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Get a furnace. Maybe two... one for...

Get a furnace. Maybe two... one for thermo-blasting the place for a ridiculously fast heat up (I can almost hear the pings and odd sounds), the other based on a very very light heat load (since it...
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Might not be fun to pipe (but with a enough...

Might not be fun to pipe (but with a enough valves all is possible), if you could use the electric as a tempering tank in the winter and the indirect as a tempering tank in the summer, there will be...
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Heat might be uneven because those air bleeders...

Heat might be uneven because those air bleeders haven't been touched in ages. Count up all the bad ones. That is project #1 to replace them.
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And people don't tend to rip out black iron...

And people don't tend to rip out black iron piping for scrap metal money...
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It being a rental would have me more inclined to...

It being a rental would have me more inclined to do it in steel.
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WantToBe: It's all about conduction. The odds of...

WantToBe: It's all about conduction. The odds of you conducting any heat through the joist to your subfloor to your floor would be remote. Insulation in the joists would actually hurt the chances of...
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Shut the boiler off and call someone!

Shut the boiler off and call someone!
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What boiler and fuel? (extra characters to make...

What boiler and fuel? (extra characters to make min length)
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I have added underfloor Pex to a fintube...

I have added underfloor Pex to a fintube baseboard system and got them to seamlessly work together off of a single pump and t-stat. That said... Maybe we should back way up?

First things first......
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Those are future "down the line prices" and I...

Those are future "down the line prices" and I made electricity worse on purpose to show that even at twice the price net per BTU it still might be more expensive if you're heating roughly 3x the mass...
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My guess is that electric would probably be...

My guess is that electric would probably be cheaper for the non-heating season and here is why. Assuming 139K btu/gallon and 3.42K btu/kwh let's assume a down the line price of $4 for oil and 25 for...
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I am a Grundfos 15-58 3 speed admirer... like...

I am a Grundfos 15-58 3 speed admirer... like lawrosa said that Series 100 is 1.75 amps or around 200 watts vs 55/70/85 watts for the Grundfos depending on speed - probably fine on lowest speed and...
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Pump replacements are pretty simple... and there...

Pump replacements are pretty simple... and there are pumps that are far more energy efficient than a Series 100, so the new pump can pay itself off in savings.
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My fave is the Triangle Tube "tank in tank"...

My fave is the Triangle Tube "tank in tank" design on their Smart series.
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If your heating design can accommodate the Solo...

If your heating design can accommodate the Solo piped directly, doing so will net you the most energy savings. Electricity drops to under 100 watts all in (speed 2).

I piped my system to go...
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I think it would be more convenient to convert...

I think it would be more convenient to convert that into BTUs or a number of S.I. measurements for energy such as KWH for easy comparisons.

BTW 1 m^3 has 36,000 BTUs approx
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Pex supply dot com < just for an example -price...

Pex supply dot com < just for an example
-price shop for these or better items
-contact manufacturer for compatibility (esp Wirsbo and P-A-P mfr)
-do some basic math on how things will change as...
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Just find a clean key areas under the kitchen...

Just find a clean key areas under the kitchen between the joists and add some plates and pex-al-pex there. Maybe three separate runs so that it is controllable, just by running 1 or 2. Just run it...
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How much is it worth if I could tell you how to...

How much is it worth if I could tell you how to make her super happy and you look like a rock star for under $500? Off the record of of course... L

There is a very simple solution here.
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I am not even sure I would have a hydronic system...

I am not even sure I would have a hydronic system there if you wanted to spend that kind of dough... I'd be upping and evening the insulation and draftiness, looking at simple solar and just living...
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Water goes to the tank... it isn't flushing all...

Water goes to the tank... it isn't flushing all the time. Feels more natural when you aren't heating your surroundings just by ummm... reading the paper. I did it at my last house. Don't knock it....
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Keep it simple... cottage needs to heat quick...

Keep it simple... cottage needs to heat quick when you get there. Best designed radiant systems aren't designed to ramp hard. Although floor warming feels so good.
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I see those pics and I thought pure boiler room...

I see those pics and I thought pure boiler room porn... imagine frenched in panel rads with TRV clearance but a clean back there look! Instead of where you have the stack of convectors...

Shoot...
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How to maximize... blend and merge those two...

How to maximize... blend and merge those two zones however you can. Add 40 gallons and another expansion tank. Try and run heat pipes near the cold water piping leading to toilets... lots of ways to...
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