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Ceiling Radiant With duct install?

Hi all

Our company is installing new ductwork in a ceiling that has electric radiant. Any one know a good way to miss the electric in the ceiling??

I know nothing about electric radiant ceiling except that most people that had them did not like the electric bill and tried not to use them.

Our salesman asked me how to find the cables and had now clue, except a thermal camera which was shot down as being too expensive.

Thanks for the help!!

Don In Mo


  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,091
    voltage sensor

    Maybe a simple voltage sensor that are usually avaible in most electrical supply houses fluke and a few others make them they give just a visiable light when they sense line voltage in a wire it may just be the ticket i can'ty see why it would not work peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • don_192
    don_192 Member Posts: 45
    keep it simple

    Keep it simple and go with a bucket and sponge.Works great.

    Just know for the record, most I've seen are at 4 inch on
    centers.Kind of hard to get a boot that will give good flow
    and throw without cutting the conductor.

    You could always drop down into a closet and then out the sidewall.

    I still have a few customer that have electric radiant ceiling heat and they love it.However,they also have enough insulation in the attic to let the emitter do its job without breaking the bank.
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    You can tell houses Don works in

    by the clean ceilings... :)

    Good call, Don, that trick. I agree, drop and go out a sidewall.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"

    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • don_185
    don_185 Member Posts: 312

    Its free, as long as they supply the bucket.
  • ddlong1286@yahoo.com
    [email protected] Member Posts: 139

    Good ideas, thank you. I just printed out the suggestions and will give to our salesman.

    Don in Mo
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