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Noraire air to water HP

@ July 23, 2014 7:00 PM in Noraire air to water HP

Has anyone used these? Do they work well? Thinking of installing one in my shop on a low temp radiant system but would like some opinions.

OK forget the heat pumps

@ July 14, 2014 6:13 PM in boiler or forced air - need advice

Cant imagine that cold...dont want to. this 0 degree weather in eastern Pa was too much this year!


@ July 14, 2014 1:00 PM in boiler or forced air - need advice

Heat pumps you'll have heating cooling and zones. Then you can start with a micro inverter PV System and your on your way to free heating and cooling. A well insulated 1300 ft. structure would be fairly easy.


@ July 14, 2014 12:52 PM in Looking to make condensate neutralizer

Maybe you have a time machine hot tub ice

@ July 13, 2014 10:49 PM in Anyone else getting unwanted calls from Angie's List?

SunRocket was a U.S.-based VoIP provider established in early 2004 by Joyce Dorris and Paul Erickson, former MCI executives. Sunrocket was one of several companies to offer an inexpensive telephone service that competed against the traditional phone companies by using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.[1][2]

Dorris and Erickson departed the company in February 2007 along with roughly 30 other employees based at SunRocket’s corporate headquarters in Vienna, Virginia.[3][4] Sunrocket ceased operations on July 3, 2007.[5]

I use

@ July 13, 2014 10:31 AM in Anyone else getting unwanted calls from Angie's List?

It use to be sunrocket, voip system with all the bells and whistles, inexpensive and it works well but most importantly it gives you a answering system and the ability to selectively call forward to that voice box. I also have a regular answering machine in my office. All calls go to my office and after I screen them I go to Phonepower log and select that number to go to the other box. This works very well because unlike blocking the number it appears to them they are still getting through. If you block the number they will simply use another number. By using select forward your phone never rings and you can set the box to dump calls at whatever interval you want. Of course my established customers are given my cell number. This has worked very well for me.

I guess that depends

@ July 12, 2014 5:15 PM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

on your opinion as to when is birth....but we are not even going to go there!

The mans son was burned to death

@ July 12, 2014 7:16 AM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

I dont think all the statistics in the world are going to change the fact that I dont want to be part of that.
I will continue to warn my customers about the danger. You do what you want.

Make your gas connectors

@ July 11, 2014 11:07 PM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

out of FlashShield


@ July 11, 2014 4:29 PM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

we covered the object....we covered the manufacturer... can we put just a little blame, maybe...on the person who squeezes the trigger. LOL

And here I thought

@ July 11, 2014 12:30 AM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

unsecured guns were inanimate objects! lol

Draw your own conclusions

@ July 9, 2014 11:44 PM in Jury Rules That CSST is a Defective Product

I use A 1-1/2 drum trap

@ July 9, 2014 11:38 PM in Looking to make condensate neutralizer

with the plug up and fill it with calcite. Calcite is crushed limestone used to fill water neutralizers available where you purchase water treatment equipment.

I bet blowing that

@ July 5, 2014 11:16 PM in stupidity

fiberglass or rock wool around so it can cake up inside your sweaty pores is a whole new dimension i'm missing out on. But far be it from me to deny some young apprentice with a beeper his initiation rights. LOL

What I do is simple

@ July 5, 2014 11:36 AM in stupidity

since I am the only employee of this company we dont allow any attic jobs when its hot or make the recommendation of removing the ridiculous system and install ductless. LOL

Between the kids huffing it

@ June 28, 2014 8:40 PM in Freon leak

and jealous neighbors releasing it, it makes sense to just top it off and install a set of locking caps to give yourself a baseline. Then follow it from there. I will spend a little time looking for the obvious but today there are to many variables.

Daikin Quaternity

@ June 28, 2014 8:25 PM in Whole house de-humidifier

ductless hp with internal solenoids allows indoor coil to be partially used as condenser effectively allowing for dehumidification without temperature change. very quiet.
I have also been using the White Rodgers stat with dehumidification control. This is just a relay in the stat that is unenergized until humidity level is reached and then energized. All my ecm units have the de terminal ready to go but if using on an older system a rib relay can be easily used to change motor speeds to slow airspeed over the coil until humidity level reached. I find bringing airflow back to 75% really gives a (properly sized unit) time to clean out the humidity.

Dryer vent question

@ May 19, 2014 9:36 PM in Dryer vent question

I recently was ask to repair a dryer vent in a large home. Unfortunately the dryer is set in a centrally located room 35 feet from the outside wall. Right now the dryer vent goes up to a lint box on the wall behind it and then drops down into the finished basement where it runs over 30 feet tucked up against the bottom of the joist, then it jumps up between the last joist and the outside wall for a couple of feet and terminates through a dryer outlet.
It is installed with 2 ft sections of aluminum duct and taped together, the connector and termination are spiral wound vent pipe taped to the hard pipe.
Of course this thing leaks and you can follow the tape as it gets thicker and thicker at every leak.
Any suggestion? I was thinking sch 40 pvc with a drip leg but code wont allow.

Follow the money

@ March 15, 2014 9:34 AM in Mod/Con Heat Exchanger Designs and easy..aluminum casting was 8th grade metal shop.
Giannoni and others.....bend and stamp. Remember o rings in Giannoni,finally after many failures welded the tubes.

Triangle....robotic far and away the most expensive and complexed way to build an exchanger but you are no longer limited.

When I said air source hp I meant air to water

@ March 2, 2014 5:58 PM in New Home, Which heat source????

Also although you can use a tank type water heater with the altherma. Its hard to beat a tankless that never runs out of hot water. When it comes to the comfort of domestic hot water then go with comfort first and economy second.

Air source Heat Pump

@ March 2, 2014 11:18 AM in New Home, Which heat source????

and PV panels. This is the only way you will gain complete energy independence. New microinverter panels allow you to plug and play panels as you can afford them.
Wood pellets still keep you at the mercy of pellet makers and they use energy to make them. If all of a sudden China decides to pay double for wood pellets guess what happens to you. Also while your building install a centralized chimney for a wood stove.

Heating-Cooling Loss and Gain

@ March 1, 2014 11:02 AM in Heating-Cooling Loss and Gain

How many of you live in areas where a heat loss is required for a permit and how is that implemented? I would like to have it in our area but need a few ideas how to bring it before the board?
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