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Dave's not here, man........

... for Dave to return. He's done a lot of good here; helped a lot of people. Anyone else wish to cast their vote? ;~)

Yours, Larry


  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    Where is GrandPAH?

    Jackchips wrote: It's too bad GrandPah is on self imposed leave as it would be interesting to get his take on inspectors watching plumbing material leave a store and the inspector following the purchaser home.

    I read this in another thread. Where's Dave, and why a "self imposed" leave???????

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    He had enough of Ken

    and took himself out of the game.
    Retired and loving it.
  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    I'm sorry to hear that......

    Maybe we could all do a mass-email campaign. If we harass him enough, will he come back????

    (pronounced huh-RASS, not HAIR-uss)
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Dave's his own man, John.

    I'm sure he's doing what's best for himself.
    Retired and loving it.
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    I'd like to see Dave

    hang out a little. I hope he'll come back after a rest, he has ALOT to offer.


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  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    I realize that.....

    ...it was all in fun, Dan.

    I do miss him, though........
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    I know.

    Retired and loving it.
  • S Ebels
    S Ebels Member Posts: 2,322
    From one Grandpa to another GrandPAH

    Dave, Your absence here makes the place a little less than it was when you were here. Hoping to see you back someday!
  • Jamie_6
    Jamie_6 Member Posts: 710

    I agree!

    We need Mr. Yates back.

    He was my first mentor on the wall. Got me out of a lot of trouble on my first radiant job.


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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    I wish he had never left,

    He's his own man, though.
    Retired and loving it.
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    He'll be back

    I exchanged e-mails with Dave a couple of days ago. He'll be back when the time is right.
  • Plumdog_2
    Plumdog_2 Member Posts: 873

    We want Dave; We want Dave; etc
  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 770
    A regular Reader

    I have been coming to "The Wall" for about eight years. I don't post as often as some but I read the Wall daily. When I first began frequenting here Dave, ME, HB, and Hot Rod were some of the frequent and knowledgable posters. Ken was a frequent and ever the opinionated poster.
    The Wall did and still does have an "ebb and flo". I have seen it move from one internet service to another. People have come and gone, some by choice some not. People have become parents others grand parents. Ken has retired from his business. Some posters have passed to another life. The Wall has had a period of shut down which prompted the launch of Area51HVAC which has come and gone. I have seen Dave evolve from a business owner and sharp radiant installer to now working with mfg's such as the hot water video. I've also seen him fight city hall and win. Everyone's life changes it's priorities and direction. I just have a feeling we haven't heard the end of him we may just see him less.

    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,335

    Cmon Dave we need you back! Your an important cog in this wheel!

  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338

    any chance you asked his opinion on the Inspector following plumbing material out of a store to it's destination?

    Being a politician and former inspector I have disagreed with Dave on many occasions but agreed much more often. More important, I've learned from him.

    Bring back GrandPah.

  • Dave Yates (PAH)
    Dave Yates (PAH) Member Posts: 2,162
    Ain't dead yet!

    Scott Milne sent me this thread & I appreciate your thoughts.

    However, I was off base with my reaction to things on this site and need to resolve those conflicts (in my mind) before I return. My aplogies for forgetting that this is to be an educational site and losing my temper. My bad. I should have ignored the rude posts that were getting under my skin and, instead, helped give advice to the gentleman who was asking for some hydronic help.

    I've been on an emotional roller-coaster ride with some serious parental health issues and that's consuming lots of our time. No doubt that helped to cloud my vision and had an overriding affect on my judgment. Still, that's not a valid excuse.

    Now, get back to The Wall's work you scabberous dogs! Life moves on & so must we all. I've been up on the roof contemplating Jimmy Carter & Ronald Reagan(G).

    Best wishes for a joyous holiday season to you all.

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  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Hear Hear!

    I also cast a vote against the kind of behavior that made him leave in the first place. Disagreements come up every day. Handling them without making it personal is what we should all strive for. Otherwise, the emotions can get in the way of a constructive discussion.
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040

    Well said, Constantin!

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Nice to hear from you....

    ... and good luck with them solar tubes!
  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    PAH, you better come back or.................

    .......I'll be forced to post that picture of you and Wheels. You know the one right...............?

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  • David Sutton_6
    David Sutton_6 Member Posts: 1,079
    Very well put Leo !

    Dave i have learned alot from you and will learn alot more when the time is right,

    Thank you for caring enuff to stop in and let us know your ok!

    David Sutton
  • Floyd_25
    Floyd_25 Member Posts: 4

    Thought for a minute there that you were going to jump from the roof.... but... i see you gots your harness and rope... :-)
    Glad to hear from you again... was wondering what happened to ya!! Have missed your imput here.....and your projects...


  • Pat Clark_2
    Pat Clark_2 Member Posts: 102
    for the Plumber At Heart

    Miss you Dave. Lifes too short to abandon those little things that touch us every day. Take your time, we will be here when you get back.

    Pat (Alaska Time) Clark
  • Glenn Harrison_2
    Glenn Harrison_2 Member Posts: 845
    Mr. Yates

    As one of many Wallies who has read your posts and learned a great deal of things from them, I am glad to hear you will be back.I also wanted to say I'm sorry your dealing with "parental health issues", and while I don't know what they are, I just wanted to wish you the best in resolving these issues, and know I will keep you in my thoughts, as I'm sure everyone else will. Also please keep in mind, I'm sure nobody blames you for having a clouded head, when your mind is on family, as family always comes first, and the Wall comes after.

    All the best, and I hope you'll be back soon.

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Denny Member Posts: 124

    Not to be a pedant, Dave, but it's scabrous, not scabberous
  • john_27
    john_27 Member Posts: 195

    Dave...just wanted to say thanks for everything you gave to the Wall....I hope your family situation resolves itself favorably, and that you know the Wall is a little less without you....John
  • Joe@buderus_2
    Joe@buderus_2 Member Posts: 302
    Best wishes

    Best wishes and prayers to you and your family GrandPAH. Please return when you feel the time is right - We'll leave the light on for you.
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