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@ March 11, 2014 1:09 PM in Dans Reading ListSo many layers to that saga. A great read. Thanks.
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@ March 10, 2014 5:16 PM in Legionnaire's found in heating systemhttp://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140310-dartmouth-police-headquarters-closed-after-bacteria-that-causes-legionnaires-disease-found-in-heating-system.ece
I think this may be domestic hot water.
@ March 9, 2014 2:34 PM in Dans Reading ListWe're in the process of rebuilding the whole site and the list didn't fit with the new plan. Thanks for missing it.
@ March 6, 2014 7:38 AM in HELP with new steam boilerand that includes the pipes between the boiler and the radiators, has to be brought from ambient temperature to 215 degrees. That's a function of specific heat. It takes so many Btu to raise a pound of iron or steel one degree Fahrenheit. Since the 1950s, manufacturers have suggested using a pick-up factor of 1.33 for the piping, and that assumes the steam piping is insulated with 1" of insulation. I'd use that factor.
As for the risers being used as radiators, here's the EDR:
1-1/4" = .63 EDR per linear foot
1-1/2" = .73 EDR per linear foot
2" = .88 EDR per linear foot
@ March 5, 2014 2:02 PM in HELP with new steam boilerAre all your steam pipes insulated?
When you say "generous" what does that mean? How much have you already added to what's actually in the house?
A Btu is a Btu, whether it comes from burning oil or gas, so we look at the rating on the boiler.
The boiler's ability to produce steam has to match the system's ability to condense steam, which is why the measuring of the radiation is so important. If you're not certain, it would be good to get a steam-savvy pro in to do that for you.
Another issue is the piping of the new boiler. That has to be just right if you're going to be happy afterward.
I would also want to know why the Crown lasted only six years.
@ March 4, 2014 6:58 PM in Opportunity KnocksThis Kelly is very much a woman, but we do raise them tough.
@ March 4, 2014 6:31 PM in Opportunity KnocksYou're very talented. I really enjoyed your stories. Thanks!
@ March 4, 2014 5:20 PM in Baseboard noiseLessens the big temperature swing hitting the radiator.
@ March 4, 2014 4:57 PM in Opportunity KnocksBut thanks! She really has an amazing way with words. She blogs about getting kids to love reading and writing. You can read some of her stuff here: http://www.kellyhochbein.com/
Crazy about her. Three more smart people are going to be feeling the same soon.
@ March 4, 2014 4:18 PM in Opportunity KnocksThis really is a great opportunity. She makes money for people. If I were you, I'd want to be one of those three.
@ March 3, 2014 6:58 PM in Sure wish I could go to this.I'll be in Chicago during those days but it looks like a great gathering. I've been to two of these and had a ball at both. They've extended the deadline to sign up if you're interested. What happen in Vegas just might come back inside your brain this time. Have fun!
@ March 2, 2014 2:52 PM in Bad radiant in SeattleRight, Paul? That's all that matters, isn't it?
@ March 2, 2014 10:48 AM in Got my Sorbox today.Appreciate the conversion. By the looks of it, it seemed to me the pressure drop would be low. It's really well made.
@ March 2, 2014 10:08 AM in Got my Sorbox today.But it's metric.
@ March 2, 2014 10:06 AM in Got my Sorbox today.It's gorgeous. Just opened my sample. What a piece of work this is. I like how it does all that it does without chemicals. It's a very smart piece of equipment.
@ March 1, 2014 3:22 PM in Tom Schwarz has passed awayIs there anyone in the Huntington area who knows steam and can pick up one of Tom's customers? Is so, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks.
@ February 28, 2014 9:38 AM in Apologies and explanationI'll stick to telling tales.
@ February 27, 2014 7:14 PM in pex systemYou should start a new thread with this one. Thanks.