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    Damn if I'm not feeling dumber all the time here!...

    Damn if I'm not feeling dumber all the time here!

    What was "the trap" ? <g>

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    What might Jim get banned for exactly? Did I...

    What might Jim get banned for exactly? Did I miss something important?

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    Consensus is not a part of the scientific-method...

    Consensus is not a part of the scientific-method - no matter how many ways the position is stated as being accurate. This use of consensus to confer validity is a logical fallacy. One so commonly...
  4. That slants it a bit. My impulse 'if contractor'...

    That slants it a bit. My impulse 'if contractor' was to just let them install what they sold and maybe were most familiar with.

    In Florida everything I own is near the gulf - within a mile - but...
  5. I had the same experience - except that I was...

    I had the same experience - except that I was unable to find any humor in it. <g>

    But here I was talking about residential and light commercial equipment - not the industrial products.

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    Bottom line? Why would an outlier be...

    Bottom line? <g>

    Why would an outlier be wrong? As your statements appear to conclude. That supposition assumes that consensus is a significant determining factor in determining truth.

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    There are more to research grants that the...

    There are more to research grants that the personal income that the grant generates. It is the publish-able research results that produce the largest benefit to the researcher.

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  8. Are you asking whether to allow the contractor to...

    Are you asking whether to allow the contractor to install Rheem or are you asking in regard to doing the install yourself?

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  9. I don't mind Trane equipment - although I...

    I don't mind Trane equipment - although I personally have had more problems with it than any other brand - but I do mind The Trane Company. Their customer service, support, and parts, in the areas...
  10. What problems are you wanting to solve? What...

    What problems are you wanting to solve?

    What goals do you have for the house?

    What equipment distributors are closest to your area?

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    I don't know about all scientists but unless they...

    I don't know about all scientists but unless they are altruistically funding their own research it sure seems likely that they give at least some weight to the interests and desires of those...
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    I don't think that conclusion can be reached...

    I don't think that conclusion can be reached successfully.

    The motorcycle helmet protects in various ways. Because the helmet has a defect does not mean that it is 100% useless. Whereas not...
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    My position is somewhat different than your...

    My position is somewhat different than your assessment. (I think <g>)

    My risk of covid! damage has always been very slight - although certainly not zero because I cannot avoid all exposure.
    ...
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    I didn't see the insulting part either. Hey; ...

    I didn't see the insulting part either. Hey; maybe he meant you trying to hedge your verbal bet by slipping in anthropomorphism when only personification seems applicable. <g>

    BTW: Did you...
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    I think it's about like the poor. A word of...

    I think it's about like the poor. A word of advice; one mustn't take up a sentimental attitude over the poor. The poor are poor, and one's sorry for them, but there it is. As civilization moves...
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    I was just informed of a funny thing. A couple...

    I was just informed of a funny thing. A couple weeks ago my 4 year old grandson had a cough. He coughed in my face and down my throat dozens of times while we were playing and wrestling. His...
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    That sure seems like a big leap of assumption on...

    That sure seems like a big leap of assumption on your part. <g>

    Which makes sense as that is what your original post was: the apparent assumption that an increase in cases would lead to an...
  18. Your primary interest is the cost savings of the...

    Your primary interest is the cost savings of the fuel conversion.

    Everything else is just a complication to that original interest.

    So replace the oil furnace with a 95% single stage gas...
  19. Let's say a new car costs $400. per month in...

    Let's say a new car costs $400. per month in payments.

    Does that mean that at the first $401. repair bill - you replace the car?

    Or does it mean that when a car is Consistently costing you...
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    An increase in cases is what precedes an increase...

    An increase in cases is what precedes an increase in natural immunities.

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  21. Accurate predictions are always difficult -...

    Accurate predictions are always difficult - especially those in regard to the future.

    I have a Coleman in NJ that is about 35 years old. Only the contactor is not original.

    I have a Trane in...
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    That for the post-op post! It's always nice...

    That for the post-op post!

    It's always nice / better to hear the end result. Both for everyone involved in this thread and for those later coming upon it in the future.

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    MRI in NJ - for cash = $850. (4) Chest X-Rays...

    MRI in NJ - for cash = $850.
    (4) Chest X-Rays in NJ = $19.

    (2) MRI in FL - Medicare patient = $30,000. EACH

    I am looking forward to reading the hospital company's Annual Reports this year....
  24. Planning on coming down to Philly ? Oh; I...

    Planning on coming down to Philly ? <g>

    Oh; I just realized what month this is. I have a project in Florida I'd like to start in September - although I have a little one coming that week so...
  25. It's the opposite with me: I answer questions...

    It's the opposite with me: I answer questions that customers don't even know to ask. <g>

    I'm right across the BFB from you but I'm too busy to get physically involved.

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  26. Is that the actual name of them? "Mosquito Bush"...

    Is that the actual name of them? "Mosquito Bush" ?

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  27. It seems simpler and better to me. You need some...

    It seems simpler and better to me.
    You need some gas-fired way to heat the domestic water anyway.
    A unit as I suggested will do that as well as produce space heating.
    A high efficiency unit like...
  28. Install a wall-hung gas-fired condensing water...

    Install a wall-hung gas-fired condensing water heater / boiler and put a water coil in the present furnace's air return to heat the living space. When the AC eventually fails keep the water coil for...
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    Oh piss off - you 99%'er you! PHM -------

    Oh piss off - you 99%'er you!

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    Viruses will lead to the creation of superhumans...

    Viruses will lead to the creation of superhumans and the healthy perpetuation of humanity.

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  31. Where do you live that a 4 ton cooling system and...

    Where do you live that a 4 ton cooling system and a 120K BTU furnace are the correct equipment for your application?

    And how big is your house?

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    The bare copper line looks OK and at least uses...

    The bare copper line looks OK and at least uses long-radius turns.

    Is that electrical tape wrapped around the bare copper?
    If so: how far out of the range of the picture does it continue?
    If...
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    So why doesn't it ever manifest again? What is...

    So why doesn't it ever manifest again? What is it doing in your body while not producing any symptoms?

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    All elected officials are in it for what they can...

    All elected officials are in it for what they can gain.

    Trump, also being an elected official, can be assumed to be interested in his own gains.

    I asked why you felt obligated to mention...
  35. I smile at the fact that ordinary people happily...

    I smile at the fact that ordinary people happily and routinely welcome flammable natural and propane gas into their families homes and happily strap their children into seats sited within a few feet...
  36. What was the original refrigerant? PHM -------

    What was the original refrigerant?

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    As an engineering nerd it would seem to me that...

    As an engineering nerd it would seem to me that this would not be a question:

    "I am now wondering if I should hire an independent consultant to perform the Manual J, D, S to confirm which units...
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    If the indoor temperature is 75ļ and the RH is...

    If the indoor temperature is 75ļ and the RH is 50% - the dew point is about 55ļ. So any surface below 55ļ degrees will condense water out of the surrounding air. The insulated line that we are...
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    Why did the compressor fail? What is the...

    Why did the compressor fail?

    What is the nature of the failure? What specific defect does the compressor manifest?

    Does the existing system have a history of leaks?

    For myself I wouldn't...
  40. What is the process for flushing / removing all...

    What is the process for flushing / removing all the accumulated dust and dirt from the sump?

    How is the accumulating dust and dirt kept out of the pump's suction?

    Does the water free-fall or...
  41. Condensate is, in fact; distilled water. ...

    Condensate is, in fact; distilled water. <g>

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    Vapor Pressure has almost no natural enemies. If...

    Vapor Pressure has almost no natural enemies. If the copper refrigerant line is leaking condensed water - it's "exposed". <g>

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    Likely because that it the one spot below the dew...

    Likely because that it the one spot below the dew point which has access to atmospheric borne moisture.

    When you find a competent tech have them insulate from 3-4" from the split to about 3-4"...
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    Let's assume that media mania to be true. ...

    Let's assume that media mania to be true.

    Can you detail out for me how that is unique enough among our elected officials to bother even mentioning ?

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  45. At low loading the sub cooling is 6ļ and at 50%...

    At low loading the sub cooling is 6ļ and at 50% the sub cooling is 6ļ.

    Why was the chiller charged 3 months ago?

    Are you actually checking the SC at the TXV inlet or just reading it off...
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    I would say: Oh my; that sounds bad. And...

    I would say:

    Oh my; that sounds bad. And here I am a pacifist who hates weapons of all kinds and is never armed. I'm bad at math and quick decisions so it will take me some time to work out...
  47. Turn off your tankless water heater Connect a...

    Turn off your tankless water heater
    Connect a garden hose to the tankless heater flushing bibb
    Put a squirter attachment on the other end of the hose
    Open the flush bibb on the water heater

    Now...
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    I keep seeing signs saying that it's Jesus. ...

    I keep seeing signs saying that it's Jesus.

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  49. Adiabatic cooling would use a lot of horsepower...

    Adiabatic cooling would use a lot of horsepower to cool air that doesn't really need to be cooled.

    How would adiabatic cooling apply in this 'too dusty' application ?

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  50. Turn off your water heater Take a hot shower...

    Turn off your water heater
    Take a hot shower
    Connect a garden hose to the water heater drain
    Put a squirter attachment on the other end of the hose
    Open the drain valve on the water heater

    Now...
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