Installation Photo's (click on images to enlarge)
Tubing installation (from Vanguard HRH Application Guide):
Single zone, single loop, Comap radiant system (courtesy of RL in Wisconsin, 11/2002)... note the thru-the-wall supply/return piping and nice plumbing work:
Single zone, 4-loop, Comap radiant system (courtesy of GD in Minnesota, 1/2003)... 80 PSI in the tubing and ready to pour the concrete! Note the piping connected to the supply manifold for the pressure test (100 PSI). Great rough-in work!
Radiant slab, ready to pour (courtesy of Denis J. Gielas in Pennsylvania, 9/2003): "I used the rough in insulated slab method and found it to install very easy. Attached are some pictures of my Garage area that I ran four separate 240' loops."
Single zone, single loop radiant slab (courtesy of DD in Iowa, 10/2003). Take a close look at the loop layout... the warmer supply end makes a quadruple run along the entire perimeter at close tubing spacing to offset the greater heat loss at the exterior walls.
|24 Port Manabloc
Plumbing system (courtesy of JB in North Carolina, 12/2003). 3/8"
Pex (used for the low-flow fixtures) is connected to the Manabloc using
MXLSA24 port adapters.
Multiple zone pump radiant configuration using HRGP1 circulators and HRTV5 thermostatic mixing valves (courtesy of CL in Camano Island, Washington, 02/2004). System also includes a Munchkin 199M boiler, several Comap manifolds and a Taco pump controller. This is one of the best looking installs we've seen!
Professional Manabloc system install (courtesy of plumber RK in Perry, Florida, 10/2005). Note that either MBB2 mounting brackets or simple 2x4 blocks can be used to secure the Manabloc in a studwall. Very clean install!
Manabloc Retrofit Installation (courtesy of SB, Norfolk, VA, October 2008). Installation required the existing copper connected to all the fixtures to remain, so distribution lines connected directly to copper piping at each fixture. Note how this creative plumber maintained the electrical ground to all the existing copper pipe via a grounding bar in the second photo.
Multi-Zone HRFH system control center (courtesy of FD, December 2008).
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