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Pex- Al -Pex vs Pex: Radiant Floor tubing: Infloor Heat Tubing
Best Tubing Diameter for Radiant for Heat: Infloor heat
Electric Boilers and Components to hook them up.
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