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  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 3:33 PM
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    Some days I get a little burnt out

    I like the wall, I enjoy the format and exchange of ideas from differing view points. Today I read a rather heated post and was ready to drop in my 2 cents and then I hit cancel. I have been spending my week going over systems and blue prints of system that are messes. People above my pay scale could not design a more complicated frankenstein of a mess if they were on LSD. Then I keep thinking of an old Polish proverb I just learned "Not my circus, Not my monkeys" Somedays I need to remember that.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.
    cell # 413-841-6726
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 3:37 PM
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    oh, just go ahead.........

    Everybody else has...................
    B.C.
  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 3:45 PM
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    pardon?

    Why would you think I was referring to you?
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.
    cell # 413-841-6726
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 4:00 PM
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    just a suspicion...........

    Pardon me if I'm mistaken
    B.C.
  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 4:14 PM
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    No you are completely correct

    I just was not going to name names is all. Just having one of those days BC. All opinions are welcome here, even if they are wrong and they are using a water heater to heat their house. The engineered job I am referring to is not related in anyway to BC's posts. That is a different job. Codes are written in blood and over time people forget about the loss of lives before there were codes. A one in a million chance of a loved one of mine being injured or killed by a product that is not fit for a given task is too much for me, I could never save enough money to be able to accept that.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.
    cell # 413-841-6726
    This post was edited by an admin on June 19, 2014 4:44 PM.
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 5:28 PM
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    Sadly

    I'm going to have to write to A.O. Smith and bring them the bad news that the GPVX-75L cannot be used for space heating anymore.

    This is really going to ruin their entire day.
    B.C.
  • Terry O Terry O @ 1:11 PM
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    Why write AO Smith?

    I guess I missed something.... Who ever said you could/should use a water heater for radiant heating...? Don't see anything on their literature.
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 1:23 PM
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    GPVX-75L

    http://www.hotwater.com/water-heaters/residential/conventional/gas/promax/promax-sl-power-vent-higher-ef-gas-tank-water-heater-gpvx-75l/

    Installation manual.


    Page 8.
    B.C.
    This post was edited by an admin on June 20, 2014 1:27 PM.
  • Snowmelt Snowmelt @ 3:51 PM
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    I'm

    Just having a little fun, might be stretching the convo a bit,
    If any of you lived in nj and I was having a BBQ I would invite you over.

    I learned a lot of steam from here, before I came here I never heard of a drop header.
    Or i may not have enough vents for the steam to come a little quicker, which reminds me I never heard of union steam mentioned on here.
    On that note where are you from BC?
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 4:01 PM
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    not too far from you

    I'm out on Long Island not too distant from NJ.

    I get down to Ocean Grove to visit a good friend from time to time.
    B.C.
  • Snowmelt Snowmelt @ 5:46 PM
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    Nice

    Do u ever go to walse Darby. I know they have one in that area, I go to the one in warren.

    I live in linden right after the gothels bridge, my girlfriend lives in Matawan.

    Did you get hit hard with hurricane sandy?

    When you go to your friends in jersey give me an hour of your time.

    G.w.
    This post was edited by an admin on June 19, 2014 5:47 PM.
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 6:00 PM
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    Linden

    Yep, Wales-Darby is right near me. You might guess that their products are a bit too sophisticated for my tastes.......... :)

    I've been to Linden. Bought the Dodge van over there from a fellow. Wish the DMV would have given me a temporary reg............ :(

    Fortunately, I only lost a few trees during that hurricane. And, even more fortunately, I only lost power overnight and it was restored (presumably by main breaker) at 9:00 the following morning. There were folks without power for two weeks here.

    I'll look you up next time I head that way. Use the Goethals instead of the Outerbridge Crossing.
    B.C.
    This post was edited by an admin on June 19, 2014 6:01 PM.
  • Snowmelt Snowmelt @ 6:21 PM
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    No power

    For like 3 weeks, it was close to thanks giving b4 the power went on, a lot of firewood was burning to keep warm. Lines at the gas station so I stayed in.
  • bc3510 bc3510 @ 6:29 PM
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    gas lines

    The gas lines here were outrageous.

    Thankfully, I took the diesel to Connecticut (where I work) and filled it there.

    I learned that a generator is mandatory. I'm almost done with an install for a surplus military generator.
    B.C.
  • Mad Dog Mad Dog @ 8:35 PM
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    You guys sound like.......................

    youse gots the makin of a BIG UGLY!!!!!!! set a date...well all have lunch and laugh. Mad Dog
  • Gordy Gordy @ 8:45 PM
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    Dont Feel alone Charlie

    Im working on a bridge right now that should have been a total reconstruction. Its getting the duct tape band aid repair. But no they dump 25 million on an ornate arch bridge 2 miles away that gets 80% less traffic. That bridge needed a total recon also, but not of an ornate style.

    The sad part is they could have done both for 12 million, and spent the other 13 million on other things. Its rampid.

    So the polish proverb goes.
  • billtwocase billtwocase @ 6:36 PM
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    Hang in there Charlie

    You are an asset to this trade. 
  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 7:10 PM
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    thanks guys

    I have no plans on doing anything else for a living, I even joke if I hit the powerball I would still swing wrenches and trouble shoot. Just sometimes it gets to be not as fun. Bill when it comes to oil burners you always come to mind when I have a question so I consider you the saving grace for the oil burner techs. If you lived closer to me I would just refer them all to you. and just keep my tech license for emergency use.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.
    cell # 413-841-6726
  • billtwocase billtwocase @ 10:10 PM
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    Thank you Charlie

    In this dog eat dog trade, praise of any kind goes a long way
  • Mad Dog Mad Dog @ 8:32 PM
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    Not my circus...not my monkeys..........

    Hysterical...Im gonna use this......Was that Copernicus????? Mad Dog
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