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    Auto parts stores make a fortune off "savvy"...

    Auto parts stores make a fortune off "savvy" people.
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    Almost all new residential building in Berkeley...

    Almost all new residential building in Berkeley is now condo or condo over retail involving a heatpump so the regulation is a moot point from an HVAC standpoint. How they plan to economically heat...
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    The quickest way to do HW work and have a million...

    The quickest way to do HW work and have a million dollars in the bank to show for it is to start with 2 million.
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    The equipment itself leaks and is tested in itís...

    The equipment itself leaks and is tested in itís entirety. So zero is unreasonable. California dictates 6% leakage for new work, 15% for replacement work and ducts insulated with asbestos are exempt....
  5. I really enjoyed Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdom....

    I really enjoyed Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdom. Marlin was always finding a way to get Jim in over his head as Marlin sat in the safety of the Jeep.

    The Wonderful World of Disney was on after...
  6. Thread: FPM

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    High static loss and high velocity are usually...

    High static loss and high velocity are usually two mutually exclusive conditions. How do you reconcile that?
  7. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    Merging lanes of traffic exposes the selfish...

    Merging lanes of traffic exposes the selfish pricks.

    Some think itís their responsibility to strattle two lanes and block other cars even though thereís still 100 yards of two lane traffic left....
  8. The Kenyan would have apologized on behalf of...

    The Kenyan would have apologized on behalf of America and used his ďits not who we are as a peopleĒ line.
  9. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    You're talking to a deliberately stupid person if...

    You're talking to a deliberately stupid person if they "axe" you a question.
  10. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    I thought it was just me. People like that make...

    I thought it was just me. People like that make me wish I were deaf.

    I'm not a big fan of winkers either. They make me wish I had some sort of super power where I could fart on command.
  11. You might find someone interested in working with...

    You might find someone interested in working with you on a T&M basis...or you might not.
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    We moved to a new subdivision during an early...

    We moved to a new subdivision during an early 70's building boom as I entered middle school so the school was new as well. The school had a top notch wood shop and metal shop. This was back when most...
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    Well, if were expecting apologies... Sir, if...

    Well, if were expecting apologies...

    Sir, if you think the insensitive use of the pejorative "hack" is acceptable, you're wrong. I want, no, I demand a sincere apology.
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    It doesn't matter if you can engineer and build a...

    It doesn't matter if you can engineer and build a system like you describe. The problem is that the industry doesn't have enough qualified people, broadly available, who could understand it's...
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    Kill the petrodollar? China would likely fill the...

    Kill the petrodollar? China would likely fill the void, we'd have hyper inflation, and you'd see a run on gold like never before.

    We've outsourced a lot of manufacturing since Nixon established...
  16. Code dictates the maximum tonnage on a given line...

    Code dictates the maximum tonnage on a given line size. Also it's against code to bust the outlet down in size.
  17. Hallmark doubles their business on father's day...

    Hallmark doubles their business on father's day and mother's day for these folks unless they come up with a new holiday...Non Binary parent day.
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    Move the decimal point and add a zero...

    Move the decimal point and add a zero friend...140 billion.
    :cheers:
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    Okay, I'll play along. Why isn't Scott out right...

    Okay, I'll play along. Why isn't Scott out right now? There's no wife left to kill and he's still innocent until proven guilty. Will the "client advocates" express what they call their "solidarity"...
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    The most ironic thing about this is these are...

    The most ironic thing about this is these are likely the very same dopes who think a gun manufacturer (deep pockets) demonstrates premeditation and should be liable for a gun related death.

    In...
  21. So he wants you to foot the bill for a service...

    So he wants you to foot the bill for a service that benefits only him for a transaction that you have no control of? It'll cost him a lot more than $250 to recover $250 worth of unrolled pennies....
  22. If there's a documented specification that needs...

    If there's a documented specification that needs to be identified for a piece of manufactured HVAC equipment, there's an AHRI standard testing procedure that needs to be complied with.
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    I bet the over prescribing of mood pills has a...

    I bet the over prescribing of mood pills has a lot to do with their warped sense of reality. With the way things have been going for the past 30 years, people should be depressed. During the same 30...
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    Let's hope it's truely a simple accident and not...

    Let's hope it's truely a simple accident and not another "some people did something" incident.
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    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/14/patr...

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/14/patriotic-red-white-blue-police-car-lettering-sparks-backlash-california/

    "Resident Carrie Woodburn, for one, attacked the police department saying...
  26. After I flunked out of college in the 80's I set...

    After I flunked out of college in the 80's I set my sights on joining the union but was told that a spot on the waiting list was 2 years out so I went to a trade school in Phoenix. Phoenix wasn't for...
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    Of course they do. You need to understand that...

    Of course they do. You need to understand that the contractor is the customer and you're the commodity.
  28. If your outdoor design is above 95 or the indoor...

    If your outdoor design is above 95 or the indoor is below 80, you have to derate the advertised capacity to get the real world capacity. The manufacturers publish the data needed to properly...
  29. Half the cooling coil will be starved for air and...

    Half the cooling coil will be starved for air and I bet the cfm stinks.
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    I looked at a "standard" climate master wshp last...

    I looked at a "standard" climate master wshp last week. Commissioning standards allow a water temperature of somewhere between 20-120.
  31. Thread: Balancing Hood

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    Balancing Hood

    Mint Alnor 2 x 2 Balancing hood, 0-1400 cfm. Less than 100 hours use. The case has a few minor scuff marks.

    $1,000.00
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    Do they taper off before they go to prison or...

    Do they taper off before they go to prison or just go cold turkey?
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    A homeowner posting a question about where to buy...

    A homeowner posting a question about where to buy another high limit safety that keeps failing could post the very same remark. The HO is clearly and foolishly asking the wrong question and the...
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    Or for that matter, what if two rubes had been in...

    Or for that matter, what if two rubes had been in the wrong place at the right time and he fingered them for the hoax. Would the police and DA build a case to fit around them, and what would their...
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    Sorry about that. When I said "in that order", I...

    Sorry about that. When I said "in that order", I didn't mean time of day. : /

    The answer to why you're seeing more American flags is because of Trump and the optimism he created for the average...
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    You've misread my comment, or taken it upon...

    You've misread my comment, or taken it upon yourself to modify my comment to fit an alternate reality. Kindly make a good faith effort to not represent my comment to be something other than what it...
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    I'm in a radically liberal area so the few...

    I'm in a radically liberal area so the few American flags that I see are probably veterans in a mature neighborhood, legal immigrants not living amongst illegals, or true conservatives (in a gated...
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    I found those accounts are the easiest. You don't...

    I found those accounts are the easiest. You don't have to waste your time on checking something already broken...you just write "multiple repairs pending approval" to cya. Troubleshooting stuff is an...
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    DO NOT think for a second that stairs are...

    DO NOT think for a second that stairs are necessarily safe. I encountered a set of stairs a few years back that I didn't know was missing a hand rail until it was too late. I severed the tendons that...
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    Sounds about right. Over time the iom manuals...

    Sounds about right. Over time the iom manuals will be re-written and if the manufacturers have any confidence in the strategy/product, they'll list it as acceptable. Most of my inspectors wouldn't...
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    Thanks for the suggestions but if the XP is...

    Thanks for the suggestions but if the XP is salvageable, I want to use it.

    A) I like XP
    B) it stays off line
    C) I have many monies wrapped up in software such as Wrightsoft that wouldn't jive...
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    I fall into the most people category. When I get...

    I fall into the most people category. When I get the machine back, I'll try to fumble thru your instructions before I do anything else with it. Thanks for the tips.
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    I'm not really sure. The guy doing the work said...

    I'm not really sure. The guy doing the work said the recovery size was 1.8 tb which struck me as odd since the previous hard drive was nowhere near that size. You're right though, I don't need...
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    Backing up a computer : /

    So I'm specifically asking this forum of like minded people about backing up an XP computer because I figure you guys are smart enough to offer me great advise without having me translate a bunch of...
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    How often do you see posts that indicate grossly...

    How often do you see posts that indicate grossly oversized equipment? If you're an avid reader, you see a lot. Now how many of those threads also state they had some form of load calculation done?...
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    If you don't intend on working in the residential...

    If you don't intend on working in the residential field, I wouldn't take a temporary position just for some temporary income. The experience won't really help you land a commercial/industrial/market...
  47. Duct leakage to unoccupied space will undermine a...

    Duct leakage to unoccupied space will undermine a runtime engineering method of sizing.

    If you're losing any significant amount of conditioned air which is ultimately replaced with outside air,...
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    Okay, play dumb.

    Okay, play dumb.
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    Post 13, the one calling a longtime forum member...

    Post 13, the one calling a longtime forum member a clansman, got one up vote...by you. Was that you that clicked "like" or did your cat walk across your keyboard?
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    Spare us your phony moral superiority....you up...

    Spare us your phony moral superiority....you up voted a guy who portrays people with a conservative perspective as clansmen.

    You own it.
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