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    Top gun? That disqualifies me. : /

    Top gun? That disqualifies me. : /
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    You'll be totally reliant on the key people....

    You'll be totally reliant on the key people. What's your plan if a few leave (and take contacts)?
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    Mission Impossible

    You know how the Hollywood always like to use ductwork as a ridiculous means of escape or to cause action packed mayhem? This 61 y/o guy actually did it...though I'm sure it wasn't bright, clean tin...
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    Middle easterners not getting along ? I'm...

    Middle easterners not getting along ? I'm shocked!

    Hopefully the solution doesn't include tens of thousands of refugees getting imported here....to continue to not get along.
  5. Sounds more like we're the ones getting valuable...

    Sounds more like we're the ones getting valuable advice here. Thanks a million!
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    Giving drive time, within reason, at the start...

    Giving drive time, within reason, at the start and end of day is normal. Everything in between is billable to the customer. If your employer doesn't agree, let him employ someone else to drive around...
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    Ever think of the direct approach? Tell your boss...

    Ever think of the direct approach? Tell your boss what you want and ask him what milestones you need to meet for him to agree you deserve it.
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    They are around me. The last job I had, run by a...

    They are around me. The last job I had, run by a liberal business owner, employed 6 Daves. all but one have been replaced by Joses. I'm not saying they're as good, just more obedient.

    Don't...
  9. Correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't every self...

    Correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't every self employed person worked entirely by commission when he struck out on his own...including your boss?

    That said, predatory tactics give the entire...
  10. Poll: Should an F-18 pilot reject situational awareness...

    Should an F-18 pilot reject situational awareness and run in to a stationary hazard? If so, should he be immune from any reprimand?
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    If I could turn the clock back 30+ years I'd get...

    If I could turn the clock back 30+ years I'd get in to the instrumentation/calibration/automation field and get a plumb job working for a water company. Those guys don't get their bodies beat up,...
  12. See the edits.

    See the edits.
  13. Poll: Unless someone can convince me that the hotel...

    Unless someone can convince me that the hotel promoted their location as a shooting spree paradise, I see them innocent of any liability. The 800 million was a generous offer to manage the optics of...
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    If you don't care, call Urgent Air.:oops:

    If you don't care, call Urgent Air.:oops:
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    No, but I'm not a coyote : ) I have a...

    No, but I'm not a coyote : )



    I have a friend who had a devastating injury many many times worse than yours. He too wasn't made whole by the insurance industry...by a large margin. Before his...
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    In the spirit of fairness, I'm compelled to...

    In the spirit of fairness, I'm compelled to hijack this thread and discuss Glenn's "what's happened to America" thread.

    I don't know when this case was closed but I hope it was yesterday and GC is...
  17. I miss living in the United States. It moved away...

    I miss living in the United States. It moved away and I stayed behind.
  18. Never go to civil court with the mindset of an...

    Never go to civil court with the mindset of an idealist....ever.

    If you pass up on the settlement offer, you'll be putting the matter in the hands of 12 people who don't want to be there and...
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    ACME Heating.

    ACME Heating.
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    Get him a gift card for a vasectomy. That's at...

    Get him a gift card for a vasectomy. That's at the top of his list.
  21. Part of that looks a lot like my boat refer. I...

    Part of that looks a lot like my boat refer.

    I think you're entertaining a fool's errand. A window shaker or portable would be a better use of your time and money if the noise doesn't disrupt the...
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    Resi or commercial? A working termination...

    Resi or commercial?
    A working termination fitting and the esthetics of the average residential roof are mutually exclusive... but that's just another reason residential kitchen hoods are impractical.
  23. I bet SeeBS news didn't cover this story...

    I bet SeeBS news didn't cover this story nationally

    https://www.breitbart.com/local/2014/12/21/oakland-freeway-sign-honoring-slain-police-vandalized/

    I hope the Ole Miss students have an alibi.
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    Auto parts stores make a fortune off "savvy"...

    Auto parts stores make a fortune off "savvy" people.
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    Almost all new residential building in Berkeley...

    Almost all new residential building in Berkeley is now condo or condo over retail involving a heatpump so the regulation is a moot point from an HVAC standpoint. How they plan to economically heat...
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    The quickest way to do HW work and have a million...

    The quickest way to do HW work and have a million dollars in the bank to show for it is to start with 2 million.
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    The equipment itself leaks and is tested in itís...

    The equipment itself leaks and is tested in itís entirety. So zero is unreasonable. California dictates 6% leakage for new work, 15% for replacement work and ducts insulated with asbestos are exempt....
  28. I really enjoyed Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdom....

    I really enjoyed Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdom. Marlin was always finding a way to get Jim in over his head as Marlin sat in the safety of the Jeep.

    The Wonderful World of Disney was on after...
  29. Thread: FPM

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    High static loss and high velocity are usually...

    High static loss and high velocity are usually two mutually exclusive conditions. How do you reconcile that?
  30. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Merging lanes of traffic exposes the selfish...

    Merging lanes of traffic exposes the selfish pricks.

    Some think itís their responsibility to strattle two lanes and block other cars even though thereís still 100 yards of two lane traffic left....
  31. The Kenyan would have apologized on behalf of...

    The Kenyan would have apologized on behalf of America and used his ďits not who we are as a peopleĒ line.
  32. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    You're talking to a deliberately stupid person if...

    You're talking to a deliberately stupid person if they "axe" you a question.
  33. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    I thought it was just me. People like that make...

    I thought it was just me. People like that make me wish I were deaf.

    I'm not a big fan of winkers either. They make me wish I had some sort of super power where I could fart on command.
  34. You might find someone interested in working with...

    You might find someone interested in working with you on a T&M basis...or you might not.
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    We moved to a new subdivision during an early...

    We moved to a new subdivision during an early 70's building boom as I entered middle school so the school was new as well. The school had a top notch wood shop and metal shop. This was back when most...
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    Well, if were expecting apologies... Sir, if...

    Well, if were expecting apologies...

    Sir, if you think the insensitive use of the pejorative "hack" is acceptable, you're wrong. I want, no, I demand a sincere apology.
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    It doesn't matter if you can engineer and build a...

    It doesn't matter if you can engineer and build a system like you describe. The problem is that the industry doesn't have enough qualified people, broadly available, who could understand it's...
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    Kill the petrodollar? China would likely fill the...

    Kill the petrodollar? China would likely fill the void, we'd have hyper inflation, and you'd see a run on gold like never before.

    We've outsourced a lot of manufacturing since Nixon established...
  39. Code dictates the maximum tonnage on a given line...

    Code dictates the maximum tonnage on a given line size. Also it's against code to bust the outlet down in size.
  40. Hallmark doubles their business on father's day...

    Hallmark doubles their business on father's day and mother's day for these folks unless they come up with a new holiday...Non Binary parent day.
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    Move the decimal point and add a zero...

    Move the decimal point and add a zero friend...140 billion.
    :cheers:
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    Okay, I'll play along. Why isn't Scott out right...

    Okay, I'll play along. Why isn't Scott out right now? There's no wife left to kill and he's still innocent until proven guilty. Will the "client advocates" express what they call their "solidarity"...
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    The most ironic thing about this is these are...

    The most ironic thing about this is these are likely the very same dopes who think a gun manufacturer (deep pockets) demonstrates premeditation and should be liable for a gun related death.

    In...
  44. So he wants you to foot the bill for a service...

    So he wants you to foot the bill for a service that benefits only him for a transaction that you have no control of? It'll cost him a lot more than $250 to recover $250 worth of unrolled pennies....
  45. If there's a documented specification that needs...

    If there's a documented specification that needs to be identified for a piece of manufactured HVAC equipment, there's an AHRI standard testing procedure that needs to be complied with.
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    I bet the over prescribing of mood pills has a...

    I bet the over prescribing of mood pills has a lot to do with their warped sense of reality. With the way things have been going for the past 30 years, people should be depressed. During the same 30...
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    Let's hope it's truely a simple accident and not...

    Let's hope it's truely a simple accident and not another "some people did something" incident.
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    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/14/patr...

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/14/patriotic-red-white-blue-police-car-lettering-sparks-backlash-california/

    "Resident Carrie Woodburn, for one, attacked the police department saying...
  49. After I flunked out of college in the 80's I set...

    After I flunked out of college in the 80's I set my sights on joining the union but was told that a spot on the waiting list was 2 years out so I went to a trade school in Phoenix. Phoenix wasn't for...
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    Of course they do. You need to understand that...

    Of course they do. You need to understand that the contractor is the customer and you're the commodity.
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