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  1. i would use remote sensors and put the tstat in a...

    i would use remote sensors and put the tstat in a closet you can lock...to pay for that, i would take the money from the wife and kids (if you give them an allowance). Or you can let them put the...
  2. Hi from Delaware County...hot one today

    Hi from Delaware County...hot one today
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    That's a new one on me...The building inspector's...

    That's a new one on me...The building inspector's liability is nothing. He will always say something to the effect.."It was fine when I inspected it. I can't tell you what may have happened, or...
  4. If it's a spirovent you're probably fine. If...

    If it's a spirovent you're probably fine. If it's an older type air scoop, still need 18".
  5. IMHO, I would go with heat pump and oil backup. ...

    IMHO, I would go with heat pump and oil backup. You will use the oil backup a little more then you think, and I think the electric back up would be more expensive. Forget propane, especially after...
  6. Your thermostat may have a setting for this. If...

    Your thermostat may have a setting for this. If there is a switch for Fan that has 'On' and 'Auto' switch it to 'On'. If your thermostat doesnt have this ability, have someone install one that can....
  7. Dont get the WM, for one simple reason, its a...

    Dont get the WM, for one simple reason, its a pinner. Practically no one will clean it correctly, and this will shorten its life. I like a triple pass boiler with an indirect.
    More important is a...
  8. Also, don't just trash those radiators, they are...

    Also, don't just trash those radiators, they are worth some big bucks, especially if they are ornate. You could post them for sale on the other-mentioned site.
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    Always use the EDR method, just make sure you're...

    Always use the EDR method, just make sure you're right. Remember most steam systems were expertly designed by people much smarter then you (and me)--no offense. Also the system was designed to...
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    FWIW, I think you have to start somewhere. It's...

    FWIW, I think you have to start somewhere. It's definitely a good experience to see how a large company handles their business. Just don't be surprised if a lot of that '8 weeks' is sales/upgrade...
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    What's a helper?:gah:

    What's a helper?:gah:
  12. this may get you started...

    this may get you started
    http://www.openxtra.co.uk/articles/calculating-heat-load
  13. x100... Hand pump only, or change the line. ...

    x100...
    Hand pump only, or change the line. Also figure out why it is blocked--tank needs to be cleaned/treated, filter not near oil tank or never changed (blocked), line kinked, etc.
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    ...Radiant under hardwood isn't a really good...

    ...Radiant under hardwood isn't a really good idea. The heat transfer is not good and the hardwood will dry out and shrink.

    Not really true. Depends on how it's designed, water temperatures,...
  15. Thread: Need Advice

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    Depending on how your house is insulated, new/old...

    Depending on how your house is insulated, new/old windows, for your size house, 930g/year (average) isn't really bad.
    You should also consider insulation & window upgrades (if needed).
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    Don't get a crappy batch of oil......:) As long...

    Don't get a crappy batch of oil......:)
    As long as you can follow the manufacturer instructions to the letter (as far as tolerances and distances from windows) and you're not going to have a...
  17. Thread: Need Advice

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    If you.re sticking with oil and you like the...

    If you.re sticking with oil and you like the Indirect option, forget both of those pinner boilers and go with a triple pass boiler like burnham or buderus.
    And get a proper heat loss done.
    I'm in...
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    Just to make sure we're on the same page with...

    Just to make sure we're on the same page with terminology.
    When you stand (kneel) behind the burner, the slots that face you belong to the Air Band. The slots you see that are partially blocked by...
  19. I don't think you'll ever truly know. I have 2...

    I don't think you'll ever truly know. I have 2 analyzers-a UEI. & a Testo.
    3 years ago I had the Testo in for complete overhaul, and bought a brand new UEI. When the testo came back, I fired up...
  20. I would use the warmboard. You have to insulate...

    I would use the warmboard. You have to insulate either way. The aluminum barrier will give you more even coverage. Spray foam is more expensive (I think like 3 times) then fiberglass. I'm...
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    IMO, flex when its absolutely the only way that...

    IMO, flex when its absolutely the only way that will work, which is almost never. Id run the duct, insulate, mastic, like you suggest. Have it done right, and done once.
    I assume if you're...
  22. Some people have 7 years experience, some have 1...

    Some people have 7 years experience, some have 1 year experience times 7. I had a guy like this years ago, lazy, hackish, non caring, in a hurry (maybe he thinks 'call backs' are job security). ...
  23. I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron...

    I wouldn't do it, JMHO, unless you have an iron clad contract AND you have control over the money. and even then I wouldn't do it. But if it's the only way to go, make sure your contract spells out...
  24. Thread: Lights???

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    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few...

    ...the 919 snake light is great. After a few years of use the neck gets weak and the head will droop after setting it in place.


    I know the feeling :)....oh you meant a flashlight
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    Is this a new problem? She shouldn't be running...

    Is this a new problem?
    She shouldn't be running out of hot water from just a shower. Is she using a deep set back overnight? Are you sure the control on the boilermate is working correctly? Does...
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