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    When I first got in the trade I tried bending...

    When I first got in the trade I tried bending some hard drawn because they told me it wouldn't work. I found out they were right and never tried it again.
  2. Yeah, it took me years of hands on experience to...

    Yeah, it took me years of hands on experience to learn how to read prints. Problem with that is now I see all sorts of engineering mistakes. Many are just copy and paste from another job. Most don't...
  3. It takes awhile to understand all that is in...

    It takes awhile to understand all that is in those prints.

    DO NOT ever let someone take those prints off site. In my experience, that is how a lot of prints disappear. Copies are cheap relative to...
  4. If you have access to any of the original...

    If you have access to any of the original engineering and/or prints, that would be a real good place to start. Might save you some aggravation and time.
  5. Many years ago we re-did the HVAC for a room that...

    Many years ago we re-did the HVAC for a room that was rented out for things like wedding receptions. Our engineer specified the outside air was regulated by a CO2 sensor. I was in charge of...
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    Welcome aboard! We're just a bunch of hobos...

    Welcome aboard!

    We're just a bunch of hobos that move heat from one place to another.
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    Are you trying to bend soft copper or hard drawn?

    Are you trying to bend soft copper or hard drawn?
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    Surprised it's not batterey powered.

    Surprised it's not batterey powered.
  9. Thread: 2sac busted

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    That's a word I use once in awhile. Often it's...

    That's a word I use once in awhile. Often it's with a helper who is learning. I'll explain what I'm doing and why. As a simple example, there may be something I overlooked, or maybe something I...
  10. Thread: 2sac busted

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    "I fully expect to win" LOL Laughing all the...

    "I fully expect to win" LOL

    Laughing all the way to the bank. Or so he hoped.

    Probably got busted when he told the judges you might get lead poisoning if you eat those fish I caught . . .
  11. Thread: All Things "E"

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    He said it's real comfortable. I guess for...

    He said it's real comfortable.

    I guess for when you get stuck on the side of the road. And waiting for a generator to come along and charge you up.
  12. Thread: 2sac busted

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    Those were some hella weights !

    Those were some hella weights !
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    Condolences. Both of my parents have passed, one...

    Condolences. Both of my parents have passed, one slowly and the other very quick, I know they are both in a better place as well.
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    So you are needing mostly cooling? What would...

    So you are needing mostly cooling?

    What would be cool would be if you could find a tech that does both A/C and refrigeration. There's a lot more to refrigeration then a residential HVAC, so that...
  15. Thread: Tools

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    I really like the Micro BluVac. If you are used...

    I really like the Micro BluVac. If you are used to the the gauge doing more than just telling you what the vacuum is, you may want to spend more on something else.

    For me personally, I have really...
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    Power is still on.

    Power is still on.
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    There is actually a few options. In my mind, it...

    There is actually a few options. In my mind, it is not as grim as some will have you believe. We just can't get into any detail on an 'open' forum.

    What city and state do you live in?
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    So the moral of the story is, don't build a house...

    So the moral of the story is, don't build a house in hurricane country out of plastic fence material. Got it.
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    So I guess Ian hit land. How many decided to...

    So I guess Ian hit land.

    How many decided to stick around for the wind and rain?
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    More to the point, I have replaced more...

    More to the point, I have replaced more compressors than I can remember, and can't ever remember checking to see if it was grounded after replacing.
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    Is that what's going on? Been noticing some hinky...

    Is that what's going on? Been noticing some hinky things these past several days or week or so.
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    Probably shouldn't buy any lotto tickets for a...

    Probably shouldn't buy any lotto tickets for a while.
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    Be sure to chart the humidity in your home,...

    Be sure to chart the humidity in your home, especially when the power goes out.
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    There is a real good chance this system was...

    There is a real good chance this system was installed and worked proper at one time. Then someone who did not know what they were doing changed some wiring and that is why you have what you have now.
  25. Thread: Hell Explained

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    Had a co-worker who once told me what his Hell...

    Had a co-worker who once told me what his Hell was:

    Being given a kitchen strainer and being told to go drain that lake. Probably similar to changing dirty air filters 24/7 for the rest of...
  26. Thread: Banana dog!

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    It's a bit funny. My mom says (said) that as a...

    It's a bit funny. My mom says (said) that as a growing infant and toddler I couldn't get enough bananas, she had to put on a limit of one or two per day. Then one day out of the blue I wouldn't touch...
  27. The service call should be in writing.

    The service call should be in writing.
  28. Thread: Banana dog!

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    Like the white paste we ate when in kindergarten?

    Like the white paste we ate when in kindergarten?
  29. Thread: Banana dog!

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    Banana, black licorice, and coconut are three...

    Banana, black licorice, and coconut are three flavors I don't like. Banana is okay if a little bit is in banana bread.

    Ducks feet are pretty gross too. Never tried one, but the Chinese deep fry...
  30. Be sure to let us know how it works out.

    Be sure to let us know how it works out.
  31. Thread: lunch ideas

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    A piece of fruit, mixed nuts, and something else....

    A piece of fruit, mixed nuts, and something else. Could be leftovers or what ever. I always pack a lunch. Even if only for health reasons.
  32. Maybe go to that website and tell them the...

    Maybe go to that website and tell them the diagnoses you got and ask does that sound correct (?). When they reply that the the diagnoses is grossly flawed, tell them they are the ones who told you...
  33. Try looking on this site for techs. There is a...

    Try looking on this site for techs. There is a spot for it. Someone else will likely chime in.

    But yeah, that diagnoses sucks. LOL
  34. Thread: Pump down

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    Any fines to service techs?

    Any fines to service techs?
  35. Thread: All Things "E"

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    Brandon said it's okay for other countries to...

    Brandon said it's okay for other countries to pollute their air and water. obummer told him not to worry about it, then gave him another vanilla ice cream cone.
  36. Thread: Day wrecker

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    Welcome to the world of electric cars. Our...

    Welcome to the world of electric cars. Our leaders are such dumb asses.

    "Hey boss, I'd call you to tell you I can't come to work today because I can't charge my car, but the phones don't work...
  37. Thread: Day wrecker

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    Hee, dat is toch dezelfde lijn, waarvan vorig...

    Hee, dat is toch dezelfde lijn, waarvan vorig jaar een paar masten omvielen?
  38. Here's a quick little thing in an effort to...

    Here's a quick little thing in an effort to explain how easy it is to get whacked out air flow readings. How we take readings can be critical in getting proper results. Although it would seem to be...
  39. He said the pressure drop was across "it". I...

    He said the pressure drop was across "it". I think we need to know the definition of "it".
  40. Difficult to imagine you are getting 0.45" water...

    Difficult to imagine you are getting 0.45" water column pressure drop across just a new clean spun glass filter.
  41. Yup, you can thank all of the whacko greenies for...

    Yup, you can thank all of the whacko greenies for much of the changes that have taken place for the equipment we have these days.

    Short story:
    A few years ago had a bad compressor in an old unit....
  42. It will be easy to find that TYPE of filter, just...

    It will be easy to find that TYPE of filter, just not in those dimensions. Any filter in those dimensions will be a custom order.

    A spun glass filter is as low of static and price as it gets for a...
  43. To buy yourself some time, just get a disposable...

    To buy yourself some time, just get a disposable filter in there. I guess, more appropriately called a spun glass filter. They are the most inexpensive filters out there, and filter better than you...
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    When the road gets rough, there's lot's of noise....

    When the road gets rough, there's lot's of noise. Maybe I should throw some chain back there.
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    My guess would be you always use long radius...

    My guess would be you always use long radius unless there is physically not enough room.
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    That's why I keep it in the back of the truck....

    That's why I keep it in the back of the truck. Don't need any surprises when I am driving.
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    Here, let me straighten things out for you....

    Here, let me straighten things out for you. Plumbers use piping, and piping is measured by the ID. In HVAC, we use tubing, and tubing is measured by the OD.
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    Tapatalk was way too messed up for me. Ever since...

    Tapatalk was way too messed up for me. Ever since the beginning, I've been using the full site version on my Droid.

    One time a lot of the options disappeared, I was getting pretty messed up in the...
  49. Thread: Concrete

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    But, but, but . . . That is all we had !!

    But, but, but . . . That is all we had !!
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    Don't know anything about a check valve in the...

    Don't know anything about a check valve in the fill line, but the locks are similar to garage door locks. One key will fit MANY.

    Then they make 'jiggler' keys, that will open your gas cap in a...
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