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August 2nd, 2019 at 6:04:40 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph


You waylay a Hemi, not much you can do with it besides shred tires.



Pfft. Put it in my wheeler frame. Tijuana to Tenochtitlan in ten minutes =D
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August 2nd, 2019 at 9:08:17 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

In the Middle East, they sell for six figures, no questions asked.



Got a link for that. I have a 2016 in the garage that I'm willing to sell with only 10k miles. I could probably even pay for shipping.
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August 2nd, 2019 at 11:16:48 PM permalink
many years ago I worked with some guys from Egypt
they said the most popular car in Egypt at that time was the Chevrolet Caprice
why? because it had really good air conditioning
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August 2nd, 2019 at 11:42:26 PM permalink
I always thought white Honda Civics for the most stolen car.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 3rd, 2019 at 3:52:15 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Unfortunately it sounds like the grandfather is completely at fault here.

Every time I go to Europe I'm just amazed at all the things I see that would be some kind of severe safety violation or a guaranteed lawsuit here in the States, but over there no one cares, or they're like, "Hey, if you fall off this 13th century staircase, that's on you. Just don't be an idiot and you'll probably be fine." Still saw some pretty dangerous stuff, though, even if you WEREN'T acting like an idiot.



In Bern Switzerland, There is an outdoor bear cage in the middle of the street. The cage is a deep pit with waist high brick wall. I can see people in the states suing if a kid fell in. I guess the Swiss don't see a problem.

http://www.bearbuddys.com/mythbears/bern_bear.htm
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August 3rd, 2019 at 3:58:07 PM permalink
I haven't played blackjack in almost a year. I've been doing HVAC work almost everyday. Saved about 300k this year. I could see myself doing this forever. some of my skills has surpassed decade experienced techs. I find that they are not as skilled at brazing, finding leaks, underlying problems, and wiring and drainage mistakes.
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August 3rd, 2019 at 4:24:36 PM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

I haven't played blackjack in almost a year. I've been doing HVAC work almost everyday. Saved about 300k this year. I could see myself doing this forever. some of my skills has surpassed decade experienced techs. I find that they are not as skilled at brazing, finding leaks, underlying problems, and wiring and drainage mistakes.



I'm sure they can find them in their own homes. I had a friend who worked as an oil burner technician. He claimed they were instructed to do just enough to keep something going, but not to do anything about potential problems.
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August 3rd, 2019 at 8:21:20 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm sure they can find them in their own homes. I had a friend who worked as an oil burner technician. He claimed they were instructed to do just enough to keep something going, but not to do anything about potential problems.



I am sure that that is true some of the time. But: A semi friend tech with 12 years brazed a 7/8" vertical pipe with a leak. I found the oil spot inside the insulation. tech sprayed water on door safety switch and mistakenly diagnosed bad control board. I put old one back and cleaned contacts. said leak was on evap, found leak on suction line during compressor install. leak is also sometimes on lose shraeder core, not evap. plumber installed p trap at angle to defeat p trap's purpose. So air suction on drain line diverted water to air filter onto floor. Found safety switches in parrallel not series. No logical reason for that. Old tech looked at icemaker. I found the water distribution tube not installed right after years of warranty work.

Some of the money we saved was by minimizing cost of vandals. After certification, I noticed HVAC/electrician vandals. Our past tech was upset bc we stopped using him for outrageous labor costs. He'd charge like 900 for labor to install a waranty fan motor. Came to a location found breaker tripped. Turned on with cooling and defrost not working, smell buring wires. 2 techs said wires are vandalized and can't figure out how to rewire. Third tech took 6 hours. I had to do more rewiring myself. This happened about 15 times before I got certified. When techs couldn't figure the rewiring, they'd say that our 1 year old compressor went bad and we'd replace the whole skid. Had to put a lock on the control panel. I came to find linsets vandalized. Someone disconnected a 120 leg and proped to electrify Condenser housing. I was working on the discharge line and heard a pop. I found a 120 leg wire disconnected from a screw down terminal. I found freezer unit vacuumed of all 404a at -29 in Hg. As a certified tech, I can buy freon cheap. Other Techs vandlize units a few times a year while repairing. I found all the freezer thermostats set to 0 celcius or 32 farenheit. and the frig set to 42 f. I had to bring it down to 15 f and 35 f. That is not a mistake.

I told my friend that units don't seem to be installed the way that they would their own. Example, missing secondary drain pan. service caps left lose. no drain pipe on secondary pan.
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August 4th, 2019 at 10:09:15 AM permalink
There is a great shortage of AC Techs and plumbers. Our plumbing teacher called this the perfect storm and we are the "first responders." Because the iron pipes are expiring. These are good jobs. A school owner said that there is not a shortage of jobs. Yet, there is a shortage of techs. Two AC compaines have zero techs. Another lost 1/2.

My friend was an AC tech during college. He is 50 know and said that he went thru depression when he lost his IBM job. and decided to start his own IT business. He and others have complained that AC tech is a dirty job. We rarely handle fiberglass. I gladly work outside near condensers over restaurant work. I think that he likes to feel important, so he'd rather make less doing IT.
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August 4th, 2019 at 11:01:26 AM permalink
In every Mothra film from Toho studios, Mothra turns from a Caterpillar into a butterfly.

Shouldn't she be called Butterflya
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee

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