Hot water baseboard on steam boiler

Old 11-23-09, 04:44 AM
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Hot water baseboard on steam boiler

I have a burnham megasteam boiler with 6 steam
ratiators one indirect hot water heater. I would like to
ad two forced hot waterzones to the boiler .
These zones are first and second floor. I am eventually going to convert the boiler to forced hot wateronly but now is not an option . I have installed zoned forced hot water before with circulators and/or zone valves and know the piping and wiring needed, just have not done it on steam boiler. I was not sure if it is opossible since steam is an open system and forced hot water is a closed system. Does this typ of install need a separet heat exchanger. Or can it be piped in like a standard forced hot water system drawing the water from below the high water mark on the boiler.
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Go to the tech menu at Heat Loss calculation

They have a bit of information on doing this that may be helpful for you.
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