Help setting up a zone for my garage

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  1. Nick Kendall

    Nick Kendall Member

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    I am wanting to heat my garage and my house both using my boiler and in floor tubes. They are both set up to there seperate manifolds but now I am ready to figure out how to do the zones. What actuators would be suggested? I’m assuming I can put a actuator on each manifold and thermostats for each any help would be great this is my first attempt at heating my garage
     
  2. fitter30

    fitter30 Well-Known Member

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    Boiler brand and model? Tubing both garage and house? Tube size, loop lenghts and how many each zone? How many zones in each space?
     
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  4. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    You would want 24v ac actuators that you local plumbing supply company recommends. Any problems you'll have a fast and easy source for parts or replacement should a problem occur.

    In addition to fitters30 questions;
    • Is this new construction or the home is already occupied?
    • Are the three zones currently working or just one or two of the three?
    • Will it be using only one circulator?
    • What type of thermostat used for the home, Smart WiFi, etc.
    • Is the garage only to have in floor heating?
    • Is there an air conditioning unit for the house? If yes what thermostat controls it?
    • Do you have any experience or knowledge with low voltage wiring for HVAC?
    • How warm do you expect the garage needs to be? Kept above freezing, just to take the chill out or toasty warm for a workshop, etc.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
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