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Ken

Ken

Joined on July 22, 2003

Last Post on October 27, 2005

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A Danfoss...

@ October 27, 2005 2:25 PM in One-pipe Radiator Valves...

or Hoenywell TRV between the vent and rad is a great way to achieve individual control. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Right! but...

@ October 26, 2005 5:38 PM in Which combustion analyzer?

in four weeks I'll no longer live in NJ. We're moving to VT. No matter, we'll be back here often enough to ne in the 'hood, seeing the kids and grand kis. I'm leaning towards Testo as well. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Brands vs. models vs. price vs. performance

@ October 26, 2005 12:14 PM in Which combustion analyzer?

Age old question. Which make and model should we buy this time? Almost all manufacturer's had problems. Newer technology is evolving and it appears the "sensor poisoning" issues have been reduced to some extent with better designs. Reliability also seems to be enhanced. Our experience is that price has no bearing on quality. Please tell us what you use, how it works, the make and model and cost. We are sick over what we've spent on combustion analyzers in the past two years, given the fact that only one of five now works! To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Ditto

@ October 25, 2005 10:17 AM in We've lost a great American

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Doesn't look a day over

@ October 25, 2005 10:13 AM in Jamie's Birthday

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Doesn't look a day over

@ October 25, 2005 9:57 AM in Jamie's Birthday

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Just in time for a

@ October 25, 2005 7:33 AM in Perfect Storm?

7.5 on the Richter Scale... To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

In northern VT.,

@ October 24, 2005 7:36 PM in Perfect Storm?

Where we are in the process of building a SIPs house, a blizzard warning is up for the next two days. Ever bang nails in a blizzard in October? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

They are decent,

@ October 23, 2005 2:26 PM in Heat-Timer Varivalves

but pricey. They are also so small as to spit water when excess water vapor is in the vented air. The Gorton's (my all time favorite) have a large enough body to allow slowed, vapor laden air, to separate out before releasing the air. I have also had a lot of Heat Timer units blow out the seal/disk/cap when even the slightest water hammer is present. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Sorry,

@ October 23, 2005 2:17 PM in who makes...

I thought you were referring to a draft regulator. "Never mind..."

Sarah...

@ October 23, 2005 2:08 PM in Shame on OJ Plumbing

I do not know of any ethical contractor who demands full payment before any services are rendered. Perhaps a deposit, but not all up-front. However, I know of no client who would be so naieve as to pre-pay the entire amount, without some form of evidence that the job was done properly... Are we correct in asuming a "Board" of some sort, collectively made the decision to have this contractor be the one to do the work? Or was the work for your condo alone - allowing you to engage his services one on one, and not as part of the condo group? Can we assume there is one big steam boiler in the building, and each co-op owner is assesed a portion of the maintenance fees? We've been to Brooklynn more than a few times in the past month. We're in Rahway, about 10 minutes from the Goethals Bridge and S.I. If we can help, drop us a line To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

U

@ August 10, 2005 8:30 AM in Vapor system

dun just fine! To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Frank's right.

@ August 9, 2005 6:30 PM in Prepiping a boiler

I believe this is S.O.P. in all states and municipalities... If an inspector tells you of a violation, unsafe condition he sees, or finds something he does not understand, the "notice" of that violation must be in writing! That written notice, must cite the statute, applicable building code, or manufacturer's recommendation that is being compromised. In New Jersey, a strange rule is also in effect, I doubt this is the case on any other planet (or state); but if the code says things must be done a particular way, you must obey state code, EVEN IF IT IS AT ODDS WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS! If however, the state adopted code is silent, with regard to any specific, improper installation detail or issue, then the manufacturer's installation instructions becomes "code," and is just as enforceable as if written and adopted by the State. In NJ, an inspector who merely offers an opinion, alluding to a "possible" code violation, is in fact violating his oath of office, and can be disciplined for improper behaviour. Because these rules are widely known, very, very few inspectors fail in this regard. Most of them can cite chapter and verse! It is also code in NJ that all boiler installation manuals be left within arms reach and in plain view of the boiler. In the 35 years I've been at this, only two inspectors had no clue. I made sure the State knew about both of them. We are treated with utmost respect in those two municipalities. Word gets around. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

WHOA !!!

@ August 9, 2005 1:50 PM in Ultra-fin plates

You wrote, " Existing house has baseboard that I added all up and times by 600 to get the btu's of the house." ? That is NOT the way to do a heat load. I can see the lawyers in the gates now... To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

There was a

@ August 8, 2005 2:37 PM in gas boiler

Superior Boiler in Emmaus, PA - that went out of business, but we never heard of a new company by that name anywhere else, much less Brooklyn, NY! There are a few makers I never heard of because of extremely small regional presence; but that one is not a name I recognize. I would err on the side of safety and stick with a proven company that is a major player. The last thing you need is a boiler that cannot provide parts a few years down the road because they went belly up. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Bob,

@ August 4, 2005 1:09 PM in Any Ozzfest fans here?

We gotta go to Star Pizza, have a brewskies, pie and God knows what else when I get back from VT in a few days. I'll give you a call(:-o). To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

I think that

@ August 3, 2005 5:13 PM in you HAVE to see this copper repair job

may have been silver soldered in NYC! It's code dontchya know... To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Bill,

@ August 3, 2005 5:09 PM in Hi PSI goes to Lo PSI

The steam is 212. The air (initially) ambient @ 70°? Guess which is lighter? Guess which will displace which? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Next time I come

@ August 3, 2005 5:04 PM in Copper Pipe Expansion

across the Hudson, work on a 6+ story building with 4" copper water lines, that happens to be in NYC, and requires silver soldering, I'll take your advice. Until that time however... To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

I wonder how effective

@ August 3, 2005 4:52 PM in Copper Pipe Expansion

they are with 1/2 'M'... We're trying to solder copper tube, not anneal it! To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Quick-Lime

@ August 3, 2005 4:42 PM in Desiccants

is the answer you're looking for. At least that's what we find works best, but what's in the water and air that surrounds the tubes that's eating them up? Any chlorides perhaps? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Because...

@ August 3, 2005 4:39 PM in Copper Pipe Expansion

That ain't happenin' with even the biggest Turbo Torch. At least, not with 4" 'L'. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
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