October 28, 2009
Winter is just around the bend. And this worries me, since we don't yet have a working heating system to take the edge off of the chill. We have our fingers crossed that it'll be up and running soon.
Once complete, the system will consist of our old radiators in the existing parts of the house, as well as new radiant floor heating in the addition. And it will all be hooked up to a fancy new boiler. The veritable tangle of tubes and pipes required to get the system up and running is (understandably) taking some time to assemble.
To make it all work, we needed one additional radiator. So Bill went to a used radiator shop, where he was amazed by the vast selection (and the hard bargaining). So in the end, it was Ronnie who found just what we needed, and Joe brought it back to the house in the truck. Now can we fire up that boiler?
We hope so, but in the meantime, we'll keep "roughing it" with evenings in front of the fire. Those little scraps from the hardwood flooring give off a lot of heat!
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Could you give me more specifics about what make and model the boiler is, and a ballpark figure for what the cost of the entire heating system was. I have an old house with 9 radiators and an ancient cast iron boiler, and I would like to do a similar replacement. We are watching the progress of this house project every Saturday, and really enjoying it! Thanks!
We also have a 90yr old home with the original boiler, and hope to replace it before next winter. We also will keep the old radiators, but would like some guidance on choosing the new boiler.Thanks!
can this system be used with a steam boiler. I have a one pipe (supply and return are the same pipe)steam system where I would love to get rid of the cast iron pipes inthe basement
please do an article in TOH magazine on this system
I just watched the Nov 21 episode and it looked like Kevin didn't put the escutcheon back over the hole when he reconnected the radiator. Is that true?
We are installing in floor radiant heat in our 100 year old house, on all 3 floors expect one where we would like to use the old cast iron radiators. We are getting a new boiler, but I am curious about what's involved in combining the old radiators with the new radiant system if that's even possible - any thoughts??
The model of the Boiler is Vitodens 200-W
Here's a link to the project details listing all the various components of the project.
I like the fact your using old radiators and not buying new ones. i also find they can add character to a house. Myself i prefer a roaring log fire to gather round
A good working heating system are need for us!
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