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Dec. 11, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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Nest

the bridge is to be removed if you have a second heat source from an ac fan coil . like a boiler and radiators. this way the thermostat seperates the two control circuits. R1/W1 being an independent dry contact - a discreet switch that closes and energizes the boiler and the R2/Y/G taking care of the fan and cooling. If everything is at the same appliance, your furnace , the jumper stays.

new vs old.. new will definitely allow independent fan control an older furnace may simply sequence the fan on after lighting off the burner. New will likely have 2 stages of heat vs single stage on an older system. The idea being the first stage provides lower blower speed and less gas consumption - quieter and more efficient. If it fails to reach the setpoint after a specified duration the second stage is initiated. The very latest equipment modulates across a range of capacity based on demand… = way more service calls :cry: nothing new is reliable.

a new stat will control an old furnace fine over the 2 wire connection - you'll still realize the savings gained by automatically reducing the temperature when no one is home. That is the whole point of the Nest et all. If you take 10 minutes to program a $40 home depot stat it'll do the same - in fact as long as it uses batteries it's the perfect solution for a 2 wire heat system - no new wire required.

Dec. 11, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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Nest

starting to sound like I need to call a guy.

That's the thing. Didn't want to start with the cynical part but aside from pointlessly talking to your thermostat with your phone they're unnecessary - especially if you've got a programmable thermostat already… + sophistication begets service calls -

If you're game though - Pull an 18-6 wire and call me I can explain the wiring connections if you like.

Even on a basic furnace you'll now have independent heat and fan control, possibly control of 2 stages of heat.

Dec. 11, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
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Nest

They're nice and simple to use. As an HVAC tech I install these often for customers. Check out the Ecobee smart stat as well. Same functions as the Nest but you may find a better price and I believe they are Canadian.

What are you controlling? How many wires go to your current Stat? I have had issues with both if you don't supply R and C
(24v and common power) - often requires you pull a new communication wire to the stat location

Aug. 24, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
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Google Chrome - Backspace key no longer navigates Back

this drove me nuts too!'

this fixed it good:idea:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/go-back-with-backspace/eekailopagacbcdloonjhbiecobagjci?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog

May 13, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
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32 Float Upgrade vs New 34 Float

hello. I understand wanting a new fork. I had a Fox float on my Reign when I bought it - I had no issue with the way it moved though - it was simply a noodle. Kept it on there for about a month before replacing with a Suntour Durolux… but I thought I'd mention that you can tune your existing fork for more small bump compliance. Let some air out to reduce the air spring. If it's now too low in the travel you can reduce the volume of the air spring to make it more progressive - soft off the top for more small bump compliance and progressively firmer as it compresses. I've been riding for 2 years with a large dollop of grease to reduce spring volume in my rear RP2. Try it.

May 3, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
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seized bb in a steel frame

penetrating oil +

March 27, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
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Buying Used - Advice Needed

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1929820/?directtofirstphoto

pinkbike is a good source. set the limit at $1000 and search - above bike on the first page. loads more i'm sure.

climbs and descents are improved with decent suspension. Look for lighter and xc specific.

post your choice for people consider. Can you perform the repairs? Most bikes need a few.

Sept. 4, 2015, 10:14 p.m.
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Encountering dogs while riding

Most dogs recognize "down" or "no" especially when addressed sternly. Tell them to back off. You're the boss.

Sept. 3, 2015, 7:51 p.m.
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Electricians

To get into BCIT HVAC[HTML_REMOVED]R program I wrote a mechanical placement and a math skills placement - EASY. The wait list was 2 years from there. That part sucked. The work is far more interesting than any other trade I've seen - but as has been mentioned it can be very hard physically and mentally. Industrial electrical looks interesting but to get there I believe you need gifted electrician and put in your time.

Sept. 1, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
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Eyeglasses

http://www.zennioptical.com/
$28 shipped… arrived 8 days later.
Second time i've done it with this online store.
Excellent both times

Aug. 31, 2015, 10:18 p.m.
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Windows 10

Install/run this if you want to limit the phone-home:
https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking/releases/

More reading:
https://fix10.isleaked.com/

Thanks bro. Bookmarked

Aug. 27, 2015, 10:54 p.m.
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MTB shoes are Fugly!!

If you have shoes you like they can be made into awesome riding shoes. My girlfriend made these for me.
They're cheap 3/4 top skate shoes with 5.10 stealth rubber and a stiffened mid -sole layer of some stiffer nylon-ee crap. They're pretty great.. And nearly 3 years (I'm guessing.. I've forgotten when she made them).
Quick Cobbler at 2nd and Cambie.

Aug. 9, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
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USB audio DAQ

I use a Behringer UCA222 - cost $35 at Tom Lee - this into a Topping T-Class with some decent energy bookshelf speakers sounds pretty spectacular in my place :clap:. You can spend a lot of money for little improvement IMO.

The headphone output is not the way to do this! You'd have to be deaf not to hear the difference using USB DAC vs headphone jack.

July 22, 2015, 8:01 p.m.
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Need advice on new wheelset.

I bought the hope flow combo people are recommending. paid $300 on a pinkbike superdeal - awesome-ish. I'd go wider if I could afford it but they are very nice wheels

July 15, 2015, 9:35 p.m.
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Technique - videos, articles, instructors

ride with better riders and try hard to keep up… it's a race yo.

haha. just went back and read this

Watch every instructional video you can.

Once you realize that was a collosal waste of time, find some riders waaaay better than you to ride with,watch what they do and learn to keep up with them

really though. It's the best way. also stop and school on something that's hard, scary or fun. Ride harder trails… always try climb warden's trail. always

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