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    Not if there is an air gap. The problem with a...

    Not if there is an air gap. The problem with a double trap is the air lock between the traps. The only thing I've been told by a plumbing inspector is that the device being indirectly discharged into...
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    EPA card would prove a very basic understanding...

    EPA card would prove a very basic understanding of hvac refrigeration processes. Wouldn't help you with airflow, ducting, heat gains, etc, but it's something and it's only $100 at any supply house.
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    A basic GL policy is about $500/yr. with minimal...

    A basic GL policy is about $500/yr. with minimal income. If you're not charging for work the price for the policy shouldn't ever reset when they audit your receivables.
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    What he said. Other than that, awesome. Sheet...

    What he said. Other than that, awesome. Sheet metal looks great.

    PVC had me fooled too. I was trying to figure out wth you had done.
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    Low voltage- mechanical contractor Line...

    Low voltage- mechanical contractor
    Line voltage- electrical contractor...even on walk-ins
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    Code here in Florida and some localities pay more...

    Code here in Florida and some localities pay more attention than others. A contractor friend installs the locking caps before the inspector arrives and takes them off when he leaves. Says they're a...
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    Can't speak to either of those states... But in...

    Can't speak to either of those states... But in Florida he can shoot if he reasonably feels threatened. The suspects were still armed, so a threat was present, though not necessarily immediate.
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    We all know that positions of power corrupt, and...

    We all know that positions of power corrupt, and that despicable people are drawn to positions of power. There is no argument at all from me that governments all over the planet do terrible things to...
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    I understand the culture of poverty. But that...

    I understand the culture of poverty. But that doesn't link poverty with violence. As the scientists say, "correlation does not equal causation." If poverty were the reason for crime then I would...
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    I'm going to say something very controversial,...

    I'm going to say something very controversial, and some people will probably get upset.

    The amount of crime- gun crime, sexual crime, murder, robbery, etc. is directly proportionate to the...
  11. I would go find another job. You aren't a...

    I would go find another job. You aren't a greenhorn any more. You can apply with 5 years of experience.

    Go get another job, even if it requires relocating. Plenty of gigs out there.
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    My company manages several apartment complexes,...

    My company manages several apartment complexes, and many times the meter boxes are so full of dirt you know they haven't been read in years. But the bill comes every month. Not ERP read meters,...
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    It's a PITA at the scrap yard, but yeah, it's...

    It's a PITA at the scrap yard, but yeah, it's slowed them down. At my local scrap yard they want photo ID, proof of purchase for a new AC unit, photo of vehicle, then they mail the check. Plenty of...
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    Nest has great customer support and stand behind...

    Nest has great customer support and stand behind their product. Not my favorite, but if their device cooked your board they'll pay for it.

    That said, swapping wires around without fully...
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    That's a Dresser coupling...Personally hate them...

    That's a Dresser coupling...Personally hate them but whatever works.
  16. I'm thinking #6 would be better

    I'm thinking #6 would be better
  17. Most DUI police reports contain in the probable...

    Most DUI police reports contain in the probable cause statement the phrase "I detected the odor of alcoholic beverage". How did they detect it? Because you were talking. Stop talking.
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    Can't imagine there'd be much heat after they've...

    Can't imagine there'd be much heat after they've been slaughtered.

    I would think a goat would be similar to a human since they are basically similar in weight. A cow weighs, what, 1000 lbs? 5...
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    That's the stem of the T&P valve. The part that's...

    That's the stem of the T&P valve. The part that's supposed to be inside the tank. The T&P is installed backwards, with the discharge side attached to the tank nipple.
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    Incredible. Some people should not try to be...

    Incredible. Some people should not try to be "handy"
  21. I think they (law enforcement in general) are...

    I think they (law enforcement in general) are getting more aggressive and more adept at dodging the constitution. They are seemingly undeterred by laws, decency, or abhorrent behavior by their...
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    Another suggestion: Get on staff with an...

    Another suggestion: Get on staff with an apartment complex or commercial property maintenance group. You'll get plenty of exposure to HVAC work, but you may also end up working on appliances,...
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    Or a school bus with the top cut off?

    Or a school bus with the top cut off?
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    Three trucks full of immigrant labor loaded down...

    Three trucks full of immigrant labor loaded down with flex=multi-family. Apartments.
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    Evapco cooling tower not picking up heat

    Pressure drop... To determine if the hxe is clogged. Not temp. If that's a 12/18 psi drop you've got problems.
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