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    Goes out.. When it comes home, does it reek of...

    Goes out.. When it comes home, does it reek of alcohol and have lipstick on it? (just kidding)

    Could be any one of a dozen reasons and because it is a safety thing, we cannot offer any online...
  2. There are some water heaters that are approved...

    There are some water heaters that are approved for "sidearm" use and have ports in the side for the heating.

    As to the proper temp? Would need to do a heat loss and loop design to tell you that. ...
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    Get ready for a Hillary redux if one of the...

    Get ready for a Hillary redux if one of the present candidates does not significantly pull ahead... Hillary is already bad mouthing Sanders.

    Brokered convention coming our way!
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    Nu-Calgon I-Wave C issues.....

    OK, bought into these 12x. Just over a year old. Face plates on half of them look either burnt or in process of baking. One display says what looks to be FAIL and another has a partial display.. Any...
  5. Feet smell? Nose runs? Built upside down. ;-)

    Feet smell? Nose runs?

    Built upside down. ;-)
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    Return air in the bedrooms as well as a supply?...

    Return air in the bedrooms as well as a supply? Or one return air for each system.

    If returns in the rooms, closing the door is unbalancing a improperly designed dust system that is creating a...
  7. Iranians don't hate us, Russians don't hate us,...

    Iranians don't hate us, Russians don't hate us, we don't hate them..... BUT our governments and the war industry and the global bankers LOVE war.

    I love my country and my countrymen, really have...
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    SDR35 pipe with long radius ells.. Glued...

    SDR35 pipe with long radius ells.. Glued fittings. Do the calcs for round metal ductwork and size the diameter and external static of the fan to suit.

    As long as you are moving/providing enough...
  9. Thomas Sowell does a fantastic job of explaining...

    Thomas Sowell does a fantastic job of explaining the how and why of cultures and nations. Very good read as are all his books.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/209102.Conquests_and_Cultures
  10. If you want boots that last forever, ones that...

    If you want boots that last forever, ones that fit, check out White Shoe in Spokane WA. Famous for their logging boots and loggers are waaaay harder on shoes than any HVAC/R guy. Been there.
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    I have watched the 3 hours of OANN's expose and...

    I have watched the 3 hours of OANN's expose and it is quite revealing! Perhaps it should be used in the "trial" as evidence?
  12. Two suggestions, one is "redline" the...

    Two suggestions, one is "redline" the jurisdictions you have issues with and let callers know why you do not service their area.

    The tell the prospective customer to call the city and complain...
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    Might consider the Bosch inverter system as it is...

    Might consider the Bosch inverter system as it is stand alone.. No communication with inside unit.

    Also and especially in FL, get a good surge/lightning protector on the unit as well as a whole...
  14. Vent and combustion air want to be in the same...

    Vent and combustion air want to be in the same pressure zone. Concentrics and the flat looking kits are a great improvement over the funky sidewall PVC recommendations..

    Are you having issues? or...
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    Trump is ROCKING the beard. If his grew out like...

    Trump is ROCKING the beard. If his grew out like this he'd probably increase his ratings!

    Ted Cruz's beard was a great improvement as well....
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    Toto Drake II.....Cannot say anything bad. Have...

    Toto Drake II.....Cannot say anything bad. Have three including one in a rental and never had a renter complain.
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    Mine is a Craftsman. Not sure if it is available...

    Mine is a Craftsman. Not sure if it is available any more, but might take a look.
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    Toto Drake. Have three of them in my house,...

    Toto Drake. Have three of them in my house, flushes the biggest loads on on trip of the handle! They are 1.6 gallon flushers.
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    A/H on other side of door? Very short lineset!...

    A/H on other side of door? Very short lineset! Don't even have to evacuate.... ;-)
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    Just a thought, but I had a Ruud H/P that did the...

    Just a thought, but I had a Ruud H/P that did the same thing right out of the box. Turns out that the distributor tube to the section freezing up was restricted from the factory! My wholesaler...
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    Providing that the system is operating properly,...

    Providing that the system is operating properly, you might be well served by getting a thermostat installed that has adaptive recovery. Allows you to do a setback and the 'stat will learn when to...
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    Try Peterson Mfg. They make sand pan units and...

    Try Peterson Mfg. They make sand pan units and may be of help if you cannot find an original data plate with a model #.

    Perhaps just buying a complete new one might be in order? They are not...
  23. I think Jimmy Hoffa had a pair of indestructible...

    I think Jimmy Hoffa had a pair of indestructible shoes... Cement.
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    Unless you have a radiant professional design...

    Unless you have a radiant professional design (and preferably install) the system, I'd highly recommend against DIY floor heat. I installed a lot of floor heat and it has some major pitfalls for H/O...
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    It is acidic, but not too much. You can taste a...

    It is acidic, but not too much. You can taste a drop on your finger and get a feel for it. I've done this as I was curious myself. I have never installed a condensate neutralizer unless the...
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    IF you are set on mini splits, I'd recommend that...

    IF you are set on mini splits, I'd recommend that you buy three individual systems. Ease of install and service as well as redundancy. Especially as it looks like your area is a technical desert.......
  27. Thread: Poor Tesla

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    ....and used.

    ....and used.
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    I think your price on new batteries is off by a...

    I think your price on new batteries is off by a factor of 10. Replacement battery pack for a Prius is about 6K
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    'nuther reason to not inadvertently introduce non-condensibles and moisture to a system!

    Purge them hoses.... Keep 'em on the spuds and under slight pressure when not actively using them.
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    May not have it "in her blood" but certainly a...

    May not have it "in her blood" but certainly a power hungry momma in her rear view....
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    If the installer just walked away and it went...

    If the installer just walked away and it went into lockout, he needs to come back and look into it.

    Never push reset on oil fired equipment more than once! I've spent waaaay to many hours...
  32. Can't cold start with a DHW coil... Unless you...

    Can't cold start with a DHW coil... Unless you like cold showers! ;-)

    As to condensation. As long as the flue gas get to and stays at above 140F I believe that you will be ok.

    I'm sure someone...
  33. Not looking at the minimum distance as that is...

    Not looking at the minimum distance as that is the "rub"

    Probably going for about 2' from the wall, possibly more.

    12x12x8 box

    Present evap has bottom rows rotted out, probably from botched...
  34. Location of evap in a walk in refrigerator box

    Curious as to why every evap I've ever come across is mounted as close to the wall as possible? Makes them a PITA to clean and repair due to shelving units invariably installed directly under them.
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    Want to "up the ante" a bit as it occurred to me...

    Want to "up the ante" a bit as it occurred to me that Hildebeast jr. is now 39. She has the Clinton name and the clinton machine to run the campaign... What's not to like if you are a Dem? Fresh,...
  36. Lookin' for love in all the wrong places.... (as...

    Lookin' for love in all the wrong places.... (as the song goes.)
  37. Thread: Poor Tesla

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    GM has discontinued the Volt, which was a fine...

    GM has discontinued the Volt, which was a fine hybrid car. My son has one bought new in 2014.

    GM is also building the Bolt, which is an all electric car. Not sure if it will continue production.
    ...
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    Elon Musk did create Paypal, but sold it to Ebay...

    Elon Musk did create Paypal, but sold it to Ebay quite a few years ago. That is how he became a billionaire.
  39. Nice bit on debunking climate change, but no...

    Nice bit on debunking climate change, but no mention of $$I funds...
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    None of the present candidates will get enough...

    None of the present candidates will get enough votes to be the front runner. Come convention time, the party will probably pick a candidate that is not even on the hunt! Might even nominate...
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    GA; what are you putting your $$ into now? Any...

    GA; what are you putting your $$ into now? Any precious metals miners or rare earth mines?

    Trying not to be the "greater fool" and be the last one in on anything... Done that already too many...
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    ....another thot. Do you have any iron in your...

    ....another thot. Do you have any iron in your water? It could be the deposits of the iron being stirred up and not a tank corrosion issue.

    Wonder if you could see condition inside tank with a...
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    Repair it. Get a new shaft and bearings.. Cut the...

    Repair it. Get a new shaft and bearings.. Cut the old shaft off at the wheel and drift the stub out. Beats trying to get a nasty shaft out intact to reuse!

    Leave the engineering of the new hood...
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    Stillwater mine is in Libby MT and is owned by a...

    Stillwater mine is in Libby MT and is owned by a Russian company FWIW
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    If you have a boiler, perhaps the install of an...

    If you have a boiler, perhaps the install of an indirect water heater as a priority zone might prove efficacious?

    I like triangle tube's tank in tank design. Stainless steel.
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    And His name shall be called Wonderful! ...

    And His name shall be called Wonderful! Counselor, Almighty King.....
  47. Did someone cover the combustion/ventilation air...

    Did someone cover the combustion/ventilation air grilles? If this is a natural draft boiler it should be starving for dilution air.

    IMHO, If you do choose to replace with mod-con boilers, you are...
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    Moisture is the catalyst for most of the stop...

    Moisture is the catalyst for most of the stop leaks. This is a real problem with poorly accessed POE oil filled compressors as moisture is an almost permanent resident in POE and when you dump some...
  49. Just saw that the Navy commissioned the "Harvey...

    Just saw that the Navy commissioned the "Harvey Milk." A real war hero! NOT.
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    Did not see anyone mention One America News...

    Did not see anyone mention One America News Network. They are on DirecTV, but not dish or Charter :-( They have a great investigative news department. Chanel Rion (one of the investigative gals) went...
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