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    Was the one with the huge leaf fanning Cleopatra. His memoirs were recently found and he said it wasn't too bad a gig except when he accidently got a peek at Marc Antony's hairy butt.
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    wasn't the first air conditioner at the white house for the president way back when?wasn't it a guy named carrier?

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    Ol' Willis. Thought he invented it for submarines. Wasn't he in the Navy? Update.. http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/29.html It was apparently a Brooklyn printing plant.

    [Edited by HVAC Pro on 06-02-2004 at 09:43 PM]
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    I read the ancient Egyptians used to put big stones outside at night and then pull them in during the day. The stones were cool after being out all night and helped cool the house during the day. And I suppose these same stones worked for heating as well, in reverse.
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    Originally posted by Diceman
    I read the ancient Egyptians used to put big stones outside at night and then pull them in during the day. The stones were cool after being out all night and helped cool the house during the day. And I suppose these same stones worked for heating as well, in reverse.
    Yes, Young Diceman, these were the first heat pumps. They were a pain in the stones to work on.

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    Originally posted by HVAC Pro
    Ol' Willis. Thought he invented it for submarines. Wasn't he in the Navy? Update.. http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/29.html It was apparently a Brooklyn printing plant.

    [Edited by HVAC Pro on 06-02-2004 at 09:43 PM]
    thats what i thought it was. some paper mill or something they needed to take the moisture out of the air so the

    paper wouldnt stick together or something like that

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    That sounds about right. The paper needs to be saved but the mill where all the slave labor is where the 1st condenser ended up.
    Reminds me when I worked in a factory. Hot as a bastard in there and some of the little offices that were out in the factory had window ac units with the hot air blowing out to the work stations.
    Bastards. LOL.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by benncool
    Yes, Young Diceman, these were the first heat pumps. They were a pain in the stones to work on.
    Yes, stones can be a pain, especially if they're in the kidney.

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    Originally posted by midhvac
    Yes, stones can be a pain, especially if they're in the kidney.
    Ohhhh how I remember that pain. Been over 20 yrs. but ouchhhhh
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    http://www.global.carrier.com/details/0,1240,CLI1_DIV28_ETI3879,00.html?SMSESSION=NO they use to pull a section of the palace out into the desert and let the heat be pulled out with the cold night,and then a 1000 guys would reinstall it till it was saturated.

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