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KCA

Joined on November 21, 2004

Last Post on January 21, 2014

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Warm Weather shut down..

@ October 15, 2008 8:01 PM in Cycles/ Hour ?

Hahahhaaa.. If there is one.. I posted a question on the Wall about overseas employment and Dan told me that you were in the south.. Any openings? :) I spent a lot of time in Greenland back in 1980.. what a place.. I imagine that Antartica is just as beautiful in a pristine kinda way.. I remember flying over the water going to Thule.. Couldn't tell where the water was or where the land was.. everything was white.. The sky too!! LOL... :-) Ken To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Hey Carol..

@ October 15, 2008 7:24 PM in Cycles/ Hour ?

I hear that your in Antartica? What do you use as your WWSD point? LOL.... :-) Ken Ament Used to be Ambery Mechanical Co. in Colorado Springs.. To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

My Office

@ October 15, 2008 7:22 PM in Reflective panels

Used to be out of a 1950's ranch home. We retrofitted the old (2) gravity furnaces with radiators and in-floor radiant heating.. I mean.. what else would I do..LOL.. Anyway.. When we installed the rads I made a point to install some al. foil. behind the rads and left one without to use as a bench mark.. Wonderful results.. :) I've also used in-wall radiant before and always use a reflective material between the system and the cold temp. whatever it might be.... Also I recommend painting the roof with a reflective paint before roofing.. :) Fun stuff... :-) KC To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Just did..

@ October 15, 2008 12:07 PM in Overseas Employment

Thanks.. Just posted a resume there.. :-) KC To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Elections?

@ October 15, 2008 10:26 AM in Overseas Employment

I am deeply worried about this country and it's direction. But no ME.. I'm not running away.. :) At least not from that.. How's life in Denver? To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Who do I call?

@ October 15, 2008 10:09 AM in Overseas Employment

And what's their number?? :) To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

@ October 14, 2008 8:51 PM in Removing a section from a boiler

Ya know.. if you want to downsize it.. You can adjust the manifold pressure.. I'm not familiar with the boiler that you mentioned but generally lowering the pressure lowers the BTU output.. just watch for condensing.. :-) KC To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

@ October 14, 2008 8:48 PM in Overseas Employment

Worked in Greenland 25 years ago or so.. It was a eye opening time. How do you get in touch with the embassy's Thanks for all you posts.. :-) KC To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Overseas Employment

@ October 11, 2008 7:25 PM in Overseas Employment

Hi All.. Does anyone know where I might go to find overseas employment in the hydronics or plumbing fields? Thanks :-) Kc To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Circulator position

@ February 26, 2008 8:16 PM in basic boiler questions

Hi Allen; It's a good practice to install the circulator on the Supply (outlet) side of a boiler. I'm not familiar with the Utica but I pulled it up on the Net and it appears that the boiler comes with a circulator. The 007 has such a low head that it probably doesn't matter but a higher head circulator could cause problems. The pressure from the circulator adds itself to the working pressure and results in something that could blow off the pressure relief. Other issues exist as well. You might ask the manufacturer but I can't think of a reason. :) The best book to read for this type of info is Pumping Away.. likely in the bookstore as our host wrote it. Hope this helps :-) KCA To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Condensing vrs non condensing

@ February 26, 2008 11:11 AM in basic boiler questions

Hi Bryan.. I would have thought that you would have received more thoughts on this issue. It is a controversial issue to some extent though. In my thoughts the condensing boiler is better used in a situation where the water demand is at or below 120deg F. In a radiant heating application or possibly in a baseboard application where you would have designed the baseboard to operate at these temperatures at a given outdoor temperature. I would think that a reset control would be the minimum to use in this design. In a situation where you are replacing a boiler within a 40 year old design and aren't initially considering a control to operate it, the non condensing boiler would be a way to go. Now the question of Cast-iron vrs. copper tube. Come on guys!! can't we give more opinions than mine? :) I've got to run but I'll watch this post and if no one comes on to give an opinion then I'll come back.. ;) :-) KCA To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Vitoden 200

@ September 22, 2006 10:04 AM in Vitogen 200

Good Morning everyone.. I have an issue with a Viessmann Vitoden 200 where it shuts off every once in a while (day or two) because it doesn't rectify. Actually I've come into this issue way after the fact and the owners are ready to replace the boiler now. Anyone out there have a similer issue? :-) Ken To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Vitoden 200

@ September 22, 2006 10:03 AM in Vitogen 200

You might try

@ April 10, 2006 1:49 PM in Hi-velocity AC

The Samsung systems. I have a ductless split system in my office and home and love it.. Here is a web page http://www.amgair.com/products_dvm.html Worth looking into.. :) Kca To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

So have you used any?

@ April 10, 2006 12:49 PM in One more time for the \"BEKA\" system

Or did you just check it out? Have they overcome condensate issues. I mean other than giant dehumidifiers? Apparently the HO went to Germany to check out the manufacturer and now he wants to install it in his home. I'm overjoyed that I can get involved in it but then again I'm a little nervous because I know the limitations. :-) Kca To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Knocking?

@ April 10, 2006 12:17 PM in Laars problem unit

Hi There.... Knocking usually comes from a lack of flow. What is the DT of the Supply & Return? :-) Kca To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Thanks

@ April 9, 2006 5:38 PM in One more time for the \"BEKA\" system

Mark... I did "Google" It and found Karo and the like but wanted to see if anyone actually had hands on experiance with it. As always thanks for the reply amigo :-) Ken To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Thanks

@ April 9, 2006 5:37 PM in One more time for the \"BEKA\" system

> Try googling BEKA radiant cooling, and Karo
> radiant cooling pops up. One in the same?
>
> Any
> way, the problem with radiant cooling, if it can
> be perceived as a problem, is the variable dew
> point. You either have to control the Relative
> Humidity within the space, or the surface
> temperature.
>
> Suggest you make sure whatever
> system you choose has the proper approvals of the
> code on it, which is a slight problem at
> present...
>
> ME

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One more time for the \"BEKA\" System

@ April 9, 2006 5:15 PM in One more time for the \"BEKA\" system

I figured that many more guys will be here over the weekend and thought that I'd ask one more time about the BEKA system. Aparently it's a Neuvo Radiant AC system utilizing a mat W/ 3/8" tubs. I'm being asked to look into it and eventually install one but wanted to see if you guys have had any experiance with one. Thanks :-) Kca To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

BEKA System?

@ April 5, 2006 1:46 PM in BEKA System?

Hi Guys.. We are being asked to look at installing a BEKA heating and cooling system. They are Mats and they say that they cool with radiant. Has anyone worked with this? :-) KCA To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

BEKA System?

@ April 5, 2006 1:46 PM in BEKA System?

Hi Guys.. We are being asked to look at installing a BEKA heating and cooling system. They are Mats and they say that they cool with radiant. Has anyone worked with this? :-) KCA To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"

Also

@ March 17, 2005 10:53 AM in So Boiler is Oversize, What are my Options?

You can cut back on the "Manifold pressure" That will cut back on the BTU output. Short of buffers (I liked the suggestion of using the domestic side arm as a buffer. I've done that for years with little or no respect from my peers) It's the most economical way.. Manifold pressure. :-) Ken To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
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