Well, been busy with the hot water project
I got the temper tank plumbed to the hot water coil and got it tied into the house plumbing. All I gotta do now is fire it up!! I hope
It ain't pretty but it only needs to work, right??
In the picture of the 3 valves, the bottom valve blocks flow thru. The upper two valves are routed to and from the temper tank. IN summer mode when the furace ISN"T fired I can close the two upper valves and open the flow thru valve. With this situation, I can drain the temper tank and water coil with the valves over by the temper tank and run the electric tank for hot water.. In winter mode when the furnace is fired, I close the flow thru valve on the bottom and open the upper valves to and from the temper tank. This routes the cold water to the temper tank and the preheated water back.. Thats the plan anyways lol....
On the temper tank, you will see a drain valve on the bottom and my pressure temp relief valve pointing downward on the return from the coil. I mounted it downward to prevent an unnecessary blow offs from the relief valve. Thats my thinking anyways lol...
I do have one tiny leak.. Its on the bottom of the coil where I mounted the copper with teflon tape. I re did this joint once and slowed it down. I feel I tightened it pretty good, I don't wanna tighten it further. Its dripping at a rate of 1 drop every 5 seconds at 60 psi. I'm gonna give it a few days under pressure to see if it stops on it's own. I've seen them stop on their own in the past. I think its because if the leak is small enough, minerals will clog it up like plateletts clog a bleeding wound. But time will tell on that.. Any suggestions?