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    Simple

    There convectors. What do yo want to know? What was the cabinet height before you took it off? Need that to determine it's sqft of EDR to calculate the btus. See page 44. Sorry had to post a link as...
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    Gpm

    You should be more concerned with gallons per minute vs the psi. You could have 100psi and you cannot deliver the gpm you need thru 1/2" pipe.

    Your going to have to increase the size of the pipe...
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    Radiant and Harrdwood

    I disagree concering radiant with wood floors. You most certainly can install radiant with wood flooring. Floor shrinkage and buckling begin to occur when you floor surface temperatures get into the...
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    Depends

    No estimator or contractor can truly anwser the question without calculating a proper heat loss and radiant design of the home.

    Other factors a pro in the radiant field looks at is the r-value of...
  5. I'll Stick Around

    I enjoy helping others and sharing my 20 plus years in the design and installation of high end, high efficiency heating systems so I'll stick around.

    Funny how it's ok with you that others can...
  6. Bring Something to the Table

    Just love how people post digs with nothing to support them and no advice to bring to the table. I often wonder why I don't see your God, Nashua up with the big boys casting advice in the major...
  7. Excuse Me

    Where in my post did I say I was against a DYI'er? I believe I said the responsible advice as did Nashua was to work with a contractor.

    What empty utterances are you referrring to? There is...
  8. Re: How to UPGRADE old heating system with modern technology

    You really should find a contractor that will work with you on this type of project. This is not a DYI project.

    While you may be able to solder, there are many other issues that have to be looked...
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    Re: Heating/Cooling options

    Unless she's 12' tall what does it matter? As long as you have a proper heat gain calculated for proper sizing of the equipment and ductwork no problems..By the way, Hot air rises cold air falls...
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    Heat Loss

    Radiant needs to be on its own zone and a entire heat loss of the home needs to be done. Personally I would do a radiant heat loss and design of the entire home so I can prepare for the future. You...
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    Mini-Splits

    Take a look at Fujitsu or Mitshubisi City Multi. Can do heat pumps and leave the steam system as backup when you need extra muscle. The mini's will be a less intrusive installation then having to add...
  12. Thread: "rising heat"

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    How About a Mini-Split

    Have you looked into installing a heat pump mini split? That's the logical anwser.
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    Plumber's Rates

    I followed this post and glad to hear the original poster found what he was looking for. What caught my attention was how much attention the "price" issue gets.

    My question to those that posted...
  14. Heat Loss/Heat Gain

    The road map is in having a heat loss and heat gain of the home. Without it you cannot make the best decision in where to invest your hard earned money.

    Second factor is the existing duct work...
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    Now is the Time

    To look at whether an investment in a tankless or other water heater accessories that are offered are right for you.

    Bradford White offers the ICON gas valve on all their water heaters. With that...
  16. Vent

    Has this been happening from the day you moved in? If so, would be a vent problem. If not, possible obstruction.
  17. Can't Do It

    You cannot pipe in the washing machine into it. Page 6 of the installation instructions under the Description Header.

    http://www.saniflo.com/upload/products/3/manual_saniplus.pdf
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    Re: converting oil to gas

    Why convert? I would look at staying with the oil and going to the Burnham MegaSteam. Its 86% AFUE. What gas boiler choices are you given?

    If dead set on gas I'd be looking at not only converting...
  19. New Zone

    You would have to add a zone to the boiler. This zone would need a mixing valve to reduce the water temp for the radiant and a separate circulator.

    Here are a couple of nice pieces that provide...
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    It could be done

    If you planned on using a standard gas water heater you could do it. I don't recommend a water heater as a heating applicance as it is not rated for the job.


    You must sign the panel rads...
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    Con

    You will pay the electric company up the ying and the yang..
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    Re: Infrared Heating for a basement

    You would start with a heat loss and then pick the appropriate sized units to match the loss. In electric 1 Killowatt (KW) equals 3418 btu's. Anytime I hear electrical for heating I hear high fuel...
  23. Re: Hydronic floor heat - boiler or water heater?

    All BOILERS have the rating. The tankless mfgs don't call them boilers, they call them combi units, heating boxes or use other terminology. They don't have the rating. Just pull the installation...
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    Installer

    Burnham, Weil, Crown, Dunkirk, etc all make products that will last for years. Its the installation that means everything. Be wise to choose the right contractor. His work will determine, operation...
  25. Re: How to keep central air conditioning costs down?

    Not going to happen unless the system is replaced. Betting that you probably have an older 10 seer or less cooling system that has leaky duct work not insulated.
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