Joined on July 22, 2008
Last Post on March 4, 2014
@ November 2, 2013 4:54 AM in The BritishSo 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 houseGordy-Just what did the pellet suppliers do?
@ 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!
@ 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:)!
@ 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:)
@ October 13, 2013 11:38 PM in Picture from a Lochinvar WHN-55 installationBut after searching all the Pics. I still can't find Dear old Dads hemp.:)?
@ 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?
@ September 14, 2013 12:40 PM in Another Burnham V7 questionWell last winter I had a V7 with a cracked heat exchanger. I posted the issue here and received quite a bit of feedback. I gathered the problem stemmed from thermal shock. The V7 had a real thin section in it's casting and it cracked a lot.
Well now I've been presented with a project to move a perfectly fine V7 to a garage so as to make room for a laundry room. I have an idea and was wondering if it's worth the trouble. Here it is.
Would piping it P/S eliminate or at least mitigate the cracking problem? I think the HO is going to question the whole thing. A buffer tank or hydraulic separator would be a tough sell. Just looking for some affirmation.THX.
@ September 3, 2013 10:45 PM in what does the "f and m" mean in f&m fing?What's a fing?
@ September 3, 2013 10:45 PM in what does the "f and m" mean in f&m fing?Female and male?:) I don't even know what the thing is!
@ August 20, 2013 3:47 AM in conversion liability questionThats an exciting project for sure. It's too bad some branches are too cost prohibitive.
I understand you replaced Rich C's boiler up in Anchor Point a few months ago. He said running a line to him would cost a small fortune.
I think we have ran into each other at Rich's place. It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1999. He ran the place out of oil. I had flown down from Anchorage.
@ August 19, 2013 8:21 PM in conversion liability questionMy bet is you are just fine to touch anything like this!
BTW, how is the gas line thing going along?
@ July 30, 2013 2:44 PM in Gas PressuresNow I don't mean to touch on your legal approach but you forgot the ever popular pain and suffering;)
@ July 26, 2013 5:48 PM in floor made of framing planks turned on edge: radiant heat below and finish above?I mean plenty of them ,like the neighborhood. Being from there it would be a trip!
Oh BTW Fairbanks has been over 85 degrees lately. It's been cookin' up here this summer.
@ July 23, 2013 1:51 PM in steel compression tanks collapsing?you know, to watch a 55 gallon drum implode.
BTW in Dan's Pumping Away book, on page 21, he mentions, and has a diagram of a tank collapsing. Hmm
@ July 23, 2013 1:38 PM in I was all set to order my boiler...TT is top shelf to be sure. And now for the mystery question. How did they get a name like Triangle Tube?
@ June 25, 2013 3:56 PM in Fitting questionAbout 25 years ago I plumber friend of mine noticed a street ell in a gas piping system I did. I was told that you shouldn't ever use St. ells in a gas system because the male section of it has a reduced inside diameter than regular pipe.
Well 25 years later I just heard the same thing
BTW the inspector never said anything and only now did I hear this again.
Truth or fiction?
@ June 22, 2013 1:48 PM in DumbWhen you two aren't doing heating...You're writers for a fortune cookie company?:)
@ June 20, 2013 6:09 PM in DumbI'm confused. Now back to our fearless leaders original post. Let me see if I have this right.
1) Guy walks into Ford dealer.
2) Gut sits and reads some auto enthusiast periodicals praising vehicles other than Fords
3) Guy meets with salesman.
4) Guy drives off lot with new Ford product.
5) Car dealer goes to bank.
Believe you me I'm no stranger to the word dumb
Man that word covers plenty of ground.
Hope this helps:)
@ June 13, 2013 4:25 PM in How the Europeans do it?Chris, where here in LA did you attend school and when? I briefly attended the public system there. What I remember most was the court ordered busing to my school in Woodland Hills. What a different world!
@ June 8, 2013 10:31 AM in Buy AmericanLook at it from their point of view. Every day they wake up the trillion dollar plus of US debt, they bought, is worth less everyday. But they're still buying. So things do come around full circle:).