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Apr 2, 2014 5:12PM
That is a lovely house. I can't believe how well it is designed, and it is eco-friendly. I wonder if it was originally  designed this way or added on later. greensleevesllc.com
Feb 13, 2012 3:24PM
It would look nice but the Shark-Bite fittings ruin it!!! can i say LAZZZY!!
Oct 4, 2010 9:55PM

Being in the heating business I would like to give a warning to those who think that these state of the art systems are the way to go. Many of us repair guys, when we walk into a basement a see that stuff we don't know where to begin in order to troubleshoot and on a busy day or night that customer may wind up without having heat or hot water.


Stick with the simple equipment because spending a fortune to save a few nickels ain't worth it.

Oct 4, 2010 8:59PM
SarcasticOh great, more toys for the rich and snotty.  These schmucks must really believe their own bulls*** when they say, "He(or she), who dies with the most toys. Wins!"  I say different.  I say, "He(or she), who dies with the most toys gets to buy a bigger coffin to keep it all in."  What?  You think that a boiler room is your ticket into heaven?  You can't take your mortal booty to the other side.  If you think so, then you bought a ticket to a different 'destination'.  You think that it will keep you warm and cozy while your corpse rots to hell.  Spend your money on something that matters.  Practice philanthropy, donate your excess to charity or pay a full and honest tithing to whatever church you belong to.  In the end, no one really gives a damn about a boiler room.Eye-rolling
Oct 4, 2010 7:48PM
Well I did better than that and it did not cost $70,000. How many people do you know that installed commercial Pneumatic controls on their home heating system. Well I did. Worked great too. Now that is something to show off. 
Oct 4, 2010 7:31PM

Spend $25,000 to save $100 a month!?


When I lived in Southern California a salesman for a solar hot water system tried to sell me his $8,000 hot water system and  said he could show me how it would save me $80 a month.  I took his challenge and said my average year round gas bill is $9 a month and my electric was $11 a month.  He walked away shaking his head talking to himself.  

Oct 4, 2010 6:30PM
I was interested in the article until I read who they featured "Starrs, market-research editors, own an environmentally friendly home in Bayside, Calif."  Nothing against the Starrs, but this article would have been more interesting if it featured a family in Buffalo, NY or somewhere that has more extreme weather.  Why spend $70K on a state of the art boiler system if you live in an area where the Lows average 40s and the Highs average 60s throughout the year.  Unless of course you want to brag that you have one of the most expensive boiler systems.  Things must really get boring in Bayside that this is a major attraction.
Oct 4, 2010 6:08PM
Sorry to burst the Starr's bubble, but they really ought to visit the boiler rooms of Swiss houses and chalets and see real works of plumbing art. The Swiss have taken pride in their plumbing for decades. The Starr's boiler room looks nice though.
Oct 4, 2010 5:27PM


You don't "throttle" flow with a ball valve...I'd ask for my money back

Oct 4, 2010 5:23PM

I install boilers, chillers, etc.  The workmanship of the "boiler room" in this article leaves much to be desired.   Propress fittins?  Who hangs an expansion tank sandwiched between unistrut vertically?  How bout a sleeve, in that cored penetration through the wall? Not to mention fire caulk.  They could'nt even center it.  Looks like a scab did it. Ahh you get what you pay for

Oct 4, 2010 5:03PM
Having been a boilerman for the last 37 years all I can say is these people seriously need something else to entertain them. I am used to Bunker C oil and people staying OUT of the boiler room unless they abso-freakin'-lutely belong there. What a joke....
Oct 4, 2010 2:55PM
This is a yet another waste of elitist liberal money..70 grand for a treehuggers heater? No A/C in sight either...Id burn coal before I ever went to this garbage to heat my house. Ive got 3 vintage gas guzzling, emissions spewing musclecars to show off in my garage..which would you rather have?
Oct 4, 2010 2:47PM

I work in a REAL boiler room for a living, (the boiler itself is bigger then the house) i sure as hell don't want one next to my living room so i can listen to it, and 70k sure would buy allot of energy before that mess wears out and starts leaking, and who is going to maintain it all? not that Mr. Candy **** with too much money to spend on something flashy but wont spend a dime on proper maintenance.

You wait and see Mrs. Candy, the water will be leaking from a pump before you know it, rite on to your fancy carpet.    YOU KNOW IM RITE!!!


Oct 4, 2010 1:05PM

Check out this boiler if you want to choose "flexibility" along with style.http://woodmaster.com/flexfuelfurnaces/i​ndex.php


This unit is fueled by wood, wood pellets or even wood chips. EPA approved! nice unit


Its also on the EPA site for more information

Oct 4, 2010 12:23PM
Waste of money. Notice no prices are mentioned? Overpriced junk if you ask me.
Sep 30, 2010 11:19AM
White vintage furniture would look great in a green room. You could frame black and white pictures of various things. For vintage furniture and mirrors go to thrift stores and check craigs list. New comforter can make a big difference too. Since your bed makes up a large portion of your room (at least in mine). You can even find decorative pillows.
Sep 30, 2010 11:19AM
Check out some second hand stores for cheap buys -- you can paint them or recover them to give them a more stylish look. First, investigate what Paris style looks like, and make a folder on your computer with pictures that you find online. This will be your ideas book. After you have a good number (say, 50) images, look at them to see what the common thread is, and that will give you a better idea of how to create the look you want.
Sep 30, 2010 11:16AM
If I were doing that theme I would go with the classic colors like black, white and red. Like the old movies, very chic. Lots of feminine fabrics, sheer curtains and a four poster bed would be great. A dressing table and a great mirror, along with beautiful glass bottles for your everyday items like lotions, perfumes and make~up brushes.
A dress making mannequin and a full length mirror would be a must. As to the art I would use collections of black and white photos on one whole wall. My preference would be shots of Paris mixed with French high fashion from the late 50's.
Sep 30, 2010 11:16AM
well if you like juicy couture you could get someone to paint the crown and dogs on the wall. thad be cute if you want a juicy inspired room. have fun
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