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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    You can't educate stupid people. Or the ones that listen to them.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    edited January 2015
    I'm sure anyone doing that will be asking Scott the writer of the article why theirs is not working properly. Cheap gene.

    Really anymore I view this site as a church that excepts all sinners with open arms. Forgives their sin(s), and try's to right their wrongs. Educate.

    What else can one do when this site is a top hit on about any search engine. Problem is its hit comes with the phrase (heating help).

    Mark Eathertonjonny88
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    "Fine Homebuilding" is published by Taunton Press. They also publish "Fine Woodworking". A favorite among tool weenies everywhere for their comprehensive articles on how to do some really complicated wood working projects.

    Fine Home Building is for designers who design things that can't be built or are so impractical and expensive to build, they never get built. Everyone wants a "Green Home" until they get the estimates to build it.
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    edited January 2015
    If one were to explain the reasons behind NOT using a water heater for space heating, what explanation would you make, apart from the code stamp on the box.--NBC
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
    edited January 2015
    In an attempt to be fair . This water heater is being used as a space heating only appliance with none of the usual cautions that concern us . Not at all a Mr. Money Moustache deal . Just sayin !
    Now , if you really wanna get upset about GBA , check this out .

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    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    edited January 2015
    Gordy said:


    What else can one do when this site is a top hit on about any search engine. Problem is its hit comes with the phrase (heating help).

    We're hosting about a quarter-million sessions each month right now. Nearly two-thirds of those are from new visitors. Yesterday, January 5, we hosted 12,017 sessions.
    Retired and loving it.
    MarkSGordy
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    edited January 2015

    The only issue is the durability at the duty cycle requested of the water heater.

    • The temperature rise (or lack thereof.)
    • The fixed temperature output.
    • The efficiency at low modulation rates.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    Gordy said:


    What else can one do when this site is a top hit on about any search engine. Problem is its hit comes with the phrase (heating help).

    We're hosting about a quarter-million sessions each month right now. Nearly two-thirds of those are from new visitors. Yesterday, January 5, we hosted 12,017 sessions.
    Dan,

    By no means did I mean that calling your web site "Heating Help" to be negative. I just meant that when someone has a heating problem what would they type in the search box. Very smart web site name selection Dan. It could have been "Hot Water, and Steam Heat. Com" which maybe would have lead to a lesser following. I doubt it though with the knowledge base your site has. Once here it is quite addictive.

    Again Thanks for what you have done, are doing, and will do !
    KC_Jones
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    edited January 2015
    FHB and other advertising outlets have one function. To promote their advertiser's products. 100 years ago, daily newspapers derived their major source of revenue from advertising rental living property, How much can you say in 6 lines of advertising, one column wide.

    There should have been another column listed. How does it cost for a $1,200 gallon installed electric water heater amortized over 10 years and most people don't live in a house for 10 years.

    If the house is financed, what is the total cost including interest for the solar system.

    The wind blew the windmills down, and the salt air destroyed the aluminum on the panels.

    How much did it add to the overall sale value of the house.