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Zone balancing?

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cnmdesign
cnmdesign Member Posts: 103
Do my four zones need to be balanced against each other or just the circuits in each zone?
Thanks
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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    The circuits in each zone.
    cnmdesign
  • cnmdesign
    cnmdesign Member Posts: 103
    edited January 2018
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    I have 24v Caleffi Z-one valves with two black and two red wire leads.
    The gauge is not mentioned in the spec sheet. I have a left over spool of four color phone wire. Can I use it or is the gauge to small?
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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,574
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    Phone wire varies a bit in size. Some of the old ones would probably work. The newer stuff is not big enough.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
    cnmdesign
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    HD and Lowes carry proper 18 gauge T-stat wire in 2-8 conductor rolls.
    cnmdesign
  • cnmdesign
    cnmdesign Member Posts: 103
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    A thanks to everyone for not starting out there reply with "Have you done a heat loss calc. :smiley:
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  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,468
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    Phone wire is 24 gauge, use 18 gauge thermostat wire. Phone wire that is four conductor and not Cat 5 phone wire has a color code of red, black. green, yellow.
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
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    cnmdesign said:

    A thanks to everyone for not starting out there reply with "Have you done a heat loss calc. :smiley:

    LMAO . Have you calculated the head of each zone ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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    Gordy
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    @Rich brings up a valid point for proper circulator sizing. If not heat loss then head loss :)
    Rich_49