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    What do you think they used before PVC? Wood? It...

    What do you think they used before PVC? Wood? It doesn't make the water red. There is some rust sediment, but very little. A lot of residential homes have black iron well piping.
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    I'm pretty sure the reason they are on there...

    I'm pretty sure the reason they are on there installed is for well piping. There are a lot of wells that are ran with just black iron steel. What they do is put the pump on one side, send the pipe...
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    The name for them that we've always used is black...

    The name for them that we've always used is black malleable merchant coupling. The other guys are right. The reason they should not be used is because they don't taper in the center and they have a...
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    I wouldn't worry about the neighbor. He can still...

    I wouldn't worry about the neighbor. He can still put it on craigslist and get good money out of it. Slightly used AC unit...
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    Incompetence doesn't discriminate against age....

    Incompetence doesn't discriminate against age. From 15 to 50...its all across the board. It definitely looks like more than just soot from brazing without nitrogen. Its going to take cutting out all...
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    If you want to save money on Schrader caps and...

    If you want to save money on Schrader caps and valve cores, try to get the installers to save them. Usually there's a couple of extra caps and valve cores on an install.
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    There are a lot of residential condensers that...

    There are a lot of residential condensers that have a built in time delay. It could be a little 2"x2" square board or a 2"x2" black box. But the main thing is to inform the customer why there is a...
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    Its worth it to run a sawsall down the steal...

    Its worth it to run a sawsall down the steal plates. But then again, it can be a task and blades aren't cheap. But what I've heard, is you can take a torch (I don't know the name of it) its a wand...
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    Pneumatic Cylinder Question

    I've heard of sheet metal shops running automatic nippers or corner notchers and I'm getting ready to build a new table for running duct work. It will be approximately 3' x 20' with a lock former in...
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    With running 5/16th on the liquid line instead of...

    With running 5/16th on the liquid line instead of 3/8th there will be a higher head pressure. By under sizing the liquid line you would think the extended head pressure would hurt a compressor some.
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    What's wrong with Sporlan? You know that a lot of...

    What's wrong with Sporlan? You know that a lot of the equipment manufacturers use Sporlan parts.
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    Efficiency Standards Settlement

    Did anyone else read this? I'm assuming this just means we are putting off the changes for another year.

    "The terms of the settlement would vacate the current non-weatherized gas furnace and...
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    I just got to work in the morning and the boss...

    I just got to work in the morning and the boss says to go out and install a system that a guy bought. He said to bring an empty reclaim tank because it has a dead compressor. So I jumped in the van,...
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    I would not go with a cheap meter from a do it...

    I would not go with a cheap meter from a do it yourself store. Your back up needs to be just as reliable as the one you use. And I also would not buy a meter off of flea bay because there is a safety...
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    Hands down midwest. They beat the hell out of...

    Hands down midwest. They beat the hell out of wiss and I think all malco are are midwest snips with malco name on it.
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    At LEAST 24 hours before it breaks and you fall...

    At LEAST 24 hours before it breaks and you fall off. ;)
  17. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    Greenlee hollow nut drivers, Malco 5/16 and 1/4...

    Greenlee hollow nut drivers, Malco 5/16 and 1/4 (the orange and purple one). I wish the greenlee and kline shorty nut drivers had a magnet. I think I'll steal a magnet out of an old bit and hot glue...
  18. Thread: Smoking tax

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    I'm voting no for Prop B just because it hasn't...

    I'm voting no for Prop B just because it hasn't been clearly stated where the money is going. They say it is going to education, but that is pretty broad. It could be darn near anything. Its kinda...
  19. Thread: Smoking tax

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    Every convenience store in Missouri has anti prop...

    Every convenience store in Missouri has anti prop B literature. A lot of the convenience stores are saying that a lot of the money raised is going to go to the universities. I believe in a person...
  20. Thread: Winter Gear

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    Military polypropylene long underwear and top....

    Military polypropylene long underwear and top. Just wear a hooded work coat...if provided of course.
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    I didn't ask what the price was and probably...

    I didn't ask what the price was and probably can't tell you right now because its public view. The supply shop was very proud of them. They had them on the middle of the front counter, which means...
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    15% Sil-fos rings?

    I went into a supply house that I don't normally go into and they had the 15% silfos rings. I kind of looked at it funny and asked the counter guy "how do these work?". And he said for example, you...
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    Be careful blowing a drain out with nitrogen. You...

    Be careful blowing a drain out with nitrogen. You might have a homeowner sticking a stick in the other end of the drain trying to help you clean it out. Oops!
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    They need a taller return air support box. Its...

    They need a taller return air support box. Its going to have bad air flow going into the bottom of the air handler. Just from what I see, I'd take some of the insulation off to see what the...
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    I always hated taking care of the bosses chores....

    I always hated taking care of the bosses chores. It was everything from mowing to picking up kids toys in the yard. But there was always 40 hours. I was mixed on taking the 40 or calling it an early...
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