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Just want to get some opinions on this. What is the most prefered way to zone balance with single pump. Actually with either a globe valve or a simple ball valve shut-off. remember this is a 3/4"-1 1/2" pipe sized system, and a 20*delta.And a pump size 007 to a 011 Taco pump. Thanks for any opinions.

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  • Bo Conner
    Bo Conner Member Posts: 2
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    zone balancing

    Just want to get some opinions on this. What is the most prefered way to zone balance with single pump. Actually with either a globe valve or a simple ball valve shut-off. remember this is a 3/4"-1 1/2" pipe sized system, and a 20*delta.And a pump size 007 to a 011 Taco pump. Thanks for any opinions.
  • Al Letellier_9
    Al Letellier_9 Member Posts: 929
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    On a commercial job, or in an engineer's house a circuit setter would be used to balance the system, but this is overkill for a standard home heating system. Generally, a balancing valve is used, which is just a ball valve in disguise. There is no way to determine flow with it other than to experience the heat and "balancing by touch". You could add some inexpensive thermometers and do it by delta T if you wish, but generally we see balance valves.

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  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    \"An engineer's house\"???

    Al-

    What on earth are you implying here?

    Wait, hold that thought, I have to go adjust the Cv of my Oventrop to account for a short cold snap. Be right back....

    :)
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