Tell me it was worth it.

PostBy: oacllc On: Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:03 pm

Thany-you for your reply. Do you thing that I need a tempering tank?
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:19 am

Found this old thread about hot water coils, custom made coils and using them for heating baseboard heat.

Good reading, so I'm bumping it to the top.

Greg L
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Re: Tell me it was worth it.

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:27 am

i'm bumping it again......thinking about installing a coil in my stove going to the water heater and a 4' baseboard in the bathroom whick is right next to the water heater
heres my shopping list so far:
24" hilkoil kit
grundfos UPS15-58FC
does the whole run have to be made in copper? can i use cpvc or pex?
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Re: Tell me it was worth it.

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:27 pm

How long is the run and how much would u save? I would use copper if it's in the budget.
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Re: Tell me it was worth it.

PostBy: McKoker On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:40 pm

This has been a very interesting thread for me as it has made me stop and re-think my plans. I had a coil installed in my Koker but have yet to hook it up. My current electric water heater is almost 18 years old and I am going to be replacing it soon. I've already secured an estimate to replace the water heater and plumb the coil, tempering valve,etc. But, I never considered a tempering tank. Before I commit to tying in the coil directly to my water heater, are there advantages to using a tempering tank. I know that if the pressure relief valve blows on my planned setup, water will collect in a catch pan and then drain into my sump crock. I like the idea of being able to route this blowoff for a useful purpose.....or even using some of the heated water for another heating zone?

thanks
terry
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Re: Tell me it was worth it.

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:43 pm

With such a smal coil a tempering tank would be useless. Plumb the coil into your tank with a circulator. Unless u have small children u don't need the tempering valve.
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