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  1. Yeah, the old adage of "just hit 'em any ol where...

    Yeah, the old adage of "just hit 'em any ol where with a big bullet" is garbage.

    You still gotta hit what you're aiming at.
  2. After a rocky start that required a trip back to...

    After a rocky start that required a trip back to the factory, my Ruger Mark III/45 is a solid target gun.


    I'm not entirely sure I'd want to carry a full sized pistol and NOT carry a major...
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    Poll: Yeah, looked at that a little along with a few...

    Yeah, looked at that a little along with a few other brands.

    Nobody around here sells Santa Cruz bikes. Raleigh, Schwinn, Cannondale, Trek and a few other brands.

    Sure, I can buy online once...
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    D-Fence!!!! Man, it's been a while since I...

    D-Fence!!!!


    Man, it's been a while since I sat and watched that one.
  5. That is my thinking as well. Hey, my truck was...

    That is my thinking as well.

    Hey, my truck was broken into a week ago (or whatever it winds up being) and I simply didn't have the cash for big brand tools. As these break or wear out, I'll...
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    1. I can't think of a single meat case where 2 30...

    1. I can't think of a single meat case where 2 30 minute defrosts are adequate for operation.

    2. Get a real defrost timer, not a light timer applied as a defrost timer. You'll be much happier...
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    Poll: I'm always here. I always read. Just don't...

    I'm always here. I always read. Just don't always reply.

    It is awesome to see wildlife up close and personal like that.


    As to the bike, I bought what I could afford. At present, I can...
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    Poll: Good to hear you're getting your back...

    Good to hear you're getting your back straightened out, Doug. I had back issues, but they weren't nearly that severe. I do, sometimes wonder how much time is left on the timer that is my injured...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZA9Jv3qH0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZA9Jv3qH0
  11. Given the most recent information I would have...

    Given the most recent information I would have you "torch" the receiver.

    This is a method of verifying the liquid level within the tank.

    I'm betting on a bad dip tube.
  12. Look at the headmaster. Also, a few finer...

    Look at the headmaster.


    Also, a few finer points...

    #1. Start with a clear sightglass. A TEV MUST, MUST, MUST have a solid column of liquid to it to operate properly. If you do not have...
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    http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck...

    http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck-2-0-iwb-holster-inside-the-waistband.html

    This is my daily rig.

    Carries a Springfield XD40 quite comfortably. I have started wearing an UA...
  14. To answer this question, it's likely both. ...

    To answer this question, it's likely both.

    Condensation occurs when the surface temperature is below the dew point of the surrounding air.

    So, either the new system is larger than the old...
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    And THIS is why I choose BluVac. Haven't had a...

    And THIS is why I choose BluVac.

    Haven't had a problem with mine, yet, but if I ever do, I know who to call.


    Kudos to you, joeyd, for making and supporting a great product.
  16. Leak searching is an art. As was already...

    Leak searching is an art.

    As was already mentioned, my "go to" tool for leak checks is the H10. I've had very limited success with other detectors and others I find to be completely useless.
    ...
  17. Thread: Work shirts

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    Here's the thing. I agree with you. When...

    Here's the thing.

    I agree with you.

    When it's 120 degrees in a mechanical room or the sun is blasting down on me on the roof, I don't drag all that gear out and put it on just to make a 20...
  18. Thread: Work shirts

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    Wool is some awesome stuff. VERY expensive, but...

    Wool is some awesome stuff. VERY expensive, but durable and comfortable summer and winter.
  19. Thread: Work shirts

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    As I reread my post, it seems I wasn't perfectly...

    As I reread my post, it seems I wasn't perfectly clear.

    I'm speaking specifically of undergarments, not outer clothing. Outer layers must be FR as you said.

    The undergarments should be cotton...
  20. Yeah, I was kind of thinking that was where he...

    Yeah, I was kind of thinking that was where he was heading and I'm not sure that I buy it.
  21. Thread: Work shirts

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    Something to consider. It is my understanding...

    Something to consider.

    It is my understanding that everyone in our trade is covered by NFPA 70 rules. You should be wearing arc flash resistant clothing at all times when on the job.

    Now,...
  22. If the coil bends and is more than 1 pass thick,...

    If the coil bends and is more than 1 pass thick, it is split.

    Period.

    I'd go after it with a cordless drill and verify it for myself and not take the word of anyone from tech support.



    I...
  23. Now I'm no expert, but I think I see a...

    Now I'm no expert, but I think I see a possibility here... I'd have to take some readings, but I've seen similar problems.


    IF the condensate drain is on the return side AND the trap was not...
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    I spoke a few times with Doug and he had some...

    I spoke a few times with Doug and he had some really cool stuff in the "skunk works" section of DigiCool Industries, some of which really resembled the Imanifold concept.

    I don't know what the...
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    Wasn't trying to hurt you, just to clarify the...

    Wasn't trying to hurt you, just to clarify the point I was trying to make.
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    I believe that the term you are searching for is...

    I believe that the term you are searching for is "diffusion"
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    My shower analogy was in regards to non...

    My shower analogy was in regards to non condensibles and not in regards to moisture.


    Trying to remove non condensibles by introducing MORE non condensibles to the system is the shower analogy.
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    We aren't talking about a PT relationship in the...

    We aren't talking about a PT relationship in the same sense as a refrigerant.

    That involves a substance at saturation which nitrogen is not under most conditions that we see.

    We are talking...
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    Anything can be made to react. ...

    Anything can be made to react.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process

    high pressures, high temperatures and using a catalyst to accelerate the reaction.
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    I will laugh at you, then because not only did I...

    I will laugh at you, then because not only did I pass several years of chemistry, but I studied chemical engineering before finding my way into this trade.


    Please provide some supporting...
  31. Removed pricing and moved to AOP Residential

    Removed pricing and moved to AOP Residential
  32. I had a similar scenario to the OPs where someone...

    I had a similar scenario to the OPs where someone had closed the valve past the front stop. The stem had skipped out of the threads and kind of cross threaded.
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    Pro tip. The type of refrigerant in the system...

    Pro tip.

    The type of refrigerant in the system ONLY matters to the extent that you refer to your PT chart for saturation pressure values.

    They all work the same.

    If you can work on R12, then...
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    You know, there is something to be said for this....

    You know, there is something to be said for this.

    Maybe "stupid" isn't the right word, but "ignorant" certainly is.

    Just reading threads here, posted by professionals in my trade is sometimes...
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    Texas Dustbunny, I removed your post with the...

    Texas Dustbunny,

    I removed your post with the pricing in it.

    If you can redact the pricing, we'd be glad to discuss the relative merits of each system.
  36. Let me try to restate what I think that TB was...

    Let me try to restate what I think that TB was trying to say.

    It takes a lot more energy (heat) to remove moisture from the air than it does to lower the temperature. IF you're curious about...
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    I fixed it for you. Guys, get used to...

    I fixed it for you.


    Guys, get used to something.

    The ONLY constant in this world is change. It isn't the strong that survive, but the most adaptable.

    So, either adapt or get out of my...
  38. Thread: Cap n hook

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    I like mine, but as Kiwireeferman mentioned, they...

    I like mine, but as Kiwireeferman mentioned, they aren't quite as easy to operate as a standard tip.

    Once you get the hang of it, though, they get jobs done that other tips struggle with.


    My...
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    Those little guys are tough. Is it in place,...

    Those little guys are tough.

    Is it in place, yet?

    If not, you'd probably be best to string it sideways and yank the oil plug out of the side and let it dangle for a bit.

    If it is in place,...
  40. Thread: BANG!

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    607771607781 Little "plinking" from the...

    607771607781

    Little "plinking" from the weekend.

    Now, before you decide to criticize, keep in mind that these were shot from an offhand, unsupported position with a handgun weighing in at...
  41. Thread: BANG!

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    Dry fire practice is excellent. Be aware,...

    Dry fire practice is excellent. Be aware, though, that it CAN damage guns in the long term. Not serious damage, mind you, but you'll have to replace a part or two
  42. Thread: BANG!

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    Same here... Well, ALMOST every day.. Some days...

    Same here... Well, ALMOST every day.. Some days I work from before sunup to after sundown, so it's difficult to shoot in the dark.


    I'm about to push the target back past 50 yards, so I'd say...
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    moved to tech to tech discussion

    moved to tech to tech discussion
  44. Please don't post duplicate threads.

    Please don't post duplicate threads.
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    Yep. I've done that a few times. Never...

    Yep.

    I've done that a few times.

    Never worked out well for me in the long run, so I stopped performing "percussive maintenance and service procedures"


    As it was explained to me, there are...
  46. No DIY here. Thread closed

    No DIY here.

    Thread closed
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    https://www.nebotools.com/prod_details.php?id=165...

    https://www.nebotools.com/prod_details.php?id=165

    Love 'em
  48. Thread: SORIT 12

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    Don't know, never bothered to measure it. Been...

    Don't know, never bothered to measure it.

    Been pondering buying a set of larger sized crowsfoot wrenches for the CDS type valves and there may be a size large enough in there for the SORIT nut.
    ...
  49. Since MOST compressors that we deal with are...

    Since MOST compressors that we deal with are vapor cooled, that means that for any liquid to get into the cylinders, it needs to first pass over hot motor windings, I don't worry too much about...
  50. Wow. I don't think I've ever seen a compressor...

    Wow. I don't think I've ever seen a compressor arcing across terminals due to humidity.

    I think I can see where this is going to lead, though.

    High humidity, low compressor motor barrel...
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