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    RSES Technical Institute manual #2 FS

    I have a used, but well take care of tech institute manual with the self study book also.
    1st one to send me $80 is the winner and I'll get it shipped out asap.

    If you could, shoot me an email as...
  2. I'd say more often than not, you need to charge...

    I'd say more often than not, you need to charge it. Now if it's a good customer you do a fair bit of work for, I could see telling them you'll get em next time and heading out with no charge.
    ...
  3. Every building that I work on drains the...

    Every building that I work on drains the condensate onto the roof. Most of the time it's no big deal, there's a few places that could use either a little better drainage on the roof, or pipe the...
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    All winter was a hussle, we had 2 mechanics, and...

    All winter was a hussle, we had 2 mechanics, and it was all we could do to stay afloat, and somewhat caught up. I'd say I averaged 45-50 hours all winter with a few being more than that. Our other...
  5. I've had the usual bumps and bruises, cuts and...

    I've had the usual bumps and bruises, cuts and getting rid of some extra blood from time to time.

    Worst was breaking my back. No cool story either, just came in off a white rubber roof, it was...
  6. Around my area it doesn't seem like RSES matters...

    Around my area it doesn't seem like RSES matters much, but thankfully we do have a good and fairly active chapter. I did take several class's, but sadly the last few years I haven't been able to...
  7. My coldest was -42 with a stiff breeze (probably...

    My coldest was -42 with a stiff breeze (probably 10-15 mph). That sucked bad, I wasn't outside too long in it, but when I was, it was on a roof. It was miserable for sure. Around here below 0...
  8. Free shaved ice's, bring your own cup and a screw...

    Free shaved ice's, bring your own cup and a screw driver!
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    I don't care a whole lot about them watching me,...

    I don't care a whole lot about them watching me, I don't do much to deserve any attention, but I do kind of dislike the big brother aspect of it. I've had it in my van for about a year, it has sort...
  10. RSES Technical Institute Manuals, 1 & 2, new

    I've got the tehcnical institute manual 1 & 2, both brand new, never been assembled. I aquired these when our chapter took the course as a class, but I already had the books from studying for the CM...
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    It's all about drama and ratings. Similar...

    It's all about drama and ratings.

    Similar questions I have about the Turtle Man. That man is nuts, but there's no way to "act" out grabbing critters that want to eat your fingers. But the part I...
  12. I have that one, and also have KG Free, and 3D...

    I have that one, and also have KG Free, and 3D knots.
    It's amazing how the human mind works (or doesn't). there are really complex things I could tell a 3rd grader to do over the phone and fix a...
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    I have a basement, and it's useless. Of course...

    I have a basement, and it's useless. Of course it's poorly finished, poorly heated, and full of junk.

    I do think a basement would add more value to the place, even if it's unfinished. If you're...
  14. I have a fair bit on my phone... Adobe pdf...

    I have a fair bit on my phone...
    Adobe pdf reader.
    Camscanner+, this is awfully handy, you can take a picture of a form, and it turns it into a pdf image, so you can email it as something better...
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    Every school I work at (probably 40 or so) are...

    Every school I work at (probably 40 or so) are locked up with exception of the front door that's generally very near the office. I'm not sure when they started doing this, but ever since I've been...
  16. I'm back! Not that ya'll need a visual picture...

    I'm back! Not that ya'll need a visual picture of this, but I have them on my phone, so I'll share.

    1st pic, here's how I attached the strut to the roof of the van.
    336951

    And here's how I...
  17. One tip I did find, the ladder likes to wobble...

    One tip I did find, the ladder likes to wobble (rattle) from side to side (rotate along the axis of the holding points). I ended up sliding the back holder far enough back that the ladder's legs are...
  18. These are crappy pictures from many-a-years ago. ...

    These are crappy pictures from many-a-years ago. But it'll give you a basic idea.
    This pic is the ladder almost put in. The part that the top of the ladder goes into slides on the unistrut, you...
  19. I'm guessing this is for one of them ladder racks...

    I'm guessing this is for one of them ladder racks where the ladder slides in against the ceiling?

    Anywho... when I attached my strut to the top of the van I cut 3 pieces of 2" wide 1/8" thick...
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    Don't forget about a smaller George Foreman grill...

    Don't forget about a smaller George Foreman grill either. I threw one in my truck back when I did installs and used it all the time. The other guys would get pretty jealous when I was making...
  21. It must be the woodworker side of him that keeps...

    It must be the woodworker side of him that keeps the forearms slim? lol

    Man that's some incredible work, wish I had the time to figure out that whole blacksmith thing, and be like 1/10th as good...
  22. Thread: RSES EXAM

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    Those tests are incredibly hard to study for...

    Those tests are incredibly hard to study for since they cover so much material.

    I think the best approach is to brush up on a few of the basics like ohms law, and some of the simple math...
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    There's some threads around here that suggest...

    There's some threads around here that suggest calibrating the gauges in the middle of their operating range. Get a bottle of refrigerant that's at a stead temp, hook your gauges up to it, find the...
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    There's plenty of guys who cuss JCI, and there's...

    There's plenty of guys who cuss JCI, and there's even a few out there who bleed blue. I guess I'm kind of in the middle. I've put in 5 years with them, and I certainly don't bleed blue, and the...
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    I wear the same boots I wear when there's no...

    I wear the same boots I wear when there's no heat. My feet do sweat a lot, and they do get hot, but it's never miserable. Actually I kind of have the opposite problem... when my feet sweat in the...
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    The regulator I have is from the welding supply...

    The regulator I have is from the welding supply house, I think it'll go to around 250 or so.

    I also have a much more expensive one from Grainger that will go a TON higher, I'd guess around 1000...
  27. I'm going from memory here... The 330 has a...

    I'm going from memory here...
    The 330 has a graph for a display to show you roughly where you're at in the combustion scale (too rich, too lean etc). Also you can hook it up to a computer and...
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    I think everyone is missing the secret... Take...

    I think everyone is missing the secret...
    Take your shoes off and it's much easier apparently!
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    You've come to the right place! lol

    You've come to the right place! lol
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    Don't forget to check the expansion tank also. ...

    Don't forget to check the expansion tank also.

    If you have the old style air over water tank (everything in one tank), sometimes an air vent that's really good can pull the air out of there too...
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    It's been a while since I've been in the tin...

    It's been a while since I've been in the tin knocking side of things, but here's the way I did things.

    In commercial stuff, I almost always used the 5/16" head screws (#10?) that were bit tip. ...
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    I started when I was 21, went to college for...

    I started when I was 21, went to college for welding and machinist, ended up starting at a racing friends hvac company in the metal shop. Did commercial duct for around 4 years, the resi install...
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    I know the odds are against me. But the odds are...

    I know the odds are against me. But the odds are always against me.
    I call tech support, and quite often I hear "wow... we've never seen that happen before". Along with many other forms of "odds...
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    Never have been involved in one, but been in a...

    Never have been involved in one, but been in a few situations where I coulda swore it was a sting, or a hidden camera funny show.

    I'm sure I don't always make the right decision, but usually my...
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    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin...

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp
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    Ok, there's a lot of smart folks here, but surely...

    Ok, there's a lot of smart folks here, but surely someone wants to be smarter'er!
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    Not a problem. Anyone else? This orphan needs a...

    Not a problem.
    Anyone else? This orphan needs a home! lol
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    Not sure I could even begin to describe what this...

    Not sure I could even begin to describe what this book covers, there's a TON of info in it though!

    I'll give ya 1st dibs if you're interested after checking out this link....
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    RSES Technical Inst Manual 1

    Brand spanking new, in the box, hasn't even been assembled in the binder yet.
    I had the set from my CM membership studies, then received one as part of my RSES class this season.

    Time to share...
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    Tough to say, I don't really have any one person...

    Tough to say, I don't really have any one person who was a major influence, but everyone I've ever worked with has shaped me in some way. Most seem to be the "what not to do" part more so than the...
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    I had the flu several years ago. Kept getting...

    I had the flu several years ago. Kept getting sicker and sicker until I finally broke down and went to the Dr. They swabbed my brain, (ok, nose... but it was deep!) and said it was influenza. Bah!...
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    Where I worked, we did almost all RNC work, we...

    Where I worked, we did almost all RNC work, we didn't do any service except for the stuff we installed. It was kinda nice. After a while there was enough service work to get me to do service for...
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    Same theory... if you have a drain plug that's...

    Same theory... if you have a drain plug that's bad on your engine, you can hook a shop van to the valve cover, or where ever you add oil, and you can almost always pull the plug out, put a gasket on...
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    Haha, well, I'd prolly try to save you, then...

    Haha, well, I'd prolly try to save you, then there would be 2 fat guys rolling down the hill! :cheers:
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    I dunno what the actual sizes are of my screw...

    I dunno what the actual sizes are of my screw drivers, but I've got a long skinny one, a "normal" one, and the large beater/prybar and a #2 philips. I have more in my van, but those will take care...
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    Check into RSES, it's certainly not free, but...

    Check into RSES, it's certainly not free, but they have some e-training on their site. I haven't taken any, but I've heard some good things about it.
    http://www.rses.org/training.aspx

    And this...
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    I like the idea of the one that mounts on the visor. I actually kind of forgot the radio (aftermarket) is capable of this. I'm due for a vehicle change sometime this year, but who knows when, it...
  48. New DOT laws... need bluetooth headset advice.

    here's the new law...

    Just was passed down to me that I have to go pick out a bluetooth headset thing for my phone so I can talk and drive at the same time. I can't hear crap inside the van when...
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    Nothing this year other than a party. But I'm...

    Nothing this year other than a party. But I'm actually pretty cool with the party thing, I get along great with the guys, and it's fun to get to meet their families and just relax for an evening.
    ...
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    I did something similar, same idea though. I'd...

    I did something similar, same idea though.

    I'd steal a chunk of gas pipe from the shop, or from the plumbers. Line 2 nuts up on the threaded rod, heat the end of the pipe until it was cherry red,...
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