But if you DO put a single-head mini-split in the basement, the 3/4 ton Daikin Quaternity is probably the best choice, since it has independently settable relative humidity & temperature setpoints, and can dehumidify in either heating or cooling mode (without any sensible heating or cooling if the temperature setpoint has already been met.)
Thanks for the suggestion. Humidity is already an issue down there, so I think I will look into that model, regardless of the price.
A hydraulic separator would make for an awfully expensive junk filter if it's not really needed from a flow-isolation point of view...A hydraulic separator would make for an awfully expensive junk filter if it's not really needed from a flow-isolation point of view.
Well it's apparent that I got some bad information, as it was explained to me the sole purpose for the hydraulic separator was to be a filter, with no mention of it's true purpose. I think I'll avoid that and go with the reducing tee setup if necessary.
I guess I'm going to have to reach out to some of our contacts from the office and see if we don't have a competent hydronic engineer we can dial up
It is a three day course, but you can do the math if the manufacturer will let you...since your beloved P/S system will not run without at least two pumps! P/S is not religion.
Once again, I'm not sure if your'e directing this at me specifically or you're just making general points. I don't recall claiming anything about P/S rather just questioning if that is a possible setup for my condition. What I am trying to do, however, is further educate myself on some of the finer points of hydronics for both my personal gain and my occupational benefit. I was under the impression that this forum was to share our experiences and help one another. If you were not directing it at me, I apologize, and let's just chalk it up to the lack of emotional clarity via the interwebs.
If no one is comfortable taking a stab at helping me size the system, I totally understand, it's not your responsibility, I was just putting it out there. However, is there any other resource I can find online that I might be able to help me in my quest? I have no problem hiring someone to do the calcs, but feel it may be something I can look into myself. My architecture licensing doesn't involve this type of engineering (at least at this extent), but I do think i might enjoy checking the math out for my own peace of mind. This is not to say an experienced engineer wouldn't have better and more accurate information, but a little insight into that world is something I am interested myself.