So I have the eshland S260, I am putting up a modular home soon, 27'6"X 44' cathedral ceiling in living room and kitchen, with loft upstairs, full walk out basement. The house is coming with forced hot air which I am going to utilize with a water to air coil right away, and eventually put in radiant floor with the aluminum plates. I'm building a small building for the boiler, probably 12'x16'. roughly 80-100' away from the house, which will house the boiler and coal bin, stainless steel triple wall chimney, the garage will be built off from this building eventually. I want it out of the basement because of the dust, and noise of the boilers fan and motors, plus the room it would take up, and also the additional radiant heat from it that would more than likely over heat the house, and to ease any worry of the associated puff backs with these, and also for the future installation of ash auger removal and coal vac or coal auger feed. I am installing 1/1/4" pex pre-insulated in corrugated pipe, with a domestic water feed line also for the boiler fill valve, and a 110V power line for the building. I am thinking for the boiler room plumbing, coming off the boiler with the 1/1/2 black iron piping to a manifold, then branching off with a house zone, and future garage zone, the correct size pump on each zone. And also 1/1/2" return manifold. The pump on the house zone will be ran 24/7. I will run the 1/1/4" pex to and from the house, I am considering this zone to be primary/secondary plumbing once inside the basement, first will be the water to air exchanger coil, then an direct water heater, each of those with a pump on each. Circulating only on demand, and I will have a third zone, for the future zone of in floor heat throughout the entire home. I will also add a forth zone and cap it, just for any additional zoning later on. As far as the garage zone, i do not know what I am doing yet, will ether be radiant in floor heat in concrete or modines, but I will simply cap off that zone in the boiler building for now.
As far as gadgets and what not, in a 4" PVC I am pulling through a Ethernet cable maybe??, and also some t'stat sensing wires, for any communication or anything between the basement and boiler room. And also leaving a string in it for future pulling of any wires.
Something like this for monitoring temps from inside the house.http://www.houseneeds.com/heating/hydro ... bes-ds-60p
Thoughts/ comments/ questions?
Thanks in advance!