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    Drink too much wadka you wommit!!

    Drink too much wadka you wommit!!
  2. Even if he was intelligent he wouldn't look it....

    Even if he was intelligent he wouldn't look it. What customers think of your company is usually who they meet at the door.

    Is there some reason the person can't get some teeth? I don't know if...
  3. I use an impact driver for most things and have a...

    I use an impact driver for most things and have a lot more luck driving Phillips. I probably wouldn't have an impact driver except for a piece in Fine Home Building called something like "Why you...
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    Most vibration problems are solved either by...

    Most vibration problems are solved either by dampening or adding mass. Rubber compressor feet are an example of dampening. Compressor vibration can be mechanical or harmonics from the discharge...
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    On airplanes, cracks are usually stop drilled. A...

    On airplanes, cracks are usually stop drilled. A hole somewhat larger than the crack is drilled at both ends of the crack. This helps the crack from traveling.
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    The fix for most vibration problems is to add...

    The fix for most vibration problems is to add mass. Adding mass moves the pipe out of the harmonics the compressor is creating. One Carrier fix for a semi-hermetic was a foot long piece of angle iron...
  7. Let me introduce a challenge of sorts.The next...

    Let me introduce a challenge of sorts.The next time you have an under performing system instead of pulling out the arsenal begin with just your senses. All of them. (no one watching) What you...
  8. When I was introduced to this trade we didn't...

    When I was introduced to this trade we didn't have gauge sets where a Gennie came out and whispered what the problem was. No electronic anythings. No RMS meters, No electronic thermometers.
    What we...
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    Ya but you'd need to include all of humanity. And...

    Ya but you'd need to include all of humanity. And if you think 'The People" are any more competent go on a jury.
    I've had the thought that if I was being tried I might prefer a computer to a jury....
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    Don't overlook this. It's one of Carrier's weak...

    Don't overlook this. It's one of Carrier's weak areas. You can't just look from the outside you actually have to remove the screws and split the coils apart. Sometimes they will look like a plugged...
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    I'd use the high side for the tool because I most...

    I'd use the high side for the tool because I most likely will add the refrigerant to high side initially. There was a time where after the vacuum a small amount of gas was added just enough to break...
  12. Thread: ACT Test

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    One refer job isn't the same as another. I knew a...

    One refer job isn't the same as another. I knew a guy that was a tech for a brand and left to do refer work at Fermilab accelerator. That would seem to be more interesting than crawl spaces.
    One...
  13. Thread: Dispatchers

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    I guess some people respond to things that way....

    I guess some people respond to things that way. Like watching Dumb and Dumber.
    Some dispatchers can be very frustrating as most have never ran a call. I had to tell one "Me Tarzan, you Jane" just...
  14. I used my cutting head like a rosebud for years...

    I used my cutting head like a rosebud for years with good results. Larger pipe of course or where I need a lot of heat fast. Try it you'll like it.
    As far as what solder to use I packed them all and...
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    A lot of information about returns was based on...

    A lot of information about returns was based on models that showed the air movement to the return incorporating the whole space. Newer models showed that not to be true. The air movement takes place...
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    During summer break from HS I worked at a fast...

    During summer break from HS I worked at a fast food place. The cook was a skinny guy that would sweat like crazy. All over the food he was cooking.
    He never seemed to notice.
  17. Actually it has to do with intolerance. That's...

    Actually it has to do with intolerance. That's mostly what I'm hearing here. the original post here about the Indiana law created a slew of defenders of Christianity. Strange brew because Jesus...
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    I'm not surprised because many contractors are...

    I'm not surprised because many contractors are simply rat shops. Our Union includes OSHA, Hazmat, and other safety training (ladder safety example) training as a requirement to work. I know UA does...
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    I knew a guy that used to take unsafe chances on...

    I knew a guy that used to take unsafe chances on his ladder. I mentioned this to him several times but he continued. I finally told him I was calling his wife and telling her what he's been doing....
  20. Brian, you really don't know how to make an...

    Brian, you really don't know how to make an argument, do you? What makes you think I might have "boney frail fingers"?
    Also don't assume I'm a liberal. I feel I'm a liberal libertarian, what ever...
  21. Also, isn't it up the the individual to determine...

    Also, isn't it up the the individual to determine what common sense is. Your kidding right? So Brian, just who is it up to??????This statement is absurd. WTF?

    I'll guess you made a typo because...
  22. About the same amount of time you have been a...

    About the same amount of time you have been a smart a$$. Que" no?!
    If indeed you would prove to finally have a valid argument please enlighten us or go back to whatever rock you climbed out from...
  23. You cherry picked your example and it's not...

    You cherry picked your example and it's not typical or the motivator for the laws. To think it all started with peyote. People have an expectation for service. This is sounding more like a quasi...
  24. I just remember the black men that sat down at a...

    I just remember the black men that sat down at a diner down south so many years ago and were refused service. Same crap, different year. The sign I used to see so often in stores years ago "We Refuse...
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    There used to be a saying although incorrect was...

    There used to be a saying although incorrect was "Give the laziest guy the hardest job and he'll find the easiest way to do it." I said that to a contractor after he had complemented a job just...
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    Those boards remind me of this Center for Peace...

    Those boards remind me of this Center for Peace or something like that. The place had several buildings and an old barn with wood like yours. The owner was having her house built on site and wanted...
  27. Thread: Hall effect

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    I had a slide rule once. Amazing gadget.

    I had a slide rule once. Amazing gadget.
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    You really should start a maintenance program...

    You really should start a maintenance program with an evaluation of the equipment. You don't want to have bad news every time you change the filters telling the owner of another problem you found. ...
  29. Thread: Hall effect

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    Mine is an 81 Low Rider and is AMF. But how I...

    Mine is an 81 Low Rider and is AMF. But how I look at it if it wasn't for AMF there wouldn't be a HD today.
    And yes, it marks it's spot.
  30. Thread: Hall effect

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    :gah:

    :gah:
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    Generally air is not the problem with chilled...

    Generally air is not the problem with chilled water as it is with hot water. This is because hot water releases air but cold water has a tendency to retain air. Not that air problems never happen...
  32. Thread: Hall effect

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    I have a hall effect sensor on my water softener...

    I have a hall effect sensor on my water softener (10 year old Sears) It acts to measure water use to time the regeneration cycle. The circuit also has a water flow bar graph display showing very low...
  33. Thread: Requirement

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    I don't remember how long I had Pro but I'm still...

    I don't remember how long I had Pro but I'm still waiting for my free toaster.
  34. Yes but often(most often) illegally. It's only a...

    Yes but often(most often) illegally. It's only a property theory if you want to give a bad idea a soft edge. By that I mean saying anyone not working for others and having a business is a capitalist....
  35. It really an economic philosophy of who should...

    It really an economic philosophy of who should control the means of production, individuals or the State. I don't know of any pure expression of these ideas.
    Some will say we are a capitalist...
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    We probably have a month to go before we are full...

    We probably have a month to go before we are full tilt cooler season although it is 81 here today.
    I once brought up an idea to some customers that rather than risk security by opening windows for...
  37. At a Carrier compressor class on tear downs an...

    At a Carrier compressor class on tear downs an interesting wear issue was at the wrist pins in the pistons. They said if a compressor looses compression at a cylinder the oil wont lube the wrist pin....
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    I agree with ACFIXR about soft water. In Illinois...

    I agree with ACFIXR about soft water. In Illinois once it wasn't advised to hook soft to humidifiers because the pads would form soft flaky mineral material that would get into the air stream and...
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    NM made bleeders unavailable some years ago....

    NM made bleeders unavailable some years ago. Evaps suck for many reasons. Even when the sump collects all sorts of air borne contaminates like algae, evap concentrates like salts, minerals etc. I...
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    The humidity probably never got low enough for...

    The humidity probably never got low enough for any evaporation/cooling in Maine. I remember the weather guy reporting relative humidity of 1% once. I checked that with my psychrometer and I read .6%...
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    The worse are on hard well water. Some get caked...

    The worse are on hard well water. Some get caked with salt. Once it was allowed to have a purge line off the pump to dump water when the pump runs but no more. Mine uses another pump on a timer...
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    I go the hard way before the structure rots.

    I go the hard way before the structure rots.
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    I had a contract once with a bunch of office heat...

    I had a contract once with a bunch of office heat pumps. One building began to have leaky evaps. Maybe formacary (sp) corrosion. I would try it there even if I could put a new evap later. I would...
  44. Carrier favored pulling the bell and heads off...

    Carrier favored pulling the bell and heads off semi's that failed as they knew most problems were not the compressor and if the real problem wasn't found it's likely the replacement will fail too....
  45. I won't put all compressor designs in a box so...

    I won't put all compressor designs in a box so this is a generalization. Compressors I've opened the suction gases are routed from the dome directly onto the windings to cool them. If suction gas was...
  46. Thread: Air scrubber

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    Need a link.

    Need a link.
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    I do Timebuilder. I once ran into a (I won't say...

    I do Timebuilder. I once ran into a (I won't say tech) that seemed to want to solve performance problems by unclamping the bulb and letting it dangle in the air stream. He had done this to a couple...
  48. Thread: Duct design

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    Aside from round the closer to square the more...

    Aside from round the closer to square the more efficient the duct will be. Problem you cant always do that. Then there is the losses with aspect ratios. A building has constraints that are argued...
  49. Thread: Hilarious book

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    Author and publisher would help.

    Author and publisher would help.
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    There is a real problem when you might be...

    There is a real problem when you might be perceived as over qualified for a job that's usually filled by HS grads with a bit of college or less. I did once work with a guy that was an installer that...
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