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@ June 11, 2014 8:53 PM in Shower flow problem

So I show up with a ice tea pitcher with increments and a clock with a second hand. It came out at 3.3 gpm, plenty. I show it to the HO and she swears the flow is much greater than before, fine with me. I said these terrible pipes have a life of their own.
On a side note, have you ever noticed that all shower complaints come from women?Being far from a chauvinist ,I just happened to notice;)

Shower flow problem

@ June 11, 2014 1:04 AM in Shower flow problem

So I have a house with 70 year old Galv. pipes. Believe you me these pipes have arteriosclerosis.With a new pressure balanced valve the HO says the flow from the shower head isn't good enough. It seem the flow from the tub spout is a little weak. This is a charity project and is real frustrating.Any help would be appreciated.


@ June 4, 2014 8:13 AM in Joe the Toe, overloaded!

I wonder how many people recognize that word. We were just in Carmack.

To pay or not to pay, that is the question.

@ May 31, 2014 4:05 AM in Heat load calc( to pay, or not to pay)

I'm here wondering just what Shakespeare would have to say about this dilemma:) 

My take on it was...

@ May 8, 2014 9:40 AM in Should I be concerned about this PEX and UV?

Farming out there?:)

Thanks for the input

@ May 7, 2014 4:57 PM in About tubing

It just struck me as odd that one level would have barrier tubes and the other not. Also this water heater thing is a gem. These people have no cash shortage. Just thinking out loud.THX

About tubing

@ May 5, 2014 8:36 PM in About tubing

I was a job today ( I thought I was done with this) and saw two tubing brands that I suspected were not barrier tubings. I tried to see the name of the red one and I think Infloor was the brand? Just dunno.
The other was a a dull white with no markings. I know this is not a lot to go on. The heat source is bradford white water heaters and have failed twice in the last ten years.  I know, great system. It's the tubing thing that's first though.

I think it's a great idea...

@ May 4, 2014 1:29 PM in Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarm Interlock

and so what if something else shuts off the heater. Nuisance trips would be avoided by just no longer barbecuing in the boiler room;)

mold and dizziness

@ April 24, 2014 6:03 AM in mold and dizziness

I have a friend who believes mold in her house is the cause of her dizziness. She claims that when she is away for couple of days it's gone. I just acted as the GC in remodeling both bathrooms. I'm not too sure of the mold issue.
Here's my thought. She has a bunch of house plants. Could house plants (which seem in good shape) affect air quality so as to cause dizziness? We took one old and decaying plant out and she she claims a benefit.
She has already dropped 30k on medical test and the ball is now in my court. Also her house is very clean. THX

I got it!

@ April 22, 2014 11:10 AM in A little help deciphering.

As you can see from the character on the left of the first drawing and the character of the the second that it's apparently Harvey. Now the first drawing shows what appears to be flames.
Written above it reads My dragon for warmth.
See Haight-Ashbury is not all lost :)
I'll verify with my grandaugther


@ April 14, 2014 10:32 PM in Happy Passover

Easy on that wine now;) Shalom

overblown? hmm

@ March 21, 2014 10:46 PM in are asbestos risks overblown?

I had a conversation with one of the original asbestos lawyers a couple years ago. It all started back in the 70's. Class action status was granted by the court and all the hoopla started. Prior to that people never even heard of asbestos. Industry was in fact dealing on a case by case with claims, then class action status made asbestos a household name.
The people that were harmed were people who worked with the stuff for many years and industry knew of it's danger. That was the kicker.
What I was told is that on a case by case basis it can be overblown, and it's a great product. This lawyer tells me about 60% of his work is asbestos related on both sides of the table. I trust this guy more than anyone, he's my brother.
Oh ya, don't smoke, that is a real point of contention during litigation! Asbestos or not.

Same problem but in reverse

@ March 19, 2014 10:40 PM in Has a sink hole ever tried to swallow up a boiler you service?

Some time ago I saw houses in AK going up and down but never a sink hole. Of course it's all location ,location, location. The rigid gas lines is where things got really funky. I was warned by an inspector of trouble with frost heaving in the area. He mentioned his own house. I came up with the idea if supporting the boiler from above  This was one of fifteen minutes of fame things.
We took beams, Threaded rod and supported a platform for the boiler and W.H. from the footing. Of course Tim's boiler must weigh about a ton. But let the ground sink all the way to China:)

Didn't mean to be rude

@ March 4, 2014 7:09 PM in Opportunity Knocks

I hope no offense was taken. The writer was commenting on heath issues

Even more curiosity

@ March 4, 2014 6:46 PM in Opportunity Knocks

A few weeks back there was an article on MSN about some rather large fellow.The writer was a Kelly Holohan. Same Kelly?

50% improvement?

@ February 21, 2014 4:54 PM in Help!! staple-up insulation foil myth

Is he saying the fuel bills will drop that much? As long as the R-19 is installed nicely, not a chance.  
Last time I checked a home inspectors job was to find defects.                               

Just curios Dan

@ February 19, 2014 7:18 PM in Looking for book recommendations!

Has anyone ever returned your books? I have 3 of yours laying around the house and people that have nothing to do with heating will browse through them.

Man, you got a project

@ February 9, 2014 2:01 AM in Where to put Air Eliminator

First off, what's the deal with the fill-trol valve and the tank almost on the floor?

I'll second the question

@ February 5, 2014 10:57 PM in How, exactly does

I've put in several of Alphas and told the HO how great the thing is. It's a little awkward to not have a decent answer for such a neat gizmo. But they love the LED numbers:)

Happy Super Bowl

@ February 2, 2014 2:58 AM in Happy Super Bowl

I'm thinking Denver. All the best!

Hi Larry

@ January 31, 2014 11:09 PM in A new show

Sounds nice! That drought thing  there seems pretty wild, even by CA standards. Someone once said that CA will never be without a drought. I believe it. I'll tune in.

It strikes me odd...

@ January 28, 2014 9:50 PM in burnham ES2 pilot assembly

Now never touched a ES2. But that the thing even has a pilot?
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