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Dan Holohan

Dan Holohan

Joined on March 4, 2009

Last Post on April 15, 2014

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I'm saving that for later.

@ February 27, 2014 2:25 PM in Apologies!

What a day. 


@ February 27, 2014 2:16 PM in Apologies!

I was clearing some old files this morning and managed to hit some of
the wrong buttons, which caused the site to shut down. Rackspace has
restored everything back to 9 PM last night. The posts between then and
now were lost and I apologize for that.

I'm going to keep my hands in my pockets now.

Thanks, Bill.

@ February 27, 2014 10:22 AM in I'm finishing up the seminar part of our business.

And thanks for sharing your knowledge with us for so many years. I've learned so much from you. 

And I could not wish for a better friend.

@ February 27, 2014 8:53 AM in I'm finishing up the seminar part of our business.

Thank YOU for the education, John, and in so many ways. 

Arco Wand

@ February 26, 2014 12:19 PM in Original Equipment

Here's the announcement when the Arco Wand first appeared in February 1912.

Can't wait!

@ February 23, 2014 1:07 PM in OESP 2014 Road Show

I'm really looking forward to this one. I love the new format. 

We ate there a few weeks ago.

@ February 23, 2014 1:07 PM in another case for pesonal protection

The manager who died stopped by our table to chat for a bit. So sad, and so avoidable.

CO detectors belong wherever people and fire come together.

Thanks, Will.

@ February 21, 2014 6:21 PM in Can't Get Baby's Room Warm

Cast-iron takes nine times longer than copper to come up to the same temperature. It cools at the same slow rate. Cast-iron baseboard and copper give off basically the same amount of Btus per linear foot, but the timing is the problem since they share the same thermostat. That's why the baby's room is too cool.

So options:

You could put the baby's room on its own zone. That may be a piping challenge.

You could have cast-iron baseboard installed to replace the copper, but that, as you know, isn't cheap.

You can get an electric space heater for the baby's room to make up the difference on the days when you need it.


@ February 21, 2014 12:37 PM in taco zone relay constant hum sound

Joe always makes me smile. 

Nice progress at Kickstarter

@ February 20, 2014 7:53 PM in Meet The Cozy

It's fun to watch. I hope the project gets funded. Such great potential here.

Well said, Mark.

@ February 20, 2014 7:49 PM in how prevalent is this?

And thanks for saying it. It's the spirit of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, which you lead so well, and also of this place, which has also been around for a while. We study, learn from experience, accept criticism, and help each other.


I'm glad you're here.

@ February 20, 2014 6:33 PM in how prevalent is this?

And good luck to the others. They seem quite happy.

Let's move on and do what we do best.


@ February 20, 2014 10:33 AM in how prevalent is this?

And, Andy, look at the dates on those search results. We've been talking about this for so many years. This is just the latest event.

More proof

@ February 20, 2014 9:47 AM in how prevalent is this?

why the Radiant Professionals Alliance is so important, especially these days. 


@ February 19, 2014 8:40 PM in Looking for book recommendations!

He's a great engineer and his book is worth every penny. Lots of diagrams, math, formulas, explanations. We sell many of his books and I'm proud to call him a friend. If you buy his book through us you'll get that same guarantee. Money back if you're not delighted. Thanks.

Now and then, but it's rare.

@ February 19, 2014 7:24 PM in Looking for book recommendations!

I always give back the money.

Thanks for letting me hang around the house!

Seriously! Not insulted.

@ February 19, 2014 7:23 PM in Looking for book recommendations!

Really. I've written 17 books and hundreds and hundreds of magazine articles. I'm an old man. I learned long ago that I can't possibly please everyone. My policy has always been to give a full refund to anyone who isn't happy. It's the right way to live.

Send it back and I'll send you a check. No problem at all. The address is in the book. We haven't moved. Thanks for giving it a try.

Yes, but

@ February 19, 2014 7:16 PM in how prevalent is this?

He got a good price.

Might be a waste of time,

@ February 19, 2014 6:47 PM in Looking for book recommendations!

but can't be a waste of money. If you're not happy, send it back for a full refund. I'll even pay the shipping charges - both ways.

Thanks for giving it a try.

Tom always helped everyone.

@ February 19, 2014 4:47 PM in Tom Schwarz has passed away

He was a good man and a superb contractor. I will miss him. 

My thoughts, too.

@ February 19, 2014 7:51 AM in How serious an issue is water quality?

I've moved this thread to the Main Wall so more people can give opinions. I saw this product at AHR and was impressed. I wonder if there is a market for it in the U.S. Thoughts appreciated.

That sums it up beautifully.

@ February 18, 2014 10:03 PM in how prevalent is this?

We've been discussing, and witnessing, the dangers of these open radiant systems since this site began 17 years ago. The attraction of that low price is still compelling, though.

All we can do is continue to tell what we've learned. Not everyone will listen but we do know that we tried.

Adults make decisions and deal with the consequences.
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