I have an existing baseboard heater running along a wall in my living
room. Behind the wall is a garage half of witch will be converted into
a work room. The Radiators in my house and the baseboard are T off a
main hot water line that runs around my house to the furnace. Should I
A T off the base board heater then go through the wall? Or B should I
use 90 degree elbows and continue the flow into the new baseboard
heater? Thanks in advance for any help. Jim
Sorry I Found one I could Read Says "Suppy with arrow and Return with
Arrow." Showing me what way the water is flowing from Boiler. It is a
updated boiler probably installed late 80 early 90s. The T is 3/4"
with a Half inch going to the base board. This house originally had
radiators and still does in most of the rooms exept bathroom and
living room ( baseboard ). Thank you for the help jim On Sat, 22 Sep
You have what is commonly called a Monoflo system. A continuous loop of copper
and from the boiler with special tees for each radiator. With this setup you
regulate an individual radiator without choking off flow to the other radiators.
This kind of heating system must be carefully designed in the first place.
another room to the loop may not work. For more information google bell and
gossett monoflo hydronic heat. I recommend getting a professional to design and
install the heat in your converted garage. You'll regret not spending the money
upfront if it doesn't heat right.
On Sat, 22 Sep
Thanks for the advice. But There must be something out there to
explain what I can do here. I don't understand why I cannot just
continue the loop in the living room throughout the garage it's only
another 8 feet. Won't the water keep flowing through the pipe. What
will happen? Please explain. I am the type of person that would rather
do it twice and understand why than have someone else do it. Thank you
It has nothing to do with plumbing, it's a heating question.
"Should I T off the base board heater then go through the wall?"
Teeing of a branch of a mono flo system won't work.
" Or B should I use 90 degree elbows and continue the flow into the
new baseboard heater?
Too many variables:
boiler size(not furnace)
size of loop
size of branch
type of radiation
amount of radiation existing/ btuh output
amount to be added/ will branch size support added btu's
distance and resistance of existing radiator/
run numbers with added radiation
circulator/ flow rate
1 or 2 mono flo tee's used (existing)
lets start here
do you even know what a mono flo system is and how it functions?
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