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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, John Cassaday, Paul Pope, Darwyne Cooke, JM Dematteis, Steve Niles, Garth Ennis, Steve Rude, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, James Jean, Alison Bechdel, Arthur Suydam, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, John ...
 
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Refrigeration Mentor founder Trevor Matthews returns to the HVAC School podcast to talk about personal development and training, including tips for learning in HVAC/R. When you’re looking at a problem in the field or in training, it pays to take a step back, cool down, and reevaluate your mindset. Trevor recommends thinking about the worst-case sce…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan shares some of his top threaded connection tips. He also clears up some confusion about connection types. Threaded connections include flare and compression-type fittings (like chatleff or Aeroquip fittings). The threads don’t actually make the seal; the pressure pushing the surfaces together is what makes a sea…
 
Jimmy was in Toronto last weekend attending TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). In this episode, Jimmy catches up with cartoonist/good pal Monica Gallagher. They discuss her recent work including ASSASSIN ROOMMATE, BONNIE N. COLLIDE, THE BLACK GHOST and THE BIGGEST BIGFOOT. They also talk about her love of monsters (especially werewolves) and more.…
 
Jimmy was in Toronto last weekend attending TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). In this episode, Jimmy chats with cartoonist Sweeney Boo about her graphic novel EAT, AND LOVE YOURSELF. A tale inspired from personal experiences...well, except the time travel. (He thinks). They also talk about her Captain Marvel comic work, her podcast SPILL YOUR GUT…
 
Bryan explains how parents and educators can succeed at giving kids the tools for any job they want. This podcast was originally a presentation at the 2022 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention. Jobs, careers, and vocations have changed a lot over the years. Even though those have changed over the years, parents still want their kids’ vocations to dev…
 
Jimmy was in Toronto over the weekend attending TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). In this episode, Jimmy moderated the 1:1 spotlight panel with friend Aimee de Jongh. They talked about her incredible award nominated graphic novel DAYS OF SAND. It's about America's Dust Bowl era in the 1930's. A moving tale based on real life events. They also cha…
 
Jimmy was in Toronto over the weekend attending TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). In this episode, Jimmy talks with 3 creators whom have books out with SelfMadeHero. He chats with Catherine Castro about the book she wrote CALL ME NATHAN. Based on a true story, it follows a young girl realizing she is not the gender she was assigned at birth. Beau…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about ERV and HRV technologies, including their appropriate applications and limitations. HRVs are heat recovery ventilators (not to be confused with heat recovery units or HRUs), and ERVs are energy recovery ventilators. The main difference between these two lies in the type of heat they move; HRVs only m…
 
Jimmy was in Toronto over the weekend attending TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival). He got 8 interviews from cartoonists Monica Gallagher, Sweeney Boo, Chris W. Kim, Catherine Castro, Anne Mette, Motzie Dapul, Allan Matudio and Melanie L. Yan. He also moderated his friend Aimee de Jongh's spotlight 1:1 panel. In this episode, Jimmy recaps the show …
 
Rajan Rajendran and Jennifer Butsch from Emerson join the podcast to discuss the Helix and some refrigerant changes that are coming. Jennifer is the Director of Regulatory Affairs, and Rajan is the Global Vice President for Environmental Sustainability and former director of the Emerson Helix. Lately, there have been more environmental efforts to r…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks about pilot controls. He talks about the old-school ignition systems on gas appliances and some similar pilot functions on residential A/C units and heat pumps. When we think about a pilot light on a gas appliance, we can think of it as a small standing flame that sits there ready to ignite the burner when…
 
Whenever FNH is on the show, he brings a wealth of interesting tangents and rabbit trails and Grant is only too happy to follow with Bryan close behind. Bryan is aware he forgot to readjust his vocal levels after cutting all this nonsense from the last episode and pasted it into a new audacity project. Enjoy! Thanks for listening The Balm of Gilead…
 
Reviews: Dark Crisis #1, Jane Foster and the Mighty Thor #1, Justice Warriors #1 , Ms. Marvel season premiere, Jurassic World: Dominion Jimmy briefly chats his plans for this weekend's Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) as well as some minor worries about San Diego Comic Con next month. As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers …
 
Bryan and Robert Orr continue their discussion about ethics by talking about what it means to have grit and discipline in business. They talk about what those characteristics look like in business and in life, and they mention some good books. Grit is a trait that can contribute to an ethical way of life; showing grit means that you follow through …
 
In a last minute special episode, Jimmy and pal Greg Pak chat about his new illustrated book of poetry called I BELONG TO YOU/MOTHERLAND. It's about growing up half Korean in Texas and not quite belonging but totally bound to the flora and fauna of the place. It's also about lessons, memory and the death of his mother. Great photos by both his moth…
 
Reviews: The Closet #1, Fox and Hare #1, The Panic #1, The Boys s3 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Marta, and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us yo…
 
Bryan and Robert Orr talk about ethics and what it means to have integrity when running a family business. Robert is a lifelong tradesman who is a licensed construction contractor, and he has overseen the construction side of Kalos for many years. Robert initially started off at the Air Force Academy and realized that he didn’t feel that the milita…
 
Psalm Psalm 52 What We’re Listening To Bryan Psalms for Congregations vol. 2 Matt Searls Westminster Shorter Catechism 1-10 with Brian Suave FNH The Bible Ultimately RC Sproul Make Believe Heroes Redemption Card Game Sea Shanties for good Christian boys Grant Jenny Oaks Baker Jeff Lippencott Crown & Covenant Sarah Sparks Thelonious Monk Follow Up W…
 
In this short podcast, Bryan talks about distributors and external equalizers and why we need to use them together. When older Carrier heat pumps (with pistons) would run in heat mode, the metering device would be outside. In those cases, the port on the liquid line would be on the opposite side of the metering device. So, you wouldn’t actually be …
 
Reviews: Obi-Wan Kenobi series premiere, Stranger Things S4 Vol 1, Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Marta, Therese and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or wa…
 
In this short podcast episode, Bryan talks even more about sine waves and center-tapped transformers. Power is generated at the power plant when an energy source (such as steam) is used to drive a drive shaft. The resulting current can be mapped as sine waves, which actually represent points on a circle; there is a rotational magnetic field around …
 
Reviews: Duo #1, I Hate This Place #1, Marvel's Voices Identity, Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Marta and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched…
 
Bryan describes the tricky concept of power factor and why we should care about it. He also compares power factor to a beer mug to make the topic easier to understand. Power is often represented on a sine wave, which is a curvy line that marks the state of electrical energy at different points on a circle. Power gets stronger and weaker, and it goe…
 
Reviews: Archie Meets Riverdale #1, Blood Syndicate: Season One #1, Eight Billion Genies #1, Jurassic League #1, Moon Knight: Black White and Blood #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Steph, Marta and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI apprecia…
 
Psalm Psalm 51 What We’re Listening To What are we listening to Spencer Psallos EDM Research Steven Curtis Chapman – The Great Adventure album Bryan Providence Grant Jenny Oaks Baker Crown & Covenant Spencer Parsons Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach Gian Piero Reverberi Bonus: Natalie Grant Bonus2: European Jazz Trio Studio C – The Other Way to Rob a B…
 
Bryan lays down some motor speed facts in about 10 minutes in this short podcast episode. We can figure out how quickly a single-phase motor (PSC) will run if we understand how many cycles it will make per second. In the USA, the standard hertz is 60 Hz (60 rotations or magnetic alternations per second). Motors are inductive loads that create an el…
 
Reviews: Archer & Armstrong Forever #1, Metal Society #1, Quests Aside #1, Twig #1, Moon Knight season 1 finale, Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Therese, Steph, Marta and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be…
 
In collaboration with Heidi Macdonald's The Beat comics blog, Jimmy zooms it up with actress Vanessa Yao of the hit CW series KUNG FU. She joins season 2 as "Mia", the mysterious cousin of the lead Nicky. They talk about the audition process, what it was like going from Canada to study film in China and then back west to be in KUNG FU, fight skills…
 
Neil Comparetto and John Semmelhack of the Comfort Squad join Bryan to discuss high-quality value design in a high-performance home. They explain how they design HVAC systems (heat pumps) for low-load homes in ways that are affordable, efficient, and comfortable. High-performance, low-load homes need to be energy-efficient AND comfortable, and it c…
 
Reviews: Blood Stained Teeth #1, British Paranormal Society: Time Out of Mind #1, Justice League #75, Naughty List #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and…
 
Lacey Dietz with METUS and Scott Arnold with Rycor HVAC join the podcast to talk about how the industry can start putting contractor success first. They talk about Mitsubishi Electric (METUS)’s commitment to contractor success and what that looks like. METUS’s contractor program aims to provide training, support, and recognition to create a communi…
 
Sam Myers with Retrotec talks to Bryan about pressures in the home and why they matter for HVAC solutions at IBS 2022. Technicians focus a lot on ductwork and airflow, but many of them don’t focus on how the building envelope impacts HVAC performance. A lot of the HVAC equipment’s performance is affected by the push and pull of air caused by leaky …
 
Reviews: Captain America #0 One-Shot, The Secret History of the War on Weed #1, The Vampire Slayer #1, Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Marta, Ashley, Melissa and Ricky! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate th…
 
This podcast is a class that Bryan taught for BTrained in Birmingham, AL. He covers troubleshooting, installation, and commissioning best practices with a focus on the fundamentals. To be a good troubleshooter, you must be able to find the problem, identify the source of the problem, fix the problem, and optimize performance based on your data, the…
 
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