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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008
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    hydronic in-floor heat

    I'm installing a hydronic in-floor, dry-type system in a two-story 1500 home in Gabroila Island BC, Canada. Anyone with experience with these systems out there, willing to answer some questions?

    Thanks, Van

  2. #2
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    Feb 2008
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    what is a dry type hydronic system?

  3. #3
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    Sep 2008
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    Normally the tubing from the boiler is installed in the concret (wet type) of a slab home, and the best application for this system. Dry type or also called staple-up installation is when the tubing is installed directly to the underside of the wooden sub-floor, with alumunum heat transfer plates to conduct the heat to the floor.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2000
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    Northern Wisconsin
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    Never heard it called dry before. Ask your questions and see if there is help to be had.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2004
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
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    Staple-up radiant floor heating

    You'll be hard pressed to get local help around Gabriola Island - I'm in Vancouver and it's tough finding any decent radiant guys around here, although my scope is mainly large commercial system design. I suggest going to this website www.healthyheating.com to see what you can learn on your own as you may have educate yourself to a higher level than any local contractor you can find up there to install the staple-up radiant system.

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