Joined on January 5, 2004
Last Post on August 4, 2005
@ August 4, 2005 10:59 AM in you HAVE to see this copper repair jobThat has been done many times as a grounding detail. Wrap a #10 or 12 around the water line coming in, and hit it with the torch. Saves on those expensive ground clamps. I don't think you really need quite so many turns, though..
@ July 28, 2005 9:03 AM in Any Ozzfest fans here?I went to the big reunion concert a couple years ago. Had a great time. If I remember right, I got those tickets for free. Won them from the radio station.
@ July 27, 2005 5:08 PM in Opinions on system design (s milne)Design #2, for exactly the reasons you mentioned.
@ July 22, 2005 5:26 PM in Radiators/BTU's/WattsI'm going to try heating the rad with a 1000 watt electric heater rod screwed into the bottom where the steam pipe used to go. Should be interesting ! Listen very carefully. YOU ARE BUILDING A BOMB!!!! Do NOT install an element in the radiator.
@ July 22, 2005 3:48 PM in Radiators/BTU's/WattsI have one room with a heat loss of 7038 BTU/Hr. 7038 BTU = 2.06KW. The rad in there will put out 15960 BTU/Hr with 190 °F water in it. It's a monster. So that's 2.27 times too much. Your math is ok so far. The rad holds 15.7 gallons of water and I multiply that by 1/2.27 and that = 6.92 gallons. Here's where you're getting off-track, I think. I'm thinking if I could heat that 6.92 gals to 190°F it should give off 7038 BTU/Hr. The amount of heat that the radiator gives off is a function of the temperature, surface area, and the design of the radiator. It has nothing to do with the amount of water inside.
@ July 21, 2005 3:51 PM in HeatTiny farming town I suppose? Yeah, my uncle-in-law Glen lives there. He has a shop in Bloomfield.
@ July 21, 2005 2:25 PM in HeatNot much different up here, about 200 miles north of you. Today: Scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. Heat index near 105F. High 96F Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. Hot. High 94F Saturday: Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 90s Sunday: Sunny. Highs 100 to 104F Hey, have you ever heard of Circle City, MO? I was down there last weekend.
@ July 20, 2005 3:26 PM in Off topic: GuttersThe gutter helmet looks like a neat product, but I'm afraid to call and get a price.. My dad put some of the black plastic mesh on his. It works ok, but once in a while you still have to clean it out. The stems of the leaves drop into the mesh and get caught. I just use a leaf-blower once or twice a year. Messy, but effective.
@ July 14, 2005 2:26 PM in Snow Melt & Mecadum?It works fine. Just be careful that you have the right tube design and details for asphalt. It's very different than a concrete system. Also, you can use it as a solar collector in summer to heat your pool and dhw.
@ July 13, 2005 4:19 PM in Knock me over with a feather! (PAH)A few months ago I was $450k high on a $1.4M job. Have you got the guy's number? He can be our new favorite sub.
@ July 7, 2005 11:09 AM in Newbie A/C questionYou can keep the trap from freezing by moving it down into the conditioned space. Surely there's a laundry sink or somewhere inside it can run to.. I'd use the pvc myself [sweats less], but opinions will vary. I'm almost afraid to ask, but.. where does the secondary pan drain?
@ July 5, 2005 5:31 PM in From my local electric co-opA tankless water heater is generally ~10-12kW. That's about the same as a heating coil in an electric furnace or a larger a/c unit. Better not tell them how many amps my air compressor pulls.
@ July 5, 2005 12:00 PM in hot water from ACIt's called a de-superheater. A quick google search should give you a few manufacturers. You should probably have it installed by whoever did your a/c to avoid any warranty issues. Also, keep in mind you have to disconnect the water in the wintertime.
@ July 1, 2005 3:42 PM in Tell me someone else has done thisNo, you're not the only person to have these things happen. We all whack ourselves once in a while. But seriously.. Stay away from the fireworks this weekend.
@ June 30, 2005 5:55 PM in What would you do? (PAH)the first one and the last one. Maybe they'll pay you $10 for the article.
@ June 30, 2005 10:10 AM in Help!!!1. Yes 2a. Only if you can't get a pump with the right gpm/head. 2b. None 3. Very few %. Usually this is only done if you need low gpm w/ high head. You're better off with a single 3500 rpm pump.