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    I'm with you Mr. Bill. To calculate subcooling on...

    I'm with you Mr. Bill. To calculate subcooling on a piston system is useless. Checking head pressure for signs of problems or to eliminate problems is fine, but you don't have to go any further. If...
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    We use duct sleeves a lot. Hart and Cooly makes a...

    We use duct sleeves a lot. Hart and Cooly makes a 5 ft long duct sleeve. It comes in R4.2 insulation and R6. A lot of the larger municipalities require the R6. Looks exactly like flex duct without...
  3. I haven't read the whole thread because it pisses...

    I haven't read the whole thread because it pisses me off. Americans ignorantly supporting terrorists? I got this YouTube video from a good Christian American on this website.

    Bill Warner Crusades...
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    I guess I don't understand why in a residential...

    I guess I don't understand why in a residential setting you would recover 410a and possibly contaminate it and put it back in. In my opinion, it is just installing headaches for the future. Its a...
  5. Thread: "Crappy" DIY

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    Thanks for the replies guys. After thinking about...

    Thanks for the replies guys. After thinking about it, I wonder if the women's bathroom has one too. I'll ask my wife.

    Update: I asked my wife and she said she's not going to use that bathroom...
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    Sorry, couldn't rotate the pic.

    Sorry, couldn't rotate the pic.
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    "Crappy" DIY

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    Stopped in at a convenience store and saw this. Just from the shape of the shopping area I know the return goes back into the storage/working area. And yes, they do prepare cooked items...
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    An easy way to get rid of shavings out of a...

    An easy way to get rid of shavings out of a magnet driver is with a piece of thumb gum. It works great.
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    I have the UEI version of the AccuTools scale....

    I have the UEI version of the AccuTools scale. (DRS220) I don't like the way the cord wraps around the scale. Its a hassle. Then again the CPS220 cord is just as bad trying to fit back into the case.
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    VTP99, Its an anti-windmill break. They sell them...

    VTP99, Its an anti-windmill break. They sell them at Johnstone. The first time I saw one I played with it for 20 minutes trying to figure out what it was and I still didn't. Its basically just a...
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    What I've found is take the elbow, boot, or...

    What I've found is take the elbow, boot, or fitting apart. Flatten it out and design a template out of sheet metal. Its a lot easier to do it this way then to try to randomly wrap something like a 90...
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    Beerme, were the poly cools tan? About 5 1/2 ft...

    Beerme, were the poly cools tan? About 5 1/2 ft wide, 5 1/2 ft deep and about 5 foot tall or somewhere in there? Back in the the mid to late 90's I helped make them. If you can describe them it would...
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    I had an old propane tank that didn't have the...

    I had an old propane tank that didn't have the threads on the outside and I wanted to get it filled at the local propane company, but they wouldn't fill it because it wasn't updated. So it sat around...
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    Yellow Jacket makes a I think its called liquid...

    Yellow Jacket makes a I think its called liquid to vapor charging thing. Its nurrelled on one side and threaded on another and small. Probably a 2" long. They make them for R22 and 410A. The 410A, if...
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    You need to call a professional restoration...

    You need to call a professional restoration company to dry it out and clean up any contaminated areas. The longer you wait the worse the situation will be. Its usually better to just pay your...
  16. If you would like to have a childhood flashback...

    If you would like to have a childhood flashback of your older sibling twisting your finger around your wrist just carelessly chuck a step up or uni bit in a high tork corded drill while wearing a...
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    If you're worried about a sporlyn filter drier...

    If you're worried about a sporlyn filter drier rusting you'll have to worry about 50% of the brands on the market. It could be worse, it could be a roto lock on a compressor. All the brands are built...
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    What do you think they used before PVC? Wood? It...

    What do you think they used before PVC? Wood? It doesn't make the water red. There is some rust sediment, but very little. A lot of residential homes have black iron well piping.
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    I'm pretty sure the reason they are on there...

    I'm pretty sure the reason they are on there installed is for well piping. There are a lot of wells that are ran with just black iron steel. What they do is put the pump on one side, send the pipe...
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    The name for them that we've always used is black...

    The name for them that we've always used is black malleable merchant coupling. The other guys are right. The reason they should not be used is because they don't taper in the center and they have a...
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    I wouldn't worry about the neighbor. He can still...

    I wouldn't worry about the neighbor. He can still put it on craigslist and get good money out of it. Slightly used AC unit...
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    Incompetence doesn't discriminate against age....

    Incompetence doesn't discriminate against age. From 15 to 50...its all across the board. It definitely looks like more than just soot from brazing without nitrogen. Its going to take cutting out all...
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    If you want to save money on Schrader caps and...

    If you want to save money on Schrader caps and valve cores, try to get the installers to save them. Usually there's a couple of extra caps and valve cores on an install.
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    There are a lot of residential condensers that...

    There are a lot of residential condensers that have a built in time delay. It could be a little 2"x2" square board or a 2"x2" black box. But the main thing is to inform the customer why there is a...
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    Its worth it to run a sawsall down the steal...

    Its worth it to run a sawsall down the steal plates. But then again, it can be a task and blades aren't cheap. But what I've heard, is you can take a torch (I don't know the name of it) its a wand...
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    Pneumatic Cylinder Question

    I've heard of sheet metal shops running automatic nippers or corner notchers and I'm getting ready to build a new table for running duct work. It will be approximately 3' x 20' with a lock former in...
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    With running 5/16th on the liquid line instead of...

    With running 5/16th on the liquid line instead of 3/8th there will be a higher head pressure. By under sizing the liquid line you would think the extended head pressure would hurt a compressor some.
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    What's wrong with Sporlan? You know that a lot of...

    What's wrong with Sporlan? You know that a lot of the equipment manufacturers use Sporlan parts.
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    Efficiency Standards Settlement

    Did anyone else read this? I'm assuming this just means we are putting off the changes for another year.

    "The terms of the settlement would vacate the current non-weatherized gas furnace and...
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    I just got to work in the morning and the boss...

    I just got to work in the morning and the boss says to go out and install a system that a guy bought. He said to bring an empty reclaim tank because it has a dead compressor. So I jumped in the van,...
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    I would not go with a cheap meter from a do it...

    I would not go with a cheap meter from a do it yourself store. Your back up needs to be just as reliable as the one you use. And I also would not buy a meter off of flea bay because there is a safety...
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    Hands down midwest. They beat the hell out of...

    Hands down midwest. They beat the hell out of wiss and I think all malco are are midwest snips with malco name on it.
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    At LEAST 24 hours before it breaks and you fall...

    At LEAST 24 hours before it breaks and you fall off. ;)
  34. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    Greenlee hollow nut drivers, Malco 5/16 and 1/4...

    Greenlee hollow nut drivers, Malco 5/16 and 1/4 (the orange and purple one). I wish the greenlee and kline shorty nut drivers had a magnet. I think I'll steal a magnet out of an old bit and hot glue...
  35. Thread: Smoking tax

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    I'm voting no for Prop B just because it hasn't...

    I'm voting no for Prop B just because it hasn't been clearly stated where the money is going. They say it is going to education, but that is pretty broad. It could be darn near anything. Its kinda...
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    Every convenience store in Missouri has anti prop...

    Every convenience store in Missouri has anti prop B literature. A lot of the convenience stores are saying that a lot of the money raised is going to go to the universities. I believe in a person...
  37. Thread: Winter Gear

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    Military polypropylene long underwear and top....

    Military polypropylene long underwear and top. Just wear a hooded work coat...if provided of course.
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    I didn't ask what the price was and probably...

    I didn't ask what the price was and probably can't tell you right now because its public view. The supply shop was very proud of them. They had them on the middle of the front counter, which means...
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    15% Sil-fos rings?

    I went into a supply house that I don't normally go into and they had the 15% silfos rings. I kind of looked at it funny and asked the counter guy "how do these work?". And he said for example, you...
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    Be careful blowing a drain out with nitrogen. You...

    Be careful blowing a drain out with nitrogen. You might have a homeowner sticking a stick in the other end of the drain trying to help you clean it out. Oops!
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    They need a taller return air support box. Its...

    They need a taller return air support box. Its going to have bad air flow going into the bottom of the air handler. Just from what I see, I'd take some of the insulation off to see what the...
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    I always hated taking care of the bosses chores....

    I always hated taking care of the bosses chores. It was everything from mowing to picking up kids toys in the yard. But there was always 40 hours. I was mixed on taking the 40 or calling it an early...
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    Do any of you know of any threads where it has...

    Do any of you know of any threads where it has been discussed pumping down microchannel coils?

    By using the condenser and compressor to pull the refrigerant into the condenser with no ill...
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    I agree. Documenting it and getting at least the...

    I agree. Documenting it and getting at least the contractor to review and sign it. Lots of times I don't even know who the homeowner is. Its one of those things where the contractor says just go get...
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    Thank you Gravity and Pete! I'm an Iowa boy...

    Thank you Gravity and Pete!

    I'm an Iowa boy with my little boat named Baycienda.
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    Thanks Pete! That's exactly what we were looking...

    Thanks Pete! That's exactly what we were looking for! Believe it or not there are people out there having the same issues and thats why hvac talk is good and we need to keep it the same. Its not all...
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    Walking away is easy...I prefer to be...

    Walking away is easy...I prefer to be professional and get the job done and do it correctly. I can do it and yes, I am a new business owner. I'm young. Its easy for an employee to sit there and say...
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    I appreciate your responses. I understand put it...

    I appreciate your responses. I understand put it in writing, but how do I convey that to the quick contractor, concrete guy, or landscaping guy who wants to move the condenser and that is not going...
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    Yep, I agree with you, but we are talking about...

    Yep, I agree with you, but we are talking about the original question. How do you state it?
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    Thank you for the responses. We know we need...

    Thank you for the responses. We know we need something in writing, but we are having a hard time wording it. This is about disconnecting refrigerant lines, high voltage, low voltage, having a...
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