Re: book on hydronic heat installation?
Posted by CM on January 30, 19101 at 20:37:51:
In response to Re: book on hydronic heat installation?
Beware that a comprehensive hydronic heating design is not an easy task, involving a great deal of knowledge relative to load estimating, piping design, pump sizing, air and expansion control, and lots of code requirements. That's why you can't find any how-to books in Home Depot. This is not a task for the novice.

Having said that, there are lots of books, and it would be difficult to choose a comprehensive one for the non-engineer. Component manufacturers often include lots of valuable design information in their technical literature. Try Bell & Gossett (ITT) or Taco for hydronic pumps, expansion tanks, zone valves, and other accessories. Carrier used to publish Technical Development guides, including good ones for hydronic systems and piping design. You could also try Wiley Professional Books for in-depth refernce books.

: I have come across many books on plumbing, but none have any information on plumbing a hot water heat system. I know that many aspects are dictated by the boiler manufacturer, but there must be a reference for all the common things like expansion tanks, zone valves, thermostat wiring, sidearm domestic water, blah blah.
: Is there such a book?

: Thanks,

: Steve

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