Concrete Slab on grade
The pex tubing is attached to a wire mesh and pressure tested before the concrete is poured. Typically there would be insulation installed between the ground and the concrete to keep the heat from migrating down.
Gyp Crete over wood subfloor
The pex tubing is stapled to the subfloor, pressure tested, and then a lightweight concrete material is poured over it, usually at 1½” thickness.
The pex tubing is installed in a pre manufactured board with a laminated layer of aluminum and a channel to accept the tubing.
Engineered sub floor
Pex tubing is installed in a engineered, load bearing board that takes the place of the structural subfloor. There is a laminated layer of aluminum and a channel to accept the tubing.
Pex tubing is attached to the underside of subfloor with aluminum heat transfer plates to support the tubing and transfer heat evenly
Pex tubing is supported under the floor in the joist space between a foil backed insulation and the subfloor, ideally in the center of a 2” air space.
Snow Melt Systems
Pex tubing installed under the driveway or walkway material – this can be concrete, asphalt or pavers. The system is filled with glycol for freeze protection and the heated fluid is circulated under the drive/walkway so the surface is warmed. When the snow lands on the surface, ideally it will melt before it has a chance to accumulate.
Hot water is circulated through the radiators, heating each individual room or area by convection (hot air rising). The radiators are available in several sizes and styles.
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