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  1. Has anyone tried Swagelok fittings? They are fast...

    Has anyone tried Swagelok fittings? They are fast and indestructible. Very difficult to make a bad connection. While these fittings are expensive, they are a huge timesaver. You also don't have to...
  2. Find the rating plate. It is usually on a metal...

    Find the rating plate. It is usually on a metal tag on a chain leash at the bottom or attached on the rear. It will identify the mfr, model and serial number. From these you can get a copy of the...
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    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Downloads/07-2160-mc_07produc...

    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Downloads/07-2160-mc_07productguide.pdf...
  4. I have a buddy who's a chimney sweep. He kept...

    I have a buddy who's a chimney sweep. He kept forgetting to secure his ladders and did the freeway dump several times. He decided the fix was to place a reminder by his door to check the ladders. He...
  5. What make and model CO2 meter? Where are you...

    What make and model CO2 meter? Where are you getting 450ppm as your target?
  6. As I've said before, I always write the mfd...

    As I've said before, I always write the mfd rating on the cabinet next to the run cap with a Sharpie pen once I've made that determination.

    Yeah, don't ya' love it when somebody installed the...
  7. Forget all that: you cannot have energized...

    Forget all that: you cannot have energized electrical equipment within 10 feet of a pool! The condenser has to be relocated.

    If you look closely, as John has pointed out, you can usually discern...
  8. The joke of it is, those web straps, of which I...

    The joke of it is, those web straps, of which I have a bunch and do use on my ladders, will erode from UV/ ozone, and general wear and tear to the point one day they simply break. That can happen...
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    I'd scavenge all the asbestos and sell it on the...

    I'd scavenge all the asbestos and sell it on the black market then evacuate the building and implode it. What is the #@*%! is that box the vent connector attaches to and where does it lead? On second...
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    Do a search of Tag Out Lock Out discussions here...

    Do a search of Tag Out Lock Out discussions here at H-talk then discuss with your attorney. If something meets the ANSI definition of "danger", you not only can but must Tag Out Lock Out or else...
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    So, did you red tag and lock it out for illegal...

    So, did you red tag and lock it out for illegal venting? Also, no discharge tube on at least one water heater and inadequate clearance to combustibles between the vent connector and the hot water...
  12. The metal pan requirement comes from the IRC...

    The metal pan requirement comes from the IRC P2801.5

    "except what the water heater and furnace generate". You sound as if those are negligible. A gas draft hood equipped WH is the most dangerous...
  13. Furnace: must have grommet for wire penetration...

    Furnace:
    must have grommet for wire penetration into cabinet
    condensate must drain away 1/4"per LF to discharge
    gas shutoff must be within 6ft.
    sediment trap must be at appliance
    gas piping...
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    No need to take offense or get nasty. I was just...

    No need to take offense or get nasty. I was just educating you on the code. Have a good day.
  15. Thread: Ohm reading

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    If a breaker is not tripping on a documented dead...

    If a breaker is not tripping on a documented dead short replace the breaker and inspect the buss bar. Yes, readings like that I'd want to back it up with a megger or at least another good meter.
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    Check your codes on the flame spread rating....

    Check your codes on the flame spread rating. Also, that Romex is improperly installed right next to the combustible foam. What is that galv. duct? If its an air duct, it should be insulated. If its a...
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    It does look very pretty but there are a few code...

    It does look very pretty but there are a few code issues:

    For one, the outside disconnect is right behind the condenser. It must have 30" wide by 36" out for 6.5 feet above grade clear and...
  18. Thread: Got shocked

    by hearthman
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    It only takes about 100-200 milliamperes to kill....

    It only takes about 100-200 milliamperes to kill. I would question if that box carries the correct NEMA rating for that application including direct exposure to weather. Yes, as long as the breaker...
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    Yep--all brands. A lot of causes but look for...

    Yep--all brands. A lot of causes but look for uneven heat distribution while firing. Common tempered glass is rated for only 500-550F. Ceramic glass is rated for about 1,200-1,400F depending upon...
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    i'm not up on the stds for commercial cook...

    i'm not up on the stds for commercial cook equipment but i know there are a number of listing agencies and can vary greatly in scope. I can personally atest that some testing agencies do cheat ......
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    this is dangerous use the shutoff then callva...

    this is dangerous
    use the shutoff then callva pro in hearth service
  22. Thread: Got shocked

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    You should be at the ER for: electric shock...

    You should be at the ER for:
    electric shock
    severe burns

    This is a major Workers Comp. case and one that is reportable to OSHA. They would drill down to find out who did the work, if it was...
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    Let's look at some commercial cooktop...

    Let's look at some commercial cooktop applications:

    You have a vent hood system that is not working. Is this grounds for a LOTO? It depends. What does combustion analysis reveal about how the...
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    If a tech has been trained to a certain standard,...

    If a tech has been trained to a certain standard, let's say ACCA manual J, and fails to comply with that standard then as an agent of that company, the technician can be found as having breached his...
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    I can assure you if it ever does go to court, the...

    I can assure you if it ever does go to court, the judge or jury will take a VERY dim view of a tech who knowingly left equipment in operation that met the "dangerous" criteria regardless of the...
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