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Hello All and thanks in advance for your help!
I'm 100% new to hydronic heating, I grew up with forced air but the house I bought is set up for hot water. I also hear its MUCH more efficient. With that, I'm installing an all new system because I'm here in Detroit, MI and copper thieves practically picked the house clean before I bought it. I view this as a positive and negative, its positive in that I get to put in an all new, highly efficient system. Its negative because its so expensive. That said, I've done some homework and here is what I'm going to be using:
Navien CH-210-NG Boiler
Slant/Fin Multi Pak 80 Baseboard Heaters
Beacon Morris K84 Kickspace Heater (kitchen, and other places)
Taco 007 Pumps
Taco SR503-3 Switching Relay
I'm installing a single pipe system with air valves at the start of each loop. So that's 3 zones (1 per floor), 2 loops per zone, for a total of 6 loops = 6 air vents. There is also, of course, the expansion tank, air separator, manifolds, etc.
My question starts here:
Every diagram I've seen of a single pipe system has a main line and the radiators fed off branch lines that come off of that main line. What would happen if the radiators were fed directly off the main line?
I also read in some places that for single pipe systems the radiator should be tilted toward the supply line. In what few baseboards I have left and in every other baseboard system I've seen, I've NEVER seen the baseboards titled, so this concerns me.
Also, please, offer any advice given the system I've described. Any little "industry secrets" that will help make this an easier installation or work more efficiently for me will be greatly appreciated.