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Old 11-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #171
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I talked with a local hydronic guy who told me that around here, feed water temperatures are:
80 to 85 degrees for tube in slab
100 to 110 for on top of floor heating
120 to 130 for below floor (AKA: staple up) heating

We will fall in the below floor (AKA: staple up) heating. I was also told it would work best if you radiant barrier at least 1" below the tubing, then your insulation.

Any more updated on your heating?
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Sorry, lots of question here.

Did you put a thermostat on your heater cores so the fans won’t come on until the water is above 110 degrees?
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Did you put a thermostat on your heater cores so the fans won’t come on until the water is above 110 degrees
The simple answer is yes. I didn't add it, it came as part of the heater. It's just some sort of sensor with two spades and it is tie wrapped to the inlet tube of the heater. I can't find anything like it or get any useful numbers off of the unit itself. Since the heater uses small muffin fans this can handle the current.



Any suggestions on where to find a replacement. One of my heaters didn't have one and I would like to add it.

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Ebay,folks use those to turn fans on for,amps,invertors all sorts of things
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #175
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I was looking at them here.

http://www.suremarineservice.com/aquastats.aspx
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Ok, I probably won't be working on the bus for a while.

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I've got to hand it to you guys who live with that white s*** year in and year out. If it got below 33 degrees F in my bus the tanks would all rupture and the diesel wouldn't start and I'd freeze to death. (some say they should be so lucky). While I was finishing up the scrawny 2" of foam insulation under my bus today I said my thanks to my parents for having moved me from Duluth to sunny Kalifornia!
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All I can say is "thank God for snow blowers." I just came in from blowing a foot of snow off our 150' driveway and if I had to shovel the thing I'd be out there all day. On the other hand, we've had three snow days so far this winter.
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I usually thank God I have a tractor with a lift on it, but the clutch went out on it after that last little snow we had a few weeks ago. So, I've been shifting that foot of snow by hand. And my drive way is about 1/8 mile. It's too cold for me to stay out very long, so I break up some with the car and shovel it a little at a time. I don't have to go anywhere until Saturday. The real treat will be that last 25 feet that the plows have piled up at the end.
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The real treat will be that last 25 feet that the plows have piled up at the end.
chain a spare car hood to the bus's front bumper...walla..snow plow
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