Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
If you've found help here, check back in to let us know how everything worked out.
It's a great way to thank those who helped you.
Oversizing boiler for hot water loop.
I have kind of a strange situation and I am looking for any ideas. The house has been abandoned 5 years, approx 3000 square foot. House has 10 radiators with an EDR of 346. There are 6 rooms (2 bathrooms a sitting room, laundry room, a bedroom and a dining room on 2 different floors)where there is electric baseboard installed and the customer would like radiators or water baseboard installed instead. There doesn't seem to be any evidence in the basement of the being radiators piped to these rooms. I'm thinking between remodels and such possibly a steam main was removed in the basement. I think repiping this amount of steam line and take offs would be cost prohibitive to this customer. I have seen water loops done before but only to heat a basement room. I am wondering if there would be a way to pipe a water loop off the boiler to feed additional radiation in these rooms on the first and second floor, and if there is a way should I oversized the boiler to compensate for an additional heat load? Thanks in advance for any ideas.