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Subject:  Re: Radiant Heat System Date:  1/7/2004  6:18 PM
Author:  Radish Number:  44365 of 137308


I was trying to avoid all of that by just pulling hot water from the house system, but it wasn't enough.

Could you elaborate on why it "wasn't enough"?

It looks like one could simply run that Ultra-Fin stuff using a recirc pump off the house's water heater. You might need a bigger water heater (or a second heater) than you would ordinarily need, since the Ultra-Fins would be using some of the capacity, but it seems like it would be cheaper and simpler than a seperate boiler... plus you get the extra capacity to use for hot water whenever the Ultra-Fin isn't active.

The application I'm thinking of is just heating the tile floor of a master bathroom up some — not actually trying to heat rooms, just make the floor feel warmer.

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