Almost a year ago I did a hydronic heating coil replacement on our heating system as the original heating coil had developed leaks. I’m happy to say that the heating coil is still working fine and there are no leaks! I’m rather amazed at my simple plumbing skills as I had never done any copper soldering work before.
My parents were nice enough to give me a fantastic new self igniting MAPP gas torch at Christmas. Now I’m all set to tackle the next plumbing job – proper heat traps on the hot water tank. That project should help keep the cold water in our cold taps from being hot!
Since installing the new coil, we’ve done some tweaking of our forced air system to try and address issues we had with heating. We now have it balanced reasonably well with all rooms getting a decent amount of heat. The only thing I’m considering is upgrading the blower to a more powerful unit to try and move the air a little better to the farthest reaches of the house. Our long runs to upstairs are still not quite getting enough air flow. It’s not a huge difference but if the doors are left closed for too long it becomes noticeable.
Oh, and I guess I missed my chance to off load the old hydronic heating coil. Copper and aluminum prices have dropped back down due to the “economic crisis” we are currently going through. That’s what I get for being lazy. :)