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    When did Lusker become Dad?

    I did a search but couldn't find a post or announcement. When did Lusker become Dad?

    And if the user name change is due to the obvious reason: CONGRATULATIONS.
    :cheers:

    (And if it's just cuz...
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    I find this post amusing for reasons different...

    I find this post amusing for reasons different than most, I guess. I cannot figure out for the life of me why everyone is jumping down the OP's throat.

    Vector got a great price. That's awesome...
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    I don't get offended when someone questions me....

    I don't get offended when someone questions me. Technicians who ask questions are learning. Homeowners who ask questions open up lines of communication, and usually are able to discern value in...
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    That's actually very creative thinking; I have to...

    That's actually very creative thinking; I have to applaud you for thinking outside the box. With IECC codes, you are right: there is not much concern about insulating ductwork located in conditioned...
  5. Sticky: Hey uzzo2, It sounds like you have a knack for...

    Hey uzzo2,

    It sounds like you have a knack for this trade, but you are getting a lot of advice (and lack of it in some areas) from your friend. I don't know much about the Journeyman/Master's...
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    I don't understand the question. This is what it...

    I don't understand the question. This is what it sounds like you're asking: You have a system in an unconditioned basement, and you can access the supply trunk. You want to slap a supply grille on...
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    If you paid attention in class, and have your...

    If you paid attention in class, and have your theory down solid, you will find that will help a lot in trouble-shooting. But yah, I did not feel school prepared me enough that I was confident to just...
  8. Thread: Meat Poncho

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    Awesome! Will share. Thanks.

    Awesome! Will share. Thanks.
  9. None of the distributors in my area do Man J or...

    None of the distributors in my area do Man J or D.

    OP: you may be able to find a mechanical engineer to do this for you, but the cost may be the same or more as buying the software outright. On...
  10. Thread: Meat Poncho

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    Meat Poncho

    This commercial is hilarious.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFeN2J_EKQs

    I have a new expression: Whenever you know you are going to do something that will cause wolves (or people) to attack you,...
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    Thank you for the article! I started reading it,...

    Thank you for the article! I started reading it, then realized I am going to have to focus on it rather than skimming, so I have printed it out & looks like will have to take some notes.

    I had...
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    Well, jeepers creepers, tipsrfine, I just took a...

    Well, jeepers creepers, tipsrfine, I just took a look at your profile. You look like you are all over the energy auditor thing, BPI & all. So I retract my arguing smiley-faces. Still super-confused...
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    Hey Tom, I'm glad you found this thread, as it...

    Hey Tom,

    I'm glad you found this thread, as it was your post that started it. I didn't want to put Arduino as a suggestion for your timed heat strips, as I was not sure how it would work, but now...
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    Harumph. :argue: Why would somebody pointing out...

    Harumph. :argue: Why would somebody pointing out a new product that could make your customers more comfortable be spam? Are you unaware of the many comfort issues caused by airflow problems? I would...
  15. Sticky: Hmmm. That reminds me of my first (ah, heck, no...

    Hmmm. That reminds me of my first (ah, heck, no need to hide my limited experience... my ONLY) compressor change-out. The coil on the condenser unit was super-tall. I was helping a really tall guy,...
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    Yeah, I can only see clockwise, cannot figure out...

    Yeah, I can only see clockwise, cannot figure out how the heck anyone would see it any other way. Stared at it for 5 minutes, tried moving my finger counter-clockwise to get my eyes to adjust, but it...
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    Through-the-door transfer grille?

    I was wondering if anybody knew anything about the Tamarack "Perfect Balance" in-door air pressure relief system? It's basically a through-the-door transfer grille. Here's the website about it:
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    Even if the variable speed helps with the doors...

    Even if the variable speed helps with the doors slamming, it sounds like you have really large pressure differentials between your rooms. To maximize comfort, you may want to consider adding jumper...
  19. As others have stated, you cannot 1099 your...

    As others have stated, you cannot 1099 your employees. They are either employees or independent contractors; this is defined by their relationship to you, not by what you prefer. If you are not sure...
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    Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for the tips!
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    Perhaps you are right; I don't know much about...

    Perhaps you are right; I don't know much about the subject, hence the question. Have you done anything with Arduino yourself, and would you recommend it as a hobby? I am still curious, and it looks...
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    Are you right-brain or left-brain?

    Would be interesting to see if HVAC is dominated by right-brainers or left-brainers. Go to this link (http://www.askinsight.com/brain.html) & see if the woman is turning clockwise or anti-clockwise....
  23. Sticky: :LOL:

    :LOL:
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    Hi 1MB, Not sure if I understand what you are...

    Hi 1MB,
    Not sure if I understand what you are looking for. Don't you have an idea of what questions you found difficult, and what areas you need to work on? I think this approach will get you the...
  25. Sticky: So why was he called Shorty?

    So why was he called Shorty?
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    I support the viewpoint of setting back saves...

    I support the viewpoint of setting back saves money. It's just logic. I would be really interested to know what's happening in the homes where data seems to support the opposite point of view, or if...
  27. Well holy cow, that's extreme. I think soap...

    Well holy cow, that's extreme. I think soap bubbles are the best method most of the time: quick, easy, cheap. If that fails, I just use a leak detector. (Hate that though, you have to move it really,...
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    We have a lien release form that we have used in...

    We have a lien release form that we have used in the past, and the wording includes something about how all laborers, subcontractors & suppliers have been paid. But I have never heard of a supplier...
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    I really should have mentioned that laying the...

    I really should have mentioned that laying the ducts on the floor may not be possible in your attic. This depends on the layout of your attic, the location of the equipment and the location of the...
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    In addition to making sure the ducts are well...

    In addition to making sure the ducts are well insulated & sealed, you may want to consider laying the ducts at floor level (assuming flex duct, they will still need to be strapped, they should be as...
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    Interesting... do you know what brands have a...

    Interesting... do you know what brands have a charging chart for heat?
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    Cetaphil is awesome. Even seems to speed up...

    Cetaphil is awesome. Even seems to speed up healing frostbite. Not greasy, but I wouldn't use it in the morning before an install; hard to maintain a grip for long periods. But fine for most stuff....
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    Can one of our more experienced members comment...

    Can one of our more experienced members comment on this? I have always been told that to get the charge as perfect as possible & maximize the system, you have to charge it in AC mode. Of course, we...
  35. Thread: Going pro

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    You are right, there are lots of resources...

    You are right, there are lots of resources available out there, but I am excited to take a look at the training forums once I reach Pro. I also think this is fun! There is more interaction than with...
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    Our company policy is no side jobs. I don't know...

    Our company policy is no side jobs. I don't know what it's like at the place you work, but then neither does your neighbor; so like amickracing suggested, just tell him you can get in trouble for...
  37. Thread: Going pro

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    Thanks, Lusker!

    Thanks, Lusker!
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    HVAC applications for Arduino

    While recently surfing the web, I heard about Arduino, which I guess is a hobby in which people can program their own electronics, and turn on lights or make robots. I am curious about it, 'cause it...
  39. Thread: Going pro

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    Well, let's see. To look at all the forum areas,...

    Well, let's see. To look at all the forum areas, I have been clicking on the HVAC-Talk logo on the top left of any web page. (Not the Contracting Business logo.) All the forums are grouped, and it...
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    mehaly, Poor guy. :) You seem like a decent...

    mehaly,

    Poor guy. :) You seem like a decent person, thank you very much for the apologies. I think we as an industry are VERY sensitive about the topic of our pricing. There are precious few...
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    Hey Irish, Don't know if any of these...

    Hey Irish,
    Don't know if any of these conventions would be up your alley, but ACCA has various events (two are even called RoundTables!) that you may be interested in. I haven't ever been to one,...
  42. Thread: Going pro

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    Hey Tech23, Ya, the proof is the easy part. The...

    Hey Tech23,
    Ya, the proof is the easy part. The 15 posts (which I now know can't be "joy" posts, bummer) are the hard part, especially with limited experience. I don't have the ability to say: oh,...
  43. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome! I'm new too!

    Welcome! I'm new too!
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    Ugh. I had lots & lots of electricity theory, was...

    Ugh. I had lots & lots of electricity theory, was sick of calculating ohms/volts/amps over & over. Did a lot of diagrams & actual wiring up, too. I guess it depends on the school, and how long (and...
  45. Thread: Just found you

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    Welcome, rockstar. I'm new, too. See you around...

    Welcome, rockstar. I'm new, too. See you around the forum!
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    I'm impressed at your efforts. Many of the energy...

    I'm impressed at your efforts. Many of the energy auditors I have interacted with don't know very much about HVAC, except to say, "Seal the ducts!"

    Not sure if there is some other kind of EPA...
  47. Thread: Going pro

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    Thanks, Auburn Tigers. Maybe I'll hang out on the...

    Thanks, Auburn Tigers. Maybe I'll hang out on the New Member section here, and welcome all the new members. We can compete to see who gets there first. :)
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    Going pro

    I am very new to the forum, and all indications are that the "good stuff" is all on the Pro section. Need to get 15 posts, but with all the rules about DIY, and the fact that I can't yet get to all...
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    The reason you can't believe the labor is because...

    The reason you can't believe the labor is because you have no idea what it is like to run a service company & the costs involved. In addition to the standard overhead of any company (office space &...
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    Can't speak to contracting licensing requirements...

    Can't speak to contracting licensing requirements in Texas, or business licensing laws, but those are definitely rules you will want to know before you get started. A little concerned with some...
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