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    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the...

    50' of the black 5/8" rope they sell at the orange store is what I carry. No hooks or anything.
  2. Two GSA buildings I work in just got some...

    Two GSA buildings I work in just got some Multistacks with turbos installed as part of some performance & energy efficiency contract.
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    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about...

    You're right about that, I wasn't thinking about that clearly obviously. The rods would wear like that but not the pistons or cylinders. As for the other comment, I was just joking around with you,...
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    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on...

    Or, instead of giving us a lecture on refrigeration 101, you could go ahead and share that info with the rest of the class. :D These things aren't flying into space, you know?

    JP, were the rings...
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    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal,...

    Look at the wear patterns on the crank, journal, oil pump, pistons, cylinder walls, etc. Measure everything with inside and outside micrometers. I'd venture a guess that there shouldn't be any more...
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    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a...

    Personally, I think digitals are a gimmick and a big waste of $$$, especially for someone new.

    Most employers expect a new tech to have a respectable assortment of hand tools, a cordless...
  7. KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks...

    KIT01146 for the aluminum tube repair looks exactly like those swage-lok fittings I was describing.
  8. Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their...

    Trane uses a fitting called "Swage-look" on their chillers for temp sensors on the refrigerant and water side. The fitting is very similar to a compression fitting with the exception of one extra...
  9. Knowing how systems are put together, where...

    Knowing how systems are put together, where things are usually located, and understanding the big picture is very important. Many times, my experience in installation has helped me solve the problem...
  10. Religion IS the crime here. A crime being...

    Religion IS the crime here. A crime being committed in perpetuity because everyone keeps giving them a free pass so they don't offend someone else.
  11. Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the...

    Kefah, with all due respect, your country and the entire region has been all kinds of messed up for centuries. Long before any invasion by the US. I'm not saying that US interference in Iraq (or...
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    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger

    I get a lot of stuff from Grainger
  13. Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.

    Islam spreading it's peaceful message I see.
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    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor...

    Get a water cooled modular scroll compressor Multistack with a closed loop evaporative cooler. You will have no problems getting those scroll modules in the building. If you use another cooling...
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    edited post

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    I may know some people who may have worked there...

    I may know some people who may have worked there at one time and they may tell you that it may be a great opportunity for anyone at any stage in their career. :whistle:
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    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local...

    For me, it was just a waste of money. The local chapter in my area was not very active, and all I got out of the deal was a couple of patches/stickers and a stack of magazines that eventually went...
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    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge...

    Being a luddite with no computer skills is a huge minus when it comes to nowadays factory service jobs. The days of working on chillers with nothing but a 5 gallon bucket, hose, and 15" "crescent...
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    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools...

    That's for real. One of the chillers that cools a sports stadium in my area.
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    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the...

    I'm just gonna leave this here and watch the fireworks...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/15/3936240/a-love-letter-to-big-government.html
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    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB,...

    The ones I see the most are Danfoss/Trane, ABB, Emerson. My personal favorites are the Trane TR-200 drives. I think the technology has come far enough with these things that it really doesn't...
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    That's funny. Been in that situation a couple...

    That's funny. Been in that situation a couple times now. It's great when you get to go bail out companies you used to work for and diagnose equipment that has people you used to work with stumped.
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    Done!

    Done!
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