Joined on March 4, 2009
Last Post on December 4, 2013
@ August 5, 2013 2:08 PM in How does the "Contact this user" feature workThe software keeps those completely off the site. When you use Contact the User, it forwards your mail to that person, who can then decide whether or not to reply to you.
@ July 31, 2013 8:59 PM in MikvahI visited that one. It's the largest in the world - a marvelous blend of high-tech and old-time religion. He can help, Alan. Nobody does it better.
@ July 29, 2013 10:45 AM in To my Colorado friendsBeen a long time, Dave. Thanks.
@ July 26, 2013 3:05 PM in Save The DateEveryone had a ball at the last one. First-class all the way. Can't wait!
@ July 26, 2013 2:59 PM in Huge stuff!Ray Wohlfarth and I got to spend this morning poking around NYC's Newtown Creek waste water treatment plant, where we saw 225,000,000 Btus worth of boilers all in one room, 42" pipes, valves and fittings, and a vertical sewage pump (one of many) that was about 40 feet tall. We had a ball!
@ July 26, 2013 2:56 PM in Save The DateLooking forward to seeing my friends.
@ July 24, 2013 5:01 PM in steel compression tanks collapsing?We're standing in the boiler room and the contractor is draining the whole system in this building that was about seven stories tall. He's doing it as quickly as he can.
Unfortunately, he forgot to open a vent line to the five steel expansion tanks that hung from the ceiling. As the water fell out of the building, it also dropped inside the the tanks, causing the air inside the tank to expand. We realized all of this afterward.
It doesn't take much atmospheric pressure to crush a tank from the outside. Circles are meant to take pressure from the inside, not the outside. I will never forget the sound those five tanks made as they simultaneously collapsed and I'm laughing now as I recall how quickly it all happened.
I carried one of those tanks with me to my seminars for a couple of years. Then I got too old to be carrying around big tanks. ;-)
@ July 24, 2013 2:07 PM in richardson HEAT radiator trapsSorry for the delay. I've been sitting on a porch in Cape May, watching the ice in my drinks melt.
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@ July 10, 2013 11:09 AM in A call for volunteersAngel Gonzalez is leading a team of volunteers this weekend (7/13 & 7/14) to replace the heating system in
Christ Presbyterian By the Sea church, which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. This is an Oil Heat Cares project and the church is at 104 Noel Road, Broad Channel, NY., which is in Queens.
Angel has a crew to install the boiler on Saturday and Al Breda (our friend from Connecticut, who is also president of OESP) is going to work on the baseboard on Saturday and the oil tank on Sunday.
Angel writes, "I still need more people for baseboard and plumbing work and some low voltage wiring either day. I plan to start the day at 8 am. My cell number is 917-217-4263. I am working on a list of volunteers so please call me if you can help. Thanks and I hope to see you this weekend."
There's no pay for this but you will affect the lives of a lot of people who have had a very tough time. Thanks.
@ July 9, 2013 11:36 AM in Thoughts on these new products?protects their combi-boilers from sludge.
@ July 9, 2013 10:33 AM in Thoughts on these new products?How about the Guardian? Get a chance to look at that? Thanks.
@ July 9, 2013 9:55 AM in Thoughts on these new products?A friend in Europe tells me they're taking the market by storm over there. What do you think? Relevant to the U.S. market?
Specifically the Guardian and the Flowsave.
@ July 8, 2013 12:53 PM in To my Colorado friendsDennis Bellanti invited me to a fun day at Copper Mountain. Here's a link to the details.
Been a long time since I've visited. I hope you can join us. Thanks!
@ June 22, 2013 11:10 AM in DumbLove the part about the glue.
As for The Lovely Marianne, I think I'll just smile and keep my mouth shut. ;-)