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Subject: Re: DIY Radiant floor? Date: 11/27/2006 11:44 AM
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some key info I gleaned for my installation?

if you have more than one loop, make sure the multiple loops are the SAME length. Has to do with "delta p" across the loop and balanced flow.

the pattern is important to make sure you direct the heat to where you want it the most

the length is important because if its too long, you will end up with water that is too cold at the end of the loop.... heating suffers

if you have hardwood flooring, radiant heat is not "encouraged" as a direct source of heat to the hardwood... has to do with shrink and swell of the hardwood.

if you put the tubing into concrete such as say a slab? consider insulating under the full slab to decrease the loss of heat to the soil....

just some bigger picture items.... that may not be obvious unless you read the fine print...
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