solar heating control

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    richardkeith

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    We have C-bus installed, and are just about to install solar (water) panels that will be connected thru heat exchanger to the underfloor heating. Any ideas about using C-bus to control the different zones, and ensuring that we do not "cook" the floor
     
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    Can you describe us the installation? How you controlled the installation so far? Have you already installed a 4-way mixing valve which controls the incoming temperature to the under floor heating system?
     
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    the system has not been commisioned at present, but we have panels on the roof, going to a manifold & heat exchanger, circ pumps installed on the manifold control flow from the panels, and also through the floor. No four way valves installed.
     
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    The solar system will no doubt come with its own control gear. Option 1 will be to run with what you have and work out a way to have C-Bus perform Aux control over the top. Option 2 "might" be to have c-bus units perform primary controls. Beware!!! option 2 will take a very in depth knowlege of the control arrangement with logic and safety etc accommodated. From the sounds of it you might be better off looking at a config for option 1. Seeing as it is now Summer you have a few months to get it right. :p
     
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    I will agree with Phil.
    I think that it is wiser, safer and cheaper for every application to have c-bus units perform only Aux control over the top.
     
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    Does this mean the WHOLE universe can be controlled by c-bus? :eek: And will they be including it in the spec for the space station on the moon?:p
     
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    Yes, tickets are on sale in the lobby.
     
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