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Heat transfer plates

Can anyone shed some information about Aluminum verses Graphite Heat transfer plates for a staple up system. There is only one brand that i can find of the Graphite but the cost verses savings is concerning. 
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  • hot rodhot rod Posts: 3,941Member ✭✭✭
    I played around

    with graphite plates a few years back. I never did come up with a good way to fasten them against the floor. Too soft and floppy.



    I think Watts Radiant did finally come up with an attachment plate, but I have not tried that method.



    I did infrared camera some graphite installations and it does a great job of moving the energy across even a 12" wide piece. It's an excellent conductor.



    It looked good when the aluminum prices were so high a few years back, don't know how it pencils out currently.



    hr
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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  • NRT_RobNRT_Rob Posts: 1,009Member ✭✭
    currently

    I believe they are significantly more expensive than aluminum. They are making some claims I'm not sure I can support but I would consider it "at least equal" to heavy gauge aluminum plates.



    whether they are worth the additional cost or not, I am not really sure.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
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