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    I have everything figured out, doublechecked with...

    I have everything figured out, doublechecked with more than 2 pro's.

    Don't take me wrong, but noone I tried to deal directly (to pay for everything done or to pay to have preassembled system...
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    Shh..... :D

    Shh..... :D
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    A pro that does this job doesn't know a quack...

    A pro that does this job doesn't know a quack about controls :rolleyes:
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    Thermostats + controls for 2 temp system

    Since I am getting no response from other thread, let's put things differently.

    What would be the best way to control a 2 temp system?

    Trinity Ti100 has it's own Sentry 2100 unit, but alone it...
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    Thermostat choices with Taco SR502

    This is a last piece in my puzzle.

    2 zones:
    - high temp underfloor
    - low temp slab

    1 primary pump, 2 secondary pumps (one with I-series setpoint mixing valve), Trinity Ti100 w/ Sentry 2100...
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    So why did You have to use galvanized? ...

    So why did You have to use galvanized?

    Galvanized is not rated for gas. You have to go with black pipe, flexible stainless steel or brass (valves).
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    As far as I know, my Rinnai is plugged to the...

    As far as I know, my Rinnai is plugged to the outlet so the above might not be true :D

    Unless You want to take it apart and play with the match ;)
  8. Zones may require different water temperature...

    Zones may require different water temperature just because they cover different areas:
    - Zone 1 and 2 are on slab: 1 is kitchen/dining area, 2 is bedrooms
    - Zone 3 has 24ft cathedral ceiling above...
  9. Well, both approaches include circulators. The...

    Well, both approaches include circulators. The difference is that:

    1. There are only 3 manifolds with 3 circulators in front of them and 1 primary loop circulator:

    5 loop has 2 zones
    8 loop...
  10. Manifold board for Trinity boiler - 2 approaches

    I am in final designing stage for manifold board that will serve 17 loops divided in 7 zones in a ~3600sqf house, about 50K BTU heatloss.

    The heat source will be Trinity Ti100 (condensing boiler,...
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    If I had more space in that room, I would go with...

    If I had more space in that room, I would go with indirect. The way it is, the only sane (and easy) way was to do separate tankless water heater (Rinnai, to be installed on Monday) and boiler...
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    What would be a likely result? It's 2x6...

    What would be a likely result?

    It's 2x6 construction:
    - 1/2" OSB sheating, house wrap, 1" styrofoam and 3/4" cedar siding on the outside
    - R-19 batts, 4mil vapor barrier, 1/2" drywall (w/primer...
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    I just looked at prices: Weil McLain Ultra 80...

    I just looked at prices:
    Weil McLain Ultra 80 (16,000 to 80,000BTU 149 lbs. 93% A.F.U.E)
    Trinity Ti100 (15,000 to 100,000BTU 80 lbs. 92.7% A.F.U.E)

    And WML is exactly $1000 or almost 50% more...
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    This table is little weird but I think it's...

    This table is little weird but I think it's correct:
    - 640sqf of 10/12 cathedral ceiling w/R-38 batts (1491 BTU/h loss)
    - 768sqf flat ceiling with good R-50 of cellulose (1044 BTU/h loss)

    I know...
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    Isn't it aluminum heat exchanger? Picky on water?...

    Isn't it aluminum heat exchanger? Picky on water?
    How is the install vs Trinity?
    Maintenance?

    We have PH 5, 8 grain hardness, 1.5 mg iron.
    Culligan is coming here to fix it on Thursday :)
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    It's a long story but believe me, at THAT time, I...

    It's a long story but believe me, at THAT time, I couldn't go with different contractor. I really, REALLY wish I could have, especially that he's licensed for just one or 2 years now and didn't have...
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    Manual is right here:...

    Manual is right here: http://www.ducanehvac.com/res/pdfs/gas/CMPEV_Manual.pdf

    It is draining inside the housing :(
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    It was but I got it disconnected after reading...

    It was but I got it disconnected after reading the manual :eek: Gotta buy a T and put it back together. Good eyes! :D
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    Maybe that's the problem then. I have looked...

    Maybe that's the problem then. I have looked through the manual but either I am misreading something or it says that it's factory upflow.

    Could someone reread that for me? (could be the cause of...
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    ... another place that my installer showed his...

    ... another place that my installer showed his mad skillz :(
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    I wish there was room for a tank but it is also a...

    I wish there was room for a tank but it is also a laundry room.

    To accomplish little heat requirement, should I get a boiler that has more modulation spread, like 6:1 Trinity TI-100 or TI-150?
    ...
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    I got to one of the good guys but the earliest he...

    I got to one of the good guys but the earliest he can do it is Saturday, which means that we won't have heat for at least couple days (have to tile and grout the mechanical room and floor has to be...
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    All 17 loops are home runs to the mechanical...

    All 17 loops are home runs to the mechanical room, all within 250ft.
    And this boiler will do only for heating (I already have Rinnai water heater).

    Does heatloss calc make sense? (I had 2 drawn...
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    As I am going through posts about Munchkin, I am...

    As I am going through posts about Munchkin, I am getting more skeptical. Or Contender got some necessary design improvements to be worth considering?

    What are other good space saving (wall hung or...
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    It's SE Wisconsin house. 2x6 construction, roof...

    It's SE Wisconsin house. 2x6 construction, roof trusses. Cedar siding, 1in styrofoam, R-19 in walls, R-38 in cathedral ceiling, ~R-50 of cellulose in flat ceiling. Slab above grade, perimeter footing...
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    It was me who made this choice. I really regret...

    It was me who made this choice. I really regret it but at that time I couldn't have done differently (long story).

    This furnace is Ducane Fits-All 92 and was purchased at Harvey Industries. I have...
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    I called him every single day since last...

    I called him every single day since last Saturday, left him a message every time. Never heard back from him. Obviously, he's not coming back :mad:

    It's winter and I can't have the whole house...
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    Hydronic heating boiler choice

    To start, it's a 3600 sqf house. 2 stories plus a loft. Pretty airtight, overinsulated, heatloss at about 50K BTU/h.

    We have 17 loops (all between 200 and 250ft), 7 zones. 5 loops in slab, 12...
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    Inducer leak?

    Howdy.

    I am an owner/builder, not HVAC professional, but I would appreciate help before I spend $$ to have it fixed (or maybe not).

    About a week ago we had a furnace finally fired up. Keep in...
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    Great post, Firecontrol! So the plan so far...

    Great post, Firecontrol!

    So the plan so far is:
    - 2" 150 R-10 insulation around 3'9" frost wall (no drain tile, no tar, no gravel, no taping, no Z flashing)
    - 4-6" of sand over the grade inside...
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    Well, if we go with radiant heat all over the...

    Well, if we go with radiant heat all over the house, we would like to avoid putting another heating system. But what we found out, putting just AC with ducting will be ~same (from ~$1K less to ~3K...
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    Hi, new member here. We are building a new...

    Hi, new member here.

    We are building a new house in SC Wisconsin. 32x44 envelope, full main and first floor, 32x24 loft. There will be no basement as our soil is pretty bad (clay, rocks and very...
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