Joined on March 4, 2009
Last Post on May 19, 2013
@ March 26, 2013 2:42 PM in A great engineer is availableMy friend, Jim Casey, who is a past International President of RSES (and a whole lot more) is now available and I'd delighted to be able to share his resume with you here. This is one very sharp and very experienced professional engineer.
@ March 20, 2013 5:04 PM in very cool radiatorIt's just for show. Powder-coated and gorgeous. Circa-1860s. Thanks for sharing!
@ March 19, 2013 8:32 AM in ISH 2013The show had more exhibitors than ever but the (190,000) visitor count was were lower than expected. That had to do with the snowy weather. The locals stayed home during the worst of it but 30% were foreign visitors this time and they all got more attention that day.
All in all, still the most amazing PHC event on the planet. Think AHR times five.
@ March 8, 2013 3:11 PM in One time only.I'm looking forward to seeing lots of my friends in Piscataway, NJ in a few days. Still got a few seats left. Hope you can make it!
@ March 6, 2013 12:36 PM in fan coil unitsSteam Fan Coil Loads (in pounds per hour) = CFM X Delta-T of air (in degrees F), divided by 800
@ March 6, 2013 12:24 PM in Looking for feedbackJust got this email:
We met briefly a few years ago at the GasNetworks
training event in Massachusetts. I work for the Consortium for Energy
Efficiency, a not-for-profit that works with rate payer funded energy
efficiency programs (mostly utilities) to advance
energy efficiency for the public good. My specific area of focus is
natural gas efficiency – so I work a lot with heating and water heating
efficiency programs. I find your email newsletter and your books very
helpful to my work and fun to read.
I am writing to you because one of the big
challenges we face is figuring out how to get more highly efficient
water heaters on the trucks of installers and on the shelves at
distributors. We’re trying to figure out what program administrators
can do to encourage wider availability of highly efficient residential
water heaters. We’re doing this lately by trying to talk to as many
distributors and contractors as we can, but they’re hard to find.
Specifically, we’re looking for distributors and contractors
who want to offer added value to their customers through energy
efficiency and who have some feedback for utilities about how they’re
doing delivering rebate and incentive programs.
If you know of any individuals or companies that
fit that description, would you pass this email message on to them? If
they’re interested in participating in a conference call in which they
talk with utilities and water heater manufacturers
they can reach out to me directly at 617-337-9262 or at
Kara Rodgers, Senior Program Manager
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Working Together, Advancing Efficiency
@ February 28, 2013 2:45 PM in How should I connect two sections of steam cast iron baseboard at a 90 degree corner?it can break. I think 3/4" should be fine for the drain. Don't forget the air vent.
@ February 28, 2013 7:21 AM in How should I connect two sections of steam cast iron baseboard at a 90 degree corner?is this two-pipe steam?
@ February 27, 2013 5:45 PM in WATERLOGGED 2 PIPE RETURNcould you get out? That's a perfect P-trap.
@ February 21, 2013 10:58 AM in Prof Silberstein's Birthday ?Been traveling. Hope it was the best ever, Eugene.
@ February 20, 2013 3:32 PM in DanWe have Google ads on our site. They watch and respond as you experienced. We're not tracking you. Google pretty much watches everything we all do. I accepted that years ago.
Thanks for the business!
@ February 18, 2013 9:41 PM in Steam Pipe Coils and Sprinkler HeadsI can't imagine the air getting so hot as to set those off.
@ February 18, 2013 9:40 AM in Free ISH tickets!Our friend from Danfoss, Bill Boss, wrote to tell me that their business partner, ESBE, gave him 10 one-day tickets to ISH Frankfurt, which includes free travel on all of the city's public transportation of the week. If you're going to ISH and haven't yet got your ticket (which is expensive), send me an email and I'll put you in touch with Bill. First come first served. Thanks, Bill and ESBE!
@ February 17, 2013 3:39 PM in Heads-up, Western Canada!Great guys.
@ February 15, 2013 4:31 PM in For those who can't make it to ISH, Frankfurtbut will spend some time in France first. Travel safely.
@ February 15, 2013 2:06 PM in For those who can't make it to ISH, FrankfurtHere's a booklet about what's going to happen there. Enjoy!
@ February 14, 2013 3:54 PM in What business lessons did you learn from the Great Recession?I know what I learned (a lot!) and thought I'd see what you guys and gals learned as well. It's great food for thought. Thanks.