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  1. Thread: truck mpg.

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    2006 chevy duramax think it's a 4.7 ? utility KUV...

    2006 chevy duramax think it's a 4.7 ? utility KUV body.
    think my GVW is 9800. and last time I was at the scrap yard weighed in at 10,000. just after a big job, normally not overloaded but always...
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    I have the master cool hydrolic tool, it works...

    I have the master cool hydrolic tool, it works great, but looks like I'm wearing it out. looking for a hydrolic tool that will stand up to trade use.
    things that have to be improved
    1. make easier...
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    just got my first macbook pro, I'm getting the...

    just got my first macbook pro, I'm getting the wife one for the holidays this thing is the best I have ever owned, Wont be using it in the truck.
    I used to buy surplus dell laptops for 200.00, I...
  4. wow with that huge gaping repair hole, I woulda...

    wow with that huge gaping repair hole, I woulda fixed that for ya for $ :eek2:
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    if it gets cold, dress in layers. put on more...

    if it gets cold, dress in layers.
    put on more layers for colder days , and less for warmer days.

    I will wear a long sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt. thats good for me at 50 degrees
    add a...
  6. Thread: stud finder

    by u8at711
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    I just saw this one, it looks kinda good ...

    I just saw this one, it looks kinda good

    http://www.trilithic.com/XFTP/Library/Datasheets/XProTec%20Laser%20Level%20Stud%20Finder%20Datasheet.pdf
  7. Thread: stud finder

    by u8at711
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    stud finder

    looking for the best stud finder.

    I have seen Magnet stud finder,
    electronic ones.

    what is the best one u guys have used,

    Need it to find metal studs, and wood studs, buried under plaster.
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    just ordered a Kett 14 ga power shear, hope it is...

    just ordered a Kett 14 ga power shear, hope it is up to the task.

    maybe I'll get a 10 ga nibbler if there is any good deals out there.
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    what power shear

    cutting the side of a warm air furnace, what gauge is that metal.??

    what power shears do you guys use??

    should they be rated for 18 ga, 16 ga, 14 ga, or 10 ga,

    I have seen 10 ga shears...
  10. Thread: Tool chests

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    I use a plywood box, it's about 16" tall, 16"...

    I use a plywood box, it's about 16" tall, 16" deep and 38 or 40" wide.

    I put all the odd ball tools in there, pipe wrenches, filter grabber, pulley pullers, 100' tape, cordless tools, hammers, ...
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    when I was in the union, the company suppied...

    when I was in the union, the company suppied almost everything, if the employer followed the guidelines.

    I only needed underwear and socks. the rest was suppied.

    full uniforms including boots....
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    Carrier has a 5 ton ductless

    Carrier has a 5 ton ductless
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    I can jumpstart my e250 with my cordless drill...

    I can jumpstart my e250 with my cordless drill battery, 18v dewalt

    :)
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    those results don't look that good, I'm already...

    those results don't look that good, I'm already getting that with paint thinner.
  15. Thread: bon fire smoke

    by u8at711
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    wow, thankyou, now this is IRONIC. the air...

    wow, thankyou,

    now this is IRONIC.

    the air pollution office is located in a building where I used to do maintenance on their boiler,

    the boiler room was there designated smoking area, Untill...
  16. Thread: bon fire smoke

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    bon fire smoke

    I looked on google and don't see anything on this,

    my moms neibor is burning leaves and grass. there is thick smoke covering about 2 achres of land, the houses are only on 1/3 arcre lots.
    just...
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    found out with my reserch, a 5 litre per min...

    found out with my reserch,

    a 5 litre per min generator can run a 250cc engine to power a vehicle up to 60 mph.

    my Idea for suplamental heating in my own home. or remote area.

    find a liquid...
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    the patent is why the cars we drive get horrible...

    the patent is why the cars we drive get horrible gas milage.

    and the oil companys have us by the cashews.

    I have been experamenting with this for a few months now also.
    all my vehicles are...
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    well, the internet is a great tool the defrost...

    well, the internet is a great tool

    the defrost control is a low ambient control that enables operation down to 30 degrees.

    going to bipass this control and have the metasys system take care of...
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    the txv bipass was a Check valve, today I...

    the txv bipass was a Check valve,

    today I replaced the txv, and check valve, recovered all the refrigerant at the evap. so all the oil went into the recovery tank.

    vaccumed to 400 microns. ...
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    wow thats ironic, was at the trane parts store...

    wow thats ironic,
    was at the trane parts store today, the local "brain" was out of town today,

    the counter guy couldn't even get me a installation manual or even tell me how much refrigerant to...
  22. Thread: PM Visits

    by u8at711
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    regular elec checks look for pitted contacts....

    regular elec checks
    look for pitted contacts.
    wire discoloration, loose wire connections.
    browning on circuit boards.
    does the compressor have crank case heaters? do they need em?
    check the...
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    never installed one but, attended a class on a...

    never installed one but, attended a class on a compeitors unit

    same concept same everything just different name.

    just make sure the layout is done per factory specs. and you follow the SPECED...
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    needs mickeying

    this unit needs to be mickeyed. something that will work, knowing it's not the correct way of doing things, doing it the correct way is not accessable.
    and the customer will not agree to fix it the...
  25. have been buying things from HF for the past 16...

    have been buying things from HF for the past 16 years.
    some things are good, and some are pure junk.

    picked up a hole hawg for 70$. used it on one job, stripped out the low gear.
    used it on job...
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    thats NG, that it didn't work for ya, I got the...

    thats NG, that it didn't work for ya, I got the shorter one. and was able to get it around a landing, (Just barely). Mine weighs 100 lbs. the sales man said the bigger one would be better, good thing...
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    I tried practicing on my stairs. but without a...

    I tried practicing on my stairs. but without a load, It was inpossible.

    if you want to practice make sure u put something on there that weighs about 300#s.

    if the load is balanced correctly on...
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    this is very old technology, it's dangerous...

    this is very old technology, it's dangerous because of the HI amout of CO

    I've been reserching this for a long time,

    you can do searches on the net. type these into google.

    gasification...
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    I defently can NOT do spiral stairs. but don't...

    I defently can NOT do spiral stairs. but don't think that will ever be needed.

    My model is the LTA5012E

    going to have a telescoping top handle extention fabricated to it, for adding leverage...
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    lectro trucks battery system is sweet, if it...

    lectro trucks battery system is sweet,
    if it dies in the middle of the stairs, you can remove the battery compartment box with 2 quick release faseners, unplug the quickrelease power cord,
    carry...
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    I got the aluminum lectrotruck, had it for 3...

    I got the aluminum lectrotruck, had it for 3 years. they threw in the wheels and the shipping, got it for 3K, made automatic withdrawl payments.

    I used the powermate version, IMO the powermate...
  32. Thread: Well Hung!!!

    by u8at711
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    those pumps look like 3 speed with checkvalves. ...

    those pumps look like 3 speed with checkvalves.

    the only thing I would change is mount the expansion tank with the air side facing up.
    someone told me that the sediment would sit on the bladder...
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    NICE,,hahaha I have metracool ? i think thats...

    NICE,,hahaha

    I have metracool ? i think thats who makes it.
    one of them is a tubing expander it's hydrolic and works great for tubing over 1/2 inch. slide the correct adaptor inside the tubing...
  34. Thread: Winter Gloves?

    by u8at711
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    Brown Jersey gloves If you need to be warmer put...

    Brown Jersey gloves
    If you need to be warmer put the bulky leather work gloves on top of the jersey glove.

    for fine detail work I use Snapon Mechanic gloves or similar glove

    bulky leather...
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    how can I contact u

    how can I contact u
  36. Thread: 10 and 12 seer

    by u8at711
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    I picked up a scratch and dent leftover from a...

    I picked up a scratch and dent leftover from a supplyer, and the customer that I had it sold to ended up not needing it.

    it has a small dent at the bottom, still has the factory charge. never...
  37. Thread: air leak

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    yea I was wondering if they made a special...

    yea I was wondering if they made a special product to handle the purging... guess not,
    I did isolate the leak to the east side of the building, but I think the big leaker is in the wall , block...
  38. Thread: air leak

    by u8at711
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    trying to find a air leak on an old building...

    trying to find a air leak on an old building
    this is a major leak, both compressors run constantly
    and are overheating.
    we have an ultrasonic and was unable to find the leak, is there any leak...
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    I worked for JCI, they SAID they had work for me,...

    I worked for JCI, they SAID they had work for me, and that I would be a permenate employee.
    well after putting in 4 months of asking for tools and a real van " I had a mini van " and the uncertany...
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    the valve on the gas train where it meets the...

    the valve on the gas train where it meets the burner tube, I foget what it's called, but that valve may be closed too much in the low fire position, causing it to go into flame failure,

    the...
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