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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.
  18. Thread: help

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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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    Awfully humid lately. An evaporative cooling...

    Awfully humid lately. An evaporative cooling tower can only do so much when it's humid. What's the outdoor ambient and wet bulb? Add in a dirty heat exchanger and a building running near capacity and...
  27. Tom Woods is involved in the homeschool...

    Tom Woods is involved in the homeschool curriculum, and he is an incredible historian. If its as good as I hope it will be I'll definitely be using it at home.
    ...
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    Welcome from Gainesville and good luck. If you...

    Welcome from Gainesville and good luck. If you moved up this way I'm sure you'd have a refer gig fairly quick.
  29. Ever wonder why Ron Paul retired from the Senate... read on

    When was Ron Paul in the Senate? I thought he was in the House of Representatives representing Texas. His son, Rand, is in the Senate representing Kentucky.

    I'm a big Ron Paul supporter. I wish...
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    Important point there. Don't count on the income...

    Important point there. Don't count on the income from the last two weeks you planned on working. Many employers terminate immediately when you give notice. They figure some employees slack off after...
  31. George Zimmerman rescues family of 4 from burning car.

    http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/07/21534-zimmerman-tutored-black-kids-voted-for-obama/

    Though I wonder if his recent experiences will bring about a change of heart. Nothing like your democrat...
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    Write a letter. Outline your appreciation for the...

    Write a letter. Outline your appreciation for the position and experience, date of your termination, and a closing greeting. Address it to your immediate supervisor. Mail it of you can't hand...
  33. Zim is a democrat and an Obama supporter...at...

    Zim is a democrat and an Obama supporter...at least he was as of the last election. Maybe his recent experiences have him rethinking that, but I wouldn't count on Obama supporters to "bring back our...
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    If you're that worried about it, get the grease...

    If you're that worried about it, get the grease filled wire nuts. Tape will never keep water out, as the water will find its way in through the small space between the wires. I've used the silicon...
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    I like the grub. It's a little greasy, but what...

    I like the grub. It's a little greasy, but what good burger isn't? I agree it's overpriced though. And they don't offer enough variety of cheese and toppings.
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    11# of r22 doesn't "cost" $500. You charge $500+...

    11# of r22 doesn't "cost" $500. You charge $500+ retail. Cost is much less than that.

    R134a is a component in several blends. Doubt it will cause any harm and every time it leaks down there will...
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    Absolutely. If a person has a good attitude, is...

    Absolutely. If a person has a good attitude, is honest, shows aptitude for problem solving, and shows up reliably I don't care what color they are or if they are poor. I also prefer to give people...
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    Sheer numbers? Maybe. Percentages? not a chance....

    Sheer numbers? Maybe. Percentages? not a chance. The USA is 13% black, 56% Caucasian, but blacks receive 33% of government benefits compared with Whites (and included Hispanics) who get about 61% of...
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    Well, the 17 year old would have been carrying a...

    Well, the 17 year old would have been carrying a concealed weapon illegally, to begin with, as Florida doesn't issue CCW permits to anyone under 21. Putting that issue aside, by Florida law it is...
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    OK, confronting someone is not illegal either if...

    OK, confronting someone is not illegal either if it is strictly verbal and no threats of imminent bodily harm are involved. Or by confront do you mean violently assault? If that is the case then you...
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    There is nothing illegal about approaching...

    There is nothing illegal about approaching someone. There is something illegal about assaulting someone.
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    So, if I reach into my pocket does that give you...

    So, if I reach into my pocket does that give you the right to assault me? I'm sure that would get you shot by the police, but they shoot anyone for anything, even if they're at the wrong house and...
  43. FYI, to work as a subcontractor in FL you need a...

    FYI, to work as a subcontractor in FL you need a state CMC or CAC license. To engage in subcontracting without a license can land you in felony court. There is no license reciprocity from other...
  44. Toyota or Honda. I've got one of each and have a...

    Toyota or Honda. I've got one of each and have a friend thats Toyota has over 400k on it.
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    - Six months back- Sh*tty side of town. Young...

    - Six months back- Sh*tty side of town. Young black girl approached my friend and I outside of the gym. We had just finished a workout and were BS'ing in the parking lot. She had a story about how...
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    Nordyne, AFAIK. Pretty sure that's the R.E....

    Nordyne, AFAIK. Pretty sure that's the R.E. Michel house brand.
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    Pretty sure it's the same owner; not necessarily...

    Pretty sure it's the same owner; not necessarily the same property.
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    anywhere from $3-8 per pound

    anywhere from $3-8 per pound
  49. I use a Honeywell F100 4" media filter in my own...

    I use a Honeywell F100 4" media filter in my own home. It gets changed every 3 or 4 months. Your installer should be able to provide and install a 4" cabinet in the return system for a small upgrade...
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    The Honeywell units I've worked on have to be...

    The Honeywell units I've worked on have to be controlled through the gateway by the Honeywell website. You would need login credentials not unlike logging in to this site or your bank account.
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