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Ceiling Height & Heating

Not long ago, there was an article in The Wall Street Journal titled, "Ceiling Height Versus Performance: Sometimes It Can Make a Difference." It seems that if you're... Continue reading »


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Comfort is Perception

Back when I was working for the manufacturers rep company we moved into this big new office on the Isle of Long that was split up into Dilbert-like cubbies. The place had... Continue reading »


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Iron Radiators New And Old

There are some old radiator sizing formulas but they will most often produce wildly oversized systems. If you're good and accurate with measurement, are quite familiar with... Continue reading »


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All Roads Lead From ISH

I first went to the big ISH fair in Frankfurt, Germany in 1991 with two buddies, and I think we three were joined by only about 17 other Americans that year. ISH was... Continue reading »


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A Customer Bill Of Rights

There's a restaurant chain here in the east called Legal Seafood. They've been in business for years, and for good reasons. Their places are clean and attractive. They serve good fresh food at a fair price for the value delivered, and... Continue reading »


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Mini-CHPs

In August, 2003, the lights and everything else went out in a big part of America. I work at home so it was no big deal for me. I dont do much to begin with, so being in the dark really isnt a problem. The Lovely Marianne closed our storefront office in town and came home. We sat in... Continue reading »


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Replacing Your Old Steam Boiler?

If your steam boiler leaks, or if you realize the old unit has the efficiency of a campfire, you're probably going to find yourself interviewing heating contractors. Only the bravest do-it-yourselfer will tackle an old steam system. As you... Continue reading »


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After the War Is Over

One of the treasures that I have in my library is a booklet titled, "Trends in Heating Development" that Coal-Heat magazine published in July, 1942. K.C. Richmond, the Editor of Coal-Heat surveyed a group of... Continue reading »


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