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  1. Yes; but that is how things were routinely done...

    Yes; but that is how things were routinely done in those days. A whole new house or major mechanical changes, or a commercial building: sure - permits. But a roof, a shed, a fence, a porch,...
  2. I don't know but her father was politically well...

    I don't know but her father was politically well connected. So was I, and maybe better at the time, but I didn't think I would have to call in favors and big guns for something so small and...
  3. Yes; and I am so stupid that I bought a house...

    Yes; and I am so stupid that I bought a house with a 1000 square foot carport with a 10-12' ceiling. With the intention of closing it all in to make a garage with a direct entrance to my basement...
  4. I agree with you in principle, and often act that...

    I agree with you in principle, and often act that way myself. But at some point I have to draw a line before the intimate-repair becomes: I'll just get a whole new vehicle. <g>

    I don't rebuild...
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    How would that be being accomplished if the...

    How would that be being accomplished if the compressor doesn't start turning until it is actually across-the-line?

    Which is what it is when the CC-2 pulls in. <g>

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  6. 139,000 times 0.65 Does Not Equal 65,000. PHM...

    139,000 times 0.65 Does Not Equal 65,000.

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    It would be my opinion that a compressor which...

    It would be my opinion that a compressor which doesn't budge until CC-2 pulls in - is already de-facto starting across-the-line - except with more heat soak for the already tortured windings. <g>
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  8. R-407C is not a solvent for mineral oil. So...

    R-407C is not a solvent for mineral oil. So there were originally concerns for oil return. And maybe if the piping was done strictly to RSES standards and the pressure drops and line velocities...
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    That is all true and what I primarily like about...

    That is all true and what I primarily like about President Trump is that he is a disrupter of norms. I am a big believer in action: Always Do Something - Even If It's Wrong. At the least - we can...
  10. Without severe abuse of some kind - a 12 year old...

    Without severe abuse of some kind - a 12 year old compressor is in excellent condition. If it makes you feel better to change it - go ahead. But I doubt that I would.

    You can leave the existing...
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    YES!

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    What are you testing for? PHM ----------

    What are you testing for?

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  14. Those 'risks' you mention have all long ago been...

    Those 'risks' you mention have all long ago been shown to be false.

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  15. That may well be your opinion but the man to...

    That may well be your opinion but the man to which you refer is a long time contributor here and seems to me to know what he's doing. His manner can be somewhat abrupt - but so what?

    We are all...
  16. Well; the nozzle size size AND the nozzle line...

    Well; the nozzle size size AND the nozzle line pressure.

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  17. What is the source of the water? Is it a...

    What is the source of the water?

    Is it a field-loop? A well-loop? Or is it well water used directly?

    The discharge air temperature will trend somewhat cooler with R-407C than it did with...
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    I have often wondered just how much though. It's...

    I have often wondered just how much though. It's not good for the compressor and what happens when the 1 second timer relay fails open?

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    Sorry; I missed the "one second timing" the...

    Sorry; I missed the "one second timing" the first time I read your post.

    Still: I'd remove the timer and bring it on across the line. Part winding start causes more problems that it solves -...
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    Timing too long between windings would be my...

    Timing too long between windings would be my first guess. Should be like a second or two - how long is this poor guy humming so that they "hear" it??? <g>

    What happens if you bring both...
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    Yes sir; Time & Material with a smile. Well; a...

    Yes sir; Time & Material with a smile. Well; a Grin anyway. <g>

    What was their complaint? Why were you called out there?


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    Brian; you are somewhat badly mis-stating the...

    Brian; you are somewhat badly mis-stating the situation. The growth in the S&P 500 during the dot-com-runup was largely speculation driven. Share prices were not supported ever higher by basic...
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    They have already done it. Or at least pretty...

    They have already done it. Or at least pretty well shown that is no other viable explanation.

    Oh wait - I guess they actually say something more like 'intelligent design'. Which allows for the...
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    But those things you posted contain their own...

    But those things you posted contain their own disqualifiers plainly displayed in the text.

    I tried to cut and paste or highlight them but I couldn't find a way to do that.

    They point out that...
  25. That's funny: I did originally want to make that...

    That's funny: I did originally want to make that point - but I thought it took away from the joke so I left it out.

    What you mention is a problem - but where does solving it begin? Poor people -...
  26. But that is the exact point! Low priced Big...

    But that is the exact point! Low priced Big Mac's are a Tax on poor people - and that Subsidizes rich people! That is unfair. One of the biggest problems we face is having to make rich people get...
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    No question about that: energy companies are...

    No question about that: energy companies are still Companies. But the numbers expressed are still there. If the stated ecological goals are to be accomplished the oil companies would have to...
  28. You need a minimum number of posts here before...

    You need a minimum number of posts here before you can post pictures. Accumulate that many (it might be six or seven but I'm not sure) and then post a picture or several.

    Maybe you are correct...
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    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed...

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
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    Accurate predictions are always difficult -...

    Accurate predictions are always difficult - especially about the future.
  31. I heard that unemployment is only low because...

    I heard that unemployment is only low because people are working two and three jobs.

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    I feel that I am fully qualified to state the...

    I feel that I am fully qualified to state the obvious.
  33. What is "shaming" ? How would someone do it? ...

    What is "shaming" ?

    How would someone do it? For example; to me. Wouldn't it require that I value their judgements as being superior to my own? Which, while not impossible, seems unlikely to...
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    I have a friend who answers that question...

    I have a friend who answers that question articulately. I don't always agree with what he says - but he hate, hate, hates President Trump, and . . . . can explain in detail why.

    Although; he is...
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    I don't believe that it's the Democrats who...

    I don't believe that it's the Democrats who against President Trump. Or 'the left'.

    Rather; it is Washington DC in it's entirety that is against him. Because left without their endless...
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    What is much scarier, to me, is that they don't...

    What is much scarier, to me, is that they don't even Realize that he is succeeding. <g>

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    Plus; your dog and your mom both come back to...

    Plus; your dog and your mom both come back to life while a far away train whistle is sounding in reverse in the background!
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    You left out two of the zeros - Obama is pushing...

    You left out two of the zeros - Obama is pushing $200,000,000. And . . . . apparently from pretty close to nothing. Ain't America great?

    Although; isn't it odd that every elected official...
  39. I'm sorry: I did (sort of) get the chain in...

    I'm sorry: I did (sort of) get the chain in already.

    The new timing chain and sprockets installed had the chain pretty much slack-free: tight. So there was no way to get either of the two...
  40. Probably so. And I freely admit that I am fully...

    Probably so. And I freely admit that I am fully responsible for ending up down this false rabbit-hole. On the other hand; there were some gasket's leaking oil anyway and I found an important nut...
  41. Thanks, but the oil is nice. It's 5-6K mile old...

    Thanks, but the oil is nice. It's 5-6K mile old Mobil 1. I drained it out and thought: hell; maybe I'll pour it through a paint strainer and re-use it. <g>

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  42. Hmmmmm . . . . . two months ago "the yield curve...

    Hmmmmm . . . . . two months ago "the yield curve inversion” was all over the financial news outlets - as it is one of the most cited data points for recession worries. “The Coming Recession!!!" was...
  43. Nothing to see here - move along - go back in your houses -

    Obama is a Socialist, right? All his role models certainly were. So what's up with Obama since 2017?

    He is making the Clintons look like a bunch of hillbilly pikers in terms of grubbing for...
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    Trump Is Destroying The World!

    Or at least America.

    Last night I heard Bill Mawer's (?) guest say that President Trump is the most dangerous man that's ever been America's President. Which I actually agree with - it's just...
  45. That's funny. This is my Florida Van - but it's...

    That's funny. This is my Florida Van - but it's in NJ. I was outside freezing two days ago when it was 45º (this morning it was 25º) and thinking: wouldn't this have been a better Florida Project?...
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    Once you get that unit down on the ground the fan...

    Once you get that unit down on the ground the fan motor changeout won't be so bad.

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    You have the deep and lasting benefits of a long...

    You have the deep and lasting benefits of a long series of positive loving experiences with your mother. And you should savor and make the most joy of them. At the holidays; sure, and maybe...
  48. It's my innate laziness that's to blame - AOC...

    It's my innate laziness that's to blame - AOC makes it so easy. <g>
  49. A libertarian walks into a bar at 9:58P and...

    A libertarian walks into a bar at 9:58P and happens to sit down on a barstool next to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    The libertarian stares up at the bar's TV screen as the 10 o'clock news comes on. ...
  50. It's the van that I almost always use exclusively...

    It's the van that I almost always use exclusively in Florida - to work there; yes. So in that sense: it's 'a work van'. <g>

    I typically fly back and forth and so keep a truck in each state. ...
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