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Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Feb 3, 2016. 24 Replies

Hello fellow home performance folks!I am looking to heat a single room with a hydronic coil that I can tie to an existing, domestic, hot water heater.Does anyone know of a small, hydronic, baseboard…Continue

Modeling a Gas Fireplace in Wrightsoft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Rachel Aug 26, 2015. 12 Replies

Any advice on how to factor a gas fireplace into a Wrightsoft Manual J model? Seems like it would reduce the required heat from the central gas forced air system in that room. But not quite sure how…Continue

Troubleshooting a Furnace Blower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Jan 5, 2014. 12 Replies

Looking for some help troubleshooting this furnace blower issue!Carrier Model 58CTX070Furnace is not delivering much air to supply grills and is shutting itself off every 10 minutes.Why is it not…Continue

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Extraordinarily High CO Reading on a Furnace Vent: 3950 PPM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Aug 22, 2013. 6 Replies

I just tested  Fraser & Johnston natural draft furnace and got the highest CO reading that I've ever seen: 3950 PPM (air free).Model # 80 RD 12-A.Code date: 70 F3What could could cause such a…Continue

 

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Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Padded Blower Case & Flow Meter for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi Noah So sorry. The blower case has been taken. I’m guessing its around $15 to ship the flow meter.  "
Nov 28, 2016
Noah Ray Sanders replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Padded Blower Case & Flow Meter for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"How much for both shipped to 77536? Noah"
Nov 28, 2016
Bob Blanchette replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"I'd run the bathroom heater on a timer. Homeowner will want a "boost" of heat in the morning/showers. Exact temp isn't an issue, they just want the heater "wide open" for 15-30 minutes."
Feb 3, 2016
Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Hey Bob, Sounds like you have a tight house. My heating bills are about the same with a 18k water furnace. I don't claim to be a master at these calculations, so check my numbers. Maybe I missed something. I copied from my Excel spreadsheet so…"
Feb 3, 2016
Bob Blanchette replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"3,000BTU is MAXIMUM load @ design conditions. How many hours are less than design? Our entire house with a 44k furnace only uses $150/yr in gas (doesn't include meter fees), $50/yr for a bathroom doesn’t sound right. "
Feb 2, 2016
Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"The  load is actually closer to 3000 btuh. The bathroom has five exterior sides. It also has 60 sf of glass. The electric heater is the easiest option - and is currently being used. This solution is costing about $300 annually in electric…"
Feb 2, 2016
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Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?

Hello fellow home performance folks!I am looking to heat a single room with a hydronic coil that I can tie to an existing, domestic, hot water heater.Does anyone know of a small, hydronic, baseboard unit with a built-in recirculation pump and thermostat that I could use to heat a single room? A built-in fan would be pretty awesome too? Am I asking for too much? I haven't done the load calcs yet, but I'm guessing around 5000 btuh.I have also looked at direct vent gas heaters like the Rinnai …See More
Feb 2, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Bob .  There is millions of sq ft of radiant ceiling in commercial space all over the globe .  Walls and ceilings are often overlooked or even laughed at since most think heat rises as opposed to the reality that hot air rises .  What…"
Feb 2, 2016
Bob Blanchette replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Can you link to product reviews of a ceiling install? Scared of anything w/o a proven track record.."
Feb 1, 2016
Rich Manning replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Are you going to use this for a 150sf bathroom? If so 5MBTU seems quit high. Wouldn't it be much simpler to just install a small electric wall heater. that can be controlled easier and only when needed? Why go to that much trouble? The…"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  For just a bit more than 200.00 you could purchase Joist Trak plates or similar , 5 sheets (32 sf) of rigid foam , and tubing and drywall to cover .  Save 30.7 watts x 3200 hours and have a noiseless , more comfortable radiant ceiling…"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  As a hydronic professional for more than 30 years I can safely say I never heard of hydronic "Strip heat "  .  Maybe Eric can clarify ?"
Feb 1, 2016
Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"So far, the Beacon Morris K series hydronic kick space heaters seem like the best fit. What I like about them is: Small size Versatile: adapts into a kickspace, under floor, or in a stud bay Different sizes available: 1800 - 9000 btuh Reasonable…"
Feb 1, 2016
Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Electric strip heat can get expensive as well. But I think that Eric was referencing hydronic "strip" heat. A buddy of mine just installed a hydronic, underfloor heating system. His only complaint is that it takes many hours to meet set…"
Feb 1, 2016
Bachi Brunato replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"The client has an atmospherically vented, 40 gallon, 40 kbtu water heater."
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  Thats correct .  I only make suggestions based on real world performance , knowledge and science .    Pricing can be found or gotten by interested persons ."
Feb 1, 2016

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At 6:12am on June 10, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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