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Last Post on December 8, 2013
@ May 12, 2005 5:57 PM in Gas GrillChicken on rotissare goin now. Thanks for your detailed explanation Dale it makes sense to me now. Gordy
@ May 12, 2005 4:24 PM in Gas GrillThank you gentlemen for your thoughts. As some defining notes, this is a natural gas grill not propane, I did try it without the regulator because the tech indicated that he "thought" it should be removed. I hate the word "think" or "thought" in an answer that requires definite paramaters. That is why I seeked your help. My gas is regulated at the meter. The cast brass burners have adjusting screws to fine tune the burner. So without the regulator I have found that the output is higher without flame lifting or yellow tips. did not need to fine tune the burner adjustment either. Interesting note on the generators, and pool heaters Jim. Dale I do not understand the point of double regulating a NG appliance.
@ May 12, 2005 6:25 AM in Gas GrillBought a new Jenn Air BBQ natural gas. It came with its own regulator. Being that the NG is regulated at the meter would the regulator be requied on the grill? I called the Tech support he said remove it, but there was that tinge of unsureness in his voice. My feeling is it should be removed. Thought I would consult with the pros. My old NG grill had no regulator. Thanks Gordy
@ May 2, 2005 7:06 PM in DEAR DANTo the Broome family, He was your SON now he is your ANGEL. Look to the Lord, and your Son now to help you through you, and your families tragedy. The pain I feel when I look at my daughters,and try to walk in your shoes is but a fraction of what is comprehensible. The Kaskes
@ May 1, 2005 9:58 PM in concrete sawing system for radiant installs or redosThe rental house has snow melt for the perimeter walks with no tubing:)) I know its less efficient, sometimes the lesser of the two evils. Still would rather have the radiant. Gordy
@ May 1, 2005 9:54 PM in gps trackingMaybe they are trying to figure out how you get those kinds of letters ? Mangement Lol Rest easy
@ May 1, 2005 9:28 PM in concrete sawing system for radiant installs or redosSounds like they got it whipped Hot Rod, maybe a little honing around the edges for the saw gear, the blades are really the easy part of the solution. If it were me, I would much rather have an extra hand with a wet vac sucking up slurry than try to contain, and battle that much dust from a cutting operation like that. The bridge deck groover has a vacum system that sucks up the slurry. Leaves a little residue, but does a good job. As far as slab insulation goes. My basement has no slab insulation I'm sure "50's" ,and it does a beautiful job heating. They covered the perimeter losses by staying away from the perimeter about 30" with the tubing. Figure that area is usually slated for furniture placement anyway. Not the most efficient I know compared to todays technology but it does still work with low supply temps 115* range. My rental house next door is a slab on grade with no insulation "60's", it works also. Gordy
@ May 1, 2005 7:00 PM in concrete sawing system for radiant installs or redosUse water when cutting concrete. I would rather vacum up slurry than the dust. Dry or wet it will all be messy but at least it will be contained to the floor,walls,and you not all over the dwelling, and in your lungs. You would make OSHA very happy. Has anyone ever seen a bridge deck get grooved? They use a gang saw machine. Hot Rods right the concrete cutting industry just needs direction for an application....you guys. If they make tuck pointing blades for a 4" grinder. They can make a blade for 3/8" pex. Only issue is wear and the radius. The chainsaw cutter could do the rough radiuses. I think a gang blade design would be best, 4 blade. That way when your outside blades get wore from the sides you could rotate them to the center. You would not need large Dia. blades so blade cost could be kept reasonable Soft cut makes a nice all aluminum walk behind saw for the sizable job its gas powered though. The only real issues I see are the arbor length to gang blades, and a nice electric walk behind saw design for user comfort that can be water safe. Concrete router for perfect radiuses "for the apprentice to run for sure". Gordy
@ May 1, 2005 6:28 PM in BTU MeterIf the pool table room is going to be the basement of the apartment building. Will it not benifit the tenants heat usage on the main floor by heating the basement space? With out knowing size of the basement space I'm stabbing here. But I would think it would be minimal impact on the upstairs apartment. Knock a 20 spot off the rent. call it even. I have a similar situation. If your curious I would go with the timer on the circulator. Ball park at best. Gordy
@ May 1, 2005 6:15 PM in BTU Meter> I have a four unit apartment building and would
> like to install two BTU meters on one of the new
> (to be installed) CGA4 biolers (hot water) to
> meter radiator usage in the basement when I
> install they down the road so we have some heat
> for the pool table space. If I can meter the
> usage for the one boiler I can compensate the
> tenant for gas usage. Any experience with BTU
@ April 30, 2005 6:15 AM in Green buildingDid you state hydronic radiant heat, or electric resistance cable radiant. Constantin is totally right in his post. Also more than anything radiant heat has to do with a more COMFORTABLE enviroment inside the envelope.Radiant heat is an efficient means to heat in the way it transfers the heat to the envelope by not directly trying to heat the air. I will have to say though in comparision in fuel bills for the heating season my non green 50's dwelling is cheaper to heat than some comparable F/A structures of the same era, and square footage. One needs to define efficient here. Of course a passive solar, solar or geo thermal or a combination of all would be more efficient in the green sense. Gordy
@ April 29, 2005 6:37 PM in Airbus so far a success.I believe the mind set of the airline is to transport as many passengers in one plane, rather than two FUEL being the killer here. Less planes moving the same amount of people.
@ April 29, 2005 6:32 PM in Airbus so far a success.When she augers in, she augers in. Just like any other plane,cruise ship, air ship, train. Just pray your not on it, or its not your neighbor hood it crashes in!
@ April 28, 2005 6:16 AM in Airbus so far a success.One thing I recall from the show. Airbus went out on a limb with this baby. They designed,built it, and hopefully sell it. Lots RD dollars spent. Some future versions will have some shops,casinos,spas for the long hops, I presume when they sell enough of them. I believe the show indicated LAX was already going to up grade runways/ terminals for it. Ever since 9/11 american airline companies have concentrated on the small hops, versus trans continental travel thus smaller and more planes. Its amazing how far air travel has come since the Wright Bros. I think things we don't know about with govt. RD will blow our minds. The SR71 is still the fastest plane, and it was developed in the early 60's. I'm sure alot of the so called UFO sightings are explainable, just not ready to reveal things yet. Gordy
@ April 27, 2005 6:19 PM in Airbus so far a success.I watched a show on the build for the airbus monster. Be a few versions of the ship in the air. Any airports will need to upgrade runways to recieve the beast. I wonder how long to board and unboard this plane. Engine testing is quite amazing also they run them through the mill. If that bahemeth would of hit the trade center there would have been no waiting for the building to hit the ground.
@ April 25, 2005 10:20 PM in High Efficiency and No Free LunchAs a consumer/ homeowner I have the same thoughts. I say if its a new system or the old boiler is shot completely go for the high efficiency. As my situation is now my standard boiler is 12 years old with alot of life hopefully. So I'm not inclined to make the switch until I have to. I think just the ability to modulate the burner in its self is a big saver. Although if high eff. boilers are anything like the computer market, they should get cheaper and more reliable as the years progress. I still think they have along way to go. Don't think you will see any boilers lasting 30 plus years anymore either. Not a good buisness model. One thing for sure fuel prices will not be cheaper looking forward. This country has been spoiled for a long time with low fuel prices. Time to pay the piper, and get with the program. JMHO Gordy
@ April 25, 2005 8:40 PM in Tain BreezerLatent heat from filtration system? Extra exhalation in the smoking process?
@ April 25, 2005 6:19 AM in Random Radon Thoughts...Happy to help Constantin. That site is a jaw dropper if you never knew a thing about Radon. At first I thought it was Biased because of their product, but surf a little and the info is all accurate. You would probably want to do the walls also. I suppose you could just do the floor, and see how it helps alone. If your foundation was water sealed from the outside it may not be necessary. Definitely caulk where the floor meets the wall though. Do a Radon test before and after. Not in the pipe either,thats kinda like sticking a CO meter in the boiler flue. Gordy
@ April 25, 2005 5:59 AM in Random Radon Thoughts...LKE, Although you are not wrong in your thinking. A positive pressure system costs money and natural resources to operate. It would be hard to maintain positive pressure 100% of the time. Start out with a passive approach and see how this effects the readings first. Sealing with a radon sealer product which prevents vapor from penetrating through the concrete and sealing all cracks and creaveses with a urethane sealant is a one time operation, and walk away. Also by sealing the concrete you cut down on the dust. With a sub slab system as Constantin has the use of an inline fine "depressurizes" beneath the slab. If you can get away with stack effect instead of a fan great. But as Constantin stated what happens in the summer. He already has a Hrv that he uses anyway so dilution will be part of that process. Gordy
@ April 25, 2005 5:45 AM in Red & blue flames in the sky !!!Vodka will be flowing tonight comrade.
@ April 24, 2005 10:57 PM in Red & blue flames in the sky !!!I hope we are not someone elses cattle herd. I have the same thoughts myself. As I watch the scientists / Engineers try to figure out how the hell they built those pyramids. Of course they had nothing but time back then, what else was there to do? Forage for food, eat, sleep, and build what ever.