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    With "pro's" like this speaking for your...

    With "pro's" like this speaking for your profession, is it any wonder HO's have the opinions that they do?

    Oh, by the way. YOU'RE on this site on a Holiday also. "Whats the matter? Your wife got...
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    davefr- Any questions by a HO pertaining to...

    davefr- Any questions by a HO pertaining to anything more than extremely minor "repairs" (changing filters,etc.) will only result in the poster being called every derogatory name in the book. The...
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    Would you give a "break" on the price to a single...

    Would you give a "break" on the price to a single father? How about a married couple that just didn't have a lot of money? Why shouldn't you give a "break" on price to everyone? What would your view...
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    If they have a Mercedes in the driveway and 3...

    If they have a Mercedes in the driveway and 3 furnaces, no break on the price.
    Charging someone based on their income level? And then you wonder why homeowners suspect that they're being...
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    The funniest part of this thread? The number of...

    The funniest part of this thread? The number of posters that got upset about a post that is obviously sarcasm, and the post contained a sentence that said it was sarcasm.

    [Edited by rivethog on...
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    They make a handy little item called a drill...

    They make a handy little item called a drill collar. Available at just about any hardware store.
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    [/B] Maybe he's not interested in...

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    Maybe he's not interested in repairing units, rivethog. There are HVAC co.'s out there that only do installs, you know. So I guess that would mean he's not marketing to someone like...
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    Those that can afford a Corvette, don't...

    Those that can afford a Corvette, don't necessarily want one.
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    Why not just put "Lowest cost? Don't call us!",...

    Why not just put "Lowest cost? Don't call us!", or "If you're uneducated, we don't want your business" in the ads? Then you would have plenty of time to deal with only the "higher educated crowd".
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    [B] Well, that's exactly what you've done in the...

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    Well, that's exactly what you've done in the above "ad". The ONLY thing listed in the ad is "New High Efficiency Heating & Cooling". Repairs,service, etc, are totally ignored.
  11. Thread: Veteran's Day

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    USAF '73-'77 4756th AMS, EWS/ECM tech, Tyndal AFB

    USAF '73-'77 4756th AMS, EWS/ECM tech, Tyndal AFB
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    Average Joe Homeowner here. If I'm looking for...

    Average Joe Homeowner here. If I'm looking for service or repairs, I'm going to continue looking. Why? Because the average perception is that someone that specializes in NEW equipment, with no...
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    Re: Re: Re: Reliability

    What does being rebuilt have to do with reliability? 216,000mi.? My wife does that in 4 yrs. with her '61 Impala daily driver. She's been driving it for more than 10yrs. Has it ever broken down or...
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    Re: Reliability

    I've never seen any 25yr old (or older) Toyotas on the road. I see Chevy's (and Ford's and Mopars) that old on the road every day.
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    If any company/salesperson touts their product's...

    If any company/salesperson touts their product's CR rating, what does that say about the integrity of that company/salesperson?
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    Index Finger 2.0
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    Here's my little "barn" I just finished. Don't...

    Here's my little "barn" I just finished. Don't have to worry about termites either, all metal.
    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n242/crafishhh/shop001.jpg
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/j_dode/Gard...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/j_dode/Gardening/b50159a3.jpg
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    MLB Official Rules: 2.00 Definition of Terms ...

    MLB Official Rules: 2.00 Definition of Terms

    A FOUL BALL is a batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that bounds past first or...
  20. Thread: Tigers Tigers

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    Lolich, Kaline, Horton, Stanley, Northrup,...

    Lolich, Kaline, Horton, Stanley, Northrup, McClain, Wert, Freeman, Cash, Tiger Stadium, unreserved bleachers. Man, that brings back memories. '68 was a great year. It's also the year I moved out of...
  21. Thread: Air filters

    by rivethog
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    I know this has probably been covered numerous...

    I know this has probably been covered numerous times, but, does a pleated air filter like a 3-M Filtrete have a higher restriction than a regular fiberglass filter? If it does, will this affect the...
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    I sold my last house on my own. Sold it for a...

    I sold my last house on my own. Sold it for a little less than appraised market value within 3hrs of recieving the appraisal. I made some money, the buyer got a good deal, no one got any commissions.
  23. Thread: hand seamer

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    Pexto/Roper Whitney

    Pexto/Roper Whitney
  24. Thread: Funny Names.

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    Phillip Nuss. Sisters name is Ann Nuss. They're...

    Phillip Nuss. Sisters name is Ann Nuss. They're listed in the phone book as P. Nuss & A. Nuss. What in the world were they're parents thinking!
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    Living within one's means will keep a person debt...

    Living within one's means will keep a person debt free.
    If you take home $20/hr., you can't spend $21/hr and stay debt free.
    Don't charge more to credit cards than you can pay off every month. ...
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    I've never understood being mad at,"beating up",...

    I've never understood being mad at,"beating up", or "getting even with" the "3rd" person, when it comes to cheating. It takes 2 to tango. If the 3rd person is single, who are they "cheating" on? If a...
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    Wedding rings are like padlocks. They only keep...

    Wedding rings are like padlocks. They only keep honest people honest. If someone's commitment to the marriage vanishes when they aren't wearing their wedding ring, they shouldn't be married in the...
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    Wearing a ring, watch, or any other jewelry in a...

    Wearing a ring, watch, or any other jewelry in a USAF electronics repair shop can result in an Article 15 for a 1st offense. If you do it in tech school, you're sent back to week 1. I don't know if...
  29. There's no dispute that the driver was a...

    There's no dispute that the driver was a substitute. Being a substitute, he most likely didn't know ANY of the parents. School policy was for the parents to have a valid school issued ID in order to...
  30. Thread: For you guys

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    I've been doing automotive/heavy truck A/C work...

    I've been doing automotive/heavy truck A/C work since 1977. Since I "retired" about 10yrs ago, I haven't kept up with all of the electronics involved in the "newer" climate control systems though.
  31. Thread: For you guys

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    Barrier A/C hose was developed/introduced due to...

    Barrier A/C hose was developed/introduced due to refrigerant loss through "normal" A/C hoses and the "unacceptable" amount of permeability when "normal" A/C hose was used with R-134a. Your 3-1/2 oz....
  32. Thread: For you guys

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    I use the Factory Service Manual recommendations...

    I use the Factory Service Manual recommendations for refrigerant and oil amounts, and use Galaxy barrier hoses. They don't soak up anything.
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    No. The new company will be Gen-MoFo. Their 1st...

    No. The new company will be Gen-MoFo. Their 1st joint model will be the BAD aka: BAD MoFo.
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    I must not be reading the site rules correctly...

    I must not be reading the site rules correctly then, because as far as I can tell, home owners are welcome here.

    Who Is Welcome Here?

    Anyone in the HVAC industry and home or building owners...
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    Then how is a homeowner supposed to determine...

    Then how is a homeowner supposed to determine whether they got a good install or a hack install? Oh yeah, that's right. They should just trust their installer when he says "It's supposed to look like...
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    More like GPM.

    More like GPM.
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    Since "comfort" is a purely subjective term,...

    Since "comfort" is a purely subjective term, you'll be hard pressed to get anything other than "marketing hype or anecdotal evidence". JMO
  38. Thread: Our van.

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    Yes, we do notice the "presentation". But, we...

    Yes, we do notice the "presentation". But, we don't all intrepret the "presentation" the same way. If a service tech pulled into my driveway with that van I'd think, Cool, this guy takes really good...
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    Which is kind of the point of my post. If the...

    Which is kind of the point of my post. If the contractor is "designing" a system that the customer didn't ask for in the 1st place, and doesn't want or need that "designed" system, they're not...
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    I have my pest control guy spray around my...

    I have my pest control guy spray around my electric panel/meter and the A/C disconnect every month. I feel as a H/O it's my job to insure a relatively safe working environment for any service...
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    A customer goes to a Chevrolet/Pontiac/Cadillac...

    A customer goes to a Chevrolet/Pontiac/Cadillac dealer knowing that all they want is basic transportation, like a Cobalt. The salesman keeps trying to push them into buying an Escalade, touting all...
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    Since automobile analogies keep getting tossed...

    Since automobile analogies keep getting tossed around, if you bought a new car and after you bought it you were told that under some conditions you would have to keep the windows rolled down to...
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    The general concensus of even the pro's on this...

    The general concensus of even the pro's on this site don't bear that out.


    And a homeowner should want the best for the most?


    Pretty broad brush your painting with.


    It didn't happen...
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    Copeland who manufacturers the popular efficient...

    Copeland who manufacturers the popular efficient scroll compressor used by all major HVAC manufacturers reports over 30% of compressors returned under warranty have absolutely no defects. And says...
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    HIRE A PRO WITH A CLUE. Could you provide a...

    HIRE A PRO WITH A CLUE.
    Could you provide a guaranteed method to accomplish that? How would a H/O know if the "pro" has a clue, if the H/O doesn't also have a "clue"?
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    Surface gap (no prong) spark plugs were used as...

    Surface gap (no prong) spark plugs were used as original equipment by a number of vehicle/engine manufacturers.

    As far as PermaFrost, there are similar products (SubZero & PolarFreeze) for...
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    Well as a Houstonian and seeing what these...

    <i>Well as a Houstonian and seeing what these folks have done to our use to be nice clean, fairly safe city "read the new crime rates and were most are from" I am sorry but it's really pissed me off...
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    U.S. history & geography weren't your best...

    U.S. history & geography weren't your best subjects in school, were they? New Orleans is at least 60 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico.

    The site was selected because it was a rare bit of...
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    This may sound cold, but anyone that places their...

    This may sound cold, but anyone that places their life, health, and well being, in the hands of local, state, and federal government, because they think they are entitled to it, gets what they...
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    You need to talk to a computer Professional.:D:D:D

    You need to talk to a computer Professional.:D:D:D
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