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  1. OK, thanks for pointing that out. The install is...

    OK, thanks for pointing that out. The install is still horribly unprofessional, IMO.
  2. I was out on a call at a medium-large chain...

    I was out on a call at a medium-large chain convenience store down here to fix a problem with the coax cabling to a satellite reciever. While I was in the back going up the ****ing tiny roof hole, I...
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    Not like the phone number that ends in "DEPOT"...

    Not like the phone number that ends in "DEPOT" and the square logo aren't dead giveaways.

    My favorite part was the little straw hat.
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    http://ohmygoditcant.be/wtfplenum.jpg The...

    http://ohmygoditcant.be/wtfplenum.jpg

    The image is pretty self-explanatory. Sorry about the quality, I got yelled at for even using my cameraphone in the store. And yes, the blower -is- running....
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    Yes, it's Second Life. I asked the person who...

    Yes, it's Second Life. I asked the person who created it, and he said he works for a Trane distributor and used the Trane logo because he had it laying around on his computer. He's working on an...
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    I omitted the big joke in the original post...

    I omitted the big joke in the original post because I was somewhat tipsy and knocked off my chair by seeing a Trane box in a game. There's a player character in there trying to use it to conceal his...
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    http://images.divefox.net/traneingame.jpg Any...

    http://images.divefox.net/traneingame.jpg

    Any of you guys do this?
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    Whomever installed that communications cabling is...

    Whomever installed that communications cabling is a hack in themselves. The cabling in the ceiling is not properly supported, not far enough away from the lighting, probably too close to the power...
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    At least you can tell when the filter is dirty.

    At least you can tell when the filter is dirty.
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    Next time you're up there, pee on the 110 blocks....

    Next time you're up there, pee on the 110 blocks. :) (The phone cabinet by your shoulder in the pic)
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    Is that a Comfortfaker gas-pack? I know someone...

    Is that a Comfortfaker gas-pack? I know someone that could use one of those. He needs the sheet metal to hold his Suburban together. :D
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    I'll fight you for it. :) Although I'd be...

    I'll fight you for it. :) Although I'd be recovering it into Ziploc bags.
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    What the... That looks like a reasonably new...

    What the...

    That looks like a reasonably new HP machine. Why were they replacing the Ethernet card?
  14. I should get the license plate "SPARKY". :) I...

    I should get the license plate "SPARKY". :)

    I never cheap out on electrical installs.

    What are you using 10ga wire for in low voltage installs?

    I usually run 12ga for general-purpose wall...
  15. I know I'm an electrician, and not a HVAC guy,...

    I know I'm an electrician, and not a HVAC guy, but it seems to me that RTUs would be more appropriate for a gymnasium install.

    Just my $0.02.
  16. I use Leviton contractor grade receptacles only. ...

    I use Leviton contractor grade receptacles only. If the receptacle doesn't weigh at least 5 ounces, it doesn't have enough metal in it to be worth it.

    What was the amperage being pulled through...
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    Wow. Just wow.

    Wow. Just wow.
  18. Hey, I have my cablemodem and router attached to...

    Hey, I have my cablemodem and router attached to the wall with about that many zip ties! It works fine for me! Although I'm sure it works better for networking equipment than HVAC equipment...
  19. E-Mail me, and I'll see if I can set up an...

    E-Mail me, and I'll see if I can set up an appointment with the HO to go in and look at it. He may ask you to get it back running again, so beware... ;)

    <forum username, without the...
  20. If you get Payson out to Dayton, I'm personally...

    If you get Payson out to Dayton, I'm personally hiring both of you to go by and do the changeout of a 40s gravity feed furnace on a friend's place. Just as long as you don't mind installing G****n...
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    I sold the car instead of recharging the aircon. ...

    I sold the car instead of recharging the aircon. I'm an electrician, not an HVAC tech!
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    Hey, Payson. If you need temporary hosting, I...

    Hey, Payson. If you need temporary hosting, I could give you some space on my divefox.net domain.
  23. I'm an electrician, but I'm still going to...

    I'm an electrician, but I'm still going to respond to that.

    It's called pride in one's work.

    Yes, I'm sure the capacitors installed by the Run Cap Bandit work as well as PaysonHVAC's. But...
  24. My electrical jobsite in Dayton got broke into...

    My electrical jobsite in Dayton got broke into once. The HO asked me to rig the place so if/when the burglar came back for the rest of the 8/3 copper wire that it'd trap him.

    Cut to 2 days later,...
  25. Shocking! ...

    Shocking! http://www.divefox.net/dfdn_backup/images/smiles/emot-monocle.gif

    Got what he deserved, at least!
  26. Five will get you ten that it'd get airmailed to...

    Five will get you ten that it'd get airmailed to the ground. http://divefox.net/dfdn_backup/images/smiles/emot-ninja.gif
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    What in the...?! I'm an -electrician- for...

    What in the...?! I'm an -electrician- for Christ's sake, and I can find stuff wrong with that. I guess codes inspections just aren't what they used to be, eh?
  28. Thread: Done by an

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    I'm in Dayton. Off Linden Avenue. If you have a...

    I'm in Dayton. Off Linden Avenue. If you have a laptop in your truck, drive around and look for the SSID of "SymbolAP".
  29. Thread: Done by an

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    Hey, the GDRTA is a very reliable transportation...

    Hey, the GDRTA is a very reliable transportation system for drunks and transients!
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    That category 5 wiring (telephone/datacomm)...

    That category 5 wiring (telephone/datacomm) wiring you pointed out is NOT going to function. Point out to whoever's responsible that that run needs to be redone. Wire-Nutting a UTP category 5 line...
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    That's a thought, if you caught them stealing a...

    That's a thought, if you caught them stealing a coil, in addition to the obvious theft charges for the coil/whatever, why wouldn't the police turn the name of the offender over to the EPA for...
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    Payson, that right there is why I want to drive a...

    Payson, that right there is why I want to drive a Crown Victoria. I went through all the NHTSA safety ratings, as well as the IIHS ratings, and I found the safest vehicle I could that's also fancy...
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    I'm going to toss a ladder rack and lightbar on...

    I'm going to toss a ladder rack and lightbar on top. Anything that won't fit inside goes in the trailer that I'm going to pull behind it when needed. :) I mainly do network cabling and consulting,...
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    That poor Nordyne! (Hey, can you get me the...

    That poor Nordyne!

    (Hey, can you get me the fan motor...? http://www.divefox.net/dfdn_backup/images/smiles/emot-ninja.gif)
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    The attic pics make my skin crawl. The rooftop...

    The attic pics make my skin crawl. The rooftop pics just make me go "what the ****".http://www.divefox.net/dfdn_backup/images/smiles/emot-monocle.gif

    And to our Scion-driving friend, you should...
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    Can't we all just get along? This site is...

    Can't we all just get along? This site is supposed to be a place to unwind, not to take personal jabs at each other. I'm an electrician with a working understanding of HVAC that comes here to laugh...
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    Yeah, pretty much. Anyone want to guess what...

    Yeah, pretty much. Anyone want to guess what it's worth for scrap iron?
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    I don't remember, I had about 6 of em out of the...

    I don't remember, I had about 6 of em out of the yellow pages out. The unit is still there, though, because the homeowner is a cheap bastard. If you'd like to go see this monstrosity, I can make...
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    Hey, did you ever come out to a house on Linden...

    Hey, did you ever come out to a house on Linden in Dayton to bid on replacing an old gravity-feed gas furnace in a house that had no walls / plumbing / whatever? I was electrician on that project,...
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    He probably doesn't want us to see that his van...

    He probably doesn't want us to see that his van really says "Pop-A-Lock Of Phoenix" on the side. :D

    (Sorry, Payson, I had to. Whenever I see a white Chevy fullsize van and can't see the sides, I...
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    Hey, Payson. A question for you. Why did you...

    Hey, Payson. A question for you.

    Why did you add to the comments written on the blower housing? Sure, the customer was a pain in the ass, but professionalism would dictate not defacing a...
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    What, being made in Mexico?

    What, being made in Mexico?
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    Fuggit, I'm not even formally HVAC trained and...

    Fuggit, I'm not even formally HVAC trained and I'D red tag that (cow byproduct). I can just hear em at the Home Inspection Company.

    "Hey, Dan, guess what, I inspected 10 houses today!" "Great! ...
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    Structural engineer says it's easier to sit it in...

    Structural engineer says it's easier to sit it in the corner. It will require removing most of the kitchen floor to get it out. Hammering on it with a ~12 pound sledge, and a medium-size air chisel...
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    I'm not concerned about warranty. I'm concerned...

    I'm not concerned about warranty. I'm concerned about 1091 ppm CO coming out of the furnace in the basement, winter coming on fast, and every contractor in the area bidding $6000 to replace the old...
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    OK, these offers almost tempt me. I'm a licensed...

    OK, these offers almost tempt me. I'm a licensed electrician, and it sounds damn tempting to put my own 20KiW electric heat-only furnace in. I've moved, and inherited a circa 1950s gas gravity...
  47. Thread: Termination

    by ink palion
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    Re: ink

    Missouri. I called Laclede Gas and asked, and they said that as long as it passes pressure tests, that they have no problem with it.
  48. Thread: Termination

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    Forgive me for being a clueless newbie, but...

    Forgive me for being a clueless newbie, but what's the big deal about what kind of pipe gas is run in? Steel, iron, copper, or PVC, what should it matter as long as the pipe can withstand the...
  49. Payson: About the QT cups: I was referring to the...

    Payson: About the QT cups: I was referring to the older thin-plastic 32 ounce Quart cups with the star-shaped bases. If they bounced around too hard in my cupholder they'd leak. I haven't lived...
  50. Hey, get the Double Quart in paper. No problems...

    Hey, get the Double Quart in paper. No problems there. The plastic Quart cups suck.

    They seem to be opening QuikTrips everywhere but Ohio right now... I miss them from Kansas City...
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