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Articles by John Siegenthaler, P.E.

Tanks Needed

May 1, 2006
Opportunities await if manufacturers will respond.
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A Burning Question

March 30, 2006
Are high-performance condensing boilers compatible with mixing devices?
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Ten Meltdown Strategies

March 7, 2006
Those who've worked within the hydronic radiant heating market in most areas of the county have probably been asked about the feasibility of snowmelting. Many hydronic professionals now offer it as a part of their repertoire. It's a natural extension of the skill set learned to design and install radiant heating systems.
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High Head Radiant

February 16, 2006
We've talked about the implications of long radiant floor circuits in the past. They do cut down on hardware, such as manifold connections. They also speed the installation. But what about thermal performance? Can the use of a “high head” circulator correct for the potential thermal degradation due to an extra long circuit?
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Spin Control

January 12, 2006
Last fall the PM columnists were all challenged to write about their “secret life” for their January columns. The idea was to write about something they do or enjoy that's a bit outside their normal monthly specialty.
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Harvey's Horseshoe

December 1, 2005
If you attended the RPA RadFest East this past October, you may remember the piping schematic in Figure 1 as an example of what not to do.
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Zoned Out<br>John Siegenthaler, PE

November 1, 2005
You don't need dozens of control boxes and miles of thermostat or sensor cable to provide appropriate zoning.
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The Other Efficiency<br>John Siegenthaler, PE

October 1, 2005
It's time to stop 'overpumping' our hydronic systems.
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Lines Of Communication<br>John Siegenthaler, PE

August 1, 2005
Networked controls will soon be the norm in hydronics.
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