hot water radiant heat in bathroom
When laying out pex tubing for HOT WATER radiant heat in tiled showers, can
you expect the contractor to run loops in the concrete shower bed or at
least along the wall?
Just wondering because of the slope required for drainage.
expectations will get you nowhere.
Ask the contractor.
Then inspect the work before the concrete goes in.
That depends on your layouot.
You need to meet with your HVAC and concrete contractor to go over the install.
I would talk to a plumber. Try http://www.terrylove.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6 and see if they can help. My "guess" is you can run it on walls but the floor is the way to go. Especially is it's on an exterior wall.
I don't know about your area, but around here plumbers only know three things and hot water heating is not one of them.
Originally Posted by Daltex
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the shower has to be framed out seperate from the rest of the room due to having to keep water in that area and not letting go anywhere besides the drain. the lines would have to run over the "step into" of the shower and then down into the shower. not an easy task. my shower has no radiant heat in the floor and my feet are warm during the whole process
Originally Posted by toastywarm
hot on the left, cold on the right and crap don't run uphill. well there is a number 4- paychecks on friday
Originally Posted by karsthuntr
We ususally radiate one interior wall of the shower unless it is slab on grade, in which case, under the shower it goes.
That's interesting, I never even thought of doing a wall. Do you put it
Originally Posted by BadgerBoiler MN
behind the water proof board whose-name-I-can't-remember? I want to
make sure that when I say I expect hot water loops run under the
shower floor and along the exterior walls in the basement that the
usual response should be "well of course" rather than "we never do that".
I'm in St. Paul by the way. I'm hearing that the city is a little particular
when it comes to hvac. I was interested in a weil mclain indirect
DHW storage tank and apparently you "have to" use an Amtrol boilermate.
I've never used either but the Amtrol seems less robust that a weil mclain
and on paper the specs aren't as good but I'm not the inspector.
Last edited by toastywarm; 03-11-2008 at 03:05 PM.
The walls in the shower will work nicely with tubing run though them. Do a wall in the bath and hang a towel bar in front of it, it's a poor mans way to have heated towels.
# 5 is don't bite your nails .
If it is going to be inspected in the cities it has to be double wall, even though the state does not require them and they are sold in 150 countries by Buderus without double wall.
My biggest complaint with Amtrol is the awefull performance and hard service. Weil McLain is one of my favorite indirects! More than safe in a single wall model and last forever.
I just installed a top down model last week and remembered why I still dislike them so, compared to any other brand. I imagine that is one of the reason they are bankrupt.
I will put them in but under protest.
That's such a clever idea; my wife would love that. Do you staple it
Originally Posted by Ed Janowiak
to the studs or mount something in the wall? I'm wondering if our
heating guy would be able to use the wall has the plumbing mounted in it
without this costing a fortune - we're already over the budget and
the backhoe hasn't even been ordered...
Well that's even worse than I thought although they actually have
Originally Posted by BadgerBoiler MN
exited bankruptcy. I'll have to nudge my general contractor to get
the hvac vendor to find something else. Got a favorite double walled?
Nice website. I bookmarked it in case my gc's sub death-rolls.