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Old 11-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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So I just talked to the plumber and I was informed that the system is ran the other direction, so it would be hot water starts from the boiler down the 40 pipe, then to the bedroom, then bathroom, then toe kick, then 15 of baseboard then back to the boiler. Is that a better situation for the inline toe kick?

Regardless of anything today is cold so when I get home I will do some temperature tests around the house.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #17
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The toe kick is slowing down water flow. While the first room will be warm enough. The ones between the first and toe kick will suffer.
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the plumber was wrong about the direction of flow as well.. at least by looking at the direction of the circulation pump and taco air scoop on the boiler. is it common for the circulator pump to be at the end of the loop? essentially pulling a "vacuum" of water?
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Many boilers are installed like that. mostly because that is where the circ was from the factory.

It doesn't pull a vacuum though. If it did it would be pulling a vacuum on the system no mater where it was mounted.
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well i finally expressed the concerns to the plumber. he said that he knows your suppose to use monoflo fittings but they always cause problems with not giving the toekick enough flow. everything works (boiler is a little higher psi, and the baseboards AFTER the toekick produce a little less heat but im not sure if its worth bothering changing all the piping around)
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Monoflo fittings won't have a problem with feeding enough water to the toe kick. But he came up with a good excuse for you.

If its working good enough for you. Then let it go. As long as it keeps working good enough, you won't have to open up that drywall later.

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