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Forced hot air is amazing

ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
OK. Go!
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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    Um, I like the way it redistributes my dust?
    smithfan
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
    Did your cheese slide off your cracker ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    Amazingly bad.
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    ChrisJ
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,698
    I adore the way I don't have it in my house!
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  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    @ChrisJ You're on thin ice, buddy.
    ChrisJGordy
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,698
    Rich said:

    Did your cheese slide off your cracker ?

    Haven't heard that one before, I like it.
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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,698
    I like big ducts and I cannot lie....
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
    Since it seemed a few were determined to brag about how modcons with hot water are superior to any steam system I figured I'd create a thread everyone on the forum can agree in.

    I was also curious if anyone here actually liked forced hot dirt.
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    you must be pumping something other than air out of your steam piping .....get out of the house.
    Harvey RamerChrisJHatterasguyZman
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    KC_Jones said:

    Rich said:

    Did your cheese slide off your cracker ?

    Haven't heard that one before, I like it.
    @ChrisJ A couple fries short of a happy meal.
    ChrisJ
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    One benefit is AC.........I'll carry my window shakers until they have to pry them out of my dead hands.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
    Gordy said:

    One benefit is AC.........I'll carry my window shakers until they have to pry them out of my dead hands.

    One benefit?
    That benefit works better without the burner.
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  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    Whoever came up with the word "forced" for central heating. "Induced" would be more fitting.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    ChrisJ said:

    Gordy said:

    One benefit is AC.........I'll carry my window shakers until they have to pry them out of my dead hands.

    One benefit?
    That benefit works better without the burner.

    I'm talking strictly from the stand point of the ductwork part of forced hot air.


    If you want to exclude that I got nothin......
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
    Gordy said:

    ChrisJ said:

    Gordy said:

    One benefit is AC.........I'll carry my window shakers until they have to pry them out of my dead hands.

    One benefit?
    That benefit works better without the burner.

    I'm talking strictly from the stand point of the ductwork part of forced hot air.


    If you want to exclude that I got nothin......
    Judging by how you were in the steam thread I'm surprised you didn't go off on a rant about how good radiant cooling is. :)
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    stick to the topic Chris. You started it......

    This will die quickly.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    I like the sheet metal fabrication part of it. There's an art to doing it.
    Other than that, I've got nothing.
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    Another benefit of steam.....clean dirty ductwork.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    See I'm on your side Chris :p
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
    Gordy said:

    See I'm on your side Chris :p

    Sometimes I wonder. :)
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    edited January 2016
    You just have to quit telling me your bike is better than my bike. We both have Schwinns.......FA that's a Huffy......
    ChrisJ
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    What's a Huffy?
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    When I was a kid Schwinn was the bike to have. Huffy was a cheap brand of bike.....compared to a Schwinn.
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,542
    You guys were priviledged! I had a Rollfast.
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,556
    edited January 2016
    I like how good it is during the shoulder seasons.....which we are still in. havnt had to turn on my boiler yet.

    Oh, and central air!
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    edited January 2016
    Cannondale is where it's at.

    I used to have a Bachetta recumbent with a carbon fiber frame. That was an awesome ride as well. http://www.bacchettabikes.com/bike/carbon-corsa/
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,473
    @Gordy In the mid 50's I remember a friend having a 28" Columbia bike, it was much bigger than my 26" Schwinn.

    Bob
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    Cannondale is where it's at.



    I used to have a Bachetta recumbent with a carbon fiber frame. That was an awesome ride as well.

    We never had that option. 3 speed, 5 speed, banana seat,sissy bar. 10 speed. Still got my world tour 10 speed from high school.


  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    So I take it, you weren't doing the tour-de-France on you block ;)
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    We rode bikes to school then.......that was the tour.
  • FranklinD
    FranklinD Member Posts: 399
    Have been watching both threads with interest. Very entertaining. A saying that popped into my head: "A few sections short of a full radiator."

    I recently applied for, and was offered, the job of Chief Fire Mechanic for my city's Fire Department. I gratefully accepted. Maintaining equipment and vehicles, yes, but also basic maintenance on and coordinating repairs for the mechanical systems of our 3 Fire Halls.

    Two have scorched air heat, and one, built in 1990, has in-slab hot water heat on 2 floors. The current mechanic says the boiler is original and running well, in fact, it has been the cheapest system to operate by far (big doors going up and down all the time).

    I'm looking forward to getting over there and seeing it with my own eyes. Should be interesting.

    I'll keep watching the fun here :-)
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  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
    So steam is an antique Schwinn and forced hot dust is a huffy. I think that's what I got out of this thread. Lol
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    It never matters the topic. We can sure go off on a tangent. What better one than this to get off topic though. Thanks Chris.
    ChrisJZman
  • njtommy
    njtommy Member Posts: 1,105
    We all know how much Chris hates forced air, but it has its place.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,698
    I think we need to have threads like this on occasion so we don't hijack other threads. Maybe once a week we just have a thread called "random thoughts". lol I still have my first bike, Schwinn phantom BMX no speeds and coaster brakes. Kept it indoors always and the last time I looked it was still in mint condition.
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    FranklinD said:

    Have been watching both threads with interest. Very entertaining. A saying that popped into my head: "A few sections short of a full radiator."



    I recently applied for, and was offered, the job of Chief Fire Mechanic for my city's Fire Department. I gratefully accepted. Maintaining equipment and vehicles, yes, but also basic maintenance on and coordinating repairs for the mechanical systems of our 3 Fire Halls.



    Two have scorched air heat, and one, built in 1990, has in-slab hot water heat on 2 floors. The current mechanic says the boiler is original and running well, in fact, it has been the cheapest system to operate by far (big doors going up and down all the time).



    I'm looking forward to getting over there and seeing it with my own eyes. Should be interesting.



    I'll keep watching the fun here :-)

    That's,where radiant shines in a garage setting. That thermal mass bounces back when the doors open, and close.
    njtommyZman
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    njtommy said:

    So steam is an antique Schwinn and forced hot dust is a huffy. I think that's what I got out of this thread. Lol

    Insert hydronic in place of steam.
    njtommyZman
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    Question for the steam guys. What temp do you get the water to boil in a vacuum system?
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,452
    njtommy said:

    We all know how much Chris hates forced air, but it has its place.

    Ok?
    Where's it's place? As far as I know heating or cooling air is a terrible way to maintain temperature in any structure.

    But I'm always looking to learn new things so I'm keeping an open mind.

    Don't want my cheese falling off the cracker... :)
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    KC_Jones said:

    I think we need to have threads like this on occasion so we don't hijack other threads. Maybe once a week we just have a thread called "random thoughts". lol I still have my first bike, Schwinn phantom BMX no speeds and coaster brakes. Kept it indoors always and the last time I looked it was still in mint condition.


    BMX, Carbon fiber. I still hurt when I think about all the ramps we jumped, and wiped out on with straight street iron. Kinda like Evil Kenevil in his day with out a dirt bike. Oh the scars.
    SWEI