Morgan M Audetat
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Morgan M Audetat commented on Christopher Morin's blog post HVAC Industry: Who wins with High Warranties?
"They can't. It is up to us to educate the consumer and downplay warranties while putting the emphasis on good installation and regular maintenance.  Most major failures are result of pour application, installation and total lack of…"
Aug 11
Morgan M Audetat commented on Christopher Morin's blog post HVAC Industry: Who wins with High Warranties?
"More still. It is marketing overruling common sense and contractors going along for the ride.  The best consumer protection is an educated consumer. I stopped selling "warranty" a couple of decades ago.  Regardless of what it…"
Aug 10
Morgan M Audetat replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Dale and I are referring to high efficiency condensing boilers designed to recover the latent heat of vaporization in a secondary heat exchanger designed for acidic condensate and capable of the highest combustion efficiency available in a gas-fired…"
Jul 15
Morgan M Audetat replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Now you're just showing off :-). "
Jul 15
Morgan M Audetat commented on Tom White's blog post Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction
Jul 6
Morgan M Audetat replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Though Viessmann is relatively unique in the application of Lambda technology to condensing boilers, most condensing boilers (I have installed 12 manufacturers) burning natural gas will not have to adjusted for altitude up to 6,000 feet or so.…"
Jul 3
Morgan M Audetat commented on Colin Genge's event Blower Door Training 101
"Sorry out of town but interested. "
Jun 19
Morgan M Audetat replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"I beg your pardon Rod, To answer your question, Dale has it right of course.  There are two ways to adjust for altitude above 2000 ft. elevation. One is to de-rate the appliance and the other is to de-rate the gas.  Here in Minneapolis we…"
Jun 19
Morgan M Audetat replied to Elizabeth Guinn's discussion ERV in need of backflow preventer.
"Over-kill unless you are in an arctic environment.  Back flow preventer is a device used to protect potable water from the "back-flow" of non-potable fluids that may contaminate a water supply.  Damper is the term you are…"
Jun 5
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"I like recovery and it can make a tank-less water heater work where it wouldn't, even when it shouldn't. If I were in Canada I would try one out and since we design quite a few HVAC /plumbing systems there we may soon get a chance. One…"
May 10
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"I am master plumber and familiar with recovery and tankless water heaters.  What do you pay for an installed ThermoDrain?  What will the combination tankless and ThermoDrain cost installed?  Payback and ROI for a retired couple in…"
May 8
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Like all tankless water heaters, but as the OP states the ground water is cold so in cold climates extra care must be taken to assure the volume of hot water, which will diminish as ground water temperature drops, is adequate for the…"
May 8
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Great if it doesn't sweat. "
May 1
Morgan M Audetat replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"We specialize in condensing appliances but few residential applications warrant a tankless water heater. I would install a 50 gallon tank type heater for a natural gas application such as yours. You can likely afford the $35/month cost of operation…"
May 1
Morgan M Audetat commented on Sean McLoughlin's blog post Programming in-floor electric radiant heat, is it worth it?
"You would need a large bathroom to see the difference. We install them both ways depending on the occupants desire.  Thermal mass has nothing to do with it. "
Apr 23
Morgan M Audetat replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"What is wrong with glass or mineral? "
Apr 20

Profile Information

Company
Badger Boiler Service
Professional Certification
Master Plumber Master, Steam Hot Water, Master Gas Burner, Hydronic Designer
Professional Interests
Condensing Boilers, Hydronic Radiant Heating, Driveway Snow/Ice Melting, Condensing Water Heaters, Practical Green building practice
Website URL
http://BadgerRadiantDesigns.com

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