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    Greetings from Saskatchewan. I have a shop with natural gas heat but I also have in-floor heating pipes not connected to anything. I would like to make a panel with black pipe and circulate water through the floor when the water is warm enough. I can handle the panel and the pipes, the pump and a pressure tank, but I get confused about the switches and thermostats. I just want a gizmo that turns the pump on when the water in the panel gets warm enough. Can any of you point me in the right direction? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

  • #2
    here's how one fellow did his water heating for hydronic system:
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A



    • #3
      Any differential controller will do what you want.
      The tank sensor would just become your slab sensor.