Stephen Minnich has nearly 40 years of experience in the heating industry, primarily installing and servicing hydronic systems. He most recently operated Minnich Mechanical Design, based in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village. Minnich is currently an HVAC consultant for Elevate Energy, Chicago.
The way I see it, we have three ways to put together a boiler room. We can piece it together on site, fitting by fitting, following a piping schematic. We can buy a prefab panel from a manufacturer. Or, we can build our own prefab panel suited specifically for the job it’s intended for.
When I say the Mod Squad, I’m not talking about the diverse trio of undercover police agents that gave television a breath of fresh air in the late-1960s and early-1970s. No, this is about so much more than the redemption of Pete, Julie and Linc’s past.
The electric is typically one of the last things you do on an installation but you can’t treat it like a political conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. It can’t be avoided. Here are some tips for giving your clients professional-looking wiring.
The job was at an old church, built in 1895, in historic Lemont, Ill. Its steam boiler had failed, leaking from the sections like a sieve. I must do the math and trust the math to make sure my design will perform up to, and beyond, expectations.