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  1. #1
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    Feb 2006
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    Hi Folks, We are looking for your advice and suggestions.

    SUBJECT HOUSE: 1799 timber frame farmhouse(5500 sq.feet plus basement), never renovated until today. We will be installing a Unico/SpacePac for a/c and supplemental heating along with radiant infloor(underflood really) heat. We already have a nice oil fired Viessman boiler(250,000BTU) which will now serve as a 'backup' to a new Froling 'wood chip' boiler(60kW). Froling makes a very nice, fully automatic (auto ignition,self cleaning,auto dampened for small loads) 'wood chip' boiler but you do need a ton of wood chips(100-150 ton/year)
    QUESTION:1-Please tell me which HiVelocity system is better.
    2-We have access to, via an underground stream, an endless supply(1000+gph.) of cold water at 50-55 degrees. Could we use this water directly or indirectly with our new air handlers to condition the air?
    3-Most of our floorboards are 2 inches thick so the infloor is more for comfort than heating. Is 2 inches of pine flooring too much?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2001
    Gold Coast of Connecticut
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    I think you have a few options. Why not water cooled heatpumps for heat and cool.

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