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A day with Siggy!!!

with John Siegenthaler yesterday (July 16) was very rewarding. All of those seemingly complicated piping schematics that John is known for suddenly become very easy to follow when you have the man himself explaining them.

The Powerpoint presentation was excellent (Dan you and I have to get on board with this powerpoint stuff). The manual followed the visual presentation and a lot of material was covered in a short time.

Oh I am sorry the title of the seminar is "Modern Engineering Concepts for Hydronic Heating Design." If you have a chance to get to this seminar do not miss out. It is well worth the money.

Thanks for a great day John!!


  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565

    I'm convinced, Tim. I'm just about done putting the steam seminar on PowerPoint, and then I'll start work on the others. I took a four-day course on PP at Hofstra last month and saw the possibilities with custom animation of diagrams and photographs. My dislike for PP always came from the way most speakers use it solely for titles and bullet points. Why show me the words you're speaking? The course showed me another way. I'm enjoying the process and just bought a tiny InFocus projector. That was the other concern - hardware. I want to be able to be certain that my computer talks to the projector, which is why I bought one.

    Thanks for the feedback on the Siggy seminar!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Alan(CaliforniaRadiant)Forbes

    July 26th. I'm thinking about going. Any of you Wallies going to be there?


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  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    OH MY GAWD!!!

    Does this mean that I can finally throw away all of my overhead projectors after 7 years???

    The mountain has come to Methusala! I'm glad I lived long enough to see this :-)

    Welcome to the future Mr. Holohan, nice to see you on board the 'electronic express'.

    Seriously Dan, check out this site, it's not bad and there are others; http://www.bitbetter.com/powerlinks.htm

    Can't wait to see your 'toys' in Baltimore.
  • Rich daplumber
    Rich daplumber Member Posts: 14
    worth the money

    It was a day full of answers.
    Just when you think you know all the rules they change them.
    Most of the day was spent trying to adapt high mass cast iron boilers to new heating technology.
    Not a problem for condensing boilers,
  • Bob Morrison_3
    Bob Morrison_3 Member Posts: 54
    Worth Every Cent

    This seminar is jam packed with information. Siegenthaler does a great job of relating to everyone in his audience, regardless of backround. It's well worth the cost of admission.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565

    I'm still gonna pack my overheads, though. Just in case. ;-)
    Retired and loving it.
  • steve gates
    steve gates Member Posts: 329

    sorry, Denver the 30th.
  • Unknown
    Good idea Dan,

    when I was doing the Source program for Honeywell the audio visual guys could not get the computer system up and running. No Powerpoint and we had no back up transparencies, it was to say the least not a good day.

    Every session after that we carried a full set of transparencies.
  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    You're welcome and I knew you would :-)

    I'm carrying a set right now for someone else, but it's their security blanket, not mine.

    In all honesty after 7 years of the DLP/laptop route, only one problem two years ago. That was from shutting off my computer incorrectly, we don't need no stinkin directions, only wimps read directions, hehehehehe!

    You took the smart route though Dan, classes, matched equipment, etc.

    I've never had an LDP problem and so I'm a bit cocky. I do carry the spare laptop for e-mail and such and with all of the seminar's now on CD's, eeeeeasy!

    That is one thing I will strongly recommend. Burn CD's of your programs. I have one in the safe deposit box, one on file and one with me. With guys like us Copyrights is everything!!!!
  • siggy
    siggy Member Posts: 79
    Thanks for your support

    This past week was a great start to the Modern Engineering Concepts for Hydronic Heating Design seminar series. We had excellent turnouts in Chicago, Danbury, and Marlboro. Thanks to all those who spent their day at one of these seminars.

    Without a doubt it's the energy and enthusiam of the audience that makes these programs enjoyable for me. Although my vocal chords are pretty tired by the end of the day, the satisfaction of getting new information to so many savvy heating professionals is well worth it. Hopefully everyone went home with new design tools and concepts that enhance their ability to craft modern hydronic systems.

    We'll be in Reno on the 26, Salt Lake City on the 28, and Denver on the 30th. Hope to see some of you western wetheads for an equally good week.

    Thanks again to all those who attended and helped sponsor these seminars.

  • Unknown
    Been there....done that

    Everything we do is completely in PowerPoint. I've had computers that wouldn't boot up, remotes that decide to take a vacation, connector cords that have disappeared and projectors that would project upside down and inside out. But the most interesting moment was with a group of contractors (70) in Billerica, MA when the projector bulb exploded. Fortunately, we had a spare and carried on after a 20 minute coffee break. Lesson learned.......have spare bulb, connector cord, remote and laptop. That's insurance!

    Glenn Stanton
  • Unknown
    This sounds like

    a possible title for another book of real life teaching experiences Dan. Maybe "How to Teach Technicians 2"? Enjoy the technology. I can assure you the possibilities are endless.

  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884

    Thaks so much for a great day. I am sorry I had to leave a little early, I would have loved to sit around after and talk some more. I had to a family event and knowing the Boston traffic I had to sneak out early.

    This was one of the best class's I have attended in a awhile. Well layed out, easy to follow and packed with cool information. The mini tube design really was interesting. I can already see some application coming up.

    For yout eachers out there, Johns PP Was really well layed out well.

    Thanks Again John. It was a pleasure to meet you.

    Scott Milne

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