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LOL...yes, lesson learned and education is a wonderful thing indeed. And this fool feels only more foolish for had he only posted a better initial question about a month ago to this forum, he probably would have had someone pointing him to check the cap...no need to leave his desk and quick web search would pop up the correct cap to compare

I'll continue to be cold another week or so waiting for the fix by the roofer to remind me of my lessons :(

The long winded guy who kept asking the same question in different ways is putting this to bed.

Thanks again for sharing the wisdom, and now please put your energy in helping others out there that need it. It's definitely really nice and generous to have you guys as a resource.

Cheers,
Marcum
 

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You are Welcome. alls well that ends well and nobody got physically harmed or hurt is what really matters.:yes::thumbsup:
 

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Tator, I notice that I did not answer your question, and since you asked it deserves as response. I have worked in high tech Account Management, Support, Sales, Project Management, and currently Partner relationship development, and I often end up at a new company with new technologies I am not familiar serving industries that are new to me (banking, video game development, manufacturing). My average employment has been about 3 years, so I am almost always facing that steep first year learning curve having to prove myself. I do make mistakes but they aren't the type that would get someone very p-off at work. I can very candidly say in 20 years in business I have only had one manager bring to my attention a customer complaint in which they were not happy with my service. In this case, I had been at the company only 2 months, and the customer was used to having a much more senior support person assigned to them who could almost always answer their question on the first phone call. My degree was in econ, not actuarial sciences and geology which were more applicable to the business, so my feelings weren't hurt :) And, 3 months later I actually transitioned back on to this customer, had the chance to prove myself, and had very good service relationship for the next 2-1/2 years.

I did get some great experience after the .com bust spending time working for a large building products manufacturer (not HVAC) for commercial and large multifamily residential developments in which I was responsible for sales, account management, and project management that included full responsibility for delivering on the basis of our bids and formal submittals. It was quite an experience going from spending a career working with large corp enterprises and no ability to read blue prints to visiting architects and builders, spending time with all the trades in jobsite meetings, and dealing with all the change orders & jobsite issues that crop up.

I got to witness all kinds of battles too, such as the framer upset :furious: with the plumber who used a chainsaw and overcut into a floor joist to fit his pipes.:eek:

Where my boss has really gotten on me the most :furious: and I have felt those major screw up moments on the job is those DIY "Honey Doo" projects where I think it will take a few hours to change the sink, and faucet and then 6 hours later it's...honey I thought you were going to be done, how am I going to make dinner?

Ever stained a double hung wood window with multiple coats of finish and sanding in between...never again for me..I prefer white vinyl please or pre-finished wood now. IKEA furniture? It is easy to assemble but takes so l o o n g to put those darn drawers together. Next time, I will pay to hire someone to put it together or buy real pre-assembled furniture.:thumbsup:
 
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