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Old 02-10-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Radiant floor heat

I found the following site while looking for a way to stay warm.
Has anyone tried installing this stuff (or anything like it) under their floor overlay? I mean on top - before laying the wood, vinyl, carpet or whatever is you preference.

http://www.summerstep.com/products
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:06 PM   #2
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I found the following site while looking for a way to stay warm.
Has anyone tried installing this stuff (or anything like it) under their floor overlay? I mean on top - before laying the wood, vinyl, carpet or whatever is you preference.

http://www.summerstep.com/products

Anything with a electric heating element, or resistance heating wire will loose performance over time, until they burn out.

We used to install the same type of product in bathrooms and kitchens. Some of my clients have reported they have quit working in as little as three years after install.

I won't install it anymore. All electric heating products must be able to be replaced. Once in a floor, you can't replace it without wrecking the floor.

I only install in floor water heat lines. Once the water lines are run, you can heat them with any fuel source / appliance you want. This can range from a simple $300 propane hot water tank, a engine preheating wabasko that runs of diesel, your engines hot coolant, a electric water tank, ect.

This thread has some use full info on this topic.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f51/hydronic-radiant-heating-in-a-bus-9024.html

This is a cabin I built that uses a $400 propane hot water tank as the only heat source.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...old-timer.html

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Old 02-18-2015, 09:50 PM   #3
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Thanks! That settles it for me. That's what I like about this forum, answers from people with experience.
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