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integradad

11:12AM | 05/16/01
Member Since: 05/15/01
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Bvhvac
Has anyone done this?

I'm looking to do both, but likely not at the same time.

I've looked at the Takagi (Flash) T-K1 and it looks like a good candidate, but I also want to DIY the floor heat with staple up tube. www.radiantec.com has the DIY materials, but I'm a newbie so I'm looking for advice.

Thanks!

integradad

02:04PM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 05/15/01
6 lifetime posts
Kestenholz: All good points.

The alternative (for drinking water concerns)is to run 1 heater for hot water and another for heating. It's almost the same price and since they take up so little space (tankless) it's not a bad idea.

Any other advice is welcomed.

integradad

02:05PM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 05/15/01
6 lifetime posts
Kestenholz: All good points.

The alternative (for drinking water concerns)is to run 1 heater for hot water and another for heating. It's almost the same price and since they take up so little space (tankless) it's not a bad idea.

I'll look into the boiler.

Any other advice is welcomed.

Iceman

10:01AM | 11/21/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
302 lifetime posts
Dear Inter,
The best hydronic system I've installed is the Weil-McClain gv series boiler with an Amtrol Hot Water Maker. The water heater runs off the boiler and has a recovery rate of 120 gal. per hour. The boiler burns 95% efficent and my customers tell me they cannot run the water heater out of hot water. Do a search for both companies and you will get the info you need.
Later, Len
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