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    I would look at a high efficiency tank, such as a...

    I would look at a high efficiency tank, such as a vertex, instead of a combi boiler. The reason is that at 600ft2 you will have a very low heat loss and it is probably below the minimum fire rate for...
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    Wow, I am surprised to see this thread go on so...

    Wow, I am surprised to see this thread go on so long, without a lot of movement from the first few pages. Anyway, while the regs can be complicated the idea is simple......A boiler runs at a specific...
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    Young dude and Mr Hall, There is a low pressure...

    Young dude and Mr Hall, There is a low pressure steam line in downtown Toronto that feeds a lot of buildings and they don't accept their condensate back. One of them is HUGE church where we took the...
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    Co-generation needs a flame and heat. some...

    Co-generation needs a flame and heat. some systems don't need steam but most do. There are small household systems that will supply hot water for the house and make some electrical power at the same...
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    Young feller. Not only is water heating still...

    Young feller. Not only is water heating still going strong but it is getting stronger. Floor heating and fancy European radiators have given it new life. So has state of the art boilers, that don't...
  6. jpb2......just curious, whats the story with the...

    jpb2......just curious, whats the story with the avatar?
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    353061 Now, considering that in most countries...

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    Now, considering that in most countries that we call civilized, the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Oz, etc, etc, guns are banned for most people. what is the difference that makes the...
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    It was working well and I can understand that it...

    It was working well and I can understand that it didn't fit into the show script as the WHOLE house was basically a disaster and the home owners were probable overwhelmed by the free reno. My system...
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    Well, I finally checked out the show and they...

    Well, I finally checked out the show and they didn't even mention the solar but my piping was still there. The producers didn't want to talk to me about paying for a re-install or where the extra...
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    Whats Rommy gonna do, strap it to the top of his...

    Whats Rommy gonna do, strap it to the top of his car and drive away on holidays?
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    Have you used many Alpha pumps? How do you like...

    Have you used many Alpha pumps? How do you like them?
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    Poll: For my dad I made an urn in the shape of a cross...

    For my dad I made an urn in the shape of a cross which was fitting as he was a minister. For my dad in law, it will be in the shape of a lectern as he was a prof. It is just a matter of time before...
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    Sorry dude, not working much due to the passing...

    Sorry dude, not working much due to the passing of my father in law.....checking out Mikes handy work will have to wait a bit.
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    A 25kw system could produce an average of...

    A 25kw system could produce an average of 30,000kwh annually where i am in Ontario and at $.10/kwh is $3000 annually. I suspect you would be within 10% of that production figure so it is win win.
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    Poll: Well I've not been on this thread for a while and...

    Well I've not been on this thread for a while and finally after 3 months in palliative care, my father in law has passed on. What started in the kidney slowly migrated everywhere else. what is...
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    One of the big issues with solar, or any...

    One of the big issues with solar, or any technology that needs some market incentive to get people to choose it, is that it is an upfront cost. If you don't have the disposable money to spend on it,...
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    So....I went over to the house and the owners...

    So....I went over to the house and the owners were not home. In the back yard was my tank with the HX on it and the pump and flow meter was gone, control was still there though. These guys were nuts....
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    Individualism sometimes can go a bit far....

    Individualism sometimes can go a bit far. Sometimes things, like mandatory composting, should be ......well.....mandatory
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    Totally agree....most things you can burn for...

    Totally agree....most things you can burn for energy can be put to many many more uses, especially compostables. Better to compost it, grab the methane and spread the rest on the fields than the...
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    Stay tuned.....the home owner has been busy so I...

    Stay tuned.....the home owner has been busy so I think I will get over there tomorrow.
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    I was wondering that myself.....

    I was wondering that myself.....
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    Meanwhile, Alberta ranchers are complaining about...

    Meanwhile, Alberta ranchers are complaining about water problems, poisoned wells from sour gas, and the lowest water table in memory (mind you, that is happening all over the North American mid west).
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    Well, I was born and raised in Nova Scotia in a...

    Well, I was born and raised in Nova Scotia in a town with a an aging steel mill and defunct coal mines so I don't have either an Ontario or Toronto centric opinion. I have a clean air issue and if...
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    BTW, for many more years, Ontario paid Alberta...

    BTW, for many more years, Ontario paid Alberta for the same reason, and many other provinces.
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    For the entire history of Canada, we had the...

    For the entire history of Canada, we had the right to put our canoe in ANY river and go where we want. Guess what......our esteemed PM took that right away years ago....all in a bid to prevent...
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    So do other sources of power and they don't have...

    So do other sources of power and they don't have to be so bad for the lungs
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    What's that comp you were working on? It looks...

    What's that comp you were working on? It looks liquid injected
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    What's that comp you were working on? It looks...

    What's that comp you were working on? It looks liquid injected
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    This conversation has got so convoluted that I...

    This conversation has got so convoluted that I cannot tell who believes the towers (and #7) came down with the help of someone in the govt and who doesn't. Will someone state what side of the fence...
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    I don't think Mike Holmes has ever heard about...

    I don't think Mike Holmes has ever heard about the "limits of combustion". I doubt you will ever see 4% gas/ air ratio in free outside air let alone 14% from a 100Mbtu furnace
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    I would love to debate this with you but you have...

    I would love to debate this with you but you have no knowledge so I would get bored quickly.

    I will just say that you can then get rid of the NUC industry because it is heavily subsidized, you can...
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    Some conspiracies have no political bent.....just...

    Some conspiracies have no political bent.....just that the act itself looks WRONG
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    What increase in power rates would you find...

    What increase in power rates would you find acceptable to help build an industry AND get rid of coal (which is two of the goals)?
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    My neighbours were involved in that show in the...

    My neighbours were involved in that show in the beginning and they shook their heads at it. Seems he is pissing off a lot of people and they expect his bubble to burst.

    Gas reg.....just extend the...
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    He is arrogant and was so the couple of times I...

    He is arrogant and was so the couple of times I met him years ago. I know some of the guys that worked with him in the early years and they do good work but I haven't bothered to watch him for the...
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    Mike won't but the home owner did and it was...

    Mike won't but the home owner did and it was working fine. I have no idea what he will say when the show comes out, if anything. I should send Mikey a bill for replacing it.
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    Mike Homes ripped out my solar system

    Just heard from the home owner so I haven't had a chance to see it yet. Seems he was doing a whole house reno and just ripped out the tank and piping and stuck it on the lawn........grrrrrrrr.....
  38. For those who think they have any privacy......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uY_lZAJW04&feature=related
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    Fox news ......ha......not a news organization...

    Fox news ......ha......not a news organization but a marketing agency for the extreme right.
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    That was done well

    That was done well
  41. Start with hydronic floor heat, then keep the...

    Start with hydronic floor heat, then keep the vinyls and formaldehydes out of the materials. Watch out for wood resins in some trim wood (pine is bad, hemlock is good). Use real linoleum for flooring...
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    Now that's a good candidate. haha

    Now that's a good candidate. haha
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    I have 4kw on my roof and happy for it. It's a...

    I have 4kw on my roof and happy for it. It's a tiny bit but every tiny bit counts, and it is as democratic as you can get.
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    It used to be that a business owner, before...

    It used to be that a business owner, before corporations, had personal control and responsibility over his business. A corporation allows shareholders and directors, who often couldn't care less...
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    I definitely don't get MY sense of right or wrong...

    I definitely don't get MY sense of right or wrong from any government but they are supposed to get it from me (us, all of us). This is what they are supposed to be......a mirror of who we are. When...
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    Relying on the Creator, any creator, for guidance...

    Relying on the Creator, any creator, for guidance (other than personal) and expecting anyone else to follow the same creator and interpret the bible/koran/etc the way you do is a foolhardy exercise....
  47. Is your inspector employed by the state?

    Is your inspector employed by the state?
  48. The people inspecting resi boilers are...

    The people inspecting resi boilers are contractors that the utility chooses and usually that means a lower rank dude as they don't get much money for the inspection. Sometimes they catch the lack of...
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    I hope it is well insulated. Otherwise it is a...

    I hope it is well insulated. Otherwise it is a big radiator.
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    Thats one big low loss header......

    Thats one big low loss header......
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