a second zone


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Old 12-11-05, 08:17 AM
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a second zone

I was wondering if someone could give me insight. I just bought a house and have natural gas with radiator I believe hot water heat not steam. At any rate my down stairs basement has electric heat ( I will never turn that on) All the main piping that heats the upstairs to the radiators actually runs along the basement ceiling on the outside. I was wondering is it expensive or hard to put another zone in the basement and put a few radiators?
 
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Old 12-11-05, 04:12 PM
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If the piping is steel, it can be a real job to add a zone. If it is copper, adding a zone is not hard at all. You would need a second circulator, flow control valve, & a switching relay plus the piping & radiators or baseboard.
 
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I have all copper. Would it cost me an arm and a leg to pay a plummer to make a second zone and throw three radiators in?
 
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Old 12-12-05, 05:22 PM
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Most contractors will give you an estimate. Call a few, have them come over, tell them what you want, & let them give you a price. All it should cost you is some time.
 
 

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