Aspen, Colorado high-end home features high-end hydronics

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When the owners of a 10,000-sq.-ft. new construction high-end residential home in Aspen, Colo. was looking for a reliable company with extensive experience in hydronic heating and high-end residential plumbing, they looked no further than Top Gun Plumbing & Heating, Glenwood Springs, Colo.


In addition to battling the elements, the design of the project presented interested challenges. “The entire structure of the house was cantilevered 5 feet over the foundation, which creates a risk of freezing water,” said Dave Clark, master plumber. “An additional challenge was to find creative ways to install the heating and plumbing structures in a project with very few wood-framed walls—an estimate of 50% being glass-only,” continued Clark.


The installation of the PEX tubing for radiant flooring is complete.


The mechanical room fueled the snowmelt and radiant systems, and eight fan coil units. It consisted of two Lochinvar Knight condensing boilers, two Lochinvar 100-gallon sidearm indirect water heaters, tekmar snowmelt controls, Grundfos Magna pumps, domestic hot water and zone circulators, Taco switching relays, Spirovent air separators and Uponor hePEX tubing.

In the end, the homeowner was impressed and pleased with the quality of work and attention to detail.


The insulated PEX piping supply and return lines for radiant, snowmelt and domestic water supplies.


Project Name: Maggi Project

Location: Aspen, Colo.

Date Started: 7/15/14

Date Finished: 11/1/15

Size: 10,000 sq. ft.

Cost: $250,000 (plumbing and heating)

Inside the Mechanicals

Boilers: Lochinvar Knight

Water Heaters: Lochinvar 100-gallon indirect sidearms

Pumps: Grundfos Magna, zone and hot water circulators

Snowmelt Controls: tekmar

Air Separator: Spirovent

Piping: Uponor hePEX

Valves: NIBCO

Plumbing Fixtures: Dornbracht

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