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    this thread is a micron compared to one other . .

    this thread is a micron compared to one other . .
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    Who's drunking with me tonight?

    Who's drunking with me tonight?
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    Hacky new year to all That Hendrix was damn...

    Hacky new year to all

    That Hendrix was damn good

    We can skip the but plugs next time
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    There are very few who try to rip you off, but...

    There are very few who try to rip you off, but you hear the most about them. If you look around this site at what the pros post, you'll see that as a group in general we're very conscientious.
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    Initial cost is more for 2 systems minus zoning...

    Initial cost is more for 2 systems minus zoning as compared to one bigger system with zoning, at least in my experience. That may not be true in every case. But even with higher initial cost, I'd get...
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    There are differences of opinion among HVAC pros...

    There are differences of opinion among HVAC pros about which is better--1 system with zoning or more than one, without zoning. If it were my house it would be 2 systems.
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    Quality of installation, and local support of...

    Quality of installation, and local support of whichever brand, make more difference than which brand you choose, imo.

    I would go with 2 systems. If one has a problem, you still have the other (as...
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    my heat pump trips the switch when the *****...

    my heat pump trips the switch when the ***** switches the AC to heat in da Summer

    kinda rhymes maybe
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    hi all zzzzzzzzzz

    hi all zzzzzzzzzz
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    Hi all . . PCED

    Hi all . . PCED
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    Poll: 410-A is the way to go, good point. Aside from...

    410-A is the way to go, good point. Aside from the higher efficiency, what about--when will R-22 be only on the black market, for 50 bucks an ounce, traded only in back alleyways :^)
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    Something's not right with that short cycling. ....

    Something's not right with that short cycling. . . but from here I can't tell what's up.
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    How long does it stay on? If it is staying on a...

    How long does it stay on? If it is staying on a lot longer than 5 minutes before turning off for 5, that's not a concern in itself.

    On the other hand, if it's coming on for 5-10 minutes, off for...
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    I'm sure swamp is guilty. PCED

    I'm sure swamp is guilty.

    PCED
  15. I didn't have 2nd thoughts about it. Kool Beans...

    I didn't have 2nd thoughts about it. Kool Beans wasn't asking for help, but he deserves it. I'm "doing unto others . . .". I'm also passing on in a small way a tradition that I benefitted from.
    ...
  16. Thread: Sheeple

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    Corporate socialism is where the corporations...

    Corporate socialism is where the corporations tell the politicians they sponsored what the policy should be?

    I'm just guessing.
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    It's gonna blow up

    It's gonna blow up
  18. Thread: American made?

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    mF means millifarad, 1000 uF. That's surely not...

    mF means millifarad, 1000 uF. That's surely not the same as a megafarad (MF). So you can add the mF to this list. The Agilent has more than plenty capacitance range for my use.

    My Fluke 179 just...
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    What??? :eek::D

    What??? :eek::D
  20. Thread: Veto Pro Pac

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    This is good heads-up info for me. I bought a...

    This is good heads-up info for me. I bought a Veto a month ago and I love it. From what I've seen said on this site, I am easy on the zippers. I'll be using zipper lube or silicon spray. Seems it has...
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    I was going to make a rebuttal, but Bootlen,...

    I was going to make a rebuttal, but

    Bootlen, you have made Christ your life and I admire that. Christ is my life, though I don't see my mission the same way you see yours.

    I meant no offense....
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    Pity me all you want. No skin off my neck. That's...

    Pity me all you want. No skin off my neck. That's pretty condescending.
    My parents made God's work their life, their occupation. They were missionaries in India. So for you to pity me is like a...
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    I keep my Bosch in an inside pocket in my jacket...

    I keep my Bosch in an inside pocket in my jacket to warm it up.
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    Ok, point well taken, but do you think that the...

    Ok, point well taken, but do you think that the system holding the vacuum for x amount of time will show that? And how much would that X amount be, and what other variables are there to consider?
    ...
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    You sure have put a heavy burden on yourself. ...

    You sure have put a heavy burden on yourself.

    I believe no human can claim to know all that's right and wrong. And to imagine yourself to be that authority--that's heavy.
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    In a pickle jar, sure. If the vacuum pump is way...

    In a pickle jar, sure. If the vacuum pump is way oversized, I'm not surprised. If the system is 300 times bigger than a pickle jar, it will be different. Creating ice in the system by pulling a...
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    Well, bootlen, I guess you have nothing more to...

    Well, bootlen, I guess you have nothing more to learn in life--so why do you need to prove to the rest of us that you know it all?

    I believe that even if I live to be 200 years old, if I'm not...
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    Cool pix. The Bosch lithium batteries are...

    Cool pix.

    The Bosch lithium batteries are useless when cold in my experience.
  29. Flukes are worth it for sure--even one several...

    Flukes are worth it for sure--even one several years old is worth almost as much as the new price, if you ask me:D
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    I'm not the most experienced member here, but my...

    I'm not the most experienced member here, but my understanding is that pulling a good vacuum and making sure it holds is more for making sure any possible water is out of the system.

    Pulling a...
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    Hey, buy single gauges with short hoses--you...

    Hey, buy single gauges with short hoses--you don't have to carry a manifold in your tool bag, you can leave it in the van and pull it out when necessary. I got that idea from another tech, great...
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    Love your quote, sline dawg, "Remember; if you...

    Love your quote, sline dawg, "Remember; if you are only right or only left winged, you will only fly in circles."

    And by the way I usually vote Dem but I think we had a good Republican candidate...
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    Hmm . . . there is no use for discussion if the...

    Hmm . . . there is no use for discussion if the moderator, and loudest speaker, has that kind of mindset. That's why I usually avoid ARP.

    At any rate, turns out Iran's not so happy with Obama...
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    And I will add to that, I think we had two very...

    And I will add to that, I think we had two very different candidates, but two good candidates. It was up to the American people to decide who was to be prez, and we decided, whether you like the...
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    I think Americans are smart people. Who here is...

    I think Americans are smart people. Who here is qualified to say that Americans voted wrong? Who here is way smarter or more qualified to vote or whatever?

    Obama won. Different people have...
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    Poll: Cool:D. The Honeywell IAQ can be hooked to a...

    Cool:D. The Honeywell IAQ can be hooked to a phone line, and call you up if the temp gets out of range, too, and you can control it over the phone. I've only heard about them, and haven't worked with...
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    Poll: For a dual-fuel system, my thermostat of choice...

    For a dual-fuel system, my thermostat of choice is the April Aire 8570. It can control any dual fuel system I've seen around here very nicely and reliably. It also has so many options.

    The 8570...
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    Poll: Both are good brands. The quality of installation...

    Both are good brands. The quality of installation will matter more than the brand.
  39. Right on :D And thank you, as well.

    Right on :D

    And thank you, as well.
  40. I can't do that, but I'll send what I can. ...

    I can't do that, but I'll send what I can.

    When I first came to Oregon it was for college. I had never been here before. At the Portland airport I missed the van that was supposed to take me to...
  41. Thread: American made?

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    Ice melts at 32 degrees, so it should be all...

    Ice melts at 32 degrees, so it should be all water, by the same argument.

    If you are working with conditioned space temps below freezing all the time, that doesn't matter as much.
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    Sorry, I was vague. I was talking to coolnorth. ...

    Sorry, I was vague. I was talking to coolnorth.

    At 32 degrees, water is usually partly ice and partly liquid. If you add ice to water, if it gets the water to 32 degrees, it melts only slowly...
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    Look up latent heat :D

    Look up latent heat :D
  44. I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    PCEDIGM

    PCEDIGM
  46. Thread: American made?

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    Too funny, Clover :D

    Too funny, Clover :D
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    I think the big tail was designed to make up for...

    I think the big tail was designed to make up for the lost wing stunt :D
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    In reality I've had no tickets or accidents in 28...

    In reality I've had no tickets or accidents in 28 years of driving. But I've tipped over a couple of vac pumps. I don't think I'm doing too badly.
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    "Made in China" is not bad, if there is good...

    "Made in China" is not bad, if there is good quality oversight. I resist buying anything made there, but if I know it's kept in check by a reputable company, I'll take the chance that the company...
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    I guess so--don't you make the rules?

    I guess so--don't you make the rules?
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