Joined on January 15, 2008
Last Post on April 15, 2008
@ April 15, 2008 7:41 AM in One for the music buffs...Thanks for the info, M. All very interesting. A CD with 10 cover songs costs a minimum of $910, plus the costs to record the songs, burn the CD, and art work. Ouch!
@ April 9, 2008 10:44 AM in A message from Pinball - Al BrunoI have 2 sisters who have had to endure this pain as well. Al, over time the pain will be easier to deal with, but will never go away. Lean on family and all your friends as needed. Keep the memories alive and smile when you think of him.
@ April 8, 2008 9:38 AM in Top Ten Songs of Years Gone ByI must be getting old. I find it hard to believe that the 2007 songs will go down in history like the ones from the 60's. Or that most of the artists will be remembered even 2 years from now. Buy U A Drank? Gimme a break. Of course, I'm sure my father felt the same way. He called all the music I listened to "Kook" music. I am trying to keep on top of all that happens with music, not the "People Magazine" events, but the actual music. I have a tough time with Rap, and never been much of a country fan.
@ April 4, 2008 3:42 PM in Steam/Hot water questionBTU's from counting radiation. Typically we are using Smith, sometimes Crown. Just the current deal with the supply house. Thanks for the info Frank.
@ April 4, 2008 2:25 PM in Steam/Hot water questionShould have included that info. Hot water is from a coil. The loop is one floor up. I don't see this set up very often. The only one I remember going to made gurgling noises every time the circulator started up. Of course that system was a mess with a boiler leaking into the fire box.
@ April 4, 2008 12:17 PM in This week in MusicThis week in 1964 the Beatles set a record that would be hard for any performer to repeat. Their songs occupied the top 5 spots on the Billboard's Top Pop charts. In all they had 45 top 40 hits in the US, 20 of those went to number 1. Simply amazing.
@ April 4, 2008 10:35 AM in hydro airMaybe an easy way to think of the coil. It has the potential for 90,000 BTU's at design conditions. But if you give it less hot water of slow down the air air going across it. it will put out less heat. The coil can only use what you give it. Kind of like a car on a drag strip. Maybe the car has the potential of doing the quarter mile in 12 seconds, but only if you give it full throttle. Give it less gas, it won't go as fast. Yeah, size the boiler to the need of the house. Your contractor wants to use a bigger coil because one with the right size BTU rating would be to small for the ductwork.
@ April 4, 2008 8:23 AM in Steam/Hot water questionWe have a customer with a V-34 Burnham steam. There is an Everhot on the unit that is being used for a hot water loop. The radiation on the loop measures out to 50K BTUs. The steam radiation comes out to just over 100K BTUs. we have to come up with ideas to change the boiler. Looking for your thoughts on the hot water. We are thinking a flat plate heat exchanger off the new boiler. any ideas?
@ April 3, 2008 1:50 PM in Roth oil tank pros out there?Stay away from 2 pipe and multiple tanks. And make sure that the Roth vent alarm is used. The regular type sit too high in the tank and can result in over fills. Bottom line - use all Roth parts. A call to Roth is also a good idea. I have gotten very good tech support from them.
@ April 3, 2008 1:46 PM in Big Ugly NYC '08?If it is not on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, most dates should work. For me, the end of July, beginning of August is NG.
@ April 3, 2008 1:37 PM in New GigI know exactly what you are talking about. Went through the same thing. I started in this business back in '81. Worked in oil service for 14 years. Then became a project sales guy for a mechanical contractor, then their GM for 4 rough years. Then an outside sales position for a wholesaler, definitely not my cup of tea and the numbers proved it. Now, full circle, I'm back in oil as the field supervisor of a great company. I love them, they love me, can't see ever leaving here. Of course, my first choice would have been trophy husband:-)
@ April 1, 2008 12:20 PM in baseboard for indoor pool roomSlant Fin used to make a beautiful extruded aluminum baseboard. Don't know if they still make it or not.
@ March 31, 2008 3:35 PM in Our first Home Show .... s milneAt a previous employer we did a few home shows. I built a hydroair system, complete with boiler, indirect, condensing unit, and a horizontal air handler. We had a corner booth. I put a small fan in the air handler and positioned it so that as people came across the isle on the end the air blast would hit them. They'd turn to see what it was and look right into our booth. We got a lot of work from those shows. Sounds like you definitely did it right, Scott. Prepare to be busier.
@ March 31, 2008 1:19 PM in IS THIS SAFE?Don't use copper when it will in contact with the steam. It can be used for the return piping below water level.
@ March 31, 2008 12:44 PM in Lights out! for Earth HourWell, I did my part and turned all the lights off for the hour. Of course, I turned on all the TV's and computers in the house so I could see as I walked around. ...maybe that wasn't the idea... It seems to me that all I do every day is turn off lights in my house. If you are a Dad you know what I mean.
@ March 28, 2008 10:09 AM in VIRUS ALERT!!!! HERE ON THE WALL (ME)I sent him a couple this AM. I'm sure he's knee deep in it and working on the solution. In the mean time I've changed my email address to pfredricks at standardoil dot net
@ March 27, 2008 4:30 PM in What Are You Listening To?:-) YouTube is blocked at work. What a bummer. I always have to wait till I get home. Edit: Wait a minute. That is the British actor, right? I had no clue. I still have no clue!!!
@ March 27, 2008 3:43 PM in Technician appearance surveydone
@ March 26, 2008 4:13 PM in Oh, ScottIt's all good! My wife has Individual Choice on LP. Always like the Computer incantations track. Hey Rick, check out this article: http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/darien/30794.shtml
@ March 26, 2008 7:20 AM in It's a boy!! (The Youngster)I can't believe it took you 5 hours to post the great news. I'd think that starting a new thread on The Wall would be the first thing you'd do, then inform the rest of the family. Congratulations!