As to the continuous flow system -- BRAVO
You will love it.
Is that sarcasm or are you being serious?
Sting wrote:The valves should inter change new for old - but the question should really fall to you
Are YOU comfortable twisting the pipe in your house, and - will you accept responsibility if you twist something off or incorrectly and cause a leek?
Answer is NO! i dont want to mess up a nipple or damage a radiator. dont have money for that. I dont have two foot long pipe wrenches either. i have ones about a foot long. How likely is it that i would mess up or break something, changing out, up to, 17 valves? I sort of thought it would go like this ... take wrench twist of old valves, put on new. done. very simple. Sounds a little harder then i imagined it.
Freddy wrote:Hmmm... just why is a continuous system more efficient than a mono flo? Other than...if some rooms are way too hot, then that's wasteful.
Elimination of boiler over-firing and
draining of boiler temperature during
circulator start up is eliminated. This allows
higher combustion efficiencies.
All existing thermostats, operating
zone valves or circulators will become high
limit controls taking solar gain and foreign
heat sources (body heat, fireplaces, stoves,
appliance heat, etc.) into consideration, thus
eliminating possible temperature override in
certain sections of the building. Therefore,
none of the existing controls should be
removed. It is strictly a matter of adding a
mixing valve, controller and sensors to the
These systems offer the ability to fine
tune a hydronic system to within a fraction of
a degree in room temperature, maintain
boiler temperature for sufficient domestic hot
water supply if desired. Other advantages:
Elimination of thermal shock caused
by surges of cold return water to the boiler
(with the use of a 4 way valve)The return
water is pre-tempered by the mixing valve.
This increases the life expectancy of the
boiler. Peak Performance of thermostatic
radiator valves, installed in the system is
obtained since the optimum flow temperature
for any of these valves lies within the median
range of 90 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Elimination of circulator startups
prolongs the life of the motor, while
decreasing electricity consumption.
Thats what i read, i know little about this concept but it sounds good to me. it sounds a hell of a lot better then how my system works now. No lows and highs just constant heat. my boiler wont go from high water temps before it fires to very low after it gobbles up my miles and miles of cold water sitting in my huge asbestos 2 and a half inch thick covered pipes. It claims better efficiency and i like that. although coal is cheap. it takes an awful lot to heat my house and im not made of money. i burnt a freaking ton in the month of November alone. i would like to cut that down a bit.