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    I learned today that the cute little Australian...

    I learned today that the cute little Australian platypus has poisonous spurs.
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    I'm not directing this at you -simplyrollin-. ...

    I'm not directing this at you -simplyrollin-.

    I just wanted to chime in a "frankenstein systems". I love them, the more screwed up the better. Cut wires,mismatched components and shoddy work....
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    Next week Arkansas vs. Alabama This should...

    Next week

    Arkansas vs. Alabama

    This should be a great game.
  4. I have a Navien in my home and a Rinnai in the...

    I have a Navien in my home and a Rinnai in the shop. No problems. I have a back up generator in case the power goes out, so I always have hot water.
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    If you could get your hands on some SIP panels,...

    If you could get your hands on some SIP panels, you would be in decent shape. OSB exterior and cover the inside with FRP.
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    If your going to study a trade I would advise you...

    If your going to study a trade I would advise you to study HVACR or electical over plumbing.

    Don't get me wrong, I became a plumber first. I come from a family of plumbers.

    In the last 10 years...
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    :eek2: All I can say is WOW

    :eek2: All I can say is WOW
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    I bet that would have made an awesome sound if...

    I bet that would have made an awesome sound if one of those regulators got knocked off.
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    Attic insulation is something you can improve...

    Attic insulation is something you can improve yourself. You can rent a machine or buy the bags and bust it up with a rake, and spread it the desired depth in the attic
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    That's interesting! Why didn't they just use...

    That's interesting! Why didn't they just use electrical tape?

    If your going to do it half-a$$, there is no sense in overachieving.
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    I don't mind crawl spaces. In my neck of the...

    I don't mind crawl spaces.

    In my neck of the woods we have what we call Cave Crickets. Nothing special, just a little black and brown cricket. If your hunkered up to a unit under a house and one...
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    LOL, poor fish

    LOL, poor fish
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    In my opinion, Your education is absolutley...

    In my opinion, Your education is absolutley worthless without experience. I reallly think you should go to work for someone for awhile. There is alot to learn. Work for a shop or a couple, pay...
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    Yes, just about every pump manufacturer offers a...

    Yes, just about every pump manufacturer offers a pump that can be installed with a demand button. But who wants to push a button every time they go to the sink?

    If you want something really cool....
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    I'm not a big fan of the retrofit pumps, If the...

    I'm not a big fan of the retrofit pumps, If the system is on a crawlspace or basement you are much better off the add a dedicated return and do it right.

    The place the retrofit pumps shine is on a...
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    The pump you provided the link for appears to be...

    The pump you provided the link for appears to be a used to retrofit a system that did not a have a pump system install during construction. I've never installed one, but I've seen several and they...
  17. I'll give you an idea of savings. I had to do...

    I'll give you an idea of savings.

    I had to do some work on a customers plumbing system today. I've done lots of work for this guy in the past. During the spring he had all his windows replaced and...
  18. Thread: b-vent help!

    by belliott
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    Is there anyway to forget the chimney and run a...

    Is there anyway to forget the chimney and run a new vent to the roof, flash it and storm cap it?
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    Bike safety system = FAIL

    Bike safety system = FAIL
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    I don't have any problems with them, I do replace...

    I don't have any problems with them, I do replace alot of them, but seldom any under 8 years old. I'll be the first to admit they are just a pricey builders grade disposal, but they hold up better...
  21. The joys of home ownership can be costly. Get it...

    The joys of home ownership can be costly. Get it the way you want it. After that maintain it.
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    Times sure have changed. I grew up in a family of...

    Times sure have changed. I grew up in a family of plumbers. My appreticeship involved working with my father and grandfather afterschool and weekends. I went to plumbing school 2 nights and week. My...
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    I worked around the corner from their shop at...

    I worked around the corner from their shop at Airworks briefly.
  24. Insulation is your friend, most homes do not have...

    Insulation is your friend, most homes do not have enough in the attic. If you have an older home you may even check the condition of your exterior wall insulation. It can sag and break down over...
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    We install alot of the Badger 5 disposals, as far...

    We install alot of the Badger 5 disposals, as far as 1/2 hp disposals go they are one of the better ones.

    If you have an older home with cast iron pipe, you may want to avoid one. The cast iron...
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    I have the same one in link 2. It's handy for...

    I have the same one in link 2. It's handy for small jobs. It does drain batteries pretty quick.
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    What type of test? I hope its not spelling!

    What type of test? I hope its not spelling!
  28. Thread: Lenox Tools

    by belliott
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    I have some Lenox aluminum pipe wrenches and nut...

    I have some Lenox aluminum pipe wrenches and nut drivers. I would say they are very comparable to Klien and rigid
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    I agree with Labbie, if you are doing apartment...

    I agree with Labbie, if you are doing apartment and crackpad maintence a Gallo gun is your best friend. Take Air Flow's advice and make sure any cleanout tees are temporaly plugged.

    Gallo Gun pdf....
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    You really should insulate those ducts. Cold...

    You really should insulate those ducts.

    Cold air + movement+ higher outside tempature = WATER


    Insulation is a fairly simple remedy to try, until you find a contractor you believe in. The R...
  31. Thread: Jeans

    by belliott
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    I do plumbing and hvac. I have not torn the...

    I do plumbing and hvac. I have not torn the paramedic pants yet, maybe it just luck. All my denim jeans and shorts usally get holes in the thigh and pocket areas. I have not had that problem with the...
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    I've been thinking about checking them out, I...

    I've been thinking about checking them out, I don't know much about them.
  33. to far to drive

    to far to drive
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    I think they just require techs to register. I...

    I think they just require techs to register. I believe contractors must apply and pass exam.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.license.state.tx.us/acr/acr.htm
  35. Thread: Jeans

    by belliott
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    I wear cargo shorts in the summer, carpenter...

    I wear cargo shorts in the summer, carpenter jeans or paramedic pants in the winter.

    I don't wear t-shirts. I prefer button ups, with button down collars.
  36. I worked for a company a couple of years ago that...

    I worked for a company a couple of years ago that decided to install GPS units in all vehicles. I did'nt have any problems with it until I was shorted over $300 on a check.

    The company I worked...
  37. Thread: Nut Drivers

    by belliott
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    I've got Klien and Greenlee, the only problem I...

    I've got Klien and Greenlee, the only problem I have is loosing them.
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    If your working for someone and using your...

    If your working for someone and using your tools,truck and equipment, why not just get the appropriate licenses and insurance. Start your own company.

    I doubt the benifits they provide you with...
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    The air movement would'nt hurt, but I would still...

    The air movement would'nt hurt, but I would still be worried about adding cool air in the summer or winter could lead to condesation problems. You know the dehumidifier will work. I'd install one.
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    I shop at Wal-Mart or as I like to call them "the...

    I shop at Wal-Mart or as I like to call them "the Blue Devil". I don't get excited about walking in there Home Depot, Lowes, Sears etc.

    If you guys think you have it bad, I live in Wal-Mart Hell. ...
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    Get the system sized by some reputable pros, If...

    Get the system sized by some reputable pros, If you just can't leave it alone and want to do some tinkering diy stuff. Add insulation to your attic and try to make your home tighter and more energy...
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