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    Size Comparison between Fictional and Real...

    Size Comparison between Fictional and Real Spaceships. https://youtu.be/aTPwbVqU6lc
  2. Thread: PVC glue

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    You need The Hammer/Pliers when the damn fitting...

    You need The Hammer/Pliers when the damn fitting goes cockeyed and doesn’t seat fully.
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    I was on Prince Street p, in Alexandria when the...

    I was on Prince Street p, in Alexandria when the Aircraft hit the Pentagon. It sounded like when a Dump Truck Slams itís gate, to get all the Dirt out. Didnít know what had happen, to I got to the...
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    I wonder if they could put a space elevator on...

    I wonder if they could put a space elevator on Mars, with a Space Lab as the cable tether. They said it would be hard to do one on Earth as it would have to be near the Equater, and the severe storms...
  5. Should be a State Law on this, with heavy fines.

    I have a friend who just had their entire heat pump replaced, I told them to insist they do a Nitrogen Bleed the full time the outdoor and indoor units were torched up. The company said they would do...
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    Also the old Aaonsí had heat sinks on the motors....

    Also the old Aaonsí had heat sinks on the motors. Did someone in the past not bother to put them back on? I loved working on the Aaons. Lot of our guys called them Roof ďLieberts.Ē Only thing I hated...
  7. Thread: Work boots

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    Sounds like you need to go to an orthopedic...

    Sounds like you need to go to an orthopedic doctor.
  8. Thread: Work boots

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    For a Boot Timberland Pro 6905B. For a Work Shoe...

    For a Boot Timberland Pro 6905B. For a Work Shoe and a Winter Boot Teva Arrowood Riva WP. What ever you get, you shouldnít wear them two days in row. Swap them out so they can throughly dry and to...
  9. Thread: SCAM ALERT!

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    Sticky: Why that would be Richard Gardiner III, and here...

    Why that would be Richard Gardiner III, and here is the number on my Prepaid Discover Card with $00.18 on it.
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    I seriously doubt it, Makita is a Japanese...

    I seriously doubt it, Makita is a Japanese Company, with Factories in the US. Harbor Freight Power Tools are out of China.
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    Only Circumstance where a Shared Neutral was...

    Only Circumstance where a Shared Neutral was allowed was on a Lighting Circuit, and nothing but Lights could be on it. Not sure if Codes Allow this anymore. Wired many of them up in Iowa, back in the...
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    Probably never had an Electric Panel Inspection,...

    Probably never had an Electric Panel Inspection, Maintenance, or a Turndown. Seen many Fires from this. Write it in all Caps, on the Ticket. Have your official POC Initial it and Sign the Ticket....
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    Dirty Evaporator Coil? The first thing to go is...

    Dirty Evaporator Coil? The first thing to go is De-humidification. And I haven’t seen one yet that doesn’t have a heavy film on the Coil after a year. Even the ones in our LAN Closets had dirty coils...
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    No Longer needed. Purchased a Right Angle Drill,...

    No Longer needed. Purchased a Right Angle Drill, 7.2vdc Screw Driver with Case, Battery and Charger. Screw Gun, Scroll Saw, Circular Saw, 7.2vdc Laminate Trimmer, Two Chargers, and a Battery off of...
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    Glad you found it, back in the 80’s I worked for...

    Glad you found it, back in the 80’s I worked for a Commercial Service Company, that also did High End Residential. We had quite a few Residential Chillers, even had some large enough they were Three...
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    We had a house where the Son and Wife both had...

    We had a house where the Son and Wife both had some kind of Heat Allergies, they had two AC Units, so they had a back-up. If one of the units failed, we ran the call. If we were tied up, we were to...
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    I did a search on the Internet, I figured they...

    I did a search on the Internet, I figured they would be a Very High Efficiency unit with a variable speed compressor. Then looked through American Manufacturers, nothing. Then I was wondering if they...
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    Look into the Compressor Capacitors on the above...

    Look into the Compressor Capacitors on the above sight or one of the appliance part sites. I got tired of replacing the Big Box Hardware DeHumidifiers. I bought an Aprilaire 1850, and it has been...
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    Why donít you print this entire message out,...

    Why donít you print this entire message out, Rubberband it to their mailbox , no donít open the mailbox, thatís a federal offense, and see what they say. I was only visiting Kentucky, to move a...
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    9.6 Volt Right Angle Makita Drill Wanted.

    Iím looking for a Right Angle 9.6 Volt Makita Drill thatís in good to excellent working shape. It doesnít need a working battery. Also Iím somewhat interested in other 9.6 Makita Tools, Cases and a...
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    You can’t even buy a whole cut up Fryer in the...

    You can’t even buy a whole cut up Fryer in the Stores anymore. BTW, my Grandmother would put a Fryer Chicken in the oven to Fry. The Chicken would be in the center of the Pan. She would add Mashed...
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    I saw units that were similar, with one fan in...

    I saw units that were similar, with one fan in Kentucky on Town Houses. I moved a Daughter to that town, at the end of May. I too wondered who’s units they were. She didn’t move into one of those...
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    I used to do that, to Motor Shafts with Liquid...

    I used to do that, to Motor Shafts with Liquid refrigerant, the new bearing would slide right on a few seconds later you couldnít budge it. Used to do a lot of large motors, while they were in the...
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    They make insulation sleeves sized just for Round...

    They make insulation sleeves sized just for Round Metal Duct.
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    Turn it to tighten till it breaks. For bigger...

    Turn it to tighten till it breaks. For bigger nuts, I have a nut splinter. Have you seen the Induction Heating Tools? They are slowly coming down in price. MiniDucter is one.
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    I found a Cheat Sheet in the Van of one of our...

    I found a Cheat Sheet in the Van of one of our Commercial Maintenance guys, we let go. It was laminated card stock with one of our maintenance sheets inside. A bunch of holes had been punched in the...
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    You might be able to donate the R-11 to a...

    You might be able to donate the R-11 to a Military Base, try an Avionics Base. I know they were still using it 10 to 12 years ago to clean boards and electrical components up. Yeah, I was shocked!
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    I have the Manual “J” with a bunch of other...

    I have the Manual “J” with a bunch of other sizing manuals, when everything was done “Manually.” Had to be able to do all that to get a license.
  29. Thread: Dust help

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    In my opinion the Electronic Dust Collectors are...

    In my opinion the Electronic Dust Collectors are a far cry from the old Capacitor/Transformer systems. I had one of the Electronic ones in the house originally, it was nothing but a huge aggravation,...
  30. Never heard of Sofware Killing someone, Hardware...

    Never heard of Sofware Killing someone, Hardware on the other hand.
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    Electricity flows along the a very fine outer...

    Electricity flows along the a very fine outer layer of the wire very well. It slows down the further it is inside the wire. Multiple wire, more surface area, faster the flow of electricity. On the...
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    When I was a Teenager, I had a Summer Job...

    When I was a Teenager, I had a Summer Job Cleaning Coils and Changing Filters. They have me one of the Stainless Steel Fire Extinguishers that had been modified, as a Sprayer. A 15 lb. Drum of R12,...
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    For Cell Sites I used Two 55 Gallon Plastic Drums...

    For Cell Sites I used Two 55 Gallon Plastic Drums . This Pump https://www.homedepot.com/b/Plumbing-Water-Pumps-Utility-Pumps-Transfer-Pumps/N-5yc1vZbqk2 Karcher Power Washer and Karcher Underbody...
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    Peanut Butter and Jelly when it got real hot out....

    Peanut Butter and Jelly when it got real hot out. Even with a Cooler, Blue Ice and my Water and Tea Frozen, a Meat Sandwich could get pretty dicey. Not fun to get food poisoning on a hot day. BTW I...
  35. Thread: Bad Gateway

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    I havenít had a 502 errand since the fix. No...

    I havenít had a 502 errand since the fix. No adjustments have been made on my devices. Storms have keep me hopping, so My internet usage is way down.
  36. I remember the Gas Wars. There was a little no...

    I remember the Gas Wars. There was a little no name Gas Station, and across the street was a full service Citgo. The Citgo would lower their price, 1 cent below the no name, would then lower their...
  37. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    I had someone attack me in DC years ago. My can...

    I had someone attack me in DC years ago. My can rack was just inside the door. Blindly grabbed a can of Liquid Wrench, that SOB went down like a pile of bricks. Flagged down a Cop, they had a warrant...
  38. Thread: Bad Gateway

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    Same here. Also it says, “ nginx “ on the page.

    Same here. Also it says, “ nginx “ on the page.
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    I thought you were talking about the tool you...

    I thought you were talking about the tool you plugged into the VAV Board, then later Staefa updated to plugging in at the Thermostat. Man that was a long time ago, back in the late 80's then early...
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    Is it the tool that uses the RJ Jack? Looks like...

    Is it the tool that uses the RJ Jack? Looks like the old telephone jack, but with more wires/connection points. Get a RJ Crimper RJ Plugs, cut the one old plug off and crimp a new plug on. When you...
  41. Thread: Stiff Nipples

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    This has got to be the Funniest; ...

    This has got to be the Funniest;

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=stool+bus+truck&qpvt=stool+bus+truck&form=IGRE&first=1&scenario=ImageBasicHover
  42. Thread: Barb fittings

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    Also found here....

    Also found here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Pack-1-2-x-1-4-Barbed-Plastic-Reducing-Couplers-PVC-260-PSI-NEW/312566387541?epid=1010683308&hash=item48c6689355:g:CjcAAOSwBNNcrOwA

    I'm sure I had to...
  43. Thread: Barb fittings

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    It was a Source I saved, after I ordered Barb...

    It was a Source I saved, after I ordered Barb fittings for my aquarium. Probably searched PVC XX Barb x XXX Barb.
  44. Thread: Barb fittings

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    https://www.amazon.com/Quickun-Plastic-Reducer-Fit...

    https://www.amazon.com/Quickun-Plastic-Reducer-Fitting-Splicer/dp/B08BJC2NW8
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    Got Hill? Water?

    https://www.billboardvinyls.com/
  46. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    I know the Knockout Type Sprays, effectiveness...

    I know the Knockout Type Sprays, effectiveness fades over time, so the left over can you have from last year may not work. I think the Heat in our trucks make it worse. I had a huge Hornets nest,...
  47. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    I like using Sevin because it doesnít stick...

    I like using Sevin because it doesnít stick around. I have a lot of Bumblebees, if I wait till almost dusk, and spray the Yard with Liquid Sevin from a hose end sprayer, I can kill the Ticks, but...
  48. Thread: RTU Graveyard

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    R Up on a Roof, you are unfamiliar with, in...

    R

    Up on a Roof, you are unfamiliar with, in the middle of the night on an emergency call, you get tangled in a “V” Belt and you go down like a stack of bricks. Good thing the Tech. wasn’t around,...
  49. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    Unless the Cicada killers are Coming after you or...

    Unless the Cicada killers are Coming after you or your pets, I’d leave them alone. I hate Cicadas. Back in the 80’s two of us where changing out a Compressor in a Carrier 48MA. The boss got pissed...
  50. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    I can’t use the KO Sprays or Gasoline. It’s under...

    I can’t use the KO Sprays or Gasoline. It’s under a 30 year old Azalea. I just cut down and dug out a 30 year old Alberta Spruce, killed it with KO Spray. They have really slowed down to going in and...
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