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Snow Melt Water Temps

Wayco WayneWayco Wayne Posts: 2,450Member ✭✭✭
I have a small snowmelt system for our sidewalk out fron. What sort of water temps should I be seeing across the system, supply and return when it is operating during a snowstorm???
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  • ZmanZman Posts: 2,240Member ✭✭✭
    It depends...

    It really depends on the design. We just did one with 3/4" pex at 9"oc. We used 2" blue board and centered the tubes. It runs really well at about 100-120. I tried it hotter and the heat was uneven. Lower temps also put less thermal stress on the concrete.

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  • Wayco WayneWayco Wayne Posts: 2,450Member ✭✭✭

    I've been running at 90 and was afraid that was too high. I have it set down to 80 as an experiment. I'll let you know how it flys.
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  • Steve WhitbeckSteve Whitbeck Posts: 669Member

    90* is the normal design temp for snow melt. Too hot and you will damage the concrete.
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  • ZmanZman Posts: 2,240Member ✭✭✭
    good info

    I may try it a bit lower.
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