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Snowmelt startup

Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
I commissioned this KBN501 today for a huge driveway with incredible slope for a Frank Lloyd Wright home in the Chicago area. Constructive criticism more than welcome. Not my preferred HX but ultimately not my call. I'm also not crazy about the old Taco 1600 pump and valves. My client owned them from a previous home and it met the specs I needed so, in that regard, it made sense.
The Tekmar 654 isn't tied in yet because the snowmelt sensor has to be installed. Another contractor put the tubing in 8 years ago when the driveway was poured. I've got boiler demand controlled by simple switch until I can identify exactly where the tubing is before core drilling it.
I also got to experience for the first time the foghorn on each new call for heat. The boiler is in a small garage which will still house a car so I have to be careful about how I resolve that.
Steve Minnich


  • RobG
    RobG Member Posts: 1,850
    I had the "pleasure" of working on a FLW home that was being moved and renovated in the process. Everything was to be removed, overhauled and reinstalled to maintain it's historical integrity. If it could be seen by the naked eye, it had to be original. Talk about a pain in the asterisk! This was before the internet, so sourcing 70 year old parts was quite a task.