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Delta T ?

I know the recommended delta t for baseboard is 20 degrees and radiant floor is 10 degrees;  what is recommended for cast iron radiators and cast iron convectors?

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  • CMadatMe
    CMadatMe Member Posts: 3,086
    What Works

    Depends on the application. Condensing boiler would use a Taco VDT pump and work off a 30 if the math works out. Might do the same on a cast iron boiler depending on whose it is. Am I using outdoor reset on the system?
    "The bitter taste of a poor installation remains much longer than the sweet taste of the lowest price."
  • alotlikeearl
    alotlikeearl Member Posts: 68
    Thanks Chris,

    I have quoted both a modcon and a cast iron boiler.  If they go cast iron I probably would not use outdoor reset and just let the "VDT' circulator do its thing.  This system has 4 zones total;  1 cast iron radiators, 2 cast iron convectors and 1 baseboard.  I was hopeing a common delta t would work so I could use 1 "VDT" and zone valves. 
  • CMadatMe
    CMadatMe Member Posts: 3,086
    Only Way

    To anwser that is to take your room by room heat loss, break it out to the zones and do the math. Can I overcome all zones heat loss running a 30?
    "The bitter taste of a poor installation remains much longer than the sweet taste of the lowest price."
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