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    that is my thought as well. Personally I think...

    that is my thought as well. Personally I think the minimum requirement to become a Home Inspector, is that they have at least 5 - 10 years in the building trades (Carpenters, Masons, Plumbing,...
  2. I installed a Tankless for my mother and she has...

    I installed a Tankless for my mother and she has been very happy with it, I keep up on the maintenance on it. Plus I have a whole house filter and another pre-filter before the tankless. Kep those...
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    Blind Home Inspectors

    How does a Home Inspector miss two very glaring items?

    537061

    537071
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    Forgot to grab pics of the HX, but I only glanced...

    Forgot to grab pics of the HX, but I only glanced at it didn't really see anything odd other than some missing insulation. the backside of the ignition module was melted so bad that its possible that...
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    Well when it was pulled out, found the blower...

    Well when it was pulled out, found the blower motor completely burned up, run cap for it swelled up and almost burst, and the hi-limit "frozen" to keep it from reaching the cut off temp. Didn't do...
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    One lucky customer

    Went out on a no heat call yesterday, got up into the attic and found this, new furnace getting installed Monday.

    http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t198/MichaelPaladin/BadFurnace.jpg

    Those...
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    Dang, the don't have one for the...

    Dang, the don't have one for the Android.......yet. According to their site, its on the "Coming Soon" listing.
  8. Its a mechanical connection on the outlet of the...

    Its a mechanical connection on the outlet of the TXV, and you braze the equalizer line (copper suction line). I've changed a several of those R-410a TXV's to R22 TXV's. It isn't very hard to do, just...
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    I got mine for about $321 at a local R.E. Michel.

    I got mine for about $321 at a local R.E. Michel.
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    Well got my DigiCools yesterday, so far quite...

    Well got my DigiCools yesterday, so far quite pleased with them. Had these hooked up to the unit at my house.

    http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t198/MichaelPaladin/DigiCoolManifold.jpg
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    I did a search, most what I found was discussion...

    I did a search, most what I found was discussion of the AK900's. Not where they had teamed up with UEI to produce the AK900's. As long as they hold up, that's all I care about.
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    UEI DigiCool AK900??

    Seen these in our local R. E. Michel, got a set coming next week. Didn't realize DigiCool had teamed up with UEI.
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    **speechless**:Faint: Just when you think you...

    **speechless**:Faint:

    Just when you think you have seen it all, some hack proves you wrong.
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    wow :eek:

    wow :eek:
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    Ok, that gave me the giggles. So that's a...

    Ok, that gave me the giggles. So that's a historical "hack Job"?
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    I ran into that problem several years ago at a...

    I ran into that problem several years ago at a Doctors Office. They moved into the office late April or early May, so they forgot about getting the Gas turned on, at least until a nice chilly...
  17. You also may want to check into these as well. I...

    You also may want to check into these as well. I have found them useful for cutting holes in cabinets, (especially where the knockouts wont knockout).

    Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters
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    Well the way I see it. They had a live video feed...

    Well the way I see it. They had a live video feed of what was happening, and this is the sort of thing when it is happening the President is immediately notified. This happens even if he is asleep,...
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    Somedays it really makes you wonder what people...

    Somedays it really makes you wonder what people are thinking (or smoking) when they come up with this kind of stuff.
  20. Anyone here ever work for Annadale Balancing?

    Got a job interview with them on Friday. Just looking to see what to expect.
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    Heh thats why I wear a hat, I bump my head less...

    Heh thats why I wear a hat, I bump my head less with a hat on.:bump:
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    Don't buy the Fluke CO detector, its not worth...

    Don't buy the Fluke CO detector, its not worth the money. First one I bought died in less than 8 months, 2nd one died just after the warranty expired. I checked on if they did repairs and the word I...
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    Guess I'm odd man out, I use the Craftsman C3...

    Guess I'm odd man out, I use the Craftsman C3 line with the 19.2v Li-ion batteries. I just recently picked up a 2.5gal wet/dry vac that runs on the 19.2v batteries that works fairly good, I've used...
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    Not sure if I'm allowed to post the link, so I...

    Not sure if I'm allowed to post the link, so I was going to send it to you in a private message but you're not set up to recieve private messages.

    But try on the Virginia Workforce Connection...
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    I remember seeing something on the Virginia...

    I remember seeing something on the Virginia Employment Commisions website about UVA in Charlottesville hiring HVAC Apprentices under the Helmets to Hardhats program. You may want to look into that as...
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    I too was on the fence about using the Nucalgon...

    I too was on the fence about using the Nucalgon Easy Seal as well. I wasn't the type who really wanted to put something in a system other than refrigerant or oil into it.

    But I'm also willing to...
  27. That is funny.

    That is funny.
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    Looks brand new, not wall of shame material in my...

    Looks brand new, not wall of shame material in my book either.
  29. Thread: Oh Joy!

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    I quit getting ice in restaurants years ago, I...

    I quit getting ice in restaurants years ago, I believe it was right after I cleaned my first ice machine. :yes:
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    Man I hate when that happens. :gah:

    Man I hate when that happens. :gah:
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    Looks like the line side wiring is undersized, in...

    Looks like the line side wiring is undersized, in the pic it appears to be 10ga wire. Should have been at least 6ga wire going to that terminal block.
  32. Thread: Sheetz

    by MichaelPaladin
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    Didn't realize they had their own HVAC people....

    Didn't realize they had their own HVAC people. But at one time when they built new stores, they used local HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical contractors, and they were responsible for the equipment for...
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    Forget Snakes on a Plane

    I've been working in HVAC for close to 28 years, I've been bit by spiders (Black Widow once and Brown Recluse's twice), stung by hornets, yellow jackets, wasps and honey bees. But today is the first...
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    Actually I'm surprised it hasn't tipped off the...

    Actually I'm surprised it hasn't tipped off the curb from that first pic.
  35. I noticed the lower one looks like its had dye...

    I noticed the lower one looks like its had dye put in it. I remember working on those style of units when they were brand new.
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    I was traveling I-81 south, when I ran into the...

    I was traveling I-81 south, when I ran into the storm. I've been thru hurricanes, floods, snowstorms and seen some bad some bad
    thunder storms. But never seen anything like what we had last night....
  37. I'm going to be making the Digi-cool leap in the...

    I'm going to be making the Digi-cool leap in the next week or two. Can hardly wait till I can order the AK900.
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    Either a Chrysler air temp or a Fedders.

    Either a Chrysler air temp or a Fedders.
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    Where is that romex going to? Also got to love...

    Where is that romex going to? Also got to love the extra parts.
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    WOW!!:eek2: That one lost all its smoke. From...

    WOW!!:eek2: That one lost all its smoke.

    From the first pic, I thought the "run cap bandit" had made an appearence. Like to have heard that one, when it popped.
  41. Thread: ebay

    by MichaelPaladin
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    Last thing I bought off of E-Bay was a set of...

    Last thing I bought off of E-Bay was a set of heads for the engine in my pick-up.

    There are good deals to be found there, but just be careful, and always check the sellers rating.
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    Routine basis, like once a decade?!?!?!? That...

    Routine basis, like once a decade?!?!?!?

    That is precisely why I don't get ice in my drinks.
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    Well I put out some resume's' last month. I was...

    Well I put out some resume's' last month. I was able to get a new job inside of a week, and I start with the new company this coming Monday. The only drawback (if you can call it that), is I will...
  44. Well run capacitors being electrical componants...

    Well run capacitors being electrical componants just like a light bulb. Its the inrush of current is what usually kills them. You turn on the light one day it works, you turn it on the next day it...
  45. Thread: Sman 3

    by MichaelPaladin
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    Well one thing I've learned over the years, most...

    Well one thing I've learned over the years, most supply houses will sell tools to Techs for reduced prices, if the tech is paying for the tools out of their own pocket.
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    I was wondering that as well.

    I was wondering that as well.
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    Sounds like bad brazing techniques. I've seen a...

    Sounds like bad brazing techniques. I've seen a few go bad, but rarely. But then I do use up my share of rags and Thermal Paste. :grin2:
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    Thats what you get for asking for an interesting...

    Thats what you get for asking for an interesting service call. :-)

    So is the homeowner gonna have you fix it up?
  49. Its funny that a 14 yr old kid won a science fair...

    Its funny that a 14 yr old kid won a science fair on this stuff. Just to show how gullible people are.
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    I scored 13/13 as well, and thought the questions...

    I scored 13/13 as well, and thought the questions were too easy.
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