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Laziness Can Be Expensive

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Sometimes I just don't want to take the time to reduce and then increase the size of piping between boiler and manifold even though it's way overkill and more expensive.

8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
Ironmankcopp

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  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,956
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    That extra $8 probably isn't much of a concern when they just spent 5 figures to heat 600 sq ft
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,106
    edited July 2020
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    More when you include the larger air eliminator and pump flanges.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    mattmia2
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,399
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    Well, I think I would have done the same.

    Nice work.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    Nice.
    I love that boiler. very simple but effective.
    BTW... where does the expansion tank connect into that piping?
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,839
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    I have done the same sometimes because it eliminates reducers.

    I like reducing tees or 90s (with fitting reducers if propress) and try to avoid bell reducers
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,106
    edited July 2020
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    kcopp said:

    Nice.
    I love that boiler. very simple but effective.
    BTW... where does the expansion tank connect into that piping?

    The blue x-tank is for DHW. The heating tank is upper left, almost out of view.

    ...........and I just realized I'm pumping towards the expansion tank. Rookie move and I'll change it when we go back.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab