Articles by John Siegenthaler, P.E.

Solar Flares

June 6, 2000
Providing auxiliary heating in a solar house could have temperatures rising.
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June 5, 2000
Even today customers ask us about the efficiency of hydronic floor heating systems compared to other heating systems.
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The Water's Moving Too Fast!

June 1, 2000
Those new to designing or troubleshooting hydronic systems often misunderstand how the speed of water flowing through a heat emitter affects heat output.
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Conservatively Creative

June 1, 2000
Here are some design principles for hydronics that guide my thinking now.
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Cure For The Common Cold Floor

June 1, 2000
We shouldn’t overlook the opportunities to provide floor heating in select areas of houses with existing or planned hydronic systems.
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Why Use Hydronic Heating?

June 1, 2000
The following excerpt, Chapter 1, describes the benefits of hydronic heating.
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Wall Warming

June 1, 2000
If you’re like me the first thing you think of when you hear the words “hydronic radiant heating” is a floor.
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'Look Mom, No Cavitation!'

June 1, 2000
Call me weird, but one thing I always enjoy is standing in a mechanical room where a circulator is running so quietly that I’d have to put my ear on it to hear any sound.
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Hampered Hydronics

June 1, 2000
Aside from the obvious problems caused by poor design or installation, there are several less conspicuous snags lying in wait for unsuspecting hydronics specialists.
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Expanded Thinking

June 1, 2000
This month’s column summarizes the sizing of a modern diaphragm-type expansion tank.
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