New zone return line - where should I connect it?

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New zone return line - where should I connect it?

Hi all,

After thinking about it and looking around my boiler I notice that the other 3 zones return lines all connect back into a 1" pipe. I previously started my pipe run thinking I'd feed it into a 3/4" return from one of the other zones (straight run) but then after thinking it out not sure if that's a good idea. I can still get it to a 1" pipe if I have to, nothing a couple elbows won't fix.

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Water return line from zone

Any takers on this question?
 
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If it were me, I'd tie the new zone's return line back into the 1" pipe. The other zones are piped like that for a reason.
 
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Yes I understand what you are saying. Anbody else have any input here?
 
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Connect your return line to the 1" line.
 
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Wink

Okay. I thought that was the right answer, just double checking cause it
ain't easy taking already soldered joints apart
 
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Alan, I've emailed you a couple times... didn't get them?

We talked about this when I was there didn't we?

Tie it into the 1" near the boiler.

By the way, I recall that you had asked for some recommendations on torches... I bought one of these about a year ago and like it alot:


image courtesy toolup.com

What's nice about it is that you don't have to heft the can around, only the torch head.

Some do NOTs for this torch:

Do NOT use the 'lock on' switch. It is a b1tc4 to get it un-locked.

Do NOT try to 'modulate' the flame, use either full on, or off. Don't try to get less flame by less pressure on the trigger, or by turning down the regulator. If you do, the tip will overheat.
 
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Old 11-11-12, 04:08 PM
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Being in the industry get this model linked below. Use mapp gas only. You can adjust the flame as you see fit and not burn out the tip.


TS8000 - High Intensity Trigger Start Torch

Never a issue locking the switch....

Turbo tips are the ones that overheat and burn out if used on low.

Never an issue with these standard tips....


Just my opinion...
 
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Old 11-11-12, 04:33 PM
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What I don't like about them is that you have to lift the propane/mapp can every single time.

AND, you can't use them upside down or sideways.

For the occasional user, the advantage of being able to use the torch head in any position is a big plus.
 
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