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    Nice and cool in the evenings, so maybe the...

    Nice and cool in the evenings, so maybe the relative humidity won’t be to bad. 109 is up there. Stay safe.
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    Maybe a capitalist hero would be a better term. ...

    Maybe a capitalist hero would be a better term. I know this for sure…our company was in a tough spot January of this year. People started getting vaccinated and the po’s started coming in.
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    I meant “fellow American citizens” when I said...

    I meant “fellow American citizens” when I said anyone.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSmyxfdJlMs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSmyxfdJlMs
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    Just weren’t fraidy cats and stepped up. If...

    Just weren’t fraidy cats and stepped up. If everybody had sat on the sidelines the country would still be struggling.

    I went to work every day…btw.
  6. Is Pac-Man still a thing? Lol… I used to be...

    Is Pac-Man still a thing? Lol…

    I used to be a Killa on that game back in the day.
  7. Thread: The future

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    Nice looking kid! My Dad indirectly taught me...

    Nice looking kid!

    My Dad indirectly taught me not to follow his steps. He was a manager of large industrial plants. I remember seeing how pissed he would get when “headquarters” called with some...
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    Anyone who gets the vaccine….is an American hero.

    Anyone who gets the vaccine….is an American hero.
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    Heck I didn’t know you were already moved. Good...

    Heck I didn’t know you were already moved. Good luck buddy. Hope everything goes good for you!
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    I’d stay up there. You can’t make as much money...

    I’d stay up there. You can’t make as much money in the south. Of course the cost of living is a lot more reasonable. But once you see those big numbers on the check you will not be happy getting...
  11. Back on topic. You have extra solar power in...

    Back on topic.

    You have extra solar power in the day that can’t be stored due to limited battery. I think. I’d keep it simple. Get a water bed, superinsulate the bedroom, let a little window...
  12. Your post made me think of the old mosquito coast...

    Your post made me think of the old mosquito coast movie with Harrison Ford. All the clips are political but if you watch the whole movie he built an absorption ice machine in the jungle. Had big...
  13. I’m sure the opening poster is a good googler. ...

    I’m sure the opening poster is a good googler. There are lots of little chillers on the market for a reasonable price.

    Just for kicks…call a few hvac companies and ask them for a price for...
  14. You are right about the capacity of the little...

    You are right about the capacity of the little fridge, I wasn’t even thinking about that.

    Good luck, and happy brewing. :cheers:
  15. I’d say my idea is a LOT less failure prone that...

    I’d say my idea is a LOT less failure prone that what that guy did. Maybe not all that compact.

    Edit…why use glycol and not just water?
  16. Nothing you can do or get cheap. Not sure what...

    Nothing you can do or get cheap. Not sure what you are needing this for.

    Only cheap way I can see is buy a little refrigerator. Don’t touch the refrigeration stuff. Drill some little hoses in...
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    Warp Speed…GOTRUMP. Can’t believe dear leader...

    Warp Speed…GOTRUMP.

    Can’t believe dear leader did this to me.
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    You’re an outlier. :cheers:

    You’re an outlier. :cheers:
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    Anybody who posted on this thread, and not...

    Anybody who posted on this thread, and not getting the vaccine, is a trumpet. Someone prove me wrong.

    What’s funny is he got vaccinated. If he had “stopped the steal”, lol....he would have...
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    I really didn’t care where it came from when...

    I really didn’t care where it came from when deciding to get vaccinated. Just thought it was a good decision for my personal health.
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    .3 % chance of death if you get vaccinated? ...

    .3 % chance of death if you get vaccinated?

    That would mean about 400,000 plus us lives lost since 139 mil have been vaccinated. I don’t believe that
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    It’s pretty much a political thing for most of...

    It’s pretty much a political thing for most of the people I know. Getting the vaccine is saying COVID was a real issue. Not getting it is saying they stole the election. Funny thing is, the last...
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    I didn’t know you had the crud. Glad you are...

    I didn’t know you had the crud. Glad you are okay. :cheers:
  24. Dang glad you found a job you like. :cheers:

    Dang glad you found a job you like. :cheers:
  25. 37 years here in the private sector. Saw my Dad...

    37 years here in the private sector. Saw my Dad get the shet kicked out of him hanging on for the pension. No regrets here.
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    Whoever drew that out did a good job. The duct...

    Whoever drew that out did a good job. The duct is symmetrical and will self balance. I don't see any reason to add dampers if its actually built as drawn.

    Heck crank it up and read the flow. ...
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    Hire an engineer to design your system. Why...

    Hire an engineer to design your system. Why would any business man spend so much time designing an hvac system to hear “that’s a lot of money”.
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    Looks like it would work pretty good to me just...

    Looks like it would work pretty good to me just like it is. I’m guessing metric numbers. So what if a little more air comes out of one part.
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    Used to be one high and one low so an old natural...

    Used to be one high and one low so an old natural draft furnace would vent out the high one if the flue got stopped up. I would not cap it off.
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    Young frost, why not get in an hvac union? ...

    Young frost, why not get in an hvac union? Sparky work rides the economy a lot more than service hvac. Hope it works out for you.
  31. Don’t know for sure but I would think the lines...

    Don’t know for sure but I would think the lines would last twenty more years.

    This reminded me of something I saw 30 years ago. No cooling at a historic museum type house. Flat system...would...
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    It’s probably outside combustion air for the...

    It’s probably outside combustion air for the boiler and you shouldn’t put a filter over it.
  33. Thread: Fire

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    It’s got to be a Smokey wood fire too. Smoke...

    It’s got to be a Smokey wood fire too. Smoke always finds me...:grin2:
  34. Thread: Fire

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    I’ve got a baby expansion tank, repurposed, fire...

    I’ve got a baby expansion tank, repurposed, fire bowl on my deck. When I built the deck I built a little section in the middle with travertine tile. It’s the same thickness as a 5/4 board. Love a...
  35. Thread: Growing Pains

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    As said by jbh, get away from the new...

    As said by jbh, get away from the new construction. There is just a lot more physical work in a new house. Maybe cut back on them to start with if you don’t have enough repair change out work...
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    Back in the day I used to change out floor...

    Back in the day I used to change out floor furnaces and wall furnaces. You had a use a thermostat without a heat anticipator. The resistance would not allow the millivolt thingy to work.
  37. Thread: Sick

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    I never wash my produce....got to keep your...

    I never wash my produce....got to keep your immune system revved up you know. :grin2:
  38. Thread: Parental leave

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    My wife stayed home with our kids until they were...

    My wife stayed home with our kids until they were a year old, then she went back to work part time. I liked having her home and my tax rate low enough to survive on my wages.

    I hope we don’t...
  39. Thread: Parental leave

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    I’m glad we don’t have that burden in The...

    I’m glad we don’t have that burden in The USA...yet.

    If a guy was to get his wife pregnant every year for 20 years he could basically get full time pay working part time, right?
  40. That’s a reason why I’m okay having the 7.5%...

    That’s a reason why I’m okay having the 7.5% deducted from my check. :cheers:

    Even if I don’t get back what I put in.

    Glad your Grandson is getting taken care of.
  41. It’s also a safety net if a guy dies at a young...

    It’s also a safety net if a guy dies at a young age before he even paid much in. His family gets SS benefits.

    Maybe the whole thing will blow up one day, but it’s because they started using the...
  42. Anyone will get a heck of a lot more than they...

    Anyone will get a heck of a lot more than they put in if they live into their 80s.

    Kick the pail at 65 you lost, make it to 77 you break even, live longer than that you get back lots more than...
  43. I kinda like the SS system. I have plenty of...

    I kinda like the SS system. I have plenty of money for retirement so my liking it has nothing to do with me. It’s just something for the working man who can’t or won’t save for retirement. They...
  44. Thread: Saying Goodbye

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    Thanks for a job well done. Enjoy your...

    Thanks for a job well done. Enjoy your retirement! :cheers:
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    I always liked my public school days. Of course...

    I always liked my public school days. Of course I was a slower student. :whistle:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfE5Zsw7QrI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfE5Zsw7QrI
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    I’ve gently butted heads a few times with Wayne...

    I’ve gently butted heads a few times with Wayne on this site. And he has a hard head, lol.

    But he knows a heck of a lot more about hvac than you do or ever will. That is a scoob guarantee.
    ...
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    If you google air changes per hour a formula will...

    If you google air changes per hour a formula will pop up.

    It’s cfm x60/volume of structure = ACH

    So if you had 8 ft ceilings you would need to bring in 1600cfm of outside air...if my math is...
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    Looks great R600a. I’m going to try this with a...

    Looks great R600a. I’m going to try this with a London Broil. :cheers:
  50. Thread: Beef Rib Roast

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    God bless my Father-in-Law! He cooks our beef...

    God bless my Father-in-Law! He cooks our beef every Christmas.

    Your time to shine Bbeer....you got this. :cheers:
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