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Electronics / Zone Valve wiring for a bypass
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:19:51 AM »
I am helping a friend with his TOF install.  He has a second unit in his attic that we will be supplying with hot water from the outdoor furnace.  He has a drain pan, pump and switch under the unit to shut it down in the event of water in the tray.  We want to install Taco Zone Valves (24v) in the basement that will shut off the water to/from the attic unit and open a bypass to allow the water to flow back to the outdoor furance.  If the water switch shuts off the unit it will close the supply/return and open the bypass.  I will be installing 2 NC valves on the supply/return and 1 NO on the bypass.  This will also control the valves in the event of a power outage and allow the outdoor furnace and the downstair unit to run with a generator.

I know I need the valves, a 24v power supply to power the valves and some sort of relay that will take a dry contact from the switch and will open/close the appropriate valves.  I like the Taco 1" Zone Sentry Valves for this application.

Now for my questions.  Has anyone done this?  What type of relay do I need (icecube or others)?  Can you provide a wiring schematic for the relay configuration and a spec for the relay.  I am very proficient in wiring and plumbing, but this is the only piece I am scratching my head about.

Thanks for any help,

Tennessee Outdoor Furnaces / We have FIRE!
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:46:19 AM »
It's been a long process but finally we are heating with fire.  The guys at TOF are great and the furnace is Awsome. 


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