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Matt Jr. and I had a great day consulting

Mad Dog_2
Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
We started out upstate New York, hit Da Bronx at noon, and finished up on Long Island's Gold Coast town of Sea Cliff. He finished his first semester of Mechanical engineering classes and I put him right to work! We did some follow ups with some work we spec'd out. Mad Dog


  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    edited December 2017
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 788
    Looks like your son is staying ahead of the class. He has been exposed to more than most of his peers, hopefully this will help in the future. Some fathers take their kid's shopping for the holidays, some tradesmen take their kid's into boiler rooms.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,543
    God knows we need some good engineers in this business!Around here there are....none.

    I don't claim to be an engineer...not in the least....not even close. The sad fact is I can run circles around most of what is out their.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    I tell Matt: "someday when you are designing and spec'ing just give us that extra inch of clearance and you'll make our lives easier!"
    Mad Dog
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,413
    You’re breaking my heart @Mad Dog , steam IS hydronics! :wink:
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,225
    Are the y-strainers specifically for Big Mouth vents or are we doing this across the board now for all main vents?
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,468
    So is "Matt Jr." also "Mad Dog Jr."?

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,162
    Glad you're doing that, @Mad Dog -- the only way to become a good engineer -- in any of the disciplines -- is to get out there and get your hands dirty. And I'm even more glad that Jr. is happy doing it!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,195
    I love this! He's got a bright future ahead.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    In a broad sense, perhaps, Danny but I prefer to think of The Lost Art in It's own category. Steamhead: definitely not. He's his own man and has more of The lovely wife's temperment. John, first time for the pre-strainer, but I like the concept. Thanks guys. He's been going out with me on calls when time allows since he was 5. Some of you remember me posting pictures of him helping me install radiant, steam, snowmelt grid, BUDERUS GB's and installing my vapor system from scratch. It's in his DNA! Thank you for the kind words. Mad Dog
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,537
    An artisan characteristic is always in the DNA. It’s good to see Matt Jr. learning from the ground up. This will put him a cut above the rest, and in doing so setting the bar for the rest of the mechanical engineering community. All the time you helped him do that Mad Dog!
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,475
    Thanks Gordy! It feels reeeeel good! Mad Dog
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,543
    So many of the "engineers" have never touched a wrench.

    Great experience!!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,433
    Hug your kids.
    Retired and loving it.