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Last Post on December 9, 2006

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where is Ken?

@ December 9, 2006 10:49 AM in Legionaires Disease Confirmed... (ME)

@ February 5, 2006 5:30 PM in heartbroken

I dont think so. What I am waiting for is Liddell vs. Vanderlei Silva. Maybe in this lifetime. How was your match against Mirko Cro Cop in Pride? Just kidding, there is a great fighter from New Zealand with your name.

@ February 5, 2006 1:10 PM in heartbroken

2nd round. the first round he took one good shot which might have broken his nose. the second round his right foot slipped, and he lost his balance for a nanosecond-that was all Chuck needed. He floored Randy and the ref stopped it a few seconds later.

@ February 5, 2006 12:55 PM in heartbroken

sorry for the non-heating topic, but I had to get this off my chest: anyone watch the UFC pay per view last night? I wish Randy Couture did not go down like that. Why didn't he close the distance early to avoid Chuck's ability to tee off like that? I guess time catches up to all of us.

what make and model burner

@ January 27, 2006 10:04 AM in lockout on boiler purge

is it? Could be a binding blower motor.


@ January 27, 2006 9:54 AM in Plumbin / Heating Materials

are you located?

please inform me

@ January 20, 2006 8:07 AM in 10 days with no heat and counting....Boilerpro

of the manufacturer...


@ January 18, 2006 9:03 AM in Sealing black pipe?

You don't need any exotic dopes or goos. Decent IPS threads will not leak with low or high pressure using just: 1- old fashioned grey pro dope 2- (teflon tape with any soft-set dope)it doesn't have to be the most expensive 3- wick with a schmear (wipe your hands with a schmata) Do you want the metal threads holding your fluid pressure, or just the rainbow of different goos and packings holding the fluid back? Thread the pipe dry, by hand. If you thread more than halfway down by hand, stop. If you feel the pipe get tight after 1/2 turn, stop. Return your pipe and fittings, and go to a reputable plumbing supply, not HD. Ask for Ward, Grinell, Stockham, or fittings and nipples made in the USA. If you are threading this pipe, your dies need to be adjusted. Check Ridgid literature for the procedure. C'mon, it is only residential heating piping. My licensing test required 100 psi using pro dope only-no wicking.

@ January 18, 2006 8:17 AM in Wallies: Please help payment problem!

The previous posts were right on the money. Revise the letter, and repost. Or, send it to me directly. I know nothing about HVAC, but I am really good at proofreading, spelling, and syntax.

@ January 15, 2006 12:32 PM in wireless thermostats

Any good or bad experience with wireless thermostats? Any interference from other electronics?

In my prayers, too...

@ January 12, 2006 7:32 AM in A fellow Wallie needs us

may our Creator give her comfort, and for you as well.

That was the

@ December 10, 2005 8:39 AM in Gas burner full of soot

most obnoxious post I have seen in a long time: "So far, the only information I have gotten from any proffesional who was not my friend is 1. CO is very very dangerous 2. you need to pay for a proffesional. Wow that so much good information that i just totally overwhellemed. This is not rocket science guys! " Even if you disagree, how about a little gratitude for people taking time to locate a pro to help you? Taking a look at the installs these pro's do, do you really think they need to "drum up business" by having to visit your decrepit heating system? Anyway, I still hope your situation works out OK for you and the other occupant's sake...

Use a shop vac

@ December 9, 2005 2:09 PM in Professional needs professional advice. . .

while drilling, so you can't be blamed for metal shavings causing problems in the system. Any way you can post a picture?

@ December 7, 2005 9:07 PM in wood floors

Could I get into trouble with overlapping seams with a 30 min. dry time?

@ December 7, 2005 8:28 PM in wood floors

Sorry for a non-heating question, but I am a wet-head who is refinishing my wood floors. Is the off the shelf polyurethane good, or is there something better?

@ December 7, 2005 1:09 PM in two pipe issue....steam that is.

Could the zone valve on one end and steam traps on the other end cause a vacuum problem when the steam condenses, causing the steam trap to remain shut? I read about this once, and the solution is simply to install a 1/2" vacuum breaker in between.

@ December 6, 2005 10:38 AM in New steamer + indirect

Sweet dropheader. I saw the 1" indirect tapping. I was hoping to pipe both supply & return 1 1/4", so I can expect to obtain the dhw first hour ratings published. I won't sweat over piping the return 1", however. Just wish Weil Mc Lain had larger return tappings.

@ December 2, 2005 9:19 AM in propress for steam

There you go...a garden hose drop header. Just make sure you use the Craftsman red hose, for hot water.

@ December 2, 2005 8:42 AM in New steamer + indirect

I want to install a new Weil McLain SGO 7 steamer with a Gold Plus 80 indirect in my building. I've installed many steamers, but here's where The Wall shines: I want to step up the installation a notch and use Mr.Gill and Mr. Pajek's drop header as a template. Three questions arise as I prepare to set up my 2 1/2" to 4" gear threader: 1) The steam risers may be up to 4' long to accomodate a drop header. Is this OK? 2) The hartford loop nipple is specified as being a close nipple. I despise close nipples. An XH shoulder nip shouldn't lead to water hammer, right? 3) The indirect water heater is supposed to be piped 1 1/4" for the supply and return.(heater side) There is only one 1 1/2" tapping other than the 2" return tapping. I am wondering if piping the return from the indirect into the steam wet return would cause an unsteady water line.

@ December 2, 2005 8:14 AM in Gerry Gill and Steve Pajek's latest work of art

This job will be used as a template for my next steamer. Question: Do you need the companion flanges on both the risers and the header?

@ November 29, 2005 8:13 AM in main vents

you never had problems having enough meat on the pipe to handle 3/4 threads? I have to do the same thing this week and was going to weld a coupling or weld o let. Or am I being too anal?

@ November 29, 2005 8:09 AM in Victaulic vs Threaded Steel Pipe & Fittings

Doesn't the materials section in the specs supercede the execution section if an item is specifically listed? Do not go threaded, especially if this is a non public job and you have some flexibility. Offer an extended warranty if you have to in order to get Vic approved. Don't even settle for sweating copper(large dia.)-go vic or propress on the copper.
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