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    i just put rain gutters on my truck and my...

    i just put rain gutters on my truck and my brother all in one printer serves me well. Not that any of you jerks will care. Just sayin.
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    i have an fieldpiece that i use for everything....

    i have an fieldpiece that i use for everything. carry meter, amp clamp head and temp clamp in the meter case and have not gone back to the truck for the other meter in over a year.
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    not many people know this, but in the original...

    not many people know this, but in the original screen play of "Back to the Future", the time machine was actually made from a Dodge cargo van. However, when they got to the production phase, they...
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    it keeps the bird poop out!

    it keeps the bird poop out!
  5. Thread: What?

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    pics or it didn't happen

    pics or it didn't happen
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    a year ago i bought a small box truck. it has a...

    a year ago i bought a small box truck. it has a van cab, and a low-deck 12 foot box with a roll-up door. I put a mechanic's style top and bottom tool chest in it and shelves up both sides. I can...
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    The indoor outdoor unit

    this building was converted from a bank to a bar restaraunt a few years ago. Somebody put in a mini-split, and I guess they wanted to keep the condensing unit protected ( protected from what, i have...
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    my latest truck is a 1 ton chevy cab/cutaway box...

    my latest truck is a 1 ton chevy cab/cutaway box van. Single axle, low deck. body is only 4 inches wider than a standard van and it is just under 9 feet tall. Was looking at standard vans and found...
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    New Water Heater

    was at this house yesterday to work on the AC when i saw this in the basement, it was installed the day before. Power vented water heater was replaced with a natural draft water heater. This is not...
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    hope i don't get banned for this......

    How many potatoes does it take to kill and Irishman?
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    pitched for proper drainage

    pitched for proper drainage
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    here's the way i think the logic works. when you...

    here's the way i think the logic works. when you make your first choice, there are two goats and one car, you have no idea which is which so you are picking a door at random. one door is as car, one...
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    thanks brian, that explaination makes a lot more...

    thanks brian, that explaination makes a lot more sense. it is based on the probability of your first choice , not so much the swap.
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    i don't know where the 66% advantage came from, i...

    i don't know where the 66% advantage came from, i said 1 in 2 (50-50) if you switch. I believe that is what they said on the show as well. That being said, i just looked at the link above, and maybe...
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    the math can be hard to wrap your head around,...

    the math can be hard to wrap your head around, but it is better to switch doors after one is revealed. DLS is right, the mythbusters did an episode on this, and the results clearly support switching...
  16. Poll: the math is a little off there, but i hear what...

    the math is a little off there, but i hear what you are saying
  17. i agree with the above. looks like a loose...

    i agree with the above. looks like a loose connection burned up that plug. in a house that was just built, it should ALL be covered by the builder's warranty or the installing HVAC contractor's...
  18. the nice thing about owning your own business is...

    the nice thing about owning your own business is that you get to choose which 100 hours a week you want to work
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    that saves on maintenance, you never have to...

    that saves on maintenance, you never have to clean the condenser coil that way
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    "Hey, tell me if this sounds like a phone hanging...

    "Hey, tell me if this sounds like a phone hanging up"
  21. what make of furnace is it? some come with the...

    what make of furnace is it? some come with the bottom of the cabinet open and a piece can be installed to cover the opening that may look like it was factory installed. post a pic of the inside of...
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    never trust a fart

    never trust a fart
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    return air is not allowed in the kitchen....

    return air is not allowed in the kitchen. removing the return from the bonus room will only serve to make that room hotter. your best bet is probably to improve the insulation and air infiltration...
  24. Thread: Short cuts

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    Beer Can Cold

    when the mountains turn blue, your air conditioner is charged!
  25. Thread: LRA

    by samtheman
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    it's I before E except after C, there's more to...

    it's I before E except after C, there's more to it but that's the basic gist of it
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    according to site rules, we can't help you in...

    according to site rules, we can't help you in this forum. No DIY, it's in the rules and you are clearly a DIY'er
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    :gah: The Run Cap Bandit has moved east!!! ...

    :gah: The Run Cap Bandit has moved east!!! :gah:
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    what does it mean?

    what does it mean?
  29. that room has a higher load than the system was...

    that room has a higher load than the system was origanally designed for. Adding the return can help, but you will need more supply air as well if you want to achieve the desired results
  30. i used to have a window unit that did my bedroom...

    i used to have a window unit that did my bedroom in a house we just bought and I didn't get the central air installed yet. It did the bedroom just fine but had a small leak. i installed a tap-a-line...
  31. Thread: Icee pipe

    by samtheman
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    first off,

    check the air filter. if that isn't the problem, then call your pro out
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    there are cities where the weather isn"t all...

    there are cities where the weather isn"t all @#$%-ed up, but guys like us don't make any money in those cities
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    most importantly,

    you must find the reson the compressor needed replacement. Compressors are very well made and it is extrememly rare for a compressor to fail due to a manufacturing defect. It is almost always the...
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    sometimes it happens that when you are the new...

    sometimes it happens that when you are the new guy somewhere, the other guys don't want to teach you anything due to their own insecurities. But, that isn't the way it works here. Get you post count...
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    your dealer should be able to give you an ARI...

    your dealer should be able to give you an ARI rating for that set-up as they are made by the same manufacturer and should match-up ok. the problem is, if you are going to be putting this in your 400...
  36. if you have the space for a system in the attc,...

    if you have the space for a system in the attc, that is probably your best option. the single unit may cool the entire house but you will likely be happier with the operation of a ducted system. it...
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    best of luck randy, don't forget to come back and...

    best of luck randy, don't forget to come back and let us know how things are progressing, we will help all we can.
    ALso, you can post some pictures of your existing system and ductwork here and that...
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    you probably do not need to replace all of the...

    you probably do not need to replace all of the ductwork. Often, only additional ducts need to be added instead of tearing out everything and replacing it all. Your existing system can be tested to...
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    there is a reason your system isn"t keeping up. A...

    there is a reason your system isn"t keeping up. A good technician will be able to find that reason. That "reason", whatever it is, is the thing you need to correct. it may be the ductwork, it may be...
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    Going back to full time, west of Philly

    So it's time to get back into it. I became a single dad almost five years ago after losing my wife suddenly. Being a full time service tech and taking care of two kids on my own became a bit much to...
  41. 5 tons in a mobile home? are you certain the...

    5 tons in a mobile home? are you certain the problem isn't airflow?
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    i just read some of you older threads, it seems...

    i just read some of you older threads, it seems as though your ac equipment is getting toward the end of its life. If you were to replace these units with heat pumps you could be killing two birds...
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    a heat pump uses the refrigeration cycle to...

    a heat pump uses the refrigeration cycle to operate the exact oppostie way that an air conditioner does. An air conditioner removes heat from indoors and gives it off outdoors. a heat pump absorbs...
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    since you have air handlers, you must have...

    since you have air handlers, you must have ductworks in the home. have you considered using heat pumps to heat your house? Since you are going to be spending some money here and living with the...
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    i am guessing that you don't have air...

    i am guessing that you don't have air conditioning connected with this furnace. If it is heat only system then it is probably not wired to run the fan only.
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    I heard he did an amazing amount of coke in one...

    I heard he did an amazing amount of coke in one weekend. Apparently it was enough to kill two and a half men
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    if you had the cover removed from the coil it is...

    if you had the cover removed from the coil it is normal to see ice builing up after a short time. if it wasn"t frozen when you took the cover off then i wouldn't be too concernced asbout the ice you...
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    your opinions, please

    this one is an apartment re-furb. steam boiler abandoned in the building, heat pumps going in individual apartments. I will reserve my comments on the workmanship, but would like to hear what you all...
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    i prefer them on the return, if it leaks there is...

    i prefer them on the return, if it leaks there is less chance of water getting onto other components and causing further damage
  50. Thread: Poor flow

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    couldn't hurt to incresae the size of that run,...

    couldn't hurt to incresae the size of that run, but is the size of that duct the cause of the poor airflow? typically, a 7" duct will move about 50% more air than a 6" duct, but only if that air is...
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