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I bought a crappy old house built in the 1920s a few years into my marriage. There were so many things wrong with it. Water intrusion, leaking pipes, roots in the sewer line… on and on. But it was our house, and we loved it. One issue was that the water heater was tiny, and […]Read more
Why is the Air Dry at Altitude?
So, here's the thing. When I was a kid, I got to go skiing in the Rockies a few times. Sounds great, right? Well, yeah, the skiing was fantastic, but the dry air at those higher elevations? the dryness and the lack of oxygen combined felt like breathing vapor beef jerky. Cut to me getting […]Read more
Potential for Good and Evil (The Hard Start & Potential Relay)
I have spent most of my career being afraid of hard start kits; I heard too many horror stories of start caps exploding and sales technicians telling every customer they need one. It dawned on me recently that it may be time for me to take a more mature look at start capacitors, potential relays, […]Read more