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  1. Thread: Poultry brine

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    I'm not saying to use buttermilk, just what I've...

    I'm not saying to use buttermilk, just what I've read for KFC.
    I used buttermilk a long time ago and forgot on what. I thought it was chicken.
    Like you not a big difference. Used a milk brine on...
  2. Thread: Poultry brine

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    KFC used to use buttermilk. I read about it when...

    KFC used to use buttermilk. I read about it when a writer was trying to break into their 11 herbs & spices secret. It's fairly acidic so it should tenderize.
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    Filters don't filter minerals in solution. I...

    Filters don't filter minerals in solution.
    I hadn't heard of Legionnaires problems here. A steam humidifier is possible but yes the media in yours should be changed yearly.
    Anything with water...
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    Soft water isn't recommended. Hard water will...

    Soft water isn't recommended. Hard water will form hard mineral buildup but soft water forms a soft residue that can blow off the wheel and into the home.
    Hard scale might be a problem to clean up...
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    Sounds like payback time for the for the donators...

    Sounds like payback time for the for the donators to the governor's election.
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    This sounds familiar. The States that have low...

    This sounds familiar. The States that have low union representation have no voice in government.

    You can't totally get rid of the organizations that strive for a free reign to allow their members...
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    For a free one try Tiny Cad. I use Autodesk but...

    For a free one try Tiny Cad.
    I use Autodesk but it's not supported anymore. The only issue I have with Tiny Cad is it's library
    has tiny fonts. It's intended for schematics and has a big library. ...
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    Blaming a thief is not as likely as something...

    Blaming a thief is not as likely as something technical. Disconnecting the battery might be throwing
    something off.
    Curious problems always have a logical answer unless the problem is mystical....
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    Air masses and forms a bubble. The lower set of...

    Air masses and forms a bubble. The lower set of windows if opened and their might be some advantage. Not sure. I guess just take the loads to each direction accounting for the upper glass. ...
  10. Thread: Corner offices

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    Most generally linear slots wash the windows....

    Most generally linear slots wash the windows. Often another device like a VAV maintains the space.
    You might check the plans to see what the engineer had in mind.
    Usually slots direction can be...
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    If that boiler is ever scraped out, save the...

    If that boiler is ever scraped out, save the doors.
    Great for outdoor pizza ovens and stuff like that. $$$
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    Along with cramped twisted flex is not using...

    Along with cramped twisted flex is not using turning vanes in especially plenums.

    With energy going where we don't dare to look, codes should consider changes to allowing
    equipment in attics and...
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    Exactly. If flex duct rule is used the flex will...

    Exactly. If flex duct rule is used the flex will be one size larger than a metal equivalent.
    If the flex is pulled tight and the rules in each box of flex is followed it will perform OK. I have to...
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    Residential construction has more problems that...

    Residential construction has more problems that just flex. At least in less expensive homes.
    I'm lucky in avoiding most residential work. Home construction here is "Flex R US" in most
    resi...
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    For awhile Russia was the go to for vacuum tubes....

    For awhile Russia was the go to for vacuum tubes. One of the last holdouts. Now demand is back
    for the people that still appreciate the difference. Unfortunately my ears are shot.
    China sells a...
  16. Most guys don't really like tab. Maybe it's the...

    Most guys don't really like tab. Maybe it's the math. Maybe the work.

    I know there can be a feeling of accomplishment with hanging duct & setting equipment.
    You see the work.With tab it's all on...
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    Why not just share one? As often as the hood...

    Why not just share one? As often as the hood leaves the truck it hardly seems worth it.
    I'm a tad stingy.
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    Caps often last the life of the condenser. From...

    Caps often last the life of the condenser. From what some have said a replacement might be more apt to fail as they don't seem to have the quality.
    I think too many techs replace caps unnecessarily....
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    And I thought you were talking about Graingers....

    And I thought you were talking about Graingers. What with "dirty Dayton & all.
    Glad there was another meaning.
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    Probably not if software was used to overwrite...

    Probably not if software was used to overwrite the hard drive.
    Years back Norton Utilities bundled software that went over the hard drive with ones and zeros to some standard I don't remember....
  21. Thread: New Member

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    Howdy Do from New Mexico.

    Howdy Do from New Mexico.
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    With no shoes. My uncle owned a hardware store...

    With no shoes.
    My uncle owned a hardware store and a traveling business selling electric fence products.
    By the time I entered the trades I knew what most of the equipment and hardware was.
    No...
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    Windows 3.1 A 120 meg hard drive, a 2400 Baud...

    Windows 3.1 A 120 meg hard drive, a 2400 Baud modem, and a Intel 386 chip.

    Actually that stuff didn't help me much in the trade, just the business end.
    When I was 11 until I was 14 I had an...
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    A boss once asked me "What is the ideal super...

    A boss once asked me "What is the ideal super heat"
    I thought a bit and said "zero".
    Super heat represents lost performance. It is about 10% of a coils performance.
    The closer you can achieve...
  25. Thread: Tomato Galette

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    How i found the difference. I was I was in New...

    How i found the difference. I was I was in New Hampshire and was helping friends prepare dinner.
    Lobster and other sea food.
    I had the butter in a dish to clarify it. I was asked what I was doing...
  26. Thread: Tomato Galette

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    First time I ran across another that swears by...

    First time I ran across another that swears by Kerrygold brand butter.
    It's all the wife will buy. A great Irish import.
  27. Thread: Pork Bellies

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    Pork Bellies

    I watched a chief make pork bellies on a TV show. They looked interesting. Brazed in a pan on
    top of a burner.
    Wondered if anyone tried them. Sort of looked like a tenderloin.
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    A system could be designed but I'm not sure...

    A system could be designed but I'm not sure adapting existing equipment designed for another purpose is the best way.
    I also don't think a room AC is the best way to cool below it's design.
    Stuff...
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    I try to stay at only quality places. I learned...

    I try to stay at only quality places. I learned my lesson the hard way ( bed bugs included). When I stay at a motel I sniff the air. I can tell if there is a dirty filter or coil in the room. Not...
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    The lo tech way would be to shutdown a couple of...

    The lo tech way would be to shutdown a couple of good runs and see if the poor runs improve.
    If it does there is likely a duct restriction or the unit can't overcome the static.
    Then test to see if...
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    First mistake is asking guys that are too young...

    First mistake is asking guys that are too young to understand the aging process.")
    It might not have anything to do with your boots.
    Same with physical therapy. Too often the therapist is too young...
  32. You might be surprised what a torch can burn...

    You might be surprised what a torch can burn through. Most everything. But that doesn't eliminate the need for
    clean fittings. Called "Best Practice"
    Don't get obsessive about it. Clean the...
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    The ones I have that actually work are also...

    The ones I have that actually work are also Imperial Eastman.

    I remember a pipe fitter. When he was an apprentice he seemed to not do much that wasn't messed up. (Like most of us)
    Next time I saw...
  34. Simple concept but hard to teach. "solder follows...

    Simple concept but hard to teach. "solder follows the heat". Capillary attraction. Good heat control will "suck" the solder into the fitting. Don't be concerned about the radius until the joint is...
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    You could experiment. I'd try annealing a piece...

    You could experiment. I'd try annealing a piece to see if it's work hardened or age hardened tube.
    Clean the oxide with some Scotch Bright.
    A lube on the die like has been mentioned.
    I once...
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    Thea's probably because the 16 ga is in free air...

    Thea's probably because the 16 ga is in free air compared to a conduit , BX, or Romex.
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    If the NEC or the IRC is adopted by each State as...

    If the NEC or the IRC is adopted by each State as the jurisdictional authority but is not a legal entity. I know here the date
    of adoption is listed on line.
    I don't know exactly what a State...
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    I know the gas code changes once in a while. I...

    I know the gas code changes once in a while.
    I remember no close nipples. no galvanized fittings ( i think that changed in some places) no bushings.
    Drip leg required.
    I didn't know about the...
  39. With many contractors I'd have felt lucky to get...

    With many contractors I'd have felt lucky to get anything in the past. Literally anything. Things are better today for most guys.
    It's amazing to try to keep their people safe then listen to the...
  40. I usually hired an insulation contractor for this...

    I usually hired an insulation contractor for this work.
    My experience was they were better, faster, cheaper when all was considered.
  41. It is amazing how little most Americans know...

    It is amazing how little most Americans know about the First Nation.
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    If you can't beat the competition, eliminate...

    If you can't beat the competition, eliminate them.
    The history of business.
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    How often will the piping need to get the...

    How often will the piping need to get the barnacles off?
    I know my fish pond has stuff settling on my pump etc. I only ran across one pond HP but
    didn't know how large the loop was.
    What kind of...
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    I recently installed a couple of new models. They...

    I recently installed a couple of new models. They don't seem all that different from a bunch I put in back in 2002 there abouts.
    I would be concerned about the electronics though. The communication...
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    But wait, there's more! I was visiting UR a...

    But wait, there's more!
    I was visiting UR a ways back to re-bond or re-bound I forgot. BUT a notice on the BB from our friends at the EPA said:

    "If you pressurize a system with a refrigerant of...
  46. My Wife and I had met another, Chester Nez and...

    My Wife and I had met another, Chester Nez and his Son. Very likeable and willing to talk about his life.
    Chester Nez also died recently.

    I would recommend his book Code Talker. He was always...
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    Like Carrier's process. The difference is...

    Like Carrier's process. The difference is breaking the vacuum with refrigerant. Nitro doesn't have the same characteristics as
    a refrigerant. Nitro isn't a solvent and won't have that benefit.
    A 6...
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    Terry, do you still have that Carrier article of...

    Terry, do you still have that Carrier article of how much refrigerant R12 that a gallon of refer oil can hold
    and still have a vapor pressure. I've misplaced the pamphlet I used to have. I do...
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    Not criminal, you just fail to understand the...

    Not criminal, you just fail to understand the concept of triple evacuation.
    I've posted about this many times. I hope this is the last.
    Triple evac was a procedure introduced in the 70's. It was...
  50. Thread: DIY Heaven

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    India was a British Colony until the late 40's....

    India was a British Colony until the late 40's. 2nd language.
    English has become the dominate language in most of the world. In Russia people are recruited in the US to teach street English. ...
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