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    Psych chart is a struggle to totally understand...

    Psych chart is a struggle to totally understand for many, me included. Always cool For me to remember Willis Carrier drew the dang thing we struggle to read. :cheers:
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    Itís the 67-70 degree temperature. Itís relative...

    Itís the 67-70 degree temperature. Itís relative humidity, which means how much humidity the air can hold relative to temperature.

    Cooler air canít hold as much water, and thus the rh is higher...
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    Good luck buddy! The stuff that you learned in...

    Good luck buddy! The stuff that you learned in the last job will help. Just keep it rolling.
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    It is amazing to me how cheap my natural gas bill...

    It is amazing to me how cheap my natural gas bill is in the summer months. Just myself and the wife in the house theses days and in the summer it’s like 15-20 bucks a month for an old natural draft...
  5. I remember several (ok maybe 3) decades ago...

    I remember several (ok maybe 3) decades ago seeing a York Package gas pack with a rotten combustion fan wheel, and no pressure switch. Just a safety in the combustion fan motor to make sure it was...
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    Are you saying it’s less risky starting a biz...

    Are you saying it’s less risky starting a biz with non union workers? I don’t know man, with any employees it’s risky.

    Really the ROC should not be clamping down on new contractors. As long as...
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    *bonus structure.

    *bonus structure.
  8. Thread: All Things "E"

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    I don’t know buddy. Natural gas has been the up...

    I don’t know buddy. Natural gas has been the up and comer fuel to make electrical power. If there was a better mouse trap trump would be all over it, right? Of course he would. There is not a...
  9. Thread: All Things "E"

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    Interesting technology. My theory would be it’s...

    Interesting technology. My theory would be it’s a lot more expensive and that’s why it’s on the shelf. Research was completed before trump came to office ya know...
  10. I worked in industrial refrigeration a long time...

    I worked in industrial refrigeration a long time ago. It was very interesting, but gd was I glad to get out and away from that biz. That stuff is hard as hell and everyone in it gets mean over...
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    I don’t know shet about the best phase/volt...

    I don’t know shet about the best phase/volt monitor. But get one WITH a memory so you can see what tripped it. Will save a lot of headaches if you have some trips.
  12. Stick your schnauzer in there and sniff real...

    Stick your schnauzer in there and sniff real good. Prolly stupid...but I used to run a light stick flame around the joints after a good sniff test, just for peace of mind, and not having to mess...
  13. If you have a wide ranging unpredictable load...a...

    If you have a wide ranging unpredictable load...a big buffer tank is cheap and covers a lot of sins.
  14. Thread: All Things "E"

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    Would or could...don’t think I’d be asking that...

    Would or could...don’t think I’d be asking that guy for any biz advice. Maybe asking how to get out of paying tax...
  15. Thread: All Things "E"

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    What advice would don trump give? “Look, loose...

    What advice would don trump give? “Look, loose enough money on these lectric trucks and you can pay no taxes for a looong time”
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    It depends...flat oval is generally used for...

    It depends...flat oval is generally used for medium pressure duct in big buildings. It’s not cheap but fantastic if sized correctly. If you use it ductulator it’s similar to rectangular compared to...
  17. Prolly not going to make a quick turnaround on...

    Prolly not going to make a quick turnaround on your stuff. No reputable contractor is looking for cheap parts. I have tons of stuff in my shop I’d love to sell for 10-20% what it was bought for. ...
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    How much does a “kid” make when they hire on in a...

    How much does a “kid” make when they hire on in a building in nyc? How long until they are totally in the union, and then how much do they make? Must they go to classes at night? Classes in...
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    Ive seen a guy that used to attend my church, and...

    Ive seen a guy that used to attend my church, and was kinda the handy man, check for voltage in a panel many times with thumb and pointy finger. Yelled at him to stop doing that each time.
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    Letís say you are working on a 230/1 condensing...

    Letís say you are working on a 230/1 condensing unit, while following OSHA rules can you check for Voltages on the contactor with just a short sleeve shirt and a meter?

    How about 208/3?

    480/3? ...
  21. I’d say very few “incidents” from conduit...

    I’d say very few “incidents” from conduit intended to be the ground failing. Prolly more likely to be struck by lightening than sloppy conduit that fails to ground. Hacks not grounding stuff, or...
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    Maybe you could talk them into a back-up exhaust...

    Maybe you could talk them into a back-up exhaust fan. I would think sizing for 1000 fpm would be okay. You would want to look at how much pressure loss the hood or louver would have at your total...
  23. I remember when I first started working in the...

    I remember when I first started working in the biz in the duct fab shop, a long time ago. We had to put copper strips across the canvas connectors we made. I had no idea why we did that at the...
  24. I havenít read this entire post so forgive me if...

    I havenít read this entire post so forgive me if this has been discussed.

    Iím assuming this was the outdoor section of a split system. If you got zapped at the outdoor unit, the indoor and...
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    If it was a blurb in the specs...I’d get with my...

    If it was a blurb in the specs...I’d get with my rep supplying the equipment And submit what they suggest. The engineer may come up with something ridiculously expensive if you go with “tell me what...
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    I would ask your equipment supplier if they can...

    I would ask your equipment supplier if they can provide the isolation curb.
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    When you shake your head at old Dad for things he...

    When you shake your head at old Dad for things he does. And then ya start doing the same things.
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    Trap works either way. Easier to clean out as...

    Trap works either way. Easier to clean out as installed. Just poke a wire straight down. :cheers:
  29. Since you are kind of experimenting...I’d say go...

    Since you are kind of experimenting...I’d say go with the weigh in charge on the light side.

    Wait till next spring and if it doesn’t seem right add a little more. My only time working on a car...
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    You’re probably not going to find that type of...

    You’re probably not going to find that type of job at this point in your career. If you were in the residential market and could fix most anything you came up on....you might could. Wanting to work...
  31. Thread: Suspicious

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    I’d delete right quick.

    I’d delete right quick.
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    Would be nice if old bone spur would come out and...

    Would be nice if old bone spur would come out and say it’s no biggy...he’s still making no bold statements. But on record “the cure is worse than the disease” AnD...”it’s a bad one”....”wear your...
  33. The duct work is the largest, by far, utility in...

    The duct work is the largest, by far, utility in the ceiling space. And the least forgiving. To many offsets and elbows means the system may not work properly.
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    When that kind of stuff happens, it happens fast....

    When that kind of stuff happens, it happens fast. Not much you can do bust just hold on. Glad you are okay. I bet You will be sore tomorrow.
  35. Thread: John Baron

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    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
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    Robert Kennedy jr....he is the antivax poster...

    Robert Kennedy jr....he is the antivax poster boy. Nuff said
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    As long as enough others get their kids...

    As long as enough others get their kids vaccinated your little buddy will be fine. It’s really kind of silly to not get them. Not being a good citizen.
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    I would not engage the fire marshall. Unless it...

    I would not engage the fire marshall. Unless it was for a gigantic customer, and then as a service to them. What would you like me to do Mario? You know my rates. Let’s them deal with the fire...
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    Most likely just the water is not cold enough. ...

    Most likely just the water is not cold enough. Make sure it’s piped right. Supply water entering the air leaving side of the coil. Your coldest water hitting your coldest air.
  40. Thread: Boom !

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    It probably is the metal popping as it gets...

    It probably is the metal popping as it gets warmed up. And you prolly don’t need to go crawling up there. That could a problem to live with, lol.
  41. Thread: Boom !

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    Think about what time of day you heard the boom. ...

    Think about what time of day you heard the boom. Was the sun on it then?

    I’m prolly similar age to you...hire a young man to climb up there. You got a forum to moderate. :cheers:
  42. Thread: Boom !

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    Me too!

    Me too!
  43. Thread: Boom !

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    You are probably right. Maybe the sun hits it...

    You are probably right. Maybe the sun hits it and it warms up fast. Maybe Whack it a few times with a hammer to field “crossbreak” it.
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    Good thought...we call that “oil canning”...

    Good thought...we call that “oil canning”...
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    I’d cut the gas off to the fire places, and be...

    I’d cut the gas off to the fire places, and be looking at the water heater. Assuming the wh is gas that is.

    Just can’t imagine anything causing that type noise from a “dead” fireplace.
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    I have no teeth. Post it here if you dare.

    I have no teeth. Post it here if you dare.
  47. Itís probably not what you think it is. More...

    Itís probably not what you think it is. More likely a drain line not glued. Dig it up and let us know.
  48. I get it. I’m nursing a sore back from working...

    I get it. I’m nursing a sore back from working on a leaky toilet a week ago. Wanted to call the “man” but got talked into saving that 200 bucks. There are some guys, actually many, to call around...
  49. I will NEVER make another plumbing repair. Just...

    I will NEVER make another plumbing repair. Just calling a qualified plumber from here on out. Don’t care what it costs, just calling the man...
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    TAB guys love me. Had one guy a long time...

    TAB guys love me.

    Had one guy a long time ago that nit picked everything. His job was to adjust the system....and he was taking pictures of screw holes that needed sealing.
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