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  1. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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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  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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 45 (this morning it was 25) 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...
  16. 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>
  17. 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. ...
  18. 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. ...
  19. BTW: that hide & seek bolt for the chain...

    BTW: that hide & seek bolt for the chain tensioner was later found right in front of the truck. In the middle of the same exact area I had carefully swept clean looking for it.

    Now the missing...
  20. If you roast them on a spit - off to the side of...

    If you roast them on a spit - off to the side of the fire to stop the fat from flaring - for a few hours they are pretty tasty. I used to have a friend from Kentucky who trapped and ate them pretty...
  21. I sometimes tell a story about a religious man...

    I sometimes tell a story about a religious man who is in a rising flood water area and repeatedly refuses help from his neighbors while praying to God to save him. His prayers get ever more strident...
  22. For eight flex ducts in total each one would need...

    For eight flex ducts in total each one would need to be 10-12" in internal diameter. If some were smaller - others would have to proportionally larger.

    Look on the outer jacket and see what size...
  23. Thanks; I'll poke around the internet along the...

    Thanks; I'll poke around the internet along the trails you've outlined.

    I didn't move the shafts at all with the chain off.

    It's not an interference engine - the piston and head design is an...
  24. Can you take a look at the new ducts? The...

    Can you take a look at the new ducts?

    The size (internal diameter) will be printed on the outer jacket.

    And also count how many felt ducts there are in total.

    Do they all come off of a...
  25. 2005 GMC Savana 2WD w/ 4.3 automatic Let's...

    2005 GMC Savana 2WD w/ 4.3 automatic

    Let's skip over the 'why are you doing this' backstory to save time. <g>

    This engine came apart with a small sheet metal bracket timing chain tensioner...
  26. Does the new system have a piston type metering...

    Does the new system have a piston type metering device?
    Or does it have a TXV type metering device?

    What cooling capacity was the previous AC system?

    Was all the ductwork replaced along with...
  27. And jus liak at - here they are: ...

    And jus liak at - here they are:

    https://tinyurl.com/y5jnbq4t

    ...
  28. There is no problem with applying that concrete...

    There is no problem with applying that concrete textured overlay directly onto the sheetrock - BUT the pre-prep requires re-nailing or re-screwing the sheetrock with large washers under the heads.
    ...
  29. Try the Weather Channel - I've noticed that they...

    Try the Weather Channel - I've noticed that they never mention those things. <g>
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    If this were the case: "oil logging in the...

    If this were the case: "oil logging in the chiller barrel" - the compressor oil levels would be low and the approach would be high. What is the chiller approach by the way?

    What are these? ...
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    Good deal! I told you that liquid was getting...

    Good deal! I told you that liquid was getting into the compressor Somehow. <g> There's only a few ways in.

    So now that you have the DSH over 50 (and 60 wouldn't hurt you <g>) what happened to...
  32. That lunch and other processed meat will torture...

    That lunch and other processed meat will torture your dog and kill him pretty rough in the end. Just grind up cooked dark meat chicken and some beef and it will be far better for the old guy. See...
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    I have always like Bill Monroe's version - ...

    I have always like Bill Monroe's version -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4syA9aNnNa0
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    This morning it was just this single verse of...

    This morning it was just this single verse of lyrics over and over -

    Mercy ain't got no judgment
    Justice got a rag tied around her eyes
    Oughta be tears rollin' down her face
    At the blind...
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    I am all for it. It served us well for thousands...

    I am all for it. It served us well for thousands of years.

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    Wow; I'm not positive but I think that is what...

    Wow; I'm not positive but I think that is what Mobil 1 engine oil is. <g>

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    Food grade glycol is your anti-liability friend....

    Food grade glycol is your anti-liability friend. <g>

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    I am not familiar with that exact chiller but...

    I am not familiar with that exact chiller but from the drawings it looks to be Flooded and now DX - is that correct?

    Do these compressors have vapor injection?

    What does the refrigerant look...
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    Power the venter motor through a 120V DPDT...

    Power the venter motor through a 120V DPDT relay's contacts. Power the relay coil from the former output voltage to the venter motor.

    Grounded? Does the control board break the power or the...
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    To take a break earlier I was glancing over some...

    To take a break earlier I was glancing over some annual reports and thought to look for recent news articles related to the same companies. I came across an interesting one in regard to The Paris...
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    Period my azz! This is nonsense. Just...

    Period my azz!

    This is nonsense. Just small, retrograde, defeatist reasoning.

    People solve problems. The smartest ones solve disproportionately more problems. Geniuses solve the most...
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    Install two of them and wire them in series. ...

    Install two of them and wire them in series.


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  43. I am somehow reminded of when the US government...

    I am somehow reminded of when the US government was going to economize by closing military bases and facilities. I have done a lot of work for the US government and was mostly amused to see that all...
  44. I'm am pretty sure I would have agreed, taken the...

    I'm am pretty sure I would have agreed, taken the lad to the park to play some sunny weekend morning , and then detoured to say; Texas or Florida. Or to where ever the most traditional laws still...
  45. AOC is right when she says: "Secondly, our...

    AOC is right when she says:

    "Secondly, our prison & jail system is so large bc we use them as de facto mental hospitals, homeless shelters, & detox centers instead of *actually* investing in......
  46. You remind me that a week or so ago I opened an...

    You remind me that a week or so ago I opened an overnight Fed-Ex box. It had a 12K BTU reversing valve in it. The packaged was dated September 2013. <g>

    Right under it was a check with almost...
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    If they are 100% hydrocarbon refrigerants - why...

    If they are 100% hydrocarbon refrigerants - why wouldn't they play nice over standard mineral oils?

    What else is in these refrigerants that are not hydrocarbons?

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  48. If it's ever questioned can't I give The Gallic...

    If it's ever questioned can't I give The Gallic Shrug and say:

    Huh; been there as long as I can remember . . . .
  49. Somebody who wanted to could resolve your...

    Somebody who wanted to could resolve your complaint with a DPST relay.

    I am restricted by the posting rules here from spelling out how to do it - but saying the my previous sentence to any...
  50. The original staircase was always noisy. I liked...

    The original staircase was always noisy. I liked it when the kids were mid-aged as I could easily hear their comings and goings from my bedroom. Later no amount of screws and brackets and braces...
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