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    Sounds like you work for an unreasonable...

    Sounds like you work for an unreasonable employer. But with jobs being so hard to get...
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    You might be right... what I was thinking was...

    You might be right... what I was thinking was that IF it would work okay, then the manufacturers of contactors would be using shorter coils and saving $0.001 worth of copper. That they aren't was a...
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    Henry Barclay, one of my instructors when I went...

    Henry Barclay, one of my instructors when I went to PTEC, who used to work at a big university (in the HVAC department). Their PM called for new contactors every year.

    And, yes, I know that they...
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    If the question is still at what ohm reading to...

    If the question is still at what ohm reading to replace, there's at least one experienced instructor who says replace every year at the annual inspection.
    Thus, if it isn't close to the reading of...
  5. Thread: AH coils

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    I've read a little about that Chinese drywall and...

    I've read a little about that Chinese drywall and talked to a friend of mine who helped demo some out of a commercial building. It's nasty stuff!! I wouldn't, personally, work around it if I knew...
  6. Yeah, you're right... that has to have been what...

    Yeah, you're right... that has to have been what he meant. I saw the "but system under vacuum" and didn't mentally change it to "put system under vacuum". When I do that, it's obvious--as it was...
  7. As said, you need to know subcool, superheat, AND...

    As said, you need to know subcool, superheat, AND those pressures.

    However, I'd not braze a lineset with a vacuum on it because the vacuum would be trying to suck some braze into the lineset. And...
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    I like it!!! I just got a line on a 4 ton...

    I like it!!!
    I just got a line on a 4 ton condensing unit, working condition, Carrier R-22. I'm going to look at it tomorrow. $. Wondering hot to best match up an inside unit AND wondering if I...
  9. Thread: Cornbread

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    Here's another three recipes, ingredients only. ...

    Here's another three recipes, ingredients only. The third one is kind of a combo of the first two and comes out quite well also. The first two I got online somewhere or another and the third one I...
  10. Thread: Cornbread

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    I've tried it (cast iron skillet), a number of...

    I've tried it (cast iron skillet), a number of times, and even have tried the OnTheGrillRadio recipe by Dominic, formerly Tony Fatso, where you put the batter in an hot, oiled cast iron skillet and...
  11. Thread: Cornbread

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    A good scratch cornbread recipe: I can get this...

    A good scratch cornbread recipe:
    I can get this mixed up and in the oven in about 3-4 minutes... and that includes washing the mixing bowl.

    Start preheating your oven to 350 - 375.

    Grease a...
  12. Thread: hats

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    Is that the FDR or Crusher? Or another?

    Is that the FDR or Crusher? Or another?
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    That's a great list, Stonewallred!! I like every...

    That's a great list, Stonewallred!! I like every one of 'em!
    Keith
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    Uhhhhh, English might not be his first language,...

    Uhhhhh, English might not be his first language, Timebuilder...

    "Esperanza" = Spanish for "hope".

    "Esperar" = Spanish for "to hope" (infinitive form).

    "Desesperado" = Spanish for "without...
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    Texas is a good place to live. It's not as nice...

    Texas is a good place to live. It's not as nice as Florida, which is why I left Texas long ago, but it's not bad at all. The Sherman / Dennison area's gorgeous, and there's some nice lake-type...
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    Not quite. I'm also a CPA in my 50's, and I'm...

    Not quite. I'm also a CPA in my 50's, and I'm going to be doing HVAC in the Summer, when it's in high demand. One way or another. Partly because Summers are slow. Partly because the economy has...
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    Anyone that thinks this should read *Shop Class...

    Anyone that thinks this should read *Shop Class As Soulcraft*

    White collar jobs are being outsourced overseas almost daily. If it can go through a wire, it can be outsourced. There are even...
  18. Available to work in St Pete / Tampa Bay area

    I'm available to work part-time or full-time in the Summer.

    I'm also available for ride-alongs when someone needs help.

    Graduated from PTEC with Tech 1 certificate
    NATE certification:...
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    +1 If it's going to hold 125-150 psi, then it's...

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    If it's going to hold 125-150 psi, then it's going to hold 250 psi 99.99 % of the time. :.02:

    Now just like some experienced soldier somewhere knows of a situation where someone was shot with...
  20. Just got one of these from HD that had been...

    Just got one of these from HD that had been opened--someone stole the tips. I only paid 219.95 so I can afford tips. We'll see how it does.
  21. Upgraded in December to a touch screen and went...

    Upgraded in December to a touch screen and went back to a go-phone with the sim card from the regular phone in it. The go-phones are only about 20 bucks, and if they break they are easily replaced. ...
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    Tilley T2 is the best for all-around working...

    Tilley T2 is the best for all-around working outside. Mine is about 15 years old and looks every bit of its age; therefore, it's for wear only at home now... I gotta buy another one. I have the...
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    I have 5 pairs of Red Wings. Two pair are the...

    I have 5 pairs of Red Wings. Two pair are the Chinese-made ones, and they're holding up better than one pair of the USA-made ones. One pair is low-top basic black, and they double for dress shoes...
  24. Thread: METAPHORS

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    :payattention::grin2: I've been to two goat...

    :payattention::grin2:

    I've been to two goat ropings and a county fair and ain't seen one that good.
  25. As several folks have noted, this has been a hot...

    As several folks have noted, this has been a hot summer for all y'all in Texas. But, even though the weather is hot and the unit began cycling again in the late evening, and you had it serviced in...
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    ::DD: I love it! That's funny all the way...

    ::DD:
    I love it! That's funny all the way across the country 3 time zones!!!
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    I think I'd be worried about the lines flexing...

    I think I'd be worried about the lines flexing enough to eventually break. Still, there's an idea there somewhere... maybe seal the bottom with great stuff and pour it full of concrete up almost to...
  28. I first met Charlie Crist at a gun show, and I've...

    I first met Charlie Crist at a gun show, and I've liked him ever since. He may not be conservative enuff for the far right, but he's conservative enough for me. He's going to get my vote.
  29. Arizona's done it now! News from Pakistan...

    This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan , the Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if Arizona 's Immigration Law is not repealed, Taliban authorities...
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    Yes, and the old adage is that if you want to...

    Yes, and the old adage is that if you want to encourage something, then you subsidize it; if you want to discourage something, then you tax it. Tax productivity and subsidize laziness and you get: ...
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    Nope, it was a legislated thing. Here in...

    Nope, it was a legislated thing. Here in America, we believe that home ownership is part of the American Dream. That's a little old fashioned and out of touch with the disposable society and gen x,...
  32. So what's wrong with flex duct? 6-60 feet right?...

    So what's wrong with flex duct? 6-60 feet right? Only holds 8 pounds of dirt per run, drops CFM to make the system quieter, and is quicker to install to save the homeowner money.



    :couchhide:...
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    The one that gets carried around the most is the...

    The one that gets carried around the most is the Spyderco Native IV, the newer one with the flat ground blade and the carbon fiber handles. I have half a dozen Spydies (including an original...
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    :ditto: In the case of GM I ***totally*** agree....

    :ditto:
    In the case of GM I ***totally*** agree. Especially since I had some GM stock, luckily only about 30 shares. A real Chapter 11 would left me with some hope of the stock being worth...
  35. I know that our instructor has mentioned numerous...

    I know that our instructor has mentioned numerous times that when a system is opened up for maintenance, an additional filter should be soldered in place to trap any contaminants. That's on R22...
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    That's okay. I was going to PM you with more...

    That's okay. I was going to PM you with more info, but I still need to apply for that... probably next week. Suffice it to say that I am self-employed in a profession that never makes much money in...
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    ????????????????????????? Now I'm feelin'...

    ?????????????????????????

    Now I'm feelin' plumb insulted!!! The last time I worked for the government was the last day I was in the military--and that's a looooon time ago.

    Keith
  38. Thanks for the video. It was very...

    Thanks for the video. It was very instructional!!!
  39. Thread: Ouch!

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    We got to see the core removal tool in class...

    We got to see the core removal tool in class yesterday and play around with it. For less than 50 bucks apiece, I think I'll have several when I'm out in the field someday.

    Thanks for the pics...
  40. Frank Sinatra parody: Strangers On My Flight

    This one should be playing in airports everywhere:

    http://www.animatronics.org/strangers/strangers.htm

    :couchhide:
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    That's not fair! There are better looking...

    That's not fair! There are better looking Democrat women out there, like...
    hmmm...
    uhh...
    let's see...
    that movie star, uh, Barbara... nah...
    well, there's.... unh unh...

    Dang! I know...
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    You're both right... we've been robbed because of...

    You're both right... we've been robbed because of the bailouts and stupid misspending. However, the figures aren't being manipulated. They are giving it their best shot:

    Here's a news release on...
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    It's not really doubletalk... although it seems that way at times...

    First, what I've been tempted to pinstripe/letter on the back window of my Jeep:

    What's shovel-ready ain't jobs.

    I think that says a lot about where we stand. Nevertheless, having done a...
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    Super luck!!!!

    Super luck!!!!
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    Turkey chili is also good--bout what you did...

    Turkey chili is also good--bout what you did there but with turkey. Thanks for sharing! (When I've made turkey chili, it came out red due to the use of chili powder... think I'll try this one to...
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    That looks good! I'll give it a try; THANKS!!!

    That looks good! I'll give it a try; THANKS!!!
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    Yes, indeed, and I for you guys... y'all have one...

    Yes, indeed, and I for you guys... y'all have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. But we'll all make it somehow--our parents and grandparents survived the Great Depression. We can...
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    Things are just going to get worse in...

    Things are just going to get worse in Florida--what with 44.7 percent of homeowners being "underwater" with their mortgages. There are going to be a lot of people walk away from their homes in the...
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    Nice neat solder joints, Chris. :pileon:

    Nice neat solder joints, Chris. :pileon:
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    Y'all ain't no fun! No one even mentioned JB...

    Y'all ain't no fun! No one even mentioned JB Weld. :)
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