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cvillerestorations
creating dual zone for hot water baseboard heating

I am renovating a house with hot water baseboard heating that I would like to split into a first floor zone and basement zone. I only have one thermostat upstairs....is it possible to run the basement off a different thermostat?

johnjh2o
Re: creating dual zone for hot water baseboard heating

Yes you can but it requires a lot more then just two thermostats. It will also require piping changes, two zone valves or a 2nd circulator.

John

Pelton
Re: creating dual zone for hot water baseboard heating

I agree with John; you can make 2 separate zones using zone valves or zone circulators with 2 separate T-stats; as noted, the piping arrangement between the 1st floor baseboard and the basement baseboard has to be re-piped so that the heated boiler water will flow thru the 1st floor circuit when the 1st floor T-stat calls for heat, or will flow thru only the basement baseboards when the basement T-stat calls for heat; or, will flow thru BOTH 1st floor & basement piping circuits when BOTH T-stats are calling for heat.

I would recommend the Taco 570 Series model zone valves if you decide to do this.

Do you plan to do this yourself, or have a heating contractor do it???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9eB8sHaVns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=oKmToQTzow4
http://www.diy-resources.com/images/176-0.jgp
http://highperformancehvac.com/boiler-water-loops/

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