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    Not to be a party pooper, but wouldn't it be...

    Not to be a party pooper, but wouldn't it be proper if the original poster with a pro-member, otherwise this is a DIY feedback thread?

    The install hardly looks basic.
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    And that attitude always translates to the work...

    And that attitude always translates to the work you do. Slack off a little here, a little there because you don't care.

    Your entire post is "I don't know how to" and instead of asking for...
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    So the installer will do whatever it is to make...

    So the installer will do whatever it is to make the water in the system pH neutral?

    or if my city water is crappy, am I SOL? :(
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    Are you referring to CSST?

    Are you referring to CSST?
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    I agree. Absolute art!

    I agree. Absolute art!
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    What to ask about water pH?

    For mod-con boilers, what type of info should I get from a contractor about my water and compatibility with the heat exchanger?

    There seems (from what I've read here) that some water types are...
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    lsharma, Are you talking about the return...

    lsharma,

    Are you talking about the return registers?

    If Yes: Are they vertically in-line with each other? (aka are they attached to the same duct)

    If "Yes": Measure the in-wall duct size...
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    If it's being built, why not go for radiant floor...

    If it's being built, why not go for radiant floor heat using the boiler? You'll be able to have lots of zones to maximize comfort in each room.

    Is it worth it to use a boiler to heat a coil in an...
  9. Get a cheapo $50 IR thermometer (auto parts...

    Get a cheapo $50 IR thermometer (auto parts stores sell them) and take measurements over your radiators. If the radiators aren't getting hot enough, there can be an issue and the installers should...
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    I could have sworn laws were even stricter in the...

    I could have sworn laws were even stricter in the UK about DIY not being allowed.

    C'mon, you have the TV constables "drive" around in their assigned lorries with aerial (TV antennae) detectors....
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    See if you can find data on Sunload for the day....

    See if you can find data on Sunload for the day. While rebuilding my house the biggest factor in interior temperature was whether the sun was out or not.

    What type of roof do you have and what...
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    That short cycling statement doesn't make sense...

    That short cycling statement doesn't make sense at all. How can a compressor which can drop down to (my estimate) about 2.8 tons short cycle if a 3.5 ton won't?

    :confused:
  13. Thread: Two Questions

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    From what I could gather from the pictures, if...

    From what I could gather from the pictures, if the house has soffit vents they've been covered with the blown in insulation.
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    The basic answer is that boilers are designed for...

    The basic answer is that boilers are designed for space heating and tankless water heaters are made to heat potable water for cleaning and food use. The long answer is all about the advance controls...
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    Call the installer. You paid good money for a...

    Call the installer. You paid good money for a properly functioning system. I understand you may have a need to know what's failing, but ask the installer after it has been properly repaired.
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    1. Read the forum rules: NO DIY 2. If you are...

    1. Read the forum rules: NO DIY
    2. If you are licensed, apply to become a pro-member and post this in proper forum.
    3. Thread is probably going to be locked soon
    4. IBTL.
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    Sounds like you should also request a once-over...

    Sounds like you should also request a once-over of the entire install from the installation company BUT with a different technician doing it.
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    Radiators heat objects and those objects then...

    Radiators heat objects and those objects then slow transfer heat to the air. Also the air isn't being exchanged to the heat source and back to the room, it stays pretty still sans some natural...
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    I'm having my house done and going with a boiler...

    I'm having my house done and going with a boiler for radiant floor and then some type of a/c (probably the typical air handler, low velocity system). I'll never go back to regular forced air heat,...
  20. Thread: HRV balance

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    I'll second the vote to call the installer back...

    I'll second the vote to call the installer back requiring him to show you what flow rate the system is set for and the pressure he measured at each tap.
  21. Thread: HRV balance

    by Corpsie
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    What did the instruction manual say?

    What did the instruction manual say?
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    I just re-read the flow you think she's going to...

    I just re-read the flow you think she's going to want. With that many water tiles, I'm imagining this is going to be a setup using a thermostatic valve, volume controls or volume control+ diverter. ...
  23. Just search google for "Alternative roofing...

    Just search google for "Alternative roofing materials". I think the most common is the composite shingle.
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    Instead of two units, how about a small...

    Instead of two units, how about a small condensing boiler + indirect tank?
  25. PSTU - Doesn't Texas have fairly stable temps...

    PSTU - Doesn't Texas have fairly stable temps (aka mostly warm to hot)? I guess one would have to live in an area with extreme temperature swings, like Michigan

    CTAllstate - I doubt metal roofs...
  26. Wow, I'd have to classify that as looking like...

    Wow, I'd have to classify that as looking like the cleanest install I've seen. More pics! More pics! Let's see the rest.
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    Efficiency is energy in vs useable work out. An...

    Efficiency is energy in vs useable work out.
    An engine running on E85 may consume more volume of fuel, but it does not use as many joules of fuel when compared to typical gasoline.
  28. And if you're REALLY concerned about the home's...

    And if you're REALLY concerned about the home's shingle life, when the shingles of a "hot roof" are replaced, have the necessary secondary rafters, soffits and ridge vents to have a hybrid roof. ...
  29. From it's density and experience working around...

    From it's density and experience working around the stuff.


    The easiest way to experience it is to heat fiberglass batt up, remove it from the heat source and see how long it takes to cool back...
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    What's the warranty on your new build? If it's...

    What's the warranty on your new build? If it's within the warranty time, call the builder back to fix it.

    Beware of using the expanding spray foam as a void filler.
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    I'd suggest a radiant system (lamp) to preheat...

    I'd suggest a radiant system (lamp) to preheat the shower prior to her entry.

    If the shower water can't warm her up, I doubt a bit of hot air will.
  32. It only hurts the occupants when you don't bring...

    It only hurts the occupants when you don't bring enough fresh air into the system. The tight envelope is to ensure the HVAC professional can control, as much as possible, where air comes into the...
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    The energy conversion of efficiency of E85 is...

    The energy conversion of efficiency of E85 is HIGHER than gasoline. Fuel economy is NOT efficiency.
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    Your ground temp estimates are within reason. ...

    Your ground temp estimates are within reason.

    I think the info you left out is why you aren't strangling your installer right now. Dry sand horizontal loop? wow...
  35. http://www.greenhomeguide.org/ask_an_expert/ask_an...

    http://www.greenhomeguide.org/ask_an_expert/ask_an_expert.html

    The easiest way to find information is to search for "hot roof vs cold roof"
  36. Fiberglass batt insulation has a relatively...

    Fiberglass batt insulation has a relatively largee thermal mass compared to spray foams. Once those batts are heated, they store the energy and release it back into the roof during a time where the...
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    Are there residential A/C systems with the...

    Are there residential A/C systems with the inverter driven units?
  38. I have my entire attic (walls and underside of...

    I have my entire attic (walls and underside of roof deck) spray foamed with the closed cell type and the difference is extremely noticeable.

    Beware that some areas may not allow it.
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    Since the boiler is for radiant floor heat,...

    Since the boiler is for radiant floor heat, should I ask about a direction injection setup?
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    Multiple speed boiler pump?

    I got a quote for a boiler system setup where the zone pumps are 3 speeds. I asked and he said that the speed settings were manual. Is a 3 speed pump a premium feature worth a premium price or should...
  41. Thread: Desuperheater

    by Corpsie
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    Makes ya wonder if it's just better to get a...

    Makes ya wonder if it's just better to get a desuperheater and a lower efficiency A/C...
  42. Thread: Desuperheater

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    Do the manufacturer's even offer a desuperheater...

    Do the manufacturer's even offer a desuperheater to attach to their units? If not, wouldn't a 3rd party attachment void the warranty?

    I haven't got an A/C system in my house yet and have been...
  43. Which type of radiant floor with hardwood?

    All,

    I have hardwood floors in my house and am getting a boiler installed for radiant floor heating. I've got the options of the fastened panel method holding the pex directly to the underside of...
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    One tests a system by measuring. I imagine that...

    One tests a system by measuring. I imagine that the measurement of the superheat and subcooling is the measurement of efficiency as can be best obtained outside of a strict test environment.
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    http://www.hfmgv.org/rouge/index.aspx Since...

    http://www.hfmgv.org/rouge/index.aspx

    Since when is Dearborn Michigan considered Mexico?
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    Firecontrol, The radiant system will be...

    Firecontrol,

    The radiant system will be retrofit below hardwoord floor (3/4" hardwood with 3/4" subfloor) in the majority of the floor area.

    For the summer day and cold nights, can the heat...
  47. Thread: Iced unit

    by Corpsie
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    That white blob is ice????

    That white blob is ice????
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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like I'll be able to...

    Thanks for the info. Sounds like I'll be able to do without the HP.
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    Radiant floor heat paired with....?

    I'm going to have radiant floor heat installed in my house (yay! warm feet). From what I understand, radiant floor heating reacts "slowly" due the amount of energy required to heat the thermal mass...
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    The net result is that money is moved from the...

    The net result is that money is moved from the USA to Japan and that's what hurts us.
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