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    Andrew Jackson was one of my favorite presidents...

    Andrew Jackson was one of my favorite presidents and he said : " I never thought much of a man that could only think of one way to spell a word".
  2. Thread: ARGON?

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    I am curious as to why you would have bought it...

    I am curious as to why you would have bought it if you were not sure you could use it in refrigeration work. Is it 100 percent or a mix ? Argon can be mixed with other gases such as carbon dioxide,...
  3. Thread: METAPHORS

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    harder than a woodpeckers lips busier than a...

    harder than a woodpeckers lips

    busier than a one legged man at an a$$ kicking contest

    drier than a snuff makers a$$
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    Dewalt Reference Book

    I see where Dewalt has a reference book out now based on the 2006 Residential Code. I don't know how long this has been out but saw it when I visited Dewalt's Web page. Has anybody had a chance to...
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    Congratulations !! Now you will have enough money...

    Congratulations !! Now you will have enough money to buy a new Veto.
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    Unless you are robing a bank, or cheating on your...

    Unless you are robing a bank, or cheating on your wife like Tiger, you don't have to worry about your cell phone. If they can catch criminals like this I am all for it. If you are worried about them...
  7. Thread: Plumbers

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    Probably put rebar in the cores and full grout....

    Probably put rebar in the cores and full grout. By looking at the joints ( level and vertical) they obviously have lain a few blocks before this.
  8. Thread: What do YOU do?

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    When I repair something I always try to talk to...

    When I repair something I always try to talk to the person who made the original complaint. It usually doesn't take too long to judge his level or expertise. When I determine that he has experience...
  9. Thread: American Chopper

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    I hate to see them go. I didn't watch every...

    I hate to see them go. I didn't watch every episode but did enjoy the ones I watched. The shows had an appeal to all those who enjoy welding and metal work, as well as bikers.

    What always...
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    I also live in South Carolina and believe you can...

    I also live in South Carolina and believe you can attributed this to the weather. We have had quite a few days the last couple of months where the day temp was not that bad but it dipped low,...
  11. Just curious. What would you guys do to help...

    Just curious. What would you guys do to help unemployment, knowing everything you pick up is made in China ? I make it a habit now of looking at everything I buy to see where it is made. I want to...
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    __________________ When I hunt possums I don't...

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    When I hunt possums I don't take anything smaller than my Winchester model 70 375 HH Mag. I don't want to take any chances.
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    . I have killed several in my Quail pens. They...

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    I have killed several in my Quail pens. They know when they have a good chance of catching something that is living. People use to eat them around here where I live. But that was before Hardies...
  14. Thread: attempt 1

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    If it is not dead, it looks awful sick.

    If it is not dead, it looks awful sick.
  15. Thread: The Fire Dance

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    You can tell by the way they fit he was wearing...

    You can tell by the way they fit he was wearing his old mans pants :beat:
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    It looks like it was done by three Pro's. Good...

    It looks like it was done by three Pro's. Good work, and I hope your mother has a speedy recovery.
  17. Thread: out of ideas

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    73's to you OH3FCA I didn't know I was pushing...

    73's to you OH3FCA I didn't know I was pushing enough Watts to get to Finland : )

    Now to get back to the thread - I found this concerning blower motors. I didn't know they made them with a power...
  18. Thread: out of ideas

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    I see we have some things in common. I got my...

    I see we have some things in common. I got my first class ticket before I started in the ham radio. My father retired from the Navy and got his license and became a GE service station for mobile...
  19. Thread: out of ideas

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    Are you a Ham operator by any chance ? My call is...

    Are you a Ham operator by any chance ? My call is AA4CB. I am Extra Class, but lost interested in radio a long time ago - too many other interest and something had to go.
  20. Thread: out of ideas

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    When you have a lagging power factor as in the...

    When you have a lagging power factor as in the case of a large inductive load
    ( motors ) the power company will make you add capacitors to bring your power factor closer to unity. The capacitive...
  21. Thread: out of ideas

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    I am thinking they can. Where I once worked we...

    I am thinking they can. Where I once worked we had an electrolysis process that produced hydrogen. A large current ( 40,000 amps ) was used in the cell chain. 13,000 volts was stepped down to 150...
  22. Thread: out of ideas

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    This can be corrected by a filter. Usually a...

    This can be corrected by a filter. Usually a combination of capacitors and inductors tuned to the harmonics that are causing problems.
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    I don't see anything wrong with the...

    I don't see anything wrong with the Administration getting the money back - that is your money and my money. Why should the banks take this money and then pay the fat cats in banking industry a huge...
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    I would hate to meet that in a bar after I had...

    I would hate to meet that in a bar after I had had 10 or 12 beers and a pint of liq. You know, when a snaggled toothed blond with stringy hair looks just like Britney Spears.
  25. Thread: corn bread

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    Where are the collards and fatback ??

    Where are the collards and fatback ??
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    Sounds extreme I know, but it surprises me how...

    Sounds extreme I know, but it surprises me how many times locally they have a crime committed, and there is a picture or video of the perpetrator. Makes you wonder how many times you are videoed...
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    Just testing to see if I can post a picture, I...

    Just testing to see if I can post a picture,

    I can't seem to get the picutres right. This is my son his first year at the Citadel. It was his first time off campus and all he wanted to do was...
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    Testing - Lake Wylie

    Just tsting to see if I can post a picture,
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    Josh, One of the best text books on Electricity...

    Josh, One of the best text books on Electricity that I have found is Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity.

    It goes over ohms law so a beginner can understand. I don't know how much it cost...
  30. Thread: Stiffed

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    First of all : Always be suspect of preachers....

    First of all : Always be suspect of preachers. They will use their position to gain an unworthy trust. Not all of course, but enough to warrant close scrutiny on you part.

    In this situation you...
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    The part about being salaried and working...

    The part about being salaried and working maintenance sounds like it may be a bad proposition for you from one perspective but it may just be a way they make sure they have someone on call. They...
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    Fluke 1520. I like hand cranks just as well. ...

    Fluke 1520. I like hand cranks just as well. You don't have to worry about batteries and when there is a good short, you can actually feel it when you turn the crank :)
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    I carry a Kel Tec PF9 if I am just going to run...

    I carry a Kel Tec PF9 if I am just going to run uptown. If I go somewhere bad I carrry my Colt 45. And if I want to dress up I carry my Springfield Armory Fully Loaded 45 for formal wear.

    I have...
  34. Thread: This is F'ed up!

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    If it were me I would try to find out what the...

    If it were me I would try to find out what the problem was. I would go to my supervisor and tell him you would like to know why some of the guys got a bonus and you didn't. Ask him if he thought you...
  35. Thread: low voltage fuse

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    Originally Posted by 6010 Anybody that hasn't...

    Originally Posted by 6010
    Anybody that hasn't had a hard time with a control fuse blowing intermittently either hasn't been doing repair work very long, or has been extremely lucky. It can be...
  36. Thread: low voltage fuse

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    Anybody that hasn't had a hard time with a...

    Anybody that hasn't had a hard time with a control fuse blowing intermittently either hasn't been doing repair work very long, or has been extremely lucky. It can be anything from a solenoid hanging...
  37. Another thing to look at is the size of the...

    Another thing to look at is the size of the transformer feeding the house and how many houses are on it. A small flicker of the lights when the compressor starts up I would say would be normal....
  38. Thread: gun vs. snowball

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    If you listened to the news tonight you know his...

    If you listened to the news tonight you know his boss didn't side with him.
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    Would you hire an Old Man ?? I won't tell my wife...

    Would you hire an Old Man ?? I won't tell my wife I am going to the beach.:argue: :angel:
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    I think you can determine how well this...

    I think you can determine how well this particular meter will do by comparing it with the lowest cost Fluke model that has the on board circuitry for temperature measurement. I haven't tried to...
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    The Boss probably has a nice office up front with...

    The Boss probably has a nice office up front with clean air. He probably doesn't spend much time in the plant area because he is well aware of what is in the air. There is little risk to him compared...
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    If one piece breaks you have to redo the whole...

    If one piece breaks you have to redo the whole thing. :nopity:
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    I think it looks very neat. I can tell you take...

    I think it looks very neat. I can tell you take pride in your work. The only thing I see wrong is - the trees are not plumb :)
  44. Thread: Sigourney Weaver

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    I still like Mrs. Weaver's movie. The one where...

    I still like Mrs. Weaver's movie. The one where the monster got on the space ship and ate everybody up buy Mrs. Weaver. I especially like the scene where she got down to her green undies. :couch:
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    Just curious, do any manufactruers offer an...

    Just curious, do any manufactruers offer an upgraded models specifically for harsh enviornments ?? My sister in law manages some appartments at Myrtle Beach. I don't know what kind of heat pumps...
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    AMEN

    AMEN
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    It was stated that a breaker was acceptable as a...

    It was stated that a breaker was acceptable as a disconnect if it was line of sight and accessible. But the local inspector is the definitive answer in cases like this, at least where I live.

    I am...
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    I forget to add, it has been like this for as...

    I forget to add, it has been like this for as long as I have been doing electric work - at least 37 years. :eek2: I should also add the disconnecting means does not have to be in line of sight as...
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    A breaker can only qualify for the disconnecting...

    A breaker can only qualify for the disconnecting means as long as it is in sight for safety purposes, according to the NEC. Otherwise, you will need to mount a local disconnect. However, I suspect...
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    According to the National Electric Code the...

    According to the National Electric Code the disconnecting means must be within sight from and readily accessible from the air conditioning or refriteration equipment. (440.14) Also, it can be...
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