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  1. Trump is going to sit down and talk with the NRA...

    Trump is going to sit down and talk with the NRA and GOP about the subject, he is NOT advocating any type of gun ban, he is going to talk to the experts on the matter to form a INFORMED opinion on...
  2. You either build your business around high end,...

    You either build your business around high end, do it the right way, buy once and cry once, type of work or you lie with the dogs and get fleas.

    I absolutely refuse to do "band aid work" and have...
  3. I have been using Joist on my laptop, phone, and...

    I have been using Joist on my laptop, phone, and ipad.

    Easy cheesy.
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    Subbed a boiler refractory company who also had a...

    Subbed a boiler refractory company who also had a service department to do some refractory work, caught their salesman onsite red handed trying to sell a maintenance contract, pulled him aside and...
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    Start and stop pumps?

    Start and stop pumps?
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    V-tec kicked in and static got a little high?

    V-tec kicked in and static got a little high?
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    F**k the GOPe.

    F**k the GOPe.
  8. Thread: Low life's got me

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    Looks like they got you good. Now you have...

    Looks like they got you good.

    Now you have learned a valuable lesson... Never work for someone who won't provide you with tools.

    Really nice of your boss to leave unsecured windows on his van...
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    Hard to say, we don't know what furnace you are...

    Hard to say, we don't know what furnace you are putting this on?

    Almost all new residential units have a 24vac transformer you could break into.
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    I would highly suggest a union apprenticeship if...

    I would highly suggest a union apprenticeship if you plan on going the commercial route.
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    No sweat. Did you do any travel work in Columbus?...

    No sweat. Did you do any travel work in Columbus? Any big buildings downtown?

    The closest I have come to Cinci is Kettering OH.
  12. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    I recently watched an electrician get walked off...

    I recently watched an electrician get walked off the property for not following arc flash rules.
  13. Thread: test drive

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    8cyl = Full size 4cyl or 6cyl = Transmission...

    8cyl = Full size

    4cyl or 6cyl = Transmission and suspension issues.
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    Welcome Michael. Where in Ohio are you? ...

    Welcome Michael.

    Where in Ohio are you?

    What kind of work did you get into?
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    Making C-Bus proud!

    Making C-Bus proud!
  16. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    I see you don't take your safety very...

    I see you don't take your safety very seriously....

    A residential tech will have his workers comp and disability claim denied just as fast as a industrial tech.

    An OSHA violation is a OSHA...
  17. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    Think of it this way... As an employer if you...

    Think of it this way... As an employer if you blow your hand off in an arc blast and the investigation reveals that you were not wearing the issued safety gear, I no longer have to pay as much. You...
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    I will never rag on someone for a single screw...

    I will never rag on someone for a single screw up. We all do it.

    If you start making a habit of the same screw ups and I will be the first to say you need to go.

    This trade isn't for everyone.
  19. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-1...

    https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-18794-09/electrical_safety_manual.pdf
  20. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    It really doesn't matter as this is now the law.

    It really doesn't matter as this is now the law.
  21. Thread: test drive

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    I have not heard anything about Chevy getting out...

    I have not heard anything about Chevy getting out of the full size van game.

    That is my bread and butter van.
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    If what you just said is true, and your...

    If what you just said is true, and your economizer has the CO2 option installed, then you just answered your own question.
  23. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/64175838.jpg ...

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/64175838.jpg

    Ask your company who obviously doesn't provide you with work gloves to get you some NFPA 70e training also.

    ETA- Just so you know, it's required...
  24. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    Do you have an arc flash kit with gloves?

    Do you have an arc flash kit with gloves?
  25. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    Really? At what point would you start...

    Really?

    At what point would you start looking?

    Respirator?
    Arc Flash?
    Fall protection?
    Hard hat?

    If they don't regularly provide you with a $10 pair of gloves what makes you think...
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    Ennngh... I am not sure how I feel about this. ...

    Ennngh... I am not sure how I feel about this.

    I get it, and obviously it would work, but it's also obviously outside of the manufacturers specs, code, and a host of other things like safety.
    ...
  27. The GOPe is not even trying to hide it anymore....

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/breaking-rnc-releases-new-video-pushes-rule-change-help-party-steal-nomination-trump-cruz/



    Disgusting.

    This is where the Trump and Cruz supporters...
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    You should be increasing gas pressure to achieve...

    You should be increasing gas pressure to achieve that, not choking off intake air.

    Do you want help adjusting that furnace the proper way? I would be more than willing to guide you through it.
    ...
  29. Thread: No cry gloves?

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    Truth. Any employer worth a $h!t should be...

    Truth.

    Any employer worth a $h!t should be providing gloves to employees.

    If they are not you need to start looking.
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    Nice metalwork. What's up with the half shut...

    Nice metalwork.

    What's up with the half shut off valve on the furnace fresh air intake for combustion?
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    https://i.imgur.com/f7FdEdG.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/f7FdEdG.jpg
  32. Thread: test drive

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    Anything with a 4cyl and you are guaranteed to be...

    Anything with a 4cyl and you are guaranteed to be replacing transmissions and tires on a regular basis.

    They are not made for hauling tools and equipment. Period.

    Full size 3/4 ton or 1 ton...
  33. Thread: Cops took my guns

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    That would have been the case anyway if you let...

    That would have been the case anyway if you let them search and they had enough to arrest you.

    At least if you refuse you rolled the dice. Being nice and allowing a search doesn't cut you any...
  34. Thread: Cops took my guns

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    It is perfectly okay and legal to do exactly...

    It is perfectly okay and legal to do exactly that.

    In fact it is recommended that you do just that. (Outside of "duty to notify" if your CCWing and your state law requires it)

    What I don't...
  35. Thread: My New Van

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    Nice. I dig it. Can you tell me where you got...

    Nice. I dig it.

    Can you tell me where you got the hooks for the vac pump and torches?

    I really want to do that.
  36. Thread: Cops took my guns

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    So why were they taken? Because you opened...

    So why were they taken?

    Because you opened your mouth and volunteered information that had exactly zero bearing on what they were investigating.

    You created your own headache.
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    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/64175859.jpg

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/64175859.jpg
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    $25 and if I refer Cagey57 I want a $15 referral...

    $25 and if I refer Cagey57 I want a $15 referral fee.
  39. I have had a very similar issue, turned out being...

    I have had a very similar issue, turned out being the wire was coming loose from the press in connector on the board where someone else had used a thermostat screwdriver to press them in. Stripped...
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    Not only deadly as hell but highly illegal. ...

    Not only deadly as hell but highly illegal.

    Stupid.

    I would have handed you your last paycheck and sent you packing.
  41. I was a volunteer firefighter for years and...

    I was a volunteer firefighter for years and worked more car accidents than I wanted to, some fatal, was even involved in a fatal wreck back on 11/30/15 where a driver blew a red light and was T-boned...
  42. Thread: New customer

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    I just want to know how your boss handled the...

    I just want to know how your boss handled the situation when you made him aware of the safety issues.

    I always get a kick out of bosses who don't care, because money in the bank is more important...
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    RTM = Roof top module. AKA control board. I...

    RTM = Roof top module. AKA control board. I believe it is the 1U48 (older) or 1U1 (newer) board on IPaks but it's been a long while since I even looked at one.

    You can read more about it here.
    ...
  44. My old shop had an entire non union sheet metal...

    My old shop had an entire non union sheet metal division and controls division under one roof. You'd work jobs with union fitters and HVAC guys right next to non union controls and tin knockers.
    ...
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    If it ever dips below freezing I could see issues...

    If it ever dips below freezing I could see issues with a condensing furnace in an unheated attic.
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    Very very important to bring the CFM with you...

    Very very important to bring the CFM with you when performing mainterance on an RTAA.

    Like this guy said, every visit.
  47. Thread: Wow

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    I would advise the homeowner to hire a lawyer. ...

    I would advise the homeowner to hire a lawyer.

    That is pure negligence and that contractor needs his license and insurance pulled.
  48. http://www.amazon.com/Qty-100mA-Fast-Blow-Fuse-GMA...

    http://www.amazon.com/Qty-100mA-Fast-Blow-Fuse-GMA100mA/dp/B004HLT3DS

    1/100A fast blow fuses are what you seek.
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    This summer I was stuck behind a big vibrating...

    This summer I was stuck behind a big vibrating roller when they were paving our road, they were driving back to their staging area for the night so I was behind the thing for quite awhile.

    So the...
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    That is one of those things that comes with...

    That is one of those things that comes with experience.

    You learn what to look for and you learn from the guys like your boss.

    Take a class if you can find one, you would be very surprised at...
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