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    Absolutely! Air flows first, then we check...

    Absolutely! Air flows first, then we check pressures.
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    Every situation is different but in most cases...

    Every situation is different but in most cases Dawn dish soap works great & doesn't hurt anything!
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    Nice setup! Improvising on the job / that's what...

    Nice setup! Improvising on the job / that's what we do.
    In my world every job is different.
    A "one trick pony" tool does me no good. I can see that rigging for a lot of my jobs!
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    "What have I done lately?", Certainly not profess...

    "What have I done lately?", Certainly not profess to be the invincible gift to the industry. I'm glad us professional members crack you up! I operate in the real world with my ego in check because...
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    Congratulations! YOU NOW OWN IT! (& the...

    Congratulations! YOU NOW OWN IT! (& the customer!)

    I'll pray for you!
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    "personally runs 800+ service calls a year, with...

    "personally runs 800+ service calls a year, with no call backs I might add"

    Wow! Can I borrow your cape!
  7. My teacher always told me: "What is in the...

    My teacher always told me:
    "What is in the pipe?, What do you want it to do?, Are you ever going to have to service it (valve ,vents,drains, plugs...?)

    Worked for every situation (steam, HW,CW,...
  8. I made a good part of my living off of "master...

    I made a good part of my living off of "master technician's" diagnosis'.

    I am a fundamentals mechanic and done all right! If a customer chooses to rely on another source to solve they're issues:...
  9. PRICELESS / BUT NOT SURPRISING!!!

    PRICELESS / BUT NOT SURPRISING!!!
  10. And: COMMON SENSE! Seems to be a rare find these...

    And: COMMON SENSE! Seems to be a rare find these days!
  11. I don't see what's wrong? It looks just like my...

    I don't see what's wrong? It looks just like my workshop! Only neater!
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    That IS a quality bucket! Must be the high bid!

    That IS a quality bucket!
    Must be the high bid!
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    Some 3 phase motors will run backwards at half...

    Some 3 phase motors will run backwards at half speed when you lose 1 leg of power.

    Had a building with a phase reversal over a weekend. Darn electricians swapped the legs, (don't know why)...
  14. Thread: Copperpus

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    Apparently, you guys know nothing about oil...

    Apparently, you guys know nothing about oil traps!:whistle:
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    Came across a a unit with a TXV that was failed...

    Came across a a unit with a TXV that was failed wide open. "Others" had this unit so over charged , I took about 5 lbs of R22 out of it just to keep it from tripping on high head! Previous work...
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    Love these questions! What does “outdoor unit”...

    Love these questions!

    What does “outdoor unit” refer to? / Huh?
    Is 208v single phase really single phase? / Huh?
    What is an “HOA switch” for? / Legend please!
    If there is voltage potential at...
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    I teach wiring methods,controls,diagram reading,...

    I teach wiring methods,controls,diagram reading, & meter usage at a "tech school".
    A lot of "spoon feeding"! "FIGURE IT OUT!" hurts their feelings!
  18. Self cleaning heat strips!

    Self cleaning heat strips!
  19. I had intermittent pressure switch faults on my...

    I had intermittent pressure switch faults on my new Rheem (emergency install / long story). Used existing PVC from the old carrier.
    Long story short: 1 too many elbows! Next time I'll read the...
  20. Are you using a true RMS meter? I'm thinking...

    Are you using a true RMS meter? I'm thinking Harmonics from something else in the building. (just a guess). Are any of the terminals discolored?

    Had this happen with only 1 of 6 Rtus on a building...
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    Love it when they tell you they can't afford it...

    Love it when they tell you they can't afford it (replacement) , "can you just get it going?"
    All along you are noticing the 60" flat screen & the Escalade in the driveway!
  22. Pure poetry! & Nice cleanup job!

    Pure poetry! & Nice cleanup job!
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    "(even tho i paid a thousand bucks to be taught...

    "(even tho i paid a thousand bucks to be taught how it works)...yet somehow we are supposed to magically come up with a perfect ladder diagram for it."

    Your instructor is trying to get you to...
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    I told you guys not to pull that deep of a vacuum!

    I told you guys not to pull that deep of a vacuum!
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    That there is some serious geometry!

    That there is some serious geometry!
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    Obstructed vent on regulator?

    Obstructed vent on regulator?
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    Code says: On or within line of sight! Why didn't...

    Code says: On or within line of sight! Why didn't they just screw it to the condenser coil?
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    Here I've been teaching heat load calcs for no...

    Here I've been teaching heat load calcs for no reason!

    Using the rule of thumb and charts: I am undersized by 1.5 tons and 70,000 btu's.

    Just don't tell my system!:gah:
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    There should not be any significant water unless...

    There should not be any significant water unless there is something wrong.
    Drain line , humidifier.....
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    Poll: I've seen 30 years of ugly jobs but that one is...

    I've seen 30 years of ugly jobs but that one is near the top!
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    Using the chimney as a "pipe chase" sounds...

    Using the chimney as a "pipe chase" sounds feasable. Assuming that it is truly abandoned. It would really clean up this really ugly install.
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    tomato based products?

    tomato based products?
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    The new ones come with a wattmaster control that...

    The new ones come with a wattmaster control that does it all.
  34. "I love the smell of smoking a high end piece of...

    "I love the smell of smoking a high end piece of equipment in morning,
    Smells like victory!"
    Apocalypse Now
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    The modular idea is sound for certain...

    The modular idea is sound for certain applications.

    Don't expect the longevity you had with that absorber.
  36. 1. I enjoy luxuries like eating, paying taxes...

    1. I enjoy luxuries like eating, paying taxes and, monthly bills.
    (I also have a passion for being pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, working holidays & weekends, and going into...
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    Auto-ranging: It will pick it for you Scalable:...

    Auto-ranging: It will pick it for you
    Scalable: Next highest value to what you are measuring
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    In a word: LOAD

    In a word: LOAD
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    Couple of 6 footers in my basement rec room works...

    Couple of 6 footers in my basement rec room works great!

    Don't need cooling, controlled by a low V. stat & contactor.
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    I thought minerals, veggies, & proteins were good...

    I thought minerals, veggies, & proteins were good for you!:eek2:
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    Yeah racingfan that's me. Glad I'm not alone. Out...

    Yeah racingfan that's me. Glad I'm not alone. Out bustin it to pay the bills, while my ex. had all that idle time to "hunt for Mr. Wonderful".

    Worked all day on the truck & taught school at night....
  42. Red Flags to me! Nothing really makes sense;...

    Red Flags to me!

    Nothing really makes sense; Tech's info. & your info.
  43. Yes, 1 EPA / 1 State of Wisconsin

    Yes, 1 EPA / 1 State of Wisconsin
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    It's become really pathetic! In the field, I...

    It's become really pathetic!
    In the field, I actually had to show a guy how to operate a pipe wrench!

    Had a guy in class who had no idea how to put a drill bit in a chuck!
    Turn it clockwise? -...
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    Well said dudda! Give it time! Took me 3...

    Well said dudda!

    Give it time!

    Took me 3 years to get back in the saddle.
    Also you are right on about single females out there (10x more messed up than me).
    Stay out of bars! Nothing good...
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    I got saddled with financially supporting the...

    I got saddled with financially supporting the family. OK, I can do that. Took on all kinds of extra stuff to bring in a few more bucks for the family. In the meantime my sit at home ex-wife looked...
  47. My girlfriend called me a "hoarder"! Until,:...

    My girlfriend called me a "hoarder"!

    Until,: Her furnace blower went out on a sunday night!
  48. Did a job at a welfare office & everyone in line...

    Did a job at a welfare office & everyone in line had a cell phone!
  49. Thanks PHB! I thought I was all alone. "We...

    Thanks PHB!

    I thought I was all alone.

    "We can't afford it" is not part of everyday vocabulary anymore.

    How many of our customers can't afford a new furnace but when you look around, you...
  50. If I could justify 3000,00 for a guitar, I would...

    If I could justify 3000,00 for a guitar, I would treat myself. My hobbie is picking up low end ones & customizing (kind of a crusade). That Slammer (Hamer) set me back 60 bucks & after 45 more, it...
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