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Need Serious Help!!!
Im in need of some serious help guys. I live in Northern Wisconsin and purchased a house with excellent acreage. Problem is there is no primary heating system. Looks like the people lived exclusively off wood heat and took the stove with them when they left. Ive done forced air systems in the past, but this place presented a special challenge. Its on an uninsulated slab, space is very limited, and a forced air system would require all exposed ductwork due to the layout of the house. I decided the best way to go is hydronic baseboard heat.
This is the layout of the house. There is a loft above the dining area as well. I dont know if it needs heat or not. Since we bought it in july, its unbearable to even stand up there its so hot. Even with windows open. So i jumped the gun and bought a bosch zbr 35-3 wall hung condensing boiler. Was brand new for 600 bucks. Couldnt beat that. So i searched for a contractor to install the system. Well turns out nobody will touch it unless they install "their" boiler. Stupid as imo money is money. So i started researching.
So it seems primary/secondary is the way to go. I would love to split it into 4 zones using circulators on the returns over zone valves. The dining/kitchen/living room is basically all open concept. Was thinking of putting all that on one zone, each bedroom on its own zone, and bath/mudroom on a zone. Not sure if thats right or not. Otherwise im not opposed to running the secondary as one big series. But i dont know how to size the radiators either. Im on a very limited budget to do this, and even more limited time.
Im willing to pay someone for their time that can draw out a layout for the house. And for the primary/secondary setup so i know what i need. I can install, setup, and get the system running. But im by means no fluid engineer and this is my first experience with this. I would love to learn as it goes along as well.
And i have about 2 months max to complete this. Otherwise we are forced to live in campers this winter over my dumb decision to buy this house with no primary heating source.
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