Radiant Heat Not working in 2nd zone. Please help!

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Radiant Heat Not working in 2nd zone. Please help!

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Just bought my first house. Radiant heat was working well for the first month. It has been on constant for the past 2 month. When I came home the other day. The 1st zone was working and all was good. But the 2nd zone was not. 2nd zone is not heating at all.

I don't know anything about boilers and what not so any help would be great. My first assumption of the problem is the thermostat. Other than that I don't where I should go forward with this. Any help would be appreciated. I have family coming in for Christmas too! and I dont wanna have to pump floor heaters all day!!!
 
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Do you have zone valves or a separate pump for each zone? If you have a voltmeter and know how to use it safely, you can troubleshoot to find out if and where the control voltage is being lost. It could be the thermostat, but it seldom is. I wouldn't start throwing parts at it.

If you post photos of your system, be might be able to make other suggestions. http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...your-post.html
 
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Should I just call HVAC peeps and pay the dollars?
Not yet... let's see the pics first
 
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My apologies. i am use to forums that you have to do this lol. I will wait patiently... Thanks again for any advise you have.
 
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If you have a voltmeter and know how to use it safely, you can troubleshoot to find out if and where the control voltage is being lost. It could be the thermostat, but it seldom is. I wouldn't start throwing parts at it.
Please respond to those comments.

You say you have two zones. How many room thermostats do you have?
 
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I have 2 thermostats. One for the main living area. and the 2nd is for the bedrooms. As for the voltmeter I do not have one.

I am not sure if I have zone valves or separate pumps for each zone
 
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I am not sure if I have zone valves or separate pumps for each zone
Probably would be best to call for professional help. I think you may be in over your head, DIY-wise.
 
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Originally Posted by Mike Speed 30 View Post
Probably would be best to call for professional help. I think you may be in over your head, DIY-wise.
I really would like to learn. Any help would greatly be appreciated to move me in the right direction. I'm a computer guy not a Heating guy.
 
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I'm sure we could learn ya enough to be dangerous, I just don't think we can gitter done before the holiday... we need to start at square one ... need to format the hard drive, install several CD's full of data... gonna take a while.

Google "ZONE VALVE" and click IMAGES for some pics of what they look like.
Do the same with "CIRCULATOR PUMP" ...
that's a start.
 
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Alright sounds good. Will do some research on those things and report back after the holiday. Thanks again for your continued attention.
 
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