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Dan Holohan

Dan Holohan

Joined on March 4, 2009

Last Post on August 28, 2014

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Yes.

@ March 7, 2014 9:06 AM in Opportunity Knocks

I was brutal. No semicolon left behind! 

All the metal in the system

@ March 6, 2014 7:38 AM in HELP with new steam boiler

and 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

What sort of building?

@ March 5, 2014 4:56 PM in Steam Vent

Private house or apartment building?

Some questions:

@ March 5, 2014 2:02 PM in HELP with new steam boiler

Are 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.

Nope

@ March 4, 2014 6:58 PM in Opportunity Knocks

This Kelly is very much a woman, but we do raise them tough.

Thanks for sharing, Mary Beth!

@ March 4, 2014 6:31 PM in Opportunity Knocks

You're very talented. I really enjoyed your stories. Thanks!

Outdoor reset helps

@ March 4, 2014 5:20 PM in Baseboard noise

Lessens the big temperature swing hitting the radiator. 

She's a natural.

@ March 4, 2014 4:57 PM in Opportunity Knocks

But 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.

I've been looking at Kelly's work and it's better than mine.

@ March 4, 2014 4:18 PM in Opportunity Knocks

This really is a great opportunity. She makes money for people. If I were you, I'd want to be one of those three.

Sure wish I could go to this.

@ 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!

But he got a good price.

@ March 2, 2014 2:52 PM in Bad radiant in Seattle

Right, Paul? That's all that matters, isn't it?

Thanks, Gordy.

@ 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. 

It's here.

@ March 2, 2014 10:08 AM in Got my Sorbox today.

But it's metric.

http://www.sorbox.com/downloads/manual/en/manualSorbox.pdf

I agree.

@ 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.

Huntington, NY

@ March 1, 2014 3:22 PM in Tom Schwarz has passed away

Is there anyone in the Huntington area who knows steam and can pick up one of Tom's customers? Is so, please email me at dan@heatinghelp.com. Thanks.

Can't do that either.

@ February 28, 2014 9:38 AM in Apologies and explanation

I'll stick to telling tales.

Great question

@ February 27, 2014 7:14 PM in pex system

You should start a new thread with this one. Thanks.

So true

@ February 27, 2014 4:02 PM in Apologies and explanation

So very true. I'm going to bed.

Apologies and explanation

@ February 27, 2014 3:24 PM in Apologies and explanation

The site was still burping when I posted earlier.

Here's the deal: 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.

I'm saving that for later.

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

What a day. 

Apologies!

@ 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. 
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