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Posted By PeterNH

What type of "radiator" is this? Stand up cast...

What type of "radiator" is this? Stand up cast iron? aluminum fins on a copper pipe?
or?

Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

So Mike, If it is not a mono-flow system. Do...

So Mike,
If it is not a mono-flow system. Do you need the bleeder valves with the baseboards? Seems like they are nothing but trouble. Purge the system and with a decent air eliminator, it should...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello NJT, I dunno', must be lucky. I have 30...

Hello NJT,
I dunno', must be lucky. I have 30 year old green Taco's and newer gold ones. Never a failure.

I've taken the gamble with the newest Taco ball valves for the re-plumbing.
Something...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello Mike, I should know this from other...

Hello Mike,
I should know this from other threads, but what type of radiators do you have?

Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Hey Tim, I have a pile of tn4 thermostats and...

Hey Tim,
I have a pile of tn4 thermostats and one 441.
Sorry i can't promise when i'll get the time to try and test it out for you.
But certainly before fall.

A zone manager is not required,...
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Posted By PeterNH

Expensive for sure! If you want to save...

Expensive for sure!

If you want to save money, you could opt for a fixed- 120-130? water temp for the radiant and control the room temp the old fashion way by on-off thermostat action.

A 337...
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Posted By PeterNH

"the mix temp." They did not say two separate...

"the mix temp."
They did not say two separate mix temperatures.

hmm....


Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Opps, I stand corrected Tim, Having a...

Opps,
I stand corrected Tim,

Having a closer look at at the 274 shows the tn4 connection on pin 1.
You have all zone pumpos and no zone valves correct?
If so, then you want a 336 not a 336.
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Posted By PeterNH

Hi Tim, As far as i understand it, a 336 or...

Hi Tim,
As far as i understand it, a 336 or similar can not control mixing valves.
To do so, i think you would need a tn4 reset control, ie 400, 420 series.
It is conceivable that one of the high...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hi Tim, I think i have the tn4 thing figured...

Hi Tim,
I think i have the tn4 thing figured out.
Stay tuned.
Been busy on the buffer install, gardening/yard work and taking care of mom.

I know exactly what you mean about exponential growth....
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Posted By PeterNH

If i could get electricity for $0.099, i'm pretty...

If i could get electricity for $0.099, i'm pretty sure i would convert to an electic boiler!
Ya', definately keep the electric water heater!!!!!!
According to the calculator i use it is already far...
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Posted By PeterNH

That's debateable. Look at the charts on the...

That's debateable.
Look at the charts on the Slantfin or Sterling websites.
Baseboard with 1/2 pipe has higher output per foot because the smaller copper pipe allows the aluminum fins to be larger....
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Posted By PeterNH

Looking at the bigger picture. If nat gas...

Looking at the bigger picture.
If nat gas companies didn't think it was work while hooking up costomers, to a line existing in the street..
they wouldn't have any customers.. eh?

Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello T.T., 5- 14,000 but's for 400 sq feet...

Hello T.T.,

5- 14,000 but's for 400 sq feet is ugly.
Is this proposed addition all glass?
or uninsulated?
My 400-500 sq ft hobby room is almost super insulated aprox averages r30 all around...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello Luckydriver, What makes that a bummer?...

Hello Luckydriver,

What makes that a bummer?
Sounds like the gas is right out there.

Something that will probably never happen in another 100 years on my street.

Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Ouch! Seems like that should be enough for a...

Ouch!
Seems like that should be enough for a lifetime.


Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Hey luckydriver, It gets better: a...

Hey luckydriver,
It gets better:


a gallon of heating oil contains 138500 btu's
so,
it's only 124,740,000
='s 1247 therms

Beyond that.
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Posted By PeterNH

They are a New England co. so i'm guessing there...

They are a New England co. so i'm guessing there stuff is readily available in the Northeast.
Go to a large local plumbing supply and ask if they sell TFI-Everhot. I'm sure there will be one that...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hi Rockledge, Here's the way i understand it. ...

Hi Rockledge,
Here's the way i understand it.
The #1 best use for a reverse indirect is with a Mod Con set-up.
The reverse indirect can make large amounts of hot water with a small 10 degree...
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Posted By PeterNH

Because there is a HUGE controversy as to the...

Because there is a HUGE controversy as to the actual efficiency of mod con's and old installed cast iron oil burners.
So it becomes guess work anyway.

Peter
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Posted By PeterNH

Hi Mike, I don't know what part of NY you live...

Hi Mike,
I don't know what part of NY you live in. Way up north i hope.
Around here in extreme south east New Hampshire in the coldest of winters, i might use 180 gallons of oil in January. My...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello, MCF I believe the M is the Roman...

Hello,
MCF
I believe the M is the Roman numeral for 1000, C for 100.
Thus 15.8 McF would be
15.8 x 1000 cubic feet, or
15,800 cubic feet, or
158 CcF

So the average of 9.2McF would be 92...
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Posted By PeterNH

Hello Choices, I agree with TO on #1. Unless...

Hello Choices,
I agree with TO on #1.
Unless you are using a ton of hot water i'd go with the 60.
My oil boiler puts out about 66,000 but's hr and i never run out of hot water. Two showers can...
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Posted By PeterNH

I believe that is correct NJT. Electricity at...

I believe that is correct NJT.
Electricity at 14 cents a KW is the same as 3.75 dollar oil at 65%.
No doubt in the summer a thankless is less than 50% eff. As far as i can tell even my indirect...
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Posted By PeterNH

Report

Hello Friends,
A report on purchasing.

As usual, Mr. Xiphias is right.

The local/regional plumbing supply - Peabod Supply, in general has prices no more than 10% more than internet sellers. ...
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