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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
  2. Thread: Boiler burn up

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    Its sad that where I live that doesn't even crack...

    Its sad that where I live that doesn't even crack my top ten!
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    Wow old thread. We ended up buying one.

    Wow old thread. We ended up buying one.
  4. Thread: Stolen tools

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    Someone stole our Rigid 300 from a site 3 months...

    Someone stole our Rigid 300 from a site 3 months ago. That hurt a lot :(
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    I'm sold on the 36 volt Bosch sawzall, it's just...

    I'm sold on the 36 volt Bosch sawzall, it's just like using a corded one. We have several that get used all the time and not a single issue. I used to have a dewalt cordless that sucked and powered...
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    Most of us take our vans home but a couple techs...

    Most of us take our vans home but a couple techs live in rural areas 40 minutes away. Solution, anyone?
  7. Thread: MORE DUCT SOX

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    They inflate and deflate, but when they deflate...

    They inflate and deflate, but when they deflate they don't look bad. We did 2- 34"x170' Blue, still look great 2 years later.
    I didn't see how you have those ones hung, just looking to see how...
  8. Thread: Sprinters Vans

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    We have an '05 and '07 both get around 21 mpg, 1...

    We have an '05 and '07 both get around 21 mpg, 1 is high roof , narrow wheel base and 1 is extra high roof, wider wheel base, bigger engine. Starting to get a little rust at the base of the doors,...
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    I always use the cheap ones because they're...

    I always use the cheap ones because they're light. I was pressured into buying the expensive gel ones for 60 bucks and they lasted 2 days. They're so heavy that they just slide down all the time.
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    In our sprinters, you can't open the gas cap door...

    In our sprinters, you can't open the gas cap door without opening the driver door.
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    Baileigh magnetic brake

    Is anyone using these or magnabends? Are they any good?

    http://www.bii1.com/sheet-metal-equipment/bending-brakes/bb-4816m.php
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    not finding much on them, but on my tests the...

    not finding much on them, but on my tests the only valves that were detailed were combi gas valves (quite extensively), SSOV's, gas train assemblies for larger appliances, etc. Maybe someone's using...
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    On the other hand, one of the better pranks we...

    On the other hand, one of the better pranks we pulled...

    We were driving back and forth to a project every day, me and another journeyman in one vehicle, our 2 helpers in the other vehicle. They...
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    Our good journeymen are and were always great for...

    Our good journeymen are and were always great for those original pranks and fun things that aren't hurtful but like everyone said there's always one. Hope you don't end up with that person.

    That...
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    Yeah, thanks for the head up I forgot where we...

    Yeah, thanks for the head up I forgot where we were posting... :o
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    I wasn't saying there is no chance of CO...

    I wasn't saying there is no chance of CO poisoning with a hydronic forced air system, I was saying that there is no chance of having a heat exchanger going unchecked and eventually opening up enough...
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    No worries about CO from cracked heat exchanger,...

    No worries about CO from cracked heat exchanger, just a water leak.
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    lol, had the same problem today on a VLT FC1000. ...

    lol, had the same problem today on a VLT FC1000. There are 2 side by side, 1 for makeup air unit, 1 for exhaust. I didn't have time to go through it, we got home late as it is. I'm going up to...
  19. Thread: HOT DAWG !!!

    by maniak
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    Awesome, made my night! I'm stealing this to...

    Awesome, made my night! I'm stealing this to show the guys at work. :grin2:
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    ::DD:

    ::DD:
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    Poll: Do the controls manufacturers offer their in...

    Do the controls manufacturers offer their in house training courses to anyone who wants to pay the fee to learn how to service their equipment or just to their territory branches?
  22. Thread: Shopping Carts

    by maniak
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    We always take ours to the corral, even in...

    We always take ours to the corral, even in blizzards. It's one of those things that annoys me when they are left out. I remember seeing a cart rip across the parking lot and ding a newer vehicle at...
  23. It was -18C (0F) and I'm outside in my t-shirt...

    It was -18C (0F) and I'm outside in my t-shirt and pj pants looking for whoever was trying the door handle. I didn't see anyone, I suppose something could have fallen over in the van and set off the...
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    If you're serious about NTI, look into the...

    If you're serious about NTI, look into the trinity Lx series. The color touchscreen interface, real time data, and ease of troubleshooting make it a reliable choice. IMO, they are ahead of the game.
  25. My friggin van alarm just woke me up!!!! :gah: ...

    My friggin van alarm just woke me up!!!! :gah: I'm wound up. Maybe I'll hang out here for a bit until I calm down.
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    I feel your pain.... We get called on BS like...

    I feel your pain.... We get called on BS like when we replace a furnace and he gives us a defect because the water heater relief hasn't been piped to the floor. Go after the contractor who installed...
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    kneepads are the hardest thing for me to remember...

    kneepads are the hardest thing for me to remember to use.
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    They may be dumb enough to bypass the safety, but...

    They may be dumb enough to bypass the safety, but wow they even put effort and used a piggyback spade termial! Usually I see 1 spade still connected, the other electric taped to it or both just...
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    Found a dead hampster, family pet in duct, found...

    Found a dead hampster, family pet in duct, found dead bird family in inducer. Worst? did a wood to gas fireplace conversion, found birdnests all the way up the chimney from fireplace to the roof. ...
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    I hope you're piping the discharge to the floor? ...

    I hope you're piping the discharge to the floor? There is no code here for valves on the expansion tank. It needs to terminate between 6 and 12" from the floor with no threaded end.
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    cool I've never heard of that before. Where do...

    cool I've never heard of that before. Where do you ideally tie the tank in?
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    lol, we gave away a prestige stat at our company...

    lol, we gave away a prestige stat at our company fundraiser bbq this year. Ended up someone who rents a place won the prize and they took it to hock it on Kijiji. I guess they can't all work out. ...
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    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing...

    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing this. Did you decide to do this on your own or was there an organized effort for these people before you got involved?
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    lol, yeah it's in a small town and I think it's...

    lol, yeah it's in a small town and I think it's K-7. They shut down the school for an extra week to get the mess cleaned up.
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    The customer had existing isolation on one side...

    The customer had existing isolation on one side of the zone valves so we added in isolation valves on the other side.
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    Service switch is beside the doorway as you walk...

    Service switch is beside the doorway as you walk in. Blue box is lwco. I originally was going to put the pump downstream of the air scoop but there was no room.
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    This is hot water. Not sure about A or B...

    This is hot water. Not sure about A or B dimension?? And apparently the service tech who responded was asked to get the old one fired up. He said we can't and it is a requirement to replace it. ...
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    Flexible chimney liners

    When using a flexible chimney liner you could take the time to stretch it out, OR you could buy 2 and use a homemade coupling in the middle!

    http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1865/023wn.jpg
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    Mid efficient boiler replacement

    Replaced the boiler in this home before christmas. The existing boiler was a residential hydrotherm. I wish I took before pictures. Someone replaced the pump on the back of the old boiler and...
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    School boiler replacement

    This boiler room had a flood over the break. We replaced the boiler and added a few upgrades to the system. We fired it up yesterday, works perfect. This was my first chance to use an Lx model. ...
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    It won't here, I found out the hard way a few...

    It won't here, I found out the hard way a few years back, lol.
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    Wow great looking work, you'll enjoy this for...

    Wow great looking work, you'll enjoy this for years and years.
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    Nice work, bet the cust. was happy. What is that...

    Nice work, bet the cust. was happy. What is that pipe to the left of the furnace room for?
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    We use the existing as a chase, delete existing...

    We use the existing as a chase, delete existing in the attic and secure new chimney there and at the base point. Then new smaller flashing on the roof. On a lot of our furnace replacements we worry...
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    So in Illinois the inspectors don't make you down...

    So in Illinois the inspectors don't make you down size the chimney? It used to be that way here but about 8-10 years ago they started enforcing that code and we have to downsize the chimney based on...
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    how is the gas line supported?

    how is the gas line supported?
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    X3 100% of the time and I swear I still haven't...

    X3 100% of the time and I swear I still haven't learned to say no
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    weak...

    weak...
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    Nice work. I have to say, that old boiler was...

    Nice work. I have to say, that old boiler was worthy for this wall too! wow, 1960's??
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    Nice work! What brand of copper fittings and...

    Nice work! What brand of copper fittings and valves did you use?
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