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    That's a good point Rick and that's also why it...

    That's a good point Rick and that's also why it isn't wise to install a furnace or air handler in a laundry area where there will be a lot of chlorine being used. The same applies for a swimming pool...
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    They are intended for small appliances such as...

    They are intended for small appliances such as refrigerators or window units.

    Place the piercing valve near the end of the process stub on the appliance. After service is complete pinch off...
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    The uni-weld regulator is a good choice for leak...

    The uni-weld regulator is a good choice for leak testing and they are fairly inexpensive. JS had them on sale here last month.

    For a nitrogen purge you may prefer a low-flow regulator for inert...
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    I'll bet about half way through they were saying...

    I'll bet about half way through they were saying to themselves "maybe this wasn't such a good ideer".

    http://youtu.be/Dv3HdXspRgA
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    BTW, that cure works for hurt fingers too!

    BTW, that cure works for hurt fingers too!
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    Best cure for that is to soak it in cider. ...

    Best cure for that is to soak it in cider.




    (Say it out load one syllable at a time.)
  7. Thread: Wall of Flame

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    Wall of Flame

    I imagine the town fire department is on alert every evening at about 5:00.

    http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k233/fabrk8r/Grill_Hazard.jpg
  8. Thread: Word play

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    Word play

    This could be the same list that was going around last year. Funny nonetheless.

    The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by...
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    All I know is that the federal energy tax credit...

    All I know is that the federal energy tax credit has been extended thru 2011.

    http://trane.com/Residential/Trane-Owners/Energy-Tax-Credit-Summary
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    About all you can do is keep them as clean as...

    About all you can do is keep them as clean as possible, inside and out, and keep your fingers crossed.

    As already stated, appliances, like most other consumables, are built quick and cheap these...
  11. Whew, that register would have been whistling at...

    Whew, that register would have been whistling at 671 cfm! It would have sounded like a jet engine.
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    I don't watch too much of those "ghost" or...

    I don't watch too much of those "ghost" or "sasquatch" hunter shows because I think that's a bunch of hooey as well.

    I think that if there were aliens here, or ghosts, or bigfeet, we'd have more...
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    I like the blue ones. The bubbles are larger than...

    I like the blue ones. The bubbles are larger than the pink ones.
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    The reversing valve should be under warranty by...

    The reversing valve should be under warranty by Goodman if it's less than 5 years.

    I've had to replace 2 of them in the same Goodman unit myself. I didn't charge the customer for the labor...
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    I watched it, because I'm curious about a lot of...

    I watched it, because I'm curious about a lot of things.

    My opinion, because I'm entitled to mine, just as Richard Dolan is entitled to his, is that this is complete hogwash.

    It was very...
  16. Thread: Pro Title

    by Fabrk8r
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    ur wlcm thnx nywy bb

    ur wlcm thnx nywy bb
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    I'm starting to wonder if this might be a DIY...

    I'm starting to wonder if this might be a DIY project from the questions we're getting back on our replies.
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    A parting wheel, also know as a cut-off disc, is...

    A parting wheel, also know as a cut-off disc, is a thin grinding wheel for a 4-1/2" grinder that is made specifically for cutting metal.
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    Or, as Kermit the frog says, "Time's fun when...

    Or, as Kermit the frog says, "Time's fun when you're having flies!"

    :grin2:
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    Parting wheel, or if the cut-out is large enough,...

    Parting wheel, or if the cut-out is large enough, just cut a big enough area out of the center and then you can put your snips on the "inside" and cut the inner hole that way. The second option may...
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    We recently did a hospital job that was actually...

    We recently did a hospital job that was actually required to be tested at 7"W.C. and the leakage was not to exceed 4%.

    I would have to go back and look at the spec book, but I think it was...
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    Well that's depressing. I'm 48 and my life is...

    Well that's depressing. I'm 48 and my life is almost half over.

    BTW, how do they know I'm going to be crushed to death by a fat woman who's jet-pack ran out of fuel?
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    We call it a "cricket", helps shed the water,...

    We call it a "cricket", helps shed the water, less chance for potential leaks.
    We add a cricket to any curb wider than a couple ribs or about 24" and usually all curbs on a pitch greater than 2/12. ...
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    I think the reason most people won't pay to have...

    I think the reason most people won't pay to have a Geo system installed to replace an inefficient gas furnace or air-source HP or conventional AC system is because the majority of us don't have...
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    If the refrigerant lines are in a chase, or...

    If the refrigerant lines are in a chase, or "pipe" as you described it, you should be able to detect if there is a leak by holding the detector at the end of the chase while there is pressure in the...
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    I sincerely apologize for my outburst. I will...

    I sincerely apologize for my outburst.

    I will sit quietly on my hands now and wait for the manufacturer of the product, Sedna Aire Solar Air Conditioner, to explain the theory behind their system...
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    New and Improved!!! Snake Oil now available...

    New and Improved!!!

    Snake Oil now available in GREEN!

    :couch:
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    If your fingernail is black, find the smallest,...

    If your fingernail is black, find the smallest, sharpest drill bit you have and use it to bore a tiny hole in your nail to relieve the pressure.
    Just twist it in at the center of the darkest part...
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    One question...why do you open "junk" email?

    One question...why do you open "junk" email?
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    I just became a huge fan of Meytal Cohen! ...

    I just became a huge fan of Meytal Cohen!

    Great drummer. Most of her covers sound better than the original drum track, if that's even possible.

    One of the covers, "Black Hole Sun" by...
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    Read my signature. Click on the Term Limits link,...

    Read my signature. Click on the Term Limits link, educate yourself about term limits and then sign the petition.

    Nothing will change if we let it remain the same. The politicians will have free...
  32. I wasn't trying to tell you you had done anything...

    I wasn't trying to tell you you had done anything wrong. I was just making an observation.

    In fact, I applaud your efforts. I'd be interested to see how long the PEX holds up. It has been in use...
  33. Nice idea, but what about the PEX being exposed...

    Nice idea, but what about the PEX being exposed to UV?

    Normal PEX should not be exposed to ultraviolet light for a period longer than 30 to 60 days. PEX with UV stabilizers and protection...
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    2003 FLHRCI (Road King Classic) ...

    2003 FLHRCI (Road King Classic)

    http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k233/fabrk8r/0818091218_01.jpg
  35. Thread: osha

    by Fabrk8r
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    We were required to attend the OSHA 10 hour...

    We were required to attend the OSHA 10 hour safety course to keep our HVAC license. It's a state law here.

    The first time it was offered here, years and years ago, it was at a local community...
  36. I thought I'd let you all know that, since today...

    I thought I'd let you all know that, since today is Friday, I just made another donation to help bail out the govt.

    Just as I, and millions of other hard working Americans like myself have done...
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    When my old 40 gallon NG "storage" water heater...

    When my old 40 gallon NG "storage" water heater sprung a leak 2 years ago I decided I'd try a NG tankless WH. They've been in use in Europe for about 30 years.

    I installed a Richmond (Rheem) and...
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    That's one of those new-fangled 3-way...

    That's one of those new-fangled 3-way nipple-coupling-extenders. It gets you where your going even if you're not sure how to get there.
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    I've known people who drank too much dew or...

    I've known people who drank too much dew or coffee and got headaches from too much caffeine or the sudden withdrawl from not having it in their system.
  40. I hope it's not too late already.

    I hope it's not too late already.
  41. Thread: r410a puron

    by Fabrk8r
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    Then you could reply with "______ microns, and...

    Then you could reply with "______ microns, and it held for _____ minutes".

    That would be useful information that might get you some useful info in return.
  42. Thread: On Topic.

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    I knew a girl who was double-jointed.

    I knew a girl who was double-jointed.
  43. Thread: Job Crossover

    by Fabrk8r
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    I'll bet you just can't wait to climb into a 150°...

    I'll bet you just can't wait to climb into a 150° attic at 5:30AM or a dark damp crawl space at 8:30PM.

    All an HVAC tech needs to know is pretty much everything an electrician needs to know,...
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    Gunny is correct, the best way is to have a float...

    Gunny is correct, the best way is to have a float switch and shut-off.

    If you want a pan like I described call local sheet metal shops.
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    I mainly make secondary drain pans for commercial...

    I mainly make secondary drain pans for commercial units, although once in a while I do make residential pans. I almost always solder a 4" long 3/4" or 1" copper stub into the end of the galvanized...
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    HAP2, you live in Eastern NC. Yeah, you probably...

    HAP2, you live in Eastern NC. Yeah, you probably type with an accent.

    Do you ever go oot fishing on your boot? :grin2:

    (I had friends that lived on the Outer Banks)
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    Do us all a favor, if you are able to watch the...

    Do us all a favor, if you are able to watch the new installation take place. See if the installer uses a bottle of nitrogen to purge your line-set before he begins soldering and then watch to see if...
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    As far as I know all brands have at least a 10...

    As far as I know all brands have at least a 10 year warranty anymore (they have to to be competitive).

    Don't base your decision on brand name, go with an installer you trust. Word of mouth is...
  49. Thread: HVAC Calc

    by Fabrk8r
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    rk05, are you aware that some HVAC companies will...

    rk05, are you aware that some HVAC companies will actually do a "manual J" before they give you a quote?

    Some will even let you see the final numbers before you have even accepted their bid. Most...
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    No prices allowed. I can't tell if you were...

    No prices allowed.

    I can't tell if you were taken for a ride. What did you decide to do after he gave you those options?

    Some of what he told you is true, to a point. Without seeing the unit...
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