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  1. What a tribute to our brothers at arms. Thanks...

    What a tribute to our brothers at arms. Thanks Chief
    U.S.S Greenfish SS 351. U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589. U.S.S. John C Calhoun SSBN 630.
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    I burned 3 packs a day for 55 yrs. Dr told me my...

    I burned 3 packs a day for 55 yrs. Dr told me my knee surgery would go a lot better if I would lay them down for 30 days prior to surgery. I did that and that was a year ago this Jan. Figure I have...
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    New teck???

    How long to be a good TECH. Good luck on a long journey. I have been doing this for 50 plus years and I have only scratched the surface. Listen to the other people in the trade (but) always ask (...
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    End of the world.

    Wrong forum. Go to algores.com:)
  5. working in the rain /

    Just got a call for no cool. 100*F/ 98% r.h. When I leave this job you will think I worked in the rain. Lightening about ..Forget it..:)
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    Now I don't care what you say that's FUNNY:)

    Now I don't care what you say that's FUNNY:)
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    The Shooting Sports

    Congratulations to you dad's that are teaching shooting and gun safety. At 70 I just purchased an 870 to compete with my 14 to 18 year old 4-H students. I had given all my guns to my kids years ago...
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    No charge service call

    Good on You.
    Be ashamed to die until you have done something good for mankind..
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    Install

    Nice Looking Job. How do I get an install that I can actually stand up and walk around ? :D
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    Pickens Plan

    Wind is part of the equation. I worked in the offshore oil industry for 20 plus years and have watched My Govt. continue to get it wrong time after time. Lets do it all - DRILL, NUCLEAR, SOLAR,...
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    Goodman Warranty

    Contact goodman at www.goodmanmfg.com or 1-888-593-9988 and get the answer from the horses mouth....
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    Now that is funny except don't look too close at...

    Now that is funny except don't look too close at elected officials. Which may explain why the country is in the mess it's in. one of our elected even suggested we sue the middle east to lower oil...
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    The easiest way to explain checking the coil is...

    The easiest way to explain checking the coil is look between the air filter and the coil. This sometimes gets tricky and I have actually had to pull coils to check. But I think previous posts are...
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    Memorial Day

    Fixed a pork tenderloin (BBQ.COM) and grilled cabbage and corn. I will probably recover by tomorrow.
  15. Thread: smoker

    by mrfixit-ms
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    You need a little variety for your smoker, i.e....

    You need a little variety for your smoker, i.e. coors light, etc. Remember smoking takes a long time and I like to stay with my cooker while cooking.:)
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    Condensate pump

    Looks like a Little Giant VCMA and if so has the capacity to turn system off if pump fails for some reason ( if wired into t/s )
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    Decline of Democracy

    the truth in in the tax situation. 40% pay no taxes but get refunds?:(
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    condensate drain

    Don't know if required by code. My rule of thumb is to utilize the second(high) drain if overflow could cause water damage to structure. Some installers let high drain go to a drip pan and then...
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    Delta "t"

    Usually refers to differential temperature. i.e. air temp in vs. air temp out..
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    Best Brand

    In the past 5 yrs I have installed well over a hundred Goodmans (split & package) I have had no MAJOR failures. PC boards 2, fan motor 1, Air switch 5. all covered by warranty. I have not installed...
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    Best Product

    Loaded question and will get responses for each from people who work for a company that sell that brand. In this day and age they are all good. Some have more bells and whistles, some have really...
  22. Refrigerant Leak?

    I concur with fix the leak.Period> My question is do you have a leak or does your unit fall into the category of not being charged correctly from the start?
    I find about half the no cool calls I...
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    Confused

    I would not consider a contractor that would not do a heat calc. Old house, any updates to insulation, windows, etc. would make a tremendous difference in what type of system/systems would suit your...
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    Direct Vent

    I assume this is for a 90% plus furnace. (you know what ASSuME means)
    as long as the slope is correct back to the unit there should be no odor.
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    Geo

    Installed two 5 ton units for client. 7500 sq/ft. two 90 gal hot water htrs. This was two years ago. His average elect @ $0.11 kwh is $75.00 per month. I wish I could afford the capitol outlay to...
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    OA@A (old age and arthritis)

    I guess that OA@A have caught up with me. I have tried all the pills and injections to relieve the pain and now its time for surgery. Any one on this site had knee surgery that involves installing...
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    It's 66.5 deg. F @ 75% R.H. @ 1830 CDST. High was...

    It's 66.5 deg. F @ 75% R.H. @ 1830 CDST. High was 75 in NW MS. I love it..
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    In my area if the gas co is called and thier...

    In my area if the gas co is called and thier sniffer senses methane in the house they pull the meter and tell the HO to call a plumber. The gas co requires a 15psig pressure test for 24 hrs before...
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    Best thread I have read in awhile. The wise acres...

    Best thread I have read in awhile. The wise acres stayed off. If I had done this install I would have fired myself. Good equipment--very marginal install.Deserves the wall of shame award..
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    Poor Quality Control

    Had this happen on an 87 Mazda with 255,000 miles. The just don't make them the way they used to !!
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    Big John is right again:D A good preparation...

    Big John is right again:D A good preparation (manual D&J) and a good install is more important than anything else. I have installed nordyne, united technologies,lennox & goodman. All have problems at...
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    Foil

    I have used foil tape to protect the t/s wires from the family pet and other critters that enjoy chewing. Nice install..
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    Hot Surface

    Little off subject, but have any of you had any experience with the nitride ignitor vs the standard silicon carbide ignitor? Does the nitride really have a longer life ?:confused:
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    Happy Marriage

    Saw this on a local billboard
    My wife and I had words last night !
    I didn't get to use mine.:)

    Been there-Done that..
  35. Thread: Find a leak

    by mrfixit-ms
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    Trane Condenser Leak

    ACMECH13 I am not a pro I have only been doing this for 40 yrs and did not go to school to learn how to diagnose a problem. I used a ZIF leak detector to determine a leak was present. I used Blue...
  36. Thread: Find a leak

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    Find a leak

    Okay ! This one if for the Trane folks. I was called out to look at a Trane TTB030C100 that had been serviced (refrigerant added ) three times in as many months, My leak detector said yes its...
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    Goodman Tech Svcs

    Thanks RoBo I was out changing an evap coil on a Gibson and should have given the whole number.. I thought most techs obtained this info from their distributor:D as many ho are on this site I...
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    Goodman- Good or Bad

    I have to jump in on this one. I have installed over 30 of these systems in the last 3 years and have had two problems,one related to shipping and one due to a circuit board (White-Rodgers)and the...
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    Three Things to Think About

    1. COWS
    2. THE CONSTITUTION
    3. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
    COWS
    Is it just me , or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in canada almost three years ago, right to...
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    cost of goods

    I figured out how to beat the high cost of printer ink:) My Lexmark X6170 uses cartridges that cost $57.00. When I replaced the first time I had printed approx 1000 sheets. The replacement...
  41. Thread: bad caps

    by mrfixit-ms
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    Turbo

    I keep one in toolbox to use until I get the right size. Have used it several times. It means a return call but the customer is very happy that the house is cooling off now..
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    Look at the bright side. Great access to light...

    Look at the bright side. Great access to light the HWH.;)
  43. Crawl Space

    Finished reinsulating under house duct yesterday. Wish I had that much room to work in . 18" clearance. Over here on pier and beam they scrape the ground clean,build foundation,run duct,build house....
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    McQuay

    I spent half the winter trying to get info from mcquay on a RPS075CLA. The architect finally got me the manuals and a list of techs to contact for help. The installing tech, when presented with the...
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    There are many vets from all services on this...

    There are many vets from all services on this site, I can usually spot them by thier traditional values views. My Prayers are with him and your family. He Will Return and return a better man. God...
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    Motor Oil

    When the experts design a closed circuit internal combustion engine your oil change days are over. Till then you will have to contend with fuel dilutiion, dirt and breakdown to the ADDITIVES added to...
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    N2 Purge

    I Had To Replace A Heat Pump Comp Twice Before I Discovered N2 Purge. Have Not Had A Problem Since.
    And Thats All I Have To Say About That-forrest Gump:d
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    My wifes fainting spell probably saved here...

    My wifes fainting spell probably saved here life.. I'm grateful for that. I started this thread out of frustation. She is still having chest pains that the medical community can find no reason for....
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    We need to specialize

    A little background. My wife suffered from extreme migrane headaches for two years. Went to several nuerologist. Here's your pills!. Had a fainting spell while visiting daughter-in-law.No heart...
  50. Digital vs Analog

    I still use analog with a twist. A tee on suction line, & attach my digital vacuum gauge. First time I used it I thought the digital must be wrong because my analog was showing good vacuum but my...
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