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@ June 11, 2014 9:13 AM in Donley Bros. Co. Vented ash clean out

This is my house, and those are original. Donley was in clevland Ohio. I rebuilt the outside one this year. Re do on the fire brick, pointing etc.

One door in the bottom of the outside one the damper wont slide shut. Im sure these doors were on coal fired heating equipment. Id liked to find one to replace it not a huge deal just would finish off my rehab nicely.

Dont make stuff like they use to.

Donley Bros. Co. Vented ash clean out

@ June 11, 2014 6:22 AM in Donley Bros. Co. Vented ash clean out

Anyone ever come across this style?

Agree with Hot Rod

@ June 8, 2014 9:49 PM in Any way to retrofit radiant over already finished ceiling?

Go with panel rads. I was looking at the window trim also looks close for ceiling radiant build up detail. Not to mention ceilings look in good condition.

Yes I have

@ June 5, 2014 10:57 PM in Does anyone remenber the Milwaukee Valve Company

Their Brass Manifolds from the 50's on my radiant system

Your buying the power source

@ June 3, 2014 7:23 PM in ANYONE

When ever you purchase cordless.

Its crazy you can buy a combo kit with the lith batteries for the cost of replacement batteries. Thats what I do. You end up with more duplicate tools, but it makes more economical sense.

I like Porter Cable, Bosch, Milwaukee they all have thier niches. Dont wast the extra dollars on 24volt your not getting that much more performance once you pull the trigger.

Kurt is Right

@ June 3, 2014 5:57 AM in Time to pull the trigger

They are added. Sorry the P/S side of my brain tried to over take the direct connect side.


@ June 2, 2014 8:59 PM in Time to pull the trigger

The head of the emitter side, and the boiler side are not added together like my previous post sounds to indicate, so your around 4.7' of head total. You could tighten up the delta on the emitter end to 10 or 12 degrees, but that increases pump head by double, and may be out of the Viro pump curve. Maybe Kurt has a different option.

IF your heat loss is less than 24K then you could drop your same flow rate, and narrow your delta, and still be in that 5' of head range. say 20 21K.

Playing with the math

@ June 1, 2014 11:24 PM in Time to pull the trigger

Direct connection to the cadet is doable in your case. What it boils down to is your selection of delta t, and btu load you decide to use. At 24k heat loss with a 15* delta on the emitter puts flow rate around .8 gpm per loop for total of 3.2 gpm, and 4.7 feet of head in the emitter end plus cadet head loss of around 4 so you are close. This will give a nice delta for the boiler.

If you want a narrower delta on the floor flow rates go up along with head, pump size, and narrower delta at boiler.

Full log home?

@ May 31, 2014 10:46 AM in Joe the Toe, overloaded!

If so and chinking is not maintained an ever changing envelope. Many different styles of connection in the log stacking detail. Poor maintenance equals submarine with screen doors.

Good Luck I know the out come will be better with your knowledge.... Even better with out owner constraints.

In a Nut Shell

@ May 25, 2014 11:12 AM in Peer review please...

You want to design a "system". Where its side benefit is snow melt essentially for free. Its main benefit is maintaining loads where as energy would be needed in the carbon arena anyway. I don't think your in the weeds at all, but as soon as snow melt comes in the conversation, description, The greenists will wonder why the energy is not diverted to something more useful. The Snow melt has to just happen with out forced interaction which I believe your trying to accomplish.

The biggy is getting the snow melt to be "dependable" . because if someone wants snow melt its not going to be part time or a side benefit of a stored energy system. For the buyer who in the end wants a snow melt system the side benefit will be stored energy for other things.

Sooo with that being said how is the system going to be marketed?

Snow Melt
Solar collection

Sorry Carl

@ May 23, 2014 8:20 PM in Time to pull the trigger

For the misspell, and misread post. Understand.


@ May 23, 2014 7:03 AM in Time to pull the trigger

Maybe I'm missing something but if your piping P/S , or using a low loss header you would need two SS circs. If you use a HX you would need one SS circ on the heating side and a Ci on the boiler side. If you pipe direct then one ss circ but with that boiler HX should be a fore mentioned piping I think ops flow right will be different than minimum boiler flow rate.

Weezbos emoji

@ May 22, 2014 10:52 PM in Time to pull the trigger

Is him in a stocking hat ensemble . It's cold up there.

Lack of information

@ May 21, 2014 6:04 AM in Home Run vs. "Stacked" Home Run for 3 Storey Home

So how many rads on second floor?

Something to consider if you are using a local chase for your stacked manifolds. How many runs of pex, and supply return piping to each floor manifold. Piping size to deliver required btus to each floor for the manifolds. Piping size to deliver required btus to each rad.


@ May 20, 2014 7:59 PM in Home Run vs. "Stacked" Home Run for 3 Storey Home

+1 manifolds have thier placethats not one of them.

Edit: Sometimes we try to apply technology to everything we do. Not all bad, but dont forget the heritage behind inovation sometimes the old way is better, cheaper, and easier.


@ May 18, 2014 9:39 PM in What do you think of this product?

Agree with others there is probably people who will buy it as is. Exception in the US need F, and gallons.

I'm with HeatPro the app needs to be able to calculate costs, and the shower piece needs to be able to display that data. Do that, and I think you will have an exceptional winner.

Will it curb water use? With some maybe, but I think most women could care less so long as they get the shower they deserve. Low gpm shower heads are the key. Like HeatPro says sell a quality one with your product as a package deal.

Non o2 barrier tubing

@ May 15, 2014 11:19 PM in Time to pull the trigger

You need to isolate the tubing via a heat exchanger.......or use non ferrous components circulator etc. I'd use the HX keeps component costs down.

3/4" copper can carry 42000 btus so it's big enough.

Trapped air

@ May 13, 2014 6:10 AM in Shower

Should not be a concern with proper flow rates. Is this shower muddled or cement board?

Agree with Jamie

@ May 12, 2014 6:19 PM in R Value Of Soils-Underground House Roof

That's definitely a set it and forget it envelope. Ramp up on seasonal startup.

Hot rods approach

@ May 12, 2014 6:15 PM in Shower

I like going vertical keeping the tube off the studs except at alternating tops, and bottoms. Saves routering slots, and only drilling holes for tubes. Unless heatloss needs closer centers than stud layout allows which you could throw a plate on both sides of a stud. Cement board screws bad day!

Muddled walls

@ May 8, 2014 10:12 PM in Shower

My showers were both muddled. I remodeled one if I had known how solid it was that's where I would have gone in a tornado. The only reason I remodeled it was I had to replace the shower valve.


@ May 7, 2014 6:25 AM in Shower

Forgot about that only because I just take for granted ventilation in a bath is done....and correctly.
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