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    They'll send samples. I had them send me the...

    They'll send samples. I had them send me the siltron and siltron 15 rods and they asked about the solder and I said "Sure, toss some of that in there too..." :)
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    NetBraze sent me a sample of their solder. Maybe...

    NetBraze sent me a sample of their solder. Maybe I'll have to pull that out and give it a try. I love their Siltron 15 brazing rods.

    http://netbraze.com/solders/big-ass-solder.html
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    You don't want to see the pipe I was working on...

    You don't want to see the pipe I was working on the other day. I could not for the life of me solder it up. Leaked every time. So I took out the big torch and brazed it in about 2 seconds and it was...
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    Or CSST installed as a poor mans union. Valve at...

    Or CSST installed as a poor mans union. Valve at the appliance of course so you have to shut the whole house off for service...
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    I've fished birds out, but never a squirrel...

    I've fished birds out, but never a squirrel...
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    Is that the old filter in the background in...

    Is that the old filter in the background in picture 2?
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    Oil furnace not working...

    Installed in 2002, never serviced...

    No valves, no filters and the lines are spray foamed into the walls. Two pipe system and I know if I don't pull the lines from the tank it'll siphon oil all...
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    Ok, this really has been bugging me, so I finally...

    Ok, this really has been bugging me, so I finally looked it up.

    IFG: 411.1.3.3, UPC: 1212.1 and IRC: 2422.1.2.3 prohibit the use of a connector through the appliance housing except where the...
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    It's surge protection with a quick disconnect...

    It's surge protection with a quick disconnect...
  10. Just pulled a boiler today and they had an...

    Just pulled a boiler today and they had an emergency cutoff switch like their supposed to... Only problem is it was wire nutted inside the box. The switch was just for decoration...
  11. Thank you... I've had a few other installers in...

    Thank you... I've had a few other installers in my area comment, saying "Why did you put that inside..." I was really starting to wonder if I was doing something wrong.
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    Obviously I'm not done with the install in that...

    Obviously I'm not done with the install in that picture and I was planning on supporting the pipe on the way down but tonight I broke the union to purge the line to fire the heater and it really...
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    This is more my style... Also, I think the...

    This is more my style...


    Also, I think the zoomy pipe is a keeper... :p
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    I like reading the NTSB reports when they get to...

    I like reading the NTSB reports when they get to contributing factors... "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate vertical separation with terrain is a contributing factor to the crash..."

    If you...
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    I'm doing a boiler to forced air conversion and...

    I'm doing a boiler to forced air conversion and rushed to get the heater working in one of the apartments due to the extreme cold we were expecting and due to the fact the contractor running the job...
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    I've done tile before. I have the table saw...

    I've done tile before. I have the table saw version, but I'll have to try the overhead one, it looks easier.
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    In the Philly area NG is super cheap. WAY cheaper...

    In the Philly area NG is super cheap. WAY cheaper than electric. Before I decided to move I was going to install a powervent WH to replace my electric now that they've done away with off peak...
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    The word inoperable reminds me of an old aviation...

    The word inoperable reminds me of an old aviation mechanic's joke.

    Pilot: Nav inoperative in O.F.F. mode
    Mechanic: Try O.N. mode instead.

    Love how they're recycling the flue gasses into the...
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    Yup... I love metal, but this almost makes me...

    Yup...

    I love metal, but this almost makes me want to get the tools to do ductboard and flex duct just so I can show people how to do it correctly. I'm a noob in the field but already my work is...
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    I play guitar, the high E on my Les Paul is...

    I play guitar, the high E on my Les Paul is .010". I know the thickness very well... :)

    I was always told that you couldn't go into the cabinet with it. She still wants it replaced because it's a...
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    Nice gas piping.

    Went on a no heat call and saw this. Pressure switch was bad and I advised the owner of the fault of using an appliance connector inside the cabinet. I'm scheduled to go fix it in a few days and she...
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    Nice floor registers....

    This is at my new house. Pretty funny actually. It's hard to tell but it's so mashed up there's almost no air coming out.

    This is but the tip of the iceberg with the ductwork. Manual J says ~55k...
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    My favorite pet peeve to gripe about? Flex Duct....

    My favorite pet peeve to gripe about? Flex Duct.

    Got 15' to span? Use the whole 25' box - the homeowner is paying for it... We'll save him money on hangers, put one in the middle somewhere.... And...
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    I've had a few HD China cast iron fittings with...

    I've had a few HD China cast iron fittings with pinholes in them... But yeah, looks like not tight enough.
  25. I've got 500k right at the moment and it's about...

    I've got 500k right at the moment and it's about $650/yr. I got it through my All State rep but it's through Knightbrook insurance.

    I'm upping it to 1mil but I haven't got a quote back yet due to...
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