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    Radiator heat: Possible to add a radiant floor to current system?

    Our home is heated through hot water radiators. We are going through a complete interior remodel and would like to possibly have heated floors in the kitchen area. ( 200 ) sqf, about (150sqf) with cabinets.

    1. Can a radiant floor be installed in the kitchen using our current heating system?
    2. If we installed a radiant floor in the kitchen can we get rid of the radiator in the kitchen?
    3. Without getting into cost, is it usually expensive to add the radiant floor to an existing system?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Punisher View Post
    Our home is heated through hot water radiators. We are going through a complete interior remodel and would like to possibly have heated floors in the kitchen area. ( 200 ) sqf, about (150sqf) with cabinets.

    1. Can a radiant floor be installed in the kitchen using our current heating system?
    2. If we installed a radiant floor in the kitchen can we get rid of the radiator in the kitchen?
    3. Without getting into cost, is it usually expensive to add the radiant floor to an existing system?


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    It is possible, ask your heating contractor about cost and design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Punisher View Post

    1. Can a radiant floor be installed in the kitchen using our current heating system?
    Yes

    2. If we installed a radiant floor in the kitchen can we get rid of the radiator in the kitchen?
    Depends, if you have enough floor open floor area, for the kitchens heatloss.

    3. Without getting into cost, is it usually expensive to add the radiant floor to an existing system?
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    Depends on the definition of expensive.
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    your contractor must be a radiant expert

    Heat loss calculations must be made to exactly know how much tubing will be needed (hopefully there's enough room) to cover the heat loss without overheating the floor. Very important to know what type of flooring you will install and the type of sub-flooring if you plan on installing tubing in the ceiling joists from below under the sub-floor.

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    Thanx for the info.

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