Joined on August 15, 2006
Last Post on July 6, 2013
@ July 6, 2013 10:30 PM in mixing strategyI hear what you guys are saying and they are very good ideas. My lower temp areas are Warmboard areas with wide plank,7" hard wood for a finish floor. I want the floor to be as stable as possible, constant circulation or as close as possible I think would be a good thing.
Thanks for your time any other thoughts are appreciated.
@ July 6, 2013 1:35 PM in Best pex for warmboardI have had problems in the past with keeping pex tubing (Uponor He-Pex) to stay down in the Warmboard groves. So have been using per-al-pex tubing which seems to hold better but not great especially on long straight runs. I have heard Warmboard has recently tighten up the grooves on their panels. And I am thinking of going back to using pex barrier tubing again does any one have any thoughts or experience with this.
@ July 5, 2013 11:53 PM in mixing strategyHey Swei and Rick,
Thanks a lot for your replies. Sounds like the Taco I series is the way to go. Rick, I am using a 15 degree Delta T that is why my flows are what they are. And yes I did do a heat loss.
@ July 5, 2013 12:37 PM in mixing strategyNever installed a two temperature system before and trying to decided the best way to set one up. The project is a house with a mixture of tubing embedded in concrete slab and Warmboard. The low temp requires 9GPM, with a output of 63,000 BTU, using 100 degree water. The high temp requires 6.5 GPM, with a output of 45,000 BTU, using 120 degree water. The heat source is a Triangle Tube Solo, that will be set for the 120 degree water and thinking of using a three way mixing valve with outdoor reset for the low temp, either a Califfi NA164 or a ESBE 62.
I know their is a lot of options available and was hoping to get someones opinion on this.Thanks
@ March 17, 2013 2:34 PM in Radiant heat back upI live in central California, outside design temperature is 32 degrees, using a mod-con boiler suppling the heat for a in-floor radiant heating system (26,000btu on demand load) and a 80gal DHW indirect tank. The tank is a Boderus with two heat exchangers. One hx is for the boiler the other is for two 3x8 solar panels. I would like to supplement the radiant heating by use of stored solar water, but I am not sure what equipment and controls I would need and how cost efficient it would be. If any one has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
@ March 9, 2013 7:21 PM in Combi in small houseThanks Swei, Think I,ll stick with TT know then pretty good but your right about the tank think the 40 will do it thou.
@ March 9, 2013 4:20 PM in Combi in small houseThanks for your replies. The small house,little heat load, big domestic is the problem. Would be nice if their was a combi to fit the bill. So I am think of using the attic space putting in a Triangle Solo 60, which turns down to 16,000 btu with a 30 gal indirect for dhw. That way the indirect temp can be raised and tempered down for more output.
@ March 9, 2013 4:47 AM in Combi in small houseI have a small house with in- floor radiant heat the load is 25,000btu and their is two small bathrooms one of them has a small soaking tub. I would like to use a Triangle Tube challenger combi boiler cc105. My question is, is this a good match for this system? If not could someone please make a suggestion.
@ April 8, 2011 6:02 PM in Triangle Tube heat exchangerI hear that Triangle Tube is going to be changing their heat exchanger in the Prestige series this fall. Supposedly, they have a new and inproved one made with stainless and polypropylene. Has anyone else heard this and if so what do you think?
@ November 5, 2010 6:38 PM in munchkin T-50 fan motorI have to replace a fan motor in a Munchkin t50. I did it once before, but I think I did it the hard way could someone please tell me the easy way?
@ May 25, 2010 5:41 PM in solar with central heatingI'm trying to figure out if the cost of a solar system to supplement a radiant system, in the mild climate on the coast of California, is worth the expense. I know it is done, but how efficient is it.
@ February 13, 2010 8:54 PM in Roth panel installationGoing to be installing Roth panel for the first time, and would like suggestions on securing to wood sub-floor. Roth says to use min. 8 screws per panel or glue. Which seems to be better. Also how about staples. (7/16*1 1/4 inches)