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Linking Cut Pipe Ends?

TB_MD Member Posts: 7
Hello -

  In the course of a basement remodel, the contractor cut and plugged the supply and return lines that led to a radiator located out on an uninsulated porch.   The system had some issues with balance before that.  The system efficiency seems to be getter.  The radiators on that loop get hot faster.  But the balance problems gotten worse.  That loop gets much hotter than the other one.  Picture attached shows the current state of the pipe ends and theres a diagram of the pipes.

Should the two plugged ends be linked so that there's a closed loop?


  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Which goes to show:

    Which goes to show that a direct return is a way to really throw off the balance of a system.

    Does anyone know how to pipe a reverse return?
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    edited January 2013
    reverse return

    Only if you like systems that balance at least three times faster (and generally stay balanced after you leave the job.)
  • TB_MD
    TB_MD Member Posts: 7

    I'm not sure what people are saying here. 
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 6,990
    Other post

    Check your other post. I gets confusing when you post in two places.

    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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