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Articles by John Siegenthaler, P.E.

What's to Come of Hydronic Heating ... OR At Least What I Hope For

June 1, 2000
Here are a few things I think will happen in the hydronic heating industry in the near future.
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Mixing Wood And Water

June 1, 2000
Burning wood for home heating is a way of life rather than just a fuel choice.
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Study Hall

June 1, 2000
A new office provides a testing ground for new hydronic heating methods.
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Diversionary Designs

June 1, 2000
The December 1997 Hydronics Workshop column showed several ways of using diverter tees in hydronic systems.
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Choosing Your Priorities

June 1, 2000
Load diversity allows a heat source to be reduced with respect to peak load.
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Answers Needed

June 1, 2000
This column describes some issues related to hydronic heating for which answers remain nonspecific.
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Divide And Conquer

June 1, 2000
Look at the overall schematic of hydronic piping schematics as a group of subassemblies, each of which accomplished a specific (but limited) task.
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How Low Can You Go?

June 1, 2000
Many residential hydronic baseboard systems are designed to operate at water supply temperatures of 180–200 degrees F whenever there’s a demand for heat.
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Recent Sightings

June 1, 2000
I’m always looking for the basic concepts used and perhaps even some new, previously unheard of way of piping a hydronic system.
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How Low Can You Go?

May 31, 2000
Noises from piping expansion, as well as swings in indoor temperature can be greatly reduced by using outdoor reset controls to regulate system water temperature.
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