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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?

Another Burnham V7 question

@ September 14, 2013 12:40 PM in Another Burnham V7 question

Well 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?

how about

@ 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!

Homer gas line

@ August 20, 2013 3:47 AM in conversion liability question

Thats 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.

In Homer Alaska?

@ August 19, 2013 8:21 PM in conversion liability question

My bet is you are just fine to touch anything like this!
BTW, how is the gas line thing going along?

Whew, holy cow Bob

@ July 30, 2013 2:44 PM in Gas Pressures

Now I don't mean to touch on your legal approach but you forgot the ever popular pain and suffering;)

Simon,can you post some pics.?

@ 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.

That would be trip..

@ 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?
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