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  1. If it didn't go through the windshield, it would...

    If it didn't go through the windshield, it would not be going very fast if it did. I'm personally afraid of deer jumping in front of the car. Now those things will go through a windshield and keep...
  2. Not installing one, was just curious how these...

    Not installing one, was just curious how these units work. Thought maybe there was some scientific discovery that I didn't know about. :playing:
  3. What tax bracket jump are talking about here? The...

    What tax bracket jump are talking about here? The biggest one from 15% to 25%?
    If that extra 10 cents from every dollar earned makes it not worthwhile, then he doesn't need that extra money. :nopity:
  4. You should probably seek professional tax help....

    You should probably seek professional tax help. What you describe is impossible. If your pre-tax money goes up, after-tax money will never stay the same or go down. :rolleyes:
  5. BaldLoonie, which article is it? It sounds very...

    BaldLoonie, which article is it? It sounds very plausible, would be nice to read it.
  6. The new ones are so "user friendly", that they...

    The new ones are so "user friendly", that they don't even have a drip pan, let alone a drain. Just put exhaust into window and plug it in. That's it.

    How can they possibly have high efficiency...
  7. Does a portable air condioner work the way I think it does?

    Most units have a single hot air exhaust, so the air to cool the condenser coil is taken from the room? :eek2: And the high volume of air going out the window through the hot air exhaust, is being...
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    1 highway 0 city :LOL:

    1 highway 0 city :LOL:
  9. Thread: colonoscopy

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    If I still remember math, that quote is closer to...

    If I still remember math, that quote is closer to 4 times less expensive.



    Libural lies! Are you a pro public option commie? :rules:
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    It's amazing how much of your story involves...

    It's amazing how much of your story involves remembering the financial worries you went through while dealing with this. It's precisely cases like these when someone simply should not worry about...
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    You are not paying $350 a month for 5. You are...

    You are not paying $350 a month for 5. You are paying much more, just indirectly. Average spending in US per person is roughly $6,500 per year. Your employer pays all that, and just makes your salary...
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    Go look up say the last 40 years of USPS...

    Go look up say the last 40 years of USPS operations, and if they were operating at a loss or profit. Looking at a few months of data during what is called the biggest recession since the 1930s is...
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    No, you can't lose. And that's the whole point....

    No, you can't lose. And that's the whole point. Someone still will pay for people that get sick but refuse to pay bills or buy insurance. Nobody is going to kick them to the curb. They will still get...
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    Ok, stop right there! Let's look at the post...

    Ok, stop right there! Let's look at the post office. What's wrong with it?

    Does it not offer a parcel service nor comparable to UPS/Fedex? It sure does.
    Does it not offer small letter service...
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    Profit margin is a meaningless number! If some...

    Profit margin is a meaningless number! If some company starts paying all their employees twice the market rate, and secretaries start getting $100k, their profit margin will go down. That doesn't...
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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sediment...

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sediment
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sentiment
    :LOL:
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    Give it a try. Though the issue is very sensitive...

    Give it a try. Though the issue is very sensitive for banks and the like. Their whole system is very insecure by design, and they lobby hard not to get any laws passed similar to CC protection. Money...
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    http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-13...

    http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/6500-1350.html

    909 more specifically. The consumer is provided very strong protection, that's why CC companies are very very liberal with issuing quick...
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    Visa's guarantees are not the same as protection...

    Visa's guarantees are not the same as protection by federal laws.



    Loopholes to possibly deny any claim when times are tough. Sorry, you didn't report unauthorized use fast enough! Or any other...
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    Some facts: - An individual is only liable for...

    Some facts:

    - An individual is only liable for $50 of fraudulent charges on a CC. It's the law.
    - An individual is liable for everything when a debit card is fraudulently used. The bank can be...
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    20-40 amps for whole house instant water? that's...

    20-40 amps for whole house instant water? that's not enough even for a single shower! :eek2:
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    Sure, you want to work for yourself, but does...

    Sure, you want to work for yourself, but does yourself want to work with you? Think about that. :D
  23. Thread: central air!

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    Probably around 2kw when it's running. So roughly...

    Probably around 2kw when it's running. So roughly 30 cents per hour when running.
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    Either a cobra or a python.

    Either a cobra or a python.
  25. Thread: mapp gas

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    How's MAPP for sniffing? upper? downer?...

    How's MAPP for sniffing? upper? downer? hallucinogenic?
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    That's the only reason I got into HVAC. Unlimited...

    That's the only reason I got into HVAC. Unlimited access to freon.
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    127F at the shell of the motor is hot?:confused:

    127F at the shell of the motor is hot?:confused:
  28. Thread: compressor

    by Fuji
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    Hmm. I guess that's how you can discharge them...

    Hmm. I guess that's how you can discharge them too. I just sawed off mine and snorted out all the freon. DIY is great :p
  29. Just yesterday I heard a local HVAC guy stabbed a...

    Just yesterday I heard a local HVAC guy stabbed a customer with Fluke probes after being asked to add freon.
  30. Thread: My new toy

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    All those Nissans and Infinities with the...

    All those Nissans and Infinities with the resonating muffles are pretty annoying. Can hear them coming 100 feet away. Are they just as bad on the inside? Or only annoying to the outsiders? :p
  31. Thread: Is this right...

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    What?! :eek: The last thing management wants...

    What?! :eek:

    The last thing management wants is for employees to find out what others make. You get people demoralized, asking for raises, and quitting.
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    Well, you just going to have to teach your...

    Well, you just going to have to teach your daughter to use gloves when she becomes a serial killer that strangles her victims with her bare hands. :D
  33. Thread: Show your ink

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    I have an R22 pressure-temp table tatoo on my...

    I have an R22 pressure-temp table tatoo on my left arm.
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    Source? :rolleyes:

    Source? :rolleyes:
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    Air condition? Is that temperature and relative...

    Air condition? Is that temperature and relative humidity? If I could measure both of those I could easily figure out the amout of water removed :D

    But without measuring RH of supply, is it...
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    Awesome!:rolleyes:

    Awesome!:rolleyes:
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    Can moisture removal be calculated?

    Gives a few knowns, say like CFM, return WB, return temp, can gallons per hour of moisture be calculated?
  38. Thread: furnace blower

    by Fuji
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    Is there any duck tape on the ducks that are not...

    Is there any duck tape on the ducks that are not blowing?:eek:
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    You guys are having too much fun. :D I understand...

    You guys are having too much fun. :D I understand the whole load-current thing. I was just wondering how much less torque med-hi, med-lo- and low means.
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    Superheat too low? High head pressure? Storing...

    Superheat too low? High head pressure? Storing ammo inside the unit? Could be many things.
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    It is indeed, getting an "official" replacement...

    It is indeed, getting an "official" replacement would have cost 10 times the generic, as the original motor is very old. I'm not a full time HVAC tech, and don't pretend to be, but cleaning a few...
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    Confusing motor label

    So this is a 4 speed motor, HIGH, MED-HIGH, MED-LOW and LOW.

    On the label it lists 5 possible power ratings, and I just want to make sure I'm reading this right:

    If I use a 20uF cap, my high...
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    Are we rationing care now? Why would it be...

    Are we rationing care now? Why would it be rationed? Lack of equipment and personnel? Why? :confused:
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    How can an unorganized and un-unionized group of...

    How can an unorganized and un-unionized group of people be overpaid in an open labor market? It's purely supply and demand.

    Engineers don't set their own salaries. Even their managers do not....
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    Insurance companies that canceled policies were...

    Insurance companies that canceled policies were within the law, and within all terms of the policy. It's the consumers that breached the contract. The problem here is that most people literally can't...
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    Advanced math, physics, chemistry, computer...

    Advanced math, physics, chemistry, computer programming. Then you pick your area of concentration and take really really advanced math, physics, chemistry, computer programming.
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    How would this happen with a properly draining...

    How would this happen with a properly draining pan? Sure there is some residual moisture, but raise it in a house by any measurable amount?:confused:
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    The motors that I tried this on, current draw was...

    The motors that I tried this on, current draw was fairly linear. That is a 1/4hp LOW wire drew roughly half what the 1/2hp MED drew. But the quietness is not linear, it's almost inaudible on LOW,...
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    Are there aftermarket kits to do this...

    Typical unit has 2 outputs from the control board, heat and cool, but the fan usually has more speeds, at least 3, and up to 5. Cool usually goes to HIGH, and heat to MED or MED-LOW.

    To avoid...
  50. Those are particularly interesting. What can you...

    Those are particularly interesting. What can you tell by measuring the temperature of capacitors? :D
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