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    I did a similar, almost major uh oh when I was a...

    I did a similar, almost major uh oh when I was a youngster, on a smaller constant volume air handler. The one set of pneumatically actuated return dampers was malfunctioning. No outside air. The...
  2. Thread: Craigslist

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    Top tier. Yup. The advertisers grammar...

    Top tier. Yup.

    The advertisers grammar certainly is....... says a lot.

    Probably burned down the shade tree and is looking for help to pay damages.
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    Still thinking.....doesn't hurt yet.... In the...

    Still thinking.....doesn't hurt yet....

    In the presence of gravity, to force the bubble to move from it's steady state position, you would need to add extra energy to the vessel to force the...
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    I think...... If the vessel is sealed, and...

    I think......

    If the vessel is sealed, and totally full, with a bubble inside, and the temperature of the vessel and it's contents stayed the same, the pressure on the non-compressible liquid is...
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    Whoa.... rising air bubble? ...

    Whoa.... rising air bubble?

    Interesting..... What was that all about? More more...... I'm bored.
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    I thought this place was supposed to be a place...

    I thought this place was supposed to be a place to share knowledge?

    If you were to browse the Browing catalog you will find those variable pitch sheaves that you're referring to, listed as VP, or...
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    Totally agree with what EHSX said in post #6,...

    Totally agree with what EHSX said in post #6, and.........

    Simply stated, a pulley is a machine. A sheave is a component in a pulley. Grammatically correct, or not, the words pulley and...
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    NFG (No F in Good) Toe tag used on our...

    NFG (No F in Good) Toe tag used on our warranty return items. The factory eventually failed to see the humor.......
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    Satisfactory locations for traverses are directly...

    Satisfactory locations for traverses are directly related to the design and quality of the installation. We know how to solve these issues. Unfortunately, it's rooted in the pursuit of the almighty...
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    I publicly challenged a guy on YouTube one time...

    I publicly challenged a guy on YouTube one time for his use of statics to determine cfm. He really got steamed. I dropped it, because he was an expert......

    When I learned T&B, I was taught...
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    A vehicle used for quotes, just fine. Occasional...

    A vehicle used for quotes, just fine. Occasional service, maybe. It might be improved some with an 8ft bed, a coffin box, and a sliding tray on top of the box. Given no other choice, personally,...
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    Old thread. So what? The advice contained...

    Old thread. So what?

    The advice contained in this particular thread doesn't have an expiration date. I first came to this place nearly a decade ago. I would pop in every now and again to...
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    I'm HVAC, and yes, I'm biased because it's the...

    I'm HVAC, and yes, I'm biased because it's the best.

    But, I have Electrician, and Sheet Metal friends who would say the same about their Trade.

    The one advantage I think HVAC has over the...
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    Depends on the system. Generally indoor air...

    Depends on the system. Generally indoor air quality, and comfort.
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    www.atplearning.com I can not recommend a...

    www.atplearning.com

    I can not recommend a single book....... There's more to this than what can be recorded in a single book.

    However, I can point you to a source for good books.
    Books...
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    Sounds like a DIY, but I'll bite....... Before...

    Sounds like a DIY, but I'll bite.......

    Before you go any further, you need design cfm's for each diffuser, dampers at each tap, and a flow hood. It's a simple matter to solve your problem, or to...
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    Coming and going. Yea, sure. If that's the case...

    Coming and going. Yea, sure. If that's the case then.....

    Please tell me why so many of them have moved into my area of the country over the past 10-20 years, and they won't leave. Two new...
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    Doesn't sound like you asked about non-indentured...

    Doesn't sound like you asked about non-indentured work?

    During that interview, remember, it's difficult to teach someone something if they think they already know it. Expecting won't interview...
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    If you really think Union is the way you want to...

    If you really think Union is the way you want to go, and you're not having any success by going directly to the employers.......

    Call the UA Locals in your area. Ask them when they are taking...
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    Every time I see this post it reminds me, and...

    Every time I see this post it reminds me, and makes me laugh a little..........

    I used to always call it a "Hot Water Heater" too, until the day I was standing in front of a group, and was...
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    I've been in this business a long time. Been...

    I've been in this business a long time. Been there done that, and left on my own a couple times too.

    Always remember. ...... You are your reputation. ........

    If you have a good...
  22. I don't know exactly how much to be offended by...

    I don't know exactly how much to be offended by your comments.

    I too, worked in the field, and then moved into the office. Yes, both jobs certainly can be exhausting, but I guarantee you that...
  23. I hadn't been in the business very long, and a...

    I hadn't been in the business very long, and a friend asked be to go help one of his friends. A young couple living in an old mobile home with 2 window shakers, and several cats. You had to be...
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    Artrose here...... Of course I was his age...

    Artrose here...... Of course I was his age once, but I grew up.

    I realized that to get by, you need to work, and to get ahead, it takes lots of hard work. That's how it works.

    I offered...
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    There continues to be areas in the US that...

    There continues to be areas in the US that mandate energy efficiency, but it's not anything like it was in recent years. When the grants and the rebate programs expired, the so called "Boom" ended...
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    What's the possibility of allowing changes to the...

    What's the possibility of allowing changes to the canned design numbers?
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    Nothing new, and basically another name, with a...

    Nothing new, and basically another name, with a couple more whistles, placed on an old concept that's been around for literally decades. They might use solar orientation, radiant mass heat storage,...
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    This is why some form of mentorship, or...

    This is why some form of mentorship, or apprenticeship, is so vitally important for this work. You can buy em books and send em to school, and they come back with lots of big words and and theory,...
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    If those are foot per minute readings? And you...

    If those are foot per minute readings? And you added and divided to get your mean average. And you knew your duct area? You might have something to start with there? But as presented, that bunch...
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    For our purposes, what we're calling heat is...

    For our purposes, what we're calling heat is nothing more than relative energy. Extremely simplified, if we say something has more heat, it simply means a substances molecules have more energy than...
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    If you could find a friendly NEBB balancer, you...

    If you could find a friendly NEBB balancer, you might ask him for a set of the old paper round, and rectangular, duct traverse forms. The traverse instructions are written on the pages. All you...
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    Good on you for asking the question you asked. ...

    Good on you for asking the question you asked. I'd say you are definitely in a bad traverse location. In medium pressure ductwork, it's not all that uncommon to find what you've found, especially...
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    This will give you a start.......... In the...

    This will give you a start.......... In the Controls Industry, depending on the size of the business, and the region in the US, some shops might be all Union, some part Union, and others non-Union....
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    If it's your intention to work for someone else,...

    If it's your intention to work for someone else, what specific trade, what trade school, what market, (local, regional, national, international)? Residential, commercial? Small mom and pop, large...
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    Although we've had a couple people 50+ enroll,...

    Although we've had a couple people 50+ enroll, and go on to become HVAC Journeymen in our 5 year program, (and I would agree that Building Automation might be a good fit for your background), I think...
  36. Thread: The Ozone Hole

    by Artrose
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    And the wheel turns...... (please, this is...

    And the wheel turns...... (please, this is trying to be a scientific discussion, not politics)

    So, you're implying that because of politics and money, we continue to further indoctrinate...
  37. Thread: The Ozone Hole

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    Aw, man.... I cooked up all this popcorn, dug...

    Aw, man.... I cooked up all this popcorn, dug out my best thinkin cap, and sat down to this? That's all you got?

    And I thought it was depressing how many people don't have much of a clue about...
  38. Thread: The Ozone Hole

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    Thank you so much for the reply....... You are...

    Thank you so much for the reply....... You are the first informed person, since I've been periodically asking my question, who is willing to educate me..

    Get that laptop, I'm all ears......
  39. Thread: The Ozone Hole

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    But..... most of you seem to be arguing the...

    But..... most of you seem to be arguing the chemistry, or localized atmospheric distribution. I don't have any argument with any of that. The "bad" refrigerants do mix in the atmosphere, and the...
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    Old guy talking again......... Simply stated,...

    Old guy talking again.........

    Simply stated, too many humans give themselves too much credit for destroying environment. Sadly, it's not entirely their fault for thinking that way. As they age...
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    A couple YouTube videos hopefully might help spin...

    A couple YouTube videos hopefully might help spin up some interest...........


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLrt_38LR3A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8SJqAPVaM
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    Maybe I've missed something, but why don't you...

    Maybe I've missed something, but why don't you use a Differential Pressure Flowmeter? Temporarily pipe it into your supply line, perform your diagnostics, then remove it.
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    Might as well totally hijack the thread....... ...

    Might as well totally hijack the thread.......

    Actually, the beauty of these new technologies is that they will essentially eliminate most of the environmental and conservation concerns we now...
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    I don't want to take this thread too far off...

    I don't want to take this thread too far off topic, but wanted to express a few of my thoughts about electricity production, and storage......

    Thorium reactors, or Fusion reactors, are more than...
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    I know it sounds like I don't like Engineers. ...

    I know it sounds like I don't like Engineers. Actually, some of my best friends are Engineers.

    The ones I'll take to task are the ones who display a high and mighty. I fully realize I'm not...
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    No, I hadn't read that one. That's absolutely...

    No, I hadn't read that one. That's absolutely hilarious. Sometimes you just need to stand back a watch from a distance. Not that I haven't made my own share of mistakes.

    Years ago, I had a...
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    No disrespect intended here either .....but we...

    No disrespect intended here either .....but we still have a small disconnect...... The jobs I was referring to were spec'd ......Zero to 5% plus..... No minus. There was no cushion allowed...
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    Requiring a balancer to certify (zero to 5% plus)...

    Requiring a balancer to certify (zero to 5% plus) is making a liar out of the balancer, and even if those numbers were actually achieved during the balance, they are very difficult, and sometimes...
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    Please don't b.s. a b.s.'er. Years ago I was...

    Please don't b.s. a b.s.'er.

    Years ago I was tasked to balance a drug laboratory. The building design required pressure gradients to keep the nasties from migrating. The system had fume hoods...
  50. "I was only pointing out the section of my...

    "I was only pointing out the section of my project that related to this board."

    An offensive statement that sounds like something that might come from a young and inexperienced Engineer. The...
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