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  1. I still have nightmares from working in the USA...

    I still have nightmares from working in the USA Today Building in Rosalyn, VA. Way back in the early 80's Two of us were hanging VAV Boxes in Green Concrete as they poured floors above us. This job...
  2. Thread: Air Duct Scam

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    I worked for a Company that had a Duct Cleaning...

    I worked for a Company that had a Duct Cleaning Pick-up Truck. They had Big Gasoline Engine driven Vacuum in the back along with a Gasoline driven Air Compressor. I was there to clean the Furnace,...
  3. We were starting up AirFlow units for MCI /...

    We were starting up AirFlow units for MCI / WorldComm. The “V” Coils would drip onto the Fans. We found out you could take the small bottle of JetDry, mix it with three gallons of very warm tap...
  4. There’s a couple of problem with your opinion....

    There’s a couple of problem with your opinion. When you sign up you agree to their, “Terms and Conditions,” Also you are not a customer, they are offering you free use of their site, under their...
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    Did you guys see the Doorbell Cam. showing what...

    Did you guys see the Doorbell Cam. showing what was probably a High end Mobile Home being lifted off its foundation by a Water Spout turned into a Tornado? The owners weren't home, said the home is a...
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    Won't forget this as long as I live. Back in the...

    Won't forget this as long as I live. Back in the 60's Donna Roared through. My Dad, Mom, Sister, and I we're hunkered down in the hallway. The Garage Door blew in. My Dad ran towards the attached...
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    At Five months, you can pretty much eliminate a...

    At Five months, you can pretty much eliminate a Condenser fan and motor. It most likely would have blown up by now. So I would be suspicious of a Frequency Drives that Controls the Return and Supply...
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    My first suspect would be a Frequency Drive on a...

    My first suspect would be a Frequency Drive on a Return or Supply Fan. We had a drive that got so bad it would throw the belts off, also I've seen Fan drives where someone has programmed "Braking,"...
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    Then you have this, and you ask, Why? ...

    Then you have this, and you ask, Why?


    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-e48d614b9478624055189cb51b2fad0b
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    Might try Calvert Controls in Southern Maryland.

    Might try Calvert Controls in Southern Maryland.
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    I'm on Medicare now, one thing that surprised me,...

    I'm on Medicare now, one thing that surprised me, was I still have to pay for it. So far I'm happy with it, with BCBS as a secondary, my co-pays went away. Physical Therapy was also zero out of...
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    I'm without a Medicine due to my BCBS PPO, doing...

    I'm without a Medicine due to my BCBS PPO, doing a "Review." This is the "Problem," The Medicine was 180, for thirty pills. Don't know what their cost was, it's not the balance of the gross cost,...
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    If you use Nu-Calgon's DeFoamer when you are...

    If you use Nu-Calgon's DeFoamer when you are rinsing, it makes things a lot easier, also put a little in the bottom of your Wet/Dry Vacuum. It's great for getting the foam out of the bottom of a...
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    Years ago we had company cell phones, we called...

    Years ago we had company cell phones, we called "the brick." Two of us were working a job, and they wouldn't let us bring in the brick, but we could bring in our personal Motorola flip phones. We...
  15. We were living in the Miami area for a short...

    We were living in the Miami area for a short time. I actually went to one of their live shows. A girl in my High School was one of the Gleason Girls, I asked her if she could get me tickets, kind of...
  16. I was supposed to go to the Pentagon on that day....

    I was supposed to go to the Pentagon on that day. Would have been working on the opposite side. I was crossing the WW Bridge when dispatch called and cancelled. They didn't have the escorts set up...
  17. I was in Elementary School. They didn't tell us...

    I was in Elementary School. They didn't tell us kids at first, the teachers including some of the men teachers were sobbing in the hallway. We kids were scared Sh****ss, our area was considered...
  18. How come I didn't get that Family benefit? When...

    How come I didn't get that Family benefit? When I was working for my Grand-Uncle, Summer job, said if I screwed up he'd beat my a** in front of the Senior guys, then beat it again in front of family.
  19. Also Sea Hunt, yeah I was dumb enough to do light...

    Also Sea Hunt, yeah I was dumb enough to do light commercial diving during the Winter for a while. No one came up behind me and cut my Hoses, LOL. Lloyed Bridges, must have been stone deaf not to...
  20. Thread: SCAM ALERT!

    by madhat
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    Sticky: Back in the Winter I got a message my Daughter...

    Back in the Winter I got a message my Daughter had been in a minor car accident and they needed the 500 co-pay. They had her SS Number Drivers License No. and correct insurance ID. I called the...
  21. Now I'm having flashbacks, from when I worked...

    Now I'm having flashbacks, from when I worked Section Eight Apartment Buildings. Had a Lady who had a Smell everytime the furnace came on. Checked the furnace ductwork, nothing. The Dryer duct was...
  22. I remember Hawaii Five-O. We got our first Color...

    I remember Hawaii Five-O. We got our first Color TV. It was a big Console unit with the TV in the middle, AM FM Radio to the right, and a Record Player to the left. The service man came and set it...
  23. She could use George Carlin, for her English...

    She could use George Carlin, for her English Class. I'm sure no words are used, they haven't already heard. He really rips people on their use of the English Language.
  24. That's why I retired. They hired this guy who had...

    That's why I retired. They hired this guy who had Political connections, he lied about his qualifications on the Pier interview, said he had a D.C. First Class License. Later on he got a D.C....
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    They thought they could control it to make an...

    They thought they could control it to make an instant Steam for the Catapult. They were hoping they could inject the water along the Steam Catapult rail. They couldn't even get to the point of a way...
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    Follow this Link;...

    Follow this Link; https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2017/07/27/emals-catapult-fix-completed-wont-reach-ford-2019

    I've seen Aircraft launched many times from Steam Catapults, have seen quite a few...
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    LOL, What do you think Trump learned in two...

    LOL, What do you think Trump learned in two minute? That's what his attention span is.
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    Today he waved a Blank piece of paper at the...

    Today he waved a Blank piece of paper at the press, LOL.
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    Depending on you environmental laws, you maybe...

    Depending on you environmental laws, you maybe able to report him. My neighbor was burning motor oil mixed with his fuel oil. County cited him, when he didn't stop, the state hauled him into court....
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    They were made of Foam, went on the inside of the...

    They were made of Foam, went on the inside of the roof. They were like the ones on my roof that go at to the eves to prevent insulation from blocking the air flow, in this narrow space. These went...
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    Something I saw recently was Attic Air Channels,...

    Something I saw recently was Attic Air Channels, that ran all the way from the eves to the peak of the roof. Run between the roof rafters. Also the Shingle covered peak vents Exhaust more hot air out...
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    Medicare is NOT Welfare.

    I got accosted outside a Drs. Office after someone eves dropped on my conversation with the billing receptionist. I've probably been paying for Medicare since I was 13 years old, first summer job...
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    Karcher Accessories.

    I have an Underbody Wand, " Great for reaching into an AHU to clean the coil." Surface Cleaner, Rotating Tip Blaster, Extension hose, and a Drain Cleaning Pressure Washer Snake. Never was used on...
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    When we had the Roof replaced the Roofer...

    When we had the Roof replaced the Roofer recommended
    GAF Timberline Natural Shadow Shakewood Shingles. I was going to pay him to replace the Skylights. Ms Budget overruled me on that. Sure enough...
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    I have all the stuff written down at home, they...

    I have all the stuff written down at home, they do it by cubic yards. Which I believe was 10' x 20' x 6' deep. Three foot gets filled in by a non-floating mulch, with a PVC Pipe in the middle. An EDM...
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    My site was actually designed by an Engineer in...

    My site was actually designed by an Engineer in the Family, that lived in Florida, to Florida standards. Maryland didn't even have regulations other than you couldn't drain the water to the county...
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    It floods the swales built into the yard, that...

    It floods the swales built into the yard, that were for handling a moderate about of rain water. At the end of April we had more rain than all of last year and last year was sopping wet.
    It used to...
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    I got to put an Evaporation/Percolation pond in....

    I got to put an Evaporation/Percolation pond in. We are getting more rain than ever before, Basement keeps the yard flooded. Used some standard Engineering drawings for the pond, they rejected them...
  39. Thread: Solar

    by madhat
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    I would have gone with a ground mount system, if...

    I would have gone with a ground mount system, if they could have been upfront and truthful with me. They tried to tell me it was Six Cents a Kilowatt cheaper, when I proved to them it was only a...
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    I still do Car work when I can because I don't...

    I still do Car work when I can because I don't trust someone else to do it. But dang, how do you Jack these cars up and put a Jack Stand under them. I have one of those Hockey Pucks, for my Floor...
  41. Thread: Dry-o-tron leak

    by madhat
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    Chlorine broke down the plastic insert in the...

    Chlorine broke down the plastic insert in the nut, it came slightly loose vibration at the top broke down the weld.
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    Back in the 70's I had a Teenage Friend who died...

    Back in the 70's I had a Teenage Friend who died from the flu. You couldn't have found a more healthy person, she was an athlete, played tennis, volleyball, soccer, surfed and ran with the guys on...
  43. Thread: SCAM ALERT!

    by madhat
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    Sticky: Why is it when your on the internet two copies...

    Why is it when your on the internet two copies are running. When I'm on Microsoft Explorer there are two copies, sometimes even three. If I sign on with AOL, it's the same. On my tablet, two Safaris....
  44. Whoops, already posted about this.

    Whoops, already posted about this.
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    That's why you use a vacuum control switch, you...

    That's why you use a vacuum control switch, you don't pull a super low vacuum. The vacuum bags slightly leak at the closure. The idea behind the vacuum bags is you get a uniform compression for even...
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    I use Poly Vinyl Acetate, non-flammable and water...

    I use Poly Vinyl Acetate, non-flammable and water clean up. As long as you don't let it sit on the roller. The roller material looks like the hook side of Velcro, and it maybe that. Have you guys...
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    We actually did an experiment with Vacuum Pumps...

    We actually did an experiment with Vacuum Pumps hooked to a Mason Jars. The only time Vacuum Oil ended up in the Mason Jar was when the pump was overfilled with oil and a super small Robinair pump...
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    It's to glue up Veneer, also I want to glue...

    It's to glue up Veneer, also I want to glue multiple sets of 3/4" Plywood strips to make 1-1/2 inch supports for a cabinet.
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    Using J & B Vacuum Pump for Wood Working?

    It's a J & B DV-200N 7cfm. Also I have two RC 40 Recovery tanks to use as the vacuum reserves. The Company that sells the bags have a Switch that turns the pump on and off, on the vacuum Pressures....
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    Their getting close, maybe Trump Jr. and Kushner,...

    Their getting close, maybe Trump Jr. and Kushner, next. Can't wait to see Flak-Jackets knocking on the White House Doors.
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