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Old 06-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #16
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Yep! It's a video store. I would've figured someone would've said that. This is the only video store here in town now, about a year or two ago a chain of video stores left town.

The video store as I said is called "Video Store South" or something generic like that.


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Old 06-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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Apparently they are coming out with the next generation Xbox which will be an all in one whole house router, PVR, hard drive, video game player, voice actuated etc etc etc. No wonder these kids are 200 lbs by the time they are 12 yrs old. I stopped watchin movies when all that CGI crap came out after the Star Wars movie and then Dan Craig became James Bond. NO more real stuntmen or stunts ever again.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:21 PM   #18
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Yea, I know.

I'm planning on going back into the video store and seeing if the wires were really hanging out of the J-Box and if there was a bunch of stuff piled in front of the furnace, or if I was just seeing things.

We really don't have many hacks around here. At my church they had a natural gas water heater installed and the gas line was KINKED! It was one of those cheap plastic flex gas lines. It was unbelievable and I told the Sunday School teacher about it.
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they are not actually plastic, they are brass inside and coated with yellow nylon and now they don't allow brass anymore. they are now stainless steel and coated with yellow nylon. yellow is the universal safety color for natural gas. doubt yours is plastic just looks that way. they are not supposed to be kinked or stuck inside the furnace but if you visit this site long enough and see some pics there are ALL kinds of bizarre hookups using them straight into the gas valve etc etc.
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are you sure your not looking at thermostat wire connections. I would suggest, if you like renting videos from that store, not calling the local inspector.
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You have video stores? Went out with the Dinosaurs a few yrs ago didn't they? Netflix wiped them out where I am plus you can order any movie from the big Cable companies online where I am, even the Adult stuff. No skulking around in the grocery/video store anymore. Ahem, I know nothing about that just happen to see some dudes with brown bags walkin out and we don't have liquor in our stores, just Gov't run liquor stores.
Nope Yuri, they are still around. Family Video is pretty large here in the Midwest, and actually going strong still, since most that rent from there, do not have debit or credit cards, to do Redbox or Netflix. Most of their customers are those with us paying their keep on this planet.
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Apparently they are coming out with the next generation Xbox which will be an all in one whole house router, PVR, hard drive, video game player, voice actuated etc etc etc. No wonder these kids are 200 lbs by the time they are 12 yrs old. I stopped watchin movies when all that CGI crap came out after the Star Wars movie and then Dan Craig became James Bond. NO more real stuntmen or stunts ever again.
No, that would be those still living in their parents basements. Most kids that are 200lbs, are wrestling, and use the games to destress.

My kid is 154, 5-7, skinny as a rail, but I will not mess with him, because he is all muscle. Wrestled three kids larger in body size than him last season, and took all three down. One of them, it took two matches, since the first match the other kid took him, but my son got him on the second round.

My kid mentioned that when the PS4 comes out, he wants to trade in his PS3. now that he has a job, figured that he can save his money and buy the new system when it comes out, since I paid for his PS3.

I personally do not see the Xbox 720 going anywhere, since Microsoft is barely holding on, with Windows 8 and Office 2013 killing them, and the new "tablet" they are trying to get people to buy, is way overpriced, and not selling at all, because of the metro interface.

As for all in one, the problem with that, is that the hard drive is not able to be expanded with an external unit, or changed out, which cripples it, like the Media room platform that they used for IPTV providers.
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are you sure your not looking at thermostat wire connections. I would suggest, if you like renting videos from that store, not calling the local inspector.
There a couple things in response to your post.
  • This is the first time I've been to this video store. From what I can tell, it really isn't that busy.
  • Safety vs. Want - Obviously the managers (who live upstairs I believe) and the people who frequent this video store are top priority, therefore safety comes before what I/other people like doing. It's obviously a safety hazard.
  • The wires hanging out of the J-Box were heavy duty wires that look like they are for line-voltage. Not control-voltage wiring.
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Apparently they are coming out with the next generation Xbox which will be an all in one whole house router, PVR, hard drive, video game player, voice actuated etc etc etc. No wonder these kids are 200 lbs by the time they are 12 yrs old. I stopped watchin movies when all that CGI crap came out after the Star Wars movie and then Dan Craig became James Bond. NO more real stuntmen or stunts ever again.
I'm actually 14 years old and way over 200 pounds. It's not that I excercise, because I frequently walk and ride my mountain bike on trails. Plus, I plan on fixing up my old road bike and get it running again. All it needs is a new wheel and tires.

Like I said, I really am going to go back in there and take a hopefully better photo of the furnace and post it sometime soon. The reason I couldn't today is the door was shut to that room (the furnaces are located in a room located right next to the restrooms) and my cell phone's battery was almost dead.
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That is why I do not state anything to people about their weight. At 14, even 18, I was 145, skinny as a toothpick, rode a bike after school, or ran two to four miles a day after school. It was not until I went in the Navy, and started drinking, then I started to put on the weight, because of the beer, and eating stuff like Micky D's, and high carb foods, due to all day it was heavy lifting, or going up and down ladders five decks into compartments onboard ship, that were below the water line, or climbing from the hanger deck to the top level of the bridge to handle tickets.

You work an appetite with 24/7 on call jobs, that are in your floating home. Also my daughter's boyfriend is overweight, and she herself is, due to it runs on her mom's side, so I know what it is like ModelA about weight.

As for this "situation", I would not really stress over it, since it is more of your curiosity, that is causing you to look at this deeper. I would just let it go and if it really is a concern, that you think that it is of danger, maybe get to know your local fire department station near you, just make small talk, then bring up not the specific subject about this place, just ask them how they handle situations, with poor air quality, or dangerous situations, when a person asks them about inspecting for safety reasons.

You can also maybe have them show you the gear they use to check air quality, etc.. It would give you a chance to give you something to look towards whether it is hvac, or even getting into the other side of indoor air quality control, which you can learn from fire fighters, because it is a part of their training, when it comes to clearing spaces after a fire or dangerous CO or Chemical situation.

There is a lot of stuff you know at 14 years old, which is good that you are asking, so that it allows you to learn, and be able to do this stuff more once you become more comfortable with stuff, whether it is inspecting buildings for people for improper stuff, etc, or stuff like computers.

BTW, how the printer situation turn out? No update since the 28th.
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Why what's your goal in all of this? Surely this isn't the only potential AC issue in Missouri?

Don't understand your concern here? Do you report red light runners or speeders?

Just asking?
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Not running down overweight people but there is a trend and tendency to kids being overweight and getting premature diabetes along with overweight adults getting it too which cannot be helped by a sedentary lifestyle. I could not get overweight as a kid as we had a 1 acre garden and just as much lawn to take care of and a paper route. Didn't get fat until I could buy all the tater chips and cinnamon buns I wanted once I got into the trade makin some decent $$.
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gregzoll: Thanks. No update on the printer as I haven't needed to print anything. But the thing does still print pink lines. Its out of ink but I still have no idea on how it got out of ink when I printed a few brochures.

As you gathered from my posts, I know a lot of HVAC. I've been interested in HVAC and hope to become a HVAC technician. A friend of mine was having furnace problems and requested me to make a recommendation, so I printed out a whole bunch of Carrier brochures and gave it to them. She turned out to be using me and didn't even give me a cent! So, now I'm out of ink and lost a bunch of paper, not to mention the hours of sitting at the computer printing stuff out that I'll never get back. Way to go, "thief!"

I've had "problems" with HVAC since April 21st, though. I found out (well, knew before then but didn't care until then) about Consolidated Industries/Premier and what they did. I kind of lost interest in HVAC. Regained it, but temporarily lost my trust for Carrier, Trane, and Goodman, and all the other brands that used Consolidated Industries. Thankfully, most of the Consolidated furnaces will be in scrap yards before I get into the industry. But I'm mostly better now, just don't like talking about Consolidated Industries, though.

digitalplumber: I was just wondering if a setup like that is safe. I wasn't 100% sure. But I want people to be safe. Also, the electrical is hack.
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ModelAFan, nice that you are concerned, but leave it to the owners, since you are only in this place maybe 10 min's tops, you would never notice the effects from poor system maintenance or install.

As for the electrical, not really hack, just poor quality of workmanship, and again, let the owners worry about it, if you have no vested interest in this establishment.

You can place an anonymous tip to the code office and they will look into it further if you want to open a can of worms.
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ModelAFan, nice that you are concerned, but leave it to the owners, since you are only in this place maybe 10 min's tops, you would never notice the effects from poor system maintenance or install.

As for the electrical, not really hack, just poor quality of workmanship, and again, let the owners worry about it, if you have no vested interest in this establishment.

You can place an anonymous tip to the code office and they will look into it further if you want to open a can of worms.

I agree, it reminds me of the guy that always wanted to be a fireman, so he went around setting fires and calling it in.

This post just seems weird or obsessive. If its life threatening, report it to building inspectors and move on. If I was an owner and your were taking pics and making suggestions to me. I would ask you to leave.

Your helping a 12 year old????????????????????



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