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    Robinair TIF9030A refrigerant scale

    Anybody have any experience with this? I'm tired of dealing with lid cases breaking on me, not latching, etc. Having something with no lid or cover, and that I just pull out, set down and start...
  2. I've got the Surge, also. Having the nut drive...

    I've got the Surge, also. Having the nut drive heads as accessories would be nice, and the valve core remover. And a slightly bigger flat screwdriver bit for tstats. Maybe an allen wrench adapter. It...
  3. Years ago when I was a kid, my dad had an account...

    Years ago when I was a kid, my dad had an account with the local theatre. One day, he and the manager were talking, and he told my dad that their local theatre's source of income was the snacks, not...
  4. Thread: beef jerky

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    Molasses, hot sauce, liquid smoke, and any other...

    Molasses, hot sauce, liquid smoke, and any other tasty ingredients you think off. Just use the pleated filter and box fan like on Good Eats instead of the dehydrator.
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    My dad did the same thing about 20 years ago. He...

    My dad did the same thing about 20 years ago. He got addicted to Afrin. When he finally when to see the doctor about it, they ended up having to jam wadding up into his nasal cavity to force and...
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    At Comfortech 2009 this year, there was a small...

    At Comfortech 2009 this year, there was a small company selling this UV dye and flightlight kit for checking HX. You took a screw out somewhere, and with a long metal tube, sprayed the dye all over...
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    I've got two HS36 myself and I love 'em. You'd...

    I've got two HS36 myself and I love 'em. You'd think that because of the optional heads and such, it wouldn't be reliable, but mine has. I've also got an old fluke that I used when I got my first...
  8. Thread: DIY Gas line

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    And people get mad when we don't give out DIY...

    And people get mad when we don't give out DIY advice on here, or want to know how they can fix it themselves when you show up so they only have to pay the service call fee. This is the result!
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    How long did it take you to do the PM? :)

    How long did it take you to do the PM? :)
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    Chip 'n Dales dancer: why not? If I had to go up...

    Chip 'n Dales dancer: why not? If I had to go up against Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley, I'd be fine...maybe. Or a politician: you can make great money without really affecting anyone's life.
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    And you're a service tech?

    And you're a service tech?
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    Try this: http://www.imdb.com/chart/top You can...

    Try this: http://www.imdb.com/chart/top You can search by user rating. Usually, they're pretty accurate for me.
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    Anyone else get sick?

    Day after I got back (Sunday), I got really sick, thought it was the flu. Doc says it wasn't, just bronchitis aggravated by a chest cold. It had me down all last week, still got the cough. I still...
  15. Thread: Vista Woes :(

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    Try Linux Mint (http://www.linuxmint.com/). A...

    Try Linux Mint. A great alternative to Windows bloatware. It's free, you can demo it from the cd without installing, and you can install beside windows. It still has a bunch of alternatives to...
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    Get deer whistles. Got 'em on my personal truck,...

    Get deer whistles. Got 'em on my personal truck, and never have had a problem. My father-in-law, who drove a semi for years, swore by 'em. Just be sure to take 'em off before you drive out to your...
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    Holy Crap, Tell it on the mountain, Sister!!!...

    Holy Crap, Tell it on the mountain, Sister!!! LMAO :D
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    I gotta hear this one! :)

    I gotta hear this one! :)
  19. Thread: hack plumbing

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    No Smoking Or Open Flames or Sparks come to mind,...

    No Smoking Or Open Flames or Sparks come to mind, smell notwithstanding.
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    Actually Twitter and Identi.ca are very helpful....

    Actually Twitter and Identi.ca are very helpful. More so than Facebook or Myspace. Think of it as when you just want to give a friend a call and see what there up to. Instead of actually calling...
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    You can get a hose adapter that acts a liquid...

    You can get a hose adapter that acts a liquid metering device. That allows you to charge using liquid into the suction side. In using 410A, I always charge (topoff) using liquid into the vapor side....
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    Raise your hand if you've ever been wearing your...

    Raise your hand if you've ever been wearing your glasses or sunglasses, and have been searching all around for them? Once (that I'll admit to) when I used to wear prescription eye glasses, I searched...
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    A buddy of mine and his wife had taken their boat...

    A buddy of mine and his wife had taken their boat out fishing. On their way driving back, one of the tires on the trailer blew out. So they pulled over on the side of the road. He didn't have a spare...
  24. Thread: xyzpdq

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    I totally agree with this. I wish more people...

    I totally agree with this. I wish more people felt this way. :)
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    Don't know about the "apartment" thing. But here...

    Don't know about the "apartment" thing. But here where I am, when me and my dad were still in business, our shop had to be torn down (highway it was on was enlarged, added more lanes). So, my dad has...
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    I bet he got that name after enough shocks, and...

    I bet he got that name after enough shocks, and making a "brownie". :D

    Around here, there used to be an electrical maintenance guy, who had shocked himself enough, he gained the nickname "Watts"....
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    "You're an HVAC Service Tech, right? That means...

    "You're an HVAC Service Tech, right? That means you work on plumbing too, right? That's why we called you!"
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    I have. Just in my local area. They can be fun,...

    I have. Just in my local area. They can be fun, especially if you can share it with your wife. The idea is, find a cache, remove the "treasure" and return something of yours as a new "treasure". A...
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    I think Chanelock (forgot the right spelling)...

    I think Chanelock (forgot the right spelling) made one a while back, aimed at plumbers.
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    Got a couple like that on my van, too. My...

    Got a couple like that on my van, too. My favourite is a 1" thick heavy foam pad with a heavy duty canvas covering. It's about 18" wide by 12" deep. Like you said, you can just about drop on your...
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    Leatherman Surge. That, with a pocket LED...

    Leatherman Surge. That, with a pocket LED flashlight, and on most calls I do my initial walkthrough. It's got a lot of tools that I use regularly, including the knife. One point, if you have anything...
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    Don't think I'm an old dude, but yeah, I sit up...

    Don't think I'm an old dude, but yeah, I sit up and gather myself. Then, it's take a leak, coffee, and news. Usually, in about five to six hours, I'm ready to go. Of course, the boss is ringing my...
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    Poll: At home, Firefox most of the time, sometimes...

    At home, Firefox most of the time, sometimes Konqueror or Epiphany. Of course, I use Ubuntu at home, too, so I have more choices. At the office, Firefox. I hate IE.
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    Wow, neat job! And only 2 pinhole leaks?...

    Wow, neat job! And only 2 pinhole leaks? Impressive!
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    Guess that means I'll be dead tomorrow. Been nice...

    Guess that means I'll be dead tomorrow. Been nice knowin ya'll...oh look, something shiny!
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    ROTFLMAO. I like that comment! I'm gonna start...

    ROTFLMAO. I like that comment! I'm gonna start using that from now on. :D
  37. Thread: Hvac Question

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    Depends on how far you want to go in hvac. There...

    Depends on how far you want to go in hvac. There are also college courses related to it also. However for residential/ light commercial, votech is great. We're in real need of qualified techs. In my...
  38. Thread: This makes #4

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    That's a liability waiting to happen...big time!...

    That's a liability waiting to happen...big time! That's not just "Shameful", it's potentially deadly!
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    I saw a smiliar unit in a Johnstone Supply flyer...

    I saw a smiliar unit in a Johnstone Supply flyer a while back. It's a cordless unit, 18v if I remember right, that you pour in 1 gallon of water, and another tank to add coil cleaner solution into....
  40. First, accessing your home or business computer...

    First, accessing your home or business computer remotely is easy. Windows has a program built-in called "Remote Desktop", I think. But an easier solution would be a VNC program, like UltraVNC, or...
  41. Thread: WARNING

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    I want to add my condolences along with everyone...

    I want to add my condolences along with everyone else. I am so sorry to hear this, and I can't even begin to imagine how you or her parents feel. The only comfort I can add is at least the bible...
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    For God's sake, don't tell them about how we have...

    For God's sake, don't tell them about how we have to offer a sacrifice to the HVAC gods for everything to work! Or that all of our training comes from reruns of This Old House! TMI TMI! <sarcasm> :D
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    LMAO :D On a side note: years ago, my dad was...

    LMAO :D

    On a side note: years ago, my dad was called out on a no a/c call at a house. The old can compressor, on last run, had stopped just at the top of rollover. When he saw what was wrong, he...
  44. Thread: vacuum pump

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    When doing a leak check on a existing system,...

    When doing a leak check on a existing system, pulling a vacuum & nitrogen test both have their places. And many guys will prefer one or the other. Generally, if you know it's a big leak, use the...
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    As beenthere mentioned, bad idea. An a/c system...

    As beenthere mentioned, bad idea. An a/c system should be serviced at least once a year (twice a year for a heat pump) which includes chemical washing of the cond coil. If it needs it more than once...
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    ROTFLMAO :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D So True...So...

    ROTFLMAO :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    So True...So True...
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    That's what I was thinking of. Hadn't seen one in...

    That's what I was thinking of. Hadn't seen one in a while.
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    Something to think about

    I had forgotten I even had this file. Thought I'd share it with ya. This is the stuff that keeps me awake at night.

    Why are there interstates in Hawaii?
    Why isn't the word 'phonetic' spelled the...
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    My wife said the same thing when my girlfriend...

    My wife said the same thing when my girlfriend wanted to move in. I don't know what got into her. :rolleyes:
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    Ok: Is superheat really that much better than...

    Ok: Is superheat really that much better than regular heat?

    In a gas furnace, how do you pour the gas in from the gas can?

    Can I make my a/c system a heat pump simply by reversing the polarity...
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