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Old 01-15-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons On Heated Floors

Specifically the pros and cons of hydronic over electric? I understand that electric may tax the electrical system or at least add to it, but hydronic may have issues with leaks. Any info to help make an educated decision is appreciated. I know the electric is usually imbedded in a mortar base, but I think laying in on top of rigid foam insulation under the the laminate would allow the profile of th meat to settle into the foam. But then realize I need a 1/2" subfloor to secure cabinets and such to. The hydronic is much more involved as far as installation and hardware needed and looks much pricier than an electric option.
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I'm wondering why people aren't running chilled water through the hydronic flooring during the summers.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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I'm wondering why people aren't running chilled water through the hydronic flooring during the summers.
I do. I save it in buckets in the Winter, then pour it into a funnel in Summer.

I beat the system.
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And now onward to that perpetual motion machine.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:09 PM   #5
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And now onward to that perpetual motion machine.

I did that, too- wen't you paying attention?

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When can we expect to see this perpetual motion machine installed in a bus engine compartment?

No, I guess I wasn't paying attention close enough. I'll work on that.
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Getting a bit sidetracked here.
Who uses electric floor heat?
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I have dealt with infloor electric radiant heat in residential and commercial applications. I have not (yet) seen it in a bus.

Any sort of electric heat fits best in applications that have full time grid power. For mobile & off grid applications a hydronic system that is fueled by diesel or propane will likely be more practical.

Leaks should not be a major concern. Proper installation and protection of the pipes/lines should give you relatively trouble free operation.

Take a look at SomewhereInTheUSA's build. He has (among others) had good success with his hydronic install.

If you can install fresh water plumbing successfully then you can do hydronic heat.
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I think JD installed some electric floor heat. We will be installing hydronic floor heat in Dory. With 96" height we have some space to waste. The two main reason: very quiet and very little electric power required , then there are the blesful feelings of warm feet.

By the way Marc, for your motorcycle you should consider a low floor kneeling bus, just drive your stuff inside, nice wide doors, air ride, heigh ceilings, better insulated. All the good stuff without the added costs and work.

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I think JD installed some electric floor heat. We will be installing hydronic floor heat in Dory. With 96" height we have some space to waste. The two main reason: very quiet and very little electric power required , then there are the blesful feelings of warm feet.

By the way Marc, for your motorcycle you should consider a low floor kneeling bus, just drive your stuff inside, nice wide doors, air ride, heigh ceilings, better insulated. All the good stuff without the added costs and work.

good luck J
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