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BTU meter for steam

I have and old church and school off the same steam heating system it is zoned using two 8" zone valves.

The church is renting out the school this year and would some how like to bill the school for there portion of the heating bill. Any ideas

Thanks Andy Stack


  • Pumpguy
    Pumpguy Member Posts: 658
    Condensate meter

    Usual arrangement is to use a condensate meter.

     I assume each system has a condensate pump pumping to the boiler(s) or boiler feed unit.  It should be a simple matter to pump the condensate through a meter and keep track of how much condensate is coming back from the school.  Figure 960 BTU/lb of condensate.  1 lb. of condensate = 1 pint of water.  8 lbs = 1 gallon.  Hope I got these figures right. 
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  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,255
    time the zone valves?

    Not accurate but ....