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  1. Clean install. Relative to their neighbors....

    Clean install. Relative to their neighbors. Seriously.
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    Let me get this straight. Something like 60% of...

    Let me get this straight. Something like 60% of the population has been vaccinated. And you think most of them will be dead within the next two years?

    That's quite a claim.

    Have you considered...
  3. No gasket because they are a 'perfect' machined...

    No gasket because they are a 'perfect' machined fit. You do need to give them a gentle snug for them to seal proper.
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    Your vote last election hurt our country more....

    Your vote last election hurt our country more. The proof is in the pudding.
  5. Ah . . . The infamous triple evac . . . Don't get...

    Ah . . . The infamous triple evac . . . Don't get me started . . . Some noobies are being taught so wrong . . .
  6. You remind me of a saying I came up with. All...

    You remind me of a saying I came up with.

    All I do is drive around and make people happy.
  7. Makes me want to go sh!t in a neighbors yard....

    Makes me want to go sh!t in a neighbors yard. Just can't figure out which neighbor . . . ?
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    DWV copper has recycled stuff and impurities in...

    DWV copper has recycled stuff and impurities in it that is not intended for pressure. At least that is what I was told decades ago.
  9. Blast from the past. I've come a long way since I...

    Blast from the past. I've come a long way since I first posted on this thread.
  10. Years ago I came to realize I have a multifaceted...

    Years ago I came to realize I have a multifaceted fiduciary role in what I do.

    First, I need to look out for number one, Me.
    Secondly, I need to look out for the owners where I work.
    Thirdly, I...
  11. Yeah, come to think of it, I must have four...

    Yeah, come to think of it, I must have four different strengths. The high power I mentioned above. My computer glasses, which are super weak, but work great for a 24" distance, those never leave the...
  12. Buy him some reading glasses that are something...

    Buy him some reading glasses that are something like 5.0

    Those are the ones you need when your face is real close to something. I keep a pair in my truck, and need them about once every other year.
  13. I'm in my early sixties and quit my job of 22...

    I'm in my early sixties and quit my job of 22 years at this one place. Thought about retiring early, wasn't really sure about it. So I started fixing all sorts of stuff around the house. It was...
  14. Think I mentioned it on here before, but there...

    Think I mentioned it on here before, but there was one job I turned and walked from. A "Life Sciences" building. Ultra low temp freezer went down. With monkey cadavers. Which were now rotting. Told...
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    What a mess. I'd be putting something in writing...

    What a mess. I'd be putting something in writing to make it clear what a mess it is. Probably spend just a bit of time, not more than an hour, then send them a proposal that they could either accept...
  16. When was the war of 1812 ? [Insert knee...

    When was the war of 1812 ?

    [Insert knee slapin' emoji here!]

    For what it's worth, our current president wouldn't be able to answer that question.
  17. I thought they have already both been exposed.

    I thought they have already both been exposed.
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    Actually, I think it is 0.03% chance if the virus...

    Actually, I think it is 0.03% chance if the virus get you, Don't know how the vaccine changes that number. They probably don't even know yet. I think they said the vaccines work on 95% of the people.
  19. The reporters are being silent because the...

    The reporters are being silent because the Chinese government clamped down on it real quick. The reporters that did get news out got disappeared, they are no more. They contained it to Wuhan, did...
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    The original vaccine mutated and is now attacking...

    The original vaccine mutated and is now attacking the healthy.
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    Okay, lets think about this. 'Factory' recommends...

    Okay, lets think about this. 'Factory' recommends charging as a gas. Because that's what they do. Because they lack the intelligence to understand what is going on.

    Each unit goes out with a...
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    Doesn't look like you got an answer for this one....

    Doesn't look like you got an answer for this one. Parallel capacitors are easy, you just add the capacitance of the two capacitors. So 10 mfd and a 15 mfd in parallel would be a total of 25 mfd.
    ...
  23. I would have to sit down and figure out exactly...

    I would have to sit down and figure out exactly what you want to do then let it roll around my brain for a bit. Problem is that I got other issues to deal with on a service call I'm on right now
  24. Better off with two dedicated systems.

    Better off with two dedicated systems.
  25. The Rona virus was created in a lab. Something...

    The Rona virus was created in a lab. Something about a CGCG code in the DNA.

    And was it intentionally released? I seriously doubt that.

    But here is something I find interesting . . . Back Feb...
  26. The money flow to the Wuhan Lab has been well...

    The money flow to the Wuhan Lab has been well documented.
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    It's been politicized. Masks work. LOL ...

    It's been politicized. Masks work.

    LOL

    Problem is that masks haven't changed a thing.

    Enter the vax, you still need a mask.

    It's about as gross as it gets.
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    Jeez, I could type pages in response to this post...

    Jeez, I could type pages in response to this post . . .

    Suffice it to say, I used to know how to calibrate thermocouples using ice and a DC voltage. Spent the last half hour looking for those...
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    As I've stated before, ice water isn't as...

    As I've stated before, ice water isn't as accurate as one thinks it is.

    Here's a thought . . . Freeze your thermocouple into a cube of ice. Then monitor the temp as the cube of ice melts. Right...
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    It wasn't included in the proposal. I know, weird...

    It wasn't included in the proposal. I know, weird huh. Sort of a confluence of several things.

    No model or serial number on the work order like usual, compressor had to be crossed over to find a...
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    I hate those units.

    I hate those units.
  32. Once in awhile we are magicians.

    Once in awhile we are magicians.
  33. One hour round trip is nothing. Best thing about...

    One hour round trip is nothing. Best thing about The Rona has been little traffic, but the traffic is coming back.
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    Or you can just use a clock.

    Or you can just use a clock.
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    Old Lennox unit. Maybe 40 years old.

    Old Lennox unit. Maybe 40 years old.
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    That's a Lennox unit, and yes, the drier is only...

    That's a Lennox unit, and yes, the drier is only in the circuit when in cooling. Carrier used to do the same thing. In fact, I remember an old Trane I was on a year or so ago, and they did that too.
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    For what it is worth, with that Tesla coil, and...

    For what it is worth, with that Tesla coil, and in-puting ~10 thousand volts, due to the reactive circuit of the cap and coil, you get something like over 100,000 volts.

    Also, for what is worth,...
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    Yeah, there are different versions. Building one...

    Yeah, there are different versions. Building one is a whole other experience.
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    I really don't know. The first Tesla coil I...

    I really don't know.

    The first Tesla coil I built with a neighborhood buddy was in the early 70's. The capacitor was made with bleach bottles and aluminum foil. We cut the top and bottom off of...
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    Here's the Tesla coil. Not a very good shot. As...

    Here's the Tesla coil. Not a very good shot. As you can see, it's been on an upper shelf in the garage for a long time.

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    Here's the capacitor. I put 10,000 volts on it....

    Here's the capacitor. I put 10,000 volts on it. Plus or minus a couple of thousand. It's aluminum foil and plastic. The blue plastic is from a Cray computer, one of the fastest computers on the...
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    The high limit that is plumbed in has been...

    The high limit that is plumbed in has been abandoned. Since it wasn't leaking, no reason for me to touch it.

    The second high side tap was for the HP switch, or a gauge tap, depending on how you...
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    If memory serves, two 45*'s are less pressure...

    If memory serves, two 45*'s are less pressure drop. I've never done it for that reason, just thought it was interesting when looking at the equivalent feet piping chart.

    For what it is worth, I...
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    Here's the part where it starts to get...

    Here's the part where it starts to get complicated. Again, I might get this a bit wrong, and I am perfectly willing to have someone correct me . . .

    When you put a capacitor in parallel with a...
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    If the mercury thermometer is accurate. I...

    If the mercury thermometer is accurate. I remember as a 'child' I was told that when ever buying a thermometer, look at a dozen [or whatever] and choose the one in the middle range. Because the ones...
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    I might get this wrong, and if I am, I'm only off...

    I might get this wrong, and if I am, I'm only off by 180 degrees. [LOL]

    Capacitors in a motor circuit shift the phase. Meaning, they slow down the voltage thereby allowing more amps.

    I've...
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    Used to hear people talk about that, but I have...

    Used to hear people talk about that, but I have never seen it myself. That was in the pre-Internet days.
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    Probably difficult to get much colder than 35*F...

    Probably difficult to get much colder than 35*F with that setup, be careful if you're going to be changing the calibration.

    Another thing you can do is check the temp pressure relationship of a...
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    Ever make homemade ice cream? You got a drum with...

    Ever make homemade ice cream? You got a drum with the cream, sugar, etc surrounded by ice. Then you pour on the [rock] salt. Now you know why and what the salt does.
  50. Thread: Vacuum Pumps

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    Ah, got it, thanks. Had a co-worker years back...

    Ah, got it, thanks.

    Had a co-worker years back who had his tools ripped off. He got an HF pump. Was sort of big and ugly, but he said it worked great. In all honesty though, I can't remember if he...
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