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Over-Heat Dump Zones for Solid Fuel Hot Water Boilers

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All Solid fuel hot water boilers must be installed with an ability to shed heat with or without the benefit of electrical power.   In the unusual event a boiler exceeds its set-point temperature and the temperature is continuing to climb, an over-heat dump zone may be the only means for preventing the boiler from making […]

Simplified Pipe/Pump Sizing Chart (Copper Tubing)

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Pipe Size BTUH Friction Head Feet 100’ (straight pipe) Friction Head Feet 100’ (allowance for fittings and boiler) Gallons per Minute (GPM) at 20 degree Delta T 1/2” 17,000 4.2’ 6’ 1.7 3/4” 39,000 4.2’ 6’ 3.9 1” 71,000 4.2’ 6’ 7.1 1-1/4” 160,000 4.2’ 6’ 16.0 1-1/2” 240,000 4.2’ 6’ 24.0 2” 450,000 4.2’ […]

How to Buy PEX Pipe Systems for Remote Building or Outdoor Boiler Installation

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  What is PEX Pipe? PEX is an acronym for Cross Linked Polyethylene.  It is a relatively hard plastic, which is somewhat flexible in longer lengths.  PEX pipe is very strong, smooth-walled, and can generally withstand fluid temperatures up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit without significant loss of strength.  Most PEX pipe made for heating applications […]