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Help with RFH design

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What would you consider small? Total area of existing + addition will be roughly 1600 sq.ft.

Hadn't thought about the electric yet.

Thanks

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  • David Hawks
    David Hawks Member Posts: 2
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    RFH

    Greetings, 20 year remodeler here, attempting to venture into the world of RFH for a spec. remodel (flip) I'm doing in NC.

    Existing is wood frame w/ accessable joists 40x32. Proposed addition is to be slab-on-grade 16x32.
    Natural Gas available.
    From my limited research, I like the thought of combining the RFH with DHW. One zone???
    Air handler in attic w/AC ducted through ceiling.
    $$$ dictates that this project be DIY.

    My "friends" on Breaktime said that this was the place to get answers to all my questions, as well as ones I haven't even thought of yet.

    Please tell me: am I even on the right track with my plans here?

    Almost forgot, this technology has NOT come to this part of NC yet, so I'll be ordering EVERYTHING.

    Thanks
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
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    in my opinion...

    RFH is not a inexpensive thing that can just be "flipped"...not the cheap thing...if done right. You suggecsted combing the radiant w/ the DHW...you still need to seperate the two by way of a Heat exchanger...open systems are NOT a good idea...if the area is small and the load light elecrtic radiant might be the better idea...kpc

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