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    Hydronic to a pex system

    I have a hot water hydronic system. The copper loop is hanging in my basement. Since i am refinishing my basement I want to clean up the piping.I want to convert to pex home runs back to the...
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    Mits 2 zone split - want wifi thermostat

    I just installed a 2 zone system. I would like to add an internet accessible thermostat? Is this possible with these systems? If so where can i find them?
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    HW monoflow loop

    I am refinishing my basement. I have a HW hydronic zone for my first floor on a monoflow loop around the perimeter of the house. It is low hanging and obtrusive. I will to better conceal it. I...
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    Water supply is dirty and bitter

    I have town water supply. Home was built in '52. I noticed something a few weeks ago where my water started to taste funny. Bitter and cottonmouth. I have noticed some browning every so often...
  5. Thread: PEX vs AL-PEX

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    One of the reasons I asked this question is I...

    One of the reasons I asked this question is I seen that AL-PEX is a totally different animal to work with. Can not use the same tools and fittings. Is there an equivalent PEX with O2 barrier...
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    I am doing a basement remodel. I want to lift...

    I am doing a basement remodel. I want to lift everything up into the rafters. Also make proper zones to support living vs bedroom space. Right now whole house is on one monoflow loop. I plan to...
  7. Thread: PEX vs AL-PEX

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    PEX vs AL-PEX

    I have been planning a copper to PEX conversion for my hydronic monoflow loop via a PEX manifold. I read I have to use AL-PEX to prevent AIR from penetrating.

    First...How does Air penetrate PEX...
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    I disagree. This is exactly what I will use. ...

    I disagree. This is exactly what I will use.
    http://www.pexsupply.com/Taco-SR504-4-4-Zone-Switching-Relay
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    I understand. The Taco pumps I have have the...

    I understand. The Taco pumps I have have the check built in. IFC. so that should cover that.

    TY for your reply it was dead on what I was looking for.
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    Convert from zone valve to zone pumps

    Right now I have a 1 punp 3 zone hydro. One HW and 2 living. I want to add a radient underfloor loop via mixing valve. While doing this it seems cleaner to just do all the zones with new pumps and...
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    Hot water is dirty (rust color)

    Need some help again...

    My hot water is dirty with a rust color. I have an indirect hot water heater off its own zone on a hydrostatic system. The water is dirty. I thought maybe the coil in...
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    I think the problem here is i am talking about a...

    I think the problem here is i am talking about a relief valve not a fill valve. Maybe my terms thru you off but this is the valve off they tank to relieve excess pressure in the system.
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    I used two gauges for that reason. They both...

    I used two gauges for that reason. They both read correctly. I replaced the valve and all is working just fine now.
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    I replaced the valve. Old one showed a ton of...

    I replaced the valve. Old one showed a ton of corrosion inside. easy fix.
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    PRV leaking frm boiler

    I have 2 pressure gauges on the system. Never read over 15psi. I have an expansion tank in place. I tested the relief valve when i flushed the boiler. I do this every fall. PRV said it is rated...
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    Square D 2 pole breakers

    I was in Hdepot this weekend. I was looking for a 2 pole SqrD 20Amp skinny space saver breaker. Do they make these? I see them in the other brands there.
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    Strange thing happened last night. I tightened...

    Strange thing happened last night. I tightened the adjustment screw all the way. Water did not flow. = bad unit. I go to parts store and get a new unit. I figure I will install it this weekend. ...
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    I agree, I will replace it. It should be an easy...

    I agree, I will replace it. It should be an easy swap out with the union on the right side. Does anyone know this model? I would like to get the same size unit with the same clearences so I do not...
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    These are pics of my valve. It looks a little...

    These are pics of my valve. It looks a little simpler than your pic. I have 2 pressure gauges on the reduced size of the valve. both read 2psi so i am confident the valve is not releasing water to...
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    Boiler fill valve not filling

    My fill valve is not filling. I adjusted the screw on top and I do not see pressure building in the boiler tank. Last fall I had a similar issue. Then I adjusted the screw a 1/2 turn and it...
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    Cyclonic heat question.

    I have a zone for my first floor that does a 3/4" run around the parimiter of the house and up to cast iron radiators via monofow tee. In this order: Bathroom, BR2, BR1(master), LR, DR and...
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    Generac Portable Generator

    I am looking to buy a portable generator for my house. Just to run a few things if we have an outage. Fridge/tv/few lamps. Looking to buy a 5000w generac. I see that they are a popular whole...
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    Dehumidifier in Basement

    My friend put in a aprilaire 1730 in his basement (about 1000 sqr feet) and it made a world of a difference to the air quality of the rooms in the basement. I want to do the same. He has it as a...
  24. Thread: pex rings

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    pex rings

    I am interested in doing some pex plumbing and want to invest in a good tool. I see there are two types. Compression ring (Tool goes around the entire ring and compresses it.) and crimp ring (Tool...
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    Great. We just want some of the heat back. It...

    Great. We just want some of the heat back. It is a small kitchen and we would like to warm the floor. We thought about doing a little under floor radiant but that would require a mixingvalve and a...
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