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lloneil

05:21AM | 12/13/00
Member Since: 12/12/00
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I'm a new owner of an old (1900) 3-story house with a gas hot water heating system. The boiler is a couple of years old and all of the radiators work well, but the system has only one zone. We don't use the 3rd floor on a daily basis, so we don't need to heat it (and would like to individually control heat in a couple of second floor rooms as well). My understanding is that shutting off the radiators in question is not an option like it would be in a steam system (I think). Is having the system split into zones the way to go, and what's a ballpark cost to have this done by a pro? If so, can/should this be done during the winter or should we ride out our hefty gas bills and wait until spring?

HOLLYWOOD

02:00PM | 12/13/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Do the job in the summer. It may take sime down time.
As far as zoning, yes it's the way to go but could run hi in cost depending on the piping arrangement of your system. In older systems, you usually have a 2 pipe system meaning one pipe goes to the supply and one to the return. This is ok but will need to be isolated with pumps, pump relays and flow valves. It's hard to give yopu a ballpark figure since I cannot see what is needed to accomplish the zoning.

HOLLYWOOD

02:00PM | 12/13/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Do the job in the summer. It may take sime down time.
As far as zoning, yes it's the way to go but could run hi in cost depending on the piping arrangement of your system. In older systems, you usually have a 2 pipe system meaning one pipe goes to the supply and one to the return. This is ok but will need to be isolated with pumps, pump relays and flow valves. It's hard to give yopu a ballpark figure since I cannot see what is needed to accomplish the zoning.

HOLLYWOOD

01:48AM | 12/14/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
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