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    Like PHM I was given problem customers when I...

    Like PHM I was given problem customers when I worked for others. Not problem so much as challenging. I liked it and the jobs had there own reward.
    Other types of problem customers I have always...
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    Ya just can't fix neurosis. Try to spin it by...

    Ya just can't fix neurosis. Try to spin it by saying the shiny blades are necessary to make sure the air doesn't stick to them.
    I once had a neighbor that complained the shiny metal roof on the...
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    There's the good way then the best way then every...

    There's the good way then the best way then every other way.
    Get around aviation and there's only one way. In HVAC who ever does the work decides.
    What a world.
    Ever see a sparky run #12 solid...
  4. Thread: brazing rods

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    It all cooks down to skill. Any of them work fine...

    It all cooks down to skill. Any of them work fine but there are some performance differences. Years ago I was given some copper/phosphorus rods with no silver at all. It did work. it wasn't as flow...
  5. Thread: California -

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    Mark of the beast is only relevant if you believe...

    Mark of the beast is only relevant if you believe the Book of Revelations.
    The ?? is why do you believe it. Were you told to? did you have a revelation it was true?
    Are you afraid not to believe?...
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    What data are you looking for? If dimensional...

    What data are you looking for? If dimensional specs for something close to the same design air won't care.
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    Ya, could be. I just remember the guy that told...

    Ya, could be. I just remember the guy that told the story also said of the dumbfounded looks on the pipe fitters. One of those gotchas.
  8. Thread: ABC Murders

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    My favorite was the series Tennison with Helen...

    My favorite was the series Tennison with Helen Marin and the later one season with another also good actor. Just really good television.
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    I watch a lot of British crime dramas. I have...

    I watch a lot of British crime dramas. I have watches the first episode and will probably watch the others. This production is a bit dramatic and made like the time the book was written. It will...
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    I've posted this before. I have often used my...

    I've posted this before. I have often used my cutting head with oxy/acc not only on large pipe but on some smaller > 1 1/8. I don't squeeze the trigger of course but light up your torch with the...
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    I like to watch British detective series because...

    I like to watch British detective series because I think they are just better actors.
    That aside, what I see is the enormous number of cameras they have on the street. CCTV able to communicate...
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    Wasn't me but that's is a good way to tell. Some...

    Wasn't me but that's is a good way to tell. Some ball are fixed on the shaft and won't move. My circle saw is that way.
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    The deciding factor for a manufacturer is...

    The deciding factor for a manufacturer is probably cost. Sleeve bearings seem to be OK for fractional motors. I just haven't had problems with them except with speed controls. Actually I never had...
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    The seemingly unsolvable problem. Nether...

    The seemingly unsolvable problem. Nether political side has been able to solve either the immigrant problem or what to do with problems they bring with them.
    A friend said in the 60's a work card...
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    Maybe California just got too big. The Greeks...

    Maybe California just got too big. The Greeks (can't remember what one) said the largest a city should be is 50000 souls. After that the city becomes unmanageable.
    From here CA looks clumsy and...
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    You haven't told why they failed. There are a lot...

    You haven't told why they failed. There are a lot more small motors running with sleeve bearings out there than ball. Both types of bearings can't be have lateral loading.
    Because so many sleeve...
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    What's the problem? It's their dojo.

    What's the problem? It's their dojo.
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    The failure mode of sleeve bearings is because...

    The failure mode of sleeve bearings is because they are lubricated by capillary attraction and need the bearing to heat up in order to draw oil in from the wick. If the motor is slowed down to xx...
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    It's job dependent. Anything large will need...

    It's job dependent. Anything large will need oxy/acc. On smaller stuff where either will work the Turbo will give a softer flame and requires less skill. It also gives an impression of filling the...
  20. Yes, sometimes money isn't the reason I might...

    Yes, sometimes money isn't the reason I might value a customer. Usually it's when they seem to value me. Their loyalty rubs off.
    I've never paid for a lead but I have given gift cards to a nice...
  21. Customers are lost often thru no fault of the...

    Customers are lost often thru no fault of the contractor. People move, die, forgot your name
    and many other reasons. From my understanding a residential contractor will loose 20% of their customers...
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    Double flares are used where movement is a...

    Double flares are used where movement is a problem like on a car. Not necessary on refer systems unless a manufacture requires it. I've never seen it but who knows. If the intent is to stop leaks, a...
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    Don't put anything except refer oil on the flare...

    Don't put anything except refer oil on the flare mating surface. Anything. A few drops of refer oil on the flare where it meets the nut. Tighten until you say UGH.
    I've only used a torque wrench on...
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    I wish that was all. That could be dealt with as...

    I wish that was all. That could be dealt with as campaign banter. I heard the same speeches everyone else did. Often cloaked with little snippets like "and I assume there are also some fine people."...
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    Wayne, wasup? If your referring to what I wrote I...

    Wayne, wasup? If your referring to what I wrote I was implying the US isn't some purified manifestation of capitalism. We have entities that are socialist or at least quasi.
    I have no desire to be...
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    Hugh, you can't know what might have happened,...

    Hugh, you can't know what might have happened, better or worse. I don't know how you can rationally arrive at your conclusion.
    We are a socialist country in many ways now and I doubt you would have...
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    Maybe because it's an observation of yourself...

    Maybe because it's an observation of yourself that you placed on a public forum. Visibility.
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    Perception can be opinion when it comes to...

    Perception can be opinion when it comes to analyzing events. Perception can also be factual. Two different animals. I remember in philosophy this was studied in depth enough to confuse a person...
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    I had a disagreement with the IRS about employee...

    I had a disagreement with the IRS about employee tax payments. They had sent me a check for about $300 saying I had overpaid. I didn't think I had but they disagreed. I cashed the check. Bad idea....
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    I got a kick out of your post. It's clear you...

    I got a kick out of your post. It's clear you won't negotiate or compromise either. Seems there is not the difference you claim. But if you wont compromise I guess we should throw all this pesky...
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    What happened to the days when a flare was simply...

    What happened to the days when a flare was simply tightened.
    Your flare broke. I imagine your flare tool is the correct angle. There are several angles out there. For a flare to appear as you said,...
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    Any lubricant will change a torque value....

    Any lubricant will change a torque value. Sometimes a lot. The value for a bolt with oil on the threads has a multiplier of .55.
    A flare should be oiled. This is standard procedure. A flare...
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    Your right about Medicare. The only relief I know...

    Your right about Medicare. The only relief I know is to sign on with a insurance that offers an enhanced supplemental version of Medicare. Mine is through Blue Cross and it covers many things. The...
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    I don't believe you have a grasp on your...

    I don't believe you have a grasp on your fundamental self. Your motivations. The well you drink from.
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    Unfortunately it's not crap but a deep motivator...

    Unfortunately it's not crap but a deep motivator and fundamental to peoples actions. It's not a mental exercise of right/wrong but an action to who we are.
    I can't follow your idea that hating...
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    Relevance? Hillary wasn't elected. Even so, how...

    Relevance? Hillary wasn't elected. Even so, how do you conclude she was stupid?
    No position is stupid if it can be logically argued. Agreement is something very different.
    Or to be not stupid...
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    I never noticed that but then I wasn't looking. I...

    I never noticed that but then I wasn't looking. I want our Presidents to be a asset even if they wern't my choice. BO under went more negative critics than any other President I can think of. Even...
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    No one is good at everything. There was a guy...

    No one is good at everything. There was a guy working with a tribe in a rain forest in
    S America. The Tribe would have nothing to do with negative numbers. The thought was ridiculous to them. Like...
  39. If your talking about deadheading the pump there...

    If your talking about deadheading the pump there are reasons not to do this. Cavitation is the main one. This add unwanted heat to the loop also.
  40. Thread: Psychrometer

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    I've had a couple slings but went to digital 20...

    I've had a couple slings but went to digital 20 years ago. Two Amprobe's. The first was faster but I don't know why. I didn't like the possible inaccuracies with a sling and it's sock.
    Things like...
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    Again, there is not a thing wrong with wanting to...

    Again, there is not a thing wrong with wanting to get it right. I you want to criticize BO, at least do it on content. Why not be critical of his deodorant? I remember an article in Ramparts back in...
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    My understanding is intelligence is the ability...

    My understanding is intelligence is the ability to solve problems. It might not be related to what's called common sense or wisdom.
    Sometimes being able to answer questions is confused with...
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    I understand just what your saying. Could TS and...

    I understand just what your saying. Could TS and solving other problems be an addiction? I know people that can't leave their computer games alone.
    Is this site is an addiction and we need our fix?...
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    Many in the tech side of hvac aren't all that...

    Many in the tech side of hvac aren't all that good at TS. The ones I've known are good at it above average intelligence probably but I have no numbers. I do know they have a bent for logic and are...
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    I was referring to the wait before making a...

    I was referring to the wait before making a decision. Not if comparing religion to college.
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    Give it up. There is nothing wrong with trying to...

    Give it up. There is nothing wrong with trying to get it right when speaking in front of a crowd. I have no problem.Just because a speaker has the skills to not need notes doesn't mean they speak the...
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    For all here that believe our privately funded...

    For all here that believe our privately funded health system is ok might not have anything to compare it to. In the military medical care was free and complete.( as far as I know)
    I remember house...
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    To solve a problem, define it. The primary goal...

    To solve a problem, define it. The primary goal of education is to teach students how to think.
    The early education system up to grade 12 has become a training ground for businesses wanting a...
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    love the smell of Morgue in the morning... It...

    love the smell of Morgue in the morning...
    It smells like victory vomit. (.) (.)
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    If a kid has an aptitude for learning of the...

    If a kid has an aptitude for learning of the academic type, they should be encouraged.
    Higher education is more than learning and classes. The student is exposed to things they wouldn't if they had...
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