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Radiant Heat

Leo G_100
Leo G_100 Member Posts: 7
My house has water heat with a gas fired boiler and cast iron radiators. I am remodelling the bathroom and am wondering if I can remove the radiator and replace it with in-floor radiant heat that would still be connected with the rest of the existing heating system in the house. I'm guessing it would be OK as long as I maintain the loop, with the water flowing through the in-floor pipes, then returning back and along to the next rad on the line. Any information/confirmation would be greatly appreciated.


  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
    Roth Mini Shunt

    You can't use the water from the radiator directly, it is too hot. This product acts like a mini injection system with constant circulation. Relatively inexpensive and can be piped to your existing hot water system.

    Hope this helps you.

  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    someone has given you Bum Scoop...

    that is not a coherent strategy.

    You would be better off planning to go with a simple mix off boiler with an I series R 1/2" Taco zone valve with its own pinner circ...wait a couple months and the Wilo pinner circs are supposedly to be available.

    Glenns idea is good too, it at least has some rational to the control issue...my buddy installed 4 or 5 of a similar item , in an antiquity renovation last year...
  • Leo G_100
    Leo G_100 Member Posts: 7
    Radiant Heat

    Thanks for the info. That definately helps!
  • nugs
    nugs Member Posts: 77
    Radiant loop

    Staple up or in floor pex? How mush floor area?
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