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Wetstock 2019

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Erin Holohan Haskell
Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,347
edited January 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
Some of you may remember a popular event we held years back called Wetstock. It brought together some of the sharpest people in the hydronics community for a day of roundtable discussions, sharing, and all-around fun.

Picture a large room set with 20 roundtables. There’s food and drink in the middle of the room all day long, and everyone is free to get up and move around as they will. There are no time limits at any of the tables, which are tagged for certain topics (and these change as the day goes by). In previous Wetstocks, the topics have included, Radiant Heating and Controls, Steam, Indoor Air Quality, Innovative Construction, Insulation, Chemicals, Hiring and Training, Ethics, Company Policies, Software, and so on. If someone has a suggestion for a roundtable topic during the day, we’ll set it up. The only way you won’t get something out of Wetstock is if you stay home.

We’re thinking about holding another Wetstock on a Saturday in late September in a Mid-Atlantic location, but we’d like to gauge interest. Please take the poll below and let me know if you’re interested in attending this one-day event.

(And if any of you have photos of past Wetstocks you've attended, please share them. We'd love to take a walk down memory lane with you.)

President
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Wetstock 2019 40 votes

Yes
97%
GordoAlan R. Mercurio_3Dan FoleylchmbDamifudoSteamheadLarry WeingartenJohnNYDave H_2HenryDanny Scullyjerryb46Alan (California Radiant) Forbes4JohnpipeIronmanmercedesSTEVEusaPAdobro23ratioRayWohlfarth 39 votes
No
2%
Dan_NJ 1 vote
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    Yes
    I'm in. I vote for Baltimore, obviously >:)
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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,391
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    Yes
    You think Monterey CA might be a little out of most people's way? :p

    Yours, Larry
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • jerryb46
    jerryb46 Member Posts: 59
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    Yes
    i'm of insterst!
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,219
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    Yes
    You might want to have it a bit earlier..... not during the peak crazy time of the steam heat season. Never could figure out why the big shows are in January in Chicago... I guess they don't want heating contractors there!
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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Will there be beer there? I'm interstersted too! Burp!
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    Come to Colorado! :p

    I would love to come to this, sounds like a ton of fun. I would travel to do it too.....though as Steamhead said, September is busy....
    Erin Holohan HaskellSeanBeans
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,347
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    Thanks for the great feedback. If September is too busy, is there another month that would work better for you all?

    And yes, @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes, there will be beer.

    President
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    Alan (California Radiant) ForbesHenry
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Yes
    2nd week in September seems to be the least busiest..still warm, people aren't thinking about heat yet...
    Where to have it? Has to be GQ's city of the year...
    https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/12/04/gq-magazine-philadelphia/
    PS. Monterey does sound nice in September. Charter a nice sailboat...

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    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Steve Thompson (Taco)
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    Yes
    I'm in - listening to ideas and requests for new stuff (and fixes for old stuff). Don't care when or where, just glad to be part of it.
    Erin Holohan HaskellZman
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
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    Yes
    I would definitely be interested.
    Never stop learning.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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    Yes
    Count me in.

    - DF
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    The last Wetstock I went to was in 2003 (Wetstock III) in Denver where we heard our first - and hopefully last - cries of "Waugh".

    It was great to meet all the people I conversed with here on The Wall and to trade stories and ideas. There were also some manufacturer's rep's. who gave us useful product information.

    It would be great to see some seminars, like one of Tim McElwyn's gas training classes.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    I don't know why you don't have it in Alaska? I mean, if you have to travel anyway......
    We have a great old vintage bar here that I know I could get. Alices Champagne Palace, right here in beautiful downtown Homer Alaska!
    But I would love to try and make it there if you decide my town is just too far away. But think about it :#
    Rick
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    Yes

    We have a great old vintage bar here that I know I could get. Alices Champagne Palace, right here in beautiful downtown Homer Alaska!

    Does it have radiators?


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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    I'm thinking Alaska would be nice....if fishing or hunting is on the table as well..otherwise.. let me know..
    Erin Holohan Haskelldelta T
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,702
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    Yes
    I'm thinking somewhere more central, like maybe I dunno, Ohio? would be nice. :sunglasses:
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,347
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    We're thrilled that so many people are interested in getting together for another Wetstock. These are great location suggestions, but this next one will most likely be in the Mid-Atlantic area. And if it goes well, maybe we can take the show on the road to another location next time around.

    President
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    Hump Head
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,012
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    Yes
    Southwest has some good, inexpensive flights into and out of BWI..............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Hump Head
    Hump Head Member Posts: 4
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    Yes
    I’m in
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
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    Sure! I'd LOVE to attend! Thanks for putting this together Erin.

    Will your pops be in attendance? Wouldn't be a real Wetstock without him, and your mom.

    Following...

    ME

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    CLamb
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,347
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    Thanks, Mark. Yes, they will be there. Hope you're doing well!

    President
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Yes
    Wouldn’t miss it!
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,556
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    Yes
    I would love to be there
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    Would this also be a bring your spouse event?
    I would love to be able to do this!
    Rick
  • JPrisby
    JPrisby Member Posts: 2
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    I know there would be some interest from some folks in the Chicago Market.
    Jim Prisby
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Yes
    Everyone is welcome, Rick. Especially you two!
    Retired and loving it.
    rick in Alaska
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,347
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    > @DanHolohan said:
    > Everyone is welcome, Rick. Especially you two!

    Yes!

    President
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    rick in Alaska
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    ratio said:

    I'm thinking somewhere more central, like maybe I dunno, Ohio? would be nice. :sunglasses:

    i second that motion ;) for obviously selfish reasons
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    I’m in if you’re out in Colorado!
    delta T
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 998
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    Yes
    Either of the last two weeks of August would be ideal
    Erin Holohan Haskelldelta T
  • 1Matthias
    1Matthias Member Posts: 148
    edited December 2018
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    Henry said:

    Either of the last two weeks of August would be ideal

    Yep. I want to attend, but would only really be able to in the summer.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    September is summer. We call it indian summer.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
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    I’d like to attend. How about Wildwood NJ
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
    edited December 2018
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    Dave0176 said:

    I’d like to attend. How about Wildwood NJ

    If it's heading down the shore, Cape May or Ocean City would be better.
    You don't want to run up against 'Fire Fighter Week', 'Motorcycle Week' or 'Irish Week' in Wildwood.
    At least I don't.

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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,624
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    I've been to the first and others and will do everything I can to attend this one, so long as the schedule permits. Thanks for bringing this great event back. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

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  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
    edited December 2018
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    It would be great to see some old friends again.
    ...before we all become extinct. ;)

    I'd love to bring my son with me and introduce him to all of yous guys. He hears me ramble about Dave Yates this and Steamhead that and FfP and gets this blank stare. I know he'd get a bang out of meeting some of the guys I talk about and he's turned into one of the best hydronic guys in these parts by a long shot.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Yes
    Be great to see you both, Steve.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,658
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    Hope it's scheduled at a direct link from Seattle. I'd do my best to attend. Between my 50th reunion, 50th anniversary of Woodstock and Fiddle camp, there's a lot to consider...
  • New England SteamWorks
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    We're in.

    20 years ago this Sunday we were married in Annapolis.

    Nice town. Lovely crabs. Would be fun to go back...

    Things do start to get serious after Labor Day, -but it's too hot in the mid-Atlantic in August, and it's just a long weekend anyway, right? We're for mid-September.

    Blue crabs!
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    Service, Installation, & Restoration of Steam Heating Systems
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  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,601
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    Mid Atlantic = North Carolina!