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  1. #14
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    I have one similar Cagey57. I was called to trouble shoot comfort problems in a building wing that was new and had been balanced. When I found out in had been recently balanced I told them call the guy back. They said we want a second opinion. I couldn't find airflow any where and no static pressure. Went to the new take off the main duct and found that the hole in the main duct sheet metal had not be cut.
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    ^^That is a bit of a hindrance to airflow....haha. I was working in a JC Penny store horsing around a 14' wooden ladder . The store was almost ready to open . I was moving the ladder and got a bit off balance and knocked one of the fire sprinkler heads off . A hell of a lot of water comes out of those things . I didn't know what to do and I was running around like an idiot . One of the other contractors had a broom and he broke the wooden handle in half and stuck it in the sprinkler . Sprayed down half the men's department .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradluke0 View Post
    ^^That is a bit of a hindrance to airflow....haha. I was working in a JC Penny store horsing around a 14' wooden ladder . The store was almost ready to open . I was moving the ladder and got a bit off balance and knocked one of the fire sprinkler heads off . A hell of a lot of water comes out of those things . I didn't know what to do and I was running around like an idiot . One of the other contractors had a broom and he broke the wooden handle in half and stuck it in the sprinkler . Sprayed down half the men's department .
    I've only seen that happen twice. The worse was a filled system. The water that came out after laying in the pipes for 20 years was gawd awful stinky thick muddy dark brown crap. Decomposed glycol probably. Aldehydes, esters, complex molecules. It made me believe in non-filled systems. I don't remember the correct name for the 2 types right now but y'all know the types.
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    I was doing water balance in a government facility. When I took the Pete's plug cap off one of the circuit setters water came pouring out. There was no guts in it. I got the cap on and stopped the water and that's when the fun started. They had to do an incident report and had to know all the details. There were no details except the valve was not right from the factory.

    hvacker the only name I have for the water you described is MUCK.
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    I unscrewed the cap off a pete's plug once and the whole thing unscrewed from the pipe . I wasn't paying attention at the time but I can say it never happened again .

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    I have so many stories its nuts . Here's another …...We were working down in Homestead , FL on a joint military listening / planning center . We had to work nights as there was just too much action in there during the day . We had an escort and he had to go in front of us and "sanitize" ( hide papers in plain site and cover the maps with lights flashing on the walls ) each room before we could go in . Somehow our escort wandered off and we were left alone . We saw a doorway with a bunch of lights flashing so we looked in . Two Marines came up and detained us . After we were questioned for an hour or so about what we saw ( nothing really , it happened so fast ) they sent us home for the night . Our escort got in trouble and he never escorted us again . Ok , one more quickie ……..I was working on a Saturday and the control guy and the sheet metal guy didn't show up . I went to leave about 11 and my truck wouldn't start . The GC ( I think ) pulled the cable off my battery so I couldn't leave . I just put it back on and went home .

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    I have so many stories its nuts . Here's another ...We were working down in Homestead , FL on a joint military listening / planning center . We had to work nights as there was just too much action in there during the day . We had an escort and he had to go in front of us and "sanitize" ( hide papers in plain site and cover the maps with lights flashing on the walls ) each room before we could go in . Somehow our escort wandered off and we were left alone . We saw a doorway with a bunch of lights flashing so we looked in . Two Marines came up and detained us . After we were questioned for an hour or so about what we saw ( nothing really , it happened so fast ) they sent us home for the night . Our escort got in trouble and he never escorted us again . Ok , one more quickie ..I was working on a Saturday and the control guy and the sheet metal guy didn't show up . I went to leave about 11 and my truck wouldn't start . The GC ( I think ) pulled the cable off my battery so I couldn't leave . I just put it back on and went home .

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    I was assigned the job of redesigning some production lines at a well known manufacturer. The guy in charge of the construction met me there the first time I visited the plant to get an overview of the situation. He showed me around and we passed two production lines side by side. The lines were identical except one fan that pulled the binder through the mat was blowing mist all over the place. The other fan was working properly with no mist. He ask me why and I said the fan that is working properly was designed to do the job but some poor dumb SOB just grabbed a fan and had it installed on the other line and it is too big.
    He became agitated and I later found out he was the poor dumb SOB. We had design progress meetings every Friday and each time he tried to blind side me with something.
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