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    my x-wife decided she wanted to get her driver's...

    my x-wife decided she wanted to get her driver's license when she was 24 years old. i helped her study the driver's manual, taught her, and after two weeks she swore she was ready to take the drive...
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    Was the heat pump in defrost at that time? The...

    Was the heat pump in defrost at that time? The back up system will run if in defrost.
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    Carbon Dioxide can liquify at about 75 psi. If...

    Carbon Dioxide can liquify at about 75 psi. If you pressure test at 150, you may have liquid co2 inside the system. This will cause serious fluctuations in pressure readings over time even if you...
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    Some old timers used r11 to flush. There is a...

    Some old timers used r11 to flush. There is a current product called rx11 flush that you can use that doesn't really contain any r11. That stuff is expensive and a pain to use...much more so than...
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    Your cooling mode check was done in the mid range...

    Your cooling mode check was done in the mid range of an air conditioner operation. If you did the check when it was 100 deg outside, you would have found substantially higher current draw.

    Your...
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    I've seen that on some old units. Not sure why...

    I've seen that on some old units. Not sure why they would ever make a motor run non stop like that. I guess back then energy grew on trees.

    It wouldn't be a motor winding short to ground if the...
  7. I know this posting is a couple of months old,...

    I know this posting is a couple of months old, but are the thermostats still available? How many do you have and how much do you want for them? I need five. Thx
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    This has been their main problem for years...I'm...

    This has been their main problem for years...I'm convinced that it is a coaching issue. They seem to play up (or down) to their opponent's level of play. It sure is frustrating to continue to be a...
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    on Voyager units (I just installed a 12 ton last...

    on Voyager units (I just installed a 12 ton last week) the gas regulator is set to -.2iwc. That is the regulator setting. The burner is still above atmospheric pressure, otherwise how would the...
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    Am I missing something here? Layoffs OR reduce...

    Am I missing something here? Layoffs OR reduce overtime? Don't make no sense.
  11. Thread: Fan question

    by hvaccolo
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    everything else being equal, the fan speed should...

    everything else being equal, the fan speed should not be different. Alternating current motor speed is strictly a function of frequency (60hz in USA) and motor construction (number of poles).

    If...
  12. Responding to a no cooling call in Pheonix, must...

    Responding to a no cooling call in Pheonix, must have been July. Lady answers the door with a little lap dog in her arms. She assures me the dog won't bite, then the little $h!t just has to prove...
  13. Thread: This phrase

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    At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a...

    At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

    My friends, I'm here today to tell you that you cannot, in fact, put lipstick on a pig
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    Well, the guy is obviously not a brain...

    Well, the guy is obviously not a brain surgeon...someone should tell him that a scrap yard will give him at least $200 for the car even without title to it.
  15. Using Excel I came up with ...

    Using Excel I came up with

    y=-.0048x^2+2.207x-11.145

    where x is your temp in deg f and y is your 0-255 output. Of course with only 16 data points it's not extremely accurate, but it should be...
  16. Hey, that's $5 Canadian ($4.87 usd)...besides,...

    Hey, that's $5 Canadian ($4.87 usd)...besides, it's not about the money. it's not even about the environment. It's all about feeling like you're doing something good. And, of course, feeling like...
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    You gotta love those jobs that start: ...

    You gotta love those jobs that start: summer...4x4 required...winter...snowmobile access only. Lots like that in Colorado at the mountain top transmitters.
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    I did that once to get a tight condenser fan...

    I did that once to get a tight condenser fan going through the weekend. Worked like a champ, then on monday, changed out the motor.
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    I have worked in the high country for a long time...

    I have worked in the high country for a long time now, and I can tell you this for sure...I have never seen a residential unit with a large enough return duct to supply a 5 ton a/c unit.

    If you...
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    I too have some freon to sell you. It will be...

    I too have some freon to sell you. It will be delivered in 7-10 days in a plain brown wrapper so nobody will know...
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    Really? Then what are they? Door stops? Of...

    Really? Then what are they? Door stops?

    Of course they are hard start devices...they just aren't very good...they are very cheap, though. That's why Carrier uses them. (I've never seen one on...
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    It is like a superboost capacitor, but much...

    It is like a superboost capacitor, but much cheaper...that's why Carrier uses them a lot.

    What a superboost does with added capacitence, a CeraMite does with added resistence. When cold, the...
  23. Thread: Good deal?

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    28.6 pounds of r134 in only one bottle? I would...

    28.6 pounds of r134 in only one bottle? I would wonder what the heck is in there.

    or are you really a diy'er and didn't subtract the weight of the bottle?
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    It LOOKS pretty good on paper, but you have to...

    It LOOKS pretty good on paper, but you have to learn to read between the lines on their web site:

    1. you are becoming a futures speculator by buying oil at today's market price, but taking...
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    Are you gonna finish that? Is it in yet? ...

    Are you gonna finish that?

    Is it in yet?

    Are you done yet?

    Basically any question ending with the word "yet".
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    I was driving home in Mesa, on Dobson crossing...

    I was driving home in Mesa, on Dobson crossing Southern...very busy intersection. I was the first car in the right curb lane. Two brain surgeons with pants down around mid-thigh start to cross the...
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    I got you beat buddy...Denver this...

    I got you beat buddy...Denver this August...50,000 Democrats, 50,000 demonstrators and 15,000 reporters, bloggers, writers, hookers...I drive by the Pepsi Center everyday...shop is only 3 miles from...
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    A 2" filter has about twice the surface area as a...

    A 2" filter has about twice the surface area as a 1" filter of the same size. a 2" filter has a much lower pressure drop versus a 1".
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    Why would you be thinking bad compressor if it...

    Why would you be thinking bad compressor if it can get the head up to 400psi? 4:1 compression ratio for high temp is pretty good. You're better off looking more closely at the condenser coil or...
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    In DIA, yes. In Minnesota...not so much...

    In DIA, yes. In Minnesota...not so much...
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    Do you have any duct connected to the temporary...

    Do you have any duct connected to the temporary set up? If you don't, that will cause hi amps.
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    not if you take a job with an apartment managment...

    not if you take a job with an apartment managment company
  33. They don't "freeze your credit" for 90...

    They don't "freeze your credit" for 90 days...there's no such thing. They will, however, stop sending in any payments to all of your creditors for the 3 months. All of the collection calls will go...
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    I'd like to know how you pulled down to 15...

    I'd like to know how you pulled down to 15 microns...compressor oil boils at about 50 microns. Did you remove all of the compressor oil inadvertently when you connected your jet-engine driven vacuum...
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    Will it be able to get down below 40°? ...

    Will it be able to get down below 40°? Maybe...Will it be able to hold 40° and maintain it consistantly? Across a broad range of outside air temps and humidity? With heavy in and out traffic? I...
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    At the end of the posting, in the Qualifications...

    At the end of the posting, in the Qualifications section, it lists "Surveillance Skills"...what the heck is that for? Are you supposed to complete requests to assist in all stalking activities? ...
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    The machine oil burn off would have been well...

    The machine oil burn off would have been well finished long before you finished writing that post. The longest one I've ever encountered was about 5 minutes...most only about 10-30 seconds. I'm...
  38. I got up to $125.00 yesterday, when the pump shut...

    I got up to $125.00 yesterday, when the pump shut off. Could have gone a couple bucks more, but I stopped there.
  39. Wouldn't it cost the same to warm up those same...

    Wouldn't it cost the same to warm up those same trucks at home or at the shop? Come on beenthere, you're smarter than that empty argument...:D
  40. Can be an easy $800? Ok, can be an easy $6000 as...

    Can be an easy $800? Ok, can be an easy $6000 as well. Can be a measley $25...sure...you don't KNOW, do you. How bout the guy that lives 30 miles from shop, with a first call 1 mile from home? ...
  41. This thread got out of hand quickly... Most...

    This thread got out of hand quickly...

    Most companies can't warehouse trucks overnight...don't have the room...or the security. My company has room for about 4 trucks inside the secured/barbed...
  42. Getting to the job is all part of the job. If...

    Getting to the job is all part of the job. If it's part of the job, you need to get paid for it. End of story...

    If the customer wants to pay for a crane to remove the RTU, and bring it to my...
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    We used to do the Maypole thing every year at...

    We used to do the Maypole thing every year at school in DC, but that was the extent of it. Never heard of May baskets, though.

    How about if we start a movement to add 1May as a national holiday. ...
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    I don't know why you even bothered with the cops....

    I don't know why you even bothered with the cops. They aren't much help with stolen vehicles...let alone just a trailer. After all, there's speeders to catch...and guys driving around with out seat...
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    I see only two ways...either have your tennants...

    I see only two ways...either have your tennants consume more hot water to reduce the unused hot returning or...get it repiped properly.

    I've never seen a recirc line connected to the cold side of...
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    "First, emma come. Then I come. Then two esses....

    "First, emma come. Then I come. Then two esses. Next I come again and then two more esses. I come again and then pee twice. And then I come one more time."

    *My Italian grandfather teaching me...
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    Tell your neighbor that it's a friggin...

    Tell your neighbor that it's a friggin machine...it makes noise when it runs...quit your complaining.

    Maybe you should complain about the whinning noise coming from his condo.:D

    You move into a...
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    I know 2psi is unattainable. 100,000sq feet w/...

    I know 2psi is unattainable. 100,000sq feet w/ 30 foot ceilings is 3,000,000cu feet of air to pressurize to 2psi. Then include the open doors and...

    The doors are side slide doors that...
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    The two large doors have pull cords in front on...

    The two large doors have pull cords in front on each side. They open and close automatically. I put a door alarm on the most used one last year that gives them 1 minute of open door time, then a...
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    Confusing request

    I had a call from an industrial customer last week. They have a frozen warehouse about 100,000 square feet. Frost build up on the outside of the evaperator units and suction lines has been an issue...
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