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  1. Anyone know of a wood burning insert that also acts as a boiler?

    I was toying with the idea of installing a wood grate, or back wall made of iron pipe in my extremely wasteful fireplace in order to capture some of the heat.

    However I would go with a...
  2. Always call the big advertiser who gives a discount amount

    before they come to your house.

    New customer getting a second opinion as to whether the electric on her furnace was done correctly.

    I simply said I don't think so, but since you paid near...
  3. What do you do with all of those extra parts?

    Use them anyway, but be creative!

    Up-flow Ducane installed with horizontal drain tees installed and used. Horizontal tap for condensate drain was connected to cooling condensate line. In this way...
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    You must not get around much, this would be...

    You must not get around much, this would be considered a normal install in Philly. If you don't actually die from the installation in Philly then it was done to code.
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    Here is the contractors idea

    of closely spaced tees. For some reason the attachment program on this site refuses to post this picture in the correct rotation. Turn the photo 90 degrees clockwise to view.
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    There are two kinds of people in Hvac that I...

    There are two kinds of people in Hvac that I love; DIY and hacks. If not for these two groups there would be no need of my services.

    Actually their is a third group, hvac and plumbers who install...
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    Pretty sure Gore put Social Security in a LOCK...

    Pretty sure Gore put Social Security in a LOCK BOX.
  8. I would replace that electrically rigged mess,...

    I would replace that electrically rigged mess, like the free floating open relay above the air switch.
  9. Thread: Vetrans Day

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    Don't want to be a dick here, but can someone...

    Don't want to be a dick here, but can someone explain exactly how any US veteran protected your family?

    While you are at it explain how you think our military makes us more free.
  10. Not really sure why you would care if they...

    Not really sure why you would care if they married or not.
    From a biblical perspective God really doesn't care, He simply says if you choose to do such things you will not live eternally in His...
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    If you were standing above a unit installed as an...

    If you were standing above a unit installed as an up flow looking down when you took the picture the guy actually used the correct drain connection.
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    Lennox is really going downhill, today I was...

    Lennox is really going downhill, today I was installing a CBX25 air handler, the knock outs for the electric are basically outlined with a die but will not be hammered out. I had to drill them out....
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    Damn! This guy missed his calling he should have...

    Damn! This guy missed his calling he should have been a preacher.

    JEEESUS!
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    Hard to believe you Lennox guys didn't notice the...

    Hard to believe you Lennox guys didn't notice the model number HS18-211 is not two tons, that is a 1.5 ton unit. HS18-141 is 1.5 ton.

    I used to love it rolling up on a replacement of one of our...
  15. In Philly if you don't chain and lock the ladder...

    In Philly if you don't chain and lock the ladder to the roof rack the crack heads will take it off long before you make it to the highway.
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    Why bother with curb adapters? I just install...

    Why bother with curb adapters? I just install the same brand RTU, if the unit doesn't match up, we install a new curb, and have it roofed in.
  17. Makes more sense to switch the run and start at...

    Makes more sense to switch the run and start at the compressor if you want to sabotage the unit. On a second opinion the compressor is going to be toast the second the tech resets the breaker.

    We...
  18. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    The definition by Albert Einstein.

    This being said, exactly how is our government who created all of our present problems going to be the solution to fix these same problems?

    Let me take this...
  19. Actually, the way Muhammad wanted every country...

    Actually, the way Muhammad wanted every country to be is Muslim, as most of Europe is going to be by default as they breed while Europeans like to stick with their negative birthrate.

    The reason...
  20. The Lord spoke to you, well that isn't really...

    The Lord spoke to you, well that isn't really good. As the Messiah said no one calling God Lord will enter the kingdom.

    Lord is actually the name of satan, most Christians don't know this, but in...
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    Not being negative, but I would have ripped out...

    Not being negative, but I would have ripped out all of the ducting around that furnace and moved it back, getting rid of that insane return duct. However this is just something I like to do, I have a...
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    Might be a good idea to do as I do, drill a hole...

    Might be a good idea to do as I do, drill a hole in the pipe and weld in a service port, the kind with the copper tube on it, then weld the cap tube into a piece of 1/4 inch tubing and flare, now you...
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    Hey, guys who can we blame for this, well let's...

    Hey, guys who can we blame for this, well let's work from the past to the present. Start with the British who took the side of the Arabs against the Germans who had aligned with the Ottoman empire....
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    Did you read the part about her being...

    Did you read the part about her being intoxicated? Everybody is on drugs today, wether legal or illegal, this is our society. I have to wonder how stupid was the kid getting on the roof, did she have...
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    Usually a very good short circuit from one...

    Usually a very good short circuit from one winding to another or a short to ground, like when you touch a large wire to ground, blam! Except this short is inside a pressurized vessel so something as...
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    Nothing would completely screw up this country...

    Nothing would completely screw up this country then a white conservative christian as president. I can just see the knee jerk reforms, and legislation. Kick all off public assistance, nuke the middle...
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    There is something very important you have to...

    There is something very important you have to understand. There is no going back, the USA is going to be toast in the next 10 or 15 years no matter who you vote for. Not negative, just being honest....
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    I just installed on of those and it still doesn't...

    I just installed on of those and it still doesn't go into defrost!
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    And that was cheaper?

    And that was cheaper?
  30. Thread: Copperpus

    by AtticAce
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    Give all the copper they paid for.

    Give all the copper they paid for.
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    I wash the truck once a year if it needs it.

    I wash the truck once a year if it needs it.
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    Looks good, I've never installed a Viessmann side...

    Looks good, I've never installed a Viessmann side ways.
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    I still have a few customers with this venting,...

    I still have a few customers with this venting, if it was installed 100% correctly the stuff works good and lasts. It was recalled because of cracks and joints coming loose. You have to figure no...
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    Just paint the rest of the house black.

    Just paint the rest of the house black.
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    Around my parts if the unit isn't cooling, it's...

    Around my parts if the unit isn't cooling, it's too small, nothing 5 ton unit won't fix. Standard is 100k heat and 3 tons no matter what size the row house actually needs. If it is a larger row you...
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    I'd walk a mile for a camel.

    I'd walk a mile for a camel.
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    Hail Mary! If I had a hammer I hammer in the...

    Hail Mary!

    If I had a hammer I hammer in the morning I'd hammer......
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    I have been taking my son out to work. He is...

    I have been taking my son out to work. He is really a good kid besides all the things I don't know about. Earlier this week I was in a crawl space below the heater room running the liquid line to a...
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    Hey Doc! Do you wanna stay healthy? Take two...

    Hey Doc! Do you wanna stay healthy? Take two heaters and call me in the morning.
  40. Thread: Tree rat plug

    by AtticAce
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    Squirrels!

    About 7 years ago, like a biblical plague the squirrel population exploded. I have a nice one story deck off the back of the house, it's shaded by a pear tree. That summer besides ripping holes in...
  41. I would tell him to smoke a few more bowls, cause...

    I would tell him to smoke a few more bowls, cause the motor job is going to take awhile. I would hate to see this guy change his filter.
  42. Rust never sleeps!

    Rust never sleeps!
  43. Thread: NO!

    by AtticAce
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    I would paint the flex brown, and plant a tall...

    I would paint the flex brown, and plant a tall pine tree at the corner of the house, or maybe some bamboo.
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    Maybe a nice cleansing earthquake?

    Maybe a nice cleansing earthquake?
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    delete duplicate

    how did that happen?
  46. It was one of those "Why do we need a filter in the unit" days

    Two calls: heat pump blowing cold air, and gas furnace cycling on limit. Neither system had a filter rack of any kind.
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    CSST ok for outside, except cannot have stainless...

    CSST ok for outside, except cannot have stainless showing, no radical cutting back of plastic at fitting nut.
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    Gas fired cooling system?

    Gas fired cooling system?
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    No matter who you vote into office they will be...

    No matter who you vote into office they will be corrupted by gilded streets of DC.

    There are standouts who have warned us this is so, but we just keep voting in the same old same old. Lawyers,...
  50. In Philadelphia, I'm working with a builder to...

    In Philadelphia, I'm working with a builder to create housing out of old shipping containers. The homeless guys are moving up from the cardboard boxes!
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