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Am I a cheapskate? (EDR question)

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gerry gill
gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
money well spent on ensuring that the contractor is doing his/her sizing correctly..think of it as an investment..

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  • John_102
    John_102 Member Posts: 119
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    Am I being a cheapskate by not buying Dan’s Every Darn Radiator?

    I’m a homeowner facing a new boiler install. I’m trying to find a pro, and at the same time trying to collect info & deepen understanding. I bought LASH and several of Dan’s other books a few years ago & still am studying. The boss (a beautiful, youthful, intelligent, funny, generous woman) thinks my obsession with the Wall and All Things Steam is weird. I point out there are a great many more reprehensible vices I could take up.

    I’d like to compare the EDR & the resultant boiler sizing by my (as yet unknown) contractor to my calculations. That way I’ll either learn what I didn’t understand (if the contractor knows what he’s doing) or I’ll get a warning that he has sized the boiler by some mystical-astrological-seat-of-the-pants method. (Of course, there is that third possibility that our numbers more or less agree.)

    I’ve got the EDR for my 13 radiators, but I’ve got 6 Trane convectors and no clue as to their ratings. Does Dan’s book include Trane convectors manufactured in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s (sounds like that’s around the cutoff in the book)? The beautiful, etc. boss wouldn’t necessarily balk at another $40, but she does regularly point out the theoretical nature of this pursuit (i.e., I’ll never use the info anywhere but this one time at home and possibly while boring friends to numbness or tears).
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928
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    EDR has four pages of "Trane Copper Convector Ratings as of 1950".

  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,963
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    Yes you are!!!!!!!! That is a great investment

    in-and-of-itself... a great history book as well. If the SteaM PRO does a REALLY great job, you give it to HIN at the end. Mad Dog

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  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    I think even Gene D. would agree :)

    Buy the Book.

    No need to be a Thrifty Flounder, a Parsimonious Stingray, or worst of all, A Cheap Skate
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 958
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    weird?

    "The boss (a beautiful, youthful, intelligent, funny, generous woman) thinks my obsession with the Wall and All Things Steam is weird. I point out there are a great many more reprehensible vices I could take up."

    Weird, maybe. But laudable. Reprehensible vices case in point: See the Audiophile thread elsewhere on the Wall ;-)

    -Terry
    terry
  • John_102
    John_102 Member Posts: 119
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    I can always find the truth on the Wall

    even when it hurts. I'll order the book. Maybe Dan will ship it in a plain brown wrapper.

    You're right, Gerry & Mad Dog. It is an investment. Thanks, Mike, for leting me know that the Trane info is there. Mad Dog, you would laugh at my hestitancy to buy the book if you saw the stacks of others around here. Terry, I believe I've got a few other little, eh, foibles. Fishing, beer-making, the shotguns don't count. And my stereo equipment is definitely not up to snuff, despite what she says.

    Brad, I thought it was a Thrifty Trout and a Stingy Stingray, so thanks for that correction.

    Peace.
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    Sorry John

    I was into flatfish metaphors at the time, not alliteration :)

    The Trout is Out (oops) but the Stingy Stingray Still Saves Stamps....

    Enjoy the book!
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • weird ? pls let me know...

    Was sitting with a bunch of guys in bar, a tv commerical came on with 3 beauiful ladies in skimpy outfit. I asked the guys if they seen the fake cast iron steam

    radaitor without any piping connected to it in the background...
    I was cut off and told to sit in the corner...
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,963
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    The stingray killed my freind Crocidile Sreve

    Not funny man...low blow...don't even go therre!!! BRO!!!
    Mad Dog
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