Mark Eatherton

There’s a new codebook in town 
I’d like to take a short break from our regular programming to introduce you to the new codebook, the Uniform Solar Energy Hydronics Code (USEHC).
Distribution piping methodologies 
Having been involved in the pipe trades for over half of my life, I have had the opportunity to be exposed to almost every type of piping system.
RPA can help grow your business 
One of the primary functions of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is to help our contracting members grow their business and make it flourish as much as possible.
What could possibly go wrong? Pt. — 4 
In the last column, we were talking about the need to look at the building plans as a “system” instead of looking at them from an individual component perspective. We are now continuing on with that conversation.
What could possibly go wrong? Part 3  1
Every contractor has his or her own way of doing business, and rarely do they have an opportunity to have that process peer reviewed
What could possibly go wrong? Pt. 2 
Last month, we started a series of articles on my experiences as a former expert witness on hydronic heating systems. This is part two of that series.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Part 1 
In my previous business life I was an expert witness. In this capacity, I was called upon to review the work of other tradespeople.
Heating, cooling source options for radiant comfort systems – Pt. 4 
This month will be the end of this series of articles about controlling and powering these ultra-efficient, extremely comfortable systems.
Your radiant comfort system — Pt. 3 
In last month’s column, we discussed individual zoning controls. We continue the discussion this month.
How do you control your radiant comfort system — Pt. 2 
In last month’s column, we discussed individual zoning controls. It is a known fact that the majority of people like a cooler sleeping environment.
Controlling radiant comfort systems 
It's time to discuss more juicy details about radiant comfort delivery systems, including how to control them, which heating/cooling sources are available and so forth.
Radiant ceilings deliver comfort 
In my October article, we began reviewing all of the different typical methods for delivering radiant comfort. This month’s article will focus on my personal favorite, radiant ceilings.
So many panels, so little time... 
As I have shown in the articles over the past year or so, we have many choices above and beyond the well-known radiant floor for delivering excellent radiant comfort, in the heating and cooling modes.
Misconceptions about hydronics, radiant heating 
Every once in a great while it pays to stop and look backward; see where you have been so you can figure out where you are going and make certain you have a plan to complete your journey.
Comfort with commercial radiant heating products  6
In a properly designed and installed system, a radiant heating ceiling system can make all of the difference in the world as it pertains to occupant comfort. Many times, these retrofit heating panels are placed to counter poor system designs and/or controls.

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