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Old 10-02-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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If you have a heat exchanger with top and bottom plumbing, why can't you have the supply line coming in the top and the return from the bottom. Thank you!

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If you have a heat exchanger with top and bottom plumbing, why can't you have the supply line coming in the top and the return from the bottom. Thank you!
Are you talking about the tank water, or the coil water?

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No the old water stove.. i love steamed fish!
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It'll work, but not as well. Generally when using a heat exchanger for heating, you want your hottest source water heating up the coolest water from the other connections.
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Are you talking about the tank water, or the coil water?
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If there is a circulator pump in a continuous flowing water circuit going through the coil or baffle box (water back) and to a hot water tank then it does not matter which end the cold water pipe is connected to.

For gravity flow (no circulator) the hot flow to the tank must be from the top of the coil without the cold inlet entering at that point.

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