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    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but...

    I was going to suggest the same thing TB, but didn't want to be accused of Hackery
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    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box,...

    The box manufacturer here will deliver the box, and his guys will assemble it, and seal it up, all included in the bid. It definitely will not be half of the 40 G mark.
  3. Thread: grounding ?

    by uniservice
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    And when you sell your house, the inspector that...

    And when you sell your house, the inspector that does the presale, will make a note that the label(s) aren't attached to the wall plates.
  4. Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?

    Stake ons, not Steak ons eh?
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    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in...

    So,,,,PHM, Don't keep an old man in suspense,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. ...

    Best one was the garage with a gravel floor. Complaint that chest freezer had conked out and the guy had lost a deer, and an elk, and half a beef. Got there, H/O there too. He had to open the box...
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    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. ...

    Check the output millivolts of the thermocouple. Also you need to check the output under load. It would also be nice if you could find out what the dropout voltage of that new valve is,,,,,
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    I used my ferret to pull control cables across...

    I used my ferret to pull control cables across insulated suspended ceilings in a grocery store. He would pull a fishline to me at the back of the store and then we would pull our wires.
  9. I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into...

    I just Took a 12 volt automotive test light into Radio Shack and purchased a 22-30 volt bulb that fit the light. I've used it for years.
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    Showoff! Most of us never had all that...

    Showoff! Most of us never had all that sophisticated equipment when we started out! But if you must you can shove it in our faces, and give us the reading we ask for.
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    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come...

    On some systems all of the heat strips don't come on during a defrost. Only enough heat comes on to temper the air coming out of the registers to keep from cooling down the heated space, while not...
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    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas...

    First thing that comes to mind, is that the gas pressure should be 11" WC at appliance under load. Is this propane system a single stage regulated system or is it two staged? Second thing is to...
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    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start...

    Don't do any warranty work for them. They start out pretty good to work with, and then out of the blue, they'll ask you to do a call on some equipment that you never had a hand in purchasing. Next...
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    I've experienced the same thing with them sending...

    I've experienced the same thing with them sending too many of an item. Also had to just take em back to the local store. What a bunch of hooey. The local store here is a family owned franchise...
  15. I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to...

    I used Ridgids my whole career, and never had to deburr a cut. Not sure, But I think the Hilmor is very similar to the Ridgid.
  16. You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke,...

    You are looking at UEI meters. I've had Fluke, Fieldpiece, and UEI. For the price, and for general reliability, you can't beat UEI. I'm retired now and still have all my tools. If I were gonna...
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    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of...

    I'LL bet your POS is a Turbo air or a spinoff of theirs.
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    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that...

    Had an electrician friend here that moved to that area. Said work was plentiful if you had a trade.
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    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,

    Gravity,,,what a concept,,,,,
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    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty...

    I find a lot of these units plugged into a fifty or hundred foot 16 ga. drop cord. Doesn't help the start factor. Maybe get an amp. draw when she tries to start. Or build yourself a test cord and...
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    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas...

    As I recall, We used to find a P/C Board on gas furnaces in the Portland area that some snake oil outfit sold to people. It cycled the gas valve on & off and kept the blower running. Was supposed...
  22. Thread: Got Fries?

    by uniservice
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    also,,,,,,

    Blanching spuds also keeps em from turning black before you fry them up for customers. Used to be we peeled em, cut em and then had to store em in "potato white." Either that or blanch em. They...
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    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just...

    Darnit Baldy,,,when I grow up, I wanna be just like you!
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    You have to be kidding! I really don't think...

    You have to be kidding! I really don't think this was a real person. How could he seriously give a homeowner a bill for all this? No wonder we get a bad name and get investigated by 60 minutes!
  25. Is this the fuse located in the air handler? ...

    Is this the fuse located in the air handler? Then I too would isolate each circuit component. Maybe substitute a mini circuit breaker for the fuse while checking out different parts of the system. ...
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    who am you really?

    who am you really?
  27. Thread: bad r22 can

    by uniservice
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    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever...

    If you have an account at Johnstone or wherever the brand was sold, take it to them. Screwing around with a stuck tank valve is just playing with trouble.
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    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably...

    I agree with the valve plate changeout. Probably will pump down fine after that.
  29. Ditto

    Ditto
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    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week...

    stumbled across a Nissan (Datsun) Van Last week that still had the cardboard dealer plates on it. Heckuva lot bigger than my 96 one ton 3500. Asked the guy taking stuff out of it on the job, said...
  31. Me too. I've had great luck ordering after...

    Me too. I've had great luck ordering after market heaters from Case Parts. Never had a problem with them either.
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    I told an impatient boss that was bugging me on a...

    I told an impatient boss that was bugging me on a job, about how long I was gonna be,,,,"Hey! You can only shove so many feathers up a duck's a$$!!!" After that he left me alone, until a couple...
  33. Thread: Tachometer

    by uniservice
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    I've got an older mechanical Stewart Warner, and...

    I've got an older mechanical Stewart Warner, and an electronic device that connects to my VOM and it reads in RPMs in the ohms scale. Had em for at least 25 years. Haven't used them in an awful...
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    Yeah,,,Me too.

    Yeah,,,Me too.
  35. So what kind of work do you have? Mostly heat...

    So what kind of work do you have? Mostly heat pumps? Mostly electric furnaces? What kind of licensing is needed? Here if you work on HVAC equipment, you not only need your EPA refrigerant...
  36. Thread: callbacks

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    Over the years I've fired a few, I've been fired...

    Over the years I've fired a few, I've been fired by a couple, and have offered to whip a couple more. The problem with our customers is that for the most part, they're humans. And humans are a...
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    That is what I was told, by an engineer that is...

    That is what I was told, by an engineer that is now retired from BPA
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    Confusing statement,,,about sending DC current long distances

    As I understand it, the Bonneville Power Administration Generates power at Bonneville
    Dam, The Dalles Dam, and a bunch of other dams on the Columbia River. Up on the
    bluff above the dam in The...
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    X2 Been wearing them since They were available. ...

    X2 Been wearing them since They were available. Also wear tempered glass lenses as the plastic ones scratched and had to be replaced after three months.
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    Sounds like the replacement inducer isn't putting...

    Sounds like the replacement inducer isn't putting out proper CFM, causing the unit to burn richer, making it soot.
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    I would go back and research the inducer...

    I would go back and research the inducer replacement. Make sure they replaced apples for apples. Sounds to me like they didn't get the proper CFM replacement causing it to burn a lot richer.
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    Manufactured Housing has been my bread and butter...

    Manufactured Housing has been my bread and butter for the last 17 years. Before that it was stick built housing. Of the two, I prefer the wobbly boxes.
  43. Electronic sight glass,,,

    I still have one in my truck, but mine mounts on the suction line and when it senses
    a droplet of liquid, it beeps. supposedly they work, and I've used mine a few times
    to verify slugging...
  44. I have a factory made "vacuum Pump" that's...

    I have a factory made "vacuum Pump" that's nothing more than a refrigerator compressor. Stored with a bunch of older stuff that I need to get rid of,,,,,,,,,
  45. Sti9ll have a couple of the Larkin coils in...

    Sti9ll have a couple of the Larkin coils in coolers. Also have a box full of halide leak detectors, and new replacement discs.
  46. Me too. Only thing that ever worked any better...

    Me too. Only thing that ever worked any better was the old toastmaster toaster from back in the 60s. Slowly popped up, and made toast like a dream. Cost nearly $50 back then. Gave it up to my ex...
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    The local five & Dime,,,,,,

    The local five & Dime,,,,,,
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    Fracas at the intersection

    Fracas at the intersection
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    I've never had a lesson that I didn't have to pay...

    I've never had a lesson that I didn't have to pay for,,,,,,,,,,
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    Hmmm. ruined my whole day,,,,,I was just like a...

    Hmmm. ruined my whole day,,,,,I was just like a vulture, waiting to pounce on the pic.
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