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Last Post on April 13, 2013
@ October 31, 2011 10:34 AM in anybody got a real link to burmham residental site?http://www.usboiler.net/
@ October 11, 2011 12:41 PM in Radiant ceiling helpMark, have you (or anyone you know) ever put Warmboard on a ceiling? I know the substrate is thick (even the "R" version), but its even radiation characteristic might be just as useful up there as it is under a floor.
@ May 18, 2011 2:26 PM in It is done...and due for a follow up this year.
The doctor, upon entering the room, spoke a phrase I'd been warned was his standard. "Sal, are you going to do this like a man?" Meaning, without sedative. I said: "Sure, but let me have my eyeglasses back; if I'm going to go through it that way I should at least be able to watch the monitor / enjoy the show."
And so I did. Fortunately, completely clean, and a fascinating journey the screen provided. :-) In addition to the camera, three other capabilities are provided by the probe; air injection, water injection and suction. The only thing approaching discomfort was a feeling of bloating when he injected air. That quickly subsided after suction deflated things each time.
I highly recommend that anyone comfortable with this approach take the opportunity to forego drugs. Safer and a more interesting experience.
@ April 14, 2011 7:39 PM in Indirect Water Heater lifespanAnyone use the Alliance?
It appears not to use stainless of any variety.
@ April 14, 2011 7:15 PM in reluctant contractor, or scam artist?Has anyone here used the Smith's Environmental high-output baseboard? If so, what were your impressions? Quality? Durability? Thanks in advance.
@ April 3, 2011 4:38 PM in No April Fools here......with windows facing North is better, jp should read about Larry Weingarten's home:
@ March 11, 2011 3:05 PM in DeadmenTen years ago, when cleaning out my late mother's house, I found she still had the balsa-and-ball-peened-sheet-stock fish we made in that Lincoln shop class. So this thread goes round and round back on itself...
@ March 4, 2011 10:24 AM in Oil hits $103.00 per barrel....Yes, that's low compared to the stations I just passed on my way to work here in southern California. Typical for regular is $3.95 per gallon.
@ March 3, 2011 11:04 AM in New Knight designI'd appreciate your further impressions as you complete the job.
@ March 2, 2011 5:06 PM in New Knight designAre they "in the world" now? Anyone completed an install? Opinions?
@ December 4, 2010 11:53 AM in We're having a contest!worked at four different companies. During that time, the best engineers I've met all grew up on farms. :-)
@ December 1, 2010 1:34 PM in CO Expertshttp://www.aeromedix.com/product-exec/parent_id/1/category_id/7/product_id/1413/nm/CO_Experts_Model_2010
@ July 30, 2010 11:40 AM in MPO or mod con?http://www.monitorproducts.com/pdf/brochures/fcx.pdf
@ May 21, 2010 3:02 PM in An environmental disaster of epic proportions...."What happened to the guy who was on the rig & spoke out about the short-cuts taken? The guy who stated BP officials insisted they ignore the shredded rubber and forego other safety issues to speed up the drilling process. Seems he fell off the earth after that interview."
The media are corporate owned. Those corporations get their revenue from other corporations, for example BP. The real surprise is that his interview made it to air in the first place!
@ March 19, 2010 11:27 AM in Looking for feedback from this board please...are perfectly described by the phrase "know the price of all things and the value of none." As a result, we have Home Depot and Walmart everywhere. It's a downward spiral and I don't have any good suggestions how to stop it.
For that small minority of homeowners who would like to ensure that quality US-made products (manifolds, black pipe, etc.) are incorporated into our new heating systems, here are two questions:
* What's the best way to specify that in contracts?
* Can a contractor, even if interested/willing to comply, ensure they're doing so when sourcing materials?
Lee, I think you should embrace the Internet and sell direct to contractors. With on-line ordering and next-day delivery, you can do just about everything a supply house can for those who install your manifolds, probably making enough additional profit to more than cover the e-commerce expense. If the middlemen are causing this problem, cut them out of the loop!
@ March 17, 2010 1:40 PM in Gas vs Oil as a heating fuel source...in this analysis?
@ February 17, 2010 2:17 PM in Heating guy on TV.Gateway correctly. That's what counts. :-)
I'd be retired now if I had a nickel for every time someone spelled my name incorrectly.
@ February 5, 2010 9:06 PM in "Dirty fuel?"That article has exactly what I was looking for. Since my curiosity results from considering a change in where we'll build our retirement house to a New England location that offers no natural gas, it couldn't have been better if it was written for me. Thanks again Rod.
@ February 5, 2010 5:10 PM in "Dirty fuel?"I was specifically wondering about regulations on No. 2 for residential heating. Anything new you know of that will reduce the maximum allowable sulfur in that application?
Also, you say that any of the refined oils can be burned without soot, and are sufficiently consistent that once a burner is properly adjusted will stay that way. So, if a new MPO with Beckett is correctly set up, is it reasonable to expect complete lack of visible soot until the next annual maintenance?
@ February 5, 2010 3:18 PM in "Dirty fuel?"I posted this on Tuesday in the Oil Heating category, but there have been no responses so far. Perhaps more folks visit The Main Wall, so here goes again.
The article Dan linked to in the News area (above right) refers to "residual oil."
I assume that means Nos. 5/6 fuel oil. How do modern residential boilers running on No. 2 fuel oil (Burnham MPO for example) compare in terms of "dirtiness?" Will such a boiler, when properly adjusted, put out any visible soot? I recall seeing those soot particles on snow when growing up in Westchester County, NY in the 1960s and 1970s. Are there any regulations in the pipeline that would make No. 2 cleaner, such as lowering its sulfur content?
Thanks in advance for your informative replies.
@ February 2, 2010 2:37 PM in "Dirty fuel?"The article Dan linked to in today's News area (above right) refers to "residual oil:"
I assume that means Nos. 5/6 fuel oil. How do modern residential boilers running on No. 2 fuel oil (Burnham MPO for example) compare in terms of "dirtiness?" Will such a boiler, when properly adjusted, put out any visible soot? I recall seeing those soot particles on snow when growing up in Westchester County, NY in the 1960s and 1970s. Are there any regulations in the pipleine that would make No. 2 cleaner, such as lowering its sulfur content?
Thanks in advance for your informative replies.