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    Saltwater Aquarium Calcium Reactor, for Stable...

    Saltwater Aquarium Calcium Reactor, for Stable Alkalinity, to keep Calcium and other Minerals high in Aquarium for Corals and Clams. Also good for fish and inverts. Basically I’m dissolving Coral...
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    I’ve used food grade CO2 on my Aquarium for more...

    I’ve used food grade CO2 on my Aquarium for more years, than I can count. The Regulator had a slight leak in it, so I took it apart, to replace the seals. Clean as a whistle inside, no signs of...
  3. In a pinch, you can use ordinary Table salt, get...

    In a pinch, you can use ordinary Table salt, get it into the mold with a toothbrush. You don’t have to do a lot of scrubbing. The salt will kill the mold and clean the drain, without fuming up the...
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    I generally donít like Minisplits, but the...

    I generally donít like Minisplits, but the Daikens impressed me. Copper in the Outdoor unit, rather than Steel. Also the Scrolling System trouble shooting at the Indoor unit was impressive. Just...
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    The Military, US Government has been working on...

    The Military, US Government has been working on this since the Mid-Nineties, into this Century. Had three Computer Room / Research Centers that I serviced. I would think they have this down by now.
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    I remember first days of Trade School, Instructor...

    I remember first days of Trade School, Instructor had us bring in a 60 watt 120 volt light bulb. 60w / 120V = 0.5 Amps. 0.5 Amps. x 120V = 60w. He had us prove this with meters. Also he used Water...
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    I have it whenever we go out of town. I color...

    I have it whenever we go out of town. I color coded the Breakers on which one to shut off. I have to go through the house Three times, even have to check things like the Sump Pumps, even though they...
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    Code(s) on Dishwasher Powered Exhaust?

    Are there Codes on Commercial Dishwashers, having a working exhaust? The PRV is Trashed, trying to get them to Spring for a New Updraft Fan.
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    Is it leaking on a Weld? Get a Welder that can...

    Is it leaking on a Weld? Get a Welder that can Weld Stainless Steel, and have him patch the weld. I had that done on a Fryer where I used to work. BTW I had to drag it outside, and use Four Cans of...
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    Hope that's on a Roof with very limited access....

    Hope that's on a Roof with very limited access. Any Copper here, gets stolen over the weekend. Had a New Chiller Installed, the Handles on the Valves had a Copper Color Plating, over steel. I wanted...
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    Zoro Tools, Intermatic Spring Wound Timer. They...

    Zoro Tools, Intermatic Spring Wound Timer. They last forever, and no Digital Crap, to get zapped.
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    Two to Four Tablespoons, depending on how big the...

    Two to Four Tablespoons, depending on how big the pump is. Also it keeps you out of any legal issues. I can just see a H.O. Going before a Judge, and telling them they had to stay in a Hotel, because...
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    I had Carpel Tunnel plus an undetermined elbow...

    I had Carpel Tunnel plus an undetermined elbow pain. The Orthopedic sent me out for a nerve test, where they run electrical current through your arm. The next day I had no pain, what so ever. I had a...
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    Ordinary Table Salt will kill the Slime in the...

    Ordinary Table Salt will kill the Slime in the Condensate Pump. We used to put Rock Salt Down the Condensate Floor Drains at work to keep them clear. BTW, I Do Not Recommend Rock Salt in the...
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    That’s what I’m gathering, one the guys called me...

    That’s what I’m gathering, one the guys called me from work. OSHA wanted to know who witnessed the fall. I was in another part of that building. BTW, it was supposed to be fixed a while back and they...
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    OSHA was on Site.

    Had a Guy Fall. This is what was missing. BTW This was several months ago, just finding out what the report was. Since I’m finished for the year, don’t know if it’s been corrected.

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    Wood Burning Boiler, inside the residence....

    Wood Burning Boiler, inside the residence. Amazing what other countries building codes permit.
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    There’s a lot more Cascade System, than you would...

    There’s a lot more Cascade System, than you would think. Also there are ultra cold shipping containers, Cascade Shipping Containers. Probably most of the vaccines will be shipped by Air, at high...
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    I have a Sanuvox, installed on July, 12, 2013....

    I have a Sanuvox, installed on July, 12, 2013. Itís Cut the Return, Plug and Flip the switch. The only thing I added was a single Surge Protector. On March 4, 2020 I ordered and replaced the lamp...
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    Are you sure your Antifreeze hasnít Jelled in...

    Are you sure your Antifreeze hasnít Jelled in your Collectors, and Glycol to Water Heat Exchanger? Did you use Check Valves Between your Storage Tanks, an Tankless Heater? Are they Closing? Are they...
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    Think of it as an opportunity, get a job in the...

    Think of it as an opportunity, get a job in the Commercial Side, which is what I did. Never regretted that move. With my Squeaky clean record, in a few years, I was making more money than my old...
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    Size Comparison between Fictional and Real...

    Size Comparison between Fictional and Real Spaceships. https://youtu.be/aTPwbVqU6lc
  23. Thread: PVC glue

    by madhat
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    You need The Hammer/Pliers when the damn fitting...

    You need The Hammer/Pliers when the damn fitting goes cockeyed and doesn’t seat fully.
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    I was on Prince Street p, in Alexandria when the...

    I was on Prince Street p, in Alexandria when the Aircraft hit the Pentagon. It sounded like when a Dump Truck Slams itís gate, to get all the Dirt out. Didnít know what had happen, to I got to the...
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    I wonder if they could put a space elevator on...

    I wonder if they could put a space elevator on Mars, with a Space Lab as the cable tether. They said it would be hard to do one on Earth as it would have to be near the Equater, and the severe storms...
  26. Should be a State Law on this, with heavy fines.

    I have a friend who just had their entire heat pump replaced, I told them to insist they do a Nitrogen Bleed the full time the outdoor and indoor units were torched up. The company said they would do...
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    Also the old Aaonsí had heat sinks on the motors....

    Also the old Aaonsí had heat sinks on the motors. Did someone in the past not bother to put them back on? I loved working on the Aaons. Lot of our guys called them Roof ďLieberts.Ē Only thing I hated...
  28. Thread: Work boots

    by madhat
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    Sounds like you need to go to an orthopedic...

    Sounds like you need to go to an orthopedic doctor.
  29. Thread: Work boots

    by madhat
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    For a Boot Timberland Pro 6905B. For a Work Shoe...

    For a Boot Timberland Pro 6905B. For a Work Shoe and a Winter Boot Teva Arrowood Riva WP. What ever you get, you shouldnít wear them two days in row. Swap them out so they can throughly dry and to...
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    I seriously doubt it, Makita is a Japanese...

    I seriously doubt it, Makita is a Japanese Company, with Factories in the US. Harbor Freight Power Tools are out of China.
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    Only Circumstance where a Shared Neutral was...

    Only Circumstance where a Shared Neutral was allowed was on a Lighting Circuit, and nothing but Lights could be on it. Not sure if Codes Allow this anymore. Wired many of them up in Iowa, back in the...
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    Probably never had an Electric Panel Inspection,...

    Probably never had an Electric Panel Inspection, Maintenance, or a Turndown. Seen many Fires from this. Write it in all Caps, on the Ticket. Have your official POC Initial it and Sign the Ticket....
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    Dirty Evaporator Coil? The first thing to go is...

    Dirty Evaporator Coil? The first thing to go is De-humidification. And I haven’t seen one yet that doesn’t have a heavy film on the Coil after a year. Even the ones in our LAN Closets had dirty coils...
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    No Longer needed. Purchased a Right Angle Drill,...

    No Longer needed. Purchased a Right Angle Drill, 7.2vdc Screw Driver with Case, Battery and Charger. Screw Gun, Scroll Saw, Circular Saw, 7.2vdc Laminate Trimmer, Two Chargers, and a Battery off of...
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    Glad you found it, back in the 80’s I worked for...

    Glad you found it, back in the 80’s I worked for a Commercial Service Company, that also did High End Residential. We had quite a few Residential Chillers, even had some large enough they were Three...
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    We had a house where the Son and Wife both had...

    We had a house where the Son and Wife both had some kind of Heat Allergies, they had two AC Units, so they had a back-up. If one of the units failed, we ran the call. If we were tied up, we were to...
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    I did a search on the Internet, I figured they...

    I did a search on the Internet, I figured they would be a Very High Efficiency unit with a variable speed compressor. Then looked through American Manufacturers, nothing. Then I was wondering if they...
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    Look into the Compressor Capacitors on the above...

    Look into the Compressor Capacitors on the above sight or one of the appliance part sites. I got tired of replacing the Big Box Hardware DeHumidifiers. I bought an Aprilaire 1850, and it has been...
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    Why donít you print this entire message out,...

    Why donít you print this entire message out, Rubberband it to their mailbox , no donít open the mailbox, thatís a federal offense, and see what they say. I was only visiting Kentucky, to move a...
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    9.6 Volt Right Angle Makita Drill Wanted.

    Iím looking for a Right Angle 9.6 Volt Makita Drill thatís in good to excellent working shape. It doesnít need a working battery. Also Iím somewhat interested in other 9.6 Makita Tools, Cases and a...
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    You can’t even buy a whole cut up Fryer in the...

    You can’t even buy a whole cut up Fryer in the Stores anymore. BTW, my Grandmother would put a Fryer Chicken in the oven to Fry. The Chicken would be in the center of the Pan. She would add Mashed...
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    I saw units that were similar, with one fan in...

    I saw units that were similar, with one fan in Kentucky on Town Houses. I moved a Daughter to that town, at the end of May. I too wondered who’s units they were. She didn’t move into one of those...
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    I used to do that, to Motor Shafts with Liquid...

    I used to do that, to Motor Shafts with Liquid refrigerant, the new bearing would slide right on a few seconds later you couldnít budge it. Used to do a lot of large motors, while they were in the...
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    They make insulation sleeves sized just for Round...

    They make insulation sleeves sized just for Round Metal Duct.
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    Turn it to tighten till it breaks. For bigger...

    Turn it to tighten till it breaks. For bigger nuts, I have a nut splinter. Have you seen the Induction Heating Tools? They are slowly coming down in price. MiniDucter is one.
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    I found a Cheat Sheet in the Van of one of our...

    I found a Cheat Sheet in the Van of one of our Commercial Maintenance guys, we let go. It was laminated card stock with one of our maintenance sheets inside. A bunch of holes had been punched in the...
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    You might be able to donate the R-11 to a...

    You might be able to donate the R-11 to a Military Base, try an Avionics Base. I know they were still using it 10 to 12 years ago to clean boards and electrical components up. Yeah, I was shocked!
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    I have the Manual “J” with a bunch of other...

    I have the Manual “J” with a bunch of other sizing manuals, when everything was done “Manually.” Had to be able to do all that to get a license.
  49. Thread: Dust help

    by madhat
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    In my opinion the Electronic Dust Collectors are...

    In my opinion the Electronic Dust Collectors are a far cry from the old Capacitor/Transformer systems. I had one of the Electronic ones in the house originally, it was nothing but a huge aggravation,...
  50. Never heard of Sofware Killing someone, Hardware...

    Never heard of Sofware Killing someone, Hardware on the other hand.
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