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    It Never Freaking Occurred to Me to Think...

    Another thread here got me thinking about things that people never even thought about but seems obvious to others. Simple stuff, not technical stuff, like:

    When I lived on the farm, the inlaws would stab themselves repeatedly with flat bladed screwdrivers removing and tightening hose clamps on poly water lines. That stopped when I got them a set of nut drivers. They never thought about "hey, these are nut shaped. we can use a driver or socket on it".

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    When BBeerme posted a picture of an evac hose on the end of a core removal tool, rather than the side port. It never occurred to me to use it like that.
    Nest is POO!!

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    So you pulled your vac through the side port with the valve core?

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    So are you saying you need to pull your head out and get a clue.

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    Bro I haven’t seen a post from you in forever…am I missing something???

    Anyways yeah a buddy of mine just realized the same thing lol. He was removing the core and then pulling through the core on the side. He said it works much better now lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan7 View Post
    Bro I haven’t seen a post from you in forever…am I missing something???

    Anyways yeah a buddy of mine just realized the same thing lol. He was removing the core and then pulling through the core on the side. He said it works much better now lol.
    He was brought back from bant camp if I am not mistaken.
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    It never occurred to me to buy a wire wheel to use in my impact until @JayMan7 mentioned it and it works amazing!
    I use it for removing flux after silver brazing and about a million other uses.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
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    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    It never occurred to me to buy a wire wheel to use in my impact until @JayMan7 mentioned it and it works amazing!
    I use it for removing flux after silver brazing and about a million other uses.
    Oh, get ready to get real excited.

    https://www.supplyhouse.com/Blue-Mon...xoC7MAQAvD_BwE


    That can sand a pipe or fitting for solder prep. Fits in a drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    It never occurred to me to buy a wire wheel to use in my impact until @JayMan7 mentioned it and it works amazing!
    I use it for removing flux after silver brazing and about a million other uses.
    Have you ever tried putting a spade/chipper drill bit in your impact for drilling holes in wood. I think it works better than a regular drill and you can get in tighter places.

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    Keep up the good work - you are the rare exception in the world these days. I know thinking is hard work - but it really really pays off.

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    Another thread here got me thinking about things that people never even thought about but seems obvious to others . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Oh, get ready to get real excited.

    https://www.supplyhouse.com/Blue-Mon...xoC7MAQAvD_BwE


    That can sand a pipe or fitting for solder prep. Fits in a drill
    I bought one years ago the plastic snapped in two seconds flat in my impact. I'd recommend using those in a drill instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    Another thread here got me thinking about things that people never even thought about but seems obvious to others. Simple stuff, not technical stuff, like:

    When I lived on the farm, the inlaws would stab themselves repeatedly with flat bladed screwdrivers removing and tightening hose clamps on poly water lines. That stopped when I got them a set of nut drivers. They never thought about "hey, these are nut shaped. we can use a driver or socket on it".

    or

    When BBeerme posted a picture of an evac hose on the end of a core removal tool, rather than the side port. It never occurred to me to use it like that.
    Did you take the core depressors out of the side ports? Most vacuum hose don't have a core depressor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacvegas View Post
    Oh, get ready to get real excited.

    https://www.supplyhouse.com/Blue-Mon...xoC7MAQAvD_BwE


    That can sand a pipe or fitting for solder prep. Fits in a drill
    I have only seen 3 sizes. Plumbing 1/2 3/4 and 1

    Someone needs to come out with a set for acr copper


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhenergy View Post
    I have only seen 3 sizes. Plumbing 1/2 3/4 and 1

    Someone needs to come out with a set for acr copper


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    They did. It's called not sanding the pipe and brazing with 15% silfoss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhenergy View Post
    I have only seen 3 sizes. Plumbing 1/2 3/4 and 1

    Someone needs to come out with a set for acr copper


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    I have a set, 1/4" up to 1 3/8". I buy the cleaning brushes from UR and I cut off the black plastic handles and stick the twisted metal stub/handle in to my drill.

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    I have these - https://www.supplyhouse.com/Mill-Ros...-1-4-Hex-Shank - in 3/8, 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8. Also the matching ones that clean the outside of the pipe. The problem I have is that the 7/8 version keeps breaking even used on a drill on slow setting.

    I might try the model shown above. I don't recall seeing it when I initially purchased the brushes about 2 years ago.

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    The thing I see a lot- everyone that comes to your house doesnt know where you put the house number, so dont be creative. by the front door or the mailbox, period. in the bushes, roof, out in yard I wont see in the 1 sec it takes to pass your house.

    put the number on both sides your mailbox, people come from either direction. 1" number size for each 10 mph on the street speed limit. again, I'm not standing 2' from the mailbox like you were when you put the number on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat22 View Post
    The thing I see a lot- everyone that comes to your house doesnt know where you put the house number, so dont be creative. by the front door or the mailbox, period. in the bushes, roof, out in yard I wont see in the 1 sec it takes to pass your house.

    put the number on both sides your mailbox, people come from either direction. 1" number size for each 10 mph on the street speed limit. again, I'm not standing 2' from the mailbox like you were when you put the number on it.
    Over the garage door is the most common here but I definitely agree with you. Don't be creative.
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    put a piece wood behind the sofa leg so it wont slide to the wall and tear it up.
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    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

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    went to one today, house is 200' off street, 1 1/2" numbers just under the porch light(like, amlost behind the light), didnt see it until pulled up to end drive.
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    if it ran for 8 years, why did you think adding batteries to tstat would make it start running?
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