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Old 03-19-07, 07:41 PM
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A place to start

I just bought a ranch style 2 story house built in 1908 and the hot water heating system looks to be just as old. Previous owners have done a hack job and pretty much every radiator and baseboard heater has it's own pipe from the basement. I am planning on replacing the heater and most of the piping in the basement.

I have read through a lot of the posts and there is a lot of great information, but since I am starting from scratch I was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction - suggest a good book, or a any other type of information on designing a heating system.

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Old 03-20-07, 02:26 PM
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For near-boiler stuff, try Pumping Away by Dan Holohan.

For that and everything else hydronic, try Modern Hydronic Heating by John Siegenthaler.
Old 03-20-07, 03:03 PM
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Every radiator SHOULD have it's own pipes. Could you explain how yours are exactly?
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Own pipes

It sounds like you have a diverter (monoflo) tee system. Nothing wrong with that.

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