wanting to do a radiant combined with hot water base board.

Old 07-17-14, 01:43 AM
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wanting to do a radiant combined with hot water base board.

So im building my own log home. I have radiant tubes already installed in basement slab. Looking to do hot water base board on the remander of the floors due to open beam ceilings so no tubes to look at. Was looking at a Triangle tube boiler for my hot water. Anyone ever done this. I understand i just need a mixing valve for the radiant in the slab. But i was also hoping to get my DHW also from this same system. What is your guys thoughts on best way to do it.??????
Old 07-17-14, 02:55 PM
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If you're going to use a CONDENSING BOILER, like the TT, you don't really need to use the mixing valve because the boiler will be able to keep the temps where they need to be.

What you DO need to do is a ROOM BY ROOM HEAT LOSS ESTIMATE on the building.

By installing enough fin-tube baseboard in the other rooms, you will be able to heat those with the cooler water as well.

You need to do the heat loss estimate in order to know how much baseboard you need to install.

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