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Zone vs circ vs Variable speed

mcycle Member Posts: 7
<span style="font-size:12pt">I'm about to install a 95% condensing boiler to an existing baseboard system; 3 zones 2000 sq ft home,  135 ft of baseboard element.  One of the zones is an “old school” 1” venture loop. Boiler is a Triangle Prestige.</span>

<span style="font-size:12pt">My original plan was to use the Grundos Alpha circ and pipe using zone valves.  I’ve been getting poor feedback regarding the Alpha, so I’m re considering either a single speed 00 series or possibly 3 circs “one per zone”.</span>

<span style="font-size:12pt">What would be the best option for this type of system?</span>


  • CMadatMe
    CMadatMe Member Posts: 3,086
    Take a Look at

    The Taco Delta-T Circ. It's simply and easy. They have a great video class on it at their web site in the FlowPro section.
    "The bitter taste of a poor installation remains much longer than the sweet taste of the lowest price."
  • heating101
    heating101 Member Posts: 4
    the great debate

    there has been and always will be a debate as to wether circs or valves. in you situation with only 135 ft of element in three zones going to seperate circs would be over kill and added expense. a variable speed circulator with FULL PORT zone valves, i prefer motorized over solenoiod, would work very well for you
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,314
    And here come the dinosaur

    I am still a circulator addict and I like them for reliability. Just what I prefer.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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