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  1. #1
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    Confused Radiant Heat?

    I'm in southern Georgia. A customer is doing an addition of 600 S.F. She want's radiant heat in the slab for some reason. Most everyone has heat pumps. I was thinking of just using a small hot water tank and a circulator pump, any ideas??

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    It's commonly done

    Just make sure your local codes allow it. A water heater is normally not certified as a space heating device. If you're doing LP or Nat gas, some instant water heaters are
    OK with it.

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    Here it is approved and we use water haters alot for small radiant and floor warming jobs. Works nice.
    The first man gets the pearl, All the second gets is the shell

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    All domestic hot water heaters now approved

    and certainly a low cost alternative to conventional boilers.

    Just look for the rate plate for heating certification.

    The reason she wants radiant floors is because she want to be comfortable.

    Send me an email and I will send you a close piping drawing.

    Normally I would recommend a Mod/Con boiler but for 600 feet in S. Georgia a water heater seems more logical.

    MA

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    just found out why she wants this. she has a day spa there. she wants the floor warm for customers in bare feet. not to heat the room.

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