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    60 Hour work week in 3 Days

    With everyone gone for the holidays and just me to mind the shop and take care of all the CenturyLink central telephone switching offices. This also includes vaults, cabinets and huts in the north...
  2. Thread: Need Advise

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    You got that right. I know of technicians that...

    You got that right. I know of technicians that have been doing this for 20+ and still can't use a wiring diagram and meeter. I was fortunate to take a 2 year course in electrical and HVAC. We had...
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    AA Charging for Pressurization

    Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no longer offer free cabin pressurization to passengers starting July...
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    Super STOL Aircraft Kits.

    I've been eying the aircraft market for some time now, as I've been wanting to by a skyhawk. I just ran across this kit plane for $56K I'm starting to think a kit plane would be quite fun to build...
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    Frictionless Centrifugal Chiller

    We have a big company looking at the possibility of purchasing a McQuay chiller that uses magnetic bearings and takes no oil. I would love to set one of these chillers up.
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    Resistive heating is nearly 100% efficient. ...

    Resistive heating is nearly 100% efficient. There is no other heating source I know of that is more efficient. But with resistive heating you don't get much bang for your buck. Average rates in...
  7. We were doing a remodel at a truck stop, I was...

    We were doing a remodel at a truck stop, I was installing a condensing unit on a six evaporator walk in cooler. It was in the middle of January and the temperatures were in the single digits that...
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    Unless it's a 30 year old carrier day and night...

    Unless it's a 30 year old carrier day and night RTU where you pretty much had to disassemble the unit to gain access to the inducer motor.
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    National Safety Month

    June is national safety month and the national safety council reminds everyone to check for cracked or frayed cords on all power tools before use. Wear proper hearing and eye protection on the place...
  10. Thread: pump back

    by Tiger93rsl
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    Refrigeration systems use a liquid line solenoid...

    Refrigeration systems use a liquid line solenoid and low pressure cut out switch to store the refrigerant in the condensing unit during the off to prevent refrigerant migration to evaporator.
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    Sure there are, every single home warranty...

    Sure there are, every single home warranty company is a scam. Just like pet insurance, home power factor correcting devices, those magnets you put around your fuel line. The best selling gimmicks...
  12. You can also run a jumper from the spade...

    You can also run a jumper from the spade connector on the back of the thermostat wire termination strip to terminal 2 on the compressor lockout relay for that particular stage.
  13. Advertising only goes so far word of mouth goes a...

    Advertising only goes so far word of mouth goes a lot further. I've found that my best contracts have been gotten through shaking hands and getting out there and meeting people. You said it "I...
  14. For my Environmental Science class I'm working on...

    For my Environmental Science class I'm working on a research paper on the environmental impacts of CFC's and HCFC's. I am getting a great deal out of this research. chlorofluorocarbons are a small...
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    I would double check everything and make sure you...

    I would double check everything and make sure you don't have a restriction. Then I would pull the charge and start over it sounds like non condensibles. Weight the charge while recovering to see if...
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    A picture is worth a thousand words. Upload your...

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Upload your picture to photobucket, instagram or what ever picture sharing website you use. After you upload the picture get the URL, click on the icon I...
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    I made an LED on a rope so I could do some cool...

    I made an LED on a rope so I could do some cool night photography.

    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/tiger93rsl/BOL.jpg
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    If your return/outside air supplying AHU becomes...

    If your return/outside air supplying AHU becomes restricted the static pressure on the return will drop and put less of a load on the blower motor. Resulting in a drop in supply air below it's...
  19. Wouldn't you be able to do away with the remote...

    Wouldn't you be able to do away with the remote thermostat and install an RA 2000 that will mount directly on the zone valve? I have done that in a few older apartments on tight budgets where we...
  20. He should add a second stage with glycol and dry...

    He should add a second stage with glycol and dry ice and pump it though a coil for humidity control. A small freezer would be perfect to keep a glycol solution in then you wouldn't have to...
  21. Thread: Cold Trap

    by Tiger93rsl
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    Cold Trap

    Last week I had a liquid cooled chiller with water in the system. After 2 days and 15 oil changes later I decided I did not want to use my vacuum pump for high moisture evacuations again. I was...
  22. Herniated L4 and L5 that was 8 years ago and I...

    Herniated L4 and L5 that was 8 years ago and I still suffer from that. And had surgery to reattach cut tendons once in my index finger the other in my right wrist. I am not a tinner just a service...
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    "Altitude could be deceiving too. Once as we made...

    "Altitude could be deceiving too. Once as we made a run across Colorado, I noticed
    a range of snow-capped mountains that I thought extended from Pikes Peak in
    Colorado, to the border of New Mexico....
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    The best selfie ever taken

    Flying the SR-71 (Sled) cruising at 80,000 FT doing Mach 3.12 tracking 2,374 MPH across the ground Brian Shul see's a great shot in his rear view mirror. Apparently the fastest jet in the world has...
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    The Shaggin wagon ...

    The Shaggin wagon

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  26. Cleaver-Brooks says it's almost change over time

    Ok folks I just received my annual email from Cleaver-Brooks boiler company on annual boiler shutdown. This means spring is just around the corner. Previous years have proven the ground hog don't...
  27. I'm in the process of designing a new I phone...

    I'm in the process of designing a new I phone rapid charger. I am calling it Apple Juice.
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    High Power Rockets

    Are there any members here into high power rockets that could give a beginner some advice? I've been wanting to get into the high impulse rocket engines. I will be going to a launch here on...
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    I quit using the Ranco years ago. I fell in love...

    I quit using the Ranco years ago. I fell in love with the Johnson Controls A419 it is the best temperature controller for the price. Hands down the best controller on the market today is the...
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    When I went to School in 96 mine was a two year...

    When I went to School in 96 mine was a two year course in Electrical and HVAC. That resulted in a year and a half study in Electrical and concluded in the journeyman test. Then there was six months...
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    These leaks were big enough they had to be...

    These leaks were big enough they had to be charged once a season. I would charge by SC as most had TXV's I made an adapter that fit on the small tanks for the turbo torch so I never weighed it in. ...
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    Don't forget to open your service disconnect when...

    Don't forget to open your service disconnect when using a generator to power your house after an outage. I ran a service call last year that melted the buss bars in a panel when the utilities came...
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    Hydrocarbons do make good refrigerants. Back on...

    Hydrocarbons do make good refrigerants. Back on the farm I would charge all tractors that used R-12 with Propane it cooled just as good as R12 and was quite cheep.
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    Dave Lennox is my hero.

    Dave Lennox is my hero.
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    What one man calls waist another calls fuel.

    What one man calls waist another calls fuel.
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    Pandora's Promise

    This is the best documentary of the year as far as I'm concerned. If you haven't already seen this documentary on nuclear energy you will not want to miss this. It is about time that it is realized...
  37. I started out as an industrial electrician in...

    I started out as an industrial electrician in 1993 before I went into HVAC in 96. I did all the electrical work on the grain elevators and fertilizer plants for a huge CO-OP in NW Kansas. Fresh out...
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    What is that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgpF1GjxDCI


    An 80 year old man was sitting on bench in the yard along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a sparrow perched on a bush. The father...
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    I was thinking of using the CNC router and...

    I was thinking of using the CNC router and cutting those cards out in 30 GA. sheet metal and zip screwing them to the hood and door
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    http://www.s10forum.com/forum/attachments/f42/5192...

    http://www.s10forum.com/forum/attachments/f42/51920d1083284030-picture-of-mickey-mouse-flipping-off-and-talking-about-parking-to-close-mickey.jpg
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    Parking cards

    I use to carry these many years ago. I forgot about them until the other day, when some ******* parked 8" from me. So I found my business card and scanned them to PDF. I thought I would share....
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    Women are Crazy

    So this woman I've been seeing left a note on the fridge, "It's not working, I can't take it anymore. I'm going home" women are nuts, I opened the fridge door, the light came on, the beer was cold....
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    If you make your cut at 45º the two pieces will...

    If you make your cut at 45º the two pieces will fit together perfectly. Once you do a couple hundred it will not take any longer than insulating a strait piece. If it's bigger than 1 1/2" then it...
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    From what I have read on your machine it's a...

    From what I have read on your machine it's a laptop/tablet. It's a windows device, so if you have load calculation software on a CD or on your PC hard drive you should be able to transfer the...
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    Poll: Good Morning!

    Good Morning!
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    If your dead set on it I would at the least try...

    If your dead set on it I would at the least try and get a matching evaporator coil. I'm not sure a 10 seer R-22 coil is going to work very well with your condenser and there is a good chance you...
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    Condenser fan motor. 386791

    Condenser fan motor.

    386791
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    How to connect a Trane compressor

    I was working on a portable HVAC unit for Frontier airlines that they use to heat and cool aircraft while at the gate. This monster has a 350 HP Cummings diesel turning an 18 KW generator that run...
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    Very nice thanks JP!

    Very nice thanks JP!
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    I like to cut tendons, two surgeries in the last...

    I like to cut tendons, two surgeries in the last five years, six months sense my last tendon repair. I don't do duct work anymore so I should be getting off the surgeons mailing list.
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