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  1. Does anyone know anything about Vonage. I heard...

    Does anyone know anything about Vonage. I heard they did not allow TM calls. If so, I may switch.
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    Can't see 'em either. using windows vista with...

    Can't see 'em either. using windows vista with ms picture viewer.
  3. Thread: Invention Help

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    I came up with an idea to improve a product that...

    I came up with an idea to improve a product that had been in existence for several hundred years. My wife and I were out eating supper when the idea hit me. Got home and did a search for the idea...
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    As a former ASE Master Tech ( impressive huh? -...

    As a former ASE Master Tech ( impressive huh? - not really - ok ) I agree not to leave the engine running if stopped more than a few minutes. One thing, however, that I would recommend, especially...
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    I have taken taken the accumulator out and...

    I have taken taken the accumulator out and literally poured the oil out of it from one yaa-hoo after another recharging a leaky system and adding oil. If the orfice screen wasn't plugged with...
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    No. I Think they are both 1,1,1,2-tet....

    No. I Think they are both 1,1,1,2-tet....
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    I can deal, to a degree, with that, but the...

    I can deal, to a degree, with that, but the manager who wants to follow me around trying to cross-train, asking about every little detail because he thinks he can borrow his cousin Earl's gauges next...
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    Yep, lots of things to consider right now for me,...

    Yep, lots of things to consider right now for me, just glad you're back in action. We'll talk.
  9. Thread: mixed emotions

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    My only advise, if you do decide to change jobs,...

    My only advise, if you do decide to change jobs, is to give your current employer plenty of notice and work hard up to the minute you leave. In other words - don't burn any bridges. I left a job in...
  10. Thread: RLA verses FLA

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    Also, if you are dyslexic, don't confuse RLA with...

    Also, if you are dyslexic, don't confuse RLA with LRA which is:
    Locked Rotor Amps
    Also known as starting inrush, this is the amount of current the motor can be expected to draw under starting...
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    Noticed you were owner of hvac co on your profile...

    Noticed you were owner of hvac co on your profile - are you picking up refrigeration or just threw in the towel on hvac?
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    After you shut it down, watch the hi side, let us...

    After you shut it down, watch the hi side, let us know what and how long it takes to drop.
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    Your fix'n to get ate up for ask'n a question...

    Your fix'n to get ate up for ask'n a question such as this outside of the pro forums, like I learned the hard way once. :D
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    When I was much younger, I had a good friend die...

    When I was much younger, I had a good friend die of cancer too. At the time I was heavy into a Pentecostal church and believed whole-heartedly in miracle healing. After visiting and praying with...
  15. Thread: Remote start?

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    I put a alarm/remote start in my van. Did it...

    I put a alarm/remote start in my van. Did it myself just so I could have control over it but man o man - it was a job! http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=149475
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    I use a fieldpiece, old snap-on grahping meter,...

    I use a fieldpiece, old snap-on grahping meter, and keep a cheap analog around for the "once in a whiles".
  17. Thread: shocking

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    Glad you're still around pal. Ya know, the juice...

    Glad you're still around pal. Ya know, the juice can cause you other problems too besides flat out death. I think some of my conditions could probably be traced back to a few good jolts from a too...
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    My Ma said she heard you could rub Vics on your...

    My Ma said she heard you could rub Vics on your toenails to cure the thick yellow toenail disease. Said you had to do it twice a day. Went through about 3 jars and now I have thick, yellow, greasy...
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    If you are in a small town you would benefit to...

    If you are in a small town you would benefit to pick up as much cross training as you can, i.e. plumbing, electrical, and be broad in hvacr. This allows you to stay busy and keep your valued "few"...
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    My wife says that I'm loosing my hair, but I...

    My wife says that I'm loosing my hair, but I always tell her I'm not -- I can always find it in the shower drain! :D
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    U.S.A.F. 88 - 91, B-52's Bomb/Nav System, Sgt.

    U.S.A.F. 88 - 91, B-52's Bomb/Nav System, Sgt.
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    My post count is way too low to say too much! ...

    My post count is way too low to say too much! Happy B-Day!
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    Sorry, didn't mean to strike a nerve Mr....

    Sorry, didn't mean to strike a nerve Mr. Territory Manager! OK - maybe I did!:D
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    My last reply was to your first --- strangely...

    My last reply was to your first --- strangely enough looks like I was replying to your second one --- anywho -- elementary mistake but not too old to learn - thanks again.
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    Thank you Mr. Mathews! If it wasn't for that one...

    Thank you Mr. Mathews! If it wasn't for that one last smart but empty reply, I wouldn't have got ticked, reopened the diagrahm that came with the stat and noticed the terminal that I overlooked in...
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    Well guys thanks anyways. I'm not the typical...

    Well guys thanks anyways. I'm not the typical tightwad homeowner trying to save a buck.... done electrical t.s. for years and gassed enough units to freeze Texas .... with my own 2 hands and made a...
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    New T-Stat No-Go

    Bought a digital t-stat to replace my existing coleman dual-mercury bulb t-stat (heat off cool). Tired of going to bed with AC on and waking up froze (that time of year). The problem I had was that...
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    Congratulations! Always like to hear things like...

    Congratulations! Always like to hear things like that, especially nowadays. :)
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    Stop Leak is ok for automotive cooling systems...

    Stop Leak is ok for automotive cooling systems but I would never use an AC system stop leak for reasons already mentioned. You have to be careful even with the amount you put in the engine cooling...
  30. Amen dirtyboy. The blue collar mechanic sure...

    Amen dirtyboy. The blue collar mechanic sure doesn't need any more discredit. People are funny - they will get 5 or 6 opinions on what their heat pump service man or auto mechanic tells them but...
  31. Thread: Car brakes

    by rabert
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    Diagnosed and fixed a bunch of brakes while self...

    Diagnosed and fixed a bunch of brakes while self employed in auto repair. A lot of good ideas on the posts so far but don't forget that if the rear brakes are not doing their job, the front will...
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    Sorry. I guess I assumed you were young by you...

    Sorry. I guess I assumed you were young by you just starting out in the trade. We are about the same age and I too have been doing factory work (again) for the last few years but getting back to my...
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    Well, I commend you on not going to bars as well...

    Well, I commend you on not going to bars as well as aspiring to a new trade. I would love to have the money and time I wasted in my youth on women and wine. Don't have a thing to show for it except...
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    read up!

    I have been out of commercial refrig for about 20 yrs and trying to catch up myself. Been reading Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 5th ed by Whitman Johnson Toczyk and also Commercial...
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    Forum Lingo / Abbreviations

    This will for sure tell my age but how about a crash course in internet abbreviations. I know a few like IMHO and the cursing abbreviaitons are pretty self explanitory, but a lot of others out there...
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    Alarm/Remote Start - Done Deal!

    Well, Decided to install the alarm myself based on a few reasons - I own the van myself and wanted control over add-ons, programming, and any problems that may arise from it. I've also done alot of...
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    Let me guess --- texting!

    Let me guess --- texting!
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    I'm with you pulse. Love that bluegrass but...

    I'm with you pulse. Love that bluegrass but can't listen to it much cause it gives me the overwhelming urge to drink corn whiskey -- and that makes my brain hurt --- for days! :)
  39. Thread: The Number 23

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    Had to chime in on this one cause this type of...

    Had to chime in on this one cause this type of occurence has haunted me for the past several years. It started when I would wake up every morning for no good reason at exactly 4:11. After that I...
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    I would be interested to hear the progress of...

    I would be interested to hear the progress of this venture so please--- do keep us informed. By the way, do you have any business experience? What kind and how long if you do?
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    I would not always agree that the customer wants...

    I would not always agree that the customer wants to do the smart thing. I had a quick lube for several years, would often show a dirty air filter to the customer who would say "let me see that...
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    Ok, that sounds very professional and all but...

    Ok, that sounds very professional and all but that also means you are revisiting all of your service calls, even the ones that are 30 minutes out of the way. Is that practical and cost effective? ...
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    Now I don't feel so bad because I also have been...

    Now I don't feel so bad because I also have been reading alot about sh and sc on here and just could not remember it being such an issue 20 years ago. I can see it's value but --- how about on hot...
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    Thanks Markettech! Found a good viper system...

    Thanks Markettech! Found a good viper system online with directions to the nearest installer who had all the parts in stock unlike CC and at a better price. By the way, hope you have luck in the...
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    Van/Truck Security System

    I have been looking for a good alarm and remote start system for my service van. Decided to get one at Circuit City mainly because nowhere else around here sales them. Went to CC today to ask the...
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    May want to put up a 1/4 inch steel plated...

    May want to put up a 1/4 inch steel plated privacy fence for when the brass starts flying.:eek:
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    Maybe he's just having trouble fixing her A/C. ...

    Maybe he's just having trouble fixing her A/C. Maybe you should walk over, sling the front door open and see if he needs some help. :)
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    Basser, when will you be in Ashville? I would...

    Basser, when will you be in Ashville? I would have emailed you but no email listed. Thanks.
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    ok men, what's the deal with hotshot? How is it...

    ok men, what's the deal with hotshot? How is it bad? Oil return? Head pressure - what????:confused:
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    Thanks!

    Thanks fellers! Guess I'll have to just buy a jug as I need it or go take a loan out and stock up. I did pick up a jug of 134a to do auto a/c with but that's it so far. Guess I just need to make...
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