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  1. What is a SHTF compressor?

    What is a SHTF compressor?
  2. I found these for a picture for you. ...

    I found these for a picture for you.

    https://www.sunbeltrentals.com/equipment/detail/1218/0440080/3-ton-roll-a-lift/

    These are not the same brand as mine. Mine are red and taller - more like...
  3. Long ago I found that a pair of those hydraulic...

    Long ago I found that a pair of those hydraulic hand trucks was a wise investment. And just that quick - I forget the name! <g>

    Roll-A-Truck maybe? It will come back to me I guess. <g>
    ...
  4. Yes. Now couple that title with his actual...

    Yes.

    Now couple that title with his actual post and it sure seems like he has to install and test O&A piping for a facility who will never braze anything larger than 3" copper. Or at least test...
  5. What the hell are we talking about here? ...

    What the hell are we talking about here?

    Glen's post asked about test pressures for oxygen and acetylene piping of some kind. Didn't it? <g>

    There was nothing about using a torch or anything...
  6. I thinking that a relay to operate the starter...

    I thinking that a relay to operate the starter motor with the coil in series with a pressure switch on the oil pressure would work. A 12VDC relay with the end of the circuit to ground though the...
  7. One time I was looking at a house owned by a very...

    One time I was looking at a house owned by a very old French woman - it was on Route 40 near Hardingville NJ. She was very sweet and very very wistfully sentimental about her house. We ate goose...
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    And here we are again: December 7 - Always...

    And here we are again:

    December 7 - Always Pearl Harbor Day to me
  9. I do have a fair number of excuses. My children,...

    I do have a fair number of excuses. My children, my grandchildren, my stupidity, kindness to others, weather, customers, a studs-out new LR to create before Christmas decorations can go up, oh; all...
  10. You and I, with a couple of glasses to sip, and...

    You and I, with a couple of glasses to sip, and some free time - could probably write a really memorable song. I'll need your help though because I only have the title so far:

    Funny how Time...
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    Well; first the House has to come up with the...

    Well; first the House has to come up with the article(s) of impeachment. Then the House has to majority vote to proceed on each article independently. If any receive a majority vote that article...
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    When you look down range at the target - where do...

    When you look down range at the target - where do you aim?

    Anybody will tell you: the bulls eye. And why? Because that is what the target is all about - all the rest of it is only there to let...
  13. Why would the system delta-T change as a...

    Why would the system delta-T change as a consequence of the outdoor ambient? The system would have no awareness of the outdoor ambient. The system delta is the result of system heat loss to the...
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    If the two boxes are to be the same temperature...

    If the two boxes are to be the same temperature the control can be at the compressor.

    Eliminate the three way valve and instead install two solenoid valves.

    Control one LLSV through the NO...
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    You remind me that just a few hours ago (speaking...

    You remind me that just a few hours ago (speaking of foreigners) I met a stunningly beautiful woman named Noor. I knew that her name means "light" in Arabic so that was my opening to chat. ...
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    I'm not sure what my brain saw; Chileans I...

    I'm not sure what my brain saw; Chileans I guess. <g>

    What is a Chaldean ?

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    It's just more nonsense. Every day lately I hear...

    It's just more nonsense. Every day lately I hear the phrase quid pro quo hissed - almost with venom. As though it were an inherently bad thing. <g>

    It's a common standard legal term, in Latin,...
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    I am enraged to the point of having to laugh over...

    I am enraged to the point of having to laugh over all the 'high-horse' attitudes in DC. They all do the same nefarious and self-serving things - but then they all scream in righteous indignation at...
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    In support of Pamela Kaplan - She has been...

    In support of Pamela Kaplan -

    She has been getting heat for berating, or otherwise abusing-in-some-way, President Trump's son. What is typically shown on all media is her saying:

    Donald...
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    I could have a discussion to the contrary just...

    I could have a discussion to the contrary just about everyday if I wanted to. People tell me that Obama was the greatest president we've ever had. And that Trump is the worst.

    They go about like...
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    Can you tell me which countries are laughing at...

    Can you tell me which countries are laughing at President Trump and the US?

    One that does come to mind is Mexico. They laughed at our plans for preventing aliens from invading US across the...
  22. This website lists no pressure higher than 45...

    This website lists no pressure higher than 45 lbs. - so a 150 lb. test pressure would still be OK.

    What is the application?

    What piping are you testing?

    Does the job have a spec. sheet?
    ...
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    Have you noticed that if they Do laugh - they...

    Have you noticed that if they Do laugh - they don't laugh for very long. <g>
  24. What happens (with all the piping put together)...

    What happens (with all the piping put together) when the left pump runs?

    Is the rotation correct on the new pump?

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    I have always noticed that after cleaning my...

    I have always noticed that after cleaning my truck I seem to have many fewer one stop calls.
  26. You could measure the temperature drop across the...

    You could measure the temperature drop across the system and then set the minimum boiler set point at 105 + (system ∆ T) = min. boiler set-point. Wouldn't that about do it?

    Coldest Outdoor...
  27. By standard definition the test pressures would...

    By standard definition the test pressures would be 22.5 and 45 lbs. <g>

    Is this for a hard piped O&A system for a facility? For a glass lab / glass manufacturing place or an iron fabrication...
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    If there is no rink floor water to freeze - there...

    If there is no rink floor water to freeze - there is no heat load to speak of for the chiller. Water is in the neighborhood of 1000 times more dense than air. So the tubes have virtually no surface...
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    Sounds like dirty condensers and the on-site...

    Sounds like dirty condensers and the on-site 'repair' was to set the tower water setting lower and lower. The fouling eventually overcame the ability / capacity of the tower and . . . . here you...
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    I have some; yes. I can't think of a reason...

    I have some; yes.

    I can't think of a reason - unless it was specifically designed for winter-time only operation? I did a few of those for residential customers.

    What kind of ice rink is...
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    After reading through all of what everybody else...

    After reading through all of what everybody else had to say; maybe the above was my one cent. <g>
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    I don't know anything about those valves but my...

    I don't know anything about those valves but my first thought would the difficulty of obtaining anything like stability in the operation. With valves that (relatively) large the tendency to...
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    I had a guy working for me one time and at some...

    I had a guy working for me one time and at some point I met his ne'er-do-well brother. I forget most of whatever the brother and I said to each other but one line is burned into my memory:

    I...
  34. That is a good answer - and one which had not...

    That is a good answer - and one which had not occurred to me. Does the survey-shown increases really parallel the growth of the Muslim content of America?
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    I had a roll around type tool box bolted to the...

    I had a roll around type tool box bolted to the rear of my OSHA screen in most of my trucks. No wheels but plenty of drawers. I kept my non-LED trouble light in the bottom drawer and whenever it...
  36. Let's think about this is very basic terms. ...

    Let's think about this is very basic terms.

    For "heat pump" (reverse cycle) operation the outdoor coil is the evaporator and the indoor coil is the condenser.

    If you pretend that this job is...
  37. Are these the words and meaning you wanted to...

    Are these the words and meaning you wanted to post?

    kama 'anani lm 'ar 'ard almuslimin waqad aetanaq alqiam al'iislamiat.
  38. Could you re-phrase that for me please? I don't...

    Could you re-phrase that for me please? I don't want to mis-understand your point.
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    I think she said that the landlord's contractor...

    I think she said that the landlord's contractor checked the unit and un-red-tagged the unit.

    I am very curious what the unit was red-tagged For - and who it was that red-tagged it. <g>

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    I think she said that the landlord's contractor...

    I think she said that the landlord's contractor checked the unit and un-red-tagged the unit.

    I am very curious what the unit was red-tagged For - and who it was that red-tagged it. <g>

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    I think you are correct in a kind of...

    I think you are correct in a kind of general-theory sense.

    Does the indoor blower continue to run along with the auxiliary heating coil? Or is it just the heating coil which reminds on?

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    Every day is Thanksgiving Day to me. I go to bed...

    Every day is Thanksgiving Day to me. I go to bed at with a deep feeling of gratefulness. And I get out of bed every morning with the same gratitude. I really do give thanks on an almost constant...
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    What am I looking at here? I have never seen one...

    What am I looking at here? I have never seen one like that.

    The stack is out the back (the 5" galvanized to what looks like a draft hood) ?

    And the heated supply air is out the top and...
  44. Whew!

    Whew!
  45. In what way exactly?

    In what way exactly?
  46. The original installer probably adjusted the...

    The original installer probably adjusted the burner input to better match the furnace with the house 36 years ago. Which used to be a somewhat common practice. Any chance the original manual is...
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    Use Filter Coat. Tell the store that you are...

    Use Filter Coat. Tell the store that you are going to spray in on aluminum pre-filters for your electronic air cleaner. Otherwise they are likely to say they don't have anything like that.

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  48. You wrote: "Since the interior walls are balloon...

    You wrote: "Since the interior walls are balloon framed and not insulated, they're open to the uninsulated fieldstone foundation basement"

    Do you mean the exterior walls?

    And are they also...
  49. What is the load calculation result for cooling? ...

    What is the load calculation result for cooling?
    Is the cooling load on the house 36,000 BTU or less?

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    Is everyone in Missouri dumb? None of those...

    Is everyone in Missouri dumb? None of those things you mention have any weight. They speak to actual evidence or the lack of it - which is a ridiculous basis on which to base a conclusion or an...
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