Joined on March 4, 2009
Last Post on December 12, 2013
@ December 12, 2013 7:15 AM in help with installing honeywell th8320wf on 2 wire hot water heating systemGood idea. Thanks, Jamie.
@ December 10, 2013 10:02 AM in T.C. Joy CompanyAlan Forbes posted some pics on the Wall of ones he had restored. Don't know if he got the ratings for them.
Scroll to the bottom of this thread: http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/140799/Radiators-Unplugged
@ December 4, 2013 4:44 PM in Got an apprentice?I mean a real short one? I'll bet he or she would look great in one of these:
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@ November 28, 2013 7:46 PM in Happy Thanksgivikahh !!!to all of you for all that you have taught me, and continue to teach me. I hope your day was gorgeous. Thanks.
@ November 28, 2013 7:23 AM in I am so sorry for not answering my emailsIt's sure not for sissies. Hope you are on the mend and back teaching us soon. Happy Thanksgiving.
@ November 14, 2013 4:34 PM in Steam powered box factoryI had that in my Thursday e-newsletter some months back. Thanks for sharing.
@ November 13, 2013 3:16 PM in Dielectric fittings in Hydronics copper to blackThanks for stopping by.
@ November 13, 2013 1:26 PM in Nice discount to PMLive at AHR in NYCWant to join Siggy and me at PMLive during the big AHR show next January. Here's a VIP 15% discount off the price of the ticket.
@ November 13, 2013 1:19 PM in Dielectric fittings in Hydronics copper to blackBut then if the code says to install paper pipes, paper pipes are what should be installed.
@ November 12, 2013 7:14 PM in Quality of help on the WallAnd piling on a non-pro on this very-searchable site can hurt your prospects for years to come. Like Facebook, this stuff never goes away. Being nice pays dividends.
@ November 12, 2013 10:38 AM in Quality of help on the WallEveryone is welcome here. I appreciate your offer to help with knowledge that many of the pros who visit here don't have. Each of us brings certain talents to this place and that's what makes it work.
EVERYONE is welcome here. Thanks.
@ November 8, 2013 6:53 AM in Better to Undersize or OversizePlease keep in mind that I, too, am just a homeowner. I have a drivers license and a marriage license but that's it. I don't turn wrenches. What I do is study and listen hard to what others have to say. I consider others' opinions and I have a lot of opinions of my own, mostly because I keep them to myself unless asked for one. I'm just a homeowner but lots of pros come to me for advice, as I go to others for advice.
I set few rules for this site but the first was to be nice. That seems like a good rule to me. I've been at this since '96 and have watched what happens when people get nasty with each other, and act crude by using expressions such as WTF. I can't imagine a pro using that crude expression in a customer's house.
Be nice or be gone. That's a choice.
And please don't post your company name and location if you're not listed in Find a Contractor. It's not fair to your fellow professionals who pay for that option.
@ November 7, 2013 2:29 PM in CryptoLocker malwareI subscriber to Carbonite. Everything on my PC is in their cloud. If I have a problem they send me a hard drive with everything on it, including all the programs. Worth it.
@ November 5, 2013 11:26 AM in pumping away PONPCpressure isn't volume and that may be where you're getting stuck. We call it a "circulator" because it's not a positive-displacement machine. It's a pressure-differential machine.
Forget pressure for a moment and keep going back to this: If the circulator were able to move water from the pipe into the tank, that would leave behind a hole, void of any matter, because there's only a finite amount of water in the system. You can't move it from here to there because nature forbids that in a closed system.
In a similar way, you can't move water out of the tank and put it into the pipe because the pipe is already filled and water isn't compressible.
Meaning that the circulator can neither add nor remove water from the tank, and since it can't do either, it can't compress (or decompress) the air in the tank. Boyle's Law applies here so the tank becomes the point of reference for the differential-pressure machine we call a circulator.
In other words, the circulator isn't in charge; the tank is.
Back to my first point: Pressure isn't volume. A circulator can move water by creating a pressure difference that's either higher or lower than the static fill pressure of the system.
I know it's tough but try to make it visual. Keep thinking about that finite amount of water.
@ November 4, 2013 2:31 PM in An amazing DVD.Let me know what you think. I can't get this place out of my mind. Thanks.
@ November 3, 2013 11:10 AM in pumping away PONPCthe pipe is already completely filled with water. The tank can't add another drop to a pipe that's already filled.
@ November 2, 2013 8:41 PM in pumping away PONPCIf the pipe is already filled, how can water leave the tank and enter the pipe? Can you compress water?
Putting on my Socratic hat here.
@ November 2, 2013 8:38 PM in The Britishonce you kick the snot out of Napoleon.
@ November 2, 2013 8:38 PM in An amazing DVD.runs on vodka. No pumps anywhere.
@ November 1, 2013 1:55 PM in An amazing DVD.I watched Larry Weingarten's DVD, House of Ideas and was amazed at what he built off-grid in Monterey, CA. More here: