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    I have an Oregon non-residence permit because I...

    I have an Oregon non-residence permit because I live right on the boarder. The hardest part was just the waiting. They had such a rush on permit requests, that they were 3 month behind in paperwork.
  2. Well I used the weatherguard packrat in the large...

    Well I used the weatherguard packrat in the large version for several years when I was using pickups. I still have it and nothing is wrong with it. I have been very happy with all the weather guard...
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    I loved the story about the "Lazy Gun". LOL So...

    I loved the story about the "Lazy Gun". LOL So true.

    My Dad lives in Oregon where it is illegal to carry a loaded gun in the glove compartment, but that doesn't stop most people in the country...
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    I use a 5 gallon Fein shop vacuum. It isn't the...

    I use a 5 gallon Fein shop vacuum. It isn't the smallest, but it is the quietest, and has a great deal of suction. Also the hose is quite long, so I don't have to have the vacuum crowded around me....
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    You have a very nice, and despicably clean and...

    You have a very nice, and despicably clean and organized van. I'm not a doctor, but that might be the definition of OCD. LOL! One nut talking to another;) Ladder racks really do mess up mileage. It...
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    Maybe the prefab boxes I have seen around here...

    Maybe the prefab boxes I have seen around here are the really cheap ones, but I think that farm box is better insulated, which will decrease the operating cost in the long run. Also all of the prefab...
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    For the Transit Connect I would definitely go...

    For the Transit Connect I would definitely go with the Katerack. A friend of mine has his van set up that way, and it is very slick. I like it so much that I made up something similar for my Ram C/V...
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    Thank you for the link. That has given me the...

    Thank you for the link. That has given me the idea of how to fix my little problem.

    I love the double wall and staggering the studs.

    Does the foam spray on insulation eliminate the vapor...
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    I think this is right in line with the thread and...

    I think this is right in line with the thread and I would like to learn more and the answer. Let the fun begin.
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    Pictures to help

    Here is a couple of pictures to help with what I am talking about. I did notice that the other wall in the cooler has ice too. They didn't tell me this.559111559121559131
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    To answer some questions here. We didn't use a...

    To answer some questions here.

    We didn't use a pre-made box due to look and sizing restrictions in the small store.

    The walk-in cooler has 2 walls that are against the outside cinder block...
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    I will be honest I don't know if they did. I...

    I will be honest I don't know if they did. I wasn't there to see the box actually built. Would a vapor barrier go on the outside or inside? I would assume outside, but I would like to verify.
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    Freezer box re-do?

    5-1/2 years ago a customer of mine has his convenience store caught on fire which prompted a major remodel that was way over due. We completely re-did the walk-in coolers with a beer cave, and added...
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    Actually it is a Ram C/V cargo. You can get it...

    Actually it is a Ram C/V cargo. You can get it with the windows in it or not. I chose the windows and had the signs perforated so I can still see out them. I comes without any seats, and a solid flat...
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    Actually the thing is a little hot rod. It has...

    Actually the thing is a little hot rod. It has more get and go then my v10 did in my other van. I have to be careful not to burn rubber from a stop.
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    Everyone has to be a critic. LOL!!! Spares are in...

    Everyone has to be a critic. LOL!!! Spares are in the center.
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    My little burro

    Now that I know how to add pictures I'll add my little van set up.
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  18. Thread: Work boot

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    I have had problems with finding good boots too,...

    I have had problems with finding good boots too, especially since I have an extra wide foot. I ended up trying Belleville 700V. They are American made military boots with a gortex liner. I put a...
  19. When I was a young teenager we moved to a house...

    When I was a young teenager we moved to a house that was hidden behind a bunch of houses in town. It was a house you had to hunt to find. I was home alone and had a knock at the front door. It was...
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    Most of the time a carry a pelican 1090 case,...

    Most of the time a carry a pelican 1090 case, everyone assumes is a laptop. Notice my avatar, picture was actually shot in the seat of my truck.517631
    In training. I can present my weapon and place...
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    That's a great idea with the tool bag. I used to...

    That's a great idea with the tool bag. I used to use that very bag. Now I have an open Veto bag, so I'm not sure how I could do that, but I will think about it.
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    I admit on the job I don't carry for a couple of...

    I admit on the job I don't carry for a couple of reasons. I am pretty lucky with my clientele and have never felt threaten. The main reason I don't carry is because working conditions can get a...
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    Glady just as soon as I'm done.

    Glady just as soon as I'm done.
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    I think the idea of setting up a smaller van is...

    I think the idea of setting up a smaller van is great. This is actually what I am in the process of doing right now. I hope to be up and running in the next week or so. Unfortunately this is the...
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    A couple of people asked about the white wire...

    A couple of people asked about the white wire coming out of the control compartment. That is actually a cover for the ambient switch for the 2 speed condenser fan. This is also aka Amana/Goodman...
  26. Thread: Turbo torch

    by Baloo2327
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    To be honest I don't know. What ever came in the...

    To be honest I don't know. What ever came in the kit. It seems to work.
  27. Thread: Turbo torch

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    I'm just using the standard tip. I just keep it...

    I'm just using the standard tip. I just keep it moving, and have the pressure turned up.
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    Yes, but that doesn't mean that you can't screw...

    Yes, but that doesn't mean that you can't screw them up. As with any skill, practice, and more practice. Remember, if everything was idiot proof, there would be no need for Skilled Craftsmen.
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    I haven't worried about the operating costs, I...

    I haven't worried about the operating costs, I just wanted the simple ease of only carrying 1 bottle around. I have a brand new Oxy Acct system that has been sitting in my shop now for a couple of...
  30. Thread: Turbo torch

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    I've been using a turbo torch now for 18 years. I...

    I've been using a turbo torch now for 18 years. I am on my second one, and wouldn't think of using anything else.
  31. Thread: Soot vacs?

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    I'm not familiar with a soot vac, so I don't know...

    I'm not familiar with a soot vac, so I don't know what makes them so special, but I do think a good vacuum is one of the most important tools to have. I use my on almost all my calls. I use a Fein...
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    Well I got my Panasonic Tough Book computer now,...

    Well I got my Panasonic Tough Book computer now, and it is all set. I have it hooked to an old HP printer we had that wasn't compatible with the new Windows 7, and so far so good, but it is suppose...
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    I think I am missing something here. The long...

    I think I am missing something here. The long times to get down to 500 microns, are they on system repairs on existing system. i.e. replacing a compressor, or reversing valve. Or are you guys talking...
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    I should clarify that the old paper forms are...

    I should clarify that the old paper forms are carbonless so I leave the original with the customer and file the copy at the office. The computer is the copy for on the road.
    I do mainly residential,...
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    I still have the old paper forms for backup. Yes...

    I still have the old paper forms for backup. Yes I print a copy for the customer, and one for myself to file away. I like to have hard copies of everything. I love the convenience of the computer,...
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    Thanks for replying. My son has an old HP...

    Thanks for replying. My son has an old HP printer, but isn't compatible with windows 7, but my new computer has XP Pro, so I might give it a shot. I'm not impressed with the Brother.
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    Printers in van?

    I've finally come to the 21st century, and given into using a computer for scheduling, invoicing, and keeping track of everything. I already found out a cheap Acer laptop doesn't hold up to everyday...
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    I carry a Surefire E2L Outdoorsman every day. I...

    I carry a Surefire E2L Outdoorsman every day. I would be lost without it. It has a low and high setting which I find perfect, and a clip so I can attach it to my hat. What surprised me, was their...
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    Looks good. I'm not familiar with the Rheem...

    Looks good. I'm not familiar with the Rheem units, but it looks like the condensate drain is hooked up in the wrong place. Looks like there is 2 access points below it for in the horizontal position....
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    To the OP, I am surprised you were able to get...

    To the OP, I am surprised you were able to get the ducts that clean with a Roto Brush. I paid stupid tax on one for a 4 year lease, that after many attempts, and improvements to the machine, I...
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    I get a call 3 weeks ago of no heat. I find a...

    I get a call 3 weeks ago of no heat. I find a furnace that hasn't worked in 2 years, (tenants have been getting by with electric space heaters) and in desperate need of being changed out. I get the...
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    I personally use the CLC, and have had extremely...

    I personally use the CLC, and have had extremely good luck with mine. My first one lasted about 6-7 years, and just now replaced it with a new one. The only reason I replaced it was because it was so...
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    Excuse me for caring.

    Excuse me for caring.
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    [QUOTE=Home&Marine;10501502]The OP is wanting to...

    [QUOTE=Home&Marine;10501502]The OP is wanting to bend a 180 degree bend. (That's a "u".) I also have the Yellow Jacket Bender but to my knowledge it will not bend a 180. ;)


    LOL! I know what...
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    I too recommend the Yellow Jacket ratcheting...

    I too recommend the Yellow Jacket ratcheting bender. I'd be lost without mine.
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    [QUOTE=Jack8080;10485392]Well I never said i'm...

    [QUOTE=Jack8080;10485392]Well I never said i'm trying this on my own. I'm actually attending school for hvac right now. My current professor is not being very helpful .....


    Is the school you are...
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    The interesting is the variety of places you...

    The interesting is the variety of places you work. From the cockroach invested shack where you where a hooded coat so when the fall of the ceiling on you they don't go down your collar, to people who...
  48. Book coming, lol! I got into this industry just...

    Book coming, lol! I got into this industry just out of high school knowing I needed to learn a skill, and I couldn't see myself busting knuckles on cars, and I didn't think I could handle staying...
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    I would definitely go with a 90 plus. I've...

    I would definitely go with a 90 plus. I've installed Amana before it was bought out, Armstrong, Trane, then Amana/Goodman, and now I've settled on Armstrong because of the Supplier, and have been...
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    I had the same thing happen years ago, except...

    I had the same thing happen years ago, except they were only boarding the dogs for a friend. Only took 3 months. Had another problem with cats on another unit. HO had to get very creative with the...
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