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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

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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...
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