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    You say God must have been created, right? Ok, by...

    You say God must have been created, right? Ok, by whom/ what? A higher God?

    Here is Dr. Ben Carson's response to an atheist calling him a moron for believing in God:

    I remember a few years...
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    God, when asked his name said "I am". When Christ...

    God, when asked his name said "I am". When Christ walked on the water and approached the boat full of his disciples and they were afraid he said not to fear identifying himself as "I am". That means...
  3. See this old thread: ...

    See this old thread:

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?76545-Old-Heatilator-Solid-Chimney/page2
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    I just want to share one method of delivering...

    I just want to share one method of delivering online or 'distance' learning: http://www.hpbef.org/online_training.shtml
    Note the student has the option of paying for courses individually or they can...
  5. I'm looking at the Fernco fitting on the...

    I'm looking at the Fernco fitting on the appliance collar with an ell stuck into it. Definitely tracks from an adult Hackasaurus- perhaps a herd of them. In addition to the electrician I'd add an...
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    For his admission into wrongdoing and not setting...

    For his admission into wrongdoing and not setting policies into place that called for NCV testing prior to touching potentially energized metal nor circuit analysis, OSHA could light him up. First of...
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    Yes Beerme, your pic. As John backed me up, there...

    Yes Beerme, your pic. As John backed me up, there are a growing number of places that won't allow HVAC techs to wire service. Sure, we've all seen some of the worst wiring hacks done by supposedly...
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    Look at all that rust at the top and around the...

    Look at all that rust at the top and around the knockout entrance. Time to get a new box anyway and make it NEMA 4X/IP66. The electrician can wire it so it actually disconnects something. wow.
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    It amazes me how a mfr. (such as the one I used...

    It amazes me how a mfr. (such as the one I used to work for) can not bat an eye at shelling out tens of thousands of dollars on a claim caused by lack of training then cry at paying for developing...
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    Sorry, but I had to get in my little quip at my...

    Sorry, but I had to get in my little quip at my friend Art.

    Topics:
    Codes
    Standards
    Standard of Care
    Product liability; incident response; what to do and not do
    documentation and reporting;...
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    As long as Art doesn't have any transient voltage...

    As long as Art doesn't have any transient voltage spikes!
  12. No pricing! See site rules

    No pricing!
    See site rules
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    Rather unique Tag Out/ Lock Out but it gets the...

    Rather unique Tag Out/ Lock Out but it gets the job done. Notice the panel markings.
  14. Ventfree is a specialty. The 'oxygen' you refer...

    Ventfree is a specialty. The 'oxygen' you refer to is simply the special Oxygen Depletion Sensor or ODS safety pilot. It is not field adjustable and very special. If you're quoting off the shelf UL...
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    This is not a DIY forum. See the SITE Rules.

    This is not a DIY forum. See the SITE Rules.
  16. Thread: Side job Bob

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    It appears that water heater is blocking access...

    It appears that water heater is blocking access to the front of the furnace. You need 30"wide x 36" deep in front of all electrical equipment including furnaces, condensers, distribution panels, etc....
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    You need a Level II inspection that includes...

    You need a Level II inspection that includes scoping those air ducts. Usually the breast on a steelform fireplace, regardless of brand, warps and buckles from heat resulting in a gap at the lintel...
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    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Electrical_Inspe...

    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Electrical_Inspector_Safety.php

    http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Building_Electrical_Systems.php

    Sorry! These articles explain these panels were not actually...
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    Thanks again John. Here is a link to an...

    Thanks again John. Here is a link to an inspection website run by an engineer that is chock full of links to everything you ever wanted to know about inspecting just about anything but in this case,...
  20. Check out the many videos from Massad Ayoob. He...

    Check out the many videos from Massad Ayoob. He generally recommends a 9mm in warm weather and .45ACP in winter but both firing CorBon hollow points. Check out this vid.:...
  21. Thread: Got shocked

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    This information really needs to be passed on to...

    This information really needs to be passed on to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you're covered by OSHA this would be a recordable incident. UL, being the listing agency, should be...
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    NCV testers are a great tool but you must use...

    NCV testers are a great tool but you must use them wisely. For instance, just as with a DMM, ALWAYS test them first against a known power supply. No chirp-no good. Once you've identified the presence...
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    Guy was electrocuted in Fla. in a home with metal...

    Guy was electrocuted in Fla. in a home with metal studs. He was connecting the metal flex hose (transition duct) to the clothes dryer. The flex was touching a metal stud. A drywall screw had...
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    Glad you're ok Tim. To recap some of the points I...

    Glad you're ok Tim. To recap some of the points I made with Tim originally:
    Any electrical shock you survive means you were saved by a few Ohms of resistance somewhere. It only takes about 200mA of...
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    I have read numerous account from home inspectors...

    I have read numerous account from home inspectors who have been zapped or opened a cabinet only to see an exposed wire millimeters from grounding out the metal cabinet. Often, upon removal of the...
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    Passive makeup air is not reliable. There is not...

    Passive makeup air is not reliable. There is not enough pressure gradient to open that damper. The cross-sectional area of that damper's net free area means it would provide enough air to matter....
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    For future reference, it's generally preferred to...

    For future reference, it's generally preferred to run a smaller diameter line under medium pressure for the distance run to an MP regulator (with an approved shutoff, sediment trap and ground union...
  28. The fact this is even being debated is sad and...

    The fact this is even being debated is sad and sick. A human being has the God-given right to defend their lives and those of their fellow man---PERIOD! For some government to claim by decree or...
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    See mfr specs Typically -0.02 to -0.04 wci

    See mfr specs
    Typically -0.02 to -0.04 wci
  30. The B-vent appears to be running downhill, has...

    The B-vent appears to be running downhill, has screws in it, is improperly supported, does not have the require listed firestop and is in direct contact with combustibles. It also appears there is...
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    Brian is still the hypocrite I found him to be...

    Brian is still the hypocrite I found him to be years ago and why I have ignored him for so long. It pains me to see my friends getting sucked in to his little traps so allow me this one post and I'll...
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    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it...

    The BIA has stated not to seal masonry unless it is 100% vapor permeable such as ChimneySaver, which DOES work as advertised. It sounds like you have a chimney made of soft, non-Severe Weather grade...
  33. I'm thinking the family of eight situation may...

    I'm thinking the family of eight situation may have been a murder/ suicide.

    There are so many warnings about not using gasoline engines inside or even near buildings it isn't funny. Still, it is...
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    The new taller

    The new taller <50 gallon WHs will not fit in a Lot of situations and those that do will likely spill flue gases into the building. For one, you have to increase the vent connector from 3" to 4" if...
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    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice...

    Your chimney connector is highly suspect. Notice all the stains from condensation on the pipe and the wall behind it? Also, that pipe should not slope back. It should rise vertically as much as...
  36. This is an odd standard to list your device to....

    This is an odd standard to list your device to. I'm really curious about their strategy here and I smell a rat. As Jim said, this is not a true CO standard and the alert levels are up to the mfr. as...
  37. I know of no restriction on what can be sold in...

    I know of no restriction on what can be sold in hardware stores. Heck, they sell gas water heaters without restriction. UL2075 is intended for CO alarms in parking garages and similar locations where...
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    There are a number of issues to address here....

    There are a number of issues to address here. When the boiler was converted, the chimney should have undergone a Level II inspection by a qualified professional inspector to ascertain the suitability...
  39. Being a tenant puts you in a different situation....

    Being a tenant puts you in a different situation. I would send a letter to the landlord certified mail return receipt detailing your concerns based upon information from the service tech and other...
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    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket...

    Not if but when the tape fails and the blanket falls down it will obstruct air passageways which can lead to overheating and permanent damage to the unit, incomplete combustion including the...
  41. Thread: Doc Bob

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    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If...

    Please read Site Rules. No DIY in this forum. If you are a pro, get your post count up and apply for membership so we can freely discuss in the Pro locked forums.

    Thanks
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    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the...

    If you do your Longest Run calcs. correctly, the CSST charts will do the work for you. Don't worry about downsizing because those charts take into acct. the Equivalent Hydraulic Diameter (EHD), which...
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    TM, TC or the RTD ?

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    This is a comparison btw thermistors, RTDs and TCs. For comparison, an industrial 3 wire 100 Ohm RTD with a 316ss thermowell for measuring a process temp. and transmit a 4-20mA output would...
  44. There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling...

    There must be a listed firestop at the ceiling with an attic insulation shield to maintain the stated clearance to combustibles. If there is insulation against the roof deck, the penetration must...
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    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?

    How is a wood stove connected to a ahu?
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    Can you please use some complete sentences and...

    Can you please use some complete sentences and punctuation?
    What make and model is the woodstove?
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    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV...

    The illierate girlfriend's public comments on TV after the trial should be evidence of perjury. She tried to sculpt the storyline to meet the timeline and geography. She said he ran to the point he...
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    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin....

    This country is tone deaf about Travon Martin. The illiterate girlfriend admitted on national TV once the trial was over that Trayvon made it to his dad's house where they spoke on the phone...
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    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices...

    Yes, as long as you provide one of two choices for the vent:
    a) a listed vent limiter but only if located in a well ventilated area without a ready ignition source or
    b) pipe the vent to the...
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    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That...

    It looks like you have a ventfree fireplace. That means even if it is properly set up perfectly, clean and operating within mfrs. specs. it can still stink. As far as adjustments with ventfree, the...
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