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11-27-12, 04:18 AM
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Posted By davidswelt

Good point. I suggested a heat pump because...

Good point.

I suggested a heat pump because the house has no gas line, not existing tank for oil, because I'd like central a/c, and because others in the area have heat pumps, too.

My rented...
11-26-12, 09:53 PM
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Posted By davidswelt

Augmenting radiant heat with a heat pump

I'm in the process of buying a 1970's house in central PA that has radiant resistive heating installed (in the ceilings). (The house is reasonably well insulated.)

I am currently thinking about...
11-26-12, 09:40 PM
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Posted By davidswelt

I live in Ohio so currently at 30-40F the HP is...

I live in Ohio so currently at 30-40F the HP is doing great, but another month or so when its 0F or lower it would be nice to have the Nest be able to intelligently compensate without me having to...
11-26-12, 05:42 AM
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Posted By davidswelt

Nest and Heat Pump

The Nest actually adjusts the setback temperature automatically so that the aux heat does not have to come on in the morning. It chooses a slightly higher temperature if that what is needed. It...
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Posted By davidswelt

OK, sick of messing around with defect technology...

OK, sick of messing around with defect technology that is nearly as old as myself, I have ordered one of these fancy AquaSmart controllers. I'll report back once I've got it installed.
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Posted By davidswelt

Well, when the pump was reconfigured to run all...

Well, when the pump was reconfigured to run all of the time (or at least immediately with the burner), the banging went away.

Thanks for that link!
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Posted By davidswelt

Thanks, Trooper. I was looking at the product...

Thanks, Trooper. I was looking at the product data sheet (document 60-2278), but thanks to your link, I saw this:

"A call for heat by the thermostat starts both the burner and the circulator....
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Posted By davidswelt

L8148E Aquastat: circulator control?

I have an old Burnham gas boiler (hot water) with a Honeywell L8148E Aquamacs and an attitude.

When I bought the house, the circulator pump was controlled directly by a low-limit sensor...
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