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Buffer Tank AFTER load?

BigRob
BigRob Member Posts: 297
I've almost got our used and abused system to a good place. The last piece of the puzzle is a buffer tank for some small radiator loads. Due to space constraints, the only place to easily install a tank is on the return to the boiler, after the radiator manifold. I'm thinking about taking the manifold outlet and connecting it to the top connection of a Westinghouse stainless water heater. The bottom connection of the Westinghouse will head back the the heat source. So, the heat source will heat to 150, lose 20 at the rads, then fill the tank from top to bottom with 130 water. Once the bottom of the tank reaches 130, the boiler outlet will be pushed up into the control offset, then finally turn off around 160. The circulator will remain until the zones are satisfied. I'll size the tank for around 20-30min burns, hopefully more.

I don't see a lot (any) setups like this on the internets. Is there a reason why? What am I missing?

Comments

  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,815
    can you post a picture?
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    What supply water temp will the micro zones need? Of the buffer is 130.....
  • BigRob
    BigRob Member Posts: 297
    Gordy said:

    What supply water temp will the micro zones need? Of the buffer is 130.....

    Currently an average of 125 works ok and that is how I don't short cycle the lochinvar whn199 too bad.
  • BigRob
    BigRob Member Posts: 297
    kcopp said:

    can you post a picture?

    Away for the holidays, but will snap a pic soon.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,607
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
  • BigRob
    BigRob Member Posts: 297
    Thanks for the link. I'd like to use just one pump and a tank in series. All the examples shown seem to be parallel piped.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,607
    Post a picture of the actual system as it is now .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833