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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:20 PM

Radiant floor heating..... If you can't work over your head forget about it!! Man my neck and shoulders are sore.. And still about 250' more to go uggghhh.

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:25 PM

We have that in our Fire House. Sure is nice in the winter on the concrete floors.


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:37 PM

dang!  Nice work!


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:42 PM

Nice job


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:52 PM

looks nice but doesn't look fun!!!



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Posted December 30, 2013 - 02:52 PM

Next goes reflective barrier 1.5" down to create a heated barrier for even more efficient transfer.

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 03:50 PM

My shoulders hurt just looking at it.  Nice work. :thumbs:


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 05:16 PM

I've seen old systems that were copper pipes and they are nice. Is that PEX or something else?  I still worry about the life of plastics, even tho I've used some Pex and pvc in my repairs. Looks like more than the ordinary Boiler to run that???  Lots of manifolds. Hope this allows to shut off systems to regulate heat and shut down low if not needed then?  Is there only ONE thermostat or is there one for each "loop" in system?  Hope one never nails or screws into floor and hits a pipe....eww!  


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 05:24 PM

That's looking good, Keith. Glad it's you and not me!


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 05:43 PM

There are 2 zones with 3 circuits each, and a t stat for each zone. If you poke a hole in it it is easily repaired with a coupling, what would stink is if it had a finished ceiling under it.
This has been an adventure for sure!! Tiring into the boiler was ....well lests just say not fun....
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Posted December 30, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Nice job, and well worth the effort.

 

Yeah, that's hard work, on the neck and back, if you're not used to it.

You should be back to normal, in 3-4 weeks. :thumbs:


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Posted December 30, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nice job, and well worth the effort.
 
Yeah, that's hard work, on the neck and back, if you're not used to it.
You should be back to normal, in 3-4 weeks. :thumbs:

Wise guy.....

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Talented, and certainly not lazy--- hats off to you.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:08 AM

  That looks like a lot of work. You are doing a nice job on the install. What temp. do you plan on running your boiler? I guess that depends to some extent on the type of flooring you have above the pipes. We have radiant heat in the concrete floors at our church. It makes for a very comfortable building and the lower level hall is always warm feeling and never damp, which you typically get in a basement. 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Brian, it is a TON of work and I'm almost done , one more circuit left . What makes it hard is banging over every staple that is sticking through the sub floor from the hardwood above..... DOH!!
Water temp is full boiler temp 180° f for the baseboard heaters. The flooring heat has a mixing valve VfBthat limits it to a max of 145°f but i have it set at 130°f. The floors also have avtual thermal probes in them to acurately sense temps.
By the time I'm done I should have about $4500.00 in it .

I bought a stapler/ brad nailer combo from Grizzly for $71.00 and a Milwaukee drill bit to make the holes for $25. And 3 boxes of staples at 5000 count each.... And all the plumbing parts were just a tick over $300. I may have it finished tomorrow night i hope!!! As i have had enough of this project .;)
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