Eatherton http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6647/more en Radiant solutions and the beginning of a new age… http://contractormag.com/eatherton/radiant-solutions-and-beginning-new-age <div class="node-body article-body">Imagine what the thermal efficiency of a flat plate collector would be if it was looking at a huge block of ice as its target for its produced energy? </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/radiant-solutions-and-beginning-new-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/radiant-solutions-and-beginning-new-age#comments Eatherton Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:24:00 +0000 434391 at http://contractormag.com Notable achievements and changes too http://contractormag.com/eatherton/notable-achievements-and-changes-too <div class="node-body article-body">As I enter into the fifth year of my career with the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA)... I feel a great deal of pride in knowing that we, as an industry have become stronger today than we were when I first joined the RPA. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/notable-achievements-and-changes-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/notable-achievements-and-changes-too#comments Eatherton Radiant Silver Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:39:00 +0000 433711 at http://contractormag.com <p>Heraclitus of Ephesius.</p> Wikimedia Commons Inadvertent code violation http://contractormag.com/eatherton/inadvertent-code-violation <div class="node-body article-body">For many years, there has been a practice in the field of hydronics of taking a code-compliant, dual-use, tank-style water heater and using it for both domestic hot water (DHW) and space heating...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/inadvertent-code-violation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/inadvertent-code-violation#comments Codes Eatherton Hydronics Silver Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:23:00 +0000 432781 at http://contractormag.com <p>Legionella bacterium.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Looking back on the year http://contractormag.com/eatherton/looking-back-year <div class="node-body article-body">As we close in on the end of the year, I’d like to look back at what has happened during the last year, and thank those responsible for their assistance. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/looking-back-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/looking-back-year#comments Eatherton Hydronics Silver Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:03:00 +0000 432141 at http://contractormag.com K.I.S.S. — Keep it sweetly simple http://contractormag.com/eatherton/kiss-keep-it-sweetly-simple <div class="node-body article-body">Many people have their own interpretation of this acronym. Some say Keep It Simple Stupid. I prefer one I developed, which is Keep It Sweetly Simple. A perfect fit for hydronics. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/kiss-keep-it-sweetly-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/kiss-keep-it-sweetly-simple#comments Eatherton Hydronics Silver Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:34:00 +0000 428491 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock What is the ‘point of no pressure change,’ and why should you care? http://contractormag.com/eatherton/what-point-no-pressure-change-and-why-should-you-care <div class="node-body article-body">During a recent code hearing, it was pointed out to me that the pressure at the PONPC will in fact change due to expansion and contraction of the working fluid, so the name is somewhat misleading. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/what-point-no-pressure-change-and-why-should-you-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/what-point-no-pressure-change-and-why-should-you-care#comments Eatherton Silver Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:08:00 +0000 426691 at http://contractormag.com Difference between circulators, pumps http://contractormag.com/eatherton/difference-between-circulators-pumps <div class="node-body article-body">Many industries suffer some of the same problems that our industry does when it comes to the jargon used by its tradesmen.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/difference-between-circulators-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/difference-between-circulators-pumps#comments Eatherton Plumbing Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:42:00 +0000 425011 at http://contractormag.com Grundfos So you think you know radiant eh…. http://contractormag.com/eatherton/so-you-think-you-know-radiant-eh <div class="node-body article-body">I talk to people on a daily basis about radiant heating and radiant cooling systems. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/so-you-think-you-know-radiant-eh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/so-you-think-you-know-radiant-eh#comments Eatherton Radiant Silver Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:05:00 +0000 423621 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Vapor barriers in radiant slabs http://contractormag.com/eatherton/vapor-barriers-radiant-slabs <div class="node-body article-body">The National Wood Flooring Association recently invited me to attend its annual educational meeting. My topic was how to apply wood flooring over radiant floors.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/vapor-barriers-radiant-slabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/vapor-barriers-radiant-slabs#comments Eatherton Radiant Silver Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:03:00 +0000 421891 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Non solid state control strategies, Pt. 2 http://contractormag.com/eatherton/non-solid-state-control-strategies-pt-2 <div class="node-body article-body">In last month’s article, we began to rediscover non-electric thermostatic radiator valves (TRV).</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/non-solid-state-control-strategies-pt-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/non-solid-state-control-strategies-pt-2#comments Eatherton Hydronics Silver Thu, 05 May 2016 19:38:00 +0000 419171 at http://contractormag.com