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    You guys seem to think all us homeowners are...

    You guys seem to think all us homeowners are idiots. Yet I bet most of YOU are homeowners, right? So because someone owns a home, he's mechanically or electrically inept? Sorry, but many of us...
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    That's the case for me! My original carpeting is...

    That's the case for me! My original carpeting is 32 years old and has outlasted two HVAC systems. It may outlast the current system too! Just glad I don't have a wife around telling me to...
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    FRICKING AMAZING! What will you conservatives...

    FRICKING AMAZING! What will you conservatives find next to hate Obama about? He was elected fair and square, unlike your wonderboy George W. The president's speech to school students has been done...
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    Yeah, but the filter will stay clean longer if...

    Yeah, but the filter will stay clean longer if the plastic is left on it! :D
  5. Thread: Electrocution

    by mark g
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    Every electric leaf blower I've seen has a double...

    Every electric leaf blower I've seen has a double insulated motor and the housing and blower tube are plastic. Even the heavy duty gasoline back-pack mounted units I've seen have plastic blower...
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    I worked as an area engineer with a major gas...

    I worked as an area engineer with a major gas company for several years, and we've never bonded the meter bar, or anything else for that matter. The tracer wire which is run with plastic service...
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    That ductwork looks too professional to be...

    That ductwork looks too professional to be homeowner DIY. Also, it appears there are AC lines to the evap. What homeowner is competent enough to hook up a central AC but not know enough to extend...
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    Best wishes to ya, Amick! Back injuries suck big...

    Best wishes to ya, Amick! Back injuries suck big time. Seems like they never heal up completely. I broke or compressed a vertebrea 22 years ago trying to be a superman and lift up the front end on...
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    I think if you're going to label everyone with a...

    I think if you're going to label everyone with a tattoo as a "defective" or worse, then you have your head in the sand. More younger people than not are sporting tats nowdays; its simply a fashion...
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    When I started grade school way back in '58, the...

    When I started grade school way back in '58, the one room rural school I went to was still on the 8 month school year, so we were out in April! All good things come to an end, so a couple years...
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    Is he positive the motor's bad, or just that the...

    Is he positive the motor's bad, or just that the opener isn't working? Chamberlain-manufactured openers are notorious about breaking a fiber drive gear, which is relatively easy and cheap to...
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    My municipal utility installs these too, but...

    My municipal utility installs these too, but they're always mounted to the top of the disconnect and have a small light to indicate when they're restricting the AC use. I've never volunteered to be...
  13. Thread: craigs list

    by mark g
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    I bought a set of Onkyo home stereo speakers for...

    I bought a set of Onkyo home stereo speakers for $50 two weeks ago from someone in my small town off Craig's List. They were a raging steal for that price, and I mentioned to the seller I was...
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    Like you conservatives have done wonders for this...

    Like you conservatives have done wonders for this country? Its gone to hell under Bush and the rest of you neo-cons! Ban the damn guns....period!

    Proud to be Liberal
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    According to Wikipedia...

    According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears_Tower , Sears moved into the newly constructed tower in 1973, but as its financial fortunes fell, they sold and vacated in 1995 to nearby...
  16. A few years ago, I purchased a 25 year old GE gas...

    A few years ago, I purchased a 25 year old GE gas furnace from a local HVAC installer to use in my buddy's machine shop. He installed it himself and it worked just fine to heat the shop to tolerable...
  17. Back when I was a supervisor at an electric...

    Back when I was a supervisor at an electric utility, all company trucks came with AM radios, period. Several of the foremen I supervised had a habit of taking delivery of their new company vehicles,...
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    The stock market was going in the crapper a year...

    The stock market was going in the crapper a year ago, during Bushie's administration. For those of you that think Obama can fix 8 years of Bush's screw-ups in just ONE MONTH!!!!! He's good, but...
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    My thought was "so what" too. Everybody in my...

    My thought was "so what" too. Everybody in my generation (woodstock era)smoked weed, myself included. Anyone who didn't smoke a bit of weed was either a nerd or religious freak. Maybe the younger...
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    Have them put an Amprobe on that motor to see how...

    Have them put an Amprobe on that motor to see how many amps its pulling while its running. If its pulling over the rated nameplate amps, then its too small for the job or the blower is set to run...
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    Thanks for the responses, guys! Sounds like I...

    Thanks for the responses, guys! Sounds like I can get my system serviced by any competitent local tech, even if they aren't authorized for my particular brand. Just make sure I keep all...
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    Service Contracts

    I replaced my gas furnace and A/C two years ago and largely based on what I read here, purchased service contracts the last two years from the installing company. The service contracts are paid on a...
  23. Thread: Brand Bashing

    by mark g
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    I'm a homeowner who had a new brand "Y" furnace...

    I'm a homeowner who had a new brand "Y" furnace and A/C installed in 2006 by a local HVAC/plumbing dealer. This brand was the only brand he sold (and I had previously owned it and had good luck with...
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    Note also how the newspaper "reporters"...

    Note also how the newspaper "reporters" repeatedly equate Freon to sulfur dioxide! One and the same, according to the article. :eek:
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    Home Depot sells General Electric branded water...

    Home Depot sells General Electric branded water heaters, but they are made by RHEEM.

    I was just there yesterday shopping for a WH. And for what its worth, the Whirlpool water heaters sold at...
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