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Posted by Gene F on September 03, 2007 at 12:56:41:
In Reply to: Re: hydronic: Adding toe kick heater to existing baseboard posted by HeatPro on September 01, 2007 at 13:16:03:
Thanks for the comment and your helpful site.
So I did some measuring, and here's a better description of my existing system:
boiler: 140,000 btu/hr Weil-McClain CGa
single circulator: Taco 007
1-1/2 pipe from boiler very quickly branching off to 3/4" piped zones (your series curcuit) of baseboard heat as follows:
1: (1st flr): 113' 26,600 btu/hr
2: (2nd flr): 128' 29500 btu/hr
3: (addition off 1st flr: 115', 21,600 btu/hr
So (assuming I understand your tables) it looks as if zones 1 and 2 could each tolerate the additon of a toe kick heater like the Whispa 50 (1/2 pipe, 2500 - 3000 btu/hr, 0.9 ft head at 1 gpm, 3.3 ft head at 3 gpm). The plumbing would then look like adding an element of your "American single pipe" system to the series system, but would have an effect similar to adding about 6' of baseboard.
Is that making sense (or at least enough sense to discuss the idea with a pro)?
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