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Howard

Howard

Joined on October 23, 2007

Last Post on April 19, 2013

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Does anyone make a mini-split with 8 indoor units and 1 each 4-ton heat pump unit, 3-phase?

@ April 19, 2013 12:53 PM in Does anyone make a mini-split with 8 indoor units and 1 each 4-ton heat pump unit, 3-phase?

Does anyone make a mini-split with 8 indoor units and 1 each 4-ton heat pump unit, 3-phase?  Thanks!

Those were the days, my friend, we thought…

@ September 29, 2012 1:51 PM in Those were the days, my friend, we thought…

From the “Handbook of Construction Techniques” about in 1960
 
Keeping a Cool Head
 
After experiencing severe headaches for several days while wearing his metal safety helmet in the hot sun, Ray Vaught, a foreman with E. E. Barber & Sons of Texarkana, Ark., came up with a cool idea to take the heat off his head.  He put a 1-ft-square piece of 3/16-in.-thick asbestos inside his helmet as an insulator.
 
The marked difference in temperature between a lined and unlined helmet was clearly evident by touch.  By strapping a thermometer inside an asbestos-lined helmet, Ray found that the temperature inside was as much as 20 deg cooler than the temperature outside.  It wasn’t long before everyone on the job had adopted his idea for keeping a cool head.

What type of antifreeze should.....

@ December 15, 2011 4:44 PM in What type of antifreeze should.....

What type of antifreeze should I use in the radiant floor?  It needs to be protected to +10*F.  Thanks in advance!

Geothermal: WaterFurnace, want to sell!

@ August 20, 2011 10:50 AM in Geothermal: WaterFurnace, want to sell!

Model number E072 TR011 NBDSSA. 6 ton unit. 
S/N WJ2560
This was put in and ran for about 2 months.  I have the manuals for it.  Meets the Energy Star requirements for 2011. 98606, 360-904-0940
$2000 obo

Wire mesh is rusty...

@ August 6, 2011 11:09 AM in Wire mesh is rusty...

...Will it cause a problem?  Going in the middle of a 4" concrete pour to support the PEX tubing.  Thanks!

Radiant heating, under the subfloor

@ March 29, 2009 12:39 AM in Radiant heating, under the subfloor

What is the name of long, thin aluminum strap that attaches to the 1/2" PEX about 1" or 2" below the subfloor?

What is the maximum temperature gypcrete can be exposed to?

@ January 14, 2009 8:11 AM in What is the maximum temperature gypcrete can be exposed to?

The specs on the gypcrete are: 1-1/2", 2500 PSI "Levelrock RH". Thanks!

What stapler do I use?

@ September 5, 2008 7:43 PM in What stapler do I use?

What do you think? Gypcrete - I am thinking about buying a Peter Mangone RB-6 Pneumatic Clip Gun - PEX Tubing to wood. This can be used to attach PEX to the top of a subfloor. Howard

The tube

@ July 5, 2008 3:04 PM in Underfloor heating, radiant tubes - what type of insulation?

is free in the joist bays. 3/4 inch.

Underfloor heating, radiant tubes - what type of insulation?

@ July 5, 2008 2:27 PM in Underfloor heating, radiant tubes - what type of insulation?

Underfloor heating, radiant tubes - what type of insulation should I use between the floor joists? There is room for R-38, fiberglass. Should I use fiberglass, pink board, or reflective? Thanks! Howard

Underfloor heating, radiant tubes

@ July 4, 2008 4:10 PM in Underfloor heating, radiant tubes

I am installing radiant tubes, underfloor. Does any one know what kind of insulation I should use between the floor joists? There is room for R-38 (fiberglass). Do we use fiberglass, pink board, or reflective? Thanks! Howard