Joined on February 5, 2003
Last Post on March 10, 2013
@ May 4, 2009 9:17 PM in R 410AGo straight to the source: Esco Institute at 800-394-5268, and ask them where testing is done in your area
@ May 4, 2009 9:11 PM in Ecobee thermostats anyone?Have any Wallies used the new Ecobee thermostat that can be remotely controlled via the internet? They look very nice and sound good, I'm just curious if anyone has used them. Tech Support confirmed that they will only shortly be able to be controlled via a BlackBerry and there is not yet a remote sensor option. Thanks in advance for any replies with experience! For the curious ones: www.ecobee.com
@ April 25, 2009 10:35 PM in WTB: 72\" Pipe Wrench72"? What's wrong with you? I just use a 10' piece of 2" black pipe on the end of my 24" pipe wrench!?
@ April 14, 2009 5:21 PM in Identifying tubesWhat about P-Touch labels? Does anyone know if the adhesive would affect the PEX?
@ March 2, 2009 8:15 PM in OT: Need ICP/Heil online spec sourceHELP! Hey Wallies, my parents furnasty is finally cooked and they don't have the cash to switch to hot water. As it's night time here in North Jersey, does anyone know of an online source of Heil models, sizes and specs? Their website is being renovated and is incomplete. They are also the brand of choice at my closest and most caring forced air distributor. Thanks in advance, Adam
@ February 28, 2009 9:21 PM in Radiator repair leaking!would still like to try repairing once more. Customer's financial situation is extremely tight.
@ February 28, 2009 8:56 PM in Radiator repair leaking!Hi Wallies, We repaired a radiator in a cold spell in Northern Jersey last month. It was a recessed radiator that developed a 1" long crack on one end from freezing when the heat went out in the home. We thawed it and confirmed that that was the only leak, cleaned down to bare metal, cleaned with acetone and applied a generous layer (1/8") of JB WELD. A month later, a leak sprung through the center of the patch!? The customer, though grateful that we got her heat up quickly a month ago, is not ecstatic. I'd be happy to grind down to bare metal again and try something else, but I'd of course like it to last! Any further suggestions? As always, thank you in advance for your help, Adam
@ February 14, 2009 10:02 PM in OT- Wood FireplaceHi Wallies, We have a customer who would like to retrofit a wood burning fireplace with a timer/gas valve/burner setup to ignite whatever wood they happen to put in the fireplace at a preset time. Anything available ready made? Any ideas?
@ February 3, 2009 6:13 PM in Looking for Steam Expert in NJHey TommyOil, What's up with, "I didn't see Super Fuel in the Find a pro section"? Does that mean he's not qualified? Find A Pro is an amazing resource for homeowners, but just because Super Fuel isn't listed there doesn't mean he's not qualified!? FYI, Sam from Super Fuel is tops! He's helped me out of a bind many times. He's very talented at what he does, he's a top mechanic and a fine human being as well. Adam PS- Tommy, if for some reason I misunderstood your post then I offer my sincere apologies. Adam
@ January 18, 2009 8:36 PM in how can i fix a cracked free standing radiator myselfWould you guys attempt this kind of repair on a cast rad that has a crack from freezing?
@ December 21, 2008 9:17 PM in Almost Sundown Hanukkah 2008A "Freilichen Chanuka" to all! That means every Wallie, regardless of denomination, and regardless of what's "lit up" in your respective homes. May the holidays bring warmth and peace to all! Adam Goldberg ADAM Builders PS- For anyone interested, the ideal earliest time to light the Menora is nightfall. You can find that exact time for your location by plugging in your zipcode at: http://www.myzmanim.com/ Happy lighting!
@ December 14, 2008 6:04 PM in finding a radiant leak in concreteFor any Wallie, I'd be happy to UPS my cat to any address in the USA! She loves the warm spot at the leak! She finds it every time!
@ December 10, 2008 10:51 AM in Problems with Taco zone valvesKudos to Taco! All human beings make mistakes. What "separates the men from the boys" is how mistakes are handled. That is one of the reasons that we use Taco exclusively. My hat is off to anyone in this day and age who takes responsibility, steps up to the plate, and makes a situation right. Keep up the good work! Adam ADAM Builders
@ December 9, 2008 11:15 AM in Thanks to all, My new SystemLooks beautiful! One minor item: I noticed that the T&P valve on the water heater is mounted off a Tee and some additional piping. I believe its probe must remain in the tank in order for the temp sensing part to work. I don't believe it will see th same temp as the tank where it's currently situated.
@ December 7, 2008 10:19 PM in Which ECM circ?Hi Brad, Thanks once again for your help. How would I find Mark Hunt? Adam Goldberg ADAM Builders
@ December 7, 2008 8:07 PM in Which ECM circ?Thank you Brad. Do you, or does anyone else have a local (Northern Jersey) source to buy the Wilo circulators as well as an online source? How many different models are there? Thanks again, Adam
@ December 7, 2008 1:31 PM in Which ECM circ?I'm curious about Wallie's preferences regarding ECM circulators. I've seen the WILO Stratos and the TACO "00VDT" series. Unless I'm mistaken, the WILO electronically maintains proper speed/flow and the TACO uses electronics including sensors on supply and return. Is that correct? If so, which do you prefer and why? Thanks in advance, Adam
@ November 20, 2008 9:39 PM in Honeywell MCBADoes anyone have any knowledge of the next generation of the Honeywell MCBA and possible new features? Maybe a more user friendly display and programming, etc.?
@ November 10, 2008 9:01 PM in prep machineI also have the Ridgid copper prep machine and love it! One thing I added though: I bought a foot pedal switch from Grainger 2W463 for $49 and now to turn it on I just touch it with my foot and have both hands free for copper!
@ October 26, 2008 9:36 PM in thermostatWe use the Honeywell VISIONPro 8000 exclusively! They're excellent. Be sure the cycles per hour are set to "1" for steam.