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    Probably a part failed.

    Probably a part failed.
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    I'd recommend selling it for scrap metal.

    I'd recommend selling it for scrap metal.
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    Cross breaks when fabricated?

    Cross breaks when fabricated?
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    I'm still on the edge of my seat!

    I'm still on the edge of my seat!
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    Oh yes, stealth pics.

    Oh yes, stealth pics.
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    I would start work by punching a drain hole down...

    I would start work by punching a drain hole down thru the roof, then after it dries a bit, I'd call the grounds crew to come mow. Then it would be time to get to work.
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    Looks like someone made a video of all of the...

    Looks like someone made a video of all of the crap Payson posted over the past few years. I think they did capture some of worst of the worst.
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    That's nice.

    That's nice.
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    I think your beyond maintenance.

    I think your beyond maintenance.
  10. Thread: vacuum

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    Here's your sign.

    Here's your sign.
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    I think the same contractors were used on the...

    I think the same contractors were used on the churches. I've never seen such a poor install. If I had to cut into the wall to service the unit, I would be in the choir pulpit.
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    When you fix that one, there is one in a church...

    When you fix that one, there is one in a church in Killeen that is installed the same way. I refused to work on that gas furnace.
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    I would like to suggest a couple of words to...

    I would like to suggest a couple of words to describe what you found. The first is "abnormal." The second is actually from the movie Young Frankenstein, "Abbey Normal."
    I hope those installers...
  14. I've got the 7.2v Dewalt screwdriver that I...

    I've got the 7.2v Dewalt screwdriver that I absolutely love. I usually keep the clutch set on 2 or 3 so that I don't strip out the screws in airhandlers. Plus, I keep two extra batteries for the...
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    A folding Kobalt box cutter. Blade gets dull...

    A folding Kobalt box cutter. Blade gets dull flip the blade. When both blade are dull, simply replace the blade.
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    Looks like a Goodman.

    Looks like a Goodman.
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    I would consider a gallon of gas and a match to...

    I would consider a gallon of gas and a match to clean that coil. I have a feeling that you would probably be doing the owner a favor.
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    I don't know why they don't disconnect the crap...

    I don't know why they don't disconnect the crap on the roof. They don't even have power coming into the house.
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    Looks like a small duct leak to me.:D

    Looks like a small duct leak to me.:D
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    When the time comes you might want to look into...

    When the time comes you might want to look into purchasing a heat pump. They will save you money during heating season.
  21. I won't touch that with a ten foot power washer.

    I won't touch that with a ten foot power washer.
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    A company did that? I've seen some drunk...

    A company did that? I've seen some drunk transients that could do better then that.
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    Looks like another candidate for the Darwin...

    Looks like another candidate for the Darwin Awards!


    Here's your sign.
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    I would use the 2 x 4 to try to beat some sense...

    I would use the 2 x 4 to try to beat some sense into the installers who butchered that job.
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    Here lays the problem, you used a vacuum cleaner....

    Here lays the problem, you used a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is not rated to reach the required evacuation level. Everyone knows that you have to use a shop-vac to reach the required...
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    Probably is in the code books but Bubba can not...

    Probably is in the code books but Bubba can not or does not read! Code books, installers guide and tech manuals are over rated for Budda.
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    This has to be in Texas. I see stuff like this...

    This has to be in Texas. I see stuff like this all of the time.:(
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    Use the universal key, a big set of bolt...

    Use the universal key, a big set of bolt cutters!:D
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    Reminds me of a game that I play years ago,...

    Reminds me of a game that I play years ago, believe it was called "That incredible Machine." Definitely made one think.:)
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    Try the true and tested phrase, "You got what you...

    Try the true and tested phrase, "You got what you paid for!" It sure makes them think.
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    How long ago was that picture taken? I can't...

    How long ago was that picture taken? I can't even remember gas prices being that low.
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    I'm afraid that you will find work like this on...

    I'm afraid that you will find work like this on all military posts. Fort Hood is just minutes away from my classroom and several of my students work for the various companies that maintain some of...
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    You have to keep your batteries warm for them to...

    You have to keep your batteries warm for them to work properly. In my last job we had a special battery pack that you could put inside your shirt pocket so that your night vision goggles would work...
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    I would like to see the MSDS for this stuff. ...

    I would like to see the MSDS for this stuff. Sounds like some version of Super glue or Gorilla glue. Ought to make for some interesting conversation when used on a R-410a system and it lets loose. ...
  35. Thread: Knee Pads

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    Head to a Army/Navy store and try a pair of ACU...

    Head to a Army/Navy store and try a pair of ACU pants. I believe that 511 makes a tactical pair of pants that has a place for knee pads.

    Tim
  36. Thread: Jobs in Iraq

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    Poll: I've had three of my students or former students...

    I've had three of my students or former students do the KBR thing. Two of them came back early as they were under the impression that they would be surrounded by armed security personnel at all...
  37. It looks like they really messed up that install....

    It looks like they really messed up that install. It should have been up on the roof with everything else in AZ.:D
  38. Thread: Diagnose this

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    Severely kinked copper? Got pictures?

    Severely kinked copper? Got pictures?
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    If you think it is the EAC, then pull the...

    If you think it is the EAC, then pull the pre-cleaner, but the door back on and turn on the fan. If the noise persists, put the pre-cleaner back in and pull out the collector plates. If the noise...
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    How did they get the current air handler up in...

    How did they get the current air handler up in the attic? Looks like the access is way too small.
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    Why don't you use candles for heat. You can save...

    Why don't you use candles for heat. You can save on your electric bill as they will also provide light. Just keep them away from your curtains.
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    Dangler, I think you forgot to take your meds...

    Dangler, I think you forgot to take your meds again. After reading this thread it is obvious that you want the best system for the least amount of money. You drove the point home when you mentioned...
  43. Steve, Is that house in Lorena by chance? ...

    Steve,
    Is that house in Lorena by chance? Thought I saw one like that when I did a job there once.
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    Pull an outlet wall plate on the wall. Most of...

    Pull an outlet wall plate on the wall. Most of the time you can see if there is insulation in the wall.
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    Looks good, but where is the mastic? I can't see...

    Looks good, but where is the mastic? I can't see where any of the joints have been sealed.
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    A) The yellow handled valve is closed? B) It...

    A) The yellow handled valve is closed?

    B) It was a nice day and you had to work. (Happens to me a lot)

    C) All of the above.
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    Which model Trane do you have? If it is...

    Which model Trane do you have? If it is multi-stage, it has to be either a XL 19i or an XL 16i. I think you need more low voltage control wires on the t-stat if you have either one of the above.
  48. Thread: How do I?????

    by tgohdes
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    Inquiring minds want to know, where is the...

    Inquiring minds want to know, where is the filter? I love installs like that (NOT). Did you have a chance to check the E-coil?
  49. Thread: fluke t5-1000

    by tgohdes
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    Got this from fluke.com. They have two service...

    Got this from fluke.com. They have two service centers, one in TX and the other in WA.

    Service Center - Dallas
    Carrollton, Tx 75006-6807
    Phone Number +1-888-99FLUKE
    Telefax Number...
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    I've never seen anything like this. This one...

    I've never seen anything like this. This one ought to be in a text book of what an install is not to look like. Feel sorry for whoever has to go back and fix that cluster. Good luck getting the...
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