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Actually it's sick

@ December 3, 2013 11:40 AM in Something New

Here is yet another horrible example of how people trivialize guns.

The way I see it is this...

@ December 2, 2013 5:24 AM in Slow leak at joint (picture)

I think we all should fly into this guys town, be picked up, and go over and fix it. All expense paid :) Of course RFB!


@ November 27, 2013 10:49 PM in Boiler T&P valve drips

Oh yea, that's the last words spoken to a Jewish turkey before it's executed and thrown in the oven;)
Now in keeping with the site topic, has anyone ever done a CO reading next to a Menorah?
Also, here is the hot tip, it's Green Bay minus 6.
Now go eat everything in sight! Happy Everything!


@ November 26, 2013 8:59 PM in air collecting in one baseboard only

Is this thing Monoflow?

Because turning the valve...

@ November 26, 2013 12:31 PM in Effluent lift station

would let the flapper thingy lay flat and make the valve pointless-no?

Effluent lift station

@ November 22, 2013 1:53 AM in Effluent lift station

Can someone offer some tips on making a lift station pump not go bang when it stops.

Imagine that

@ November 21, 2013 10:41 PM in Hydronic Hell

The length of 3 football feilds of tubing with an i.d. the size of a pencil. Also its an open system.Yikes!
Just curios Alaskan, just where in AK is this? I feel real bad for you.

Surely an engineering marvel

@ November 19, 2013 3:25 PM in One of the many reasons...

Walking through those boats is awesome. The name thing is a bit odd to me. When do we get the Richard Nixon:)?

Yeah, it's a trip!

@ November 15, 2013 12:12 AM in Steam powered box factory

Imagine that soo long ago. I grew up in the area. Actually all of CA. I went to a private high school about 2 hours away. The mill is in Oak Run. Nice stuff! 

The way I see it is...

@ November 9, 2013 4:18 PM in Slow leak at joint (picture)

With a thread that's 7 weeks old and the original guy hasn't been heard from, it's fixed:) But the drama continues.

Are you sure Mark?

@ November 7, 2013 11:14 PM in pumping away PONPC

I wonder what Stephen Hawking has to say about all this:)?

somethings fishy here

@ November 7, 2013 7:54 PM in Laars Endurance Help Advice What Next?

16 pounds is the incoming city pressure?

What I'm wondering is?

@ November 7, 2013 2:53 AM in Laars Endurance Help Advice What Next?

What does cutting bait have anything to do with why the guy can't have a hot shower?

Always a tough explanation

@ November 3, 2013 1:56 AM in pumping away PONPC

This PONPC thing is so simple but tough to explain. I've read about Henry's law, Boyle's law and Dan's soda pop bottle in his book Pumping Away. It's all still tough to understand.
Then I had an awakening. An expansion tank is identical to a pressure tank on a well system which is the same as a city water line.
Now say you had a closed loop in your house with a circ on it. Forget about a boiler there. If you put the city pressure right at the discharge spot of the circ. the suction side would see a reduction of pressure. Now put the city line on the return and a increase in pressure will occur at the discharge. Now the benefit here is to snag all the air out there and bring it home to be released.
Now could that circulator control expansion tank or pressure tank or city water pressure? The pump isn't going to pull water out of nowhere and shove it up the tank.
Pump operation can't affect incoming pressure. With it's modest function the expansion tank packs a lot of importance.
Always a tough explanation.

The British

@ November 2, 2013 4:54 AM in The British

So once again I get hit with a question which I didn't have a decent answer for. Here it is.
Why did the British get all the credit for a measure of heat?
Why wasn't it the German, French, or Mexican thermal unit? Why the British thermal unit?


@ October 31, 2013 8:46 PM in Looking for alternatives to heating my old, large house

Gordy-Just what did the pellet suppliers do?

To frack or not to frack?

@ October 29, 2013 1:52 AM in The Blessed Technology of Fracking . . .

That is the question... I don't know the answer but I wish I was at F
enway to see the sox win:)
Now the conspiracy threory has it that the Sox will intentionally lose to force a game 7 as to force an increase in hot dog and beer sales. Well I'm on board for all of it;)
Happy fracking and Halloween!

Agreed, Tim

@ October 28, 2013 3:08 PM in The Blessed Technology of Fracking . . .

Towards the end I was expecting the sign off of a certain news show, you know, Fair-Balanced:)!

What I would like to see...

@ October 18, 2013 1:54 AM in Heat loss for logs?

is a shot from a thermal imaging camera on a cold night


@ October 17, 2013 10:44 PM in What's the thingamabobbie?

I noticed the rust stain below the discharge pipe. I wonder where the expansion tank is. Or in other words, beats me:)

Nice install and nice Pics.

@ October 13, 2013 11:38 PM in Picture from a Lochinvar WHN-55 installation

But after searching all the Pics. I still can't find Dear old Dads hemp.:)?

i don't know...

@ September 18, 2013 2:51 PM in Tankless piping 101...

The first thing Ithought of was a toilet mixing valve?
But more importantly, just what is a cold sammich? Or a hot one ? And why would you want to defeat said sammich?
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