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    Well; I meant: do it secretly and without...

    Well; I meant: do it secretly and without monetary pay. Just to help the guy and to tweak his boss. <g>

    I already do it by telephone for a few local guys. It's great fun to me.

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    Oh please; nobody has it all memorized. Reading...

    Oh please; nobody has it all memorized. Reading the instructions shows good character and a willingness to be thorough in working for the customer's best interests.
  3. Yes; some shorts are good. Which reminds me...

    Yes; some shorts are good.

    Which reminds me of something which happened today.

    I'm sure I've already told the story of meeting this girl. A little Cutie. The skin tight silky tiny...
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    I have a small truck now but even when I drove a...

    I have a small truck now but even when I drove a rolling warehouse I was already starting to stock only universal parts. A couple of U boards for spark ignition and HSI ignition carry me through 99%...
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    You know what I think I would enjoy doing? I'd...

    You know what I think I would enjoy doing?

    I'd like to secretly buddy-up with a young guy pushing a service truck around. He could come pick me up in the morning, we could ride around all day...
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    Is that a CB Radio antenna? PHM --------

    Is that a CB Radio antenna?

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  7. R-407C is a drop-in for R-22 - the same TXV's are...

    R-407C is a drop-in for R-22 - the same TXV's are cool with either refrigerant. But R-404 valves will not play very nice with R-407C. The flow rates are too different - the R-404 TXV's will tend to...
  8. If it were me, I would install this new system...

    If it were me, I would install this new system using R-407C. I use and like it more and more all the time.

    R-407 is a blend of R-134 and R-410. A or C or whatever: all that changes is the...
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    Beerme wrote: "That's a sad statement." ...

    Beerme wrote: "That's a sad statement."

    Because hurtinhvac wrote: "Work is all the things we hate."

    I ask: Why do you think it's sad? Maybe I am taking it wrong - but it seems to be true to...
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    What is it?

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  11. That is amazing! You are pulling the vacuum at...

    That is amazing! You are pulling the vacuum at 9:00A and were still able to post notification to that effect here at 8:13A - I have just Got to start buying watches wherever you shop. <g>

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    I am positive that I would rather step in crap...

    I am positive that I would rather step in crap than ever take the bus again.

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    Supco 88 has been around for sixty years and is...

    Supco 88 has been around for sixty years and is claimed to do many positive things for refrigeration systems. Some people recently, me included, have been successfully experimenting with using Supco...
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    Something you may want to consider is that...

    Something you may want to consider is that fiberglass freely conducts convection air flow through itself. That's why the stated R values can easily be an advertising scam. But cellulose does not do...
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    Supco 88 in an injection can ?

    Maybe?

    http://www.smarthvacproducts.com/product/super-change
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    If it were me I would replace the suction line...

    If it were me I would replace the suction line and run the new cap tube inside the new suction line. With a copper tee at each end it's easy: cap tube out the end of the tee and both suction...
  17. What do you project as possibly happening? How...

    What do you project as possibly happening? How could it go horribly, terribly, tragically wrong do you think? Which evil woe may befall us?

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    I agree but I thought the lad's problem was that...

    I agree but I thought the lad's problem was that he couldn't find the fitting in one piece.

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    Tees are always specified: Left / Right / Center...

    Tees are always specified: Left / Right / Center

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    Love? Probably - but can I just say: Extremely...

    Love? Probably - but can I just say: Extremely Fond Of so I won't seem too too effing weird about it? <g>

    I like what I do, I like being good at it, I like getting better at it, and I like...
  21. What in the Same Hill are "likes" ?

    Likes? Dislikes?

    Zupwidat?
  22. Never forget: "Nothing Is Impossible . . . ....

    Never forget: "Nothing Is Impossible . . . . From The Office"


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    Wouldn't a 1/8" MPT X 14" male flare fitting work...

    Wouldn't a 1/8" MPT X 14" male flare fitting work - if you topped it off with a gasket and a 1/4" female flare X 1/4" male flare X 1/4" male flare fitting? Solid - not a swivel fitting.

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    Better to think about what you just said: "close...

    Better to think about what you just said: "close the discharge and run the compressor".

    Or start asking what the part number is for the head gaskets. <g>

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    Animals on roofs reminds me of a long ago job. ...

    Animals on roofs reminds me of a long ago job. It was a roof maybe four or five stories high. The roof area was surrounded on all four sides by fifteen story buildings. On the five story level...
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    I have seen duck nests on roofs like that. PHM...

    I have seen duck nests on roofs like that.

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    Looks like a real nice spot to leave some pot...

    Looks like a real nice spot to leave some pot seeds. Oh; and put him on a complimentary monthly inspection program.

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  28. I think the experiment is being improperly done. ...

    I think the experiment is being improperly done. My understanding of the concept was that previously-boiled water frozen faster than water which had not been boiled - all other things being equal. ...
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    Your pic reminds me that I have a bag a lot like...

    Your pic reminds me that I have a bag a lot like that - with the slide out terminal tray in the bottom and so forth. But it also has a built in camping stool type deal for the handle. Maybe I will...
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    No; that's not me. When I came on board here...

    No; that's not me. When I came on board here they wanted a picture - so I just picked that one. I think my girlfriend suggested it.

    I try my best to look just some somebody's harmless uncle...
  31. After it's all in and up and running would you...

    After it's all in and up and running would you please monitor the operation and then post the results for us here?

    I am especially interested in the furnace cycling rates when the outdoor...
  32. Tell him you share his concern - and as a result...

    Tell him you share his concern - and as a result you're willing to split the added cost with him 50/50. <g>

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    I thought you were going to write: I have gone...

    I thought you were going to write: I have gone nuts on customers (with a machete). <g> And that image reminded me of something from last night -

    I was at their house last night and some Sikhs...
  34. He is wrong. PHM --------

    He is wrong.

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    About fifty, maybe fifty-five, I would think. ...

    About fifty, maybe fifty-five, I would think.

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    But aren't the invading American soldiers the...

    But aren't the invading American soldiers the enemy over there? What else would he view them as? And what else would you expect him to think they were worthy of?

    Until he proves differently I am...
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    Wow! I am going to Lowes! I think I paid about...

    Wow! I am going to Lowes! I think I paid about $10. for just one of them at Sears. Or maybe it was a hardware store - I can't remember.

    Mine has a magnet which is just barely able to secure the...
  39. To me it's not all that important what causes it...

    To me it's not all that important what causes it exactly. If it never happens on cooling-only jobs with electric heat or furnaces under the evaporator - then something that heat pumps specifically...
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    That's rough duty when it's your job - but as a...

    That's rough duty when it's your job - but as a civilian it's much worse. What do you think it would take to get you and your family out of there and to the US?

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    That's the same tool pouch flashlight that I use....

    That's the same tool pouch flashlight that I use. I tend to lose flashlights in direct proportion to their cost so I was delighted to find this cheapie is a really great flashlight. <g>

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    So what?
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    I used to use dikes to cut back the overgrowth...

    I used to use dikes to cut back the overgrowth but now I keep a nice set of pruning shears in the truck. <g>

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  44. The job costs estimating/proposing is often free...

    The job costs estimating/proposing is often free - the engineering really can't be. It is a fair amount of time, training, and talent to do all the calculations - so them retaining the exact nuts &...
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    Nothing exotic. It's really a hold-over...

    Nothing exotic. <g>

    It's really a hold-over from a few years ago when standing pilots were common. I used it to clean, and sometimes enlarge, pilot orifices. I sometimes also use it for...
  46. Get the installed-cost numbers on properly sized...

    Get the installed-cost numbers on properly sized equipment and then make your decision. 15 years isn't exactly ancient - for a properly applied furnace - but yours has seen some pretty tough duty...
  47. I've got an idea for you: On the next DSS job...

    I've got an idea for you:

    On the next DSS job install a relay to control the blower for heating only. Power the relay coil with a pressure switch sensing the indoor coil temperature. Set the...
  48. A quality contractor will insist that accurate...

    A quality contractor will insist that accurate heat loss and gain calculations be made based on the precise measurements he has taken of all aspects of the conditioned spaces. He will then be able...
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    I have paired it down over the years. I have...

    I have paired it down over the years. I have always carried, although never worn, a tool pouch. I think they have all been what is usually called an 'electrician's pouch'. All were leather until...
  50. This improperly reasoned conclusion is based on...

    This improperly reasoned conclusion is based on the unknown-to-be-accurate evidence that her new furnace was sized correctly.

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