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Will be installing radiant heat in a small work shop 32X32 was wondering about a do it your self ideas pex tubing in the floor will be useing electric boiler or water heater any comments or ideas greatly apprciated

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There is a company it the Twincities Who if you buy their boiler you'll give them deminsions and they send a layout plan,all accessories for hookup (everyting you need)With a scemematic and diagrams for do it yourselfers.If you need a name email me.

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Will you be running the electric boiler off-peak. Many pepople up here run off-peak and when the run the pex they put down the foam and staple the pex to that then put 18" of gravel on top of the foam then the cement on top of that. This makes for a large heat sink and sometimes up here the off-peak is shut off for a day or 2, this type of system will hold heat for 2-4 days. another style that I have seen when researching on the internet is a hybrid where the 2" foam is layed directly under the cement but 20% of the middle is left open to the gravel beneath to create a heat sink, this way the slab will hold the heat longer than just having the foam completly covering the ground. I went with the pex in the cement and the foam completly covering the ground. This style heats up quick and cools down quicker than the other 2. We heat with an outside wood burner and in the fall and spring when the days are warmer I wanted to be able to shut the heat off and have it cool down right away, not have it heated for 3 days after it is shut down, this is are only heat so I wanted more control of the temp. Research on the internet, ther is a ton of info on there.

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