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  • Steve Garson Steve Garson @ 7:29 PM
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    Radiant off steam boiler

    OK, I know this is not best practices, but...

    The Combi-core water heater that heats my addition with radiant heat
    (15,000BTU heat loss) needs replacement. This will be my third and I
    want to do something that will last.  The heat load is rather small, so a
    dedicated boiler seems a bit expensive and unnecessary.  My WM-SGO-3
    steam boiler has an Everhot heat exhanger tank to heat a small hydonic
    loop (10,000BTU heat loss.

    I was thinking that it might be more cost effective to have another
    Everhot, or use the same one, to heat the radiant loop.  Any thoughts?

    Steve Garson

    Boston, MA
    Steve from Newton, MA
  • Charlie from wmass Charlie from wmass @ 8:59 AM
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    how does the steam boiler

    compare to the EDR of the steam emitters? Being a SGO3 it may not have the power to maintain steam and heat the zone. Heat loss calculations and radiator surveys need done. If you have the btu's then you can come off the same everhot and use a 3 way mixing valve for the radiant zone.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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