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HVAC Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Emery Feb 20, 2015. 4 Replies

I'm living with two buddies currently renting a house from a landlord. Being three post college 20 year olds, we don't have a lot of money, and one of the bills is for utilities and such. I happened…Continue

Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...

Started this discussion. Last reply by QuackXP Nov 3, 2014. 17 Replies

Hey Gents,Haven't posted on here in quite some time, but it's good to be back. Hopefully all is well with you all.Any of you that remember me (or have stumbled onto my page) know that I was involved…Continue

Tags: long-distance, relationships, break-up

DIY Projects/Hobbies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korbinian May 2, 2014. 5 Replies

Hey gents,I'm taking an electronics class in school, and I've found it pretty interesting, mostly for doing hobbies as opposed to doing it for a career of any sort. Anybody on here familiar with any…Continue

A question for the military folk...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clinton Brown Apr 8, 2014. 4 Replies

Greetings gents,I've written on here in the past for a variety of topics. My question now is for the guys in the military. Former can obviously comment as well, but I'd like to try and get as many…Continue

 

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Douglas Aldrich replied to Simon's discussion Laughed at when wearing a hat
"It's hat! Who the hell cares if people are laughing at you. If you wanna wear it, wear it!"
May 30, 2015
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Apr 19, 2015
Bob Emery replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion HVAC Question
"That is very true and the first step to troubleshooting the problem.  It is amazing how much a dirty filter can impact how your system runs.  And yes you can always put on a sweater.  I tell my wife that all the time."
Feb 20, 2015
Native Son replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion HVAC Question
"Instead of worrying about which way the vents face, I'd worry first about the HVAC system's filter, and then the amount of dust & crud accumulated on the vents.  Amazing  sometimes how much spending $5.00-$15.00 bucks a month…"
Feb 20, 2015
Bob Emery replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion HVAC Question
"That would be correct.  The vent is supposed to face the area with the greatest load such as a window, door or stove.  By moving air across the window or door it mixes the cold or warm air (depending on the season) with the room…"
Feb 19, 2015
Brian N replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion HVAC Question
"In the wintertime you want the air blowing to the coldest area which are windows doors and outside walls to blanket those areas with warm air. Those are the biggest heat loss. Same in summertime when a/c is on. Largest source of heat loss is windows…"
Feb 8, 2015
Douglas Aldrich posted a discussion

HVAC Question

I'm living with two buddies currently renting a house from a landlord. Being three post college 20 year olds, we don't have a lot of money, and one of the bills is for utilities and such. I happened to look up at the ceiling vents the other day and noticed that every single one of them is facing out. One is located directly in front of an outside door, the other a window, and the third in front of the microwave. To me, in order to save money, they should all be facing in. One of the vents is…See More
Jan 30, 2015
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Dec 7, 2014
QuackXP replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"My advice for the future is to use the most personal means of communication available whiten reason. If you have to fly across the country then use the phone. If its a few hours drive, then go in person. Written communication dives into the…"
Nov 3, 2014
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Honestly, I never looked at it from that point of view.. That would be pretty moronic..."
Oct 30, 2014
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Thanks for the advice David. Again, She was the first big one for me, but I'm not going back to her. This question was more along the lines of if I were to be in the same situation again with another girl, would it be the right thing to do. But…"
Oct 30, 2014
David replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"It sounds to me like you are replaying this over and over on your head because you don't want to, or just can't, forget her. But you should forget her as good relationship material. The only reason you should make any contact with her in…"
Oct 29, 2014
QuackXP replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Weather it was right or wrong to end thing over the phone its done now. You cannot un-ring that bell. If you did see her in person what are you going to say, "sorry I broke up with you over the phone, but I'm here now to tell you I still…"
Oct 29, 2014
Douglas Aldrich replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion Could I have done it better? Thoughts and reflections on a break-up...
"Thanks Colin! Appreciate the good words."
Oct 28, 2014
Douglas Aldrich replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Pajama recommendations.
"You know a kid named Ken Jeannin? He's a Sergeant stationed there, a mechanic."
Oct 28, 2014
Douglas Aldrich replied to Mike Hotchkiss's discussion Getting Back Together With an Ex?
"Yeah, I agree with the first response. Go to my page and read my most recent post. I think (coming from personal experience) that a lot of guys want to get back together with an ex because it (in a sense) negates a black mark from their life. You…"
Oct 28, 2014

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If you fail to prepare, you're preparing to fail.

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:19pm 1 Comment

10/12/12

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

“If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

If you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.

 

Living each day, in all aspects of life, is in a sense like preparing for tomorrow. Everything you do today will somehow either make or break the day you have tomorrow. And tomorrow, well that is nothing more than a test to see just how well you prepared. Have a test? How well did…

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A Man Should Be Tired!

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 11:29pm 0 Comments

Men, we've seen on the blog before that there are numerous responsibilities that a man has to cover in life today. And there are times when it seems like there are too many. Quite honestly, it should feel like that! Think about it, it is our duty to be a loving son, boyfriend/husband, possible father, employee, citizen, and friend to others.

Now, looking at this from a mathematical standpoint, that's only 6 things. But, we men have known for a while that when reflecting on…

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The End of the Patriots Dynasty

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

So the Patriots lost last night... in case you needed to hear it once again.

Yes, that's right sports fans, now for the next two weeks, we have to listen to those unbearable New York fans, in addition to the bandwagon hoppers to 'supported the team through it all' while they gloat about how the G-Men crushed the opposition and the Patriots chance for revenge from four years earlier. Great...

Now, to my credit, I'm a northerner from CT, so I'm stuck right in the…

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On Confidence in Yourself and The American Dream

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 7:18am 1 Comment

We all remember sitting in our history classes when we were young, probably in a circle inside the classroom for a group discussion, and talking about what the American Dream really was. Nobody volunteered to speak, of course, because that would be geekish, and nobody wants to be a geek. But looking back on it all now, have we as individuals lost sight of it all?



Each and every one of us has a different Dream. It deals with careers, spouses, houses, cars, pets, kids, toys, money,…

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