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    We have to take the coil back to the shop for...

    We have to take the coil back to the shop for repairs
  2. All of our trades @ work are now known as...

    All of our trades @ work are now known as premises technicians. Pay is still the same so all is still good.
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    Another option off the top of my head if the...

    Another option off the top of my head if the water is crossing over the full length of the easement is to put a grass swail on the high side of the easement to channel the water away before it gets...
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    I made a mistake of buying one of the Wal-Mart...

    I made a mistake of buying one of the Wal-Mart brand toasters thinking they should not be different than the higher priced ones. Wrong, it would not turn off and I burnt almost a half loaf of bread...
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    We had a few days of near freezing over night in...

    We had a few days of near freezing over night in the last two weeks. I know people that just put the furnace on in the morning to take the chill out while they were in the shower or having...
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    I read his post and I think he was trying to say...

    I read his post and I think he was trying to say he was demoing (aka demolition) as part of his duties not describing what he was doing as demeaning.

    Hang in there some companies are better than...
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    It's Amazon, they can afford the cost of an air...

    It's Amazon, they can afford the cost of an air lift. Everybody else would be get a few guys from HD with ropes and pull it up the side to save money

    Its neat watching them do air lifts in an...
  8. Around here if a building had a four floor flood...

    Around here if a building had a four floor flood there would be the Servicemaster type damage restoration contractor in to deal with the water damage (probably paid by the insurance company not the...
  9. From their home page: Seeger Weiss is a leader...

    From their home page:

    Seeger Weiss is a leader in consumer class action lawsuits.
  10. Have you checked with some of the battery repair...

    Have you checked with some of the battery repair places to see if they can rebuild your existing batteries?
  11. Here in Manitoba the utility would be responsible...

    Here in Manitoba the utility would be responsible for the regulator repair / replacement at no charge as its on the utility side of the meter.;
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    Made it on the local TV news here in Canada a few...

    Made it on the local TV news here in Canada a few weeks ago. Apparently the device is available on the internet but the report for obvious reasons did not say what web site.
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    I thought that the tourist being taken would have...

    I thought that the tourist being taken would have been a good story hook.
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    Have you thought of contacting one of the Orlando...

    Have you thought of contacting one of the Orlando TV stations? Maybe they can have their I-team go after the rental car company instead of a/c contractors :) ?

    http://www.wesh.com/tv/contact
    ...
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    Add VisitOrlando.com to your list, they are the...

    Add VisitOrlando.com to your list, they are the people doing the marketing for businesses and conventions.
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    The Budget rental franchise on Canada's west...

    The Budget rental franchise on Canada's west coast had a scam going in the fall of 2012 with finding "damage" after the car had been turned in and the customer long gone. They would even go as far...
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    I found from personal experience that CO...

    I found from personal experience that CO detectors 5 year life seems to expire about 3 am and panic everybody in the house when it goes in trouble mode.

    Nobody seems to know if its a real alarm...
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    Or in the summer put it lower to cool it faster.

    Or in the summer put it lower to cool it faster.
  19. A lot of time manufacturing cost. Bearing cost...

    A lot of time manufacturing cost. Bearing cost more
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    would one of the cheap inspection cams be of any...

    would one of the cheap inspection cams be of any use to see if anything is stuck in the blades? Every now and then Princess Auto (Canada's clone of Harbor Freight) has them on sale for a good price.
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    Was he a professional engineer? They can be a...

    Was he a professional engineer? They can be a pain as a customer.
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    Cable companies aren't much better at providing...

    Cable companies aren't much better at providing quality service.

    If you go to the telephone installer forums you will hear stories about all the different providers (ILEC, CLEC, Cable) not...
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    If your doing something for a group like Habitat...

    If your doing something for a group like Habitat for Humanity could you get coverage as a named insured on their liability coverage?
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    and leave them a thermostat to play with, it will...

    and leave them a thermostat to play with, it will make them feel hotter or cooler if they can "adjust" the temp.
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    Scratched up ceiling tiles could also be from the...

    Scratched up ceiling tiles could also be from the sparkies or the telecom/data guys having their pull box above.
  26. Thread: Run cap hack

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    If you use the black UV resistant zip straps they...

    If you use the black UV resistant zip straps they last longer outside than the normal white / clear ones.
  27. Thread: Run cap hack

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    Screw hole is in the middle of most of the...

    Screw hole is in the middle of most of the ty-wrap holders. The sticky pad holds it in place while you drill in the self tapping screw.
  28. Do all airlines have a level D simulator or would...

    Do all airlines have a level D simulator or would the smaller ones have to contract out and hire time from somebody else?

    I would suspect that all the major North American and European lines...
  29. Thread: Heat Rash

    by mbhydro
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    If you have shingles your too late to take the...

    If you have shingles your too late to take the pills for it. You have 48 hours to start them after symptoms occur otherwise they don't work.

    I was lucky I found a weekend walk in clinic as I...
  30. Thread: Heat Rash

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    Few years ago on a weekend I thought I had a heat...

    Few years ago on a weekend I thought I had a heat rash but a friend of mind talked me into going to a walk-in and found I had shingles. Might be worth while to get it looked at.
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    Your lucky that's all that happened. Buddy...

    Your lucky that's all that happened.

    Buddy of mine's son was involved in a motocross accident one year ago this month and is still off work (a few weeks away from completing his 4th year...
  32. Thread: working alone

    by mbhydro
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    There are at least two monitoring companies in...

    There are at least two monitoring companies in Canada that provide work alone tracking service for a reasonable price.

    You activate an automated response schedule once you check in on site and...
  33. Thread: recovery tanks

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    Never tried it but would a propane distributor...

    Never tried it but would a propane distributor test recovery tanks? They have to pressure certify their tanks so they should be able to do it.
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    Here in Winnipeg the MTS Center (home of NHL...

    Here in Winnipeg the MTS Center (home of NHL Winnipeg Jets) has both an electric boiler (installed in 2008) and a gas boiler (part of the original build in 2004).

    The electric boiler is the...
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    At least you can still get Craftsman in the US,...

    At least you can still get Craftsman in the US, here in Canada Sears has gotten out of tool sales in a big way. They still have a few tools for sale but not like a few years ago.
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    -31F for the overnight low and -17F for the...

    -31F for the overnight low and -17F for the daytime high up here in Manitoba. Currently the wind chill is -35F

    Canada Post suspended mail service today in parts of Winnipeg (capital of Manitoba)...
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    Just measured my receipts from the liquor store...

    Just measured my receipts from the liquor store (1 item) and Safeway (2 items) both 12 inches long. Most of it was messages saying how much I saved or asking if I would like to fill in an online...
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    You don't have where you live in your profile,...

    You don't have where you live in your profile, but if you were in Manitoba Canada, you could take a course after high school through the community collage to get a certificate as a entry level...
  39. Thread: Too much snow

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    Wonder if using those would somehow void your...

    Wonder if using those would somehow void your warranty?
  40. I have seen the residential telephone techs using...

    I have seen the residential telephone techs using overshoes.
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    Blew up the last picture and it appears to be a...

    Blew up the last picture and it appears to be a Broan/nu-tone 665 fan with heater chassis. If you have the trim grill there is a light that plugs into the bottom right of the fan.

    Do a internet...
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    If it has the grill trim you may be able to sell...

    If it has the grill trim you may be able to sell it on Kijiji, the newspaper classifieds or the like.

    It looks like a brand new bathroom fan with built in heater? Drawing almost 13 amps its...
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    What also works good after cutting or jetting is...

    What also works good after cutting or jetting is a professional product called Rootx.

    Its a foam product which means it gets the root ends at the top of the pipe too. The guys at the Ridgid...
  44. Thread: Picky customer

    by mbhydro
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    It funny you mention teachers, my dad worked for...

    It funny you mention teachers, my dad worked for Canada Post and he was always saying that teachers and ministers were the ones always calling up to complain about their mail delivery.
  45. Thread: Iphone 5

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    One problem I have heard with the new I phones is...

    One problem I have heard with the new I phones is they are not backwards compatible with any of the chargers or patch cords from the older series. Depending on what you have / use it could a few $$$...
  46. Thread: Roof Access

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    Starting on Page 22 (Adobe page 28) are the...

    Starting on Page 22 (Adobe page 28) are the requirements here in Manitoba. Not sure if they are the same across Canada or not..

    http://www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca/docs/itsm_gas_notices_2010.pdf
    ...
  47. Depending on the GPS, the upgrade cost can be a...

    Depending on the GPS, the upgrade cost can be a killer.

    I was looking at 2012 Dodge cars and if you get a built in factory GPS and want an upgrade you have to pay (or at least you do in Canada).
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    reminds me of an ad, the local phone company had...

    reminds me of an ad, the local phone company had a few years ago (they do land lines and cell service). Two of their young customers were looking at their new smartphones and going on and on about...
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    If anybody in Canada wants one of the large 2...

    If anybody in Canada wants one of the large 2 wheelers described earlier, Princess Auto has them on for 1/2 price next week according to the flyer I got in the mail today.
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    I am sure over the years many apprentices have...

    I am sure over the years many apprentices have been told they could be replaced by a trained monkey by their journeyman.
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