then sold it only to ourselves? No imports - no...
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    A very real problem, for both teachers and...

    A very real problem, for both teachers and students, is the confusion between Learning and Memorizing.

    Learning is a process of fundamentally understanding the discipline at hand in it's entirety....
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    What are you? Fingers-broken? ...

    What are you? Fingers-broken? <g>

    http://www.mybacharach.com/support.htm

    Or: that's what I came up with when I had your same lament. <g>

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    That is Really a nice looking installation. ...

    That is Really a nice looking installation.

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    Now don't get me wrong - I enjoy the Donald Trump...

    Now don't get me wrong - I enjoy the Donald Trump Circus very much. I like that he can pretty much say anything without consequence - because he will never have to depend on getting elected in order...
  30. I just had this discussion in person with someone...

    I just had this discussion in person with someone locally. The code requirements are not The Standard. Rather they are The Minimum Allowable. Doing something better than the code requirement calls...
  31. Those units I mentioned a minute ago, and the...

    Those units I mentioned a minute ago, and the Lennox Pulse madness, was what made me realize that it almost always too expensive for a customer to save fuel costs with high efficiency heating...
  32. I used to have several customers with some kind...

    I used to have several customers with some kind of 97% furnace which actually heated water and then (I am guessing) had a water-to-air coil somewhere inside it to heat the conditioned air.

    There...
  33. Code or not - it makes me nervous just seeing it....

    Code or not - it makes me nervous just seeing it. I would not do it or want to have it done.

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  34. I do use foil tape sometimes - but not this much...

    I do use foil tape sometimes - but not this much of it and never with any writing on it. I just don't like it with words showing. <g> My real preference is to silicone caulk all the joints and...
  35. I just started to say that I don't use a...

    I just started to say that I don't use a continuity function - but then realized that I do. Sometimes, if it is dark, cramped, or otherwise poor meter viewing conditions; I use the Diode Check...
  36. A short can't get any shorter than zero ohms. ...

    A short can't get any shorter than zero ohms.

    Are all wires off the compressor terminals?

    Since the breaker "keeps tripping" - what does the refrigerant smell like after slamming power into the...
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    I have a guy working for me now who was more than...

    I have a guy working for me now who was more than ten years in the business before coming here and he couldn't explain SH or SC to me. He charged to get "twenty degrees across the coil". I didn't...
  38. Yes but the radiator on this application is four...

    Yes but the radiator on this application is four feet wide by about seven feet high so I have some room to work with in terms of mounting the condenser.

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    Really? Where did you buy that stuff? PHM...

    Really? Where did you buy that stuff?

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    Pipe in a bypass from compressor discharge to...

    Pipe in a bypass from compressor discharge to compressor suction. Install a ball valve in the bypass line and leave it open.

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  41. A number of years ago I would have bought a...

    A number of years ago I would have bought a project car and done most of the work myself. But now I would lean more towards a car already basically restored / well preserved / well maintained - not...
  42. Bazooka Joey, I wanted a late 30's coupe like...

    Bazooka Joey,

    I wanted a late 30's coupe like your avatar in the worst way for a while. <g>

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  43. My first thought would be that you are using more...

    My first thought would be that you are using more hot water. Has the water bill been higher as well? Are there any hot water fixtures or appliances leaking?

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    It took me a while of reading here to realize...

    It took me a while of reading here to realize that you don't own the company. <g>

    At first I was going to ask how you hired such a dumas to be your lead tech. <g>

    Always ask questions but never...
  45. That all sounds nice and everything but in my...

    That all sounds nice and everything but in my case this is an industrial cooling application which is a custom assembly of off-the-shelf components: evap/blower assembly, compressor, receiver,...
  46. You could put a 30 gallon drum or two of 10-15%...

    You could put a 30 gallon drum or two of 10-15% glycol to water mix in the case, run the case temps to about 30º cut-out / 37º cut-in and get some really long off-cycles.
  47. We used to sell used GEM freezers like that to...

    We used to sell used GEM freezers like that to the Spanish grocery stores in Philadelphia and Camden piped with medium temp condensing unit all the time. They work well and are pretty cheap to run. ...
  48. Remove the piping including the safety switch and...

    Remove the piping including the safety switch and re-pipe up as required. Silver solder a 1/4" male flare access port in a convenient location and install a new LP control when it's all cool.

    Or...
  49. Truly accurate application of equipment and a...

    Truly accurate application of equipment and a solid workmanlike installation of it is about 98% of what is required for an excellent finished product/job result.

    I can afford anything and I can...
  50. Since we are all gathered together here in...

    Since we are all gathered together here in talking about auto A/C systems - and so are likely to be people who know things about it, I'd like to sneak in a question of my own. <g>

    In putting...
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