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thanks ME

@ July 19, 2011 11:40 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issue

THANKYOU 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 the king valves.


@ July 19, 2011 9:53 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

thanks to everyone who took time out to answer my ?.

great thread,my stupid?

@ July 19, 2011 9:47 AM in Infloor Radiant Heat issue

the 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.

thanks M.E and greg

@ July 18, 2011 9:39 AM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

M.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.

wood floor

@ July 17, 2011 10:23 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

so i see it is a legitimate concern.i was intending to use transfer plates,thanks for your reply and help.

staple up under wood???a good idea or not

@ July 17, 2011 8:01 PM in staple up under wood???a good idea or not

hi,so we are getting ready to 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??????????

valve placement

@ July 15, 2011 9:26 AM in correct valve placement?

thankyou sir,your advice as always is appreciated

correct valve placement?

@ 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.

long island plumbing

@ July 14, 2011 9:18 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Island

i 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.

plumbing /long island

@ July 13, 2011 9:27 AM in Plumbing/ Heating on Long Island

nope,nada ,not a chance.i am actually going for my licence in a town on long 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.

thanks guys for your info

@ June 28, 2011 10:53 PM in life expectancy of an oil tank?

confirmed it for 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

so sad,

@ June 25, 2011 7:24 AM in A Local Family in Need

check is in the mail today,when i come back from vacation i will ask my work friends to make a donation

so sad,

@ June 25, 2011 7:18 AM in A Local Family in Need

ive 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.

life expectancy of an oil tank?

@ 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.

happy fathers day

@ June 19, 2011 8:10 AM in happy fathers day

3dvd 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.

thanks tim.

@ 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


@ June 16, 2011 9:32 PM in recirculating hot water?

where does the ideas like this come god out of ignorance and unwilligness to learn my boss would throw it at me.but that is why we come here,to learn from the best,by the way im looking forward to taking dans class in hydronics in ny soon,maybe i will mention the nickel trick to him see what he says

sorry charlie

@ June 16, 2011 9:28 PM in recirculating hot water?

i just threw that in as in my system at home which is getting ripped out soon the circ continuosly runs eventhough there is an aquastat on storage not familiar with oil systems .hot water comes out of coil i and circ from what i see circulates from tank to coil.when i open a faucet upstairs i wait for hot water.i just added that as an example of continuosly running pumps sorry for the is probably not wired right or something as there is a schematic which installer didnt follow,but as i said it is coming out you like the burnham mpo-iq or would you swutch to gas????????

re circ line

@ June 16, 2011 8:31 PM in recirculating hot water?

in apartment buildings we always use the bronze pump so when tenneant opens faucet they dont have to wait 10 mins for hot water, in a house i think the code says if furthest fixture is not more than 100 feet away from tank no means of circulation is necessary,that looks like a lot of water to waste to me to wait for hot water.steamhead we sometimes dont use pumps in these situations,he calls it a gravity return,we pipe it into the bottom of water heater with a check a pump necessary,thanks for your input guys,hope ye are keeping busy
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