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Supply House Rick
Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
1. It is well documented that for every minute that you exercise, you add one minute to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000 per month.

2. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 years old and we don't know where she is.

3. The only reason I would take up exercising is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

4. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.

5. I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

6. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

7. I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.

8. The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.

9. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.

10. And last but not least: I don't exercise because it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.

Terribly Sorry Again,



  • Matt_21
    Matt_21 Member Posts: 140
    is there a book

    or manual which discusses what type of hvac requirements are required for different commercial hvac jobs. i have a funeral home and fitness club we are doing a design/build. i am wondering on the air changes per hour, fresh air requirements, etc. i have an older copy of ashrae hvac applications but is only gives general descriptions. i'm looking for something more specific. thanks.
  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt Member Posts: 4,909
    Now there's something you don't see everyday

    A funeral home/fitness club.

    I can see the sign now...."WALK-INS WELCOME!"

    Sorry....I couldn't resist.

    Mark H

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  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404

    They have 2 doors. The one on the left for very unhealthy people (no exit door) the one on the right for healthy people (this has an exit door. What no Disco at this place?


  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
    ASHRAE Fundamentals

    Applications, Systems, those rotating books in three year-cycles are a great place to start.

    BOCA always had a nice table of recommended/required guidelines too. Your code of course may vary. UBC/IBC has similar charts. Mass. is not officially on IBC yet so I have not yet studied the differences.
  • Empire_2
    Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343
    Now that you mention it...

    The other day I went by a funeral home and I had to rub my eyes because there was a UPS truck in the front.,.,.,.Hummmmmmmmmmm Things that make ya go hummmmmm What's the big hurry;-)

    Mike T
  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404

    I have seen this place. The door on the left is for unhealthy people (no exit door) the one on the right is for healthy people (has exit door and tofu bar) Choose wisely...

    What no Disco?


  • Matt_21
    Matt_21 Member Posts: 140
    thanks for the help

    i have the 2003 copy of the imc coming this week. and yes rick, the viewing area in the funeral home converts to a disco on friday nights. the electrical plans show the movable portion of the ceiling where the disco ball retracts.
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
    What, no mechanical bull? (NM)

  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
    It's jumpin' on fridays but

    I heard it's dead during the week, business is really going

    ***One time I had to go to a funeral at 6 AM. I shouldn't have been there. I'm not a mourning person***

    Sorry again,


  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440

    Your killing us Rick. Killing us.
  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
    What was the original subject?

    A bereaved woman goes into a funeral home to make arrangements for her husband's funeral. She tells the director that she wants her husband to be buried in a dark blue suit. He asks, "Wouldn't it just be easier to bury him in the black suit that he's wearing?"

    "No," she insists. "It must be a blue suit." She then gives him a blank check to buy one. When she comes back for the wake, she sees her husband in the coffin and he is wearing a beautiful blue suit. She tells the director, "That is absolutely perfect! I love it! How much did it cost?"

    He says, "Actually, it didn't cost anything. The funniest thing happened. As soon as you left, another corpse was brought in, this one wearing a blue suit. I noticed that they were about the same size, and asked the other widow if she would mind if her husband were buried in a black suit. She said that was fine with her. So, I switched the heads."
  • Matt_21
    Matt_21 Member Posts: 140
    maybe i'll

    use some of this material when i go back to talk to the owners.
  • Joe Mattiello_2
    Joe Mattiello_2 Member Posts: 94
    LOL that was funny

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  • Tim_33
    Tim_33 Member Posts: 83

    publishes 4 Handbooks: Fundamentals, HVAC Applications, Systems & Equipment and Refrigeration, rotating on a four year cycle. These are good references, but they will not tell you what is "required". The IMC and most mechanical Codes will dictate minimum ventilation requirements for most types of occupancy. IF this is the Code that applies where you do work, get one and get familiar with Chapter 4. An "autopsy room" will require 0.5 cfm/sq ft of ventilation (outside air) and a "playing floor/gymnasium" will require 20 cfm per person with occupancy @ 30 people per 1000 sq ft.

    Most, if not all Mech Codes base their ventilation requirements on ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 "Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality" which will have more details on various spaces than the Codes have.
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