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Gasper
Gasper Member Posts: 148
Detroit........not Dallas

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  • Gasper
    Gasper Member Posts: 148
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    Radiant in a gym floor?

    If so what kind of flooring did you use? How did it work?
  • [Deleted User]
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    Not sure that's an appropriate application...

    And, no offense intended, but if it's an atheletic facility, people will probably HATE you for putting it in.

    Think about how radiant affects human physiology. If your boddy is generating heat, and your skin surfaces are high, you would want to be surrounded by COOLER surfaces, not HOTTER surfaces.

    Plus, gymnasiums are usually full of hot stinky people, and it takes air movement to satisfy that need.

    Now the locker rooms, THAT is a perfect radiant floor application, but not the gym.

    JMPO

    ME
  • Gasper
    Gasper Member Posts: 148
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    None taken. It is an "oversized" garage in my backyard. It has a 18' ceiling, and is basically a half court basketball court. I understand your point. But I was glad to have it in January. Before the boiler was running I was heating it with a forced air furnace (which is still in there). The boys (younger teenagers) dragged in some snow (even when they changed shoes). The air was warm but the floor was like an ice rink. The in-floor solved that problem, as well as a great sleep over pad for any number of kids that want to crash after late nite b-ball games. My next project is to either paint the floor (to finish and to give the players better traction since the concrete is super smooth), or better yet, find a thin, low E, rubber type of flooring. Any ideas? Thanks for your feedback. Ballin in the D.
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