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keyeser
keyeser Member Posts: 5
Currently have four zones off of a gas boiler. All zones are 3/4" copper from a manifold and come back a 1 1/4" single return.

Question is, can we take one of the zones and directly feed a new remote 2 zone manifold on the other side of the house from the boiler? All would tie back to the main return. Reason for doing this is converted part of the original zone to an in-law apartment plus a small addition and want to have separate thermostats for those rooms.

The boiler has the capacity to take on the additional space.

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,572
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    What you are suggesting sounds doable. Would you eliminate the zone valve on the boiler manifold and add 2 remote valves?
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • keyeser
    keyeser Member Posts: 5
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    Yes, i would take out that zone valve and make it a home run to the new 2 zone manifold with their own zone valves.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,421
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    Should work. I'd keep your pipe sizes...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • keyeser
    keyeser Member Posts: 5
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    keep the pipe sizes at 3/4 out and connect to the current 1 1/4" return?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,421
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    Yup
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • keyeser
    keyeser Member Posts: 5
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    thanks all! Appreciate the input. Hope i can give back here sometimes.
  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,708
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    keyeser said:

    Hope i can give back here sometimes.

    Report back here and let everyone know how this makes out.
    Some of us thrive on the feedback.

    known to beat dead horses
  • keyeser
    keyeser Member Posts: 5
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    Will do