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hydronicsmike
hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
...seeing those fine peoples names appear on the list of attendees when I can't go! It will sure be one of the best Wetstocks to date and I will most certainly miss out on seeing a lot of old and new friends.

You guys have fun and don't bragg about it afterwards :) K?

Best regards,

Mike

Comments

  • Paul Rohrs_3
    Paul Rohrs_3 Member Posts: 3
    Mike.......

    Is it a scheduling issue?

    Wetstock won't be the same without ya.


    Regards,

    PR
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Quite a group, isn't it?

    Wish you could be with us, Mike.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    Yeah...

    It is a scheduling issue Paul. If it wasn't for that, I'd be there! Am supposed to be in Newfoundland, Canada that weekend. Will surely miss you guys dearly.

    Dan - It's about time we do one in Canada, eh? :)
    The Okanagan (Interior BC) is one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Its just a minimum of one stop-over / change plains kind of place. But then Vancouver is not a bad place either.

    Either way, work permitting, I WILL be there the next time for sure!

    Regards,

    Mike
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Two more

    Jerry and Stewart Steuer, Brooklyn friends (father and son) and two of the sharpest contractors I know.
    Retired and loving it.
  • BillW@honeywell
    BillW@honeywell Member Posts: 1,099
    I'd second Vancouver...

    they even have a steam-powered clock that whistles the quarter hours! Not to mention Gastown, Stanley Park, the Chinese Garden, great food etc, etc, etc...
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    Obviously you been there Bill...

    ...besides the point, if it was Vancouver I may actually get to meet you there.

    I think that we could get a number of fellows from the US to come to a city like Vancouver and Leo and myself would make sure that the Canadian Turnout would be there too. After all, Alberta is right next door and happens to be our Hydronics stronghold.

    Come on Dan, make it happen. :)

    Mike
  • Ken_8
    Ken_8 Member Posts: 1,640
    Jaye & I are coming

    all the way from China! Does that get us first prize for the "Most Diastant" traveler?

    Whattaya mean, doesn't count?

    So what if we "layover" in NJ for two months...

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  • S Davis
    S Davis Member Posts: 491
    Vancouver

    I would go and bring my guy's and I know of at least 3 or 4 other people in the Puget Sound area that would want to attend.


    S Davis

    Apex Radiant Heating
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Love to see you

    in Bloomington.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    I am taking this as a ...

    ...No Go for Vancouver, Dan. Is it?

    Mike
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Mike,

    we take these one at a time. If we have a good showing in Bloomington we'll consider doing it again. It's like any other business. Thanks for understanding.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    Makes sense...

    ...and I fully respect that. I have just always felt that this Wetstock is such a great idea that I can not see this die anytime soon.

    Mike
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    If people want it, we'll do it.

    But if they don't sign up that sort of means they don't want it, eh? I think this should be sold out by now, don't you?

    We always listen to our customers, Mike.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    Yes and No

    I agree that it should be sold out by now, but my experience has been, as a field instructor, that some Events don't sell out until the last minute.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but the recent Wetstocks were very well attended, weren't they? I know that if I could physically make it possible, I'd be there every single time!

    Mike
  • S Davis
    S Davis Member Posts: 491
    Sorry finger spasm

  • S Davis
    S Davis Member Posts: 491
    Travel

    Well some people don't like to fly and it makes it hard to get back east.

    It's kind of funny alot of people say we need to better the hydronic/radiant industry and that happens with training and people getting together and sharing ideas, but it seems most of it is back east, I know that is where it started and most of the people that have been on the wall the longest live back there but it seems it could be alot bigger community if there was a get together out this way.

    I realize it is a business decision and the chances of filling all the spots is alot better back east but I think you would be surprised at the turnout you would get, and the contribution from the people out this way.

    There is alot of hydronic/radiant heating out this way and alot of people that want to learn more and better themselves and their trade.
    It seems like a untapped market, but what do I know I'm just a radiant installer.JMHO



    S Davis

    Apex Radiant Heating
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,656
    NW traveling

    There may be lots of hydronic activity and contractors in the NW, but the area couldn't field a chapter for the RPA, despite numerous attempts. RPA had its annual conference and trade show in Bellevue in '98. The Viessmann west coast training center is in Surrey,BC. which is the closest place to learn, if travel is an issue. Wirsbo is a 31/2 hr. plane ride. Tekmar comes to town regularly, and geographically close with NW BC(Canadian) headquarters.

    Dan did a steam seminar in '92 or '93 in Seattle and a hydronics seminar in Portland in'96, if I recall correctly.

    I'd like to see more events locally, but have accepted that the industry is powerful and focused in the NE and that's where many of the events will take place.



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  • S Davis
    S Davis Member Posts: 491
    RPA

    Well I have a problem supporting the RPA when alot of the jobs (about 2-3 per month) I have to try and fix where installed by RPA members, so I am not supprised.

    S Davis

    Apex Radiant Heating
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    I'm sorry Mr Holomen...but

    I am making a motion to have the next Wetstock right here in the cradle of Hydronic heating (ok , I stole it from the "cradle of aviation" thing) ...Long Island, New York. WE are one of the most populous m.s.a.'s in NORTH AMERICA, have great sights to see and places to stay - and party...and contain some of the best heating minds and MORE IMPORTANTLY HANDS!!!! in The World. New York Deserves the next Olympics AND the next WETSTOCK!!!!!!! Respectfully, Mad DOG

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  • Ken_8
    Ken_8 Member Posts: 1,640
    NYC!

    Trains, planes, subways, busses, lodging, oceans, rivers, museums, more boilers per square mile than all of Europe and New England combined; French, Chinese, Italian, Irish food and grog, the Empire State Building, Museum of Natural History, the Village, Aircraft carriers, three international airports within a 30 minute train/subway ride, MSG, Central Park, world headquarters to network TV stations - ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, MOMA, and really great pizza.

    Nah. Too obvious. Nothing much to do. No one would come...

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  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,738
    Dan, how about one in seattle.

    I would think Paul and I and whoever else frequents plus the canucks would make a great turnout. C'mon.
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,738
    See above post Paul.

    Would be great to get a local meeting here. Tim.
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    I know these guys will be there.

  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    Guns,

    gangs, rape, murder, abuse, poverty, theives, drugs, drive by shootings, shake downs. Sounds like a great place, you can have the place.

    Bryan
    Marion, SD
    .
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    SD? is that in the USA?

    A pleasure to see an open minded post from someone who obviously has never been there.

    al
  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    I knew

    > A pleasure to see an open minded post from

    > someone who obviously has never been there.

    >

    > al



  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    I knew

    it was all a lie. The stuff on the TV and in the newspapers. It's all a big lie made up by the media, yes, that's it, a lie. Stinking trick camera men and underhanded reporters. I should have known.
    I don't have to avoid any place around here at night because I'm the only one living here. Fresh air? Who needs it. Sunrise and sunset? What idiot would want to enjoy them everyday?
    Never mind me, just don't come west.
    Bryan
  • hydronicsmike
    hydronicsmike Member Posts: 855
    No matter what...

    ...the City of New York is a beautiful place.

    If you look at your local paper and read about whats happening there, do you think that the per capita rate in your town of barely over 1500 people has less crime than the city of NY?

    I also like the woods and the country, but have lived in and visited bigger cities plenty of times. There is always something beautiful and exciting to see in any place you go.

    Mike
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    Bryan,


    You don't have to go to NYC for a Wetstock get together.

    It sounds like you are getting lonely out there all by yourself, I know you will more than welcome to attend.

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    al


  • S Milne
    S Milne Member Posts: 112
    that photo is one of

    the only one taken of the infamous Oil Cartel.

    Four of the greatest minds in combustion no doubt getting ready to do a " favour " for someone.

    I beleive thats Don Aiello speaking to his head capo.

    Listen, you can here he say " Leave the burner, take the cannolis ".
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    Actually

    The Don was showing Ron jr. how he single handedly got a Snow Man steamer with a Side Arm into a thimble. That was when he was younger of course. And Bill saw a guy do that once. Ron jr is still trying to accomplish that one. I'll bet he can.

    Did you hear Ken is having something done to his eyes?

    Looking forward to seeing yawl in June,

    al
  • evilwholesaler
    evilwholesaler Member Posts: 9
    what is the deal?

    i am from the midwest, and am very anxious to come to wetstock. i may not be as knowlegeable as the rest of you, but look forward to learning from the group. i understand that i will be the one beaten up, and criticized, but i want to learn from the best. where else would you go?
  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    Guarantee

    > ...the City of New York is a beautiful place.

    > If you look at your local paper and read about

    > whats happening there, do you think that the per

    > capita rate in your town of barely over 1500

    > people has less crime than the city of NY?

    >

    > I

    > also like the woods and the country, but have

    > lived in and visited bigger cities plenty of

    > times. There is always something beautiful and

    > exciting to see in any place you go.

    >

    > Mike



  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    Guarantee

    that the crime rate here is less per capita. Population is 850. No murder in last 40 years that I have been alive. No burglary that I can recall. I leave my service truck unlocked, never know when one of my neighbors may need a power tool or piece of sheetmetal. It's the way of life I enjoy. I don't think there is anything that would interest me enogh to travel to the City.
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    here's the deal


    Look up on the left, click on the red letters "Shop For Books & More"

    No one beats up on anyone, it's all about teaching and learning round tables, discussing issues and methods, new and old stuff, problems and solutions.

    All great people like yourself.

    al
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Excellent job Al

    Always the diplomat.
  • Bryan_16
    Bryan_16 Member Posts: 262
    Apology

    I apologize for my writings and opinons if they have offended you or anyone else. Merely my side of the story. BTW, planning to attend WS in June.
    Bryan
  • eleft_4
    eleft_4 Member Posts: 509
    Bryan, no apology needed

    Your side of the story is not in the minority, more people share it because the media finds bad sells better than good.

    Mark Twain said, "Bad news is halfway around the world before good news gets its boots on".

    I am glad to see you are coming to Wetstock, looking forward to meeting you.

    al

    PS. our town was little back in the 1940's and the '50s our school had only 10 rooms and everyone's doors were open, just 20 miles east of NYC.

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