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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?

Hi and thanks for the response

@ January 27, 2014 11:21 PM in How long in the shower?

I know, it's a dumb question. I just don't know what to say to the tenant. She describes how her hair is so complex at washing? I just don't know what to say. I feel silly even asking you. I believe everything is okay with the 40 gal. gas WH. Thanks again.

How long in the shower?

@ January 26, 2014 11:45 PM in How long in the shower?

Hi- Well I have a friend who has a new tenant in his rental. The tenant complains of only getting 15 minutes of hot water. Is there a golden rule out there that says how long a landlord must keep his tenants shower hot?. I'll just leave it at that.

I got the pictures

@ January 22, 2014 8:38 PM in Gateway + Aerco + Caleffi = nice job.

Good looking stuff. What's with the haters thing?

First a crash course

@ January 21, 2014 11:16 PM in monoflo help

Scroll up to the top of the site and click on systems. Click on hot water, then on circulars and then point of no pressure change. Also, wither the pump. For now just take the authors word for it. Explaining that in plain English is a trip.
If it were me I would remove those flow control valves (Ball valves for that matter) and throw on the pumps. Purge thoroughly
BTW while there I would stick the fill valve between the expansion tank and air separator

Pump location

@ January 21, 2014 8:40 PM in monoflo help

Putting the pumps where the flow control valves are now would allow both loops to see an increase in system loop pressure. You know, pumping away.

I agree, it will work

@ January 18, 2014 1:16 AM in Question about fitting on Backflow Preventer (BBFP) *with pics*

But what I'm wondering is how did Carl come up with 97.3 success rate and 2.7 as a no go?:) Ah, the mysteries abound. What ever came of the poor (27 out a 1000)souls?:)
Oh BTW Carl since you are an apparent numbers guy, do you any hot tips for Sundays football:)?
Until then I'll ponder this guys backflow preventer:)

Hi Jake

@ January 17, 2014 6:59 PM in Direct vent piping

Just curios, is the namestake ,from State Farm,have anything to do with the Insurace co.?

Hi Gary

@ January 17, 2014 5:56 PM in Water hammer noise after new gas boiler installed

BTW- While you're in the fixing stage you may want to get rid of that ell going the expansion tank and fill valve. That port is for air elimanation. All of that pipe has to be full of air. I'll leave it at that. Read the instuctions.Good luck and go Niners!

On those valves...

@ January 15, 2014 5:30 PM in Water hammer noise after new gas boiler installed

The wiring or terminals are on the inlet side on of the valve body. It appears the black circ.(on return)is pulling water from the wrong port of the ZV.
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