1,600 foot² Driveway Snow Melt Toronto Part II.
This is a continuation of our 1,600 foot² Heated Driveway and Basement Floor Heating in Toronto Project
Since our last post on this project the driveway is now completed with stone on top so it was time for the boiler room to be installed for this snow melt in Toronto.
The hole in front of the garage is a missing stone where the snow melt sensor’s housing needs to be installed. This is one attractive driveway.
The snow melt sensor’s housing is placed so that the top is at level with the surrounding rock.
I would hate having to clean this runway every time it snows. You can land a jet in here. Imagine the amount of shoveling that would be needed. This is the perfect candidate for our expertise.
In the furnace room we quickly claim this broom closet and mount plywood and checkered board to hold this SL 26-260 G3 IBC Boiler
The basement radiant heating tubing is behind some duct-work. Luckily 1/2″ PEX tubing is easy to bend, no black eyes from 3/4″ pipes snapping back today. The manifold will mount to the plywood right of where they exit the floor.
Space is pretty limited and we also have to connect an indirect water heater tank to the boiler to provide domestic hot water. To make the system smaller and to eliminate the need for a huge heat exchanger/pump/extra expansion tank we will run the entire system on 50% propylene glycol/water mix. The Schuller™ 1-1/2″ Hydraulic Separator gets mounted first anchoring the staring pint for the hydronics. Sorry for the low quality images, it was dark and dusty in there.
The 3/4″ basement floor heating and 1″ snow melt zone pumps are mounted along with the boiler loop pump.
The Caleffi glycol feeder and the hydronic expansion tank sit directly underneath. They will be responsible maintaining glycol level and pressure in the entire system. The supply and return 1-1/4″ L copper pipes sneak up on the left and will take hot glycol to the Bradford White Powerstor2 80 Gallon Indirect Water Heater Tank.
As expected the 1/2″ tubing was cooperating and we had no problem installing the 6 loop 1″ Trunk Schuller™ Manifold. It will heat the floor in this basement.
Convincing the 3/4″ Sharkbite O² Barrier Tubing used for the driveway snow melt to comply was another story all together. They have a spring action worthy of a crossbow built right in.
At the cost of a squished pinky nail and hammered index finger and with the help of some soft clips they finally allowed themselves to be bent into position and secured.
All Hydronics are installed and the radiant snow melt system is ready for the winter in Scarborough.
As the first snow fell in November it promptly melted when it hit the driveway. This heated driveway gave no quarter to ice or snow.
If you want to have a radiant snow melt system installed for your property please don’t hesitate to ask for a quote. Please contact us.