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  1. #14
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    If you notice his You Tube ID? Thinkerr....Now that is funny...someone go tell Al Gore there is another genius in the house.

  2. #15
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    Mistery Solved

    I was wondering what Michel J Fox had been up to lately.

  3. #16
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    In most places up here, Natural gas energy is less expensive than electric. So the long term costs are less.

  4. #17
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    Engineers, they're the smartest people they know. And no, I won't service it.
    Everybody has the right to be stupid. Some people abuse the privilege.

  5. #18
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    Pex hacks gotta love em'
    I forgot my Pen !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Think of the old stuff as dumb and strong and the new stuff as smart but just not so tough.

  6. #19
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    he may save $5 a month just by putting a blanket on his water heater

  7. #20
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    Look mom... im an enginmaneer :-)

  8. #21
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    Making swimming room in the gene pool.
    Ability is what you are capable of doing...
    Motivation determines what you do...
    Attitude determines how well you do it.

  9. #22
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    It's thinking in the right direction, just not thinking it all the way through.

    Shipboard Engineers can tell ya all about "Waste Heat Systems". But it needs to be engineered from the ground up!

    To just cobble something together and call it cool is gonna kill this dude and maybe his family too. Dude needs to be warned... and soon.
    The views and opinions posted here are my own. They do not reflect the corporate policies of my employer and will most likely get me fired at some point.

  10. #23
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    All that work for $5!

    I had a customer who made his gas fired water heater 100% efficient.
    He came up with this idea of a soup can with four can opener cuts in the top, this was installed in place of the draft hood.

    He told me he came upon the flaw in the engineering of the original tank based on how hot the flue pipe was. He reckoned that heat was going up the chimney as waste heat. Now all this waste heat was being captured in his basement, and acting as radiant floor heating.

    Great idea except the flame rolled out of the front melting the knob off the thermostat, and catching the insulation jacket on fire.

    I restored the flue connection, and took a picture for proof. This dope engineer told me he was going to install a sheet diverter around the base of the new tank to lessen the chances of the flame melting the knobs off.

    I could not convince him to leave the tank alone, I also could not convince him to allow the install of a higher efficiency tank.

    I still see him around so he has not died yet.

  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodge View Post
    how does he preheat in the summer
    Was wondering that myself.

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    That idea is going to go off like a bang,, especially whne we aren't installing mids in canada as of next year.

  13. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Profiler View Post
    this carbon footprint thing is weird. i always thought that carbon dioxide was good for the environment....trees feed on it and thats how they grow....

    whatever.
    I thought we were talking about carbon monoxide?
    Discipline your child so that other parents don't have to.

    We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.

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