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    Years ago, where I used to live, some slug rented...

    Years ago, where I used to live, some slug rented a house that was way off the road. He spent so much time futzing with the electric meter that it drove the power company nuts. He used to pull the...
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    He probably thinks its fine. Low bid contractor....

    He probably thinks its fine. Low bid contractor. If the owner saved a lot of money, that makes everything good.
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    It would be interesting to know what the Inside...

    It would be interesting to know what the Inside Air Temperature is in the AM in The Mall of the America's. when it is below zero and blowing the @$$hole out of a cow is when they open the doors on a...
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    I was unaware that counting the heat output of...

    I was unaware that counting the heat output of appliances in a commercial establishment was an accepted method of calculating heating or cooling load in a building. My bad.

    In all my years as a...
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    Yes. But is it big enough for the heating load?

    Yes.

    But is it big enough for the heating load?
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    That's because THEY'RE smart, and we're not. ...

    That's because THEY'RE smart, and we're not.

    Nice sealing job though.
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    I think that the Power Company requires that...

    I think that the Power Company requires that there be a meter to measure that power so that Freeloader can't steal electricity.

    POS.
  8. Thread: WOW

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    The photo displayed in the string does NOT show a...

    The photo displayed in the string does NOT show a Concentric in place. On "Normal" concentric's, the inner pipe is NOT sch.40 PVC but Sch. 20. You'll never get a smoke pipe ell over a Sch. 40 pipe,...
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    The galvanizes smoke pipe ell won't fit over the...

    The galvanizes smoke pipe ell won't fit over the outlet of a concentric. Only the inside pipe.

    The biggest problem with Concentric Terminations is that in snow areas, there is no way to get a...
  10. Thread: WOW

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    Is there something wrong with that?

    Is there something wrong with that?
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    I meant 10'. I'm getting to be older than dirt....

    I meant 10'. I'm getting to be older than dirt. Born in the first half of the last century.

    With my failing eyesight, sometimes I can't notice the difference between a " and a '. A , and a . .
    ...
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    Where I worked (Massachusetts), the plumbing/gas...

    Where I worked (Massachusetts), the plumbing/gas inspector would have made us run a vent line 10" away from the regulator if the regulator was that close to the exhaust. Being old and now retired, I...
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    That needs to find a posted home for all to see....

    That needs to find a posted home for all to see.

    There are DIY'ers and homeowners who don't believe a word of what you might tell them. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    The same thing can...
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    Ah, a wire brush and some JB Weld, and that tank...

    Ah, a wire brush and some JB Weld, and that tank will be almost as good as new and ready for another 10 years of service.

    Not the air bladder, that might be a problem.
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    That airscoop is original. All caused by the...

    That airscoop is original. All caused by the leaking can vent adding fresh water to the system. If the PRV rotted away, the boiler isn't far behind.
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    Way more than you know. And they still install...

    Way more than you know. And they still install them. Especially in old houses in New England where they have multi-flue fireplaces in really old houses. Its a tedious project. They use TV cameras to...
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    "" Speaking of baking a potato - I used to have...

    "" Speaking of baking a potato - I used to have an old man as a customer. He had a workbench / desk right next to his very old furnace. The top cover of the furnace vestibule was off and he kept his...
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    The worst part was there was an old unlined...

    The worst part was there was an old unlined masonry chimney there that someone tore down, and put a gas furnace in it. Probably a condensing one. That ate the bricks and mortar of the old chimney...
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    Somehow, when it comes to LPG and the choices are...

    Somehow, when it comes to LPG and the choices are safety and cheap, cheap usually wins out.

    SO, if you have a residence, (non-commercial) that is piped for 2# gas, with all the adequate spaghetti...
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    Unintended consequences.

    Unintended consequences.
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    I thought so. Nothing like a good restricted...

    I thought so.

    Nothing like a good restricted airflow on the return to help ice up that coil and make it drip water.
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    Is it even proper under NFPA-58 to be running 2#...

    Is it even proper under NFPA-58 to be running 2# gas in residential applications INSIDE?

    Got ta keep that Gub'ment off our backs. Might stifle business.
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    The original installer should have properly hard...

    The original installer should have properly hard piped or CSST with the properly sized pipe for the system. Instead of running undersized pipe and they running it at high pressure. They would have...
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    I understand why that installation is eff'ed in...

    I understand why that installation is eff'ed in the head.

    But my Trane GAF2OA36M3150A air handler has the return on the bottom, the blower next, then the A Coil, then the heat strips and into the...
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    The Moderator is trying to cut him some slack and...

    The Moderator is trying to cut him some slack and rein him in.

    He doesn't seem to get the message yet.

    Time will tell.
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    He's Smart. We're not.

    He's Smart.

    We're not.
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    No Lie: I once went on a no heat oil call...

    No Lie:

    I once went on a no heat oil call where the HO had a pile of newspapers, with pages rolled up to a point, and a bowl of gasoline. He was dipping the end of the newspaper into the bowl of...
  28. Being self employed and my own boss, I always had...

    Being self employed and my own boss, I always had this policy. I never did any free service call unless it was something I screwed up. But if it was a simple thing like someone flipped a switch off...
  29. If some of us here started re-telling the stories...

    If some of us here started re-telling the stories of the people we have seen screwed over by unscrupulous service and install contractors, no matter what the trade, we would be labeled as liars and...
  30. Snark passed you bye? Maybe you could do that...

    Snark passed you bye?

    Maybe you could do that 40 or 50 years ago. If you are replacing something old with something new, the "NEW" is supposed to meet the code of today.

    The installer did a...
  31. "" These concrete pipes can never heat up so...

    "" These concrete pipes can never heat up so flue gases fall in temp below there due point and acidic water forms within vent and eats up everything it comes in contact with. B vent not as sinful....
  32. If they'd used that Gorilla black tape, or the...

    If they'd used that Gorilla black tape, or the Earthy Crunchy green tape, it would have worked fine. If it didn't work, its because they used the wrong tape.
  33. Thread: Magic Lwco

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    Maybe Sparky didn't know how to wire it in...

    Maybe Sparky didn't know how to wire it in properly?
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    That's a brainless fix. Just take a pot of ice...

    That's a brainless fix. Just take a pot of ice and water and put the bulb in it. Where ever it settles out, take a magic marker and mark it. Tell the customer that the mark is 32 degrees and that's...
  35. Licensed Plumber? Where? Licensed by the...

    Licensed Plumber? Where?

    Licensed by the State?

    In Massachusetts, the "licensed Plumber" would loose their license to engage in the business of plumbing for not taking out a plumbing AND A GAS...
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    A Professional Dubber maybe. You can burn all...

    A Professional Dubber maybe. You can burn all kinds or wood with a MAPP gas flamethrower. Especially if you don't get all the water out of the pipes and fittings. That doesn't come close to the...
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    The only difference in that and what I see in...

    The only difference in that and what I see in some places like Florida is that the application is in a vertical plane and in the open where as, what's in Florida is covered by a roof and it is...
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    No, just before he and the old lady started doing...

    No, just before he and the old lady started doing bong hits on the home grown they grew under the grow lights in the garage. Or under the trailer house.
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    The light bulb died. That's the cause. A...

    The light bulb died. That's the cause. A defective light bulb.
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    Fifty Bucks and two cases of Bud Light.

    Fifty Bucks and two cases of Bud Light.
  41. Thread: Exhaust Fail

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    Just when you think you've seen it all, something...

    Just when you think you've seen it all, something comes along and replace it.
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    Down Home cooling. Or is it heating.

    Down Home cooling.

    Or is it heating.
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    You can't fix stupid. You can't educate stupid...

    You can't fix stupid.

    You can't educate stupid either.
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    I always mark my installs with a magic marker....

    I always mark my installs with a magic marker. More than once, it quickly settled a discussion when something needed to be replaced and the customer said that "It was just Installed". The magic...
  45. R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications...

    R-290 (Propane) has its place in the applications it is used in, serviced and maintained by professionals.

    I've been in Auto Zone buying whatever (wiper blades, bulbs, wax, etc.) and I see some...
  46. Who's giving advice? Mr. Fixit came to a board...

    Who's giving advice?

    Mr. Fixit came to a board I read and asked about using Blue Rhino R-22. I never heard of such foolishness. It wouldn't be me, but I can just imagine you connecting to a system...
  47. I hope you realize that I say outrageous things...

    I hope you realize that I say outrageous things with a straight face. Sometimes to just get a funny rise out of some who notice the little gems I often place in my posts.

    Like getting R-22...
  48. Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix...

    Or is that drug that you saw in TV would fix whatever ails you. Because the symptoms in the TV ad sound like what ails you.

    I'm still trying to convince my wife we need to get two old leg tubs to...
  49. You can't keep all that information to your self....

    You can't keep all that information to your self. You can go to Homey and on Saturdays, they have classes to cut you out of your jobs so they can sell your products for you to install and service for...
  50. According to the MSM, the Professionals charge...

    According to the MSM, the Professionals charge too much and the DIY'ers get hurt because Professionals won't show them how to do it so they can save money.

    You didn't know that?
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