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Hydronic

  • WarmBoard Warmsource Total Warmth System

    The Warmsource system simplifies hydronic heating by stuffing all the manifolds and controls into a little tank on top of the main storage tank and using X10 technology to eliminate the need for thermostat wiring.

     
  • The covers for the hydronic heat in this studio were fabricated and installed in less than five hours.

    Baseboard Heat Covers

    Remodeler Randal Patterson shows how to make simple wooden covers for hydronic baseboard heat.

     
  • Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat

    A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic.

     
  • Q&A: Closing a House for the Winter

    I have customers who wants me to build a log home that will be used seasonally, for about two months of the summer and another two months in the winter. During the rest of the year they want to leave the house closed up and unheated. We're at the edge of the Rocky Mountain Front Range in eastern...

     
  • Indirect-Fired Water Heaters

    In homes heated with a boiler, an indirect-fired tank can provide domestic hot water reliably and efficiently. A pair of industry experts explain what to look for.

     
  • Products

    Contemporary range hoods, pro-duty ratchets, heat-loss calculator, time-saving floor finisher, laminate ceiling planks, carbide chop-saw blades, more

     
  • Installing A Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    A ventilation contractor explains the ducting, sizing, wiring, and balancing that produce an effective HRV installation.

     
  • Notebook

    Stachybotrys mold, contractor licensing, radiant heat claims, Business Tune-Up, more

     
  • Trade Talk: Growing Pains for Potable-Water PEX

    Although manufacturers of PEX tubing tout its many advantages, most plumbers still prefer copper

     
  • Resources

    Hydronic heating guide, basic engineering text, more