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    It is amazing to me how a group of people can...

    It is amazing to me how a group of people can condone the acts of their group and blast another group for the same actions.

    I am not a Bush basher or a Clinton basher, but didn't Clinton get in...
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    Never liked Cattrax. Used it at school. I...

    Never liked Cattrax. Used it at school.

    I liked Johnstone University and Toptech. You can order Johnstone niversity from Johnstone (of course). Toptech (from Rheem) is at...
  3. It always seems strange to me that a leaking duct...

    It always seems strange to me that a leaking duct can cause the air inside to cool down.
    Lots of times the leak draws air into the duct. Metal duct can create a low pressure vortex at the joints....
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    I would not put a furnace upstairs. Enough heat...

    I would not put a furnace upstairs. Enough heat will rise. Do a load sizing on both floors, add them and put that size downstairs.
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    Did any else ever burn aluminum? Doesn't take...

    Did any else ever burn aluminum? Doesn't take much to get it started, but man does it burn hot. Anybody ever see an office that was not full of particle board and plastic. That stuff burns pretty...
  6. The war on terrorism is about to hit a turning...

    The war on terrorism is about to hit a turning point. Look at the Jordanian reaction to terrorism. They are ready to kick some terrorist butt.
    Let them blow up a couple more mosques and the Iraqi...
  7. Thread: help me

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    I have changed my email provider. Now I can't...

    I have changed my email provider. Now I can't get my password. Everytime I try to email build central, I get a box to full message. I did not know what to do. I decided I would get Bosses...
  8. I use the Shamrock. It is much better than a...

    I use the Shamrock. It is much better than a mirror and flashlight. Sometimes you have to pull the blower or look down the evap. The advantage is 1) you can shoe the HO the leak 2)You can video...
  9. Thread: Leaky rooms

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    Don't assume old means well built. They had cost...

    Don't assume old means well built. They had cost shoppers back then too. You had to be willing to pay for the best to get the best back then just like now.

    Stucco does a good job of sealing...
  10. There is the problem. Derate and TR drops. You...

    There is the problem. Derate and TR drops.
    You can't derate far and keep TR up.
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    Let me give you my heat pump/dual fuel spiel. ...

    Let me give you my heat pump/dual fuel spiel.
    Your gas costs $1.30 per therm. That $1.30 would buy you 100,000 BTUs of heat. Your electricity costs 11 cents per Kilowatt hour. If that 11 ...
  12. Thread: Leaky rooms

    by big al2
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    John is right. Those old windows are leaking. ...

    John is right. Those old windows are leaking. Best to put in double pane windows and seal them up well. You can pull all your window trim and caulk the crap out of it, but you have done half the...
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    You rant like a madman on a dozen subjects and NO...

    You rant like a madman on a dozen subjects and NO points get across.

    Politicians are crooks. The republicans spend our money on the rich and the democrats spend our money on the poor. The...
  14. Thread: walk-in deltaT

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    I read the books a couple of times, but you...

    I read the books a couple of times, but you really learn your work when you figure out crap that is not in the book.

    I have seen so much crap:
    "unsized" compressors
    medium temp comp on low temp...
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    They are both Catilacs compared to Delfeild. ...

    They are both Catilacs compared to Delfeild.

    The problem with small boxes: most are sold to ignorant people. They buy the cheapest box and hope for the best.


    I have seen some pretty good...
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    I cut the first 6" off old cap tubes and install...

    I cut the first 6" off old cap tubes and install the largest drier possible.

    Cutting off the cap tube decreases superheat, It can also decreases capacity so be carefull.
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    Foriegners are easy First spanish I learned...

    Foriegners are easy
    First spanish I learned "Ustedes escribe tu nombre agui, y Yo trabahoe" "No escribe, No trabahoe"
    (I can't spell in spanish either)

    1)write it down with price and...
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    I'm a big Milwalkee fan. Do they have a light to...

    I'm a big Milwalkee fan.
    Do they have a light to go with my battery?


    They make some pretty decent beer up there too.
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    I like playing with valves I will tell you a...

    I like playing with valves
    I will tell you a couple of the things I have learned
    1) count the turns so you can put it back
    2) adjust the valve to control comp temps, particularly dischange temp...
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    How many people have sent in their RECOVERY...

    How many people have sent in their RECOVERY MACHINE cards into the EPA? It has to have a model number and serial number.

    You can legally build your own machine. That machine has to be certified...
  21. Self rinsing cleaners are faster They work...

    Self rinsing cleaners are faster
    They work better than a wire brush alone.

    It all depends on what you want. I like getting out of the attic faster. I did not complain once when the boss said to...
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    It is like the difference between an old...

    It is like the difference between an old 6-cylinder chevy truck and a race car. The race car runs better, but requires more things to be tuned properly.

    We will see more people complaining about...
  23. Thread: Shock and Awe

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    You live in hurricane areas you have to be...

    You live in hurricane areas you have to be mobile.
    You live in tornado alley, you have a storm cellar.
    You live in a flood plain, you have a boat.

    People might be pretty smart about changing...
  24. Its just TV. It is supposed to be edgy. It...

    Its just TV. It is supposed to be edgy. It would be boring otherwise.

    Hollywood would have no control over public opinion except for 2 things:
    1)Some people are so stupid, that they can't make...
  25. At least N Korea is a constant. Their rhetoric...

    At least N Korea is a constant.
    Their rhetoric has not changed (in my lifetime anyway)
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    I try not to be sinnacle about it, but I feel...

    I try not to be sinnacle about it, but I feel like they are sometimes:
    When Clinton said the unemployment rate was too low
    When the politicians try to legalize illegal immigrants
    When the...
  27. Thread: Bible/Qur'an

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    Can you entertian the idea that the koran is not...

    Can you entertian the idea that the koran is not in its original intent? It has not been translated, but it could have been added to.
    The works of Mohhamad are different from the works of the...
  28. Thread: Bible/Qur'an

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    The problem is right here. When the bible says...

    The problem is right here.
    When the bible says "eye for an eye", it means only an eye for an eye. It also means an "eye for an eye" applied to everybody.

    Compare to Hamarobbies code: You put...
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    It will might work fine, if there is little lift...

    It will might work fine, if there is little lift on the suction line.
    I have changed a couple without changing oil. Told the owner the costs and benifits and let them decide what they want. Most...
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    With all the Meth out there, I think they are...

    With all the Meth out there, I think they are focusing on the wrong drugs.
    I thought pot would be decriminalized by now. Most of our leaders know the true facts about drugs. Many of them have...
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    Scrudge gets his in the end too. I find it...

    Scrudge gets his in the end too.

    I find it hard to beleive that nobody told the strikers about the option of moving the plant to Mexico.
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    Life throws all kinds of stuff at you. Sometimes...

    Life throws all kinds of stuff at you. Sometimes you are the windsheild sometimes you are the bug. Don't you ussually get what you deserve in the end?

    I have no idea what happened in the...
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    I like the preaching on Stargate about gods. ...

    I like the preaching on Stargate about gods.

    The new bad guys are trying to subjegate to universe for their god with Holy wars. The good guys found out that the bad guys gods get some kind of...
  34. Thread: Bible/Qur'an

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    It is impossable for me to compare the new...

    It is impossable for me to compare the new testament to the koran.
    Jesus talk about personal salvation by following the will of the God of Abraham.
    The Torah and the Koran deal with the national...
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    All of this dribble and nobody has come up with...

    All of this dribble and nobody has come up with the scientific proof that the creation did not happen. If it was proven there will be repeatable test.
    Put up the proof or admit the futility of it...
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    Just charge them the insurance rates they deserve...

    Just charge them the insurance rates they deserve and don't tack it onto my insurance.

    I live in Memphis. I pay $1000 a year for earthquake insurance, but it does not cover the looting that will...
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    It costs as much as getting a tech to fiz it...

    It costs as much as getting a tech to fiz it right the first time, but you have other new parts.

    I hope you did not get too hot while you were playing with it.
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    We are also paying through insurance. On the...

    We are also paying through insurance.

    On the other hand a big part of the rebiulding is funded by low interst government loans.
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    SCEINCE TESTED CREATIONISM ? I would love to...

    SCEINCE TESTED CREATIONISM ?

    I would love to see the grant proposal paper on that research. I wonder who funded it.

    Do you have any details on the testing method?
    Seems to me you would have...
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    BTW For all of you aurguing the science in the...

    BTW
    For all of you aurguing the science in the bible.
    The Koran has much better science than the Torah.
    Might be why Islam is growing faster than Judeo-christian. People are becoming more...
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    FREE WILL Not everything people do comes from...

    FREE WILL

    Not everything people do comes from God. If people in a religous country pass a law or accept a custom, does that mean their god endorses it?

    Do you realy think God wants you to be...
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    I would be a little leary of the window shaker. ...

    I would be a little leary of the window shaker.

    Use a smaller evap for higher TD. Could try to block off part of evap to test idea.
    Increase superheat, for higher TD (watch for high discharge...
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    Does that mean long harvest, long production...

    Does that mean long harvest, long production cycle, or is there a break between cycles?
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    What you are seeing is probably the end of the...

    What you are seeing is probably the end of the defrost cycle.

    Lots of people turn t'stat down when the box starts to heat up. Constant t'stat is easy to freeze that way.

    The first thing you...
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    Off topic, but They are the only compressors I...

    Off topic, but

    They are the only compressors I have seen in a while with "MADE IN AMERICA"
  46. Had many drip problems. Insulation doesn't work...

    Had many drip problems.
    Insulation doesn't work well for me.
    Caulk the conduit shut on both side to prevent water from getting in.

    Do you actually know that the freon was mixed or not retrofit...
  47. Thread: Drier position

    by big al2
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    A filter that is not also a drier is ussually...

    A filter that is not also a drier is ussually called a strainer. Most of them are spun copper, but smaller than a drier.
  48. Thread: Drier position

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    Heat load would increase if the air temp...

    Heat load would increase if the air temp increases.
    This increases the temp difference between the coil and the air.
    This increases the capacity of the coil.
    If it also increases the suction...
  49. Thread: Drier position

    by big al2
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    1) Cap tubes do not run at lower evap temp all...

    1) Cap tubes do not run at lower evap temp all the time. If the temp outside is above 100F, a cap tube will have higher suction pressure than a TEV (All other things being the same.)
    2) ...
  50. Thread: Drier position

    by big al2
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    All the refrigerator drier I have put on did not...

    All the refrigerator drier I have put on did not have to have an arrow. How could anybody put the LL side into the small hole they made for the cap tube and vice versa?
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