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The return pipe that was a supply

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HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 653
edited February 2021 in THE MAIN WALL
The return pipe that was a supply

The heating business has a way of humbling you. And even the most experienced pros can run into surprises. Take this job, for example.

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Ironman

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  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
    edited September 2018
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    Excellent advise ,I have done exactly the same thing. The call backs I especially do not like are the ones after hours, you have to wait until the next morning ,so you spend all night thinking about what could be wrong. You cannot sleep, so you spend the time reading every book you have trying to find a clue to the problem, no fun.All.the best Jack
    JudySweetlandMarjPinard
  • cubbydog
    cubbydog Member Posts: 42
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    Ghost flow is a common occurrence but usually not a problem unless there is an extreme imbalance in the zone btu requirements. Recently I noticed a indirect hot water heater causing ghost flow, the couple didn’t use enough hot water to cause any over heat problem summer or winter. The piping to the indirect hot water heater went down so it did not overheat.
    MarjPinard
  • SgtMaj
    SgtMaj Member Posts: 77
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    if the basement zone valve was situated on the return line before the connection to the system return would you still have had the same problem?

  • SgtMaj
    SgtMaj Member Posts: 77
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    Never mind, I see the error of my thought.

  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    edited March 2023
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    Well sleuthed Dan. That stamped tin ceiling is everywhere in DC. Theres one thing I miss about DC service work… nothing.

    MarjPinard
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,331
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    ha ha. I knew old timers who celebrated invention of circulating pump that would make HHW so simple. Especially compared to steam. HeatingHelp shows nothing is simple.

  • Rich Davis_2
    Rich Davis_2 Member Posts: 117
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    What I noticed is that circulator is on the return so it's not pumping away, or did I miss something?