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basement hot water loop

StanStan Posts: 22
I know hot water will migrate up not down on its own in a hot water loop but how much if any resistance will it add to a circulator that is trying to circulate water from overhead down and back up from three separate 6' sections of fin-tube baseboard? The height from the baseboard to the ceiling is about 7'.

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  • ZmanZman Posts: 3,339
    2 pipe?

    I assume you have a 2 pipe system? Water in a typical 2 pipe closed system is unaffected by gravity. The additional piping will add some head loss to your system. Is this a separate zone or are you extending an existing? 
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