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  1. Here's some old school tech for you guys to munch...

    Here's some old school tech for you guys to munch on. This trick was shown to me by an old timer whom I thought was nuts until I saw it in action. This is especially effective if your working on...
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    My second set lasted 2 months. When it puked, I...

    My second set lasted 2 months. When it puked, I said the hell with it and tossed them into the junkbox under my bench in the garage. One of these days, I'll drag it to the range and pump a couple of...
  3. And which 3rd world hellhole might this be??? The...

    And which 3rd world hellhole might this be??? The building doesn't look like its going to stay up on its own much longer. Putting the lags in the wall for the CU bracket just might have strengthened...
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    I love shepards. So beautiful and smart. I...

    I love shepards. So beautiful and smart.

    I live in Waterbury. Its about 40 minutes from the casinos. They called this place the brass city back in the day when things were better, and work was...
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    HAHA, I'll have to make sure I call WAYYYYY ahead...

    HAHA, I'll have to make sure I call WAYYYYY ahead of time and WAYYY outside the property line if I ever come to visit you. :grin2:
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    Benelli Supernova Tactical. It's not free, but...

    Benelli Supernova Tactical.

    It's not free, but it's one badass gage.

    I liked the Benelli M4 because of the pistol grip, but got the supernova on a superdeal, lol.
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    Yep. Mine broke the second or third week I had it...

    Yep. Mine broke the second or third week I had it and exactly the same way yours did in the pic. I don't know what the hell it's made out of, but I think testo intended it to break there. Before I...
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    Is that an electrical tape "hanger" on the gas...

    Is that an electrical tape "hanger" on the gas line where it crosses that piece of EMT?
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    A little food for thought about taking off boots....

    A little food for thought about taking off boots. I long time ago, I was on a call and needed to change a 3/4hp blower motor (old belt drive greasy thing.) I was working thru the front door of the...
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    That 550 testo is awfully far from the floor. The...

    That 550 testo is awfully far from the floor. The hooks break off just lookin' at 'em. :grin2:
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    Thanks man. That's exactly what I was looking...

    Thanks man. That's exactly what I was looking for. Small enough to drop in a pocket or the veto bag and rechargeable with my existing chargers I already have all over the place for the phones. :grin2:
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    Your still a little short. I think the world...

    Your still a little short. I think the world record for condenser tossing is 11ft. :whistle:
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    You guys missed the point tho. The movie is...

    You guys missed the point tho. The movie is supposed to take place way into the future so all they were saying is that the veto is so good, it'll still be around. :D
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    Through evolution, our arms will move closer to...

    Through evolution, our arms will move closer to the middle of our chests and become shorter just like a T-Rex with 3 fingers on each hand. Two to hold the phone and a thumb for typing. :D

    I can't...
  15. That one actually got ugly on me. Instead of...

    That one actually got ugly on me. Instead of retyping the whole thing, I searched out my original thread on it. I did slam the door on it before it killed someone and it started a huge sh!tstorm...
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    Yep works great in a pinch don't it. One of...

    Yep works great in a pinch don't it.

    One of the old timers that trained me back in the day told me that nozzles never wear out and can last years by taking them apart and cleaning them. He had a...
  17. Those are everywhere. Here's another snowman I...

    Those are everywhere. Here's another snowman I found a while back. They didnt want to change it because it "Still runs perfect" Wasn't running perfect when I found it.
    ...
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    Generally, after breaking the pump cover off, you...

    Generally, after breaking the pump cover off, you never want to try and seat it back on the old gasket anyway. It's almost a guaranteed leak and callback. That and they cost less than a buck. Same...
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    I honestly do not have any idea how they bled...

    I honestly do not have any idea how they bled those loops out. There's no stop valves between the tee'd in bleeders in the pic (if you wanna cal them that) and the boiler itself. There's no bleeders...
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    Condensation. The burn didn't have enough air on...

    Condensation. The burn didn't have enough air on it and the basement is an ice cold one. Not to mention the floor was recently flooded as well and was still wet and frozen in areas when I get there....
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    LMFAO. Just as the notification email came in and...

    LMFAO. Just as the notification email came in and I clicked the link to come back to this thread. I read the above reply while sitting here with my left hand buried in one looking for a USB adapter...
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    LoL, ya know they invented a name for work like...

    LoL, ya know they invented a name for work like that to justify it to buyers. Contemporary Industrial styling.
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    Probably never man. I believe the last real...

    Probably never man. I believe the last real estate bubble is what did it. When the market began to do well 15 or so years ago, every jackass hacker in the country with a $19 tool belt became a...
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    Man o man, what a clusterfk. If there's any...

    Man o man, what a clusterfk. If there's any possibility of running away from this one, now would be a good time. I don't think there's any one change that could be made that would make it run...
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    Probably would have been easier to fix the ac the...

    Probably would have been easier to fix the ac the car has built in rather than hack a window banger into what looks like a newer vehicle.
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    You guys just cleaned it.

    YEAH IN 2007.

    http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5944/hpim0801re2.jpg
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    WTF zone bleeders

    Somebody care to try and explain how these zone purgers would work cz I'm missing it. :censored: Look at that sweet solder job. Or maybe it should be called a slobbering job haha.
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    lol, that would be my messy table where I work on...

    lol, that would be my messy table where I work on amateur radios and other crapped out chinese electronic goodies. Some days, it's clean and organized. Today isn't one of those days.
    ...
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    Are you guys talking about one of these. This is...

    Are you guys talking about one of these. This is the best meter ever. I use it every day.::DD:

    http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2862/fossilmeter.th.jpg
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    Good Lord, those pics are unbelievable. I don't...

    Good Lord, those pics are unbelievable. I don't think this wall of shame job will be topped this year. Hopefully you tagged it and disabled it. I would report that installer to the city/state before...
  31. I think the smoke pipe for the gas boiler in the...

    I think the smoke pipe for the gas boiler in the background that's running near horizontal for what looks like 10ft is a greater danger than the old oil beast.
  32. Yep. There's tons of these around Waterbury. Even...

    Yep. There's tons of these around Waterbury. Even thought it sucks $3.40/gal oil like it's free, I still see one every couple weeks or so.

    If he gets a 5gal bucket of furnace cement and slathers...
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    They dictate where you go and when you go there....

    They dictate where you go and when you go there.

    They control how much you make and when you receive it.

    You lose your ability to refuse a crap job if you don't want it. (If you refuse a call,...
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    Does anyone else see nipples? :D

    Does anyone else see nipples? :D
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    I can't imagine a tech closing the valve,...

    I can't imagine a tech closing the valve, removing the tank, screwing in the new tank, and not opening the valve. The first I would want to do is see if the damn thing holds water or not. :eek2:
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    The whole ball valves on x-tanks thing come's...

    The whole ball valves on x-tanks thing come's from way back and isn't a new code at all. These days it's a 'misapplied' code at best.

    Back in Ye Olde Days, when water systems were starting to show...
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    :grin2: How 'bout if I downgrade it to a regular...

    :grin2: How 'bout if I downgrade it to a regular "no-no" ?

    It really depends on the inspector. The older guys frown on it and the newer guys never read building code and don't know any better.
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    Depends on the inspector around here. I try to...

    Depends on the inspector around here. I try to valve all of them and take the handles off. Some are ok with the valves, some are not.




    Posted from my HTC Evo 4G
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    Oops. Ball valve on x-tank is a big no-no around...

    Oops. Ball valve on x-tank is a big no-no around here.
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    Well, you could sell that SS to me for 5 grand,...

    Well, you could sell that SS to me for 5 grand, then you'll only be down to 20K. Sounds like IMTI's pricing.
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    That'll teach him to mess with the kung foo grip....

    That'll teach him to mess with the kung foo grip.

    This other vid was in the side bar. Man I laughed hard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g4d4Aj6GFE&feature=related
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    Yeah we need answers now dab nabbit!!!! Anybody...

    Yeah we need answers now dab nabbit!!!! Anybody have the OP's home number? Let's call him/her and ask him/her if he/she got it fixed yet.
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    Worthwhile to mention. I had a cust like this a...

    Worthwhile to mention. I had a cust like this a couple weeks ago with a newer install that wouldn't keep up. Two other companies out before me and no luck. I went in, looked it all over and...
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    These things only work for "linear" transformers....

    These things only work for "linear" transformers. AKA, those older heavy black copper wound one's from yesteryear. The solid state transformers that come with today's equipment are a different animal...
  45. Thread: Sad days

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    Face it guys. Our time has come to pass. We...

    Face it guys. Our time has come to pass.

    We turned into a society that waits for "someone else" to fix our problems. People these days are more concerned about what's on netflix tonight, how many...
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    Yeah but how good did it feel to fire a pita...

    Yeah but how good did it feel to fire a pita customer like that?

    I had a cust that owned a bunch of franchises of that national coffee and donut chain. He'd hit me with some crap work and wanted...
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    Whole building looks like it's about to collapse...

    Whole building looks like it's about to collapse at any moment.
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    Dewalt 12v max tools

    Hey, figured I didn't see anything on here yet, so...

    Got my Dewalt 12v max inspection cam today and just wanted to say it gets a passing grade. It has a 3.5" color lcd, shoots video and takes...
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    I have that set and I like it a lot. Keep the...

    I have that set and I like it a lot. Keep the collets (or whatever they're called) oiled up and ream out the copper before sticking them in. Works much better than the manual version.

    This tool...
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    Yeah but if you damage it, can you shoot the...

    Yeah but if you damage it, can you shoot the company an email and they send you one in two days no questions asked with a return tag in the box for the old one?

    I don't care if the Veto is made on...
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