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  1. Yes sorry it is a thermal store that’s why I’m considering storing any excess heat in there but only if it doesn’t compromise on the efficiency of the ASHP and UFH
  2. PeterW at the moment I think I’m just going with your earlier suggestions about reconfiguring the UFH manifold and run the three loops on the ASHP The DHW is a new tank fitted by me this summer it is 350 litre it has 3 pairs of “inputs or outputs” the whole tank is filled with “dirty fernox treated” water the DHW comes straight from the street through the heat exchanger and to the hot water taps. It has 2 x emersion heaters. Currently wood burning stove also supply heat to the tank 10 radiators connected to one of the outputs. the original plan was to only have this tank heated by the wood burning stove and emersion heater on economy 7 electric. Tank was going to supply heat to DHW and 10 radiators and the 45m2 UFH however it has become evident that I’m at the limit of what this tank can cope with so that’s why I got the ASHP to just run the 45m2 UFH The tank has a pair of inputs spare and if the ASHP has spare capacity and its feasible I am considering connecting the ASHP to the tank but I’m not hell bent on getting this done if it’s too much for the ASHP the idea of preheating the DHW through a separate buffer tank would have been very nice but the pipe work for this is just not feasible
  3. With only 5 litres in your ASHP loop then I’m sure I’ll be ok with just my 3 x UFH loops total 45 litres with the ASHP and UFH running as a stand alone system using the suggestions from PeterW - this is currently my preferred option. However I do have a pair of spare inputs to my hot water cylinder and if possible I would like to dump some excess heat into DHW but not lower than 50-60 degree c What is this flap valve you are referring to does it only allow water through if it’s above a certain temperature?
  4. Hello and thanks for your reply. how big is your separate ASHP loop? You run a separate pump to a heat exchanger inside? if I do go with this then I could potentially have a three way valve from this heat exchanger split to the UFH and to DHW?
  5. I don’t know if the switch is required it was just a thought I wanted to run by you guys. The only reason i’m using Grundfos pumps is I have a few spare. Few more questions now please guys. 1 On the Wunda self balancing actuator there are four cables two clip onto the flow and return and I assume one is neutral and the other go to pin 7 on the thermostat in the pic? 2 It is one big room with three loops to avoid joints in the floor I plan on using just one thermostat but can I run all three Wunda from pin 7 on one thermostat? 3 Do I use pin 3 & 4 to start and stop the ASHP and the pump at the same time? 4 The heating loop must be pressure tested before the screed is 5 bar ok? thanks for all your help guys very much appreciated.
  6. Ok thanks PeterW really appreciate all this help. I’m going to install everything as you suggested including the Wunda actuators and a ball, valve in the bridge link for the 4th loop. “The IVT box runs 100% or nothing, it bridges the A1-A2-A3 connections. You’re going to need to break that up as 100% will cook the floor.” - I understand this bit and how to set it for 45% but if it’s very cold like -8 does the IVT need to step up to the next power step? Did any of you guys ever experience such cold weather? Did any of you guys considered a multi way rotary switch to manually add or reduce the % power of the IVT in extreme cold?
  7. Ok some of this understand and some not. Total newby sorry. "I would bin off the blender" - yes easy, also easy to add the 8 litre expansion vessel here. "connect the flow from the ASHP through a butterfly valve direct to the manifold" - can I use the ball valve currently between the pump and the manifold (circled in pink)? "You’ll need a fill point too but you could be clever and use the drain valve on one end of the manifold as these don’t have one way valves on them." - can i leave the fill with the bleeder (circled purple) and the drain with the pressure gauge (circled blue) where they are and just add a small loop between flow and return on port 4? "return, run through a mag / particle filter and then use a length of copper pipe as the sensor section for the pipe stat which could be where your pump goes." - yes easy, also add antifreeze here. "I’d consider using the Wunda self setting heads to regulate the flow - not expensive either. It will regulate the flow to 7c but you will need the bypass as it could shut the lot down and the ASHP may go into overheat mode." - I am concerned about shutting flow down with actuators / heads do you think it will be ok without? "run the ASHP on setting 4 which means from memory that the positive from the 24v goes to A5, and the negative goes to A2. Should give you 45/50%" - So I just use the grey box for the 24 volt power supply inside it? there doesn't seem to be much more than that in there anyway. "Where are you in the UK out of interest ..??" - I'm in rural Lincolnshire near Boston no gas or oil.
  8. That's good info thanks. I do have a few red grundfos heating pumps so I shall use one of them instead if that orange one. Unless you think I should just get a new willow.
  9. It is the UHF kit from eBay. Manifold is on the wall and the first loop is on the floor, other two loops will go down this weekend. The extension is one big room kitchen, diner, sitting area 11 x 4 meter just one thermostat because it is totally open. 3 UHF zones because the pipe is only 200m per roll and I didn't want joints in the floor. Could you give some more info on the rework please, I do have a few red grundfos heating pumps so I don't mind adding a pump between the ASHP and manifold but if it's not required or better without then that's ok. I was considering not using the actuators to prevent the loops from closing, just stop the ASHP and pumps when the thermostat stops calling for heat.
  10. Ok i did think no antifreeze is a big no. I did like PeterW's suggestion and so far it's what I shall try first.
  11. Thanks for the reply everyone, I have the IVT Ecolane 9KW I shall fit a magnetic filter in the return pipe. I have a pair of spare inputs to the gledhill cylinder,. Could I use a three port valve to split the output from the ASHP to cylinder and UFH? I'm not sure if i can add antifreeze to the gledhill and even if i could it has a 350 litre capacity so would need lots of antifreeze. The ASHP is just outside the new extension wall and the UFH manifold is just inside the same wall so only 400mm of flexi pipe is outside will it be ok without antifreeze? Gav_P I was worried about the minimum water volume in my system, your DHW probably add volume to prevent short cycling. Jack This minimum water volume is what is worrying me 9KW ASHP and only about 45 litres of water in the UFH JSHarris I have a 4 port manifold with 3 loops used (the 4th loop is just a short pipe from flow to return or a big radiator in the garage next door to add load and capacity if required) total about 450m pipe so 45 litres in the pipes so I'm far short of the minimum capacity. When your buffer tank warms up what happens to that heat? PeterW Brick and block walls with cavity slab filled 100mm cavity, 100mm floor insulation with 70mm creed with heating pipes inside. I worked on 1KW per m2 of floor so i expect to need about 4.5KW. I add a pic of the manifold it is the blending type. You have lots of pipe run I only have 2 meter pipe between ASHP and UFH manifold so if the blending valve restricts flow then there will be very little water in the circuit.
  12. Hello everyone, I’m new here and looking for some advice please. We live in rural Lincolnshire with no mains gas or oil. DHW and heating is currently supplied from a Gledhill Torrent OV350L (no coils) cylinder, heated by a wood burning stove and immersion heater. We are just finishing an extension and the plan is to heat only the 44m2 extension using underfloor heating and IVT Ecolane ASHP. I bought the ASHP from eBay and it came with the same grey control box and Siemens pipe stat as in the pics before. Can we just connect the 4 port UFH manifold straight to the ASHP with no buffer tank? Thanks you Pieter