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Three-way diverter valves

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Weezbo
Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
or maybe after losing so many employees could have,...Uponor engineer your design. then the piping arrangement would be in front of them and the guessing would be Over.

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  • GB in Buffalo MN
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    Who has three-way diverter valves

    I am designing/installing a system that would work well with a three-way diverter valve - per Dan's book on "Primary-Secondary Pumping Made Easy". Who has used them and where is a good source to buy them in the Minnesota area. Thanks.
  • Are you

    looking for CI boiler protection?, or controlling the temp to a zone?

    Dave
  • GB in Buffalo MN
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    control

    I am looking to control a secondary loop temperature.
  • There are many,

    ESBE may be a good place to start, they are available from Danfoss,,Caleffi has alot to offer too.

    Dave
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Don't forget.....

    To take a gander at the Taco i-radiant valve. 3-way with outdoor reset built in!

    We've been using them frequently, with great results. Chris
  • Thanks Chris,

    Taco is my MAIN preference of manufacturers, don`t know how I overlooked them,,,must be Saturday?

    Dave
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    PaPa taught me 1 thing.....

    Mind open, mouth closed...Speak when you're sure.

    I too like Taco products. Never a supply problem, and as always...elegant solutions to our needs in the field. Chris
  • GB in Buffalo MN
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    diverter vs. mixing

    I looked at the website for Danfoss on the ESBE valves, and Taco for the iSeries 3-way. It looks like the ESBE valves could be used for both diverter or mixing, but the Taco valves are only mixing. Am I missing anything, I like the idea of 2-in 1-out of a diverter valve to protect the pump. Could you give me any more ideas. Thanks for the responses.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    G.

    Look also at the piping diagrams for the i-radiant valve, and I think you'll find it's what you're looking for if piped by their instructions.If the calling zone isn't calling for heat, it diverts!

    I can't speak highly enough about their performance....Without the use of a second control for driving a mixing device.24 V is all that's needed, and easily supplied by a simple transformer, or 24VAC contacts on any other available control The savings on the control to drive an esbe 3way(and usually many other things!) alone make me think that it's just smarter.
    Less wiring = less headaches.... Chris
  • GB in Buffalo MN
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    Thanks for the idea,

    but if Uponor does all the work, how will I learn (and remember) how to do it, and then know how to troubleshoot it later when something is out of balance.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    i live in bit of a backwater ....out of the main stream of

    civilization ...however i do a fair amount of reading..amongst other less enjoyable activities. if, you look under Europe's Finest hydronic radiant designs on a google search, one very interesting site will head that page the second listing on that google page ,will draw up a yellow screen with some words...take a look at what Siggy's site has to offer...you will be well rewarded.
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