In-floor Heating Controller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Splower, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Splower

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    Oct 2, 2012
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    Hello,

    I have a simple project to build a In-floor heating controller. I installed in-floor heat to my entire house. What I want to do is set up zones. All my thermostats run on 12Volts DC. I want to have all Thermostats (8 zones) to run to the controller. When the thermostat calls for heat, it will turn on a pump that requires 120V AC (Std house voltage). I can have all pumps wired to the controller as well. I would think that a relay would work best???
    I want to power the controller by plugging into a wall. And also want a LED to indicate if a zone is "On".

    Don't know where to start....

    Thanks,

    Neil
     
  2. wayneh

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    I'm a little confused. It sounds to me like you really want to have 8 fully independent systems, each with its own thermostat and pump? When you say "controller", that's a place where all the system controls are housed in one place?

    How big are the pumps, in terms of the current, wattage or power rating?
     
  3. williamj

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    Sep 3, 2009
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    Splower,

    In all likelyhood your only going to need one pump and eight solenoid valves to operate your system. A call for heat opens the appropriate solenoid valve and starts the pump. If other zones call for heat then the pump remains energized till all calls have been answered.

    williamj
     
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