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    All of this is true. I could probably build a...

    All of this is true.

    I could probably build a setup that is equal to or better than the Lansky that I have. That said, I doubt I could build a setup and have it fold down and fit into the small...
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    I did. They just press harder... Very...

    I did.

    They just press harder...


    Very frustrating. I am about ready to start grabbing my hunting knife when I cook. I know it is sharp.
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    I really don't track scrap prices. I base...

    I really don't track scrap prices. I base cashing out on available space. When my scrap pile exceeds available space, it's time to cash out.

    A bucket or two of brass casings, however, can be a...
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    I seriously doubt that a vacuim would damage any...

    I seriously doubt that a vacuim would damage any of them.
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    I had thought about something like that,actually....

    I had thought about something like that,actually.

    Interesting ideas. I think a metal detector would blow up at my range. Tens of thousands of .22 brass laying all over the place.


    Sometimes...
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    I can't have nice kitchen knives. I swear there...

    I can't have nice kitchen knives. I swear there is only one person in this house who knows what a cutting board is for... Everyone else cuts directly into the countertop... :gah::beat:
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    Been seeing a similar setup from DeWalt at the...

    Been seeing a similar setup from DeWalt at the Home Depot.

    I'm just about pissed because I bought a new 20v DeWalt drill and impact combo set and saw the same set with a heavy duty DeWalt type...
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    Catching Brass???

    Any good methods for catching brass for reloading while shooting an auto pistol?

    I managed to find all of the brass I shot this afternoon, but it turns into a fiasco, crawling around and...
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    I watched that demo shortly after posting my...

    I watched that demo shortly after posting my reply.

    The two-handed things just seems weird to me. Maybe that's because I'm so accustomed to using the Lansky...

    I can certainly see how that...
  10. It is a reasonably air-tight, very well insulated...

    It is a reasonably air-tight, very well insulated box.

    Use your imagination. A root cellar wouldn't be a bad idea. You might want to consider some air conditioning for that as humidity might...
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    I'm constantly amazed at how often customers are...

    I'm constantly amazed at how often customers are interested and amazed at the various strategies and tools that I use for moving heavy things.

    I think it's a lack of familiarity. They see a big,...
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    I have a Lansky that'll make a knife scary sharp....

    I have a Lansky that'll make a knife scary sharp.

    Not sure how this kit is significantly different than that.
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    Then they aren't an employee to continue to...

    Then they aren't an employee to continue to employ.

    I AM an employee. I have no desire to be a businessman. I'm a tech and a D**N good one. I bust my hump for my employer.

    If your employees...
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    A solid, reliable .357 that can usually be had fairly inexpensively.

    I love my...
  15. moved to tech to tech residential Good luck....

    moved to tech to tech residential


    Good luck. Intermittent problems like that can tax the best techs.
  16. Scored me a pretty badass piece this morning. ...

    Scored me a pretty badass piece this morning.

    It was a total and complete surprise to me.

    #winning

    539171


    That supplements the 100 rounds of .40S&W and 500 rounds of .22LR, reloading...
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    I really don't understand the reluctance to make...

    I really don't understand the reluctance to make a joint, then conceal it.

    I know how to braze and, once the joint has been properly tested, I have no concerns about it leaking at some future...
  18. The oil will degas after being at atmospheric...

    The oil will degas after being at atmospheric pressure for a while.

    I store it in an unsealed container so that it can degas.
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    With a pumpdown system, would it matter? ...

    With a pumpdown system, would it matter?



    yotaman, we see them all the time. Most of the newer stuff is overhead, but they ain't all new...
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    Just asking. Why would this application be all...

    Just asking.

    Why would this application be all that much different than running a lineset in an underfloor chase?

    I've seen those run for hundreds of feet under concrete.
  21. I collect it in whatever is available. Typically...

    I collect it in whatever is available. Typically aluminum foil baking pans. They're easy to bend and mold to what I need for draining oil.

    Then I transfer it to a 2 1/2 gallon jug that used to...
  22. Thread: R-416A

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    What do you mean by a 300 pound system? Is...

    What do you mean by a 300 pound system?

    Is this a system containing 300 pounds of refrigerant?

    I'd watch that micron gauge for a bit and see if and when it levels off. An initial rise isn't...
  23. Thread: TYPHOON

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    I've worked on a few Typhoons, but I've never...

    I've worked on a few Typhoons, but I've never seen one with an open drive compressor.


    Sweet.
  24. I think that there are a couple of shooting...

    I think that there are a couple of shooting related presents under the tree for dear old dad this year.

    The kids are giggling, the boxes look to be the the right size and they just won't let me...
  25. Found a local guy who has a waste oil heater. ...

    Found a local guy who has a waste oil heater.

    He was happy to get about 50 gallons of oil this past weekend. A mix of vacuum pump and compressor oil.
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    I actually hadn't ever thought of that. Since...

    I actually hadn't ever thought of that.

    Since I only use my manifold for charging and not for evacuation, I'm typically reinstalling the core, then immediately installing a manifold hose onto the...
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    I've forgotten my toolbag before and it was a...

    I've forgotten my toolbag before and it was a nightmare.

    Fortunately, I have enough "spares" to almost stock a whole new toolbag, so I'm usually good to go.
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    close the valves on the VCRTs, reinstall the...

    close the valves on the VCRTs, reinstall the cores, then connect gauges and charge.

    If you have to add a large amount of refrigerant, switch the steps up. Close VCRTs, connect gauges, charge and...
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    About the closest to a universal license that is...

    About the closest to a universal license that is required is the EPA certification for ozone depleting substances.

    Other than that, it's state-by-state and often, as Marc mentioned, township by...
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    Yep. I keep a candle stub in my puller box just...

    Yep. I keep a candle stub in my puller box just for that purpose.

    It doesn't often see service for that purpose, but it's there.

    I've also had fair luck just dousing the whole works with...
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    Figured this one out, although I'm not entirely...

    Figured this one out, although I'm not entirely sure it fits exactly.

    Was pulling a fan blade yesterday and the old shaft stuck up about 2 1/2 - 3" from the top of the hub.

    I don't use the...
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    a 3/8" cold chisel works well for this purpose as...

    a 3/8" cold chisel works well for this purpose as well.

    Pound it straight into the screw head, then angle it and hit it so that it turns the head.
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    Poll: The wife is a planner. All but a couple things...

    The wife is a planner.

    All but a couple things that I have to pick up are already bought, wrapped and hidden away.

    She's been shopping since October.

    Sometimes I swear this is her favorite...
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    Let's ask the stupid questions before we go...

    Let's ask the stupid questions before we go changing a compressor...

    How long does the breaker take to trip? Is it instantaneous or does it take a while?

    Are there any other electrical loads...
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    We use a similar system to that which you...

    We use a similar system to that which you describe in certain stores as a condensate removal system.

    I despise them.

    They are maintenance intensive, very prone to breakdown and very sensitive...
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    Well, if wireless isn't a feature that you want,...

    Well, if wireless isn't a feature that you want, then I'd avoid a device with it.

    Just more stuff to fail, IMO.


    I won't disagree that the DC are dead reliable manifolds, but the iManifold is...
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    Given the big player in the wireless market is...

    Given the big player in the wireless market is Imperial, I'd be looking for whatever they are doing in that realm.

    I'm actually sort of surprised that we don't have an iMicron out, yet...
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    Well, I hate to say it that way because,...

    Well, I hate to say it that way because, unfortunately, it casts part of the industry to which I've devoted a significant portion of my life and effort to in a bad light.
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    I hate to say it exactly this way, but... A...

    I hate to say it exactly this way, but...

    A company being "known" doesn't guarantee that they do things properly.

    A few questions you might want to ask a potential installer.

    Do you use...
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    Moved to AOP Residential. This is the proper...

    Moved to AOP Residential.

    This is the proper forum to ask those questions in. There are a lot of guys here who are very knowledgeable.


    The general consensus is that most equipment is roughly...
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    Poll: There were some really awesome projects there. ...

    There were some really awesome projects there.

    From what the teacher involved told me, there are three schools that basically swap 1st, 2nd and 3rd each year.

    Bigger schools from the area.
    ...
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    Poll: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1EHloBF4HYwQWxrU...

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1EHloBF4HYwQWxrUzRRbXVDMGc/view?usp=sharing

    Since either I'm not waiting patiently enough or the site doesn't want to deal with a 217 MB video file, I'm just...
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    Poll: Chain reaction competition was today. Trying...

    Chain reaction competition was today.

    Trying to upload the video for the kid's project, but I'm not sure what the site software will allow me to upload, size wise.

    If I can't I'll link to it on...
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  46. Thread was moved earlier this afternoon. Was...

    Thread was moved earlier this afternoon.

    Was originally posted in an open forum.

    It happens.
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    So, you're just balancing the casing on the...

    So, you're just balancing the casing on the sight?


    Hmmm. Never heard of that one. Thank you.
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    PA Open carry is legal UNTIL you get into a...

    PA

    Open carry is legal UNTIL you get into a vehicle, then a permit is required.

    Loaded gun in a vehicle requires a permit. Period.


    Just get the permit if you're gonna carry. It makes...
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    Not too worried about trigger control. I've been...

    Not too worried about trigger control. I've been shooting long enough that is second nature.

    My carry location is different and my holster is different. I'm working on the muscle memory to make...
  50. Thread: pMing

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