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Steve_210
Steve_210 Member Posts: 646
I have a customer who is thinking about putting in a small snow melt system. The area is only about12' x 15' - I know how the pex should be ran, I know I need a heat exchanger and I know I need to keep a glyco concentration. I want to see what is the best way to control this. Any advice or literature would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
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    Tekmar

    Look at pages 31 - 33. Tekmar support is very helpful with advising which you need.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
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    There are others....

    ETI, http://www.networketi.com/ds_aps4c22688.html



    ASE http://www.goase.com/ds5.htm



    And others if you google snowmelt switch controllers.



    Tekmar is without a doubt the best, but is considered $pendy, but all the other systems I've used do not limit the slab temperature, which wastes significant energy. I had a customer the other day with an ETI switch that said when it snows, he has to chase the elk off his driveway so he can get his cars out of the garage... Seriously...



    You get what you pay for.



    ME

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  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 646
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    thanks guys

    I am going to push the teckmar. I am looking at 665 or 667 with the 090 and 091
  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 646
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    does anybody

    know the main differance between the tekmar 665 & 667
  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 1,047
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    For this small a space

    Why not just do a manual system. Is it a public space? If so it may be necessary, but manual should be a choice as well.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
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    The difference in the two...

    The 665 is a bang bang control (Pulse Width Modulation) versus the 667 with variable speed injection. VSI requires an additional injection pump for control.



    ME

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