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    Poll: I like that one. That was one of my Dad's...

    I like that one. That was one of my Dad's favorites!

    Same for me. So far....
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    I got fired once for wearing a yellow fleece...

    I got fired once for wearing a yellow fleece pullover and saying the word "Absolutely" too much.
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    I like the peeing better. But then I just like...

    I like the peeing better. But then I just like peeing.

    On the other hand, there are people who just plain like to f' with others, make them look crazy, bad, incompetent and get them fired...when...
  4. Are you in a Hanta virus area? Even if not that...

    Are you in a Hanta virus area? Even if not that would freak me out a bit! Rodent feces and pee makes me think biohazard!
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    I saw brochures for alarms for condensers at a...

    I saw brochures for alarms for condensers at a supply house the other day. I need to read up on that. Around here houses are so close together a loud alarm would tork people off and get 5-0 called.
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    I'm surprised they sprang for the 2 x 4's! I'm...

    I'm surprised they sprang for the 2 x 4's! I'm sure via dumpster diving there is a cheaper way to do this....hmmm maybe that IS where they got the 2 x s
  7. Thread: Venting

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    I can feel that in my gut! A combination of 'Oh...

    I can feel that in my gut! A combination of 'Oh sh&^' and 'I'm going to puke on my shoes.' Another kill everyone in the house...and/or the service tech....
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    Looks like a poor choice in the long run to stick...

    Looks like a poor choice in the long run to stick the flag on the front and the small print on the back. I had a fair feel for their company-kinda makes one step back a bit and....hmmmmmm......
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    This work looks like a combination of stupid and...

    This work looks like a combination of stupid and don't give a sh&^. I can see the folks that did this looking for a corncob on the floor to wipe their rear after they poop.
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    Rick are those Mustangs as your Avatar? If they...

    Rick are those Mustangs as your Avatar? If they are, they saved my Dad's a** many times. He was a B-17 pilot & many days they wouldn't see their fighter escorts again, but would learn that they had...
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    Makes me wonder if some proto humans installed...

    Makes me wonder if some proto humans installed that....Wait, oops NO! They'd have higher standards to that!!!:whistle:
  12. ....actually it looks like a pre-K project. Think...

    ....actually it looks like a pre-K project. Think someone brought their kid along for 'career day' and had them hook up the drain while they wired up the outdoor unit? That may be Elmer's pipe glue...
  13. Or a pipe hitter!.... however doesn't look...

    Or a pipe hitter!.... however doesn't look tweaked out enough for meth....
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    Looks like crap too IMHO-my guess is that it was...

    Looks like crap too IMHO-my guess is that it was beerthirty when they slapped this together....
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    Looks like he/she insulated the liquid line too!...

    Looks like he/she insulated the liquid line too! That multiplies the scary-that implies they have never seen an install before. Makes me wonder hmmmmmm..... what other, potentially life threatening,...
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    How much money did these guys risk their lives...

    How much money did these guys risk their lives for?

    There was a local guy, worked a full time day job at a local factory job with benefits, crawled under someone's empty rent house out in the...
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    Thanks! I bought a megger a few months ago....

    Thanks! I bought a megger a few months ago. Hadn't had a chance to figure out how to use it. This helps me get a feel for it. This thread is long out of play, so don't know if it will be seen, but...
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    Thumbs up for micron gauge! Some folks around...

    Thumbs up for micron gauge! Some folks around here don't even own a vacuum pump!
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    I'm sure hacks will hack on, earning beer money,...

    I'm sure hacks will hack on, earning beer money, pretty decent beer money at that for folks who are only looking at price. I always educate on what I am doing and why it is the way to do it when I...
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    I wonder if they charged big bucks? And if it...

    I wonder if they charged big bucks?

    And if it was a better choice quadrupling the time spent-at least making cheesy terminal connections when the correct cap was less than the price of two?
    ...
  21. I can think of 3 choices: A. Kill everyone in...

    I can think of 3 choices:

    A. Kill everyone in the house

    B. So they could offer a warranty the duration of which is-"until I back out of your driveway"

    C. So I can drag race ruining my...
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    Sort of like jumping up and down after doing the...

    Sort of like jumping up and down after doing the wild thing to avoid getting pregnant!
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    WELL, this is the most "interesting" thread I've...

    WELL, this is the most "interesting" thread I've read on NATE! Kinda like folks being up front and not 'holding' back.
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    Old posts, but helped me get an idea on a...

    Old posts, but helped me get an idea on a question I've had to sort out today.
  25. Thread: Bill Williams

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    Twilly, my Dad died last year right at this time....

    Twilly, my Dad died last year right at this time. He was 89. It took him a while after he was home on hospice. I slept in a recliner in his living room. He died at home on a beautiful spring day....
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    Looks like mutant elephant trunks- 'Get er done!'

    Looks like mutant elephant trunks- 'Get er done!'
  27. Thread: lowest bidder

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    Wow! Wow! I'm not sure who has the worst learning...

    Wow! Wow! I'm not sure who has the worst learning curve! The Customer or the Hacker!
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    Yeah, I wouldn't want to think about how much...

    Yeah, I wouldn't want to think about how much money I spent! Thanks for the information. I've got an idea where to start looking and making a decision. I'll report back how things go when we put this...
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    System Analyzers

    Have been looking at getting one of the electronic refrigeration system analyzers-Yellow Jacket has one, Testo has one.
    Wondered what the pro's and con's of using one would be? And wondered what...
  30. Thread: No motor load

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    Looks like someone shot a rifled slug through it!...

    Looks like someone shot a rifled slug through it! Sure it wasn't deer season on the roof. Wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere near that when it let loose...
  31. OP if you are out there, how long did it take to...

    OP if you are out there, how long did it take to clean this mess up? You've got a flat out nasty OD coil! I've seen it where the OD coil looked like it was covered with a dead chia pet. They'd mowed...
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    I'll have to bid on them if I see them in the...

    I'll have to bid on them if I see them in the bottom of a box at an auction. Or buy them if I run across them otherwise....
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    One trouble shooting tip I learned when I was in...

    One trouble shooting tip I learned when I was in school-something my instructor said his instructor taught him: Look over a system or situation like you have no instruments, no meters etc. Use your...
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    423 Keep on learning and surprise the bleep out...

    423 Keep on learning and surprise the bleep out of the bosses and those you work with by pitching in and getting stuff done. If you have a postive, I can get 'er done attitude, if you are nice to...
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    I thought Amway treated you better than that...

    I thought Amway treated you better than that Twilly! I'd complain if I were you!
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    One pole fried...., other not....Sounds like...

    One pole fried...., other not....Sounds like Scott may have a likely cause-don't think I've seen one quite like that....
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    Just a few minutes of thinking, some zip ties, a...

    Just a few minutes of thinking, some zip ties, a ratcheting tubing bender......and you'd have a whole different install. Doesn't take much money. Or really time. Just a little bit of thought about...
  38. Pretty and functional once you worked on it!...

    Pretty and functional once you worked on it! Looks like you gave the customer what they paid for. The other folks look like they gave them an expensive baboon art project....
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    True one pole! Wow! Reminds me of a one eyed fish!

    True one pole! Wow! Reminds me of a one eyed fish!
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    ....and if you believe that, I've got a special...

    ....and if you believe that, I've got a special on "skyhooks" 2 for 1. ;0)
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    I bet it's accurate to the microfarad.....at...

    I bet it's accurate to the microfarad.....at least in subcooling!
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    I always take at least one thing away from any...

    I always take at least one thing away from any training I've attended that makes me money. Either on the business end or technical end. It all adds up!
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    Wonder if there is any turning vane in the nice...

    Wonder if there is any turning vane in the nice 90 degree ductwork?...aerodynamic airflow just doesn't seem in the tinknockers or installers vocabulary. Did you do any airflow measurements in CFM or...
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    Loved your post. Elegant design, and damn well...

    Loved your post. Elegant design, and damn well functional!

    Had an instructor at HVAC school who talked about one his former students. Former student was managing a factory with a bunch of AC...
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    Thanks so much! That gives us enough to get...

    Thanks so much! That gives us enough to get started on this.

    If anyone has a way to get ahold of technical information that would add, metaphorically speaking, some pretzels with the beer.

    I...
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    Kelvinator Foodarama

    I know this is a forum for commecial refrigeration, but this is a home refrigerator archaeology question. Not sure exactly where it fits on HVAC-Talk.

    We mostly deal with residential heating and...
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    So you went outside, recovered and went back in?...

    So you went outside, recovered and went back in? I would think that by then the refrigerant would have dispersed. Did you have any problems when you returned inside? Or did you send your helper back...
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    I appreciate your posts, it gave me a better idea...

    I appreciate your posts, it gave me a better idea what it would take for the homeowner to be in danger. Apparently, even if the whole charge from a typical residential system vented into the house it...
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    Danger From Indoor Coil Leak

    I'm a license holder, doing mostly residential change outs, new construction, and retrofits-(doing the complete ductwork units, etc. on existing houses that have never had any sort of central HVAC)....
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    Insulation is cheap, I was thinking more about...

    Insulation is cheap, I was thinking more about clearances on this. I'm 90% sure the owner has made sure the bays will be sealed, BUT it's not worth the damage it could do if the joist bays or fur...
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