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    You know, I have seen some techs use propane or...

    You know, I have seen some techs use propane or mapp to burn that stuff off with quick sweeps. I don't think I'd personally do it. I've rigged a fitting for a kitchen faucet, and used an air...
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    There is a rule of thumb method, and it works. ...

    There is a rule of thumb method, and it works. SOMETIMES! It is not advisable to simply use a general rule as you don't account for heat load. It can be a costly mistake. If you want to know the...
  3. I use jb weld for everything. Zip in's are a...

    I use jb weld for everything. Zip in's are a thing of the past, and it makes it impossible for the next guy to service the coil, or get the door off to check the blower!

    DIY! DIY! DIY!
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    A hammer will fix anything if you hit it hard...

    A hammer will fix anything if you hit it hard enough. Could be anything as there are no "easy fixes," in our line of work. If your service company was out there and fixed the problem you shouldn't...
  5. "spin in" my opinion. DIY?

    "spin in" my opinion. DIY?
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    Do you have condensation coming from the large...

    Do you have condensation coming from the large copper pipe near your furnace? Has your filter been changed recently (last 1-3 months)? How close does your hand have to be from your vent to feel air...
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    Just finished an all day install at an apartment...

    Just finished an all day install at an apartment complex a few years ago. Was loading up the truck and noticed some lady fall down a flight of stairs. Ran over and found her with a slit throat. I...
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    How do you spot a blind man in a nudist colony? ...

    How do you spot a blind man in a nudist colony? It ain't hard.
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    white dust

    Gotta call last winter about some white powder coming from the customer's ventilation. Collected some and took it to the chem lab. Tested positive for calcium carbonate which comes from our water. ...
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    Perfect! Thank you everybody. It's pretty damn...

    Perfect! Thank you everybody. It's pretty damn humid here in the summer months so it seems that it wouldn't work too well here. He swore by it, but he knew little outside of tinning.
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    swamp coolers`

    Howdy yall, what is a swamp cooler? I used to have a buddy that said he would put one in his backyard for barbecues and such but I'm not sure how it would be beneficial. I'm from Kansas so we don't...
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    At 3600 degrees F everything on the copper is...

    At 3600 degrees F everything on the copper is vaporized. If you add oxygen it raises the temperature by another 30%. He states it's pretty much impossible for anything to survive that would...
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    That's a tough one. If you've learned all you...

    That's a tough one. If you've learned all you can at company A then maybe it's time to branch out. The most valuable thing is knowledge and you don't usually go wrong by learning additional skills.
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    We just had a training class put on by one of...

    We just had a training class put on by one of the big welding supply companys. They said there is a shortened supply of the powder inside the tanks (I think is calcium phosphate maybe?) used to...
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    How the f?

    How did you find that?
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    Try talking to a Sears Tech. I used to know one...

    Try talking to a Sears Tech. I used to know one that knew everything. I don't know if it will help, but it's worth a shot. Anybody on here work for Sears?
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    In my opinion, with the way the economy is, go...

    In my opinion, with the way the economy is, go with the company that's going to be around longer. Shops go under all the time so choose wisely. Another factor to consider is which company is more...
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    HVAC-talk convention KS 2011!!!! We're getting...

    HVAC-talk convention KS 2011!!!! We're getting google, so why not come here?
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    So basically, if you witness something you become...

    So basically, if you witness something you become an expert on it. I've watched lots of movies. Does that mean I can be a director?
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    A logical person would see that in order to work...

    A logical person would see that in order to work on a component of a system, the entire entity should be understood. Take for example a veterinarian. You couldn't just bathe a dog, and not know how...
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    Nadca

    Nadca was a good idea for someone to make money. Yes they have their guidelines, which are good for someone who doesn't know about hvac. But have you seen their membership fees? They are...
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    They look like one cuff from a set of handcuffs,...

    They look like one cuff from a set of handcuffs, except they are made of orange plastic. Very handy, and a great idea
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    That's a great idea, I'm going with that! You're...

    That's a great idea, I'm going with that! You're a genious. (genius)
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    Okay, so personal preference: how does everybody...

    Okay, so personal preference: how does everybody store their meter and leads? Do you wrap them, keep them in a case. Any good tricks? Over the years I've tried lots of em, and they never seem to...
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    spinning, residential, one man

    spinning, residential, one man
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