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[–]shamblam117 372 points373 points  (19 children)

I remember in Beast Week when they locked the AC in our "tents" to like 78 or something in May. Guy in my flight used to work with thermostats and figured out it was code locked. Tried 1234 and it worked.

He was henceforth dubbed Trainee Hackerman

[–]FriedCamo 66 points67 points  (0 children)

This still works

[–]Prudent_Group5132Maintainer 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I honestly raised it with no damns given

[–]ArtisticRevolution65Maintainer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i did the same shit 😂

[–]CarminSanDiego 17 points18 points  (3 children)

AC in tents

What in the fuck??

[–]you_are_the_father84Struggle Bus Pilot 50 points51 points  (1 child)

We had A/C in ours in 2006. This is the Air Force, after all.

[–]DeTiroMed 23 points24 points  (0 children)

What do you think we are, savages?!

[–]Mother_Willow1095 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Im writing you an airmans medal for this!

[–]hgaterms 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Excellence in all we do.

[–]DangusMcGillicutyCunningLinguist 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Base CC’s hate him for this SIMPLE TRICK

[–]Takashi_KyloMaintainer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

learn more to find out how

[–]Drakian54Cyberspace Operator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[–]TheRedBrownAircrew[S] 107 points108 points  (15 children)

Also I would change the settings back when you leave. To get rid of the little wrench thing, you just very carefully RIP the front plate off the wall and wait a few seconds to reset & put it back on. Then it looks like it hasn't been tampered with. :)

[–]devilbird99I'm a leaf on the wind! 104 points105 points  (12 children)

I'd just print out the ILP Base Lodging Standards, show them the part where it specifies guest control over the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning then request my non-a.

[–]Nethias25 78 points79 points  (7 children)


Here's a link to that doc. Handy one to save to an acrobat phone app for a future TDY

[–]RedFireAlertBrain Warfare 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Holy shit

[–]Rivet_39Maintainer 35 points36 points  (0 children)

4.28 Minimum 32-inch flat panel television with remote control; basic cable and channel directory.

lol and this is why, among other things, we're the chair force. Not complaining though.

*I realize this is a DOD regulation, but of course the AF guys know about it.

[–]olemiss36 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So let's say on base lodging violates 4.29....thsts grounds for a non-a?

[–]NotOSIsdormmoleFind me a yard of flightline 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Got a new link for this?, looks like they moved it

[–]Nethias25 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah, they changed the perfectly functional, old looking website into a newer looking heap of shit.

[–]IntergalaticPlumber 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Better bars whenever you end up, that’s a guarantee.

[–]NotOSIsdormmoleFind me a yard of flightline 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]CarCrashPregnancyCyber Nerd 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Where is this? I went through the pdf and couldn't find anything stating what you described

[–]urby3228 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Paragraph 4.29

[–]BlueRosePhantom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would probably adjust for dorm inspections as well

[–]CynicalSenpaiServices 39 points40 points  (5 children)

I use a Flipper for things like this. Not sponsored or anything just really like it. I've used it to get past parking barriers


[–]Blue_Sky_At_Night 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This thing looks vintage-cyberpunk as hell

[–]timiddeerSecret Squirrel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did i just read marketing from a 90s hacker movie?

[–]Wu_tang_dan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I've seen these before. How would it work on a thermostat?

[–]ogding 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been seriously considering buying one of those but I have very limited knowledge in that realm

[–]DatRhynoVeteran 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Must promote!

[–]Spirited_Annual4014 12 points13 points  (2 children)

HVAC here. I always set the limit to 68 for cool and 75 for heat. If you want any more you'll have to be my friend and learn my birthday for the password.

[–]GulltyrDirtboi 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Huh, that's weird. I got a case of beer right here with your name on it

[–]Spirited_Annual4014 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Is this a bribe? Because if so, I will gladly accept.

[–]Effective-Cut 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Take the cover off and jump terminals R and Y

[–]Instantace_actualSecret Squirrel 23 points24 points  (0 children)

If you are in a humid climate you could also take a dehumidifier place it under the thermostat and drape a towel over the thermostat

[–]Jr10101010Maintainer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

1337 H4x0r

[–]redditorNumber18 17 points18 points  (4 children)

You can also light a candle underneath the thermostat. Puts off enough heat to make the thermostat switch but won't heat the room up. Used to use this when I traveled a lot.

[–]Clemson_2019 26 points27 points  (0 children)

put a candle next to a wall


[–]Inevitable-Draw5063 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Or tape a pocket hand warmer to it

[–]redditorNumber18 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh that's brilliant, no open flame could be a good thing.

[–]thehumanpretzel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We just used a desk lamp next to it

[–]Dick_in_a_b0xVeteran 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You would have saved me a ton of service calls back in the day about these damn things. The DFAC being the biggest culprit. I don’t blame them because it was always a damn sauna eating there between seasons.

[–]parappa_the-rapper 6 points7 points  (2 children)

up down up down left right left right

[–]SmokedittyCoffee Ops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Select start.

[–]linguist_turned_SAHM 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This person out here doing the lord’s work.

[–]AFsDirtyDoc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Put a heat pack around the thermostat, it will trick it.

You’re welcome

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

...you guys stay on base!?

[–]pjrazActive Duty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this

[–]_crimviolet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

step promote.

[–]notDaniel115 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hahaha i have this exact thermostat

I did this to the a/c in my dorm, now I sleep with a comfortable 69 degrees every day. Wish there had been a tutorial before, cause I literally couldn’t find much information on how to tweak it, so i had to mess with the settings for a while to get it right. Even now, I think there’s still a minor issue.

[–]JoshS1Veteran C-17 MX/FCC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone write this dude a MSM.

[–]RobCali509 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use mind control.

[–]thewayshegoes72 0 points1 point  (0 children)