Richard McGrath
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Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Bob .  There is millions of sq ft of radiant ceiling in commercial space all over the globe .  Walls and ceilings are often overlooked or even laughed at since most think heat rises as opposed to the reality that hot air rises .  What…"
Feb 2, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  For just a bit more than 200.00 you could purchase Joist Trak plates or similar , 5 sheets (32 sf) of rigid foam , and tubing and drywall to cover .  Save 30.7 watts x 3200 hours and have a noiseless , more comfortable radiant ceiling…"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  As a hydronic professional for more than 30 years I can safely say I never heard of hydronic "Strip heat "  .  Maybe Eric can clarify ?"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  Thats correct .  I only make suggestions based on real world performance , knowledge and science .    Pricing can be found or gotten by interested persons ."
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Bachi .  Placing electric strip heat under the subfloor is probably sure to fail .  I do not believe they can get hot enough to provide anything at all through that type of resistance .  Good luck ."
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  If running another line voltage circuit , hearing a bit of noise and using more power than needed is Sweet than the kickspace heater is certainly for you .  If what you want is comfort , efficiency and no noise I would go with the…"
Jan 29, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Don &  Bachi ,   Storing at higher temps in tank type units and using a domestic hot water mixing valve is a tried and true defense against legionella .  Legionella bacteria have a hard time at 150* ( 90+% are killed at 140*) ,…"
Jan 28, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Andy Gostisha's discussion Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units
"How about slim ducts that recess in the wall and/or ceilings . I believe Fujitsu and Daikin both make such a unit"
Nov 22, 2013
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Nov 17, 2013
Richard McGrath replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena ,    As far as building Science is concerned I believe your most efficient way to condition this house would be with radiant heating / cooling with an ERV capable of removing Latent . I would utilize an air to water heat pump for…"
Nov 15, 2013
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Nov 13, 2013

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Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC / Bluewater Mechanical Inc
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Furthering Energy efficiency and insuring that the built environment no longer ignores the fact that the building and all systems therein should function as a SYSTEM

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