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riVeRraT
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Message 96 of 301 (401153)
05-18-2007 3:10 PM


WEATHER PREDICTION
WEATHER PREDICTION
It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of Western Australia
asked their new elder if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was an elder in a modern community he had never been taught the
old secrets.When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was
going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe
that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the
tribe should collect firewood to be prepared. But being a practical
leader, after several days he had an idea.
He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the Bureau of
Meteorology and asked, "Is the coming winter in this area going to be
cold?"The meteorologist responded, "It looks like this winter is going to
be quite cold."
So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even more
wood in order to be prepared.
A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again, "Does it still look
like it is going to be a very cold winter?"
The meteorologist again replied, "Yes, it's going to be a very cold
winter."
The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to collect
every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. "Are you absolutely sure
that the winter is going to be very cold?"he asked."
Absolutely," the man replied. "It's looking more and more like it is going
to be one of the coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the elder asked.
The weatherman replied, "There are reports that the Aboriginals are
collecting firewood like crazy, and that's always a sure sign."

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riVeRraT
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Message 97 of 301 (401160)
05-18-2007 3:59 PM
Reply to: Message 83 by Percy
05-11-2007 7:23 AM


Re: Uncyclopedia
What is reverse video?
NM, I got what you meant now.
{ABE}
I think it's called negative image.
Edited by riVeRraT, : No reason given.
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riVeRraT
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Message 101 of 301 (401637)
05-21-2007 12:13 AM


blow job

riVeRraT
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Message 105 of 301 (401819)
05-22-2007 10:55 AM
Reply to: Message 102 by berberry
05-21-2007 8:47 PM


Re: Foul-mouthed Brit buys the wrong air conditioner
But that's not this guy's situation. He hits on a relatively simple solution to the air pressure problem, but in tinkering with the unit he finds other "flaws" that he thinks he can fix. It really is funny, check it out.
When I saw this, I got excited, because I own a Plumbing, Heating, and A/C company.
I expected to see a serious chain on mistakes by this guy, but to tell you the truth, the guy is 100% correct in all his assesments.
The funny thing is the way he descibes it.
I often curse out engineers when working on stuff, I got a real kick out of it.

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riVeRraT
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From: NY USA
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Message 106 of 301 (401824)
05-22-2007 11:05 AM
Reply to: Message 104 by berberry
05-22-2007 9:03 AM


Re: Foul-mouthed Brit buys the wrong air conditioner
But unless I'm very much mistaken, the freezing up is a result of his moving the thermostat off the cooling coil.
Yes there is a difference between wet bulb measurements, and dry, but a well designed Evaporator should be able to run 24/7 without freezing, down to a temperature of about 60-65F.
If it was a wetbulb thermometer, the only thing that should have happened, is the thing turning on and off at the wrong temp.
The only mistake he may have made, is that it was not designed to bring down the temp below 75F. We would have to see the specs. It is only a temporary A/C, and not designed up to the task of cooling a room down to the desired temps. But they could have easily designed it to do so.
And the water dripping on the capacitor is likely the result of leaning the unit the wrong way.
Designers of a portable A/C should know that not every floor is level, and then designed the drip pan with enough height, and a shut-off to compensate.
[quote] There is a large tray which collects water condensing on the evaporator matrix. The edges of this tray are only just barely higher than the level of the drain tube. So if the unit is not precisely level, but tilted forward by an imperceptible degree, the collected water, instead of draining down the tube, spills over the edge of the tray and begins to trickle down among the works... [\quote]
I don't know where the drain goes, but the collector pan under the evaporator, is not the same as the pan that collects all the water, and needs to be dumped.

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riVeRraT
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Message 109 of 301 (402168)
05-24-2007 9:08 PM
Reply to: Message 107 by berberry
05-22-2007 11:14 AM


Re: Foul-mouthed Brit buys the wrong air conditioner
Ok, you answered your own question.
quote:
that's fine because the air it sucks in comes from the hallway, which is cooled by
Nothing from nothing. You are sucking the cooling from the building, not removing the heat from the room, which is what an air conditioner does.
Once this dude equalized the air pressure he should have stopped making modifications. Everything he does from that point on seems to me a mistake.
Well not the water spilling out the pan.
Am I wrong about the thermostat too? Will those thermostats work better if you take them off the coil? I thought that type thermostat was designed to work best mounted on the coil. Am I wrong?
No, you are probably right, but the thing should not stop cooling, until the desired room temperature is reached, and it should never freeze.
So there may have been another problem, which he corrected by removing the bulb, which may have caused a third problem, or revealed a third problem.
This is one of the things I love most about trouble shooting, and hate it at the same time.
First you have to undo all the mistakes, from all the mechanics before you, then undo the mistake, or break down that happened most recently, then possibly correct a mistake by an engineer.
Room ari conditioners have their bulbs mounted on the coil, but they reached the desired temperature without shutting off the compressor, and the never freeze, unless the temp gets below 60-65f.

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Message 110 of 301 (402169)
05-24-2007 9:09 PM
Reply to: Message 108 by RAZD
05-22-2007 5:58 PM


Re: Foul-mouthed Brit buys the wrong air conditioner
When you are tasked with designing the cheapest possible air conditioner you don't design a machine that is any more than minimal in performance. That's what you have here.
I did mention, unless it was designed that way.
But $69 window units seem to do a better job than what this guy has.

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riVeRraT
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Message 111 of 301 (402170)
05-24-2007 9:11 PM


How to get to paris, from NY
Go to google maps, and put this in:
new york to paris france
Scroll down to the 21st step in the directions.

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riVeRraT
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Message 130 of 301 (407377)
06-26-2007 12:03 AM


I have decided to come out of the closet.

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riVeRraT
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Message 133 of 301 (407727)
06-28-2007 8:08 AM
Reply to: Message 132 by Taz
06-27-2007 1:14 PM


Your wife has 2 older twin sisters name Patty and Selma?
I am my own wife.....

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riVeRraT
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Message 135 of 301 (407845)
06-28-2007 8:27 PM
Reply to: Message 134 by Taz
06-28-2007 2:24 PM


This is the humor thread.
Ever hear the song, I'm my own grandpa?

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riVeRraT
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Message 137 of 301 (407917)
06-29-2007 9:27 AM
Reply to: Message 136 by Taz
06-28-2007 11:01 PM


*sigh*

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Message 141 of 301 (408474)
07-03-2007 12:07 AM
Reply to: Message 140 by berberry
06-29-2007 11:50 PM


Re: ...and The Family Guy does EvC
ROTFLMAOWT
I love the big bang theory, too freakin funny!

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Message 286 of 301 (459302)
03-05-2008 6:08 PM


Benny Lava

riVeRraT
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Message 296 of 301 (463466)
04-17-2008 1:34 PM


Politics explained
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow now it's my fault."
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