LES GRAHAM – CO – OWNER / FOUNDER
Les has been involved in the radiant floor world since 1988. Les established and headed up the radiant floor division for another company in the nineties. In Sept 2005 Les and his wife Kathy started their own radiant floor company. Les has designed 60,000 sq ft projects – Shops – Homes - Swimming Pool heating – Snowmelts – Holding Pens. Les and Kathy have been married for 37 years and have 3 grown children and have been blessed with 8 grandkids.
Les’s hobbies are: He is an author of 2 inspirational novels – Draft horses – Some local theater – Beekeeping – Church – Grandkids. He has written a screenplay for his first book.
KATHY GRAHAM – CO –OWNER / FOUNDER
Kathy is a Registered Nurse and worked as a school nurse for many years. She left that profession in 2005 to start the company with Les. Kathy does all the book keeping, taxes, and payroll.
Kathy’s hobbies are: Grandkids – Grandkids – Grandkids – Church – Sewing – Gardening – Walking – Biking – Reading.
KALE GRAHAM – SALE & DESIGN
Kale started working for Radiant Outfitters in 2007. His main job is designing and selling. Kale has designed project from small garages, homes, to 30,000 sq ft shops/warehouses. He is also in charge of ordering inventory and packing orders. Kale is married to his wife Anna and they have been blessed with 2 children Isabella and Oliver. When Kale is not working he spends time Hunting, Fishing, and with his family.
No. To get a 100% oxygen barrier you need to use Pex-Al-Pex tubing. Regular Pex tubing is not 100% barrier and the barrier easily comes off with rain, sun, and by abrasion as you install it.
Insulation with an R-Value of 10 is used around the perimeter. This needs to be installed vertically around the entire project approximately 2 to 3 feet down. Under the slab you should have an r-value of 5 – 10.
With Hydronic floor tubing you have the option of many boilers. Gas, electric, bio-mass, wood, geo-thermal, waste oil, etc.
Yes, as long as a qualified person has done the design details for you.
• It is the most efficient way to heat a building or home.
• Most comfortable. The heat is where you need it!
• Great for people with allergies.
• Multiple heat sources can be used.
• Does not lose all its heat when doors open.
• Radiant heat is out of sight. No UGLY tube convectors hanging from ceiling. (Tube convectors also burn the paint off of tall equipment)
• Very little maintenance
Copper and metal pipe have been tried, with pour results. The chloride in the concrete usually corrodes metal which causes leaks. Plastic pipe cannot corrode. The Pex-Al-Pex products are far more stable than regular Pex related to thermal expansion.
Yes, through topping pours (gypcrete, liteweight concrete), warmboard, or between the joists, etc.
Building size and use. If a heat loss analysis is needed than we need R-values, door sizes, windows, ceiling height.
Depends – usually within 24 hours. CALL RADIANT OUTFITTERS 877-855-2537