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Alx

Alx

Joined on April 6, 2013

Last Post on May 13, 2013

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@ May 13, 2013 11:37 AM in gas line sizing

As a consulting engineer, you are correct in properly sizing the gas piping as you have described as per good engineering practice. Although there is diversity in the system, and at times you may get away with running  a gas line as per your boss, there may be times where the equipment will not fire during the cold winter months  where HVAC equipment is energized,

Boiler Make-up water from Domestic Hot Water System???

@ April 24, 2013 10:05 AM in Boiler Make-up water from Domestic Hot Water System???

I recently encountered in which the boiler make up water was being taken from the domestic hot water system. There was a RPZ provided\, but I have never seen this before. Has anyone ever  encountered this before  or possibly was this done at one point in history? I am assuming who ever installed the hot water system assumed if they did this they would be able to maintain HWS temperatures constant. Or maybe it was done in error. This is not the first time I see this.

Why Does Steam Heat dry out the air More than fin tube elements??

@ April 6, 2013 9:50 PM in Why Does Steam Heat dry out the air More than fin tube elements??

Can anybody explain why, in my current home that utilizes steam radiators,   the steam radiators dry out the air more  than my previous home where I had fin tube elements. I noticed the air feels drier.