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  1. Thread: Advice Needed

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    Go to rses.org then 'online store' then 'RSES...

    Go to rses.org then 'online store' then 'RSES training' then 'SAM'. The big green binders in the picture ended several years ago - I believe due to cost of production.
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    How about radiant (either electric or hydronic)...

    How about radiant (either electric or hydronic) above dewpoint and properly sealed for FDA rating?
  3. There is one of these...

    There is one of these http://www.batteriesplus.com/ in the area near me. They have given a price to rebuild batteries about 1/2 of buying new.
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    What are the heat and cool loads? Where is the...

    What are the heat and cool loads? Where is the job located? Why an RTU? Can you use 2 or 3 VS furnaces with 2 stage condensing units and zoning? You can order RTUs with VFDs for the blower fans.
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    Check out RSES for classes:...

    Check out RSES for classes: http://www.rses.org/chapterassociationlocatorchaptersandassociations.aspx?StateCode=WI
    Also check to see if there are monthly chapter meetings near you - speakers and...
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    This looks very similar to hotel PTACs from my...

    This looks very similar to hotel PTACs from my past (shiver). The sleeve may have a base built in; otherwise set the sleeve high enough to clear any baseboard inside or line up nicely with the...
  7. What kind of valves are you using? Are these...

    What kind of valves are you using? Are these valves fast or slow operating? Are you able to use a slow operating valve (like a Honeywell zone valve) on the problem units to reduce the water hammer?...
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    Isn't the crane supposed to have limit switches...

    Isn't the crane supposed to have limit switches that block the boom from moving at all unless the outriggers are fully extended and the whole unit is level?
  9. Consider a boiler system control that uses...

    Consider a boiler system control that uses outdoor air reset and runs the system pump continuously when OAT drops blow a setpoint of say 40 degF. A Tekmar 256 or 260 would work well.
  10. Thread: pneumatics

    by stevelmn
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    Another reason: If a space is overheating for no...

    Another reason: If a space is overheating for no obvious reason, the system is trying to tell you "Something is wrong with me!". (We fail to the heat side here.)
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    Speakers can be very enlightening, food is good...

    Speakers can be very enlightening, food is good and contacts are very valuable. I am a past officer and a current instructor - I definitely recommend going!
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    If you get to Rochester, NY try a Garbage Plate...

    If you get to Rochester, NY try a Garbage Plate at Nick Tahou Hots (http://www.garbageplate.com/). I like mine with mustard - it's just good basic food.
  13. Bitzer PT app, Weather Channel, Converter+ for...

    Bitzer PT app, Weather Channel, Converter+ for iPhone and sudoku.
    iBooks is great for manuals and PDFs
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    Go to...

    Go to http://www.scotsman-ice.com/?xhtml=xhtml/sct/us/en/general/manualdownloads.html and choose your model number to download the service guide.
  15. Be careful what you watch - truth is stranger...

    Be careful what you watch - truth is stranger than fiction...

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/porn_watching_ohio_trucker_jailed_Srz8JAIYuCQ7BT0ZMt0yXM

    I use the Motorola H390 - inexpensive...
  16. Thread: apps

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    I also recommend the Bitzer PT chart. Fanfare...

    I also recommend the Bitzer PT chart. Fanfare Lite is a ductulator app. nH2O is a steam table app. Converter version 2.1 is very comprehensive.
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    Is it a new exchanger with warranty and a nice...

    Is it a new exchanger with warranty and a nice neat hole? Or is it 16 years old and the hole was made with light pressure on the tube from 1 finger on the first bend after the burners? Either way -...
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    The company I used to work for got bought by...

    The company I used to work for got bought by Lennox NAS. It always seemed to be a race to the bottom...
  19. Thread: Cats

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    This is Jasmine...

    This is Jasmine...
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    You need to have proper humidity control for a...

    You need to have proper humidity control for a library so the books will won't start growing mold. Mold and mildew will kill a book faster than anything. If you have rare books or archive areas,...
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    Look for a program that is labeled Mechanical...

    Look for a program that is labeled Mechanical Engineering Technology - these programs may be more hands on and not so math intensive. What about taking some AutoCad classes and looking into an HVAC...
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    Bordering on too busy... Harry Potter or...

    Bordering on too busy...


    Harry Potter or Twilight?
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    I have a wife and a cat - that's enough!

    I have a wife and a cat - that's enough!
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    Will you be doing pneumatic control work and this...

    Will you be doing pneumatic control work and this is a pump bulb and 0-20 PSI gauge to test actuators?
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    Lunch is a very important part of the work day. ...

    Lunch is a very important part of the work day.

    Any time a machine breaks it just wants some love and attention.
  26. Thread: Tax refund

    by stevelmn
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    My wife mentioned seeing something on the news...

    My wife mentioned seeing something on the news saying it cost approximately $42 million to do that mailing (which we got too). Of course there could be another completely separate discussion on the...
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    Verklempt: also used by Linda Richman - a Mike...

    Verklempt: also used by Linda Richman - a Mike Myers character on SNL when he was there.
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    I have a BS in Travel & Tourism Management and...

    I have a BS in Travel & Tourism Management and now work at my alma mater as a Group Leader in the Engineering Dept. running and maintaining the HVACR. There was absolutely no money in hotels unless...
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    I like the fingerless glove/mittens. These...

    I like the fingerless glove/mittens. These are not exactly what I have but you get the idea. And not too expensive either.
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    Try this...

    Try this for right angle work.
  31. Thread: Great Quotes!

    by stevelmn
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    Words to live by:

    1. It pays to know who your friends are.

    2. Lunch is a very important part of the workday.
  32. What about converting the car's air conditioning...

    What about converting the car's air conditioning system to a chiller to lower water temp. for use with a standard water cooled intercooler?
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    I drove 24k last year in company van. I will...

    I drove 24k last year in company van. I will drive 1800 commuting to the new job - I can deal with that quite nicely!
  34. Thread: Motorcycles

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    I would have to win the lotto and say to the wife...

    I would have to win the lotto and say to the wife when she got home "Guess what I bought today?" Nothing too gonzo - maybe a CB750F. A friend at work has 05 Road King that looks really nice...
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    20 years on 9/19

    20 years on 9/19
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    How about these? http://www.utilikilts.com/

    How about these?
    http://www.utilikilts.com/
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    It can be very helpful if you have someone that...

    It can be very helpful if you have someone that has taken the test before to help you study. Do you have many people in your locoal chapter with their CM? And don't be upset if you don't get it the...
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    I will admit to having my HP#7 on pre-order since...

    I will admit to having my HP#7 on pre-order since Feb. 2 - I can hardly wait!!
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    If I am going to be on the roof long enough to...

    If I am going to be on the roof long enough to sit that usually means I need more than just the tools. Use a 5 gallon bucket with this
  40. Thread: Grinder

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    I use mine with a cutoff wheel as needed. I also...

    I use mine with a cutoff wheel as needed. I also use something like this when you dont need the full power of a regular grinding wheel.
  41. Thread: Pets

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    Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

    I'll post it...

    The real trick will be getting him to read it...
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    Hello Joe! Hotel mainteance worked well for...

    Hello Joe!

    Hotel mainteance worked well for me. I learned in college (getting a hotel management degree) that I really preferred dealling with equipment for the better part of my day instead of...
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    I personally have had good luck with the Fluke...

    I personally have had good luck with the Fluke 80PK-8. I have seen the newest versions that have a spring for strain relief at clamp - mine is older and is sometimes tempermental but generally good.
  44. Thread: Memphis...

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    I was in Memphis a year ago. The Rum Boogie Cafe...

    I was in Memphis a year ago. The Rum Boogie Cafe was good and Rendezvous BBQ was even better. I didn't have time to meet up with him but Hvac Hero is in a Memphis suburb.
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    ZZ Top & Dire Straights I also liked Pop Up...

    ZZ Top & Dire Straights
    I also liked Pop Up Video on VH1 - back when they actually played music.
    There hasn't been any worthwhile pop music since sometime in 1989.
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    My wife has developed a sixth sense that will...

    My wife has developed a sixth sense that will make her wake full up and move out of the way at the speed of light the instant before my flying left foot contacts her kneecap. I then get a healthy...
  47. Thread: Gas piping

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    Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of CSST to...

    Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of CSST to tack it to the outside when it was TRULY INTENDED for snaking through the interior walls of old houses? A bit expesive for this nonsense, too...
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    Mowing the lawn. My generous neighbor with the...

    Mowing the lawn. My generous neighbor with the plow truck does my driveway for free so I only shovel the sidewalk. I can live with that...
  49. Thread: RSES journal.

    by stevelmn
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    Shophound:

    Check out Engineered Systems magazine. They have a lot in the central plant/campus systems area.

    http://www.esmagazine.com/
  50. Thread: Shift work

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    Are you considering straight B or C shift or are...

    Are you considering straight B or C shift or are you going to do trick shift? I did 3-A and 2-C per week while working hotel maintenance and it really kicked my butt after a while. But that is me...
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