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  1. At least it's up on a roof and not in somebodies...

    At least it's up on a roof and not in somebodies back yard! Not saying it's right, but it could be worse.
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    My bad Ambition. I should have left well enough...

    My bad Ambition. I should have left well enough alone. I mentioned I would go away in the hopes that it would put your thread back on track. My original mention of the kneeling is what set it all...
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    Journalism may rank right near the bottom of the...

    Journalism may rank right near the bottom of the barrel.
    Drama/theater probably isn't too far behind.
    As far as societal need, just about anything in the medical profession is going to be a good...
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    At the risk of being verbally assaulted, let's...

    At the risk of being verbally assaulted, let's not forget this:
    https://www.si.com/nba/2017/10/05/kobe-bryant-national-anthem-protest
    Adios. Too many people died for that flag for it to be...
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    I absolutely realize that. I served myself, to...

    I absolutely realize that. I served myself, to do my small part, to help preserve those rights. However, on national television, doing your job, representing your employer is NOT the time NOR the...
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    While death is always tragic, I sure wish we...

    While death is always tragic, I sure wish we would give as much recognition to each and every brave man and woman that sacrifice their lives to defend the very flag to which this man would have knelt...
  7. I would also second what pecmsg said. I have a...

    I would also second what pecmsg said. I have a TIF that has seen it's fair share of abuse and still works well.
  8. This won't get squirrely in the rain and it will...

    This won't get squirrely in the rain and it will heat the refrigerant in low ambient conditions. :grin2:814395
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    Likely true, unfortunately. :mad:

    Likely true, unfortunately. :mad:
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    I think a poster/banner of some sort.

    I think a poster/banner of some sort.
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    Supco has the "lil popper"...

    Supco has the "lil popper"
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TIhy96RBL.jpg
  12. Thread: Buying tools

    by doc havoc
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    The company I worked for provided all corded...

    The company I worked for provided all corded tools and torches. I provided my own hand tools/meters/gauges/cordless tools. If a tool breaks on the job they would replace with a like tool. Also had...
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    Changing blower speed blindly, without proper...

    Changing blower speed blindly, without proper measurements, can do more harm than good. For instance, you want long run cycles. Just like your car. If it doesn't run long enough, moisture will...
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    Learned that the hard way! Had a leak at the...

    Learned that the hard way! Had a leak at the indoor coil. After I pumped the unit down, I decided to "clean up" the install a bit and remove all that extra copper. Make it look nice and clean....
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    Unless it's a can of lacquer thinner for keeping...

    Unless it's a can of lacquer thinner for keeping the lines clean. :whistle:
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    I get that.:cheers: My concern was more if the...

    I get that.:cheers: My concern was more if the outside gets snowed over, now you are drawing combustion air from in the mechanical room which could cause a negative. A register in the supply takes...
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    :yes:

    :yes:
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    If this is all in a small mechanical room, and...

    If this is all in a small mechanical room, and you added the tee to the intake for the furnace, would there be a little concern about causing a back draft on the natural draft water heater sitting...
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    Overnight lows for 2 nights in a row reached -20....

    Overnight lows for 2 nights in a row reached -20. Recently, it has been a balmy 15 degrees. This morning it was -6 on the way to work, but it is supposed to warm to 20 today. I couldn't do Florida....
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    The infamous "crimpling".

    The infamous "crimpling".
  21. Thread: My Sidejob

    by doc havoc
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
  22. Thread: My Sidejob

    by doc havoc
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    There was no way for me to move it to the top of...

    There was no way for me to move it to the top of the page. :cheers:
  23. Thread: My Sidejob

    by doc havoc
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    There, I fixed it! :grin2:

    There, I fixed it! :grin2:
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    We got down to -20 degrees last week for a couple...

    We got down to -20 degrees last week for a couple days. My 26 year old Armstrong 90% kept the house at 68 degrees no problem. :grin2:
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    I pop in and out occasionally. I don't...

    I pop in and out occasionally. I don't contribute much. What drove me away was how big the forum became. Scrolling through that navigation dropdown to get back to the section I was just in. ...
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    I wouldn't go with electric. I haven't been...

    I wouldn't go with electric. I haven't been around very long (50 years), but in my short time I have seen MANY electric heat cables fail. PEX tubing, when buried in concrete, has a 200+ year life...
  29. Thread: Bye bye oil

    by doc havoc
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    If you felt like mailing the badge off the...

    If you felt like mailing the badge off the furnace cover, I would reimburse you postage costs!

    Nice looking install!
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/rivian/r1t Up to...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/rivian/r1t

    Up to 400 miles on a charge. All wheel drive. 0-60 in 3 seconds. Pick-up truck.
  31. Glad "Bob" is okay! What did you all sleep in...

    Glad "Bob" is okay! What did you all sleep in for the rest of deer season? :grin2:

    Please do the same thing for abandoned fill and vent pipes from oil tanks. We had a new customer that received...
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    The roof jack on the wall in the first picture is...

    The roof jack on the wall in the first picture is actually a pretty good idea. Too bad that much thought wasn't put into the rest of the install.
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    I like how the site says "most homes and...

    I like how the site says "most homes and buildings use flexible duct for heating and cooling". They've obviously not seen most homes and buildings around here. We still use metal duct in most of...
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    :payattention:

    :payattention:
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    Pretty good article here....

    Pretty good article here.
    https://www.hvacrschool.com/checking-charge-heat-pump-winter/
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    Oddly enough, Ive owned 4 houses throughout the...

    Oddly enough, Ive owned 4 houses throughout the years and rented 2 and none of them have had expansion tanks on the domestic water system. It's just not that common around here. Not sure why?
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    My guess is Mr. 1985 was thinking of a...

    My guess is Mr. 1985 was thinking of a ventless/vent free space heater when he made that comment? :.02:
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    :toetap: :rolleyes::putergreet:

    :toetap: :rolleyes::putergreet:
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    Why would you not sleep well with a unit heater?

    Why would you not sleep well with a unit heater?
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    812477

    812477
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    Abandoning would be a good choice. However, the...

    Abandoning would be a good choice. However, the system likely worked fine for years. What changed? Is the water table high where you are? If not, why is water going under your house? Is it from...
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    Ductulator, superheat and subcooling calculator...

    Ductulator, superheat and subcooling calculator all in one, as well as many useful formulas that are easy to forget if you don't use them often. I have my students buy it.
  43. Thread: My Home

    by doc havoc
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    Beautiful work! Changing the residential world...

    Beautiful work! Changing the residential world one install at a time! Keep up the outstanding work! To those saying that venting needs to be higher, how do you know? Are you familiar with the...
  44. Thread: tin snips

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    Malco's website shows them....

    Malco's website shows them.
    https://www.malcoproducts.com/category/sheet-metal-snips/aviation-snips-max2000/
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    This^^^^^^^

    This^^^^^^^
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    Hmmmm....I came up with 30 degrees superheat and...

    Hmmmm....I came up with 30 degrees superheat and 24 degrees subcooling using the OP's numbers.
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    You put the ball in the pipe, all the way to one...

    You put the ball in the pipe, all the way to one end, then cover both ends of the pipe with mylar (shiny balloon material). I cut a fernco coupling in half to seal the mylar to the pipe. Once the...
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    I had a friend. I'm currently looking for a new...

    I had a friend. I'm currently looking for a new one, as my old one escaped. :eek2::grin2:
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    OP, you're using the "M" series valves. Crank...

    OP, you're using the "M" series valves. Crank them caps down to the point that the brass starts "creaking". Use 2 wrenches. One on the fitting and one on the cap. I believe they are both 1/2...
  50. I don't think I've ever applied dope to one.

    I don't think I've ever applied dope to one.
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