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    I'm confused..... To me a pulley is something you...

    I'm confused..... To me a pulley is something you pull on and a sheave is what you get stuck with by your cell mate (actually probably shiv but easily mistaken).

    The point is that many words, in...
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    I might have told this but anyway I was with...

    I might have told this but anyway I was with another SM worker. I told him an electric heat unit was installed too close to a wall and no one could access the controls.
    There was an opportunity to...
  3. Every generation gets it's own heroes and it's...

    Every generation gets it's own heroes and it's own music. The WW2 generation had a fit over Rock & Roll.
    My generation had R&R and the next got Micheal Jackson. Whodathunkit. At least they are...
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    Before hvac I was in the aviation industry....

    Before hvac I was in the aviation industry. Everything has only one way of modifying or repairing an airplane and that's by the book with an FAA inspector looking over your shoulder. The transition...
  5. PHM did you try Rundawg?

    PHM did you try Rundawg?
  6. Thread: Get up side.

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    The newer generation doesn't seem to care if they...

    The newer generation doesn't seem to care if they are tracked, followed, or case filed. I'm from a more paranoid generation. Actually it's not that we are all that important, it's if it might be in a...
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    The three systems of duct design I'm familiar...

    The three systems of duct design I'm familiar with, equal friction, static regain, velocity reduction. the last one is not that common and I don't know who uses it. Static regain is mostly used where...
  8. Naw, I'm good.

    Naw, I'm good.
  9. I really don't need to look up the meaning of...

    I really don't need to look up the meaning of Democracy to know you got it wrong. But a hint....It's about respect.
    A lot of things are. If your really all about preserving the Constitution try...
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    I have no idea if this is sound therapy. I hurt...

    I have no idea if this is sound therapy. I hurt myself in a caving incident in a canyon. I was told it was a sciatic nerve issue. The doc said to take it easy. Problem was I wanted to cave. For a...
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    And why is toilet paper wound up the wrong...

    And why is toilet paper wound up the wrong direction?
    I remember asking a carpenter why the nail heads are on the wrong end? He said they go on the other side of the roof.
  12. First it's wrong for you to refer to your fellow...

    First it's wrong for you to refer to your fellow citizens as rats. They are your neighbors and fellow workers and have as much at stake in preserving our Democracy as you do. You do want to preserve...
  13. Addiction is interesting. We generally think of...

    Addiction is interesting. We generally think of substances but addiction paints with a much wider brush. Most of us have known people with a computer addiction to what some call social media. Others...
  14. Just a few comments today before going back to...

    Just a few comments today before going back to doing something.
    Alcohol usually appeals to older people 40+ and pot usually to younger people.
    CBD will test positive in a drug test.
    I have had a...
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    Resi problems begin at the beginning when the...

    Resi problems begin at the beginning when the plenum deadheads into the main duct run. Turning vanes non-existent. Extended plenum runs with takeoffs on the end.
    A common return making rooms that...
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    And when it's learned that the tests are made...

    And when it's learned that the tests are made with no return restrictions (ducts) it's easier to see where the tests could be flawed. I don't see the value of resi T&B either. Most commercial systems...
  17. I remember a study (no link) way back that said a...

    I remember a study (no link) way back that said a person who's under the influence of alcohol (not sure how much) can lift more weight but an archer will miss more targets. That's fairly easy to...
  18. Got to wonder if it's worth it. When I had a lot...

    Got to wonder if it's worth it. When I had a lot of Gov work the rules were not that crazy. But they have a lot to loose. I quit bidding work after 911 because access on base took too long. The...
  19. My understanding is a folical test will tell your...

    My understanding is a folical test will tell your complete drug history. No idea if that's true or how long or if it's a scare tactic.
    Biden will most likely take pot off schedule one. I'll drink...
  20. In the early 90's companies started drug tests...

    In the early 90's companies started drug tests here. At one of the Intel build outs were riding the bus to the job and I overheard a guy saying he had taken a herb, golden seal I think, to pass the...
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    Actually there were T&B techs around including...

    Actually there were T&B techs around including myself for awhile(2004). Because there wasn't a forum their comments got scattered in other threads. but questions did come up on occasion. Unlike you,...
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    The question I have is who is teaching techs to...

    The question I have is who is teaching techs to test systems this way.
    This never came up in posts years back and some of us, you included I believe, asked Dad for a T&B forum hoping maybe someone...
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    Industry literature lists noise levels.

    Industry literature lists noise levels.
  24. [/COLOR] You obviously don't personally know...

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    You obviously don't personally know the effects of weed. Today that's a bit odd. Not saying it's bad, just odd.
    Yes it can be detected for a long time in normal tests and even longer in...
  25. Thread: Foot problems?

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    A simple urine test will rule out gout. If...

    A simple urine test will rule out gout. If Allopurinol is prescribed you will probably never know your taking it.
    If you want to self treat it will mean not consuming gout producing foods like beans...
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    Lennox actually had a switch they called CAC...

    Lennox actually had a switch they called CAC constant air circulation. It was to stabilize the air at a close to the same temperature throughout the home..
    Wasn't often used. A problem with the...
  27. Thread: One dumb SOB.

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    What is this "True Confessions magazine? Learn...

    What is this "True Confessions magazine? Learn this well, denial is your friend.
    Didn't y'all see the denial chart. Like did you tell anyone? Y/N. Can you blame someone else? Y/N Then go to the...
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    Naw, that's the old way. Today just use wire...

    Naw, that's the old way. Today just use wire ties.:)
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    Seems from the posts on HT people are changing a...

    Seems from the posts on HT people are changing a bunch more caps since meters with cap tests have become widely available.
    Maybe it's today's training to replace most all of them even if they work,...
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    Someone once posted, why do we loose more tools...

    Someone once posted, why do we loose more tools than we find? Might think it should be more even.
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    I lost my Imp.:nopity:

    I lost my Imp.:nopity:
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    Happening a lot. I have bought quite a few Porter...

    Happening a lot. I have bought quite a few Porter Cable tools and now many parts are unavailable. Bought by Stanley I think.
    Hard to toss a sander that sold for $190.
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    That sounds kind of cool. I hadn't seen that.

    That sounds kind of cool. I hadn't seen that.
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    I think the problem might be testing caps in...

    I think the problem might be testing caps in circuits that have a level of inductance.
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    Interesting. The ESR meter I have is a very old...

    Interesting. The ESR meter I have is a very old Weston mod 664. I only use it on my bench. I wonder if motor winding's don't offer enough resistance for some ESR's. Are large caps off the scale or...
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    In circuit can't be checked with most meters...

    In circuit can't be checked with most meters because there are other passive components in the circuit that would affect a reading.
    There is a way to test a cap in circuit is with an ESR...
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    I see no reason an install need to bid at T&M....

    I see no reason an install need to bid at T&M. Simply My co. will install a 5 ton AC of % eff for $$. I wouldn't brake it down other than listing sold options. What they will get for the $$.

    A...
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    I did the same. Air Force University, Aircraft...

    I did the same. Air Force University, Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Great books. 22 of them if memory serves. Interesting writing.
    The electrical part was amazing. I wish I still had them. The...
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    For you and most other people repetition works....

    For you and most other people repetition works. In the military there was a guy that read a lot of non fiction. One other guy commented that the reader would keep reading until the text was...
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    In your original design would you need that much...

    In your original design would you need that much HW? Like many here, I have thought about solar but where I live NG is really cheap. People will almost always say they save with a solar system. It's...
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    Where I find C02 controls most useful is in...

    Where I find C02 controls most useful is in multi-use rooms that might be empty at times and full at others.
    The Covid is going to really cost when more ventilation is demanded. Hopefully it won't...
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    I can add that a top tech needs a lot less...

    I can add that a top tech needs a lot less information to make a determination than a lesser tech.
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    I've never been 100% sure of anything.

    I've never been 100% sure of anything.
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    What was the failure mode. Without that it can't...

    What was the failure mode. Without that it can't be fixed.
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    Schools can't teach aptitude. I've used my...

    Schools can't teach aptitude. I've used my example where I could go shoot hoops every day but still never be any good at it. Same waste of time/effort sending someone w/o the ability or aptitude for...
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    When we think of air flows in a duct we think of...

    When we think of air flows in a duct we think of a smooth column of air but that's not the case. Ducts have friction so air in contact with the duct near it's sides tends to tumble. The pitot...
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    Interesting problem. Seems the measurement would...

    Interesting problem. Seems the measurement would depend on the density for the fluid and the pressure. As y'all know, air measurement is affected by altitude (pressure) so I would expect other fluids...
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    It used to be the cheaper, the louder. Today...

    It used to be the cheaper, the louder. Today equipment seems a lot quieter.
    I guess the maintenance guy sees nothing wrong with the unit. The DB rating is published but probably not for mass...
  49. From here it looks like a tri pod and someone...

    From here it looks like a tri pod and someone took the camera with them. Or a lens. I'd follow the wires but I bet you come up MT.
    An interesting thought...How many here ever check for cameras. Like...
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    I can see it from here! Were can I get one?

    I can see it from here! Were can I get one?
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