Joined on December 9, 2003
Last Post on April 16, 2006
@ April 16, 2006 8:13 PM in I need a hole...Check out www.deeprock.com . Maybe some units availble for rent
@ April 15, 2004 8:35 PM in How can we complain about gasoline prices?......hbI don't know if I really want to be riding around with a tank of hydrogen in the car with me. Remember the Hindenberg. I'd rather smoke a PallMall. Even Joe Stalin, as big a despot, as he was let you smoke if you could find em. As for passenger railroads FERGIT IT!!! the greenies won't give back all them bike paths that they used fueltax dollars to build that nobody uses. Besides we melted all the track down to make rebar or sold it to the Chinese as scrap!
@ April 8, 2004 12:32 PM in Reading the HO thread :) (MK)Would have worked. Its the universal repair
@ April 8, 2004 11:52 AM in Home owners and the WallYour the kind of engineer that every contractor wishes for.Hopefully your experience and attitude will overrun the engineering and contracting professions and all of us will be able to provide the customer with SAFE, cost effective comfort.
@ April 8, 2004 11:34 AM in Marketing with Bob DylanHe ain't selling Chinese sweat shop made sneakers, And he is not modeling the scanty undies. No complaints from me
@ April 8, 2004 11:23 AM in New Computer System QuestionGet all the memory that you can cram in the box. Also, there is supposedly a newer faster internal board coming out this summer from Intel that is supposed to make the top of the line systems obsolete. If you can wait a little you can get the newest when it comes out orsave a lot of money on the system as speced now. By the way, have a Dell, and knock on the wooden block on my shoulders, the 3 year sevice upgrade agreement expired a year ago & I still haven't needed it. The only frustrating thing was a couple of months after I bought mine, the Dell flier came in the mail & the system that I bought was 1/2 price cause the P4 chip was available. PC's the ultimate example of planned obsolescense.
@ April 5, 2004 2:29 PM in I don't make this stuff up.as a biochemist and chemical researcher you'd think the guy would know the dangersigns of CO. Just goes to show how sneaky the stuff is. If you don't TEST ,you don't know.
@ April 5, 2004 1:59 PM in life attitudeAnd my family landed at Ellis Island in 1950,I learned english when I went to 1st grade, and my kids qualify for the english is a second language label, although they were bilingual when they went to kindergarden! This is the land of OPPORTUNITY and YOU make the choice of grabbing that opportunity or squandering it!! "We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights." ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything. ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be. ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy. ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair. ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure. ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights. ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from. (lastly....) ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!! If you agree, share this with a friend. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don't. I just think it's about time common sense is allowed to flourish.
@ April 1, 2004 1:22 PM in toiletsFrom what I'm reading the point everyone is missing isthe bungalow is on a septic tank.It appeares that the only vent for the system is a 2" vent upstream of the toilet branch connection. In my opinion and experience with septic systems a 3" vent should be installed in that system. I would install a curb trap with a ventat the foundation of the house & if possible without major remodeling convert the 2" vent to 3"
@ March 30, 2004 9:58 AM in Joist heating modelhow do the supply & surface temps compare to a 8"extruded plate installation? Is tighter spacing a viable alternative to plates? If it is how soon for the ADS upgrade
@ March 30, 2004 8:48 AM in Buisiness infoCome across an article titled " Markup Madness" in the March 2004 issue of Remodeling magazine. Seems some plumbers aren't the only ones that don't know how to figure the correct selling price for their Company to survive. Also Mark A. Roberts series of articles starting on March 8,2004 in THE NEWS with " Lessons Learned in Bankruptcy" contain some basic but eye opening information on the need for proper business financial practices and the consequences of not applying them to your company. Useful reading for any business owner, and any consumer that doesn't understand why " but I can buy this cheaper at the big box". In todays "SERVICE ECONOMY" a couple of semesters of accounting should be part of any high school and especially technical school curicullum. That might give the average consumer a basic understanding of the true cost of the services they consume, and the starry eyed future entrepanure an understanding of the cost of business and might just give them an even chance to be successful. http://www.remodeling.hw.net/pages/remodelingonline/Story.nsp?story_id=1000033283&ID=newsreal&scategory=Computers&type=break WWW.ACHRNEWS.com
@ March 18, 2004 10:00 PM in THE LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN TO ALL - Dan H.Way cool!!! Now if I can only figure out a way not to have to leave the computer so I can keep reading.
@ March 16, 2004 5:47 PM in pexWouldn't plates lower the loop temp requirement? Seem to me plates can be beneficial no matter what kind of pipe you are using. now before anybody gets exited I'm not talking about using extruded plates, but the original sheetmetal plates with rubber hose.
@ March 15, 2004 1:46 PM in Is this the best we can do?While reading the March issue of Oilheating Magazine came upon the "Conversions are big business" article. A nice multipaged article about a oil company and what a wonderful job they are doing for their customers. And there in the middle of page 14 is a picture of the smiling oil co. staff and the steam boiler with its shine new oilgun and all copper steam piping. Is it that hard to find a system to showcase that is built right. How do you explain the need to pipe a boiler in blk.iron to a customer, when the oil industry rag is showcasing a copper piped steamer as the shining example of wonderful customer service. Couldn't they have at least painted the pipes black? if they can't find a properly installed boiler in Jersey. So much for New Jersey's licensing and inspection system. I would have posted a link to the article but when I checked the most resent issue available online was the Feb 04. My Rant for today
@ March 15, 2004 12:58 PM in Some photos from Mostra ConvegnoIs that one from Hotrod Radiator Werks?
@ March 15, 2004 12:01 PM in Revolutionary new radiant floor heat conceptThe copper association would probable add their seal of approval since you could run the branch lines in their 50yr. guaranted tubing
@ March 15, 2004 11:00 AM in Another DIYHe said "may be". Look at your peers and tell me honestly that the "What the hell is this newfangled stuff" attitude isn't present in a large persentage of the age group. They are the same guys that say: Been doin it this way for 40+ years and ain't nutin wrong wif it. Are there some in the age group that are adapting to & adopting new technology? Heck Yeah! Unfortunately there are both attitudes prevelent in all of the age levels in the trades and society. The good thing is the people that come to the Wall are willing to listen and learn. Do we accept everything on blind faith? Heck No! But We do admit that there may be a better more efficient way to do something and we are willing to learn. Luckily this attitude is not limited to Wallies My Three rules for life: #1. DON'T DO THE CRIME IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME #2. THE ONLY STUPID QUESTION IS THE ONE THAT DIDN'T GET ASKED #3. KEEP YOUR EYES & EARS OPEN, YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING IN SPITE OF YOURSELF.
@ March 15, 2004 8:12 AM in If cold water bad for CI, what about startup after setback?but wouldn't that old boiler just be a big old radiator sucking heat out of the system and sending it up the flue
@ March 14, 2004 3:16 PM in So lets hear about your favorite new toys......CosmoWhen at ISH in Toronto the REMS guys were running Rigid propress heads and fittings with their crimpers. I like the idea of the swivel head on the REMs
@ March 14, 2004 3:05 PM in New toys....I have the older style grn expander. And it is a joy to work with especially in those tight places. The only concern that I have with the green one is on 1 in. it tends to groan a little. I thunk its a very fine line too overlubing the expander head at one inch. NEW TOYS !! GOTTA LOVE IT