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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  4. 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.
  10. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane...

    What color does the cylinders for LP/Propane refrigerant come in?

    I want to be able to tell. Grey like they have the Blue Rhino canisters at Home Depot?

    That's where the unlicensed EPA DIY...
  21. Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas...

    Isn't that compressor a tad close to that gas meter regulator?

    How come the press didn't pick up on that?
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    The same as touching yourself can lead to...

    The same as touching yourself can lead to blindness or eye problems?

    Only one shake. Two and you run the risk of blindness.

    And one puff of a home rolled lawn cigarette will shortly lead to...
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    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If...

    A lot of that home grown hemp is just as good. If not better.

    Grass in its various forms is the #1 agricultural crop grown in the USA. In case you didn't know that. How much time and money do you...
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    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off...

    Why are you using gravity tanks? Are you "off grid"? They should be covered, and if you are only using one pipe to fill and draw off, the gravity tanks are only there to give elevation for pressure...
  25. It might be fun to look at the videos. You might...

    It might be fun to look at the videos. You might not get to the point.

    If you are getting air in a heated or chilled closed system, you do NOT have enough water pressure in the system. From the...
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    You could have knocked me over with a feather...

    You could have knocked me over with a feather with THAT observation.

    Those Reps at the supply house "Greet and Eat" sessions will tell you ANYTHING they think that you will believe. And a lot...
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    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and...

    I was told that R-410A is a hotter gas and doesn't de-humidify as well as the colder R-22. As it was explained to me by a really qualified (in my opinion) technician, R-410A could use more energy in...
  28. Thread: DIY Gas line

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    Is this for real and did this just happen in...

    Is this for real and did this just happen in 2009?

    I haven't seen aborted duct work like that since the 1970's. The duct work looks older than dirt. Are you sure that this wasn't a used furnace...
  29. I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be...

    I've not seen the YouTube video, and you may be correct that the guy is using straight compression fittings. But it is very hard to tell the difference between inverted flare brake fittings from...
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    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power,...

    Whenever I saw floor sanders connect their power, they always connected to the hot side of the main breaker, before the breaker.

    I used to give them ship. I'd tell them that the only thing between...
  31. And then there's this. A little thing to...

    And then there's this.

    A little thing to remember when other "people" start cutting out or moving your equipment and they don't finish up the job.

    This should be a separate topic or...
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    What is snow? A PITA.

    What is snow?

    A PITA.
  33. Thread: Got shocked

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    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I...

    Years ago, I was doing work in a power plant. I had my jobs to do, but it was understood by me (from the boss) that whatever the welder and his helper needed, I was to make it happen. The welder...
  34. Thread: Got shocked

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    That box is open to the weather? That looks...

    That box is open to the weather?

    That looks like a serious case of hackitis. No matter what you did, whomever installed that box like that did it improperly. If you had been killed, the Tort...
  35. I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that...

    I'm not an licensed electrician. However, that electrical appliance being that close to a swimming pool, doesn't it need a GFCI? I mean, it is awfully close to a water source.

    And as far as I am...
  36. Thread: Got shocked

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    What is it they say about the word "ASSUME" Makes...

    What is it they say about the word "ASSUME" Makes an ASS out of U and ME? You could run the tracer over and around the box before opening the cover, it will usually sound. Personally, I consider all...
  37. Thread: Got shocked

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    One like this: ...

    One like this:

    http://www.greenlee.com/products/DETECTOR%2540c-VOLTAGE-%2540dADJUSTABLE-(GT%2540d16).html?product_id=17647

    Way on the short side of $50.00. There are other ones. The Fluke is a...
  38. Thread: Got shocked

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    Because I can't see the whole box. But, it is a...

    Because I can't see the whole box. But, it is a tool that once you have one, you wonder how you could ever have lived without one. In a sense, they are like Wiggy. They are only safe if you first...
  39. Thread: Got shocked

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    Telco (Old ATT) developed "Tick Tracers" for...

    Telco (Old ATT) developed "Tick Tracers" for their employees. They were required under penalty to put the tracer on ANYTHING they touched. Good ones are cheap. If you don't have one, you're having a...
  40. Thread: Got shocked

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    I was taught and observed that aluminum wire...

    I was taught and observed that aluminum wire conductors loosen up with age, unlike Copper conductors. That some smart electricians give the terminals a twist whenever visiting a panel.

    Where I...
  41. Thread: Got shocked

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    That's the problem with that example. The error...

    That's the problem with that example. The error is hidden. You can't see it. Until you open the cover and break through the last bit of worn insulation and cause the short. No one would ever expect...
  42. Thread: Got shocked

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    The proper way for the original installer was to...

    The proper way for the original installer was to have cut the wires to the proper size so they weren't rubbing on the cover, covered from plain sight. Like a IED in Iraq.

    The installer is a hack....
  43. Thread: Got shocked

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    Most electricians I have known don't wear wedding...

    Most electricians I have known don't wear wedding rings. If they get between a hot wire and a neutral/ground short, it can seriously impact your life. It only takes millivolts to kill you. If there...
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    Kind of like this. A place I visit, had...

    Kind of like this.

    A place I visit, had someone come and ask about venting a gas appliance. He is a GC type, who is going to be continuing a project with a renovation of a large second and third...
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    On a price job, there's no time to read the...

    On a price job, there's no time to read the manual.

    "There's never enough time to do it right. But always time for someone else to do it over".
    Someone else can read the manual when they are...
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    I still think that return air that is too cold is...

    I still think that return air that is too cold is causing this. It acts like a "cold start" oil boiler where the return water temperature is way below the dew point until the burner can heat the...
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    Well, it had condensation issues from something....

    Well, it had condensation issues from something. It is either in a really damp location with pool chemicals around or there's a drain issue.

    I saw a couple that looked similar that were in...
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    Let me guess. They planted bushes in front of...

    Let me guess.

    They planted bushes in front of the exhaust termination so they wouldn't have to look at the ugly pipe that was destroying the aesthetic beauty of their foundation at the back of the...
  49. If the Fire department gets a call that a...

    If the Fire department gets a call that a building is on fire, and the fire person's arrive at the fire scene, and find the building locked up and no one to open the door, they don't stand around...
  50. My old High School auto shop teacher used to tell...

    My old High School auto shop teacher used to tell us that you can't buy a mechanic in a can. J-B Weld is a mechanic in a can. If its compression sleeves your talking about, Lock-Tite is a better...
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