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Free brochures and online modules are available from the Propane Research and Education Council.
BNP Plumbing Group Hydronics Editor and PM columnist John Siegenthaler talks wood-fired boilers and other renewable energy sources at two events in April.
Taco expands its iWorX control platform to provide a dynamic graphical interface for remote monitoring of pump and system performance in real time.
This infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating.
Bell & Gossett announced its training course schedule for first-quarter 2014 at the Little Red Schoolhouse, including topics such as water-based HVAC systems and modern hydronic heating systems.
Google recently purchased Nest Labs, the company that makes The Nest “Smart Thermostat.” Nest will maintain its brand name and continue to be led by former Apple designer Tony Fadell.
A homeowner wants to use a wood-gasification boiler as his primary source of space heating. He also wants a propane-fueled boiler to automatically come on for backup should he decide not to tend the fire, or if he is away. The owner has read that a generously sized thermal storage tank is necessary to allow a gasification boiler to operate at consistent high efficiency.
A hydronic system is to supply four panel radiators, each with its own thermostatic radiator valve, and an indirect water heater from a gas-fired sectional cast-iron boiler. The system is designed using primary/secondary piping.
The hydronic system shown above was created to connect three gas-fired, cast-iron boilers to a low-temperature distribution system that supplies 12,000 ft. of 3/4 in. PEX tubing embedded in the floor slab.The installer spends several frustrating hours attempting to get the air out of the system. He finally gets it purged to the point that the distribution circulator is at least moving some water through the floor-heating circuits.