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  1. You are misinformed. First, the indirect will...

    You are misinformed.

    First, the indirect will last 3-times longer than a conventional water heater. The standby losses are less than a half degree per hour. The serviceable parts; zero.

    No...
  2. It is a pump station compatible with any storage...

    It is a pump station compatible with any storage water heater. You see one on my web link.
  3. I like to give what they want too. I give them...

    I like to give what they want too. I give them the option. same money...hehehee
  4. This instead of indirect water heater...oh my...

    This instead of indirect water heater...oh my...
  5. The Vertex, though thermally similar, is a...

    The Vertex, though thermally similar, is a dressed up glass-lined water heater, six year warranty. The Polaris is 316SS, ten year for residential. Cast iron is perfect for condensing equipment and...
  6. I design and install combi systems daily using...

    I design and install combi systems daily using Polaris and Taco Xblocks. The cost is similar to a condensing boiler with an indirect but will fit in a 36" circle on the floor with a 2" PVC vent. I...
  7. Hard to argue with the price. I use a lot of...

    Hard to argue with the price. I use a lot of water heaters for space heating--mostly condensing like Polaris. Maintenance on condensing boilers is highly dependent on the initial installation and...
  8. Too many moving parts. How about a new condensing...

    Too many moving parts. How about a new condensing boiler with outdoor reset and an indirect water heater--no moving parts.

    Tankless coils have been obsolete for some time now. With the notable...
  9. I would rather have the knowledge than the...

    I would rather have the knowledge than the degree. Having both is just a convenience. Reading and asking questions on the Net is the answer, unless you plan on a career in design engineering.
    ...
  10. You will need both patience ​and ​time to...

    You will need both patience ​and ​time to learn your trade well.
  11. heheheee ehehee. I haven't seen that before.

    heheheee ehehee. I haven't seen that before.
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    I may consider that, after the winter we just had...

    I may consider that, after the winter we just had here, lol.
  13. HVAC Control Technicians Minneapolis

    We are hiring sober, dedicated HVAC techs that know how to work 40 odd hours 6 days a week with no whining. You may be called on to wrench in a boiler or bend tin or even install a toilet! If you...
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    Good thoughtful reflections, I have had them all...

    Good thoughtful reflections, I have had them all and a few more.

    I was lucky to have a dad who had experience in many trades and gave me the basic work ethic, trade skills and I suppose genes to...
  15. The only answer is the MiniSplit. We install and...

    The only answer is the MiniSplit. We install and service Mitsubishi here in Minneapolis. Where cooling loads are lower than heating the mini-split is the Bomb!
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    I am a plumber and have installed a couple of...

    I am a plumber and have installed a couple of condensing boilers. We try to make it look nice but work better.

    This is poorly installed system, the most striking evidence is the green pump (taco)...
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    Hold on cowboy. If the OP has cast iron...

    Hold on cowboy.

    If the OP has cast iron radiators they were likely designed for gravity or near gravity flow. Output is 100mbtuh, that's 5gpm at the magical, but not necessarily appropriate,...
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    Our first systems were all polybutylene; no...

    Our first systems were all polybutylene; no oxygen barrier. I am still alive...

    50% PG is almost never needed. We use less on our snow melting system here in Minneapolis. PG has an inhibitor in it...
  19. Model codes, licensing and permitting do raise...

    Model codes, licensing and permitting do raise the bar and tend to improve job performance and reward education and professionalism. If only the the lobbyists a.k.a. factory reps could be held in...
  20. The only thing a building permit ensures is that...

    The only thing a building permit ensures is that the "administrative authority" gets paid and your property reassessed.

    When properly enforced, the best building code represents the "minimum"...
  21. We retrofit many older homes with radiant floor...

    We retrofit many older homes with radiant floor heating and high velocity (Unico and Spacepak) cooling and sometimes supplemental heating systems. It all starts with an ACCA Manual 'J' heat load and...
  22. Well...your close. First, and ACCA Manual 'J'...

    Well...your close.

    First, and ACCA Manual 'J' heat load to properly size the new furnace. Yes it will have a lower output and the duct, many asbestos clad would be grossly over-sized so new duct...
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    An ERV transfers "latent" heat, moisture, by...

    An ERV transfers "latent" heat, moisture, by percentage from the stale to the fresh air side maintaining the moisture level in the house while exchanging good outdoor air for bad indoor air. Yours is...
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    There is really no excuse for buying Heating or...

    There is really no excuse for buying Heating or Cooling equipment from a Big Box Store. With so many independent, dependable and knowledgeable HVAC contractors in the market, one need only interview...
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    It sounds like you have an infiltration problem....

    It sounds like you have an infiltration problem. Have a blower door test done and/or energy audit by the local power company. Normally cooling from the upper floors will lower the temperature in a...
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