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  1. Roy, Are you advocating a fee-for-service...

    Roy,
    Are you advocating a fee-for-service healthcare market place? Are you ok with private health insurance but just not a government run insurance? Are you ok with Medicare and Medicaid?
  2. This should be posted in the AOP form. I'm not a...

    This should be posted in the AOP form.
    I'm not a humidity expert but my understanding is that humidity will travel from a more humid are to a less humid area. Much like heat will flow from a hot...
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    This was my first thought also. Adding heat to...

    This was my first thought also. Adding heat to the outdoor coil in the heating mode when the outdoor temperatures are below the temperatures that the heat pump efficiency starts to decline might make...
  4. The reduction to 1 1/2" is to increase the...

    The reduction to 1 1/2" is to increase the velocity of the combustion gases in order to "throw" the gases further away from the structure. The instruction say it should be done so I would insist on...
  5. Since this thread is about red vs. blue, I though...

    Since this thread is about red vs. blue, I though this link might be relevant.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind.html
  6. Very good point. I hadn't considered that.

    Very good point. I hadn't considered that.
  7. Thread: Church goers

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    How does seeing some type of apparition prove...

    How does seeing some type of apparition prove there is a afterlife? All you really know is you saw something non-human.
  8. Thread: Church goers

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    I had a dream once where I got to meet and talk...

    I had a dream once where I got to meet and talk to God. I asked him why he created us. He said "Because I didn't want to be alone". Strange dream. Especially since I'm agnostic. Just though I'd share...
  9. You said you live in a red state and most people...

    You said you live in a red state and most people you talk to have had a bad experience with ACA. You wonder why you hear so much negative comments about ACA and why it seems blue states are not...
  10. You asked if there was a correlation. There is a...

    You asked if there was a correlation. There is a correlation and there's a reason.
  11. There is a correlation. Red states have much more...

    There is a correlation. Red states have much more misinformation and mis-repretation of the facts. Red states get more of their information from Fox News and other news sources that reinforce their...
  12. I'm in a blue state but ACA will not effect me...

    I'm in a blue state but ACA will not effect me much because I currently work for the state and the health insurance provided by the state is much better than private insurance can provide....
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    Obama Care should really be called Romney Care....

    Obama Care should really be called Romney Care. It's the Heritage Foundations plan for free market health insurance implemented by Romney in Massachusetts.
    Funny how we don't hear any complaints...
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    My kids are now covered until they are 26 years...

    My kids are now covered until they are 26 years old. I would count that as a success.
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    Very common system configuration although the...

    Very common system configuration although the perimeter radiators usually have modulating control valves.
    I would control it as a two stage heating system. First stage would be VAV reheat. If reheat...
  16. Thread: 1000!

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    1000!

    After 9 years I have finally reached my 1000th post. I'll walk a little taller today. :)
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    Put down the meter and step away from the unit....

    Put down the meter and step away from the unit. If you don't understand something as basic as a 230 volt circuit you shouldn't be working on the equipment without supervision.
  18. Poll: Careful glennac, you're starting to sound like an...

    Careful glennac, you're starting to sound like an environmentalist.:-)
  19. I respect your opinion NetSalt.

    I respect your opinion NetSalt.
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    The liquid line is completing a path to ground...

    The liquid line is completing a path to ground when you install the solenoid valve. Something else is shorted and dropping the voltage. Check the evaporator fan motors. Disconnect them and see if the...
  21. Wow!

    Wow!
  22. Sounds like a step up to me. Learning and growing...

    Sounds like a step up to me. Learning and growing keeps the job interesting. Look at it as an adventure. Good luck.
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    When ever I hear someone say "it's not about...

    When ever I hear someone say "it's not about race", it usually is.
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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57433184/fla-m...

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57433184/fla-mom-gets-20-years-for-firing-warning-shots/

    Our justice system.:rolleyes:
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    I would call company 2 out to inspect the boiler....

    I would call company 2 out to inspect the boiler. Sounds like incomplete combustion which could be caused by various reasons, but not normally a reason to condemn a boiler. Could be the heat...
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    Is masterbation an unnatural act? If so then were...

    Is masterbation an unnatural act? If so then were all in trouble.
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    Wouldn't work. Coils not designed for the...

    Wouldn't work. Coils not designed for the application.
    You could try re-piping the outdoor unit so the compressor discharges into the suction line, remove the meterting device from the indoor coil...
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    Why was the boiler condemned?

    Why was the boiler condemned?
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    In the old testament they did some of the things...

    In the old testament they did some of the things you listed.:grin2:

    What business does the State have getting involved in marriages ? It's basically a legal contract. The moral issue is a personal...
  30. In broad terms, yes, you will save energy by...

    In broad terms, yes, you will save energy by raising set points in the cooling mode.
    If you have Variable Air Volume (VAV) terminal units (TUs) you shouldn't need to reheat during the summer if the...
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    A controls tech capable of integration is a...

    A controls tech capable of integration is a highly specialized worker and it takes many years of experience to be good at it. You have to be a mechanic, controls and IT expert.
  32. I always put a little spit on the access fitting...

    I always put a little spit on the access fitting to make sure the valve core is not leaking. If it's leaking I will use a small screw driver to pry up on the stem to help the seat seal. If that...
  33. Something else to consider. With the requirement...

    Something else to consider. With the requirement of locking caps on now systems now, are the locking caps good enough to provide the seal is the cap is the primary seal?
  34. I didn't know that the brass caps with the rubber...

    I didn't know that the brass caps with the rubber gaskets were intended to be the access port seal. I thought they were mostly there to keep the port clean. So are you saying that if there were no...
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    The way it's wired the unit would run 24/7. I...

    The way it's wired the unit would run 24/7. I wonder what the utility bills looked like.
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    Make sure you're not drawing return air from the...

    Make sure you're not drawing return air from the attic. You could have a disconnected return air duct in the attic and drawing in 95* return air. Did you take your split at the registers or at the...
  37. Thread: soft solder

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    I'm curious about the physical properties of soft...

    I'm curious about the physical properties of soft solders used for refrigeration. I've heard that it's rated for pressures high enough for refrigeration purposes but I still don't trust it to be as...
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    Any type of machinery operated in a harsh...

    Any type of machinery operated in a harsh environment would require more frequent maintenance, repair and replacement.
    If my car is not leaving any oil spots in the driveway and it's not burning oil...
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    On residential systems the filters and equipment...

    On residential systems the filters and equipment are usually readily accessible. So a home owner can easily change/wash their filter and see if the outdoor unit is dirty. Commercial systems are...
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    I did a little research into this a while back. I...

    I did a little research into this a while back. I asked a friend who built a house next to a river how he did it. He said the builders used landscaping blocks and build up a retaining wall in the...
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    If the sheet metal duct is not formed properly...

    If the sheet metal duct is not formed properly the metal will flex and cause a popping sound. Normally cross breaks are formed into the duct work to prevent this. A cross break is a crease in wall of...
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    Assuming a system is properly installed, meaning...

    Assuming a system is properly installed, meaning proper airflow, no refrigerant leaks..etc., and the filters and condenser coil are kept clean, it should require very little maintenance. Do you have...
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    How about NAFTA? The NAFTA panel can override...

    How about NAFTA? The NAFTA panel can override U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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    For most residential systems I don't think they...

    For most residential systems I don't think they are necessary. In fact, "tune-ups" can often cause more problems than they prevent. If you keep your filter clean and the system seems to be operating...
  46. timebuilder, You should just try to get a job...

    timebuilder,

    You should just try to get a job with a controls company.
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    :LOL:

    :LOL:
  48. Thread: contactor issue

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    Is the contactor controlled by a triac? If so you...

    Is the contactor controlled by a triac? If so you would see voltage with the wires disconnected and 0 volts with the wires connected. You must have load connected to test the voltage of loads...
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    I just read that Snowden is working with the...

    I just read that Snowden is working with the Chinese and telling them how the US is hacking into their computers. I take back what I posted about he being pardoned.
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    I think it reasonable to assume that all of the...

    I think it reasonable to assume that all of the telephone companies, cellphone companies, internet providers and any other communications company are cooperating with the NSA and spying on Americans....
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