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  1. usually it will give a navy rating or some such title. but back then, who knows how accurate it is
  2. Okay, I am not an engineer, and I did not stay at the Holiday inn, my advice is worth less than what you paid for it, but here we go Refrigeration is governed by ASME B31.5 and then state and local codes, so if your in North Dakota (I can remember which state your in Dale, sorry) they have a mechanical code, and it states that copper joints in refrigeration will be brazed and refrigeration systems will be built to ASME B31.5 code. This is very common stuff, but your results may vary. BUT, if the system is part of process piping, meaning it is not refrigeration but the transfer of chemicals in fluid form for water treatment the piping MAY fall under B31.3 as part of process piping. This gets to be a engineering thing where they build the system to a specific code. But since it most likely the pipe is transferring a gas it could also fall under other codes, and maybe not ASME IF we want to go the route that this is classified Medical Gas (and I do not think it is) you end up in the Uniform plumbing code, chapter 13 for the 2018 edition. which calls for brazing it. Or your state could be going by the International mechanical code, which I don't follow And then there could be CFR's to deal with (consolidated federal regulations) There are so many codes and rules governing piping it is hard to keep up.. and any or none of them could apply. I would suggest you just ask what code they are installing the line to, nicely, and see what they tell you, my guess is they are winging it but who knows. At the end of the day, the pipe should be brazed, what ever code you choose to read or follow, you do not pipe gas that is a asphyxiant in an enclosed building with soldered joints. The flared joints are another discussion. Good luck with this, and be safe
  3. I never use it but ASME B31.5 deals with refrigeration. Weather it applies to you application, I don’t know i have to be in the office in a little bit. Let me dig in some codes
  4. Our guns are safe from Biden we put them upstairs
  5. It is 3.14 today. Pie We plan on celebrating with a good pie. Enjoy everyone
  6. Hmm. Never see them here, contractors do have a dozer with a 6 way blade, JD 450 are still very common, and a excavator. Some have tracked skid steers with some attachments, mainly the landscape types. Hard to beat a tracked skid steer for landscape
  7. Guess I am missing something. And the link doesn’t work. lots of USAF crews wear flight suits as the uniform of the day, while flying and on the ground. So they have had these going back years, but whatever
  8. Spring is coming Today
  9. So about 4 years ago I mentioned I was looking for a vise, and a guy at work said he had one for sale, a large one. Ok went and got it this week, yeah, it was a large one even came with a stand
  10. Just picked up the wife’s 2011 Subaru yesterday from the shop, it was in for this and lights service writer said I may get more recalls, not all air bags were deemed permanent, WTH?
  11. Hm, you listed a frequency range in your post. Is 8t just the band you operate in or do you have multiple frequencies? antennas are matched to the wavelength of the frequency they are using for best results. So a higher frequency has a shorter antenna. And band shave a range of different frequencies. The best antenna length is set to match wave length. Add to this that the line to the antenna can affect the whole assembly and it gets a bit complicated. So longer is not always better, there are variables and like mentioned try an SWR (signal wave ratio) meter. It will tell you how much power is going out verse how much you make. Look around for a local HAM radio guy, and they should be able to help. ground planes and antenna are a huge topic, some antennas need them, others are engineered to work without them, and finally some have additional planes added at the base. Again, try some ham radio stuff, it will help magnetic mounts are a temporary and mobile set up that do everything poorly, move towards other mounts when you can, NMO style seem to be the most practical and have the largest selections of antennas. yes, it works like a CB, but since your not just on 40 set channels the pre-built stuff is not as easy to get already tuned good luck, and let us know how it goes
  12. I don’t think it’s to much, I think the government needs to stay out of it. As to the CEO’s. You have a better opinion of them than I do
  13. I want people who need help get it. But after talking with friends at church who are very active with services available to them, Rodney runs the town homeless shelter, I have come to believe that efforts to help are better spent by giving to these services. Some of which have programs that address this issue, meaning they get you hireable. Clean, clothes, and a ride to work are offered along with partnerships with companies like McD to get people a job and work history and break the cycle
  14. I have a buddy who travels, he passes one of the best options for getting ammo I have. All he needs is price ideas what would you consider the buying price in 2021 for 9mm, 5.56, and 45 ACP? I know we can add all the variables and what not, but I am talking basic brass ammo for each. I know what I was willing to pay 18 months ago, and that is not going to happen this year if ever again.
  15. Actually I am of two minds about weed. It is not going away so just make it legal and let the government have at it, and alcohol seems to be a greater issue/evil (no one goes home and smokes up, then beats their wife) and to be truthful, I would rather work with someone who was smoking the night before instead of drunk. The hungover guy is a pain, if he is paying attention but drug tests are a fact of life, and an IQ test, just don’t wine to me you can’t find a job without proof of a clean wiz quiz cause I have no sympathy, figure out the priorities, your an adult
  16. Most mufflers I remember are above the tin, but it’s been awhile. Have also seen a tractor type muffler added with a a cut hood or above the tin. Good luck. FYI, do not put a glass pack on it because you have one laying around, good grief, whoke the dead while running.
  17. You all might enjoy/ read Thomas Sowell’s book “Basic Economics”. Or listen to it on an audio book. Each time the federal government has intervened in the minimum wage the employment of some has dropped, and the groups losing jobs have been those that were the ones who needed work. as mentioned a higher minimum wage leads to technology being more cost effective and fewer people in the lower paying job markets, or jobs being outsourced to areas that have lower wages i noticed that McD has already moved towards kiosks and Home Depot and others towards self checkout, they see it coming.
  18. I agree, when I was in high school they sneered at me and said I would end up with a job with my name on my shirt, stuck up snobs. Now some of them are just now getting their student loans paid off 30 years later. I would really like to know how many from my class of 400 went to college, how many of those got a degree, and of those how many use that degree in their career? Maybe 4 out of 200 that went to college? Plumbing, Welding and electrical stuff are always in high demand. Truck driving, equipment operator, mechanics, survey and numerous other trades are a good living. Without student loans
  19. McD starts here at $12, most places do. Unskilled construction is close to $25. Stores pay in $20 for almost anyone. Truck drivers start at low $20 for the first job People I know can not find employees, unions can not find apprenticeship applicants, drivers are getting hard to find (driving records, DWI, ect). Now they have pot legal and good luck getting someone to pass a drug test
  20. yep, birds are moving. Red Pols showed up here, sitting in my chair I see we’re about out of seed in the feeder, gonna go tomorrow.
  21. Lol. Oh yeah, know the place well. I live in the hills north of fairbanks. Looks like you had a good resume for the job, but from the lack of white stuff in the back ground your timing may have been off?
  22. Mainly my kids do, but that’s better than anything for me, and it gets them off the fricken screens there are a couple metros around here, they sure seem neat. I need a plumbing van but that looks like a lot of work when I could be making money.
  23. We are making a ribbon blower for each boy. Probably to much but what the heck, it’s welding. one boy wants to cast metal, including bronze, the other wants to work a knife like forged in fire. Sure. Let’s try
  24. Been a interesting start for the year still working on the shop had to run back to Minnesota in January, saw this in the MSP airport started working on forge builds with my two hair farmers was cold for awhile, spent a lot of time in my chair. And saw this on the web and was surprised to see this youngster bedded down in the yard yesterday morning. headed north in a little over a week, going to be a busy year for us at work making up for canceled work in 2020.
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