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Bob Bona

Bob Bona

Joined on September 20, 2007

Last Post on April 15, 2014

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@ April 15, 2014 8:32 PM in Better Business Bureau

The years I have been solicited. No thanks. I don't need some delusional person messing with my good name.

I have had

@ April 8, 2014 7:27 AM in Value of converting oil/steam to modcon gas?

0 problems with sidewall concentrics as in the flat plate style. Otherwise it's roof concentric or chimney as a chase for pp and intake on sidewall. But sidewall is first choice for access.

direct vent

@ April 7, 2014 8:53 PM in Value of converting oil/steam to modcon gas?

Appliance terms can be within 1 foot horizontally of a window or 7 feet from lot line is how I readthe Code.

pretty much the

@ April 6, 2014 1:03 PM in Value of converting oil/steam to modcon gas?

Same here in SW CT. We do a ton of gut remodels, additions, tear downs, house lifts...major stuff. That's when the steam goes, if it existed.

can you

@ April 2, 2014 4:08 PM in Weil McLain indirect hot water heater, short cycling?..

Post some pics of the piping on the side of the tank and hopefully the pump?

major remodel

@ April 2, 2014 8:18 AM in Value of converting oil/steam to modcon gas?

I would scrap the steam in a heartbeat. Ability to relocate mechanicals, eliminate the chimney, flexibility in zoning, space gained with removal of steam piping, environmental improvements with asbestos abatement, a wide range of equipment and heat emitter choices , the elimination of a open heating system that is constantly corroding and clogging return piping from within itself, the reduced babysitting of not having to maintain water levels manually, blow downs on a weekly basis or more...

Go for it.

a real winner

@ March 28, 2014 4:58 PM in Billing format

It is none of his business what your profit/markup/overhead is. He was sold a water heater installation for x amount and that is it. He agreed to pay for that service.

Why is it any different for buying anything else? A car? Etc.

"I am sorry Mr. ....but my invoice amount is for my services rendered and material needed to complete the job. I do not seperate line items. There is no benefit. Thank you."

a real winner

@ March 28, 2014 4:56 PM in Billing format

It is none of his business what your profit/markup/overhead is. He was sold a water heater installation for x amount and that is it. He agreed to pay for that service.

Why is it any different for buying anything else? A car? Etc.

"I am sorry Mr. ....but my invoice amount is for my services rendered and material needed to complete the job. I do not seperate line items. There is no benefit. Thank you."

have it on

@ March 26, 2014 10:28 PM in My first ALPHA pump

Good authority that the Bee version 2 will be out this summer. Green and black. Buzzing noise has been addressed.

I second

@ February 25, 2014 10:13 PM in Has anyone ever heard of this?

What Gordy and HR said. I too cannot imagine that extreme a dimension with TGs unless the things were underwater maybe before installation...

hard

@ February 19, 2014 3:51 PM in 007 cap

To imagine one trip to diagnose, time spent here asking around, a trip to track down a cap, a trip back to install is less than swapping out the pump or at least the cartridge on the first trip and done. Time is money...

agreed

@ February 19, 2014 3:45 PM in atmospheric boiler for coach house?

By the time you build a room, fire door, chimney etc you have made up the diff and gained much more with a mod con. Reliability is a non issue. Pretending I didnt see the pricing I will say the atomospheric option is way low. I can't even see the B vent work in that. Might be worth a look at a combi modcon like Triangle Excellence or Laars and dump the electric dwh?

it should

@ February 18, 2014 7:37 PM in How to get a oil burner installers lisence NYC

Be reciprocal. But it's not. Ludricous and smells really bad. White plains requires not only a westchester license but also a White Plains special ticket. Even more insane considering 15 years ago NO heating license was needed in NY and all the close CT oil co's sent thier apprentices over to work unmolested. And it showed.

perfect

@ February 18, 2014 6:38 PM in atmospheric boiler for coach house?

Response from Lima. The extra cost on the modcon is a wash when you factor in the cost of a chimney.

"just need

@ February 18, 2014 6:12 PM in how prevalent is this?

A certain amount of experience and a written exam to be a plumber"

wow. Just....wow..

I'm a big

@ February 18, 2014 7:43 AM in how prevalent is this?

Fan of cradle to grave thinking so after the sketches of various simple operations, I will have an addendum of simple embalming or cremation procedures for all to share.



......Wait...:)

stupid me

@ February 17, 2014 8:42 PM in how prevalent is this?

I used to get my gall bladder out at hospitals but after seeing all the scary instruments and hoses I am self performing any future surguries and will sketch out some diagrams so my friends and neighbors can get in on this cost saving alternative. I mean really. How hard is it?

Nice job MM insulting the trade.

how did

@ February 17, 2014 9:38 AM in is it worth converting from oil to propane ?

We get off on a hot air tangent? The OP was asking about changing an oil boiler to a gas boiler and the radiation stays. You may be thinking of another post :)

If you

@ February 17, 2014 8:09 AM in is it worth converting from oil to propane ?

Have the funds, yes. Getting a direct vented lp boiler releases you from dealing with chimney liner issues in the future and does away with air infiltration your oil boiler likely needs now to support combustion. The lp boiler can be better matched to your heating loadat all times. It can drive a hot water storage tank. There's many good reasons to convert. I would expect that you would need at least one more 120. It wouldn't be fair to gues costs from here since we can't see the site.

If you

@ February 17, 2014 8:08 AM in is it worth converting from oil to propane ?

Have the funds, yes. Getting a direct vented lp boiler releases you from dealing with chimney liner issues in the future and does away with air infiltration your oil boiler likely needs now to support combustion. The lp boiler can be better matched to your heating loadat all times. It can drive a hot water storage tank. There's many good reasons to convert. I would expect that you would need at least one more 120. It wouldn't be fair to gues costs from here since we can't see the site.

same size flange to flange

@ February 9, 2014 10:15 AM in can 007-F5 be replaced with 007-F5-IFC?

Nm.

assuming

@ February 9, 2014 10:09 AM in Modine HW Unit in Garage

It's the 40k btu unit which most res garages use, 3/4 piping is fine. Bush down.
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