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Let's Help A Friend Rebuild After the Marshall Fire

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Erin Holohan Haskell
Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335


As you may have seen in this post, our friend @Radman lost his home and everything in it during the Marshall Fire in Colorado on December 30. His niece set up a GoFundMe for him and his family to help them rebuild.

Please consider donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bo-hannah-and-jack-rebuild
Every little bit helps. Thank you!

President
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DJD775DerheatmeisterAlan (California Radiant) ForbesEBEBRATT-EdEdTheHeaterMan

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  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 863
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    Done
    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,361
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    Hi Erin, Along with you, I'm in. ;)

    Yours, Larry
    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Go Bo!
    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
    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,915
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  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,532
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    Done Good luck
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    Thank you!!!

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,764
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    I am in
  • Shane_2
    Shane_2 Member Posts: 192
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    In there, Thank You Erin
    Radman, please share some pictures of your new heating system in your new home when it's done
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,915
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    B U M P
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    I'm in. This has always been a big part of what friends are for at HeatingHelp.com. Thanks, Erin.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Radman
    Radman Member Posts: 75
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    Thank you all my friends! It is so awesome to be a tradesperson and associate with such a cool group of people. After 3 days at AHR I am returning to the long (and somewhat ambiguous) rebuilding process. There are many challenges, much stemming from a Planned Unit Development with tiny setbacks and 171 holes filled with debris….  Foundations will all need to be demolished, all utilities underground, and as little as 10’ between structure lines.  But, if participating with 171 homeowners with 171 sets of opinions on how “everyone” should rebuild doesn’t kill me I am pretty sure in about 2 years I will be back in my home. 😁

    I was literally just about to start a remodel including RFH in the basement and hydro-air for the main house. Plus side?  I didn’t buy equipment yet, and now I don’t have to clean out the basement!  

    Once I have some plans and direction (all up in the air for everyone at this time) I will solicit the wall for more opinions on what to put back for comfort systems.  (Of course I have some ideas…)   
    Things I can’t wait to crack Pandora’s box on:
    Pex vs. Copper
    Panel Rads vs. RFH
    Ductless cooling vs Central
    Boiler selections
    Design strategy
    ProPress vs. Solder (put that in to see if you were paying attention)
    Solar Thermal vs. PV (here we go)
    Will Mark Eatherton ever retire?
    Is HeatBoy really retired?
    And more…

    All kidding aside, it’s good to be engaging again and I intend to continue.  Major love to all of you, I am extremely grateful!

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    EBEBRATT-EdErin Holohan HaskellRich_49
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,403
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    Sorry for your loss. The risk of fire is one of those things... That can keep you up at night.

    On the solar thermal vs PV argument... Why not have your cake and eat it too. I read a few months back that there is at least one company developing solar panels that do both. And considering the PV panels lose a considerable % of efficiency as they heat up it is a win, win, win for you.

    Just sayin' ;)
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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    Done. Just saw Bo at AHR in Vegas on Tuesday.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    Thanks for caring, Dan. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    Thank you all for coming together to help a friend - one of the many reasons why I love this community.

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    How's it going?
    Retired and loving it.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Done. 
    Steve Minnich
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    I have found in life that when you are selfless and help others, while asking for nothing in return, life just gets richer.

    Thanks, Steve.
    Retired and loving it.
    Larry WeingartenTinman
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
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    Thanks for helping, @Steve Minnich!

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

    Tinman