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  1. #1
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    in floor radient heat install questions

    at work we dabble with in floor heat.usually 2 or 3 of us install the tubing then the company subs out the rest of the job.we use the insulated tarp and staple the pex to the tarp.this should be an easy job but the pex stapler is a total piece of junk.the plastic staples constantly jam up in the stapler.just wondered how you guys secure the pex and is there a better stapler on the market?

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    Yes there is a better way...


    I use 2" DOW blue board, and I use 6"x6" # 10 wire mesh. You can lay out tubing percisely, sure, it takes more time, but that's how I roll...


    MERRY CHRISTMAS
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    so then you tie wrap pex to the mesh?thats a lot of crawling or bending.

    Quote Originally Posted by fartbutstudly View Post
    Yes there is a better way...


    I use 2" DOW blue board, and I use 6"x6" # 10 wire mesh. You can lay out tubing percisely, sure, it takes more time, but that's how I roll...


    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    I use wire ties, with a " twister-tool". Yes, hands and knees.
    I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but compared to some I'm a razor...

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    ok,i can see your point though with the pex being nice,neat and even.

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