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    At least you knew that it was wrong. The...

    At least you knew that it was wrong. The installer didn't.
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    Why I carry a personal CO detector on me whenever...

    Why I carry a personal CO detector on me whenever I go into a strange place like that. Those battery CO detectors don't even go off until you are poisoned. There were probably a lot if lost work days...
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    "Ka-Ching". That's usually why.

    "Ka-Ching".

    That's usually why.
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    Where I worked, in the Summer, it was always...

    Where I worked, in the Summer, it was always cooler in a crawl space than in an attic. I'll take the crawl space.
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    Another reason its never a good idea to try to...

    Another reason its never a good idea to try to repair something by not replacing the existing copper fitting without replacing or thoroughly cleaning it to like new condition when the old fitting...
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    So do I for things like that and long crawls and...

    So do I for things like that and long crawls and one repair.

    I stopped doing "Dabs" or "Aortic Embolisms" on split copper pipes. Sooner or later, they either start weeping, or they split again. A...
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    The boilers may be too big, and it won't change...

    The boilers may be too big, and it won't change the fact that you are supposed to size by the rated input/output in the rating tag of the boilers, but those boilers have ribbon burners. You can...
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    The wire from the panel, a larger size in the...

    The wire from the panel, a larger size in the grey plastic covering is clearly marked "Aluminum". The smaller white Romex 12-2 wire with Ground is clearly copper and no 12-2 NM wire w/ copper ground...
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    According to every one of my many CSST class...

    According to every one of my many CSST class approvals, that is an illegal connection in the bottom of the cabinet. But, LP Gas Installers are experts in gas piping. That's why Massachusetts included...
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    No matter how much you wish it so, a MAPP gas...

    No matter how much you wish it so, a MAPP gas hand torch will not get something hot enough to silver braze properly. But there might be a first time and you might be the one.

    Just not THAT time.
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    If you add up the input of all the water heaters...

    If you add up the input of all the water heaters and boilers, I think that the inlet to the chimney might be a tad on the small size. Especially when you compute the size and length of the flue. And...
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    Oah, come on. That's gravy. You can still crawl...

    Oah, come on. That's gravy. You can still crawl under the flex duct. Tight is when you have to cut it and move it away for it to be really tight.

    As long as the bottom is high enough so that mice...
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    Must have used an earlier version of the...

    Must have used an earlier version of the spellifier on that document. "desposal" isn't listed in my spell check or my dictionary. "Disposal" is.
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    Is that a proper Copper to Aluminum wire...

    Is that a proper Copper to Aluminum wire connection?
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    Where I used to work, there were a lot of...

    Where I used to work, there were a lot of multi-million dollar cottages that if the power went out or the sump pump failed, the WA furnace went underwater.

    That looks more like "Pearched...
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    High flush tanks of that type are different. And...

    High flush tanks of that type are different. And if I had replied your answer in my Journeyman's or Master Plumbing practical test, I would have failed. Our Plumbing theory/test preparer who had...
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    I don't want to throw cold water on a really...

    I don't want to throw cold water on a really beautiful Piping Picasso because it really is a work of art.

    But the flush pipe from the high tank to the bowl will probably not make the bowl flush...
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    WHAT??? You mean that my supplier has been...

    WHAT???

    You mean that my supplier has been selling water valves for gas valves? So I guess the 3/8" OD and 1/2" OD flare ball valves are for something else. I'll tell the manager. He'll tell me to...
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    Where I'm from, it means that one has a blue...

    Where I'm from, it means that one has a blue handle. Maybe there's a code that says that they are supposed to be yellow. I don't know.
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    I can see that you guys just don't understand how...

    I can see that you guys just don't understand how difficult it is to unroll copper tube rolls. Especially when it is insulated.
  21. So was I. I forgot to turn my visable Snark-O...

    So was I. I forgot to turn my visable Snark-O -Meter on.

    Its like the tenant that doesn't use the shower because there are dirty clothes stored in the tub. Or not use the toilet because they ran...
  22. That's not his (the tenant's) job. Unless it is...

    That's not his (the tenant's) job. Unless it is in the rental agreement or the service company is paying the tenant to vacuum it out AFTER providing the vacuum, will the tenant do it. They don't want...
  23. Yup. When you turn it on, the dust burns right...

    Yup. When you turn it on, the dust burns right off.

    Sometimes the smell will make then call the FD. Sometimes they wait it out and hope that the burning smell goes away.
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    This was repaired by a "Professional". An...

    This was repaired by a "Professional". An unlicensed professional. He advertises in the newspaper and the phone book.
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    If you use Type "L" Copper, you use the rating of...

    If you use Type "L" Copper, you use the rating of the wire instead. If you work it right, it will be the main breaker on the panel. If that fails, it is the fuse at the transformer on the pole...
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