Joined on December 15, 2006
Last Post on April 9, 2009
@ April 9, 2009 10:06 PM in Pex AL Pex & no plates for staple up ?Okay, I asked once before how one uses PAP in staple up without a bazillion couplings or kinks but no one seemed to have a cost effective solution, or indeed any solution. The minimal expansion has definite merit, but can it be done cost effectively? Just curious. Enda
@ March 19, 2009 10:30 AM in how is the work load in your neck of the woods?Suddenly people are having problems with our payment terms. For some reason they have reverted to wanting the subs to fund the projects, and I think we all know where that ends up. Now more than ever we need strong contracts so we can stay ahead monetarily.
@ March 19, 2009 10:25 AM in Duramax in a van or a Sprinter.I think it's time get rid of the gas hogs! Enda
@ March 18, 2009 11:15 PM in Duramax in a van or a Sprinter.Will, Call your local dealer -Autoworld Petaluma. You should be able to get a new Sprinter somewhere between $6-7K below msrp. They have a large dust covered inventory!! Enda
@ March 12, 2009 11:58 AM in SteamheadDo you have a manometer with which you can perform a Combustion Appliance Zone test? Anything above 5 pascals can potentially backdraft Enda
@ December 11, 2008 8:09 PM in King of Prussia Heads-UP (Dan H.)I'm moving to Maine, staying overnight in laramie en-route
@ November 24, 2008 12:45 AM in NEED SOME DIRECTION!Have you tried jumping the contacts on the thermostat to eliminate the possibility of a bad stat?
@ November 20, 2008 2:02 AM in The Wall, it's a good thingTry the cheese course at Les Bouchons de Francois Clerchttp://www.bouchonsdefrancoisclerc.com/images/home/001d_17.jpg You will not be disappointed. You may however, need to enlist help from the hotel concierge. Enda
@ November 2, 2008 1:10 AM in Pex Al Pex staple upI'd like to use pap on my next staple up, but am a little concerned about the possibility of kinking. Has anyone tried this with any success? If so, any tips or tricks would be helpful. Thanks all Ed
@ October 31, 2008 1:14 AM in No hot water to attic radiatorDan had a really good story on this. If you're getting water its not air, stop bleeding. Look at how the attic radiator is connected to the system, specifically the supply and return.
@ October 31, 2008 1:05 AM in Radiant Heat troubleBeen away from the site for a couple of days. Matt, do you know the length of the loop? Also, what is the make and model of the pump. We need to figure out why you have such a high delta T across that loop. Also, I may have missed this somewhere in the post, but what are we dealing with; staple up, gypcrete etc?
@ October 28, 2008 7:09 PM in Radiant Heat troubleSq. footage, size of tubing, length of end runs, size of circulator, design flow rate, actual flow rate etc.
@ October 7, 2008 1:57 AM in can't do solar installAnd I thought all those 'missing' pv panels were helping lower the pg&e bills for the weed growers in northern CA
@ August 22, 2008 9:51 PM in Munchkin MaintenanceDarin's right, the HTP website will tell you who has attended a training class. I'm not so sure it will tell you how experienced they are, so call and ask! Are you having some problem? I noticed you are looking for someone who is VERY experienced. If it's an annual service, we here on the wall can tell you which parts you should consider replacing. Enda
@ August 15, 2008 12:05 AM in Cell Phones (off topic)we've only had them a few weeks and now wonder how we survived before. My favorite feature is the GPS function. Doesn't talk to you like a navigation system, but will pinpoint an address which is usually all I need. There is also a very neat voicemail feature which allows you to view who left messages, and listen to any message you want without going through all the others. Enda
@ August 8, 2008 11:59 PM in A CO case in BrewerMy inlaws live on the other side of the river in bangor. It seems to be a common theme: no permits, no oversight, and no one accountable. Those of us with the knowledge and the training are constantly trying to justify the importance of working with fully licensed, bonded, and insured contractors. Are these building owners going to be held accountable? I think not!! Just two weeks ago, i shut down a job because of a badly deteriorated flue on the boiler. The management didn't like it, but agreed to fix it prior to any use or occupation of the building. If anyone has any doubts as to the seriousness of CO go to the Testo website and download their tutorial. Frightening stuff!! Sorry for the rant. I'm just glad they all survived Enda
@ August 7, 2008 12:29 AM in any 2 wheelers?This thread has kind of missed answering your original question. Find someone who can provide you with accurate fit measurements, either your local bike shop, or a sports medicine clinic. The sports medicine people will base their calculations on comfort and ergonomics, and because you experience either back or neck pain while riding, your health insurance may even cover the significant costs involved. Once you know what fits, either go to your local bike shop, or go online to bikesdirect, and find something in your budget. little upgrades can make a big difference, just don't trust the guy who has you stand over the bike and tells you that if you have two inches between the bar and your nu#$ you have the right size. Enda
@ August 5, 2008 11:49 PM in any 2 wheelers?You're in luck if you haven't ridden a road bike in a few years. Go carbon for comfort! Most of the better frames have a sloping top tube which has the advantage of better torsional rigidity so you won't feel so much flex when you get to the BC climbs. Also, the type of carbon makes quite a difference. If you're a 140lb climber the ultra stiff high modulus might be what you need. However, if you value comfort go for low modulus which you will find much more compliant. Components: Shimano ultegra or dura-ace will feel crisp and intuitive out of the box. Campy takes a little time to 'bed in', and has a fanatical following. As far as I know, only eight Tours de France have been won on non-campagnolo equipped bikes. Get yourself a really good saddle like Fizik (but not a cheap version) If you have a lot of hills consider getting a compact crank like a 50/34, with a 12/27 cassette on the rear. Make sure the pedals you get have some 'float' to protect your knees. The bottom line will set you back anywhere from 2K to 15K, but no matter how much you spend, the fit is most important. Just like sizing boilers rules of thumb won't get you exactly what you need. Local high end bike shops that should have the neccessary equipment to get you on the correct size bike. Happy riding, Enda
@ June 16, 2008 11:07 PM in Hydronic prosThanks all. I just changed over to office 2007 and I think that's where I'm having problems. Enda
@ June 16, 2008 8:11 PM in Hydronic prosThanks Alan, I've tried this and also email@example.com Both keep getting bounced back