Joined on January 10, 2004
Last Post on September 3, 2008
@ September 3, 2008 5:32 PM in Radiant Design Service in RI/MA/CTHollywood, you can also call Dave on his cell which is 1-617-600-9410 it is much easier than going thru the office. Dave is an outside sales guy who is very rearly in the office. John
@ September 3, 2008 5:24 PM in Radiant Design Service in RI/MA/CTDan, Thanks for the heads up! Jeremy, you can give me a call on my cell 401-497-4330 or you can call Dave Marcotte and he will proberly give you my number. You can also e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. John Perry Jr
@ January 27, 2008 4:14 PM in Joel's stuff on TOHHey Jeff Iím right here! Yes, as Joel said, it was a collaborative effort of The New England Hydronic Heat Association. I was in charge of the Vitodens install along with the piping of the controls and manifolds and I helped Richard with the Radiant design so we got the right Wirsbo materials. Another company was in charge of the tubing install. It was fun to work with other companies to complete this project. It was fun to work with Richard, if anyone gets a chance to do a show with him do it! Just get an ankle bracelet for him with a beeper. Tomís guys were also great to work with all we had to do was ask for something and it was done. Jeff, are you going to HCT this year? I will be calling DF in the morning to see if he is going. John
@ October 3, 2007 7:47 PM in Taco EBV ValvesI have over 400 installed with maybe only 4 or 5 heads that went bad. Heads were replaced by Taco with no problems. They stand behind their products and are willing to listen to the end use of thier products to make the product better.
@ August 13, 2007 8:44 PM in Uponor ADSIf you use ADS 6 and use the head and flow for your mainfold return and supply line cals on the "Manifolds/Loops" page don't install the new update you won't have them any more.
@ June 28, 2007 11:11 AM in ADS replacementIf you use the program as I do and think that the pricing is always up to date as it should be think again. I have lost a good chunk of change and not to happy about it; because I depended on the programming to be up to date with the pricing and to top it off you canít change the prices manually in the database. Now there is going to be another price increase on July 1st. Hope the update comes out before the end of June.
@ June 6, 2007 7:40 AM in UponorWes is now the new game show host for Family Feud. Just kidding!
@ March 28, 2007 6:55 AM in Taco is the best!Grundfos does not have "The Great and all powerful JOHN BARBA!"
@ March 26, 2007 7:07 PM in Mini Camp bummerJohn I tried to help you out before and you messed it all up. There is still time for you to tell your lovely wife that part of your job description is that you must own a bike. Tell her that Johnny likes people who go riding with him and that it will be good for you. Johnny will stand behind you! Thats the kind of guy he is. You will be very happy with Taco they have allot of good people there.
@ March 1, 2007 7:29 AM in From our friends at Taco (Dan H.)This picture was taken just before Dan asked me "What if it don't work" What kind of question is that? Well Dan it worked,the whole 27,000 sqft,the other day with 2"-3" of snow. The only areas that had snow were the areas we didn't have tubing. I still can believe you asked me that question also thank you for leaveing your ants at home.
@ February 17, 2007 8:50 PM in Taco's new building (Dan H.)Hey Dan were going to get some Snow Sunday. I'll let you know how great it works. Thanks for leaving the Ants at home. Seriously it was nice to see you and your lovely wife.
@ January 26, 2007 10:15 PM in Servicemember requests advice...to us isn't like us coming home and jumping on the computer. He could be out on duty for up to 12 to 16 hrs and at the end just wants to drop. Then he might have to wait for an open computer to get on and check.
@ January 20, 2007 5:51 PM in OIL HEAT CARES AT GILLETTE STADIUM! (Dan H.)Dan count me in but, when I go to the web site I can't find where to register.
@ December 24, 2006 4:54 PM in From our friends at Taco (Dan H.)Johnny if everyone could see what I see at Taco they might be willing to give up their jobs and go work for you. To see so many people working and being happy doing it! Donít change anything you got the right idea! Merry Christmas! John Perry Advanced Comfort Systems, Inc.
@ December 17, 2006 6:02 AM in Free agentTim, is the boat sinking? With you leaving they have a big hole to fix. Who I'm going to call now that I can trust to help me fast? Make sure you let me know where you land. I will send you pictures of the first snow storm so you can see the system that we designed at Taco working. If you ever need anything give me a call!
@ December 16, 2006 4:06 PM in Pro Press with Solar ssytems?I was told NO enless we changed the rings inside the fitting. The information that I got wasn't all that sure even if we changed the rings so we didn't use propress.
@ December 11, 2006 8:40 PM in Contractors working togetherBrad, have you used these boilers before? If you did did you have any problems?
@ December 7, 2006 8:56 PM in Contractors working togetherThe job is located at Taco, it is the Snow-Melt system for there new warehouse facility loading dock area which is right off a street and no where to put snow.. The requirements for this system were it had to be show room quality showing off as many new products as Taco could supply. The Taco Load match program was used to design the piping layout with help from the Taco engineers. GREAT bunch of guys! Believe me when I say this it starts from the top down. The 4 Companies for this job were Advanced Comfort Systems, Inc., JV Mechanical, Inc, Domís Radiant Heat, and Gronski Plumbing and Heating. I sat down and designed the snow-melt tubing layout. I than called in my good buddy Tim Doran and got his inputs and changed some things around. Once the tubing layout was nailed down I went and sat down with Vic from JV Mechanical and we came up with the Mechanical room layout. Once the job started Advanced Comfort and Domís Radiant heat installed the tubing I think it came out to 9.8 miles of ĺ aquapex . We use 4Ē HDPE for the headers. The tubing took us about 6 days to install. Once we got into the boiler room it was Advanced Comfort, JV Mechanical and Gronski Plumbing and Heating. Vic talked us into using Propress. Most of the piping was 3Ē and 4Ē. I will never ever solder anything over 2Ē again and I think Steve will agree with me. If we had the room all to ourselves with no one else in there I think we could have completed all the piping in 2 days. I had the control panel designed to our specifications and it came out great. The item hanging on the wall is a Runni water heater for domestic hot water, safety showers and eye washes thru the new building with the solar as a supplement. The solar panels on the roof are Vitosol 300. The reason for two different 120gal tanks is we got one at a good deal. After doing this project I am looking forward to try and do more like it with the rest of our group we have here in New England. There were no personality issues and all our crews got along great! We are just about ready to fire it. Dan, you know I am ready able and willing to do a project with you. Have truck will travel.
@ December 7, 2006 4:53 PM in Contractors working togetherThis is what can happen when contractors get together. This is a 27,000 sqft Snow-Melt system installed by 4 different contractors working together. It was great! I tried to do this on a job with DF but, the job never came to life.
@ July 23, 2006 7:15 AM in Viessmann Vitolaplus 300 coming to USI was just starting to get all the stuff we can't have out of my head and you go and show the pictures of the training lab. Hey Rich and Harald WHEN?