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  1. Solder for piping comes in 1/8" diameter. This...

    Solder for piping comes in 1/8" diameter. This is not an accident - it is an important part of the overall design.

    The standard clearance in a socket type fitting's female 'bell' with the pipe...
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    The depth of a Night is most accurately...

    The depth of a Night is most accurately determined by comparing how closely the sound of the spoken word aligns with the sound of speaking the word Sheep.
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    For those who learn better with an instructional...

    For those who learn better with an instructional video - https://youtu.be/MwPsA5psiS8
  4. In researching this stuff I came across the above...

    In researching this stuff I came across the above guy: David Belk. He's a doctor from California. He has written at least one book called something like: The US Healthcare Scam

    He has also...
  5. Every powered flue damper I have ever seen comes...

    Every powered flue damper I have ever seen comes with a solid blade - that is for intermittent ignition units.

    For standing pilot installs the damper blade has a small knock-out which the...
  6. Another position - ...

    Another position -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqW-wFnxhp0
  7. I would Not do it that way. I think you are just...

    I would Not do it that way. I think you are just creating a problem where there isn't one.

    First clean the existing joint well. Then use white brazing flux over the entire joint. Then use a...
  8. Brazing is going to very difficult to accomplish...

    Brazing is going to very difficult to accomplish without reheating the joint.

    Why not just re-do the joint by (heating and) flowing 15% onto it?

    Why is the re-work required? Do the joints...
  9. Have you looked here: ...

    Have you looked here:

    https://www.medicare.gov/supplements-other-insurance/how-to-compare-medigap-policies

    Sorry but I have little to nothing on Advantage Plans as I've already concluded that...
  10. I think the Plan C (Advantage Plans) coverages...

    I think the Plan C (Advantage Plans) coverages are (or can be) as varied as the companies who provide them.

    I think the E, F, and G (Medigap Plans) coverages are all the same no matter which...
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    Did you count all the broken-off blades? If...

    Did you count all the broken-off blades?

    If not; where are they? <g>

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  12. Thanks for the thought. I always hope everyone...

    Thanks for the thought. I always hope everyone will get better - but Steve won't and I have given up on trying. He eats like he has a death-wish, recently started shooting insulin, won't exercise,...
  13. That is: 4.0 ?

    That is: 4.0 ?
  14. Steve lives full time in FL and I'm sure 'the...

    Steve lives full time in FL and I'm sure 'the decision' will come down to me making it for him. <g>. He has always been loudly opinionated, despite sometimes being wrong, and often abrasive - but...
  15. Speaking of PSA Test - Your mention reminded...

    Speaking of PSA Test -

    Your mention reminded me that I had some blood drawn a little while ago and asked what they could also check for. They added PSA and it came back either 0.3 or maybe 0.03 ...
  16. I have found a guy who seems to be quite...

    I have found a guy who seems to be quite knowledgeable, quiet, make-of-fact, and could answer every question of mine in a way which Easily went through my BS Filter. Didn't even touch the rim. <g>
    ...
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    If you drill the PVC with a 5/16" drill - you can...

    If you drill the PVC with a 5/16" drill - you can tap the hole for 1/8" NPT and install a brass pipe plug in the hole when you are done.

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    Side exit venting drain.

    Side exit venting drain.
  19. Your message box is full and cannot receive any...

    Your message box is full and cannot receive any more messages.

    Did I ask you this already?

    Do you have ANY information on a Robershaw control?

    The one I am interested in knowing the SOA...
  20. Were in the world is your house? 90,000 BTU's is...

    Were in the world is your house? 90,000 BTU's is A LOT of heat for an average 1500 square foot house.

    With the furnace operating for about ten minutes:

    Measure the house temperature (just...
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    Maybe it's done by machine? Have you ever...

    Maybe it's done by machine?

    Have you ever noticed that the muselet on every champagne cork has the exact same number of twists to it?
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    A spark ignitor should always read high ohms as...

    A spark ignitor should always read high ohms as it is an air gap.

    If the ignitor read low ohms - it must be shorted. Bridging maybe?

    If the IFC the thing which creates the sparks?

    PHM...
  23. Can you describe the smell? Does it smell like...

    Can you describe the smell? Does it smell like shittycinnamon by any chance?

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    The compressor capacities are too close to matter...

    The compressor capacities are too close to matter so if there is no temperature drop in the liquid line I think I'd replace the TXV and the drier first.

    With the logic: if you have liquid to...
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    I always did. I use a 'just fits' drill bit...

    I always did.

    I use a 'just fits' drill bit and turn it clock-wise with my fingers as it goes in and out. So I can see if it actually collects anything.

    I like to blow out all the hoses as...
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    Thanks. I didn't know that heat pumps were...

    Thanks. I didn't know that heat pumps were available so early.

    I used to work on a field-built 'heat pump' system that I think was installed about 1950. It heated and cooled the office building...
  27. Who knows anything definitive about medicare ?

    I help a friend of mine with various things and his latest confusion is in regard to medicare. I don't know anything about it and have found that internet-research seems primarily based on someone...
  28. Check at the breaker itself Check the incoming...

    Check at the breaker itself

    Check the incoming legs To the main breaker.

    I have several times come to houses with an open supply leg or defective main breaker and the homeowner hasn't noticed...
  29. Which Ducati do you ride? PHM -------

    Which Ducati do you ride?

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  30. I have done it with AC both systems and also with...

    I have done it with AC both systems and also with refrigeration systems. There is a fair amount of re-engineering effort involved - most of it due to the fact that each of the coils must work well...
  31. When I am on the first floor of my house the...

    When I am on the first floor of my house the support timbers above me are ceiling joists, right? So how come when I go into the second floor of my house the exact same support timbers below me are...
  32. Yes. for one thing; electricians do it...

    Yes.

    for one thing; electricians do it routinely to run wiring in walls. Up to about a 2" hole drilled in the center of a 2 by 4 stud isn't going to impact the strength of the stud in any...
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    No it does not. None of it says anything about...

    No it does not.

    None of it says anything about the net worth of the people leaving or staying in California.
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    Funny you mention that. 13-14 years ago I was...

    Funny you mention that. 13-14 years ago I was somewhat heavily invested in all facets of Coal. Obama ruined all that for me. During the early campaign I heard him say that he was going to outlaw...
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    I am just noting that among people with a 'not...

    I am just noting that among people with a 'not even all that high' net worth - those above a million dollars - are moving out of California and have been for decades. The net-flow of people with...
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    What is green hydrogen? This is the first time I...

    What is green hydrogen? This is the first time I ever seen the term used.

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    No it doesn't. It is just being interpreted as...

    No it doesn't. It is just being interpreted as refuting - but it's actually not even directly related.

    The most important of the words I used were NET and WORTH. People moving to CA to make...
  38. The first thing I would do would be to make sure...

    The first thing I would do would be to make sure it's not Chinese-made copper. Mueller makes good seamless copper.

    You can try heating the copper with a moving torch flame to make sure it's...
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    OK; let's straighten it out then. . The...

    OK; let's straighten it out then. <g>.

    The numbers you list here are accurate. No question. But . . . but let us straighteners look under the surface and consider the quality rather than the...
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    Heat Reclaim used to be a decent way to do it -...

    Heat Reclaim used to be a decent way to do it - but the damned LED craze has sort of screwed up that concept. <g> But large electric boilers are readily available. It seems stupid - but it is...
  41. And well I know it: I own such a basement. ...

    And well I know it: I own such a basement.

    But mine sometimes does not have what I need and this old Robertshaw is a perfect example.

    My question was (is! <g>) an attempt to access all the...
  42. Yes; a 10K thermistor chart would say. But...

    Yes; a 10K thermistor chart would say.

    But even knowing what the control does doesn't tell me what it supposed to do. I want to know if the control is misbehaving - or if it was intended to...
  43. Thanks - but I have no idea how to even begin to...

    Thanks - but I have no idea how to even begin to do that. <g>
  44. That's why I was asking the old fossils here. ...

    That's why I was asking the old fossils here. <g>

    The controls are simple:
    Two 10,000 ohm sensor inputs sensing temperatures.
    Cut-in when TD is 20º.
    Cut-out when TD is 5º
    Limit cut-out...
  45. Subject: Robertshaw SD31-2003 Let ask the...

    Subject: Robertshaw SD31-2003

    Let ask the question a little differently:

    Does anybody remember any controls made before computerized records keeping?

    That is: when files were sheets of...
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    Well; "sure" would be a little strong - but I do...

    Well; "sure" would be a little strong - but I do 'sort of' know at least some things.

    The last version of the piping did have some check valves and some gate valves. These were eliminated as...
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    How large is this rental property? Where is it...

    How large is this rental property?

    Where is it located on the planet?

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    Just speaking in very basic terms: It is...

    Just speaking in very basic terms:

    It is generally unlikely that the unit now produces more heat than it was designed for.

    So the only other likely culprit is that the heat being produced...
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    Time to check the approach?

    Time to check the approach? <g>
  50. Which reminds me: A man goes to his doctor and...

    Which reminds me:

    A man goes to his doctor and confides says he is deeply depressed. His night-shift job stresses him out and he sees no hope for the future.

    The doctor asks him if he's in a...
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