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    You guys seem to think all us homeowners are...

    You guys seem to think all us homeowners are idiots. Yet I bet most of YOU are homeowners, right? So because someone owns a home, he's mechanically or electrically inept? Sorry, but many of us...
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    That's the case for me! My original carpeting is...

    That's the case for me! My original carpeting is 32 years old and has outlasted two HVAC systems. It may outlast the current system too! Just glad I don't have a wife around telling me to...
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    FRICKING AMAZING! What will you conservatives...

    FRICKING AMAZING! What will you conservatives find next to hate Obama about? He was elected fair and square, unlike your wonderboy George W. The president's speech to school students has been done...
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    Yeah, but the filter will stay clean longer if...

    Yeah, but the filter will stay clean longer if the plastic is left on it! :D
  5. Thread: Electrocution

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    Every electric leaf blower I've seen has a double...

    Every electric leaf blower I've seen has a double insulated motor and the housing and blower tube are plastic. Even the heavy duty gasoline back-pack mounted units I've seen have plastic blower...
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    I worked as an area engineer with a major gas...

    I worked as an area engineer with a major gas company for several years, and we've never bonded the meter bar, or anything else for that matter. The tracer wire which is run with plastic service...
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    That ductwork looks too professional to be...

    That ductwork looks too professional to be homeowner DIY. Also, it appears there are AC lines to the evap. What homeowner is competent enough to hook up a central AC but not know enough to extend...
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    Best wishes to ya, Amick! Back injuries suck big...

    Best wishes to ya, Amick! Back injuries suck big time. Seems like they never heal up completely. I broke or compressed a vertebrea 22 years ago trying to be a superman and lift up the front end on...
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    I think if you're going to label everyone with a...

    I think if you're going to label everyone with a tattoo as a "defective" or worse, then you have your head in the sand. More younger people than not are sporting tats nowdays; its simply a fashion...
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    When I started grade school way back in '58, the...

    When I started grade school way back in '58, the one room rural school I went to was still on the 8 month school year, so we were out in April! All good things come to an end, so a couple years...
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    Is he positive the motor's bad, or just that the...

    Is he positive the motor's bad, or just that the opener isn't working? Chamberlain-manufactured openers are notorious about breaking a fiber drive gear, which is relatively easy and cheap to...
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    My municipal utility installs these too, but...

    My municipal utility installs these too, but they're always mounted to the top of the disconnect and have a small light to indicate when they're restricting the AC use. I've never volunteered to be...
  13. Thread: craigs list

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    I bought a set of Onkyo home stereo speakers for...

    I bought a set of Onkyo home stereo speakers for $50 two weeks ago from someone in my small town off Craig's List. They were a raging steal for that price, and I mentioned to the seller I was...
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    Like you conservatives have done wonders for this...

    Like you conservatives have done wonders for this country? Its gone to hell under Bush and the rest of you neo-cons! Ban the damn guns....period!

    Proud to be Liberal
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    According to Wikipedia...

    According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears_Tower , Sears moved into the newly constructed tower in 1973, but as its financial fortunes fell, they sold and vacated in 1995 to nearby...
  16. A few years ago, I purchased a 25 year old GE gas...

    A few years ago, I purchased a 25 year old GE gas furnace from a local HVAC installer to use in my buddy's machine shop. He installed it himself and it worked just fine to heat the shop to tolerable...
  17. Back when I was a supervisor at an electric...

    Back when I was a supervisor at an electric utility, all company trucks came with AM radios, period. Several of the foremen I supervised had a habit of taking delivery of their new company vehicles,...
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    The stock market was going in the crapper a year...

    The stock market was going in the crapper a year ago, during Bushie's administration. For those of you that think Obama can fix 8 years of Bush's screw-ups in just ONE MONTH!!!!! He's good, but...
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    My thought was "so what" too. Everybody in my...

    My thought was "so what" too. Everybody in my generation (woodstock era)smoked weed, myself included. Anyone who didn't smoke a bit of weed was either a nerd or religious freak. Maybe the younger...
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    Have them put an Amprobe on that motor to see how...

    Have them put an Amprobe on that motor to see how many amps its pulling while its running. If its pulling over the rated nameplate amps, then its too small for the job or the blower is set to run...
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    Thanks for the responses, guys! Sounds like I...

    Thanks for the responses, guys! Sounds like I can get my system serviced by any competitent local tech, even if they aren't authorized for my particular brand. Just make sure I keep all...
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    Service Contracts

    I replaced my gas furnace and A/C two years ago and largely based on what I read here, purchased service contracts the last two years from the installing company. The service contracts are paid on a...
  23. Thread: Brand Bashing

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    I'm a homeowner who had a new brand "Y" furnace...

    I'm a homeowner who had a new brand "Y" furnace and A/C installed in 2006 by a local HVAC/plumbing dealer. This brand was the only brand he sold (and I had previously owned it and had good luck with...
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    Note also how the newspaper "reporters"...

    Note also how the newspaper "reporters" repeatedly equate Freon to sulfur dioxide! One and the same, according to the article. :eek:
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    Home Depot sells General Electric branded water...

    Home Depot sells General Electric branded water heaters, but they are made by RHEEM.

    I was just there yesterday shopping for a WH. And for what its worth, the Whirlpool water heaters sold at...
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    I can still see who's online at the bottom of the...

    I can still see who's online at the bottom of the main page, but I can't in the individual forums. Try going back to the main page and see if the "who's online" section is still there for you. Were...
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    The change over is NOT as easy as the ads from...

    The change over is NOT as easy as the ads from the government imply. There are issues with probable changes needed to your antenna in addition to a vastly shorter range of transmission for the DTV...
  28. Thread: Asbestos/Fired

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    Fonzie, concerning your lung problems, you should...

    Fonzie, concerning your lung problems, you should be aware that rodent droppings can carry hantavirus, which if inhaled, can lead to respiratory problems. I'm assuming the tunnel was probably laden...
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    Yep, I had one of those suckers. :D I bought my...

    Yep, I had one of those suckers. :D I bought my first new construction house in Hutchinson in 1980, and it had a Singer furnace and AC. Decker & Mattison was the contractor, I recall, and they...
  30. I fully support the ID requirement for people...

    I fully support the ID requirement for people selling scrap. However, here in Kansas, they seem to have taken it to the slightly absurd level. Even if you're joe blow recycling your weekly stash of...
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    I suppose some of you have seen the news where GE...

    I suppose some of you have seen the news where GE has put its major appliance division up for sale. I'm fully expecting to see some Chinese company swoop in and buy it. That would leave Whirlpool...
  32. Thread: I was floored

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    I was just going to suggest writing to the state...

    I was just going to suggest writing to the state board of dentistry, but benncool beat me to it!

    Consider this angle: you had to cancel your appointment because you were going to be late...
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    I'm a homeowner with no business, but I have a...

    I'm a homeowner with no business, but I have a $1M umbrella policy, just because any idiot can and will sue you for anything, and the courts seem to have no problems giving out huge settlements. My...
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    I watched the premier episode last night, and...

    I watched the premier episode last night, and thought it was pretty interesting. I really liked the soundtrack music from the 70's, as well as getting a grin out of some of the "tech" of that time,...
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    You need to check with your state licensing...

    You need to check with your state licensing board. The FE exam may be applicable just to the state you are in, but may be reciprocal with other states. That's the way it it is with the PE license....
  36. Thread: Severe justice

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    Somewhere I remember reading that as a general...

    Somewhere I remember reading that as a general rule of thumb, the percentage of the body burned approximates the chance the victim will not survive the injury. So it looks very grim for this dude.
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    Ask 'em if they'd recommend ya change the...

    Ask 'em if they'd recommend ya change the antifreeze at the same time! :D
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    Yeah here in Kansas, all beer comes in the two...

    Yeah here in Kansas, all beer comes in the two alcohol variations. 3.2% is all that is allowed to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. The "strong" stuff is only available at liquor stores...
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    billndanel, Do you live in military housing or...

    billndanel,

    Do you live in military housing or other rental? If so, your landlord should be contacted to have your furnace repaired and lit.
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    In the "good old days", when a major disaster...

    In the "good old days", when a major disaster struck US cities, such as the Chicago fire or the San Francisco earthquake, rebuilding started immediately, and in a couple of years, the community was...
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    Hey jbe1775, thanks for hitting me up with your...

    Hey jbe1775, thanks for hitting me up with your questions on the psychometric chart, but I hope these fine gentlemen (?) have already answered your questions. I'd hate to have to find my...
  42. Thread: HVAC Question

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    1 BTU is defined as the amount of heat it takes...

    1 BTU is defined as the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1 degree.

    If you have 55 gallons x 8.33 pounds per gallon, you have 458.15 pounds of water.
    ...
  43. Poll: As a homeowner who grew up in an oil-heated...

    As a homeowner who grew up in an oil-heated house, here's another perspective. If you go propane, you most likely will also use a gas (LP) water heater. Plus, LP will be available should the wife...
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    Kumar, I'm a licensed Professional Engineer, so...

    Kumar, I'm a licensed Professional Engineer, so I'll try to answer your questions. First of all, you are licensed on a state-by-state basis; there is no national licensure. Normally, most people...
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    On the topic of filters, guys........I know from...

    On the topic of filters, guys........I know from reading these forums that the high MERV pleated paper filters are not recommended due to restricting the air flow too much. However, the 50 cent...
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    As a child of the '60's, I was told that the...

    As a child of the '60's, I was told that the peace symbol was derived from the Navy semiphore signals for the letters "N" and "D", meaning nuclear disarmament. I can't remember which is which, but...
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    When I had a new York Affinity 2-stage gas...

    When I had a new York Affinity 2-stage gas furnace put in this summer, the salesman recommended the two stage furnace over the single stage model, but when I asked him about needing a two stage stat,...
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    Here's the latest on this from Snopes: ...

    Here's the latest on this from Snopes:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/risque/ventcover.asp
  49. Thread: RCA Victrola

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    I've got a 1948 Philco floor standing console...

    I've got a 1948 Philco floor standing console radio, AM/FM with turntable which plays 33 1/3 RPM records. That was state of the art technology back then.....'48 was the first year FM was available...
  50. Thread: RCA Victrola

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    Antique Radio Resources

    You might want to check out Great Northern Antique Radios at http://www.gn4radios.com or Phil's Old Radios at http://www.antiqueradio.org
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