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Last Post on December 10, 2013
@ November 23, 2013 7:33 AM in New addition/baseboards in an old house--balanceprob will not help a whole lot as far as balance goes. Is there a basement underneath? Making changes now could be a real challenge if not. You could get a couple cast iron rads off craigslist and install them. I am surprised that there is a hot water system in your place. most everything I have seen there is FHA.
@ November 22, 2013 6:02 PM in New addition/baseboards in an old house--balanceproblem is there are 2 different types of radiators. Cast iron and copper fin tube don't mix well on the same zone.
copper heats up fast and cools fast ...CI slow and slow.
The heatloss I ran through is around 7800...making a couple presumption as to window size and what is above and below your floor.
A separate zone may be better. You may be a bit shy on baseboard.
One thing to also figure is the constant breeze off the lake there. My son attends college there and I have spent a few cold days there watching ball in the spring.
@ November 22, 2013 5:47 PM in Peerless Steam Boiler G-1061.....how many btu's is this?look right. Oil? Gas? WBV or EC or Series 63
@ November 21, 2013 7:17 PM in Radiant and panel rads on single zone?is to size the panel rad to work at the same temp as the radiant floor. Then run them off the same manifold as the Q trac
@ November 20, 2013 5:32 PM in Heat tranfer platesThere is mass to heat up and it transfers it to the floor better. They are quieter and have better contact w/ the floor.
If your floor is 2" thick AND you can only get 110F water you need to make sure you have done your homework and do a heatloss. That is a pretty low temp even w/ plates.
@ November 20, 2013 5:28 PM in Noisy pipes near boiler when only 1 zone is openyou put up there is no primary/ boiler circulator on your set up. You should have One for the zones and One for the boiler.
@ November 20, 2013 4:29 PM in Noisy pipes near boiler when only 1 zone is openon page 27...
@ November 20, 2013 6:59 AM in Noisy pipes near boiler when only 1 zone is openits not piped right.
@ November 19, 2013 6:38 PM in Noisy pipes near boiler when only 1 zone is openits not piped primary secondary and there is a flow issue.
@ November 18, 2013 7:52 PM in where can i get cast iron radiator in the NYC area?go... tons.
@ November 17, 2013 4:39 PM in non condensing combi heaters?the Axia boiler that Embassy imported from Cosmogas...20E and 29E. Limited availability now...but there are some still out there.
The other I know off the top of my head is the Biasi Riva
There is a combi and a cold start version.
@ November 16, 2013 8:50 PM in System Layoutfor a boiler. I am a hour or so south of you are could give you some direction if you need...kcopp
@ November 16, 2013 5:31 PM in 100 gal ao smith water heater misterythe water heater? is there some type of bleach or salt in the area? Is the gas pressure too high? Natural or LP?
@ November 16, 2013 7:21 AM in Looking for combi unit - radiant and dhwyour hot water needs the TT Challenger might work. It has the one block and two separate coils of copper pressed into the block... no flow switch to break and the waters are kept totally separate. Moreover the water in the system never touches the Alum block.
@ November 15, 2013 8:13 PM in Looking for combi unit - radiant and dhwcombi units. The non barrier tubing will be hard to just hook up to w/o a heat exchanger. There are some ferrous components in the boilers. The circulator primarily. You could swap out the circulators and then embark on a YEARLY cleaning of the water side and add a dose of oxygen inhibitors.....
I have used Smith GC160/ Embassy Onex, Bosch Greenstar, Triangle tube Excellence and Embassy Axia. Triangle Tube also makes a Challenger boiler but the hot water output is not great.
@ November 12, 2013 7:12 AM in another video link of banging noise in my roomexpansion noises to me. There is no easy fix. they need to open up the ceilings to repair. from the comments prob not going to happen anytime soon. get some ear plugs or move.
@ November 11, 2013 7:05 PM in Classic!why is it that way w/ we people in the trade?
@ November 10, 2013 8:29 PM in Radiator heating pipe bangs really noisy.. help! (With picture)piece of hot water baseboard. It may be that the pipe as it heats up expands and when it expands it is rubbing along the flooring where it comes through. flip open the end cap and see if it is touching. If it is try to wedge in some foam to stop it.
@ November 10, 2013 2:17 PM in Mono flow kicking my butt....get it to work. I closed off the ball valve, and very quickly took the bleeder plug off and jammed a hose over the bleeder and directed it to a 5 gallon bucket. I made a bit of a mess (finished basement) but it did get the air lock out. I did add some dish detergent to further keep the air in check. Never again.....
@ November 9, 2013 7:08 AM in Radiant staple up insulationother types of batt insulation. Denim is one. They also have more friendly fiberglass stuff now too that has no formaldehyde in it. Don't over think it. R-30 would be nice but if it will not fit in the joist bays they that will not work.
@ November 9, 2013 7:04 AM in How would you talk to this contractor?would have been a better choice. It will short cycle a bit. I have seen worse.