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    I'm Back (Whoo Hoo : / )

    It has been years since I have posted, but I am starting a new job back in HVAC tomorrow.

    I had a job for 3 & 1/2 to 4 years working with automatic doors.

    My user name "Haustek" implies...
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    South Carolina?

    Hi
    I've been away for a while.
    I was a certified contractor in Alabama for years.
    I went into the automatic door business about three years ago, and can't even spell HVAC anymore.
    I recently...
  3. Man, when you find out how to do that, let me...

    Man, when you find out how to do that, let me know.
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    I think they all do that. Just pretend that...

    I think they all do that. Just pretend that You're Jimi Hendrix & say "Yeah, sorry 'bout that, we're jus' gonna play somethin'..."
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    That's where I'm looking... Goodman, ICP, Emerson...

    That's where I'm looking... Goodman, ICP, Emerson Climate Technologies - There has to be something. I'm at a disadvantage because I can't relocate right now; but I could commute in southern middle...
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    Yeah, you're right about that! MBA's have a worse...

    Yeah, you're right about that! MBA's have a worse rep than Lawyers right now. As far as auto mechanics, I am already a HVAC Mechanical Contractor working part-time as a one-man shop operation (in my...
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    Starting your own company is a lot more difficult...

    Starting your own company is a lot more difficult than people think. I think I'll just stay with what I've got & keep sending out resumes.
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    Anyone looking for a CEO?

    I am a Maintenance Technician and (currently inactive) Mechanical Contractor who has educated myself out of a job. Well, not really-I'm still working, but am ready to take my career to the next...
  9. Thread: Scam

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    Let him back in! Let the FLAMING begin!

    Let him back in! Let the FLAMING begin!
  10. Thread: Scam

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    BobDIY has GOT to be a troll! A thread like this...

    BobDIY has GOT to be a troll! A thread like this is bound to get people worked up.
    It is kind of funny, though.

    Reply, Bob? Bob? Are you out there?
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    Poll: I'm w'you, man! Keep fighting.

    I'm w'you, man! Keep fighting.
  12. Thread: cigarettes...

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    Used to smoke a pack (+-) a day.I quit with the...

    Used to smoke a pack (+-) a day.I quit with the Nicoret gum in '95 after more than twenty years. I had a short relapse in 1999-2000 & quit for good after that.
    Quitting cigarettes is the BEST thing...
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    It takes about 45 min./lb. - until an internal...

    It takes about 45 min./lb. - until an internal temp of 165 degreesF at the innermost part of the thigh & wing, as well as in the thickest part of the breast.
    Give yourself 8-9 hrs. I wanted to sleep...
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    Thanksgiving Possum?:D

    Thanksgiving Possum?:D
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    I have a turkey fryer, but I've never fried a...

    I have a turkey fryer, but I've never fried a turkey in it! I use it for some danm good chicken wings, though - it'll cook 50 - 60 at a time. I have also fried cornish game hens in it, you can do 4-5...
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    No, were not cooking the cat!:D

    No, were not cooking the cat!:D
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    I'm Going to Smoke The Turkey Again This Year

    I have been smoking the bird every year now, since 2005.
    Last year the in-laws wanted to eat around 2pm & I didn't start the turkey until 6am, so it was a little under-done. This year we have...
  18. Thread: daily beating

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    Hey, it only took a few years to get my post...

    Hey, it only took a few years to get my post count this high!:D
    Welcome to the forum!
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    I have a digital also (Fieldpiece accessory) & it...

    I have a digital also (Fieldpiece accessory) & it is accurate as long as I keep a good battery in it.
    I also agree that + or - 3% probably doesn't make that much difference with R.H. I was just...
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    Which Psychrometer is More Accurate?

    I have two sling psychrometers; both are Bacharach, one has mercury thermometers & the other is red spirit filled. The readings I get under identical conditions vary by 3 - 5 degrees F for wet-bulb...
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    I started some small fires while soldering!:D

    I started some small fires while soldering!:D
  22. Thread: Cool Quiz

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    I had three. Got two right.

    I had three. Got two right.
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    Hot customers are good!:D

    Hot customers are good!:D
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    Doesn't it feel good to unburden yourself? It's a...

    Doesn't it feel good to unburden yourself? It's a cleansing process. Open up, we're all friends here.
    Sometimes, I listen to old 10cc albums when nobody's around.
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    I don't see a problem with that.

    I don't see a problem with that.
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    I FEEL your pain, man!

    I FEEL your pain, man!
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    It's winter down there isn't it? From what we...

    It's winter down there isn't it? From what we hear, it is always 110+ degrees F down there. I'm sure that isn't always the case.
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    I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.

    I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.
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    One time, I was drunk & jumped out a safety....

    One time, I was drunk & jumped out a safety. Wait... that was at my own house, so it's OK...I think... maybe go check that out.
  30. You NEED one now!

    You NEED one now!
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    At least you don't play golf with your toilet.

    At least you don't play golf with your toilet.
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    Thanks for sharing.:)

    Thanks for sharing.:)
  33. Warning: Disturbing Mental Image! (BTW, I'm...

    Warning: Disturbing Mental Image! (BTW, I'm sitting around in my underwear!:eek:) Sorry, TMI.
  34. It's 2:30 Saturday afternoon, I had a residential...

    It's 2:30 Saturday afternoon, I had a residential attic job this morning. I started drinking Vodka & Ginger Ale at 12:00 once I got back to the house. I probably have to catch up a lot! I'm working...
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    Our cat thinks that anything new brought into the...

    Our cat thinks that anything new brought into the house is for her.
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    It depends on what your definition of "good"...

    It depends on what your definition of "good" is... & what your definition of "Beer" is... & what your definition of "is" is.:D
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    Shameful Confessions

    I have a window unit in my bedroom.:o

    What's your secret? Come on, get it off your chest.:D
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    85% - I missed three, & one was because I did not...

    85% - I missed three, & one was because I did not read the question close enough.
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    When I first thought about starting my own HVAC...

    When I first thought about starting my own HVAC business, it seemed like a great idea! I can set my own hours, work for myself, & keep all of that big money my boss makes from my labor for myself!
    ...
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    I heard that story on the radio on my way to work...

    I heard that story on the radio on my way to work the other day. I was eating a BLT that I picked up on my way in.:eek:
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    Fluke, Fieldpiece (or Ideal) are both good. Don't...

    Fluke, Fieldpiece (or Ideal) are both good. Don't buy a UEI.
  42. Thread: test

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    test again

    test again
  43. Thread: test

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    test

    test
  44. Thread: Divorce

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    Been there, Done that, Didn't even get a T-Shirt....

    Been there, Done that, Didn't even get a T-Shirt.
    It gets better.
    Just take care of yourself.
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    Oh, Yeah... Back on topic, JOHNNY WINTER! !

    Oh, Yeah... Back on topic, JOHNNY WINTER!
    !
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    Terry Kath with Chicago was another one. ...

    Terry Kath with Chicago was another one.[/QUOTE]

    Terry Kath was one of the best guitarists ever! Listen to the "Live at the Carnagie Hall" release & you'll hear some of the best guitar work ever!...
  47. Thread: Has Anyone

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    I'll second that! Anyway, I'm in Huntsville &...

    I'll second that!

    Anyway, I'm in Huntsville & have never heard of Career Training Institute. There is a real good training program in Huntsville called NARS, though.
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    I bet that cleaning cooling towers out there is a...

    I bet that cleaning cooling towers out there is a real b!tch! We have pidgeons here also, but nothing like that!:eek:
  49. The more I see your WOS posts, I will not...

    The more I see your WOS posts, I will not consider working in AZ. I may retire there, but even if HVAC work is plentiful, I'll never even mention what I do for a living.
    BTW, I lived in Yuma for 4...
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    The engineer I spoke with said that, before...

    The engineer I spoke with said that, before system connections are made, the black iron pipe should be flushed with a high velocity source (ie. fire hose) for at least two days in each direction. If...
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