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  1. It has been a year-and-a-half since your...

    It has been a year-and-a-half since your "accident" and I wonder if the compressor has burnt out yet. I was curious to see if I could find the proper way to flush the system (and compressor) after an...
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    Today I was at Walmart looking at a small metal...

    Today I was at Walmart looking at a small metal hook (next to small boxes of chain). Looked like a good tool for pulling a compressor up through the top of a condensing unit...
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    Getting ready for a lab we checked the voltage of...

    Getting ready for a lab we checked the voltage of a receptical with one of the Klein DMMs and got a reading of 180 volts. A quick check with my Fluke 322 gave me a reading in the 120s. That Klein...
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    The best line from the movie "Dances with Wolves"...

    The best line from the movie "Dances with Wolves" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DJaX5N2vo
  5. I'm guessing there is a tire weight on the blade...

    I'm guessing there is a tire weight on the blade to balance the fan.
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    Gotta keep the stink bugs out...

    Gotta keep the stink bugs out...
  7. How have things worked out?

    How have things worked out?
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    Hope you're still kicking Tex...

    Hope you're still kicking Tex...
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    yep...

    yep...
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    The safety rating and the cost savings almost won...

    The safety rating and the cost savings almost won me over -- I spent the extra money after speaking to an electrician that told me to get the Fluke...
  11. Have the winners do your job for a week. If they...

    Have the winners do your job for a week. If they have the potential to do your job -- more power to them -- they will be grateful for the opportunity. If they are begging to get back into their vans...
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    You might be able to use my recipe for shad: 1)...

    You might be able to use my recipe for shad:
    1) Nail the fish to a nice cedar shingle that has been soaked in water ovenight.
    2) Prop the fish/shingle up near a nice smoky fire until the fish is...
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    From everything I have heard -- from my part of...

    From everything I have heard -- from my part of Pennsylvania -- you don't need any experience to become an apprentice. But, my current teacher told us: "considering the economy, if you can get any...
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    Klein multimeters

    Although I purchased the Fluke 116 for my hvac classes, the community college keeps some Klein meters for students' use. One student kept shorting out the leads on a Klein (I'm still seeing spots...
  15. Former shipbuilder (pipefitter) making a transition...

    Hello All,
    I left the shipbuilding industry (16 years pipefitting and three in production control) to support my wife's career. One of my last jobs after leaving shipbuilding was with a large hvac...
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