Mark Eatherton

Mark
Eatherton
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Exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces — Pt. 3 1
As I pointed out in my last article, the possibility of having a well-meaning volunteer drywall installer with a cordless screw gun and very sharp screws in hand gave the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and me some concern.
Exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces — Pt. 2 85
My first experiment with alternative radiant heating surfaces was a radiant wall project.
Welcome to the inner workings of the RPA

As I begin my new life as technical director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, hereafter referred to as the RPA, I find myself surrounded by some very professional people who all have one goal in mind. That goal, if you will, is to “Grow Radiant.” That has always been the goal of the RPA since its inception back in 1994. And although the original concepts of delivering radiant comfort were essentially hydronic based, today it includes electric panel radiation, hydronic powered radiation, and even direct and indirect gas fired radiation.

Getting acquainted with the new Radiant Professionals Alliance 1
This is the second in a series of articles on the new Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA).
Unintended consequences of retrofitting — Part 3 1
This is the last in a series of articles on the hidden consequences of water and energy retrofit considerations in mid-rise multifamily buildings.
Unintended consequences of retrofitting — Part 2 3
This is a continuation of last month’s column on the hidden consequences of water and energy retrofit considerations.
Consequences of retrofitting water, energy conserving devices in older buildings 3

During the most recent round of Department of Energy funded energy conservation efforts for low income multifamily buildings, numerous older buildings (circa 1970) received new physical plants to replace the older inefficient systems that were installed during the cheap energy era. Most of these buildings contained the typical cast iron natural gas fired boilers. They were operated at one set temperature, typically 180°F. In most cases, the boilers also provided Domestic Hot Water (DHW) thru either a side arm heat exchanger or an immersed coil inside of the boiler.

The leak detection job from hell — Part 4 4
This month’s column is a continuation of my July column, and the last in the series about a mysterious leak in a condo complex. Read on to find out more about the final resolution.
The leak detection job from hell — Pt. 3 1
This month’s column is a continuation of my June column about a mysterious leak in a condo complex. Read on to find out more about the mystery...
The leak detection job from hell — Pt. 2
This month’s column is a continuation of my May column about a mysterious leak in a condo complex. Read on to find out more about the mystery...

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