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Old 11-29-08, 07:57 AM
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Boiler piping books

Can anyone recommend a book or manual that explains the design and installation of hot water boiler systems. Mainly the how to of piping, primary, secondary, dhw, circs, lengths and size of pipes, type of pipe, etc. You know, "Boiler piping for dummies" or something like that.
 
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Old 11-29-08, 08:46 AM
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Two books by Dan Holohan that you should start with:

"Pumping Away" and "Primary/Secondary Piping Made Easy."

Then you're ready for John Siegenthaler's "Modern Hydronic Heating."

Great stuff, all three.
 
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Old 11-29-08, 02:28 PM
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Check yer local library ... some of them books is expensive, you might wanna try before you buy ...

Also, you might have read all their stuff, but the BELL & GOSSETT website has some good stuff ... also TACO and for the fancy control stuff, TEKMAR ... all have good tutorials ...
 
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Thanks guys. Ordered the ones by Dan Holohan to start, they were only like $30 apiece. The other one was like $120 so I figured I'd hold off on that one for now.
 
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Like Trooper says,

tekmar tekmar Essays

Taco has a "radiant made easy application guide" but it's not really about radiant. More like basic hydronics, outdoor reset, piping/pumping/etc. You can download the table of contents here then get the rest of the chapters as well. They have a funky, somewhat nonsensical naming scheme.

TACO - HVAC Radiant Made Easy Application Guide
 
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Wow, thats all good stuff right there. Thanks, safed it to my favorites. You guys are building me a pretty good heat library in my favorites, it is much appreciated.

John
 
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Here you go. I started this a while back. If you find anything that you want to add go for it. Also go to the public library and ask them for John Siegenthaler's "Modern Hydronic Heating." I'm in PA, and Penn State had a copy. They ordered it for me. I had it for a month. Good reading. A lot of it was over my head though.

http://forum.doityourself.com/boiler...-material.html
 
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