Joined on December 16, 2009
Last Post on July 22, 2014
@ July 20, 2011 4:31 PM in Changes for me...on more than one occasion you helped me out .always there to pick up the phone,good luck in the future and thankyou.
@ July 19, 2011 6:40 PM in burnham mpo?has anyone had experience with the burnham mpo iq.i was thinking about doing an oil/gas conversion but this boiler looks pretty attractive. im familiar with their gas boilers but have no experience with oil,except for ripping them out,thanks,half of the house will be radiant if that makes a difference
@ July 19, 2011 5:12 PM in Older shower valve.....i found an old supply book which shows parts as rockwell/sterling.if it is sterling maybe try lockeplumbingcatalog.com.good luck.if you have access from back of shower maybe rip it out and throw in a delta with a large escutcheon plate to cover the missing tiles.
@ July 19, 2011 11:40 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issueTHANKYOU AGAIN for your info,every day is a school day.
@ July 19, 2011 11:36 AM in Almost done !i cant wait for our next steam boiler install,this pic is coming with me,never used a dropheader before,beauty ,great work.love the king valves.
@ July 19, 2011 9:53 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or notthanks to everyone who took time out to answer my ?.
@ July 19, 2011 9:47 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issuethe temp gauge on the boiler is saying 130 correct.i always assumed you wanted to make 180 degree water from boiler to prevent low water temp returning to boiler.then pipe into a mixing valve and pump out of mix valve to radiant zone.
@ July 18, 2011 9:39 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or notM.E , now i can put mine and my wifes mind at rest as dan mentioned you a lot in his book.thanks for the clarification.greg is will look for that software for a heatloss calc.thanks again,as dan says if you have a ? come here.
@ July 17, 2011 10:23 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or notso i see it is a legitimate concern.i was intending to use transfer plates,thanks for your reply and help.
@ July 17, 2011 8:01 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or nothi,so we are getting ready to renovate.my basement ceiling is completly open.i was going to run a radiant zone on the first floor but after finishing dans book on radiant heat dan has kind of scared me a bit about the effects radiant might have on wood floors. half of the would floor is existing but we are updating kitchen and adding 200sqft to it with new wood floor to match old.anyone have problems with floors buckling etc,thanks in advance for your help.wife read the book and is warning me to get it right or else??????????
@ July 15, 2011 9:26 AM in correct valve placement?thankyou sir,your advice as always is appreciated
@ July 15, 2011 9:15 AM in correct valve placement?my stupid ? of the day.on hot water systems we usually place valve on bottom of radiator and return 90 on the other side.i have also come across when we could not rough in the rad this way.instead we would put valve on top and return 90 on bottom but on the same side,bleeder is opposite the valve and plug the other opening on bottom of rad.both work,but which is the correct way.thanks.
@ July 14, 2011 9:18 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Islandi understand your frustration,but my friend who is licensed in nyc had this problem.whenever he had a job on the island he would get his friend to sign off.he got sick of doing this and got his own licence which involves doing a lead wipe .no harm calling though,good luck.
@ July 13, 2011 9:27 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Islandnope,nada ,not a chance.i am actually going for my licence in a town on long island.in my class there was a nyc master plumber and long island would not recognise it.sorry,its a little strange how it all works here which i am beginning to find out,all you can do is get someone to cover you or not take the job.i actually know a plumber who covers people and that is his main source of income but that is a whole different argument and topic which im sure a lot of people would have opinions on,good luck.
@ June 28, 2011 10:53 PM in life expectancy of an oil tank?confirmed it for me.im switching to gas,get rid of the oil altogether.
@ June 26, 2011 11:13 AM in Hudson NY steam guy?respect to steam installers,god knows how hard it is to do it right.great article,thanks
@ June 25, 2011 7:24 AM in A Local Family in Needcheck is in the mail today,when i come back from vacation i will ask my work friends to make a donation
@ June 25, 2011 7:18 AM in A Local Family in Needive been blessed with a healthy daughter,i cant imagine this families struggles,my check is in the mail.i live on the south shore of the island if they need any plumbing work let me know,thoughts and prayers are with the child,thanks for your work ,people like you make a difference,its easy to forget how lucky we are sometimes.
@ June 24, 2011 11:07 PM in life expectancy of an oil tank?hi,my american standard boiler is original with original oil tank.about 40 yr old.will be replacing boiler shortly,as suggested by another member here maybe an mpo-iq.should i change tank to,or maybe convert to gas.oil tank is in basement and looks in pretty good shape.just wanted to get your thoughts,i have an oil rep coming soon and am pretty sure of what he will say.
@ June 19, 2011 8:10 AM in happy fathers day3dvd set dan holohan classis hydronics, thgis is better than christmas.hope you all have a good day and thanks for all the answers and help you provide.
@ June 18, 2011 5:23 PM in recirculating hot water?im getting my friend to look at the wiring on my boiler and eliminate the need for the pump to run constantly,when our customers want recirc pumps we do go with taco stainless or bronze.thanks for your info i like the souns of kicking the pump on with a switch,
@ June 16, 2011 10:00 PM in recirculating hot water?i havent done a heat loss calculation yet,im going to look at a contractor here to see if they can do it,im not 100%confident yet and my supply house takes an easy way out .i got a 93 year old grandma downstairs so i would love for her to be comfortable,she turned of her heat a week ago........i seen steamhead does consulting work ,i might try and contact him and see what he thinks of some of the ideas i have,again thanks all for your help