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@ February 28, 2005 9:39 AM in BTU Rating of Cast Iron ConvectorsCabinet Depth is 8 1/4", lenghth is 64 1/4" and Height is 24" Now the # I see in the copper chart is 79.4. What next to determind the BTU output at 180*? Thanks, Neil
@ February 25, 2005 1:02 PM in BTU Rating of Cast Iron ConvectorsI thought that can be done, I made a post a few weeks back asking if I can piggy back to increase BTU output from said convectors, but no reply. Thanks Glenn Neil
@ February 25, 2005 12:44 PM in BTU Rating of Cast Iron ConvectorsMichael: Why would it be per sqft when the convector is like a BB only a bit wider? Arent they measured by feet? Linear feet? Neil
@ February 25, 2005 8:57 AM in BTU Rating of Cast Iron ConvectorsI have the cast iron convectors with recessed cabinets around the house. They have 3 tubes running in between the fins. Would like to know the BTU rating per feet if I can?
@ February 10, 2005 11:54 AM in Taco 007 Run TimeKen: Rm temp is maintained at my desire 73 deg. So yes all is well with that, just wanted some confirmation that running the circi most of the time is ok.
@ February 10, 2005 11:45 AM in Taco 007 Run Time:) I thought somewhere I read that constant circulation is good and gives you a good even heat. Just want to know if the poor Tacoo 007 can handle this
@ February 10, 2005 11:30 AM in Taco 007 Run TimeBurnham Series 2, regular piping, taco on return side, no bypass, have convectors throughout the house. Yes, stat is on calling for heat at 73 for house temp, outside is around 40 now, boiler taget temp is 155. Isnt this a good method to have the circulator running most of the time to have a more comfortable heating?
@ February 10, 2005 11:21 AM in Taco 007 Run TimeOutdoor reset, have boiler running at min temp, Taco 007 circulator runs mots of the time. No injection loop. Convector units.
@ February 10, 2005 10:29 AM in Heat Loss for Sky LightsHow do I figure out the heat loss when calculating the rooms that have the sky dome?
@ February 10, 2005 10:27 AM in Taco 007 Run TimeDue to my tight reset curve, my taco 007 circulator is pretty much on all the time, place in comfy etc. If this ok for the pump to run constantly in this mode? Neil
@ February 9, 2005 11:23 AM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)To keep cost down and not use a panel radiator, can I use a High Output baseboard like the Rydon 958 unit which is almost 50% more BTU out that a regular BB
@ February 9, 2005 10:14 AM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)Heat loss did not considere stove/microwave. Pipe in and out is hot, so I don't think its a flow problem, if for some reason I am too hot next Thanksgiving, can't I close the damper during those time? Currently the entire first and second floor is well insulated and windows are good/ draft are at min. My problem is the floors are cold (wood) because the basement windows needs replacing and walls insulating. I am thinking maybe I shuold leave that kitchen BB as it is UNTILL I seal up the basement THEN see how the kitchen feels?
@ February 9, 2005 9:11 AM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)System is in tact, no modification except when they updated the bathroom and kitchen they replaced the convectors with baseboard. Being the kitchen is the 2nd unit on the line from the boiler, they may have spaced it close so as not to overheat that area. Keep in mind, no patio door was there and regular 8' ceiling. However, the years, the patio door was added and the ceiling went all the way up with the roof. Neil
@ February 8, 2005 4:03 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)Shows I need 12 feet of baseboard, I currently have 5 feet, my goal will be to increase the space between the Ts and replace the standard baseboard with Hi-output baseboard to get the proper amount of BTU in the kitchen. Thanks for the infomation. Neil
@ February 8, 2005 2:30 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)Inside of the convectors are dark, and the ones against the outside wall are cold when the temp dips, would there be any gain if I place duct insulation on the wall side of the cabinet of the convectors that are recessed into the wall? would this keep the cold back and reflect the warm air out thru the vents instead of mixing warm air with a cold back cabinet?
@ February 8, 2005 2:10 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)What if I increase the pipe size from the main to the baseboard, would this increase my flow rate?
@ February 8, 2005 2:03 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)whats the diff btw a glove and ball valve? Actually I just have one convector in a den (seated on slab) with 3 big windoes and garage on one side that is normally a bit chilly. Windows are good, fixed all drafts, was wondering how I can increase the temp in that room. Although when the boiler temp > 185 that room is ok, but when the reset sets it in the low 150s that room is a bit cold.
@ February 8, 2005 1:50 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)Would this method affect the flow down the main line for the other units? Could this method be used in more than a few places to increase output (flow) with other convectors?
@ February 8, 2005 1:41 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)The main is 1" or maybe 1.25"? and the branch off is 1/2" I will definitely move the Ts apart and install Hi-output baseboard, in that way I can run a lower water temp.
@ February 8, 2005 1:12 PM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)The kitchen is second on the branch so you are right, back in 1955 when they design it they probably space it close .. however, back then the kitchen door was a regular door, now the house have a patio door which being all glass makes the room a bit cold, I was thinking of replacing the baseboard with hi-output baseboard, but now I can also space the Ts a little bit further. Thanks, Neil
@ February 8, 2005 11:39 AM in Mono Flow T's (Spacing)I was reading the mono flow article here, and it mentioned that the space between the Ts should be the lenghth of the radiator/baseboard. I have convectors, but one baseboard in the kitchen that is 5 feet long, however in the basement I can see that mono flow Ts are only 4 inches apart. Would this affect my flow thru the baseboard? Neil